Sunday, April 7, 2013

Angela's March Empties

I accumulated a lot of samples recently and last month I decided to get through as many as I can so I could have a nice long empties list to do a post with (and a bit more space in my drawers). To see short reviews of these products, click......

1. Cuccio Naturale Pomegranate and Fig Butter Blend:
This cream smells so good, it made my hands nice and soft and not greasy which was nice.
Repurchase? Eventually, too bad they don't sell smaller tubes, the full sizes come in bigger tubs ($20 CAD)

2.Maskeraide "I Don't Wanna Grow Up" Hydrating Facial Sheet Mask:
The mask feels really nice on my skin and creates a really relaxing 20 minutes. I found it very moisturizing. However, there were still lots of product left over in the packet after I took out the mask, which was a bit wasteful.
Repurchase? Probably not, they are a bit too pricey, four for $19 CAD.

3. Aveda Invati Shampoo:
This shampoo is supposed to give thicker fuller hair, but I never really noticed a difference in the thickness of my hair. The product did somewhat help with the oiliness of my hair.
Repurchase? No, I have tried better.

4. Bamboo Conditioner:
I finished the shampoo sample earlier but didn't keep it. The two did nothing for my hair and didn't really help to make it look nice. With that said, I have really horrible hair and what doesn't work for me may work wonders on others.
Repurchase? No.

5. Tarte BB Treatment:
This BB cream has a wonderful mousse like texture that I loved and it covered quite a bit of my blemishes. I tried the lightest shade ("fair") from the line, and the lightest shade of most brands usually fits me. However, people kept saying I looked really pale when wearing it although I thought it looked nice. So for those ladies with pale skin, you might want to check this one out! 
Repurchase? I am on the fence, I like it a lot, but no one else seems to like it on me.

6. L'Oreal Mythic Oil:
This stuff is my favorite, it makes my hair nice and shiny and smells like I just came from the salon. It also decreases drying time which is really convenient. In addition, that small sample vial surprising lasted quite a while because you don't need that much product each time.
Repurchase? Already have, full review to come!

7. Garnier Miracle Skin Perfecter:
The formula is for combination and oily skin and it works very well. The light color also matched me (NW20) pretty well. I got quite a few compliments on my skin while wearing it. It gave me good coverage with a nice light feel. 
Repurchase? Probably. I just want to finish some other BB creams I have first before repurchasing.

8. Julep The Best Pedi Creme Ever!:
The cream smelled nice and minty and felt great on my feet. It is hard to say if it actually helped since my feet aren't that dry but my mom liked it and she has drier skin.
Repurchase? Seems to always be out of stock......

9. LA Fresh Travel Lite Makeup Remover Wipes:
Possibly the worst make up wipes I have ever used! It had trouble removing even the tiniest bit of mascara that other wipes have no problems with. They were also strange and streatchy.
Reperchase? No!

10.L'Occitane hydration cream:
I didnt find anything special about this cream. The smell was slightly off and wasn't the best moisturizer I've used.
Repurchase? No


11. Balea Exfoliating facial wipes- These wipes are definitely better than the LA Fresh ones, they got off most of my face makeup and even made a dent in my mascara. The cloth is textured with little bumps that don't really help too much with make up removal/exfoliating, but they feel nice on the skin.
Repurchase? Maybe.

What has been a really good sample you tried lately? Let me know in the comments!
Thanks for reading!

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