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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'm joining @mrsmouse and @darlyndar with this amazing gratis that I just received in the mail from @TeamBIC and Sephora!  I love the variety of makeup, skincare, haircare, AND fragrance--it's such a fun combination of items and I'm incredibly grateful that I was chosen with the others to get to try these out.  

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I've been a fan of the other Ouai dry shampoos and this new one--the OUAI Super Dry Shampoo 4.5 oz/ 127 g--has the classic Melrose Place scent that Ouai is famous for putting in a lot of their other products and it's designed for those days (you know the ones I mean) when your hair is on the struggle bus.  I have thick but fine hair and I'm happy to report that this doesn't weigh my hair down like some dry shampoos do.

 

Sticking with the haircare trend, I actually have never tried anything from Drybar before so the Drybar Jump Start Quick Dry Blowout Serum 4 oz/ 120 mL is my first foray into the brand.  It's "a silky, silicone-free styling serum that reduces blowout time and protects hair from heat (up to 450Β°F/232Β°C) for a smooth, long-lasting, frizz-free finish".  Yes, please!

 

Alright, so this is almost embarrassing to admit but I've never owned an Urban Decay palette.  Don't ask me why one hasn't ever found its way into my collection but the Urban Decay Naked Honey Eyeshadow Palette is a warm-toned palette that seems very fitting for Fall and it swatches beautifully.

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I haven't tried out the HUDA BEAUTY Life Liner Double Ended Eyeliner Liquid & Pencil yet but I kind of like the idea of having a liquid and pencil option in the same component, just for a little variety.

 

New from Korres is the KORRES - Hydra Biome Probiotic Superdose Face Mask With Real Greek Yoghurt which contains 3 types of Hyaluronic acid for supreme moisture absorption to help skin look plump and smooth, Bisabolol and Ginger Root Extract to intensely soothe parched skin, Shea Butter, Apricot Oil, Sweet Almond Oil and Aloe Vera to nourish and deeply hydrate, and has fragrance of 100% natural origin – no artificial extracts.  This was a perfect time of year for this to launch when we're transitioning into Fall and Winter when the change in humidity and temperature makes me appreciate more hydrating masks and moisturizers like this. 

 

Finally, I've actually been so curious about the  KILIAN - After Sunset Eau de Parfum and I've been wanting to smell it but my SiJCP doesn't carry it and I keep forgetting to actively seek it out when I travel and get to go actual flagship stores.  When I first heard about it awhile ago I genuinely thought it sounded like a fragrance that I'd like because it has notes of citrus, blackcurrant, lychee, rose, and musk.  Since I typically trend toward sweet, fruity, and light floral scents this sounded perfect.  Admittedly, it doesn't smell like I thought it would!  It's lighter and less masculine than some of the other Kilian scents and on my skin it almost takes on a little bit of a powdery scent (maybe from the rose?) mingled with the fruity blackcurrant and lychee notes.  It's different but I like it and although it's been named "After Sunset" I feel like it's more of a very wearable everyday daytime perfume.  

 

Thanks again, @TeamBIC for giving me the opportunity to play with all of these fun goodies!  Looking forward to using them in the coming season.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Congratulations, @CookieGirl1 !  Enjoy using all these products!  I already couldn't resist the Naked Honey Palette!

 

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Congratulations and that's a lovely photo @CookieGirl1 .

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@Ispend2much6 Thank you ❀

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Congrat @CookieGirl1 ! Enjoy!!!

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Thank you, @blackkitty2014!

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@CookieGirl1 Wow I love these swatches! You did such a great job of getting some clear swatches. I really like the gold ones in the middle πŸ™‚ 

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@trishavt Since I haven't owned any other UD palettes I can't really compare the quality of these shadows to any of the other Naked palettes but the formula of most of the shades in the Naked Honey are VERY smooth and creamy.  All of those are one-swipe swatches.

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Congrats on this gratis @CookieGirl1  πŸ™‚ Those swatches are so pretty, it's getting harder and harder to resist this palette. Enjoy your goodies and thanks for the description of the Killian, I am even more tempted to go hunt it down now! 

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The colors in the palette are very Fall-apppropriate, @MissPuff, and you'll have to go smell the Kilian perfume--it's very different than I had envisioned and a little hard to really describe.

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Congratulations @CookieGirl1 !

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Congratulations, @CookieGirl1 !  Enjoy playing with your new products!

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Thank you, @Titian06 @roses8 !

oh awesome gratis!! @CookieGirl1

oh awesome gratis!! @CookieGirl1

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Thanks, @lmaster!  It's definitely a well-rounded assortment.

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Congrats @CookieGirl1! That UD Honey Palette looks stunning. <333

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It's very pretty, @PenelopeBT, and the formula is nice and smooth.

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Congrats @CookieGirl1 !! πŸŽ‰πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ™Œ

Your swatches are very helpful and look great! ❀️

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Thank you, @angel7594.  I love looking at other peoples' swatches on their gratis threads as well.

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Congrats @CookieGirl1 on receiving this amazing gratis too!  I am super impressed with the Drybar blowout serum & will definitely be repurchasing it when mine runs out.  Who knew blowout serum was what was missing from my life?!  Oh wait, Sephora did.  πŸ˜‰

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Gratis is such a fun way to get to try out new things, @mrsmouse!  Happy to hear that you've found a new favorite :).

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