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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

@Titian06 When I first tried it, I was ready to run to the washroom so I could wash it off if my hands became irritated but they were completely fine!

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I don't think I fully appreciated the original version of the serum when I first tried it @heartsmyface. But I remember enjoying the benefits of the serum. The reformulated version is even better than I remember the original being, or, it could be that I'm older now, making the results of the serum more meaningful and noticeable. And what are the results?
 
Hydrated, radiant, firm & plumpy skin. 
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Re: Love At First Sample!!! ๐Ÿฅฐ

@itsfi maybe or they could have improved on the formulaโ€ฆthough I did recently revisit the CT Magic cream which I used to find too heavy and have been immensely enjoying it, so aging moisture thirsty skin may be a factor;>

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The combination of this reformulation and my aging skin make a beautiful pairing @heartsmyface. ๐Ÿ˜† 

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Farmacy Honey Halo Ultra-Hydrating Ceramide Moisturizer  I got it in a mini jar and went ahead and paid the money for the full container. Itโ€™s such a good moisturizer I have dry skin and itโ€™s not too heavy and itโ€™s not light where I feel my skin tighten up a few minutes later. Itโ€™s a holy grail for me. 

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@Krismorganj that's a nice one!  I know that I've been through at least three of these in the past.

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@Krismorganj  Glad you found it made your face happy ๐ŸŽŠ

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Peter Thomas Roth Water Drenchยฎ Hyaluronic Cloud Mask Hydrating Gel 

 

Great product that my husband and I love.  Very moisturizing even in our dry heated winter home.  Plus it feels great going on.

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@CorgiMommy  I have heard many good things about this product ๐Ÿ˜€

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Definitely Maison Margiela โ€™REPLICAโ€™ Beach Walk .  I adore this fragrance 

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@CorgiMommy  Isnโ€™t it wonderful when you find a great fragrance ๐Ÿ˜€

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Yes it is

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Itโ€™s the Farmacy Honey Halo Ultra-Hydrating Ceramide Moisturizer  for me!! One sample and a pea sized drop for my face night and day lasted over a month or two. I went and bought the full size and never looked back! 

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@Krismorganj  Wonderful ๐Ÿ˜€

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@Krismorganj, this is a fabulous moisturizer! ๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿฏ Especially in the wintertime! Keeps my skin happy and healthy. ๐Ÿ˜Š

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I've tried a lot of mascaras (i keep a google tracker of all the makeup/skin/hair/fragrance I try - so i can confidently say that i've tried 18 different ones in the last 2-ish years). I received a sample of the Yves Saint Laurent Lash Clash Extreme Volume Mascara and I am obsessed. If you knew me back in my early BIC days, youll know that i was a ride or die for Too Faced Damn Girl! 24-Hour Mascara 0.43 oz/ 12.7 mL (and i still like to go back to her), but the YSL??? SO happy i was able to try this because it's amazing. 

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@cianni  Good to know this is a winner ๐Ÿ˜€

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@cianni  Ohhhh!   I havenโ€™t tried that YSL yet!  Is it thick like the damn girl or a more wet formula?  

Re: Love At First Sample!!! ๐Ÿฅฐ

@heartsmyface i dont find it wet! i have a terrible habit of getting mascara ALLLLL over my lids, and i didnt have too much of issue with this. definitely less than the Too Faced Better Than Sex Volumizing & Lengthening Mascara (which i found worse than the Damn Girl). i usually do 2-3 coats, and no clumping either!

Re: Love At First Sample!!! ๐Ÿฅฐ

@cianni I just recently got a sample of that myself but haven't tried it yet!  

Re: Love At First Sample!!! ๐Ÿฅฐ

@CookieGirl1 i hope you love it when you get a chance to try!!

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