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Shopping My Beauty Samples

Happy Friday!! It has really been getting cold!! I just want to stay inside with some warm coffee or tea and food lol!! Today's post is going to be from Shopping My Beauty Samples series. Let's get into what I have been using lately.

Ruffian Nail Polish in Ruffian Naked

Box it came from: Birchbox
Full Size or Sample Size: Full Size
Price Point: 10.00
Review: I always love when I get nail polish in my boxes. I get to try new brands that I haven't heard of before. I love this nail polish!! Its the perfect nude color for interviews, when you don't feel like wearing color or just for a clean look. The formula is so creamy, you just need two coats. It lasts for a few days and just an overall great polish. I have received another polish by Ruffian that I need to try soon. I would repurchase from this line.

Harvey Prince Ageless Body Cream

Box it came from: Birchbox
Full Size or Sample Size: Sample Size
Price Point: 22.00
Review: It was great to get something else by Harvey Prince. I've tried a lot of their perfumes and loved them. I loved the fragrance of this body cream. My skin stayed pretty moisturized all day and felt very soft. I loved the creamy consistency of this body cream. Not sure I would pay 22.00 for the full sized but I enjoyed using it.

Tocca Hand Cream

Box it came from: Birchbox
Full Size or Sample Size: Sample Size
Price Point: 10.00
Review:  I have been really loving this hand cream. It has such a nice, fresh scent of lemons and green tea. I really don't much of the green tea but the lemon is pretty subtle. It has a pretty thick consistency and kept my hands soft and moisturized during the day. I think I would repurchase the full size of this.

Viva La Juicy Gold Corture Perfume

Box it came from: Birchbox
Full Size or Sample Size: Sample Size
Price Point: 92.00
Review: As you know, I don't mind getting the perfume samples in my boxes. I absolutely love this perfume!! Its a great everyday perfume that is not too strong or overpowering. It has notes of wild berries, vanilla, golden amber and melted caramel. I just love this scent!! Why does the full size have to cost so much??? I would love to invest in the full size sometime in the future, unless someone gets it for Christmas for me!!!

Antica Farmacista Body Wash

Box it came from: Birchbox
Full Size or Sample Size: Sample Size
Price Point: 25.00
Review: I thought this body wash was just okay. I did love the fresh scent it had. The scent of this body wash is Bergamot and Ocean Aria but it smelled like lemons to me. It was okay with lathering and left my skin feeling pretty good after using. I don't think I would repurchase.

Nyakio Facial and Body Products

Box it came from: Birchbox
Full Size or Sample Size: Sample Size

There were three products in this package, I'm going to talk about each of them separately.

Nyakio Face Polish- 34.00

I forgot to take a picture of the sample before I used it. This was a pretty interesting scrub to use. I love that you didn't feel the grit from the coffee and it was very creamy and smooth. This would be a great scrub for those who don't like the feeling of scrubs. I was very surprised of how soft and smooth my face was after using this face polish. I'm not sure if I would spend 34.00 dollars but I really loved using this.

Nyakio Body Polish- 55.00

I was a little dissapointed in the amount of product in this sample. I was only able to use this on half my body. From what I did use, I really loved it. It has a very strong scent that didn't bother me too much. I love seeing the pieces of coffee in the scrub and it wasn't too rough on my skin. My skin was very smooth and soft after using. I can't bring myself to pay that much for the full size, that is a bit much!!

Nyakio Face Oil- 49.00 

I used this oil at night after cleansing my face. You only need two drops for you whole face and it absorbed very well into the skin. My face was still moisturized and hydrated the next morning. This oil has a very strong scent that was okay but it went away after a while. Not too sure if I would repurchase this but I did enjoy using it.

So that is it for Shopping My Beauty Samples. Have you tried any of this products? What were your thoughts? Comment below and let me know!! Hope you enjoy the weekend and see you guys Sunday!!

~**Drea Notes**~

Still trying the motivate myself to start working out again. It has been way too long!!

Can't believe Thanksgiving is around the corner. What do you guys have planned??

Anyone doing any Black Friday shopping?? 


  1. The Viva La Juicy Gold interests me but the full sized products are SO EXPENSIVE! Maybe I will get a rollerball lol

    1. I know, I think I will get a rollerball in some of my favorite perfumes. Thanks for reading Tanya!

  2. Oh I love Harvey Prince products too, and love getting them in my Birchbox!

    1. Me too but it was great to get something other than perfume lol!! Thanks for stopping by!!


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