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The Gratis Thread πŸ›πŸŽ‰

A place to say thank you, provide reviews and first impressions, or follow up on gratis received after more use!


Many of us have been very lucky to receive gratis (thanks Sephora!), and I’ve been finding that while it’s easy to initially post about receiving it and initial reviews, it’s not as easy to follow up! 


I thought maybe we could have a dedicated thread to follow-ups and reviews with products we’ve received after we’ve been using them for a while, especially because it’s sometimes hard to find the original thank you and first impressions threads.

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I mix the D-Bronzi with the Protini @itsfi . They mix very well together or I mixed it with my TO sunblock until the Umbra tinted was finally in stock. 

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Wow great gratis! @itsfi 

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Lux gratis, @itsfi !

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@itsfi Those are some awesome products! Enjoy πŸ™‚




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@itsfi Niiiiice!!! Enjoy 😊 

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Thank you @PinkEvergreen! The Olaplex have become staples in my routine and I can see that being the case for the DE and Kate Somerville at some point as well.

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My first gratis was Kaja Heart Melter Lip Gloss Stick 03 Crazy 4U

I was very impressed with the pigment and still am. I do continue to wear this.

Farmacy Freshen Up All-Natural Deodorant 1.7 oz/ 50 g

I really love this deodorant and use it almost everyday. It has yet to make me smell funky

fresh Sugar Mint Rush Freshening Lip Treatment .15 oz/ 4.3 g

Still use this also to this day, usually I apply in the morning about an hour before makeup application

Urban Decay Naked Reloaded Eyeshadow Palette

I did enjoy this palette and used it for quite a few looks. I do plan to get it back in rotation soon.

GLAMGLOW SUPERTONERβ„’ Exfoliating Acid Solution Toner 7 oz/ 200 mL

This toner I've used 3 times, about once a month, it has alcohol, so I try to to reach for it too often. I didn't really care for the scent either, wouldn't repurchase, but will try to use it a few more times.

OLEHENRIKSEN Banana Bright Face Primer 1 oz/ 30 mL

I was thrilled to receive this as gratis! I do still use this, sometimes without any makeup to give my face a nice glow. I really enjoy the scent 😍Viktor&Rolf Flowerbomb Midnight 1.7oz/50mL Eau de Parfum Spray

This is not my favorite scent, I tried to use it, but passed it along to a family member who does enjoy it

SEPHORA COLLECTION Hot Line Brush Tip Liquid Eyeliner - Waterpoof 01 Black

I love this liner, continue to use it at least 3 times a week, it's a go to

SEPHORA COLLECTION House of Lashes x Sephora Collection Lashes Yvette

The style is very pretty, I'm not the best at lash application, but will wear these at some point again

BOSCIA - Skin Perfecting BB Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 30

This BB cream is awesome!! I've been saving it for these summer months, so it'll be getting tagged again very soon


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@lmaster totally agree about the Kaja Lippie ! I still use mine all the time!

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@Kim888 I was very impressed, I seen some on YouTube saying they thought it was gimmicky but it really has great pigment,,, and I do love the heart shaped 😍

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@lmaster Everyone raves about that SC liner! I'm tempted to pick it up because I think I'm finally over the KVD and won't be purchasing it anymore. Partially because of her stance on some issues, but mainly because mine keep drying out so quickly! So happy to hear there were so many hits for you!

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@cianni I agree with the KVD drying out quickly, the SC is still going strong πŸ˜‰

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@lmaster Loved seeing your thoughts on all of your awesome gratis! Thanks for sharing!



thank you so much @RebeccaBT I love almost everything! 😊

thank you so much @RebeccaBT I love almost everything! 😊

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@lmaster  You’ve received some awesome gratis! Great to hear that you’ve gotten lots of use out of it 😊

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Thank you so much @PinkEvergreen many many loves ❀️

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@cianni great thread idea.

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Great idea @cianni And congrats on your gratis box. I have a few more items to review my lovely gratis box and felt like my reviews were kind of getting lost in that specific thread.

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Thanks for starting this thread, @cianni !

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@cianni ,

A Gratis Check-in Thread is a great idea!

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Ahhhh thank you thank you @TeamBIC and @toofaced for this!! As a self-described mascara junkie, and die-hard TOO FACED - Better Than Sex Mascara  fan, I was super intrigued when I heard about this release, and am so grateful to be able to give this one a try before it’s β€œofficially” released! As I’ve come to expect with Too Faced, the packaging is gorgeous and on point. It’s actually quite heavy and feels pretty luxe. The bag is adorable too!98C3B767-B536-4755-8602-831E0AB92D33.jpeg


now - this mascara makes some bold claims, such as 24h wear, and the photo on the outer packaging seems to indicate that the Dang, Girl! (The BIC appropriate nameπŸ˜‚) Mascara is gonna give crazy length and volume. I’m gonna give it a wear test tomorrow, and some with/without photos, and a comparison of the BTS wand and this new one. Updates to follow probably on Sunday! 


Thank you again for picking me to receive this gratis!! πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’• so excited to try it tomorrow!

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Congratis!! @cianni  Everything looks gorgeous. 

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