amika | Color pHerfection Shampoo
This gentle shampoo contains fortifying omega acids & healing sea buckthorn berry oil to keep your hair color bright & shiny. Full-size, $22
My Review: Y'all know I love my amika Obliphica Nourishing Mask. I've been using it for months, so I was excited to try another amika product. This shampoo smells just as amazing as the hair mask does. I love using it. It's a little pricey for the size, so I don't know if I'll buy it, but I really like using the sample & I'll continue to buy/use their hair mask.
Embryolisse | Lait-Creme Concentre - 24-Hour Miracle Cream
A favorite of models & makeup artists, this cult French moisturizer heals dryness & leaves skin primed for foundation. Full-size, $16
My Review: When my friend Gio saw that I received this, he immediately told me how much he loves it. Gio is a makeup artist & uses this as both a primer & as a moisture mask at night. He said I'd love it. He was right. I use it as a primer under my Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer. It makes my face so soft! I can't tell if it actually helps my makeup stay on longer, but it feels amazing. Disclaimer: I have dry skin & I've read that it causes break-outs on people with oily skin. It didn't with me, but it is pretty heavy. I haven't decided if I'm going to buy it. I don't need it, but I do like it & it is just $16...
Juicy Couture | Viva La Juicy
Juicy's charming scent will bring out your inner girly girl. Wild berries flirt with mandarin & soft floral notes for a fragrance that's fun & happy. Full-size, $25-90
My Review: OMGQUITSENDINGMETHISSAMPLE
theBalm cosmetics | Put a Lid On It Eyelid Primer
Keep that pretty eye shadow crease-free with this stay-put primer, which also prevents smudges & smears. Full-size, $18
My Review: I actually use an eye primer. I use Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion. I loved my last sample by theBalm, so I decided to put my Urban Decay aside & try this sample. They both do a great job of keeping my eye makeup in place, particularly under my eyes, but theBalm sample goes on a lot easier & spreads better. It seems to absorb into my skin more than the Urban Decay product does. I think I'm sold. Smell you later, Urban Decay. I'm a theBalm girl now!
Juice Beauty | Daily Essentials to Go
Gorgeous skin as easy as 1-2-3 with this trio of organic must-haves: Cleansing Milk, Antioxidant Serum, & Nutrient Moisturizer. Full-size, $29
My Review: I hadn't used this yet, so when I went out of town last weekend, I took it with me. I couldn't get it open! I went totes honey badger on it & still couldn't get into it. With no scissors in sight, I gave up & threw it away.
Back in December, I received Klorane Gentle Dry Shampoo with Oat Milk. I didn't review it because I hadn't used it yet. Well, I used it this month & really liked it! Like most people that pay out the nose for highlights & color, I try not to wash my hair any more than I absolutely have to. But because I have full bangs, I pretty much have to wash & restyle my bangs every day. This product is great for the days when my bangs are clean, but my hair isn't. I really like that it's a spray application. It'll take me months to use the rest of this sample, but I'll probably buy this when I run out.