It has begun to feel like fall here the last few days. The air feels so crisp and I am so happy. I must be one of the few people in this state who do not live for summer. Spring and Fall are my favorite seasons, and I even prefer Winter to Summer; I HATE being hot and sweaty. Maybe that will change if we ever find a house and move somewhere that actually has air conditioning. But in this place, summer just makes me feel gross most of the time.
I want to start getting prepped and bring my sweaters out of storage, but I probably shouldn’t get too ahead of myself just yet. I’m sure we’ll have at least one more heatwave.
I’ve really been trying to focus on upping my skincare game lately. I actually tried to find out my proper skin type instead of just guessing (I have combination skin, not dry – who knew) and have been working to build a skincare routine around it. I’m not done yet, but my skin looks better even with the small adjustments I have made.
The down side in trying to build a new routine is you have to try a ton of products to see what works. Thankfully, Sephora frequently gives away great sample bags, and the rewards you can get with your points are often pretty good. So that’s been helping a lot. I thought I’d share some of the samples I’ve picked up lately and see if the blog scene had any thoughts.
The week I was on vacation Sephora was giving away this little sample bag with any VIB or VIB Rouge purchase, and I was disappointed when I thought I missed it. Thankfully, the Sephora near me is a very small store, and when I went shopping the day after I got back they still had a few of these left and gave me one. There are some pretty good products in here!
bosica Charcoal MakeUp Melter – When I first saw there was a bosica product included, I thought it was that charcoal mask that’s everywhere. Now that I know it’s a cleanser, I am definitely intrigued.
Kat Von D Lock-it Setting Powder – Heard great things about this on the internet. We shall see.
Sephora Collection Cream Lip Stain in color 01 – I already received this a couple months ago in my Play! box. Not impressed.
Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Skin Booster Serum – Yes! I am all about trying different serums right now and they are just too expensive to keep buying. I love serum samples.
Bumble and bumble Bb Repair Blow Dry – Too bad I never heat style my hair. Seriously. I think it’s been two months since I used a hair dryer and I cannot even remember the last time I used a straightener or curling iron. It’s going to take me probably nearly a year to use up this sample, and I’ll use it so rarely I probably wont even know if it worked.
Fresh Rose Face Mask – Ordinarily I would be excited about this, as the full size product is pricy. But I have received a few of these lately and I haven’t even used that much of my full size. I might be making someone a gift basket soon and including this.
Stila Atay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner – not gonna say no to a new liquid eye liner
AND THAT’S NOT ALL
I also turned in points for this neat little gift set.
I keep seeing awesome Peter Thomas Roth reviews so I figured this was a good investment.
Water Drench Hyaluronic Cloud Cream – What is hyaluronic anyway? This looked like a good lightweight moisturizer, and I’ve been debating picking up the full size. So now I get to try it first. Yay!
Firmx Peeling Gel – I have never used a peeling gel before. This is going to be an experiment.
Anti-Aging Cleansing Gel – A few of the websites that I read said that for my skin type I should be using gel based cleansers. So we’ll try this.
Irish Moor Mud Purifying Black Mask – Hmmmm……
So have any of you tried these products before? I’m interested in opinions!