October Samples & Empties

Time for the October Samples & Empties Post. Quick thoughts about each starting above.

Herbivore Botanicals Coco Rose Body Polish: You probably get tired of seeing this as it’s in every monthly samples & empties post. However, I do go through a jar every month. Love it to death. Hero product. Review HERE.

Erborian Cleansing Water: I liked the ability of this to remove my eye makeup gently. It was a bit more fragranced florally than I normally like. I still prefer Bioderma.

Blithe Vital Treatment 9 Essential Seeds: This was a nice hydrating slippery thicker essence. Slight citrus scent. I don’t know that this was all that brightening.

Zelens Youth Concentrate: Love this. This was my second bottle. One of my all time favorite retinol night serums. It also combines so many other high tech and natural ingredients with the retinol. I would buy again no question. Review HERE.

Sol de Janeiro Brazilian Kiss: Loved this buttery lip balm. Very hydrating.

Sunday Riley C.E.O. Rapid Flash Brightening Serum: I liked this. It’s good for a non L-Ascorbic Acid lover. Review HERE.

The Ordinary Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate Solution 20% in Vitamin F: This is a thin dry oil base with vitamin C. It was OK. I’m not a big fan of the oil base.

Paula’s Choice Clinical 1% Retinol Treatment: I wanted to like this. The retinol was non-irritating and nice. It’s the base texture. It’s a very hydrating lotion. So if you don’t want to mix this with heavier things it’s perfect for you. If you like thinner textured retinols this isn’t for you.

Oribe Soft Dry Conditioning Spray: I love Oribe and wanted to love this. The idea of a dry hydrating spray seemed interesting. It’s got some alcohol in it which dries my hair out a bit. It does hydrate some with oils. It just wasn’t my favorite type of product. It took my three plus years to use it up as I never reached for it. I had to force myself to use it up.

Amika: Nourishing Mask: I got this free from Influenster. It’s hydrating but heavily fragranced. It was OK.

Nivea In-Shower Lotion Cocoa Butter: Love this stuff. Affordable. Easy in-shower hydration to save me time. Review HERE.

Sephora Waterproof Eye Makeup Remover: Eh, it’s OK. Stings my eyes a bit. I didn’t even finish it.

Living Proof Full Dry Volume Blast: This is intense. Very powdery. Lots of volume. If you like that kind of thing. It wasn’t for me.

JUARA Candlenut Hydrating Shower Gel: This was a nice gel body wash. Pleasant light warm scent.

Molton Brown London Body Wash Eucalyptus: This was OK. I prefer the Pink Pepper one. This one was very minty.

OUAI Wave Spray: I love this stuff. It’s a tacky wave spray. But it works well if you apply it right. Review HERE.

Kat Burki Ph + Enzyme Essence: This stuff is divine. A gel essence with a light cucumber smell. More to come.

Skin Owl Beauty Whip: This is a lovely hydrating light cream mask. Review HERE.

African Botanics Nutritive Molecule Serum: Love this. So many active ingredients. Just so incredibly expensive. Stay tuned for the final thoughts after the large bottle

Kat Burki Hand Therapy: This is a really nice hydrating hand cream. Heavy but not too heavy. Intoxicating Kat Burki scent.

Ormonde Jayne Ambre Royal: One of my favorite British brands, niche perfumer. The scent is warm and amber but not too sweet. Normally amber scents are too sweet for me. I bought  big one.

EVE LOM Rescue Mask: One use and I hated it. Way too minty and the clay dries down. No thanks. I’ll stick with my Omorovicza.

Zelens 3t Complex: This stuff is sooooo good. Light yet super hydrating. This is easily my favorite night cream.

Rodin Luxury Face Oil: I always wanted to try this. Moderately hydrating oil. Too perfumed for me.

Furterer Intense Nourishing Mask: This was a nice hydrating hair mask. Nothing stand out, nothing bad.

Bioderma Matricium: This watery textured serum is amazing. Great for repairing the skin. I like it. More to come.

Lancome Monsieur Big Mascara: This was OK. Bigger brush style wand is nice.

Sephora Brow Freeze Light: I love this. Like a tinted brow wax in a stick. It’s only lightly coloring but it’s good for a quick fix.

Youth To The People Kale + Green Tea Spinach Age Prevention Cleanser: This was OK. Basic gel cleanser. Nothing special but nothing bad either.

Blithe Energy Yellow Citrus & Honey: This is interesting. Watery in shower splashing mask. Has a citrus scent. Not my favorite style of mask, but I’ll use samples if I have them.

LEE JHAM Vita-Propolis Ampoule: Slippery serum with propolis. It’s on my wishlist for a big one.

OUAI Repair Shampoo & Conditioner: Hydrating. I liked it. I have big bottles I’ll pull out of the closet soon.

R+CO Dallas Thickening Shampoo & Conditioner: This was OK. I like R+Co.

Charlotte Tilbury Light Wonder 7 Medium: A bit too golden for me. I’ll stick with number 6. Love love this light dewy finish foundation. Review of Light Wonder HERE.

La Mer The Treatment Lotion: Slippery hydrating toner. It’s nice just pricey.

Shiseido Benefiance Wrinkleresist24 Pure Retinol Express Smoothing Eye Mask: This is OK. It’s not my favorite eye mask because it’s not a hydrating gel type.

Blithe Soothing & Healing Green Tea: Same as above. Liked it and would use a sample. Probably wouldn’t buy a big one because it’s not my favorite formula for a mask.

Rita Hazan True Color Shampoo & Conditioner: Loved this. The scent is amazing, light and not overpowering like a lot of hair care can be. I’ll be getting big one some day.

Tata Harper Regenerating Cleanser: I’ve used a big bottle of this as well. It a creamy cleanser. I like it. It’s not on my list to get another big bottle just because I like other things better.

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