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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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I picked up a deluxe sample of the Ceremonia Guava Hydrating Leave-In Conditioner 6.7 oz / 200 mL at the brand's booth at Sephoria and loved how it felt, smelled and performed. So much so that I've picked up a few promo gwp when they've become available online. I finally caved and went for a full size last month @heartsmyface - as part to the buy clean at Sephora hair product for the current Beauty Insider Challenge (running through the end of July) - it has a creamy, but lightweight consistency. It smells good; feels hydrating and moisturized without being greasy or heavy; and leaves my hair looking and feelling siky smooth, soft, and shiny. ๐Ÿ’—

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My intro to NEST New York Sunlit Yuzu & Neroli Candle wasn't a true sample in the sense it wasn't a foil or gwp promo size of the candle @heartsmyface. It was the mini 2.0 oz version of the scent. The cold throw had me super excited to light it and it did not disappoint when I did. The mix of yuzu, orange and a sweet honeyed floral which I'm assuming is the neroli is lovely - spring sunshine and florals is how I'd describe this one. It's a beauty for spring and summer.

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Purchased a full size during the sale. This is part of the Nest Wellness line - I've tried all but the charcoal candle from that collection and really enjoy all of them - if I'm remembering right, you're a fan of the brand's Himalayan Salt & Rosewater scent, yes? I saw they have a candle duo with that one and this Sunlit Yuzu & Neroli - on a low buy, but that duo is on my list. We'll see if it is in stock when I'm ready to pick up more candles. 

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@itsfi sounds like a real winner, I love citrus scents

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@CorgiMommy, thereโ€™s a bright burst of citrus but not too sweet or tart; I think the mix of yuzu and mandarins create a nice balance. I donโ€™t know about the larger candle but as Iโ€™m nearing the end of the smaller size, the citrus scent burns off more quickly. I like the honeyed floral scent but just know thatโ€™s the one that lingers. Still beautiful but less citrusy.

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This candle sounds lovely @itsfi ๐ŸŒธ๐Ÿ’› 

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@CynthieLu, itโ€™s a pretty citrus floral for the warmer months. 

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@itsfi  This scent sounds so wonderful ๐Ÿฅฐ

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@Cissy63, Nest did a great job with combining these scents. ๐Ÿ’› Iโ€™ve really enjoyed the candles Iโ€™ve tried from this collection. 

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I'm so happy I have something to post on this thread ๐Ÿ˜„

I had a sample of BondiBoost Volume & Texture Hair Styling Cream with Aloe Vera + Rosemary 4.05 oz / 120 ml . I don't know how long it's been in my stash but wow it definitely impressed me. My hair felt soft and manageable and it added a little life and oomph to my flat hair.

It even kept that going a few days after wash day. It reminds me alot of JVN Mini Complete Blowout Styling Milk but without needing as much time with the dryer. I'm a little in love and I think this is going to go into my cart for the upcoming sale. 

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@CynthieLu  Wow this really impressed you ๐Ÿ˜.  Has it continued perform so well? 

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I picked up a few new hair care items during the sale, including this cream @Cissy63. I am still happy with this one. ๐Ÿ˜Š 

I thought the size and price of this were really nice to. ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿ‘Œ

 

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@CynthieLu  Ouhhh i have to check this out!!!  Rosemary is supposed to be good for hair growth.  I love the Bondi Boost heat protectant spray.  

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I've been impressed with the samples I've been able too get from Bondiboost @heartsmyface This one was such a nice surprise and pretty affordable too. I did end up putting it on my cart for the upcoming sale. 

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Most of my samples have been of tried and true products but recently went through a sample vial of the Floral Street Wild Vanilla Orchid Eau de Parfum that lead me to purchase a larger size. @heartsmyface 

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Sweet, floral, creamy and earthy, though the earthiness in this one is not of a dirt bent, but more of a mix of green and woody notes. This is one of the heavier scents in the Floral Street fragrance collection.

 

I had a sampler set (an older version of the one currently available) that contained a few of their heavier fragrances, including this one. Most of the scents in that set were just too heavy and off-putting for me. On the other hand, thereโ€™s a lightness to this Wild Vanilla Orchid fragrance that works well with my body chemistry and nose, and I feel that is mainly due to the earthy notes here are more green, almost herbaceous, and less musky. The creaminess of the vanilla also adds a lushness to the scent that were not otherwise present with some of the other woody and woodsy scents in the sampler set I had (which was an older version of the discovery set now available).

Floral Street Wild Vanilla Orchid Eau De Parfum 1.7 oz / 50 mL eau de parfum spray #Floral Street Wild Vanilla Orchid Eau De Parfum Travel Spray 0.33 oz / 10 mL eau de parfum spray 

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@itsfi  Did we get this one as gratis a few years ago?  If so I think I gifted it before falling in love.  It could have been another thoughโ€ฆ. I canโ€™t help but feel it was a sunflowery oneโ€ฆ.

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@heartsmyface, we were gifted Floral Street Sunflower Pop Eau De Parfum Travel Spray 0.34 oz/ 10 mL a few years ago - Holiday 2021! It's what caused me to fall down the Floral Street rabbit hole! ๐Ÿ˜‰

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@itsfi   Yes that was the one!!  wild vanilla sounds much more appealing.  Iโ€™ve been powering through a Sud Pacifique vanilla lately for its wearability in a food environment. Comptoir Sud Pacifique Vanille Coco Travel Spray 0.35 oz/ 10.4 mL 

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Ooh, that one sounds yummy @heartsmyface! ๐Ÿ˜ I was juuuuust starting to get into vanilla scents when that brand was phasing itself out of Sephora USA. I know, of course that is how the timing would work. ๐Ÿ˜† Iโ€™ve tried the popular vanilla abricot and one, maybe two, other ones. Does the Vanilla Coco lean more vanilla or coco to you?

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Farmacy Mini Clearly Clean Makeup Removing Cleansing Balm 1.7 oz/ 50 mL .  Removed my makeup, SPF and left me skin feeling.soft and ready for my nighttime skin routine.  I am a believer!

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@CorgiMommy  I canโ€™t live without some variation of this cleansing balm!  

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