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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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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  Ohhhh!   I haven’t tried that YSL yet!  Is it thick like the damn girl or a more wet formula?  

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@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!

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

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

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@cianni I’ve tried one or two YSL mascaras and they’ve always worked out well for me. Glad you found one you liked. I’m going to keep an eye out for a sample.

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@makeitup305 i think i got this one as a GWP that came with Yves Saint Laurent LIBRE Eau de Parfum Intense ! the perfume did not work out too well, but finding this was a win 

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@cianni  Did you like the original Libre?  I was uncertain at first but then decided I actually like it. 

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@heartsmyface i think i was neutral on it, but it was during a time that i was trying a bunch of samples per week, so i may revisit it. i find some fragrances take me a few wears to decide if i truly like it or dont (except for the ones that i'm immediately not a fan of haha)

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@cianni I wasn’t that big of a fan of the perfume either. 

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I’ve become so obsessed with the KΓ©rastase Curl Manifesto Hydrating Leave-In Cream for Curly Hair 5.1 oz/ 150 mL ! Got this in the reward bazaar and my hair really like it’s - it seems to do a lot for frizz removal for me ! I am going to snags a full size during the upcoming sale 

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@Kim888  It is excellent!  It works so well with the shampoo and mask.

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@Kim888 I haven’t tried this one but I bought one of the shampoo and conditioners from this line and have really liked them. They leave my hair really soft. I need to add this to my wishlist for when I run out of my current leave-in.

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@Kim888  Good to hear it helps with frizz.  I may look for one πŸ˜€

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Yeahy πŸ₯³ for finding something you hair loves! @Kim888 

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@Kim888  Their whole manifesto line is wonderfully hydrating!   

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This is good to know, @Kim888 !  I'm always looking for products to help with my wavy/curly frizzy hair.

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@Titian06 I agree, this line is excellent 

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One of you enablers (Sorry, I don't remember WHICH one of you...) had raved about the Dior Dior Forever Skin Glow Hydrating Foundation so I finally asked for a sample of it when I was in store a few weeks ago.  Spoiler: I bought it.  Whoever recommended it (thank you, BTW) to me didn't steer me wrong!

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@CookieGirl1 there’s nothing like the satisfaction of finding a foundation that takes your skin to the next level.

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