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Shopping My Beauty Samples

I am loving this preview of Spring weather now! I hope it stays around for a while lol. I am happy that we didn't get that much snow this Winter but my son was looking for more snow days lol. It has been a while since I have done a post to this series and I have so many samples to review. Let's get into Shopping My Beauty Samples!

Curel Itch Defense Body Wash and HydraTheapy Wet Skin Moisturizer

Box It Came From: Walmart Beauty Box
Full Size or Sample Size: Sample Size
Price Point: 9.73 and 10.94
Review: I was really excited to try these products out, especially the wet skin moisturizer. The moisturizer is pretty new. It is pretty similar to way you would use the one by Jergens. You would apply it after cleansing and just step out the shower. I really liked how my skin stayed moisturized and soft all day. The body wash really helped with itchy skin and keeping it moisturized. Both of these products work really well together and I would repurchase both. 

Illamasqua Prescision Ink Eye Liner in Abyss

Box It Came From: Ipsy (I don't remember lol)
Full Size or Sample Size: Full Size
Price Point: 28.00
Review: I let this eyeliner sit for a while because I'm not so good at using this style of eyeliner. It is always good to step out of your comfort zone and try new things. It is always good to practice using different eyeliners as well. I have to say that I really like this one. It was not that hard to use and I love the formula. It is super black and does not budge until you wash it off. I think I would repurchase this. 

EM Cosmetics The Great Cover Up Concealer in Deep Warm

Box It Came From: Ipsy
Full Size or Sample Size: Full Size
Price Point: 19.00
Review: I am not too picky when it comes to concealers, just as long as the color matches and does what it says. I have read a lot of mixed reviews on this concealer and I have to say that I like this one. It is pretty full coverage, creamy and easy to blend out. It did not crease at all and stayed all day. EM Cosmetics is currently rebuilding but I would repurchase this again.

Cargo Blush and Bronzer Duo and Eyeshadow Duo

Box It Came From: Birchbox
Full Size or Sample Size: Sample Size
Price Point: 16.00 and 35.00
Review: I couldn't find these exact duos on the Cargo website, this is exclusive to Birchbox. I'll start with the blush/bronzer duo. I really liked the blush but the bronzer seemed like more of a highlight than actual bronzer. The pigmentation was okay, you have to build it up but I really like them. The colors in the eyeshadow duo are so pretty. It is a light golden color and a dark shimmery green. The pigmentation is pretty good and they are easy to blend. I'm not sure if I would repurchase these. 

D. Benoit Matte Lip Colour in Dark Chocolate

Box It Came From: Onyx Box
Full Size or Sample Size: Full Size
Price Point: 18.00
Review: I love trying out different liquid lipsticks and was so excited to try this one. The color is so true to the name of dark chocolate. This is the perfect vampy lip color for Fall and Winter. I have to say this is one of the best liquid lipsticks I've ever tried!! It is so pigmented, not drying at all and has an amazing wear time. I would repurchase this again.

Here are swatches of all the makeup

With Flash

Without Flash

So that is it for my samples. Have you tried any of these? What were your thoughts? Comment below and let me know. Have a great week and see you Thursday.


~**Drea Notes**~

So it has been two weeks in the new position and I am loving it so far. There is still so much to learn but I'm doing good so far.

I have created a personal Instagram account to separate my blog from my personal life. My page naturalle_drea is dedicated to the blog and everything related to beauty. My personal page is mrsdrea_johnson. 


  1. I have always wondered about the EM cosmetics line and if it was any good. Good to know you like the concealer! The liquid lipstick looks really pretty! I've never heard of the brand before so I'll have to check it out.

    1. Yea, I have a couple products by Em Cosmetics when I was subscribed to Ipsy. I want to try more liquid lipsticks, I love them. Thanks for reading Tanya!


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