Something a little different before I put up my penultimate Detox post tomorrow. I hadn't done one of these in a while and whilst I was home it seemed like the perfect opportunity to crack out the old samples box and have a bit of a nosy. I've accumulated so many now that picking ones to try has become a bit of a challenge so I decided to 'lucky dip' it and use the first six I picked out. So here we go, my lucky dip edition of 'Sampling Samples'!
Rodial 5 Minute Facial
This product was not at all what I expected! It was a sort of grainy, clay mask which dried super quickly onto the skin. You really didn't need much to cover the face and as it is only a 5 minute product it's great for people in a rush who still want a bit of a pamper.
Rimmel Matte BB Cream
I am a fan of BB creams, especially the original Asian ones, but this product just didn't cut the mustard for me. It looked heavy and didn't blend very well into the skin, however it did feel a lot lighter than it looked and a little goes a long way. It does also live up to its name and provides a matte finish, although I still won't be buying this.
L'Oreal Youth Code Luminize
I wasn't really sure what to think of this. Again you really didn't need much to cover the face and the smooth finish it gave was lovely but did it really 'luminize' my skin? Not really...the more even finish it left made it nicer to apply my make-up but I'm not sure I would buy it solely for that.
Viva La Juicy Noir
This perfume is just B-E-A-UTIFUL! It has a lovely sweet, floral scent but with an air of sophistication. It is meant as an evening scent but I wore this in the day and no less than THREE strangers come up to me and ask what perfume I was wearing. This is definitely on the wishlist.
Elizabeth Arden 'Visible Difference Skin Balancing' Skincare Range
The scent of this range reminded me of my grandma but ina nice way. Very clean, fresh and almost soap like. The exfoliating cleanser was lovely to use and left my skin feeling super clean with a very gentle exfoliation. The skin balancing lotion was a bit meh. Nothing too special but my skin did feel nicely moisturised and it has spf 15 which is a bonus. The final item in the set is the optimising skin serum and I'll admit this one has a bit of a strange scent compared to the other two... I don't really know where that came from. However, the product itself left the skin feeling smooth and prepared for my make-up. It even sorted out the skin on my next which is unheard of!
Roger & Gallet 'Fleur de Figuier' Range
The smell of this! Just OH MY GOD! The shower gel was lovely to use. A small sachet was enough for my whole body and left it feeling smooth with a hint of the scent. To layer up the scent next I used the body lotion which was super moisturising and sorted out my dehydrated legs a treat! It was a little sticky until it dried but that was definitely something I could live with. The perfume was not what I expected AT ALL. It is far more subtle than the shower gel and lotion but yet compliments them beautifully. It is lightly more floral without being sickly sweet. Although I love these three as a combination I don't think I would be as taken with the perfume alone. The other two though I am definitely lusting over! And another plus... the range is all suitable for sensitive skin and sulfate and paraben free!