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Review on Shopping My Beauty Samples-Week 1

Hey guys! I'm back with a review on all the products that I used this week! So let's get started!

YouDaBalm Lip Balm in Grapefruit

Box it came from: Beauty Army
Full Size or Sample Size: Full Size
Price Point: 2.99
Review: First I just love how this lip balm is made from 100% natural ingredients such as Organic Palm Oil and Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil. It felt so smooth going on my lips and really made them soft. The grapefruit was such a sweet scent and not overpowering. My lips stayed moisturized throughout the day and had to reapply maybe 2-3 times. I would repurchase this lip balm again.

Color Club Nail Polish In Status Update

Box it came from: Birchbox
Full Size or Sample Size: Full Size
Price Point: 8.00
Review: When I first got this polish, it looked grey to me in the bottle. I'm thinking that I already have a color like this but boy was I wrong! This blue-grey color is so gorgeous, I don't own a color like this and I just love it!! The polish was so opaque, you only need one coat but this is with two coats of polish. It went on nice and smooth. I would most definitely repurchase this nail polish! Why didn't I use this sooner??

Harvey Prince Journey Perfume

Box it came from: Birchbox
Full Size or Sample Size: Sample Size
Price Point: 55.00
Review: I seem to be one of the few people that don't mind getting perfume samples! I love trying out the fragrance before deciding to make a purchase on it. I really liked the scent of this one. It is perfect for Fall or Spring time. For the price and size, I don't think it would be worth purchasing but I wouldn't mind a few more samples of it!!

Koh Gen Do Oriental Plants Emollient Cream

Box it came from: Glossybox
Full Size or Sample Size: Sample Size
Price Point: 123.00
Review: My face tends to act funny when it comes to certain moisturizers and my skin actually liked this one! I love the kind of thick and smooth texture of the cream and how soft my face felt. My T-Zone got a bit oily but not too much. I would repurchase but would that is a bit much for me to spend on a moisturizer!

Eslor Skincare System

Box it came from: Birchbox
Full Size or Sample Size: Sample Size
Price Point: Cleanser-28.00, Moisturizer-65.00, Scrub-28.00, Mask-38.00
Review: I used the whole system for about two days. I could of gotten more usage out of it but my face started to break out a bit and I didn't like some of the products. I'll start with the cleanser. I liked the gel like consistency of it but just didn't like how my face felt after using it. You didn't need a lot of the product to cleanse your face. I just thought it was okay, don't think I would purchase it. The moisturizer was pretty good. I liked how thick and creamy it was but it made my T-Zone very oily. The rest of my face stayed moisturized. I would not purchase this moisturizer. The scrub was a bit too gritty for me. I like my facial scrubs to feel pretty smooth. It got the job done and my face felt pretty great but just didn't like the texture of it. Lastly, I used the facial mask. It smelled so amazing, the scent felt very relaxing like you were at a spa. It didn't have that tight feeling after it dried which I liked. My face broke out a bit after washing it off but my skin looked so amazing the next day. I may try the mask again.

Wash With Joe Coffeemint Invigorating Body Wash

Box it came from: Glossybox
Full Size or Sample Size: Sample Size
Price Point:28.00
Review: I honestly thought this was going to smell like coffee. It had the color of it and I was kinda scared. The mint scent really woke you up and gave a burst of energy. I really liked the scent of it and how my skin felt after using it. The only thing was the bottle it came in. It came in a very hard plastic bottle that was pretty difficult to squeeze to get the product out. I had to take the top off to use the bodywash. I'm not too sure if I would purchase this but I did enjoy using it.

That is it for Week 1 reviews! The products that I will be using next week will be up tomorrow. Have you tried any of these products? What were your thoughts on them? Comment below and let me know!!

~** Drea Notes**~

So excited that IMATS is so close!! 
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  1. Nice bunch of goodies! The grapefruit lip balm sounds very nourishing...I love that it contains natural ingredients. I love the deep blue/grey shade of the polish...I like to wear deep shades on my toe nails, so this is right up my alley;) Oh and the body wash sounds like a boost of energy. I actually wouldn't mind if it did smell like coffee...I love coffee!
    Great reviews Andrea!

    Keisha xo

    1. Thanks for stopping by and reading Keisha!! The lip balm was very nourishing and moisturizing. I always match my nails and toes lol but I did really love that color.


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