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Thursday, 19 September 2013

Six Mini Reviews: Dr Organic, Garnier & Deborah Milano

I've recently been making an effort to get through some of the mountain of samples I seem to have amassed from origins unknown, and thought it'd be a good idea to share some of my thoughts on my blog - along with whether I'd buy the full-sized product! So, here are the first six samples I've used up!
Six Samples 1
Pantene Pro V 2 Minute Deep Repair Masque I got two uses from this and did like it; it left my hair feeling soft and hydrated. I don't think it's something I'll buy a full-size of though, just because I have three hair masks I'm using already and if I wanted something of a similar price I'd probably repurchase Tresemm√© Keratin Smooth Mask.
Dr Organic Moroccan Argan Oil Shampoo I have so much hair that this 5ml sample wasn't nearly enough to wash my hair even once, so I ended up having to use some of my regular shampoo with it. Because of that, it's difficult to say whether I liked it or not, but it is something I'd consider buying in the future - but only because it's something I wanted to try previously, not on the basis of the sample.
Dr Organic Virgin Olive Oil Day Cream This was far too heavy as a day cream for my oily skin, but I did quite like it as a night cream - it got used this way, but it's not something I'd repurchase.
Garnier Miracle Skin Perfector BB Cream in 'Light' I've had a few sample sachets of Garnier's BB Cream now and have quite liked it; it gives a reasonable coverage and matched my skin quite nicely. It didn't last too long on my skin, although with powder over it it lasts as well as most foundations. I'd maybe buy it for light make-up days but it's not something I'd use on a daily basis.
The Smim Radiating Moisturizing Cream I had this for ages and wasn't really sure what it was but when I looked at the packaging properly, it became apparent that it was a moisturiser. It was actually really lovely to use, light with a pleasant citrussy scent which didn't linger but made it nice to apply. It left my skin soft and ready for makeup, and brightened nicely as well which I think is due to the pearlescent texture of the cream. This seems to be going for about £16 for 60ml on eBay, which is quite a good price and it is something I'd consider buying.
Deborah Milano 5 in 1 BB Cream This came as a sample with the Shine Creator Lipstick I was sent, and whilst I liked it (and it smelt amazing!) it was a bit too dark for me in the shade I received, which was '02 Beige'. I'd like to try this in a lighter shade.

Have you tried any of these products? What did you think? Do you have a Sample Mountain like me?

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  1. I also have a sample mountain like you and this is such a good idea! I love the post :)

    Gemma x

  2. I love samples but sometimes agree they can be too small especially with haircare products as it depends on hair length and type...I'm actually trying a morrocan argan oil cream which I bought from Sally's adnd that's gorgeous!

    I used it as a mask and rinse it off then use a tiny bit on damp hair and it leaves my hair feeling amazing!!

    Definitely going to write about this soon! :)

    Layla xx


  3. Great idea to get your samples all used up! :)


  4. I have so many samples and never seem to get around to using them so I try and make a point of sticking them into my wash bag for weekends away and holidays - it's the only way I seem to get throw them especially for hair products.

  5. I have two big glass jars full of samples, love them xx

    Beautyqueenuk xx

  6. I really need to start using up some of my samples too! but I just like to have them hanging around :)

  7. ive got loads of samples to try! i havent started and it keeps piling up. ive used the dr organic oil and not the shampoo. the shampoo sounds good


  8. im not much of a sample person :p
    i give them all away to my cousins

  9. I always end up loosing my samples :( great post!

  10. I usually keep it aside to use when traveling or in purse & forget all about it!

  11. i like Pantene! especially the scent of the product!


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