Project Sample Use Up 027
Roques Oneil Therapie Himalayan Detox Salts // I got this mini tube of bath salts in a Therapie gift set and took them away with me as well. I only used about half so I ended up just adding the rest to the full size tub I already have. They are expensive but perfect to use on a pamper night.
Crabtree & Evelyn Roswater Ultra-Moisturising Hand Therapy // This was an okay hand cream but nothing special. I was hoping and expecting a fresh rose scent but instead it’s a bit old lady-ish.
Naobay Body Radiance Lotion // I really liked the smell of this, it reminded me of another product that I can't for the life of me remember which one, but the lotion itself was okay and nothing special.
NUDE ProGenius Treatment Oil // I was expecting great things from this facial oil and like the cleansing oil, I was left a little bit disappointed. It might just have been because it has been raved about so much but I just found this oil to be okay, nothing spectacular. I found it sunk in best when mixed with a moisturiser than applying it alone. I’m glad I was able to try this mini bottle first before buying the full size and I have another mini bottle I got recently in a beauty box.
Elizabeth Arden Prevage Advanced Anti-Aging Serum // Despite the incredibly high price, around about £150, I was only able to use this serum once because of the smell. It is horrible, I’m not even sure what it reminds me of, but I had to go and wash my face again as I couldn’t stand the smell. Needless to say I will not be buying the full size of this.
REN Evercalm Global Protection Day Cream // I've actually finished up the full sized version of this before they changed the name. From using this sample though I think they may have changed the formula as well as I don't remember it having quite a thick texture and it took a while to sink into the skin. Despite the name, this didn't really help with my irritated skin like other moisturisers have so I wouldn't buy it again. This was a good size sample though but I can't for the life of me remember where I got it from.
Caudalie Premier Cru The Cream // I really didn’t want to like this incredibly expensive moisturiser but I did. I’ve had a large tube of this sitting in my sample drawer for about six months now and I’ve been putting off using it as it costs about £95 for the full size. That tube still has the little silver tab on it to keep it fresh so I thought I’d try this mini one first as it was already open. I got three uses out of this mini tube which I thought was pretty good considering how small it is. It’s not often I find face moisturisers that I fall in love with immediately but I really did like this one. It sunk in really nicely and worked well with the serum I applied first and it made my skin feel extremely soft in the morning and really helped with dry patches. I will definitely be opening the other tube I have but I still can’t get my head around spending that much on a moisturiser.