Friday, August 21, 2015

Laid Back Sample Project - Update 3

Back for another project update - I've squirreled away some of the samples that I know and love for my upcoming weekends away, but apart from that I feel like the stash is getting lower and it's making me feel very positive! After a few fails in my last project update, I seem to have jinxed myself as I've had marvellous luck and created some possible lemmings this time around...
Benefit Hello Flawless Custom Powder Cover-Up
For some reason I wasn't prepared to like this one, but it turns out I was wrong! Not only was the coverage and feel of this powder quite nice, I was very impressed with the sample packaging, which came complete with sponge for easy application.

L'Oreal Skin Perfection Correcting Day Moisturiser
This was a little magazine freebie that I'm pretty sure I've fallen in love with on first (and second) reminds me of my beloved LancĂ´me Dreamtone and I'm definitely going to pick up a full size of this sometime down the line.

L'Occitane Sun Verbena Eau de Toilette
I mentioned this in my recent Week in Perfume post; I quite liked the scent but have to admit that it wore quite close to my skin and was a lighter fragrance than I'd be happy to personally purchase. The fact that it is a discontinued scent means any possible lemming would have been squashed anyway!

Smashbox Photo Finish Colour Correction Foundation Primer in Adjust
This is yet another product that impressed me, it was the first sample I received from Sephora on our honeymoon and the green tint in the primer was a nice way of counteracting redness around my nose and cheek area. This tiny yet long-lasting sample pot turned me into a silicone-primer lover, so you can take that as a ringing endorsement!
One definite and two possible purchases in my future, only after I finish off some full size products within my collection of course. The L'Oreal moisturiser has me all heart eye emoji'd, and I don't even feel bad about the new lemming as it's relatively affordable and has the prettiest packaging! I've been on the hunt for a new staple moisturiser and I'm so happy to have found one I enjoy using.
Here are the links for my previous updates -
Original Project Post
Update 1
Update 2
I hope you are all enjoying reading about my snails-pace project, because it makes me very happy to write about it!


  1. Wow.. didn't realise you were on a challenge! Good thinking though - waste not want not and all ;)
    I think Smashbox can do no wrong really. Their products have been so good so it comes to no surprise that you managed to finish that little sample pot! I love that Benefit actually included a sponge instead of just the powder to try. Smart thinking!

    1. Yep and it's going well so far! I haven't really been tempted by too much Smashbox in my time but I know I like the glosses and now this primer :)

  2. This is such a fantastic idea Emma :) I really need to do this as well - my beauty drawers are overflowing. Keep up the good work! x.k.

    1. Thank you so much for the vote of confidence, I'll try my best to keep the ball rolling with it! My drawers are ridic atm, need to streamline and gift out even more than I already am lol

  3. This is such a fantastic idea Emma :) I really need to do this as well - my beauty drawers are overflowing. Keep up the good work! x.k.

    1. It's a good way to try out heaps of new products without having to fork out for them!

  4. Nice to see how you're going with this project! I managed to accumulate more samples of late during my trip so my dwindling selection is bulging again *sigh*

    1. Ohh but my project is all about ENJOYING the samples - it's wonderful that you have new samples to try out! I have received a few more Chanel ones and some from Mecca since I started this project and now I can enjoy trying them guilt free, it feels wonderful again (as it should!)


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