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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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@makeitup305 I was so happy to find a new one that I love!

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@CookieGirl1  When you find a great foundation you know right away πŸ˜€

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Lol enablers πŸ˜‰ 

Right on! @CookieGirl1 a really good foundation is a blessing πŸ™Œ 

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@CookieGirl1   Ha, if it was me I’m sorry but also yay!!!! It’s so good!!! 

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@heartsmyface you were totally right about it.  TBH I don't buy new foundations very often, simply because I don't want to have so many in my collection that they expire before I can get good use out of them, but you were convincing enough that I needed to try it and I'm SO happy that I did!  Thanks for the...enablement? πŸ˜‚

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@CookieGirl1  Fair enough.  I wish I could say the same.  I try to be good, let a bunch empty and then I go and buy five at once.  Probably cause by the time I buy new ones there are so many new foundations to try and I am hopeless when it comes to committing to just one.   

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Idk if I've posted this one but Maison Francis Kurkdjian's Gentle Fluidity Gold. I'm not one to splurge on perfumes but this was what I asked for Christmas. It's perfect for everyday but a little more elevated than what I usually wear.

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@makeitup305 ooh yes, you have to love a good everyday perfume 😊

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TULA Skincare The Cult Classic Purifying Face Cleanser 6.7 oz/ 200 mL leaves my skin smooth, soft, and cleansed without a hint of tightness or dryness. It’s a good second cleanser or morning cleanser on those mornings when my face feels it needs something more than lukewarm water and a washcloth. I was wowed by the mini TULA Skincare Mini The Cult Classic Purifying Face Cleanser 1.69 oz/ 50 mL last year - it helped to keep my breakouts (hormonal acne and maskne) at bay - and I knew I had to pick up a full size at some point and I have!

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@itsfi @I can’t remember if I’ve tried this but now it seems I have to!

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It’s definitely BIC approved @makeitup305! 😊 I love that it can work for my skin all year round. My recollection is that the mini or a smaller sample  size is sometimes available as part of a set, gwp promo or in the rewards bazaar. It’s also one of those items that is included in an Ulta bag promo with some frequency. 

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@itsfi I think I’ve seen it around but have never been tempted. Now I’ve got it on my radar πŸ‘€

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@itsfi I love that cleanser!! πŸ™Œ

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It’s so good, @lmaster! I was late to the game with this one but it’s going to be a staple in my skincare stash. 

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@itsfi  I have to agree with you.  It is a terrific face wash.  I am on my 2nd tube.   

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@Cissy63, ahhh, a repurchased item is a tell tale sign of a loved product.😍 This one is indeed a good one. πŸ‘ I first heard of its greatness from @RGbrown on the empties thread and picked up the travel / mini as part of an Ulta gwp promo (before Sephora started carrying the brand). I was a smidge nervous initially because I didn't know if it'd be drying on my skin but it works beautifully. πŸ’™ Very happy to hear it's a go-to of yours as well!

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@itsfi 

Oh yay, I'm glad you love it! I keep trying others, but this is still my fave cleanser I've come across!

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That's a great cleanser for dry/sensitive skin @itsfi  *yeahy!*  Got a sample of a few of thier products and that as well as the 24/7 moisture cream were both so lovely 😍 I like the baby powder scent too, but I can totally get that scent is a big trigger for alot of people's skin concerns.

What exfoliators don't bother your skin if i can ask?

 

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@CynthieLu  Baby powder?  I may be thinking of a different product but I thought it smelled like blueberries.  Candy blueberries.  

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@heartsmyface @CynthieLu 

I've seen lots of folks say it has a baby powder scent, but I don't catch that at all. I get some of weird herbal/woody/fruity mix, like not a necessarily pleasant mix of the three, it's a super odd scent that took me a bit to get used to. I love the cleanser so much that I got over it though, but I absolutely cannot stand the matching moisturizer with the same scent, ha!

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@RGbrown is like that internet picture,  are the shoes gold or blue?  But with a smell πŸ˜†

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