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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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@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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@CynthieLu I love how gentle and effective this balm is πŸ™‚

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That is the best makeup removal balm that I have tried @CynthieLu. You may want to try the various scents that Farmacy releases. I use a full sized tub every other month. Highly recommended!

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That's really good to know @Loretta55 πŸ€©

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I was intrigued by Saint Jane Beauty Luxury Sun Ritual Pore Smoothing Sunscreen SPF 30 1.7 oz / 50 mL when I first saw it online but decided to be good and wait for a sample. Swooped in to pick up the gwp and was hooked @heartsmyfaceπŸ’– Silky smooth, subtly tinted, lightly hydrating, physical sunscreen with a faint floral scent that spreads easily and without the chalky white cast and gives a lovely (and non greasy) glow to my complexion.

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It sounds interesting! I've added it to my loves list, @itsfi.

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@curlychiquita, it's a nice one. Another favorite to add to my SPF rotation! Would love to hear your thoughts on it if you end up picking one up in the future.

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@itsfi that sounds so nice!  I don't think I've really heard anyone talking about it, either.

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@CookieGirl1, it seems like there’s been so many sunblock launches this year (which I think is great), more so than in previous years. This one may have slipped through the cracks or just been flying under the radar. I don’t recall a lot of announcements for it. I actually first saw it in another beauty store but they sold out quickly. Was happy to see it included in Sephora; hoping more of the brand’s products become available at Sephora, especially their array of lip products and colors. 🀞🏼 

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That sounds nice, @itsfi ! 😍

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@Titian06, I’ve been really happy with it so far. πŸ˜ƒ

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I love this thread! Fragrances I found captivating from first sniff

 

  • CdG Original
  • Hermes Bel Ami
  • Frederic Malle Une Fleur de Cassie
  • Libertine Fragrance Chlorophyllia
  • Hiram Green Moon Bloom
  • Dusita Le Sillage Blanc
  • Apoteker Tepe The Peradam

There are others, these are just the ones off the top of my head. There also a kind of reverse-recency bias at play. I've smelled hundreds of fragrances at this point so it's really hard to impress me now!

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I looked up Une Fleur de Cassie, @pocketvenus. It sounds beautiful! I'll have to buy a sample.

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@curlychiquita It gets overlooked as it's more retro than the others but it's the first Malle I bought because I liked it so much!

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I've had 2 instances of falling in love with samples lately. Of course, it had to be for the pricey items πŸ˜­

The first one is TOM FORD Traceless Soft Matte Foundation - it just sits so naturally and beautifully on my skin. And it's so lightweight. I still haven't bought the full size because it's $$$$ and I'm working through other foundations.... but it's on my list for sure.

 

Second is Westman Atelier Face Trace Cream Contour Stick Biscuit I've been loving cream products for a while now, and I'm always in search of a great contour product. I got a little blister sample of this, and the shade biscuit is so perfect for me. It's also so soft and creamy, and blends like a dream!

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