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Love At First Sample!!! πŸ₯°

I know you’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!   It’s been six years and I have yet to find any body scrub that compares -and I’ve tried!

 

A more recent love-at-first-sample is the Dior Backstage Face and Body Primer!  It’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 everyone’s cup of tea but it’s very pleasing to me. πŸ™‚  

Dior BACKSTAGE Face & Body Primer 1.6 oz/ 50 mL 

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@itsfi  I know🫣, perfume oil samplers seem to get my attention more than actual perfumes for some reason.  perhaps they’re not sampled as often?  
i need to try more perfume layering- especially that combo!  ha, my daytime perfume wearing is about to take a dip cause I started as a chocolatier and chocolate and fragrance don’t mix. What have I done to myself?   

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β€œβ€¦you started as a chocolatier…” @heartsmyface? Say more … 🍫 

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@itsfi I really like the Nest Oils. I purchased the NEST New York Perfume Oil Discovery Set which led me to buy the NEST New York Indian Jasmine Perfume Oil 1 oz/ 30 mL Perfume Oil . I originally received the orange seville like yourself!

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@Mellmars1185, how strong is the Indian Jasmine oil? I have become more of a fan of white florals, including jasmine, over the last couple of years (that took me by surprise) but the scents I tend to go for lean towards the softer side. 

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@itsfi  If you love Jasmine (cough cough) Bitter Peach;);). beautiful jasmine notes followed by a peachy sweetness. 

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Girl, that is on my list!! All thanks to you, @heartsmyface! I saw you mention it a few months back and I hightailed it to a Tom Ford counter to smell that baby! It smells ahhhhmaaaazing!! πŸ₯° I will be picking up a scent during the sale … and it will be all your fault! 😘

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@itsfi  Oh you did manage to test it!!!  It’s so wonderful isn’t it??!!!  I have so much enthusiasm pushing it on people (get me a job spritzing people a beauty countersπŸ˜†)  Haha, I will accept full responsibility for how good you’ll smell.  πŸ˜Œ

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Great to know, @itsfi !  I love citrus scents.  I might have a sample of this laying around now that I think about it. πŸ˜„

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@Titian06, I love the freshness and sometimes tartness of citrus scents; very fresh and refreshing! Do you have a favorite (or maybe favorites) citrus scent?

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Beautiful list @Titian06! Never just one. Favorite or favorite- it’s always the latter for me. πŸ˜† 

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@itsfi - I meant to mention I did find my sample of NEST New York Seville Orange Perfume Oil Rollerball 0.27 oz/ 6 mL . πŸ‘πŸŠπŸ™‚

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Yes!!!! πŸ˜ƒ Interested to get your take on it @Titian06! 🍊 Totally understand if there are other fragrances ahead in the queue. Totally. Understand. πŸ˜† 

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I have a new item that really impressed me. I received samples of Charlotte Tilbury Beautiful Skin Medium Coverage Liquid Foundation with Hyaluronic Acid 11 Cool in shade 4 neutral. I used half of a packet and I was shocked how good my skin looked. I plan on trying it again later today before I order it. It did not settle in my lines and best of all it looked like my skin but better.

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@Loretta55  This foundation is on my list.  I have been wearing more sheer makeup lately so the rate I’m going through what I own has slowed down substantially.  I’m teetering between this one and the Valentino which likely means my indecisive self will be getting both 🫣

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@Loretta55 I got this and love it so much! You should go for it if you like dewy skin!

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@Loretta55, this is a beautiful foundation! I remember it selling out like that when it launched. For good reason. 

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I have it sitting in my basket @itsfi @BluePaisley . I am waiting for the F&F sale to pull the trigger.

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I got a sample of Farmacy Green Clean Makeup Removing Cleansing Balm 

I loved this stuff after my first use and every use after. I just put it on, let it sit, than massage all the eye make up right off. Than washed it all off with my regular cleanser πŸ™‚ 

A little bit goes a long way,  as soon as my jar is empty i am going to buy the regular size version. My skin is soft and clean and not stripped at all 🀩

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I love this and the fenty one best cleansing balm I’ve triedπŸ˜Άβ€πŸŒ«οΈ

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@CynthieLu, love the Farmacy cleansing balms; they're fabulous!

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