Project Samples : Update #2

Wednesday, 25 July 2012


I cant believe I am already doing a second update on my Project Samples challenge but I have used up another batch, so I figured I would share my thoughts! At least this shows that I am heading in the right direction with using all these up! Seriously if you have a stash of sachets and minitures lying around, get on it and do this challenge too. It's great to see the pile of samples decrease! They may be small but it feels like such an achievement!

I recieved this in a Glossybox a while back and just put it to the side. I used it as a shower gel, it lasted a good few showers! It worked best with a body polisher as it ensured that the product really lathered up well. The scent was pleasant. Not too overpowering which was good. It lingered on my skin for a little bit too which was a plus.

Tresemme Split Remedy Shampoo and Conditioner.
After only using a sachet I cant really comment on what benefits I got from using these two products, however they did lather quite well and smelt nice which is always a plus. The conditioner was thick - which I like! I would be quite interested to buy them full sized just to see if the claims to help split ends were true.

At first I wasnt too sure on this product but as I started to use it each morning I noticed that any dryness on my face was gradually reducing. I suffer from dry patches around one side of my nose which is really annoying. However after using this on a regular basis the dryness has gone! The full size bottle of this is about £30 quid which is a lot of money for me. Luckily for me I won a giveaway from Glossybox a while back and got a full sized bottle! If I hadnt have won that I think I still would have considered buying it full sized as it was the first product I have used to really help the problem area around my nose.

Nars Multi Protect Primer. 
This was a really lightweight primer that to be honest I kept forgetting I had but I've finally used it up. I think the fact that i easily forgot I had it shows that it didnt wow me that much. Yes it made my skin more even/smoother for makeup application but I didnt see that much of a difference when I used it compared to when I didnt. I doubt I'll be buying this full size.

Like every other blogger I got this as a freebie with Glamour magazine. Everyone raved about this product so I was excited to give it a try. I can say after using it up  I dont know what the fuss is about. I really didnt see a difference in the staying power of my makeup or my pores! I guess what works for others may not work for you. I think I may be one of the very few that has finished a sample of this product and not decided to buy it full sized!

I think I am doing pretty well with this challenge dont you? Are any of you doing this too? I'd love to see your posts so link them in the comments!

If you want to see what I finished in my first update you can have a read here

Much Love


  1. Every time you do one of these posts I keep telling myself I'm going to do it too, but I STILL haven't got round to it! Laziness, I guess. One of the only samples I've used up this year is the Caudalie Vinosource, you just reminded me how much I liked it - I suffer from dryness round the nose too! x

  2. I used the Tresemmee Split Remedy and it did absolute wonders for my hair! I was booked for a hair appointment as my hair was so dry and split, but by the time I went my hair was really healthy after using it. You should definitely try it if your hair is dry! Xx


  3. this is a great post. I feel like going to make this challenge..hehe

  4. I really need to do this - you know the beauty box from the Oracle? Well that is full of samples! Oop :/ I like porefessional because it covers up my massive pores before applying any make-up but it's not the longest lasting product which is a bit of a shame :( x

  5. I found the Porefessional sample lasted ages! I have both the full size and sample size of it, I'm still unsure how I feel about it.. it's a proper love/hate relationship! I think I need to do something like this because I have so many samples that I'm yet to use, or products in general! 

    Hev x

  6.  You should do it!!! Seriously its so nice to be able to bulk throw away a load of little sachets and tubes knowing you actually tried out the sample rather than hoarding it! Do it Do it Do it!  x


  8.  Ah yes jump on the project samples challenge with me! Do it Hev! I've heard a lot of people have a hit and miss relationship with porefessional! I think i'll just avoid it now. I couldnt see any difference! haha x


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