Review

How ’bout Them Samples Review

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I am still going strong with not buying new beauty items!  

Since I started doing this several months ago, I have really enjoyed using up and trying out these samples.  It has really helped me to not make any unnecessary beauty purchases!

Throughout this experiment, I have found a few great products that I have fallen in love with and added into my beauty routine.

Here is my review of this group of samples that  I have been trying out this time around…

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Biore Charcoal Pore Strips

Thankfully blackheads isn’t a huge issue for me personally.  That being said, I still really love these types of poor strips. This one worked great.  My pores definitely looked a lot clearer after using this strip.

A package of 6 strips costs around $5.50.  ($0.91 each strip)

YES, based on the samples, I would purchase the Biore Charcoal Pore Strips.

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Cetaphil Gentile Skin Cleanser 

Personally, I love CeraVe cleansers, when given the choice between CeraVe and Cetaphil, I would usually choose CeraVe.  That being said, I haven’t tried many of the newer Cetaphil products.

This little gentle cleanser is really great!  I like the way it left my skin feeling clean but not tight and dry.  Keep in mind that this is a facial cleanser and not a makeup remover.  It doesn’t do a great job at removing makeup.

$10 for a 16 oz bottle and $3 for this small 1 fl oz sample/travel size.

YES, based on the samples, I would purchase the Cetaphil Gentile Skin Cleanser 

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Clear Scalp and Hair Therapy Total Care Shampoo and Conditioner

I LOVE this shampoo and conditioner!  The claim on the bottle is “Stronger more beautiful hair in 7 days.”  I believe it!  I could feel a difference in my hair after using these products for several days in a row.

The shampoo has a wonderful fresh macintosh apple scent that lasted all day.  While the conditioner didn’t smell quite as good, it worked so well that I can excuse it for the lack of beautiful scent.

If I didn’t already have so many other shampoo/conditioners to get through, I would have already purchased these.  I liked them that much!

Each product is priced around $6 each for a 22 oz bottle.

YES, based on the samples, I would purchase the Clear Scalp and Hair Therapy Total Care Shampoo and Conditioner

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Covergirl Intensify Me Lash Blast Liquid Eyeliner

This product claims to have the control of a pencil with the intensity of a liquid liner.  It also has a paddle tip that can be thick or thin depending on which side of the tip is used.

I had really good intentions to try out this eyeliner which is why I put it into my sample pile… but I have so many other black liquid eyeliners opened right now, it would just be wasteful for me to open up another one.  So, nope, I haven’t used this one yet. $7 for .034 fl oz liner.

$7 for .034 fl oz liner.

Based on the fact that I have not used this sample yet, I don’t know if I would purchase it.

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Eco Tools Makeup Brush Cleansing Clothes

I was so excited about these clothes.  I was hoping that they would be such a great product…yeah, nope. The idea is a good one, but the actual product just doesn’t work well enough to get the desired accomplishment. The wipes are a great size but are just kinda damp, not wet enough to really clean off the brushes

The idea is a good one, but the actual product just doesn’t work well enough to get the desired accomplishment. The wipes are a great size but are just kinda damp, not wet enough to really clean off the brushes really well.

I think that it is a really great idea… I don’t know if my expectations were just too high, but I didn’t love the way that these worked.

$7 for 25 clothes.

No, based on the samples, I would not purchase the Eco Tools Makeup Brush Cleansing Clothes

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Hello Mojito Mint Floride Toothpaste

I have super super super sensitive teeth!  There are several kinds of toothpaste that are just too abrasive for me to use.  This Hello Mojito Mint Fluoride Toothpaste didn’t bother my teeth at all.  It has a very different yet pleasant flavor.  It really has a limey minty taste to it. I really enjoyed using this toothpaste. I got several days out of this .75 oz sample.

It has a very different yet pleasant flavor.  It really has a limey minty taste to it. I really enjoyed using this toothpaste. I got several days out of this .75 oz sample.

$4.50 for a 5 oz tube

YES, based on the samples, I would purchase the Hello Mojito Mint Floride Toothpaste

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NSPA Coconut Rich Body Butter by Nirvana Spa

Have you ever heard of this brand before? I have never heard of it before, so I don’t really know anything about it other than what I know from this body butter sample.

The packaging says “Warning: our products are so fruity and juicy you might be tempted to eat them. Well don’t, they are not food.”  I thought that was pretty cute and funny…

As far as the product itself, I was underwhelmed.  The texture of the butter was good, thick and creamy, but it just didn’t leave my skin feeling hydrated.  The scent was only ok.  Instead of having the nice natural coconut flavor like I expected and like what I am used to, it smelled fake and manufactured.

I have been using it on my heels on my feet.  It does work pretty well for that.

At a price of $18 for 200 ml, I can definitely find a better product at a much better price.

Nope, based on the samples, I would not purchase the NSPA Coconut Rich Body Butter

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S.W. Basics Exfoliant

This is an all-natural exfoliant.  It is made of organic oat and almond flours and mineral-rich sea salt. Due to the all natural organic ingredients, I really wanted to like this product.

I got two tries out of this sample size. I definitely didn’t enjoy it either time.  Instead of exfoliating my face it basically just turned into mush on my skin.  Kinda weird.

A 0.7 oz bottle costs $12 and a 3 oz bottle is $24.

Nope, based on the samples, I would not purchase the S.W. Basics Exfoliant.

What about you? Have you tried any of these samples before?  What did you think?  Did you buy the full size based on your experience with the sample size?

If you would like to see which samples I have already tried out in the past you can read more by clicking HERE.

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6 thoughts on “How ’bout Them Samples Review

      1. Thanks for the tip 😉 The ones I apply for a usually advertised as free on companies websites or some other site. But they seem like phishing scams, like I said all I get are junk mail 😉 lol

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  1. Great job on not buying new beauty items! 😀
    I wished more people would talk about the Clear hair care line! I have their scalp mask and it is fantastic.
    Any toothpaste that isn’t the classic minty flavour just doesn’t work for me. At the dentist, they used to use bubblegum or strawberry toothpaste on me an I hated it! Just doesn’t feel “clean”.

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