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Use Your Foil Samples Challenge 2019

Welcome to the second year of the challenge!

Everyone is welcome to join at anytime. <3

Post your used samples daily, weekly, monthly, or whenever you want. Feel free to suggest any sub- challenge ideas.

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RE: Use Your Foil Samples Challenge 2019

Hi, friends. I made a boo-boo and put the Ren Glycol Lactic Radiance Renewal Mask in both photos, but really it’s a LOVE. Very effective and powerful mask, but not so strong that it would leave my face too dry or peeling. Just beautiful, fresh looking skin. Smells like orange juice concentrate. As always, I love the Belif True Cream Moisturizing Bomb. I strongly LIKED the Saturday Skin Featherweight Moisturizer. My skin felt moisturized, but it was not too rich. Nice gel consistency. Low key scent. Also strongly LIKED the Caudalie Vinosource Moisturizing Sorbet. Smells like the rest of the Vino products. Very Moisturizing and did not break me out. LIKED the Murad Retinol eye cream. Reminded me very much of the DE C Tango eye cream but the Murad has a light scent. LIKED the Belif Hungarian Water Essence. But I don’t feel like it provided so much moisture that I need to buy it. Seemed kind of like a toner, if anything. Origins Ginzing eye cream. Loved the scent for morning to keep me awake. But it did not meet my eye cream needs: hydration, hydration, hydration. LIKED Dp Hue ACV Salt Scrub. The scent was not terrible. It was very difficult to work thru my long hair. How is the hair not tearing from the big chunks of salt??? LIKED the Sephora wipes but IMO, it would take a very, very special wipe to compelmetopuchase (since I have so many backups). The scent was gentle. It arrived moist and ready to go to work. Not a BAD wipe.

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@christyrc Loved reading your thoughts! Thanks for sharing. 

 

Best,

Rebecca 

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Love your "loves" @christyrc! Both are great products! <3

I love the Ren mask also.

I love the Ren mask also.

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IMG_4304.JPGMostly skincare. The GlamGlow should probably be posted in the Empties thread instead of here since it's a mini and not a foil or DS. Oops.

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Kiehl’s Calendula & Aloe Soothing Hydration Masque – I asked for a sample of this mask in the store and was able to get 2 uses out of it and I think this is a fabulous mask. It feels cooling on the skin, works great after a peel to calm any redness left behind, leaves skin soft and hydrated. Each time I’ve used this, I’ve felt a little tickle on the sides of my nose, so I’m rather intrigued to try this mask out another time to see if that continues to happen! Smiley Happy 

Like

GlamGlow SuperMud Clearing Treatment – this one is too strong for me to use all over my face, but it’s fantastic as a spot treatment or for use on the oilier parts of my face, like my nose and along my jawline. It dries up active blemishes and helps with the dormant ones.

Maybe

Bite Beauty Agave Lip Balm – I have more lip balms than I can get through but that doesn’t necessarily stop me from picking up more. This one’s a thicker balm; nice for the evenings. I have mini’s of these from the holiday set so I probably won’t be picking up a full size anytime soon.

Meh

AmorePacific Botanical Radiance Oil – I really liked this oil when I first started using it, and I still think it's fine (it's between okay and good-but-not-great), but I’ve since started using the Herbivore Emerald Oil and find that one to provide both moisture and a glow and to be a better it for my now dehydrated-dry skin. I do wonder whether this AP Radiance Oil might work better for me in the warmer months; I may see about getting a sample of it then to try it out again.

AmorePacific Moisture Bound Regenerating Eye Treatment Gel – this gel is very emollient for a gel; that’s not necessarily a bad thing, but for me, it meant it took a little longer than I like for it to fully absorb. Since finishing this sample, I’ve been using DS of two different belif eye creams and I like the texture on both of those more than this AP gel.

Living proof. Perfect hair Day Night Cap Overnight Perfector – this one really is just ‘meh’ for me. I didn’t see any difference in my hair when I used it as an overnight treatment. I ended up using this as a leave-in conditioner because I needed to use it up. For me, this works best as a detangler, but that’s about it.

 

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@itsfi - I also had a mini of the agave lip balm in a holiday set. I found the sample packet easier to use than the mini which is in a tube. The formula is just too soft for a tube in my opinion. The balm itself was nice but with that packaging it wasn't for me.

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@ShortErica, I’ve heard that about the Agave lip balm. I will probably transfer the mini tube into a small container. 

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@itsfi Love seeing all of the items you used and how you felt!

