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Love At First Sample!!! ๐Ÿฅฐ

I know youโ€™ve tried a sample (or ten) of something and it was so magical it made you stop everything and buy a product cause it was love at first sample!  What was it and did the full sized version live up to your initial heart-melted impression? Or is it still on your shopping list to pick up at your earliest convenience?  

The first time I can recall this happening to me was when Sephora still carried Dermadoctor.  I had a sample of their KP Duty Body Scrub.  I used it just to push it through my stash and was absolutely blown away by how immediately soft and exfoliated my skin was!  Instant purchase!   Itโ€™s been six years and I have yet to find any body scrub that compares -and Iโ€™ve tried!

 

A more recent love-at-first-sample is the Dior Backstage Face and Body Primer!  Itโ€™s a slightly peach tinted,creamy gel consistency and is mega hydrating while blurring subtle imperfections on its own but making foundation apply so smoothly!!!  Plus it has a beautiful floral fragrance which may not be everyoneโ€™s cup of tea but itโ€™s very pleasing to me. ๐Ÿ™‚  

Dior BACKSTAGE Face & Body Primer 1.6 oz/ 50 mL 

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Re: Love At First Sample!!! ๐Ÿฅฐ

@ather. yeah, I had a whole back-to-school theme I wanted to try putting together - it lived in my mind as far back as June, but by the time it should have happened, I was caught up and distracted by other things, like work and some me time. ๐Ÿ˜„ 

 

Benefit had some products way back when that they seem to be bringing back in an updated form of some sort - packaging, formulation, etc. Makes me think of how my makeup choices then are different (or the same in some cases) than they are now. 

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@itsfi  I love that you had this planned since June! Thatโ€™s the best!!

 

I agree my makeup style has definitely changed over the years!!! But I think the trends also change too. I like how things are more acceptable and you can just do what makes you happy!!! 

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@ather  Ahhh I just said that!  yeah it was a HG product that would cover anything!   

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@heartsmyface  I agree!!! 

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Sunday Riley C.E.O. Glow Vitamin C + Turmeric Face Oil 1.18 oz/ 35 mL  

 

 

Smashbox Classic Primer Duo 

 
Viktor&Rolf Flowerbomb GIft Set 

 


these are the last samples that I used and

repurchased from samples 

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@jessie416, great products!! ๐Ÿ˜ The Sunday Riley oil is wonderful - that entire line is great! Love the Ilia serum too!

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@jessie416  Oh no!  I have a weakness for SR products and havenโ€™t tried this oneโ€ฆ. I thinkโ€ฆ. Itโ€™s going on my sale list.  
Iโ€™ve heard good things about the Ilia but absolutely must not try new foundations til I get through a bottle or two๐Ÿ˜

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Yes to both @heartsmyface! SR has a new(ish) moisturizer from that line that feels really nice. I think I need to do a comparison with that and my beloved Laneige Radian-C cream. Okay, 

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@jessie416  Canโ€™t go wrong with SR CEO!!

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This wasnโ€™t a true sample, but it was a Reward for 100 points amika Fadeblock Pre-Shampoo Color Seal 5 oz/ 150 mL .  I chose 1 reward each on 2 separate orders before I purchased a FS tube.  I thought it helped hold the color in my hair

 

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@Cissy63, I just got back into coloring / highlighting my hair and your feedback of this helping to "hold the color" in your hair sounds fabulous! 

 

P.S. This is absolutely a true sample! Samples come in all shapes and sizes - foils, deluxe, mini. 

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Hi @itsfi . I found my roots did not show as soon as they did prior to using it 

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That's fantastic @Cissy63๐Ÿ˜ I'm gonna sort through my hair samples to see if I have this one.

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@Cissy63  Do you apply a leave in conditioner first before โ€˜sealingโ€™ the cuticle? 

Re: Love At First Sample!!! ๐Ÿฅฐ

Hi @heartsmyface !  No I donโ€™t apply a leave in conditioner prior to using the product.   I use it on its own prior to shampoo use.   I saturate my hair with it, in particular the roots, and spread it out to the rest of my hair. I leave it on for 1-3 minutes.  Then jump in the shower and rinse it out.  The shampoo and conditioner as usual.

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@Cissy63  Ooooo I can remember loving this one from a foil too!!

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Hi @ather !  I am glad you enjoyed it too.  Iโ€™m still using it!!

Re: Love At First Sample!!! ๐Ÿฅฐ

@Cissy63 it totally counts as a sample. You liked it? Hair color is expensive, it's great if it made your color last longer ๐Ÿฅฐ๐Ÿ’—

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@CynthieLu  Yes. I believe my color stayed longer before fading.  But I have a lot of hair so I wish the tube was larger.

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@Cissy63  I think that counts as a sample!  And ouhhhh nice!!!  Itโ€™s such a challenge keeping color fresh so awesome product to know about!  
I rode the sample train with Sunday Riley Good Genes for months before caving and buying it๐Ÿ˜„.  I still have residual excitement when I see samples of it! 

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Oh @heartsmyface I too broke down and bought that one.  Itโ€™s a great product! 

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