Project10Pan:Sample empties

Hi Y’all,
I always get excited when I have to make a samples empties post. This always me to show you that I am attacking my hoarding ways. My sample drawer is an escape. An escape from the real drawer that is filled with eye shadows and blushes I had for years. Hopefully, this gives us both hope that one day we will tackle Goliath and by the end of year have full size empties posts. I have also learned that if you really want to conquer something,use it for thirty days straight and for some products it was twice a day to get through. I am not saying all products will be conquered in thirty days but it does give you an idea of the product as well as put a dent in the items you have used. You may never use up all your products but thirty days can help you dent your sample product drawer.Moreover, I am tired of waiting to get to ten products, so I am placing on here the ones I have finished. Tell me if you rather me wait for a entire ten products.
1. Guerlain face oil treatment. This was in a previous what I’m using post. I knew it was going to be a three uses and done kind of sample like my one time samples that usually don’t last a week. Anyway, was a good sample ,ummm, I don’t know. It went on nicely and had a nice smell. I wish it came in the tube like Philosophy no reason to hide.
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2. Philosophy no reason to hide. It’s a serum that touts it as a multi imperfection transforming serum. Was my skin transformed. Hmm? I dont know but I my skin is very tricky with serums , some areas can handle it , some can not.
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3. Fresh black tea age delay . I find this was thick but not so thick that I felt that I was outing on a bath and body works triple Shea moisture body cream. I felt like my under eye was quite hydrate. I started using it while increasing my water intake because my under eye was itching and just irritated.
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4. Purlisse Soy cleanser. I really finished this cleanser because it was not going back into the sample drawer. Too many samples for that. Anyway, this is a cleanser you use on the weekend when you have no makeup on and no cares and you are going to do treatments. This is not the cleanser for coming home in set in makeup or even removing eye make up. This is not a foundation remover. This cleanser purpose is to make your skin feel soft not treat problems. If you want to a nice cleansing , moisturizing cleanser there are better ones.
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5. Michael Todd true organics Wild Rose Creamy Body wash. This was totally a one time sample from my Beauty Army box ( I don’t know what month but it was not recent) .It claims to smooth, firm and tone, as well as being for all skin types. With an one time sample , I really don’t know what I could say. it does smell like roses but in a way that reminds me of Dove body soap in the bar form. It did not come out as a cream but in an oil form. I would even say that I didn’t find it to be creamy. it was medium cream to low cream in what I find to be creamy.
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6.locataine amande shower oil. I have never heard of a shower oil but it was quite an experience. Please do not use this above the neck. If you get this in your eye ,God help you. When I used it with a body puff, I couldn’t be miser with this wash, I had to be generous or it would not foam well. Once you get foam management down the scent was delicious , the way it felt on the skin was nice. Its not drying at all because of the grape seed oil which is on the top list of ingredients. I also like that it did have the classic loccitane smell. To me it very apothecary and I just can’t get with it. This has a bit of an almond smell but its not overpowering. I am usually one for almond, vanilla, oranges I want those smells to be full and if you are like that it can be a bit disappointing.however you will get over that with how it makes you feel and the scent that it does have.
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10. Tarte clean slate face primer. I liked it , in fact, I think this is the first primer that really caught my attention. however, I a couple of other primers so before I say uncle in buying this , I want to try those.
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7. I felt bad for having more than one use samples in my list but hey what can you do. The point is to use samples no matter how large or small.
Philosophy Renewed hope in a jar. It was a one used item. It was light, didn’t smell bad. I have not more to say because the sample was so small.
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Catch ya later,
1reddiva83

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Project Tryout: Beauty Army

Hi Yall,
So my beauty army subscription box came in. I did not like the past offerings so, I would skip on those months. This time, I actually like what they were laying down.
This is what I received for this month:
Neutrogena Naturals Purifying Makeup Remover Cleansing Towelettes
Thera Breath Oral Rinse
Simy Skin Gel Cleanser
Cetaphil  Gentle Skin Cleasnsing Cloths
Amino Care cream sample
Revlon Bold lacquer in the Blackest Black
Check out the photos:


Catch ya later,
1reddiva83

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Project Tryout: Concealers, Highlighters, Luminizers. Oh My!