 

Best,

Rebecca 

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Thank you @RebeccaBT! <3

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And I’m STILL working through DS fromDecember Deluxe Sample sub challenge! This first LOVE caught me off guard. It was just a random foil sample. I haven’t used liquid blush since sixth grade. The NARS liquid blush below is perfection. Blended in to a truly subtle, glowy, translucent finish. If it didn’t have micro sparkles, I would not have known It wasn’t natural. that’s my goal with makeup: Natural, but with sparkles. I also love the Caudalie Vinoperfect and have said so before. LIKES: Laniege Eye Sleeping Mask. It’s light, hydrating and I like the gel consistency. Did not bug my sensitive eyes. dp Hue ACV shampoo/conditioner substitute. Would like to try again before making a purchase decision. It was not stinky, my hair felt good afterwards. IDK if it solves any kind of problem and I NEED to buy it? Caudalie Vinactive Eye Cream. Like this one so much better than the Premier Cru. This one feels more Moisturizing. Murad hydro dynamic quenching Essence. Felt good. Again, gel consistency and I love those. But is it really hydrating or is it just some silicone? IDK. There are serums and moisturizers I like better.

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@christyrc I’m in the same boat - I’m still working through a couple of products from the Deluxe December sub challenge too. 😂

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20190124_090849.jpgI think I liked the FAB radiance pads, I didn't see an adverse reaction when using them, but I also didn't dig into the ingredients. Love Beste, I've gone through multiple full sized bottles and was glad to have these back ups on hand when I ran out. Protini is nice but it wasn't as moisturizing as I need. Fell in love with the Tatacha primer, enjoyed the Melt Into Moisture Matcha hair mask, and the KVD super brow worked well but I wouldn't purchase because I prefer beow pencils.

 

 

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@bakeamuffin, I have a few DS of the Tatcha primer but was nervous about using it because of the mixed reviews, but if it hasn’t caused you any skin irritations or break out, I may give it a shot. Hmmm... 🤔

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It’s nice that the Tatcha primer is available in a smaller size now, too @bakeamuffin! 💗 that one 😊

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I'm notorious for giving away my foils instead of using them.  But I wanted to begin using them, so I started with AHA which I'm been wanting to incorporate into my routine.  (I already use BHA and am nuts about it).

 

I started with Paula's Choice 5% AHA

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And I tolerated it just fine.  I got 4 uses out of it, and there's more in there.  I was anxious to try the 8% gel, which I started three days ago.

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I loved it so much that I just ordered a bottle of it.  I figure by the time I use it up, it will time for the April sale and I can move up to the 12% AHA in the DE TLC Framboos. 

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@GreenEyedGirl107 I am so happy that you loved the samples you tried! I need to get better about using mine as well! 

 

Best,
Rebecca

RE: Use Your Foil Samples Challenge 2019

Hi! Lots of leftovers from the December Deluxe Sample sub challenge. LOVE and will purchase the Dr Dennis Gross C plus Collagen Deep Cream. Love the bright, sunshiney, orange scent and the deep, rich hydration. LOVE the DE C Firma serum. My skin looked very evenly textured and brighter while using. Of the recent C serums I’ve tried, this is my favorite. Will purchase. If I buy both will I overdose on vitamin C? LIKES. Nothing too noteworthy on the likes.

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@christyrc,

 

Love the Dr Dennis Gross C plus Collagen Deep Cream as well! I just tried a sample of it and my skin just drink it up. I like that it also gives my skin a bit of a glow.

<3 Melissa

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Great empties! I love the DRUNK ELEPHANT - C-Firma™ Day Serum as well! I probably have gone through like four bottles! I never want to run out Smiley Tongue @christyrc

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Foils from this past week, no loves.3327F8A8-5C50-4D92-8C84-0B69A6AD3494.jpeg

 

 

 

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I am ready to burn through the stash in 2019! Woohoo! 🙌 LIKED the Amorepacific Treatment Enzyme Peel. Only 2uses in the sample, tho, so idon’t really know. Gentle exfoliation. I always love the idea of enzymes going to work on my skin. LOVE the Tatcha Water Cream. Very similar IMO to Belif The True Cream Moisturizing Bomb. Light, gel-like formula, but very hydrating. Light scent that does not give my hubby migraines. It’s a contender for purchase, once I run out of moisturizers. LOVE DE C-Tango eye cream. This will be my new eye cream, when I run out of eye creams. This is one of the few products I’ve tried where I saw a little bit of a difference in my lines. My eye area felt more hydrated. Again, unscentedso that’s a plus in my family.

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  • I think I liked the FAB radiance pads, I didn't see an adverse reaction when using them, but I also didn't dig into the ingredients. Love Beste, I've gone through multiple full sized bottles and was glad to have these back ups on hand when I ran out. Protini is nice but it wasn't as moisturizing as I need. Fell in love with the Tatacha primer, enjoyed the Melt Into Moisture Matcha hair mask, and the KVD super brow worked well but I wouldn't purchase because I prefer beow pencils.
  • Mostly skincare. The GlamGlow should probably be posted in the Empties thread instead of here since it's a mini and not a foil or DS. Oops.