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Shopping My Beauty Samples

It seems like the first day of Spring still feels like Winter lol! I'm just glad Spring is here and waiting for it to warm up! Today I am going to be sharing some reviews of my beauty samples that I have been using for a while. Let's get into Shopping My Beauty Samples!

Cover FX Mattifying Primer

Box It Came From: Essence Beauty Box
Full Size or Sample Size: Sample Size
Prince Point: 38.00
Review: I have heard a lot about this brand and haven't gotten around to purchasing anything. I was hesitant to use this primer because it does have an anti-acne treatment. I don't have acne prone skin but decided to use it one day. The primer is a gel like consistency and feels very light weight. My makeup stayed on all day and it did help with controlling the oil. I don;t think I would repurchase this because I don't need the anti-acne part but would try another one of their primers. 

Naked Beaute Chamomile Cucumber Facial Cleanser

Box It Came From: Onyx Box
Full Size or Sample Size: Sample Size
Price Point: 15.00
Review: I could not wait to give this cleanser a try. I figured that anything with cucumber and chamomile would be soothing and calming. I love how gentle this cleanser is and how it really cleanses my skin. I use this at night and it helps get the extra makeup off and does not dry out my skin. I would repurchase this.

Girl Hair Restoring Hair Balm

Box It Came From: Onyx Box
Full Size or Sample Size: Sample Size
Price Point: 20.00
Review: This was such a life saver when I had my braids in a few months ago. This helps relieved my itchy scalp and keep it moisturized. I love the convenience of the nozzle so you can really apply the product to your scalp and it doesn't get everywhere. I love the scent of this hair balm and it is not too thick or weigh my hair down. I would repurchase this again. 

Clean Living Collection Rejuvenating Facial Serum

Box It Came From: Onyx Box
Full Size or Sample Size: Full Size
Price Point: 15.00-30.00
Review: I have really grown to love facial serums. I thought they were not all the important but I feel like they are an important step in your skincare routine. This serum is different than any other serums I have tried before. This is an oil based one and the ones I have used before cream or gel like. I love that this serum has all natural ingredients that are so beneficial to the skin and it is organic. The one I have is the Chamomile Rose one and it is made for sensitive and oily skin. I use this serum at night and I love it. It really helps calm my skin and does not leave my skin feeling oily. You only need about 3 drop for your whole face. I would repurchase this serum.

Doucce Cosmetics Ultra Precision Eye Liner

Box It Came From: Onyx Box
Full Size Or Sample Size: Full Size
Price Point: 22.00
Review: This is a new makeup brand to me and this eye liner is my new favorite. It is so pigmented, glides on smoothly and stays for most of the day. I am pretty impressed with this eye liner. I don't know if I would pay 22 dollars for it again but I may because I love the formula so much.

So that was it for Shopping My Beauty Sample. Have you tried any of these products? Which ones are you interesting in trying? Comment below and let me know. See you guys Thursday!!



  1. Thanks for sharing your thoughts on these. I would be interested in trying more Doucce products like the eyeliner. I got one of their mascaras in BoxyCharm and liked it.

    1. I would like to try more Doucce products too. I have a mascara by them but haven't tried it yet. Thanks for stopping by Tanya!

  2. Hi Andrea! I have been conducting research on Black natural hair care blogs, and I came across several of your comments. I am hoping we can schedule an interview to talk about your experiences following Curly Nikki and Black Girl Long Hair. Would you be willing to talk to me? Please email me at so I can tell you more. Thank you!


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