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Shopping My Beauty Samples

Happy Tuesday!! Here is another post from the Shopping My Beauty Samples series. Let's get into the reviews!

Lulu Blossom Dreamsicle Body Balm

Box it came from: Ipsy
Full Size or Sample Size: Full Size
Price Point: 10.00
Review: This balm makes me hungry every time I open it. It smells just like an orange dreamsicle popsicle or orange cream soda. This product is a multi-purpose one but I mainly have been using this to moisture my cuticles. I love the smooth and creamy consistency of this and how it keeps my cuticles moisturized. I keep this in my purse and during the day I will pull it out and use it. This can also be used on those dry areas such as your elbows or knees and can also be used as a hair balm to tame fly aways. I really love this product and think I would repurchase again. Here is what the balm looks like.

Laqa & Co Lil Lip in Pinkman

Box it came from: Birchbox
Full Size or Sample Size: Sample Size
Price Point: 2 Minis for 16
Review: I love when I get new lip products in any box. I love trying new beauty products that I have never heard of. This little lip pencil is so cute and great to keep in your makeup bag. I love this pink, magenta color and it is so pigmented. It has a pretty good wear time but felt a little dry on my lips at some point during the day. Other than that, I really liked this lip pencil and may purchase more sometime. Here is the swatch of it.

Nugg Face Mask in Revitalizing

Box it came from: Birchbox
Full Size or Sample Size: Full Size
Price Point: 2.99
Review: As you should know by know, I love trying new skincare products. I really loved using this mask. I got about three uses out of it which was surprising. You would wash your face first then apply a layer all over and leave it for 10-15 minutes then rinse off. I loved the creamy texture of this mask and how it didn't feel tight at all. It went clear but looks like this inside.

I loved how my skin looked brighter and refreshed after using it. Nugg has different masks for different skin care concerns that I am interested in trying out. I would purchase these again.

Real Chemistry 3 Minute Peel

Box it came from: Birchbox
Full Size or Sample Size: Sample Size
Price Point: 48.00
Review: I thought this was going to be one of those mask that you apply to your face and then you peel it off after it dries. This one was very different to use and I enjoyed using it. You would apply a thin layer all over your face, wait 20-30 seconds and then massage it into your skin for the next 2-3 minutes and rinse off. I liked that the mask was beading up as you were massaging it on your face and it felt smooth. My skin looked really nice and had a nice glow to it. I'm not sure I can bring myself to pay for a full size but I did like this facial product.

Dr. Brandt Pore No More Pore Refiner Primer

Box it came from: Ipsy
Full Size or Sample Size: Sample Size
Price Point: 45.00
Review: I was excited when I saw this primer because I have read so many great reviews about it. The texture of this reminds me a little bit of Benefit's The Porefessional but it has a silky texture. This primer was pretty amazing. It hid my pores and gave my foundation a flawless look. This is also great for those who get oily in the T-Zone, I didn't have to use any of my oil blotting papers that day. I was pretty impressed. I'm not sure if I could bring myself to pay full price but I think it could be worth purchasing in the future.

Marcelle 8-in-1 Power Serum

Box it came from: Birchbox
Full Size or Sample Size: Sample Size
Price Point: 34.00
Review: I'm trying to incorporate serums into my skincare routine but I'm still trying to see if I really need to use one. I have a lot of serums that I have gotten in my beauty boxes that are just sitting there and waiting to be used. I think this one is okay, it hasn't broken my face out. It goes on smooth and doesn't make my face get any oiler. I don't know if I would repurchase this but I've read that it's a pretty good serum. I'll keep giving it a try.

Givescent Signature Perfume

Box it came from: Birchbox
Full Size or Sample Size: Sample Size
Price Point: 48.00
Review: You guys know I love my perfume samples that I receive. This perfume right here has become a new favorite. This has notes of citrus, spicy vanilla and sweet alomond oil and it just smells so good. It is a subtle scent which is great for everyday wear. I have just been loving this perfume. I think I will invest in the full size, I think this is great year round scent.

So that is it for Shopping My Beauty Samples. Have you tried any of these products before? What were your thoughts? Comment below and let me know. See everyone Friday!! Hope you enjoy the rest of the week!!

~** Drea Notes**~

I have been burning Pumpkin Cupcake from BBW and it smells so good in my house!! I love their Fall candles!

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  1. I think this was a great round of samples! That lip pencil is so pigmented! I also would like to try those Nugg masks.

    1. It was, I just about liked everything I tried. I was surprised about how pigmented that pencil was. Thanks for reading Tanya!!

  2. Great bunch of samples! The balm sounds devine and I think the packaging is really cute, and that lip shade is gorgeous, it looks so pigmented and creamy!

    Keisha xo

    1. Thanks Keisha, I really like that balm, glad I can carry it with me and moisturize my cuticles when I need to.

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    1. Thanks Elle, this is a fun series to do!


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