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The Gratis Thread ๐Ÿ›๐ŸŽ‰

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 Iโ€™ve been finding that while itโ€™s easy to initially post about receiving it and initial reviews, itโ€™s not as easy to follow up! 

 

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

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I tried the Better Than Sex in a lashstash. I was honestly not expecting much because it seems to have love or hate reviews. It was actually the lowest rated in the kit. It flaked on me occasionally but generally was pretty good. I wouldn't say it's my favorite but I would use it if I had it. Thanks for the heads up about the NARS @cianni. It just doesn't sound worth the trouble.

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@cianni  Thanks for making this thread! I keep forgetting to update my own gratis thread, though I think there are just 2 products I havenโ€™t reviewed there yet. But I also have earlier gratis items I can provide updates on. Iโ€™ll do that sometime this week. ๐Ÿ™‚ 

 

Looking forward to seeing everyoneโ€™s gratis review updates! 

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 Canโ€™t wait! I love your in-depth reviews, they really help me make decisions @WinglessOne ๐Ÿค— that being said....... I have been avoiding my MAC counter like the plague because Iโ€™m scared of falling in love with the liptensitys now that I know theyโ€™re potentially discontinued, but Iโ€™m thinking Iโ€™m going to cave and pick up Toast and Butter and Ginger Rose ๐Ÿคฆ๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธ 

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Thanks @cianni! โ˜บ๏ธ Iโ€™m gonna go full enabler and say YES, definitely buy those 2 shades before theyโ€™re gone! ๐Ÿ™‚ 

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Great idea, @cianni!  I know that I really appreciate seeing follow-up reviews from the gratis that other people receive and having a dedicated thread will make it so convenient to view everything at once.

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Thanks for creating this post @cianni ! It makes it so much more convenient to view all the reviews in one place! I do have one coming up but won't get to it until I return

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Great idea @cianni! Love it!

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Thank you! @eshoe ๐Ÿค— i Can never remember who reviewed what and when, so much easier to have everything in one place 

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This is a great thread idea. ๐Ÿ˜Š I got a couple offers of gratis this month so Iโ€™ll have to remember to come back here after they arrive.

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@HunterKathleen Same! Canโ€™t wait to see what everything is ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

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Great idea, @cianni ! I'll round up the gratis I've been lucky to receive and do a check up soon ๐Ÿ˜Š 

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Awesome thread idea @cianni!

 

Clean Sephora skincare bundle- I still use and love the eye cream and face wash. The glow pads, serum, and all day hydrator did not work out for me but my daughter loves them. She has oily skin that isnโ€™t sensitive like mine and she said they work great for her and is already hinting she would like me to purchase more when she runs out.

 

Multi brand gratis package- 

Urban Decay reloaded is a great versatile palette I love it.

Farmacy freshen up deodorant is great. It lasts all day and the mint scent is nice and not overwhelming.

Ole Henriksen banana bright primer is another love. The smell is great and it definitely helps my makeup last longer.

Fresh sugar mint rush lip balm is great. It definitely helps keep my lips hydrated and it smells nice.

Viktor and Rolf midnight flowerbomb smells nice. Itโ€™s not my favorite but I do still wear it occasionally.

Glamglow super toner was too much for my skin so I gave it to my sister and she loves it. I am just not a fan of toner and donโ€™t ever use it.

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I still need to try that Banana Primer from OH. Glad to hear you're enjoying it, @faeriegirl!

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@quspork  The Ole Henriksen Banana Bright Primer is a keeper in my opinion. It goes on so easily and makes my skin glow. Hope you enjoy it ๐Ÿ˜Š

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@faeriegirl  Thanks for your review! I have been on the fence about the farmacy deodorant and I think you sold me on it!! 

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@ather I had been wanting to switch to a natural deodorant for a long time and this one worked so well. I also really like Kopari. The regular and gardenia scents are great. I usually rotate between the three depending on how I want to smell๐Ÿ˜Š

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@faeriegirl  thatโ€™s so cute!! The smell definitely helps! I tried the tarte one and it didnโ€™t work for me. 

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@ather I havenโ€™t tried Tarte, but I did try Lavanila and Schmidtโ€™s and they didnโ€™t work for me.

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@faeriegirl so many great products! Good to know about thE serum! Iโ€™ve been interested in it, but my skin is so sensitive that I usually need a TON of reviews before Iโ€™ll try something out of my comfort zone. Iโ€™ve also had my eye on the OLEHENRIKSEN Banana Bright Face Primeras I LOVE the eye creme. Does it have the same smell? Thanks for sharing your experiences!! Especially with the natural deodorant ๐Ÿ˜‚ I know from personal experience (unfortunately) that it takes a while for bodies to adjust and even then... not all are that effective LOL

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@cianni The scent of the primer reminds me of juicy fruit gum. Itโ€™s been so long since I tried the eye cream I donโ€™t remember what it smells like.

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@faeriegirl juicy fruit works for me!! 

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