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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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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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I was wrong on that too, so take all of my guesses with a grain of salt 🀣

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@RGbrown lol πŸ˜† 

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The Tula Cult Classic cleanser reminded so much of old fashioned baby powder smell, but that's just how it hit my nose πŸ˜… (I am into it by the way 😁)

If it really is Blueberry I'm laughing so hard at my misjudged notes of smell @heartsmyface but now I'm curious I need someone who has an open bottle at the moment to let me know what they smell πŸ€” πŸ˜‚

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@CynthieLu  I thought I had this but I think I gave it away to my nephew.  My husband me running around the spare bathrooms looking for it and asked what I was looking for.  I explained I needed to know what I smelled like and were now off to Sephora to see if they have it so I can confirm and not be up all night wondering if I misremembered! Hahaha, perfect excuse for an in store trip!  πŸ˜‚πŸ€£

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Oh no lol  πŸ˜†  @heartsmyface you man is a keeper for supporting you in this adventure, my guy would just look at me like I was silly 😜  


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@CynthieLu  He is!  I love our impromptu adventures!  


 and the verdict- the cleanser smells powdery. It’s the blackhead scrub that smells like blueberries!   πŸ˜„ 

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You really have a good man, @heartsmyface, scrolling through I did not expect this to evolve into what it didπŸ˜„

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@eshoe  Ha it was a silly mission but fun!  Following through on the impulsive ideas we have makes life interesting:) We were amused with ourselves the whole way there and back.  πŸ˜„ 

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I'm so happy my nose isn't broken 🀣 @heartsmyface 

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@CynthieLu  Nope not at all broken!  I was the confused one!  To be fair though, all the packaging looks the same.  

It was worth it though!! I hauled a few things!! Haha, oops!  The damage I can do in five minutes is terrifying. But I nicked a few Christmas presents off:) 

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You did good girl,  you solved a mystery and did some holiday shopping πŸ› πŸ˜‰

@heartsmyface win!

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@CynthieLu  I will have to give a good sniff later on tonight.  But with chronic allergies I have a hard time with light scents πŸ‘ƒ

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It's a mildly powerful scent in my opinion but I'm doubting my nose today lol @Cissy63 

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@CynthieLu  My nose is really broken 😞. I can’t pick up any scent πŸ˜‚

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@Cissy63 hopefully your just fighting off a cold πŸ’–

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@CynthieLu, oh, baby powder? I'll have to remember to keep that in mind when I next reach for the cleanser. There's something that's familiar about it but I couldn't pinpoint the exact notes. 


Exfoliating products that work for me, let's see, there's a handful in different forms.



AMOREPACIFIC Treatment Enzyme Peel Cleansing Powder 1.94 oz/ 55 g 

SEPHORA COLLECTION Smoothing Cleanser 



Paula's Choice Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant (but only on my T-zone)


Peel Pads

First Aid Beauty Facial Radiance Pads 

SEPHORA COLLECTION Mini Glow Peel Pads 20 Pads 



Peach & Lily Super Reboot Resurfacing Mask

innisfree Volcanic AHA Pore Clearing Clay Mask 3.38 oz/ 100 mL 

Paula's Choice Skin Perfecting BHA 9 Treatment 0.3 oz/ 9 mL (spot treatment only)


There's probably a couple more that are not coming to mind at the moment, but, except for the Sephora cleanser which I just disovered this year, all are products that I've repurchased, some repeatedly.

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@itsfi @CynthieLu the fresh Sugar Strawberry Exfoliating Face Wash  is really nice if we’re talking physical exfoliators.  

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