Bvlgari Omnia Crystalline Eau De Parfum I think this sample came from Bvlgari's Facebook page and it's lasted me ages as it's quite a strong scent, so literally a drop or two was enough. I found this a nice enough fragrance (apparently it has notes of Lotus and Italian Mandarin with a heart of Heliotrope, if that means anything to you!) but it's not the sort of thing I'd pick for myself and I don't see myself spending £59.99 on a 65ml bottle.
Trilogy Antioxidant+ Rosehip Oil I've been using this of an evening prior to applying my moisturiser; three or four drops is plenty to cover my whole face, and the oil massages in to leave my skin feeling soft, smooth and hydrated without being greasy or sticky. I've found that my skin has been a lot clearer the past few weeks, and the only thing I can think of that can be responsible is this; even oily skin can become dehydrated, causing oil over-production which can lead to clogged pores. Using this daily seems to counteract that problem for me, and for that reason, I'm seriously considering investing £26.50 in the 30ml bottle which should last about a year if this 3ml sample is anything to go on!
Miss Dior Blooming Bouquet Eau de Toilette I'm not sure where this sample came from - it may have been a What's In My Handbag try but I'm not certain. Anyway, I really liked it; it has top notes of orange and citruses, middle notes of rose and peony, and base notes of patchouli and musk, or so I'm told. This is a pricey one at £54.50 for 50ml but I would consider saving up and treating myself as it's a very pretty, feminine sort of scent, just my cup of tea!
REN Rosa Centifolia Hot Cloth Cleanser A magazine freebie, this 30ml tube went on a couple of weekends away with me before becoming my evening cleanser for a week or so at home - it does a good job of lifting makeup and dirt away from the skin, feeling quite luxurious as you massage it in and removing easily with a facecloth (the one it comes with is really nice!).
Whish Three Whishes Body Butter Lavender Another Birchbox sample which I enjoyed using much more than anticipated given I'm not a great lover of Lavender; this actually smelt quite nice and was satisfyingly hydrating as well, leaving my often dry and scaly legs feeling comfortably soft and smooth. At £14.50 for 100ml, this is far more pricey than my beloved Body Shop body butters, which I usually buy on offer, so I don't think I'll be getting the full-size of this, though it was nice to try something new. I like the sound of the Lemongrass version, too!
So, those are my six mini reviews - have you tried any of these products? Which do you like the sound of best? Do you use samples, or do they just sit and gather dust in the back of a drawer?