Sunday, 10 August 2014

The Sunday sample files




If you were wondering why there was no sample files last Sunday it is because me and technology are no longer friends. The pretty much finished post that I drafted in the blogger app did not upload and was completely gone, photos for this post (and a few others) somehow got deleted, and of course this was only noticed once the samples were used up and long gone in the bin. Luckily I did take a photo on Instagram the previous Monday, but I was just too frustrated to start the whole thing over on Sunday evening after work.

I think after this one, Sunday sample files will go on a little vacation (2-3 weeks) just so I can concentrate a bit on the #beautychallenge10 and use my full sized products a little more.

Moving on to last weeks selection:

Weleda pomegranate regenerating body oil. This was a nice enough body oil, but it is not something that wowed me after one use. Pleasant fruity aroma, not overpowering, nice enough texture. It is supposed to help accelerate natural skin renewal by 50%  in as short a time as two weeks, however I am not at a point where I would be looking for that sort of thing, so it is just not an appropriate product for me. It goes to the no pile.

100 % Pure cabernet grape nourishing body cream. In all my time since going "green" there has been only one body cream that I liked, and that is why I wasn't really expecting much from this product. Yet I absolutely loved it. The consistency was gorgeously buttery, still managing not to be heavy, the scent was just gorgeous (just like Welch's purple grape juice, that I used to be obsessed with). The sample would have lasted me to uses but I wasn't paying attention to what I was doing when applying it so I accidental squeezed the whole thing out (well I felt very smooth). There is only one thing, I am not fully convinced by their proprietary preservative system, so while I am happy to buy their powder foundation and maybe a few other makeup items, I am not sure if I want to get a body moisturiser. At the moment this is a maybe.

Bee yummy skin food. This sample was part of the a beautiful world summer box. I remember getting a sample pack from bee yummy about 4 years ago, but I just could not remember much else about it. And the I opened the jar and it all came back. To my nose this smells horrendous. The dominant smell is of propolis, if you ever took this as a supplement you will be familiar with it, personally I really do not like it, but if you do then you won't have problems with how this product smells. Moving on past the scent, it makes my skin blotchy (which in turn makes my whole face look unhappy). That happened four years ago and it happened now. I ended up using it on elbows just so it doesn't get waisted. No pile.

Vapour startus skin perfector. This primer/skincare has piqued my interest in the past so this was my second attempt with it. Sadly the results are the same, something here just does not agree with my skin. The texture is really nice and there is a choice of colours, could be a real winner for someone just not me. No pile.

Tata Harper refreshing cleanser. I have been loving a few things from Tata's range from afar, but this cleanser was not even on my radar. It is a pink cream (or gloop to quote Mr RF), with a pleasant aroma that leans towards florals. The sachet was supposed to be for one use, for me it was plenty for two uses and I could have stretched it to three if I tried. It left my skin really fresh and calm as well as thoroughly cleansed (please note I did not use makeup on those days, but I would have used an oil to remove my makeup beforehand even if I did). I am rather picky with my cream cleansers and I have been pleasantly surprised by this one. This one is a Yes.

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12 comments:

  1. I love the bee yummy cream but agree the scent is not great! x

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    1. I would get past the scent I think if it worked for my skin but it is just a bad fit all around xx

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  2. Love these posts! So frustrating to lose a drafted one ��. The Pomegranate oil is a current fave of mine, bought the sample oil pack to try the others too. Not needing the renewal too much either, but the scent keeps drawing me back! X

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    1. Thank you, I will continue with them just after a little break :) I like the scent, I just have so many other body products that I love + don't want to start on "renewal" before it's necessary xx

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    2. Oh forgot to explain: I was using blogger app on the phone, when I hit save after a few seconds it crashed and after I opened it up again the post was gone, so clearly it did not upload before it crashed :(

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  3. I absolutely loved my sample of the Vapour primer! Such a shame it didn't work for you, although I'm sure your purse is happy about that ;)

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    1. Ha ha to be perfectly honest I don't think that my purse is ever happy, there is always something ;) something doesn't seem to agree with my skin, I had the same problem with their foundation, no matter I am not short of makeup ;) xx

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  4. Really enjoying these sample posts! I haven't tried that one, but i had a sample of the Regenerating one and i was pretty impressed too :). I thought 100% Pure preserved their creams with Japanese honeysuckle extract...have they changed that?

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    1. I meant Tara's Regenerating Cleanser, not sure if that made sense, oops

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    2. Ha ha yes got there in the end ;) with 100 pure this is what they claim to use as preservatives : Japanese Honeysuckle, Thyme, Oregano, Goldenseal, Rosemary, and Lavender. And in this cream Japanese honeysuckle is listed just this way, doesn't say it is an extract, but in some other products it is listed as extract so you can see why I am a bit confused and ... Xx

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  5. a while back now I had a little mini pomegrante kit from weleda, products are nice but they are just a bit average for me, nothing got me excited but not bad either

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    1. I really like some things from weleda, but this one might be good for someone who is really concerned with ageing skin on their body, since apparently it showed results in testing but for anyone else yeah there other things out there

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