My first Sample Society box arrived the other day! I was so excited that it didn’t disappoint. Even though two of the items are physically small, they are quality samples that I’m very happy to have.
1. Caudalie // Premier Cru Eye Cream
While it’s true that I don’t exactly have crow’s feet around my eyes just yet, I’m very invested in the idea of early prevention, especially when it comes to my eyes. This formula is creamy and absorbs very quickly. I’ve been using it in the morning and evening, so it’s probably the first sample I’ll run out of from this box. It might just be wishful thinking, but I do feel like the area around my eyes does look refreshed.
2. Oscar de la Renta // Live in Love
This scent is fresh! On the website it describes it as a green bouquet, but to be honest when I smelled it straight from the bottle it reminded me of summer because of it’s likeness to sunscreen and bugspray. Haha! Luckily it’s completely different once it’s on my skin. Classic case of scents changing with body chemistry. Now it reminds me of summer in a different way because it reminds me of a fresh outdoor smell, but not like a cloying garden of flowers. It’s a generous sample and I’m looking forward to using it a lot over the next couple of weeks.
3. Murad // Acne Clarifying Cleanser
While I was really looking for a new face wash, who am I to turn away a deluxe Murad sample? It didn't dry my face out like some acne washes, and it had a tingly, minty feeling. This might come in handy over the summer when my face can get unruly from the inordinate amount of sweating I do.
4. Jane Iredale// jane iredale Just Kissed Lip Plumper
I’m generally skeptical of lip plumbers, and to be honest I don’t know if this one really makes a difference, BUT it feels tingly and cool, not burning-ish and painful like some plumpers. The color has a little more sheen than I like, but a nice little swipe gives my lips some oomph without feeling sticky or heavy.
5. Alterna // Bamboo Style Boho Waves
The smell! I can’t place it but this spray has an amazing refreshing scent! It’s cool and crisp but kind of reminds me of a childhood detangling spray? Unfortunately my hair feels as crispy as it smells when I put it on, and maybe that’s the aim of beach hair sprays cause I haven’t liked and I’ve ever tried. I don’t like anything that makes my hair feel crunchy.