Friday, March 16, 2018

Completed: February Sample Challenge!

Hi guys! You may remember my epic Sample Challenge from last month, in which I tried to use as many beauty samples as I could. If not, you can read that here. Well now I'm back with the much-anticipated (lol) update. Spoiler Alert: I think I did really well! I didn't count the total number of samples in my collection, but I reckon I've finished a shitload of them. Go me! Below I'll list every sample I've finished and any special notes (mainly if I loved it, hated it or there was something interesting about it - if it was meh, I won't bother commenting). I'll put my absolute favourites of the bunch in bold type because the stand-outs should stand out!

Samples Used
1   Esse Cocoa Exfoliator*- was brown and smelled like chocolate!
2   Skinjex Phyto-C Polypeptide Creme
3   2 x Cocobetty Coconut Oil Wipes* - smell like a tropical island!
4   Amazing Oils Magnesium Wipe*
5   Kate Somerville Wrinkle Warrior Plumping Moisturiser + Serum
6   2 x Bobbi Brown Soothing Cleansing Oil - quite liked this
 3 x Elizabeth Arden Advanced Ceramide Capsules Eye Serum - Loved! Would definitely buy
8   Schwarzkopf 6 Miracles Oils Essence
9   Paula's Choice Resist Weekly Resurfacing Treatment 10% AHA Exfoliant - quite liked this
10 Paula's Choice Resist Daily Smoothing Treatment 5% AHA Exfoliant - as above
11 2 x Dermalogica Daily Resurfacer - really enjoyed using this
12 Bondi Wash Sydney Peppermint & Rosemary Body Lotion* - lovely, smells great.
13 Bondi Wash Tasmanian Pepper & Lavender Hand Cream*
14 Nuxe Gentle Exfoliating Gel
15 Skinjex Vital Daily Eye Creme
16 Elizabeth Arden Ceramide Lift & Firm Sculpting Gel - too sticky, not really a fan
17 Palmers Cocoa Butter Formula - smells amazing
18 Palmers Cocoa Butter Formula Smoothing Lotion
19 Natura Siberica Rhodiola Rosea Day Cream
20 Dermalogica Essential Cleansing Solution
21 Wotnot Facial Wipes for Normal/Sensitive Skin*
22 Dr Hauschka Daily Hydrating Eye Cream
23 P:Rem Relief Moisture Cream 12
24 Dr Hauschka Regenerating Neck & Decollete Cream -  loved the earthy smell of it
25 Clinique Sculptwear Lift & Contour Serum For Face & Neck
26 Bobbi Brown Extra Repair Moisture Cream
27 Green People Intensive Repair Shampoo*
28 The Original Vegesorb Moisturiser*- don't like. Smells like I'm covered in vegetable fat
29 Esse Rich Moisturiser* - enjoyable
30 Esse Deep Moisturiser*
31 Esse Gel Cleanser*
32 La Roche-Posay Toleriane Ultra Light
33 Dermalogica Active Moist
34 Urban Decay Anti-Aging Eyeshadow Primer Potion
35 Paula's Choice Resist 10% Niacinamide Booster
36 Bio-Oil
37 Natura Siberica Extra-Firming Hand Cream
38 Palmers Cocoa Butter Moisturizing Day Cream - really disliked this, it stank. May have gone off.
39 Omorovicza Thermal Cleansing Balm
40 By Terry Liftessence Global Serum - liked this pink gels serum.
41 Nuxe Multi-Purpose Dry Oil
42 2 x pkts Elizabeth Arden Ceramide Capsules Serum - Amazing, would buy for sure!
43 Formula 10.0.6 Skin Clearing Mud Mask
44 4 x Urban Decay Eyeshadows (Mildew, Foxy, Flash, Solsctice Moondust) - blended well
45 Urban Decay Original Eyeshadow Primer Potion - Love it, works really well, would buy!
46 Bobbi Brown Skin Serum Corrector in Light Bisque 2 - love this stuff, would purchase.
47 Dr Hauschka Regenerating Eye Cream

Half Finished
1   Urban Decay Sin Eyeshadow Primer Potion
2   Urban Decay Eden Eyeshadow Primer Potion
3   Urban Decay Eyeshadow in Desperation
4   Urban Decay Eyeshadow in Zodiac Moondust

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  1. I've had those Urban Decay primer samples in the past and love the product so much - but then I love Urban Decay shadow palettes as well. You certainly made your way through a lot of samples! #TeamLovinLife

    1. Yes! The Naked palettes are great. I'm glad I know how good the primer is now too!

  2. Wow! I’ve never seen a post like this before, this is really cool! I just found your blog through the female blogger retweet twitter account, and I can’t wait to read more!

    1. Thanks! And I appreciate you telling me how you discovered my blog too! xx

  3. Well done for getting through so many sample sachets!

    You've inspired me to start a deluxe sample/travel sized product Challenge. I've been keeping such deluxe samples for weekends away and short holidays but in reality I don't tend to go away that often unfortunately and I want to use these products up and try them before they go off!

    Now to find a good time to start such a challenge!


    1. That's so cool you're going to do a challenge! It feels really good when you use samples up. Yay! Good luck with it! :)

  4. omg! epic results! i must admit i often dont use these up, but if i do i usually save them for travel!!!

    1. Thanks! I don't travel enough to save them for that :)

  5. Yes I'd say you did extremely well! I definitely need to go through my samples after seeing this!
    Ebony x

  6. That's a lot of samples!!!! Good job #teamlovinlife


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