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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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@heartsmyface Bitter peach is so good, I bought the travel size after going through a sample, I love the scent !!

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I just smelled this in store! Initially, I was like "ugh, this isn't peach at all!". But then it dried down and it truly is magical.

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@heartsmyface I haven't tried that one yet but I need to sample it... like, yesterday. I've been eyeing a couple of Tom Ford perfumes and also want to sample the TOM FORD Rose Prick 

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@QueenMarceline, love perfume samples. Myth is one of my faves from the Ellis Brooklyn collection - I first tried a sample of that scent when I was vacation in Maui and went back to the Sephora store to pick up a roller ball before my trip ended and a full size followed at the next Sephora sale. All because of a sample.

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@itsfi I've tried a couple perfumes from EB and honestly this is the only one I liked enough to purchase. I've always wanted to go to Maui, you probably definitely associate that smell with your vacation since scent is so powerful to memory--that's so awesome!

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@QueenMarceline  Yes I like beach walks too!!!

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@ather It's a really good one, I get compliments on it all the time ๐Ÿ™‚

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Lovely products .... The glow recipe watermelon dew drops, new to me late last year. I'm so grateful for that one. Then over the summer I found make no mistake concealer, so that became a must have.

most recently the FAB Coconut Skin Smoothie-so fab scented! Coconut!

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@ionianblue Oh, what do you like about the SC make no mistake concealer? I havenโ€™t tried that one yet!

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@Guessgal @I like it's mattifying effect it's longevity; and it's obviously thick, but for a liquid to give the coverage of a cream concealer that made me re-purchase!

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@ionianblue so much love for GR, thier Dew Drops are amazing. They give you such a glow.  I'm happy you found them ๐Ÿคฉ Have you tried the Glow Recipe Plum Plump Refillable Hyaluronic Acid Moisturizer ? It gives you quite the glow. I hope you can snag a sample of that one,  it's great!

 

 

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They really do! the best I've found  โ˜บ.. And no Plum plump,not yet....

 

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@ionianblue Glow Recipe products smell so good!!!  Iโ€™m trying to recall of Iโ€™ve tried the FAB but I know Iโ€™d default love it if it smells coconuty:) 

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@ionianblue, ooh, this reminds me I have a sample of the GR Dew Drops I've been meaning to put to use. ๐Ÿ˜

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@ionianblue  Yay for finding great products!!!

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@heartsmyface this is a fun thread!

 

MALIN+GOETZ Essentials Kit 

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I tried this kit because I love tester sized items. It's great to try something in a small size before getting trapped with a large bottle or container.

I fell in love with MALIN+GOETZ Bergamot Hand + Body Wash **one of my all time favorite scents**, the MALIN+GOETZ Cilantro Hair Conditioner 8 oz/ 236 mL and MALIN+GOETZ Peppermint Shampoo 8 oz/ 236 mL , everything else in the kit was just menh to me , nothing to write home about.  But I bought those 3 in full size ๐Ÿคฉ

 

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@CynthieLu, I love discovery sets for many reasons, including exactly what you said - being able to try out a product before committing to a full size is great - works out better for the wallet and for not having so many things that might not work out for you. I like that sets like this give enough products to really see if a product works for me over a period of time.

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Exactly ๐Ÿ’ฏ  @itsfi and I give away the ones that don't work for me, sometimes a friend loves something that I didn't.  No waste and it's fun for everyone ๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ’œ

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@CynthieLu  I have a bunch of foils from this brand. I need to dig them out and try them!!!! 

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I've been on a concealer kick, lately. Benefit Cosmetics Boi-ing Cakeless Full Coverage Waterproof Liquid Concealer recently caught my attention. A little of this stuff goes a loooong way and it does hold up well. I haven't (yet) tested its waterproof claims but it has performed nicely in heat and humidity. @heartsmyface 

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@itsfi  Oh gosh I havenโ€™t used that stuff in years!!!!!  I used to LOVE BOing back in the day when it came in little pod jars! I love the pencil packaging much more!!   If I recall itโ€™s pretty thick and high coverage right?  

Heat and humidity are truly the ultimate test.  If it survives actual water and the friction of drying thereโ€™s an issue๐Ÿ˜„
 Okay are those erasers sponges?   I must know!  

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