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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'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  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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@heartsmyface me either, I love how clean my skin is after using this 

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This is a beautiful cleanser @CorgiMommy

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Dr. Jart Ceramidin Cream

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Dr. Jart+ Ceramidinโ„ข Skin Barrier Moisturizing Cream 1.7 oz / 50 mL has been part of my fall-to-winter skincare routine for as long as I can remember. It was reformulated a few years ago to, among other things, include more ceramides, and the reformulation has been marvelous. The cream has a cushiony feel to it, absorbs quickly and smoothly, moisturizes and makes my skin more supple and bouncy. It says it strengthens the skin's barrier and locks in moisture. That it does. I love this in the fall-to-winter transition and the wintertime when my skin is even more dehydrated and dry from the cooler temperatures, wind and rain, and also with the heat running indoors all day and night. This makes my skin happy and helps to keep it from drying. I've lost count of the number of tubes I've been through @heartsmyface. It's a must have for me this time of the year. ๐Ÿ’›

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@itsfi  delayed response but I love this stuff in the winter!!  itโ€™s so good!  I need to go lighter when it warms up though.  I love using it on my elbows year round though  ๐Ÿ™‚ 

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@heartsmyface, I just finished my tube of it and timing couldn't be better. I hear ya on needing something lighter in the spring / summer, especially for my daytime moisturizer. Curious to know what your lighter-weight moisturizers of choice are this time of year?

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Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Hydrating Lipstick in Pillow Talk Medium - warm berry pink.  I was part of the GWP bag GOSLEIGH in the cult favorites.  One try of this lipstick and I purchased the full size.  

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I love Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Hydrating Lipstick Pillow Talk Medium , @CorgiMommy !  Like you, I got a mini in some kit and turned around and bought the full size. ๐Ÿ˜„

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@Titian06 Sephora knew what they were doing 

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I bought these a few weeks ago in NYC but these I most certainly bought because of the sample size I tired!   I immediately tried buying them here and they werenโ€™t available!  I was sooooo tempted to but them straight from the UK but am glad a resisted a potential duty nightmare.  They were found and purchased on our Sephoria day one substitue adventure.  I am LOVING the pineappley goodness!   Isle of Paradise Confidently Clear Body Cleansing Wash Lactic & Salicylic Acids 11.15 oz / 330 mL (tagged the wrong item cause we legit canโ€™t get the brilliantly bright body cleanser here.  

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