Hi Y’all,
I love a good highlight , more than contouring. I love the brightness to my face that it brought. People are now into strobing which is: According to Douglass ( a makeup artist), a “strobed” face is achieved by applying highlighter where the sun would naturally hit your face — including the bridge of the nose, tip of the chin, center of the forehead, cupid’s bow, brow bones, and cheekbones. The process can even begin under your foundation with a radiance-boosting primer or a very emollient moisturizer.This is off the refinery 29 website.
Now, this is nothing new. I rather like highlighting and would do a  full face makeup routine rather than add bronzer or a contour to my face. I feel like highlighting makes  my nose look nicer, and there was a brightness in my skin that could not be contained. Basically, I feel like a goddess.
So I wanted to show you my arsenal of light catching emollients and make it into a series.
Here is the list (no order):
1. Ben Nye Luxury Powder In banana
2.Nars Blush in Albatross
3.Becca shimmering skin Perfector in Topaz
4. Mac perfectly Poised
5.Inglot Luminzer number 67
6. La pro conceal in Warm Honey, fawn, Toffee
7.Jelly Pong Pong Glow getter luminizer gel
8.Benefit Watts Up
9.Benefit Girl Meets pearl
10. Buxom Divine goddess luminizer
11. Benefit High beam
12. Mac select Coverup in NC 42
13. the Balm Cindy lou Manizer
14. MAC Wonder woman Golden lariat Mineralize skinfinish
Check out the photos I will be trying out below. And hopefully, you will be sticking around for the weekly series.


Catch ya later,
1reddiva83

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Project Tryout: Mask Mask Mask I do Adore

Hi Y’all,
What do I love more than lipsticks and buying travel size product lines is a good mask. I find them to be great additions to skincare. I like how you can get an extra boost of moisture and I love how they are easy-peasy they can be. You can do so many things while letting a masks work.
So, I have many masks that I wanted to share and if you know of any masks, please share it below.
I have masks from Borghese, Sephora, Korres, Glamglow. All in which I am going to tryout and tell you if its love, hate or is a total eff up in later post. Another chick who is talking about skincare, is my girl SimplyDeketa . Check out her channel on the YT. She loves skincare and has a pretty awesome routine.
Here is my list:
Sheet Masks
Bio Republic Cucumber Breeze , Green Tea Detox and Aloe Rescue
Sephora Lotus , Honey and Pearl
Eye Mask:
Korres Depuffing eye mask. I was actually looking for an eye cream and picked this up by mistake.
Masks for the face
Royal Apothic Cuppa Cuppa Firming Tea Treatment Mask
Glam Glow Youth Mud
Borghese Fango Active Mud Mask for Face , Dry skin and Purfying mask
Peter Thomas Roth Mask in Rose Stem Cell, Cucumber, Pumpkin Enzyme
Marcelle Clay Mask
Check out the photos below.


Catch ya later,
1reddiva83

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Project Tryout: Ipsy Summer Lovin’ Glam Bag

Hi Yall,
I received my summer lovin’ Ipsy bag last night. In it were some pretty products that were awesome.
The items I received this month were:
1. Be a Bombshell lip balm in Ruby
2. Octavia La playa (sea salt spray Infused with Algea Extract)
3. Aurora Nail lacquer Gel Effect in 4 Alarm Fire
4. Tarte Park Princess Amazonian Clay waterproof bronzer
5. Vasanti Brighten Up! Enzymatic Face Rejuvenator
Thoughts on my Ipsy Bag.
1. I have a lipbalm by NYX in this color. I was not too pumped about the color but I feel like the color could be a primer for other red lipsticks.
2. The Octavia beach spray, this is definitely for you if you want a wavy look . I have color treated hair and I really dont use hair products like this . this is going in my sample giveaway. Which by the way is still going on click here
3. I love nail polish samples,I can not wait to try it.
4.I can not wear this bronzer, I am darker than the bronzer. This could be the perfect eyeshadow or highlight.
5.I love exfoliaters.
I find this bag to be 50/50.
Check out the photos.

