Tuesday, October 29, 2013

The sample edition #1

I think that just as everyone out there, I love to get samples when I buy a product. It always feels like a little extra on your purchase and an occasion to be tempted (or not) by a new product. Here's a new series of post called The sample edition to make mini reviews about the samples I got and whether I will purchase them in maxi size or not.

First is the Chanel CC Cream. Chanel is the last brand to have come up with a CC/BB cream product which is surprising knowing that every-single-brand out there have their own BB/CC cream. Chanel did finally jump into the CC cream bandwagon with a pretty expensive CC cream to say the least. The CC cream is decently covering and smells divine. It does make your skin much healthy looking. That being said, I do think that they are much better CC creams out there (like the Erborian one) that are less expensive. Will I be buying this in full size? No.

Next we have the Benefit Pore-fessional. This product is raved about all over the blogosphere so I was reaaaally excited to try it. I have horrible skin, with visible pores and acne scars (yickes) so I'm always on the hunt for a product to reduce their appearances. Although it does make your skin very smooth I did not find it was hiding my pores and acne scars as much as the Bourjois Flower Perfection base (The Bourjois Flower is pretty 'oily' so it works for me as I have a very dry skin). I guess this is a product for people with less visible pores than mine because I was not effective on my skin. Will I be buying this in full size? Probably not.

Moving on to the third sample. The Clarins Intensive Serum HydraQuench Bi-phase. Honestly I have had this sample for over a year and never managed to use it although my skin is dry and this is the kind of product that should interest me. The reason why? I've quite understood the importance of using a serum. I don't like the texture of serums and I (used) to find them useless....until....Clarins
HydraQuench. Oh.my.god. Where have you been all my life you pretty little thing? I used it as recommended every night before going to bed just before applying my moisturizer the rehydrate my skin within and MY GODNESS, it works. My skin feels much more plump and hydrated looking (because it is I guess?). This little serum works like magic on my skin, how knew? I really have seen a huge improvement on the look of my skin and I'm really considering getting the full size of this although it's a bit pricey.Will I be buying this in full size? Yes, yes, yes. Or at least will get it for Christmas.

At last is the Benefit Bad Gal mascara. I know that this mascara is not the best Benefit mascara but I really was curious to try the huge brush. Ok so, this is a 'good' mascara but it's not wowing me more than that. For the price I'd rather get two Maybelline/L'oréal mascaras which I find much, much better.Will I be buying this in full size? No.

Which sample have you tried lately and made you want to buy the full size product?



Unknown said...

I want to try the Chanel CC cream but I trust your opinion so it's not something that I'll consider worth the money probably.
I've gotten many samples of the Benefit Porefessional but still haven't gotten around to trying it. I have the Bourjois primer but since my skin is normal/oily T-zone I find it too "oily" for mine.

Unknown said...

Oh Chanel i like it ! I would like to test this product! you make me want to buy it lol :)
it is perfect for "peau mixte"?

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Anonymous said...

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Marilou said...

It is a good CC cream don't get me wrong but I really find the Erborian one better :)
Yes it's deffo too oily for T-zone girls :) xx

Marilou said...

Haha oui je pense qu'elle est vraiment pas mal pour les peaux mixtes tout en étant assez couvrante :)

Marilou said...

Lol ok Anonyme :-) je vais voir ce que je peux faire pour y remédier

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