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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

@CynthieLu my skin is the same. I can tolerate retinol and vitamin c just fine but aha/BHA my skin revolts.

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@itsfi -- I used the older cleanser too, very nice even on my dry skin. Someone in my family passed on a trial sized kit of Tula products and I enjoyed all of them except the chemical peel serum, it was just too intense for me.

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@heavyhedon, that's good to know. Thank you! I'll probably stay away from their peel - I've been sticking to some tried-and-true peels / exfoliating products and I've been doing better with products that are more gentle on my skin - less intense peels / exfoliating products work better for me.

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@itsfi , me too. I can't use anything that exfoliates too often, either. 

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Yeah, I'm at 1-2x per week @heavyhedon; maybe up to 3x in the summer months when my skin is oilier. I can use something like the enzyme powder cleansers (like amorepacific or tatcha) with more frequency, but I try not to, for fear of compromising my skin barrier. It's so easy to do that and yet takes a long time to heal when it is compromised. lol.

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@heartsmyface I had been on the lookout for a facial sunscreen that did not make me a ghost, worked well with my foundation and was not greasy on my skin.   I received a sample of Supergoop! Mineral Mattescreen SPF 40 Mineral Sunscreen 1.5 oz / 45 mL .  I was so pleased with this sunscreen.  It played well with my skin and my foundation. In fact, I can use it also as a primer.  I bought a full size of it in late spring and have used it daily since it arrived.  ๐ŸŒž

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Supergoop is very nice and easy to wear @Cissy63 my main lookout for sunscreen is that I don't hate wearing it lol

I wonder if this one is like the Supergoop! Mini Unseen Sunscreen Invisible Broad Spectrum SPF 40 PA +++ 20 mL , I thought it was primer like also

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@CynthieLu   Yes the Supergoop! Mini Unseen Sunscreen Invisible Broad Spectrum SPF 40 PA +++ 20 mL will also act as a primer.  We have a 2 story home and I keep a small skincare and makeup supply downstairs.  Including sunscreen.  I have this mini with that supply.  I never used to wear it daily.  But then I thought, I am doing all of this skincare to reduce dark spots.  If I donโ€™t wear sunscreen I am just wasting my time and money. 

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๐Ÿ’ฏ percent yes to that @Cissy63 

Spf everyday is my goal too.

You got that right, we spend our good money on creams, serums etc.. but spf is a hugely important step. 

I just used to hate how most sunscreens felt or reacted on my skin.  But now I have a few excellent ones that I don't mind wearing at all ๐Ÿ˜„ Super goop is a great line in my opinion

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@Cissy63   That one is a real HG for so many people!  Iโ€™m curious to try the cream to see if my opinion on supergoop will change.

My notes say it was filmy but I believe it was the sheer spray.   Your description of its performance sounds so good!  

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Thank you.  Itโ€™s more like the texture of Smashbox original primer.  My foundation laid on top nicely @heartsmyface  !

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Moroccanoil - hooked after my first sample many years ago.  Nothing makes my hair more beautiful. 

 

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@spedteacher74  Their serum really is lovely especially for the ends!  Plus the scent! ๐Ÿ˜

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My first introduction to the Nest perfume oils was this sample vial I picked up as a promo gwp. I enjoyed the scent enough to purchase the NEST New York Seville Orange Perfume Oil Rollerball 0.20 oz / 6 mL . The citrusy orange and grapefruit scent is fresh and light with a clean, green, and slightly sweet-floral touch that adds a pleasant softness to the citrus notes. It wears close to the skin and is best when layered with another fragrance. 

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Fragrances are definitely one of those beauty items that I like to sample before picking up a full size (not that I haven't made may share of blind purchases, lol). I've been slowly making my way through some discovery sets so I'm sure this will not be the last or only fragrance I post to this thread @heartsmyface!

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 I need the nest perfume oilโ€™s in my collection๐Ÿ˜ฉ Iโ€™ve always hesitated tho.. didnโ€™t know if itโ€™s worth it Great buy! ๐Ÿ˜

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@eleby   Theyโ€™re worth it!!! The bottles look small but you donโ€™t need a lot and the fragrances last!  

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@itsfi  Oh gosh this oil is WONDERFUL!!!  I bought a sampler of their oils and itโ€™s what I call the โ€˜adult โ€™version of Body Shop Satsuma oil!  
Turkish Rose is the fragrance that really grabbed me from the sampler set!  

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@heartsmyface, oh that is a great description for it - it does remind me of TBS Satsuma but softer and gentler. I've been layering it with Atelier Cologne Orange Sanguine so I can make that latter one last as long as I can. I do want to try the Turkish Rose oil. I think I need to pick up the sampler set at some point - I know, another sampler set! ๐Ÿคฃ Maybe during the holiday sale, if I can get through 2 of the 4, or maybe its 5, fragrance sampler sets I have waiting for me. That'll be my motivation! Ha!

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@itsfi  I know๐Ÿซฃ, perfume oil samplers seem to get my attention more than actual perfumes for some reason.  perhaps theyโ€™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 donโ€™t mix. What have I done to myself?   

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โ€œโ€ฆyou started as a chocolatierโ€ฆโ€ @heartsmyface? Say more โ€ฆ ๐Ÿซ 

Re: Love At First Sample!!! ๐Ÿฅฐ

@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 . I originally received the orange seville like yourself!

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