Catch ya later,
1reddiva83

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Project Tryout: Caudalie Glycolic Peel

Hi Y’all,
I have never been so excited to try out something in my Birchbox until I opened up my June Birchbox in my life. There in that box was Caudalie products.You know I love Caudalie products. I have never tried out the Caudalie glycolic peel or the cleansing milk. Guess what the peel said, for best results rinse with Caudalie grape water and I have the grape water. I bought it a while ago thinking I could just use it as a toner. So, I decided to try out the products and give you my impressions on all of them.
So both the cleansing milk and the peel were snow white in color ,the cleansing milk was watery and felt very soft.I thought it smelled amazing. I feel like my Cera Ve and my purlisse cleanser had more consistency than this milk cleanser. The glycolic peel felt soft in texture but has a way thicker than the cleansing milk. It was not a mask type peel where you apply thick but it is one that you make sure you wash off.The peel also has a pleasant smell. Over time, the peel melted into the skin and it went from opaque white to transparent.
I kept the peel on for 10 minutes, I did not feel like the peel was burning or irritating on my skin. I took off the peel with Caudalie grape water (which smelled awesome). Afterward, my skin felt very smooth silky. It has been a long time that my skin felt this smooth. The next day, my skin felt like it was very smooth. I did not put makeup on my face. I left my home with moisturizer (Caudalie Moisturizing Sorbert) and sunscreen. My coworker, said my skin looked beautiful.
Overall, I felt like it was a spa treatment at home.
Check the photos below.

Catch Ya later,
1reddiva83

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Project Tryout: Birchbox Go Bold Glam Bag

Hi Yall,
July has brought us a new Birchbox in which we will thank the gods.LOL. Ok so Birchbox came up a beautiful box that looks Aztec-y. I thought the box was cute but the products really caught my eye. So as you know the theme is go bold. They went bold with the high end products this month.
Here is what I received in the box:
1. Amika un done Texture Spray. Full Size is 24 dollars. This is a styling spray that gives effortless, tousled volume , loads of shine and a dreamy scent. I think I will take this on vacation with me.
2. Benefit Cosmetics They’re Real! Mascara. Full Size is 24 dollars. Formula with all day wear for lashes long and thick. You may be accused of fakery. I heard good and bad things about this mascara. I just want to know if it will beat out my number one high end mascara in my head- Marc Jacobs.
3. Coola Classic SPF 30 Cucumber Moisturizer for Face. Full size is 32 dollars. Hydrator that blocks UV rays , protects from future signs of aging and has a fresh cucumber scent. I really want to try this. I have tried Coola products before, so lets see. This is another vacay necessities but sunscreen is needed everyday.
4. Dr. Brandt Microdermabrasion skin exfoliant. Full size is 78 dollars. I have a couple Dr. Brandt products .Maybe this is the universe telling me that I need to use these samples.
5. Stila look at me liquid lipstick trio. Set of three is 20 dollars. This creamy formula goes on like a gloss yet last like a stain. I see this as another matte lipstick.One I am willing to try.
6. Shu Uemura Color Lustre Sulfate -Free Brillant Glaze Shampoo &color lustre brilliant glaze Treatment. Full Size 48 dollars. This duo to safeguard color and nourish hair. I cant wait to use this when I go to Mexico. Getting in out of salt water, it will a wonderful additional to use on my vacay.
Immediate thoughts:
A lot of these products are made for my vacation that is happening later this year but also for right now. I have a lot of samples that will allow me to hold off using these. I am also really amazed about the amount of high end products I received in this box.
Check out the photos below.


Catch ya later,
1reddiva83

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Random: Sample GIVEAWAY

Hi Y’all,

I am having a sample giveaway as promised. I have a drawer full of items and as much as I have been using a lot of the samples , I just feel like I am drowning. So in a effort not to have a product graveyard sample edition. I will have a giveaway. The rules are like the have always been. Leave a comment of my sheer awesomeness and an email. LOL. You don’t have to stoop that low for some samples.

Le List:
Borghese Five Sultry Eyeshadow
Whish Shave Cream in BlueBerry
Whish Body Butter in Lavender
Demeter Roll on in First Love
Elizabeth Mott You’re So fine waterproof liquid eyeliner in Glitterati
Makeup Forever Step 1 Redness Correcting Primer
Beaver professional Hydro Nutritive Series Shampoo
Beaver Professional Repairing Conditioner
Curl keeper Ultimate Hold with Frizz Control Gel
Pacifica Natural Beauty Duo #2
Jouer Luminizing Moisture Tint in Bronze
Perlier Intensive Nuturing Body Balm
Cynthia Rowley Eyeliner
Dr. Jart+ BB Beauty balm
Le Rules:
The first person to leave their email address wins. Thats it! I will email you and get your address.
Check out the photos.


Catch ya later,

1reddiva83

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Project10pan: Sample Sizes

 

Hi Yall, I am so proud that I am fulfilling the calling of this blog and being  able to provide a dear diary of my trash. LOL. This post for my sample empties are only from my subscription boxes , not from sephora or nordstrom samples. I think that’s a lie but I made most of the post subscription empties.
1.Essentiel Elements Wakeup Rosemary Shower Gel. I could of sworn this was not rosemary but some mint /eucalyptus. It was what I wanted my BBW twisted peppermint to be. I really like this scent and it was non drying on the skin.
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2. Not Soap,Radio Body Wash I find this body wash to lemony but not repulsive. I enjoyed it and it was a great break from my Bath and Body Works Thousand Wishes, kisses or what have you. I am not repurchasing it because it was not a wow body wash.
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3.Harvey Prince Hello Body Butter. Its not body butter, more like regular lotion. It does have a very strong orange smell. Its actually quite masculine.
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4. Dr. Lipp Original Nipple Balm for lips . I really did not like it as an everyday lip moisturizer even in the winter to me. However, it is a perfect lip conditioner if you are doing lip swatches. It really strengthens the lip and I did not feel like my poor lips were on fire.
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5. Harvey Noir Ageless Bodycream. This body cream is quite loud when it comes to the scent background but it dissipates to a lighter smell. I would not put this on at night if you are sensitive to scent. I will say that it can be hydrating when it came to hands and arms.
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6. The Montagne Jeunesse black seaweed peel off masque.it is made with laver seawood and seabuckthorn. I received this on a Vox box recently. The one where I had my dad was the self proclaimed chip expert (click here for price and to see my dad)Anyway, I was coming home on a Monday from work and I thought its time enough. The masque is super messy because it comes in a package. It also has a scent that reminds me of something soapy.I would repurchase it but if you want a cheap drugstore masque than you may want to try it.

7. Obliphica Intensive Serum. This was one of the best smelling serums that I had in a long time. I also felt it melted right into my hair and provided a great shine.
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8. Rose and Berry hand cream. Hate this hand lotion. In fact, I used it on other parts of my body so I could get rid of it. The smell is quite lame. The rose isn’t sweet, it smells a bit cheap. Reminds me of sauce lotion or that cheap lotion that runs like water. It looks thick but looks can be deceiving. Ughh. I am glad I got over this scent.
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9. Karma natural nail polish remover. I love how it gets rid of polish and doesn’t hurt my nails the downside was it really lacked when it came to the Deborah lippman polish. Acetone is the only way to remove that polish.
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10.Benefit Porefessional Primer. I really wanted to use this now that the summer is here and my nose is a definitely and oily mess. I have tried it and walked out into this heat wave and my foundation on my nose, forehead and chin are still on. I don’t know if my pores are invisible but I dont feel like my foundation or anything is sitting on my face. I may purchase. I have other primers.


Have you experienced any of these samples, how did you feel about it. Leave a comment below.
Catch ya later,
1reddiva83

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Project Tryout: What I am Using/Giving Away

Hi y’all,
I’m back with a few things that I wanted to share out my drawer.
I have so many samples I want to get rid of that I have gave some away to a co worker and I have a post coming up with some samples and a cool tint eyeshadow.
So back to the drawer, I have picked a few items I wanted to try out my drawer which hopefully will translate to sample empties.
1. Fresh Black Tea Age delay eye cream.This is the name that I need in all my products. Age delay….. moisturizer, hair gel. LOL. I find it to be creamy but not like the Kiehl’s eye cream.
2. Guerlain Abeille Royale face oil treatment. I mean its Geurlain the name itself, hello. Of course this is the most wasteful sample because its an oil in a tear away packaging..I will probably use it 3 times and will not be able to give you anything
3.ChapStick Hydration Lock in vanilla cream. This was in a Birchbox sample. I got off my mojito lip balm obsession and before finding my rose balm opened up the chapstick. I feel like its between rose balm and the mojito lip balm. I think this is the second longest held on to beauty product besides the fresh product.
4. Korres Vitamin E Primer. Thick, creamy. It is quite moisturizing. Its thicker than the Pixi Flawless primer.
Check out the photos of the samples and check out the in house giveaway.


In House Giveaway:

Catch Ya later,
1reddiva83

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