So since I wrote this post I have made a conscious effort to reach into my sample boxes and start to use up some of them! In some cases it was easy to use them. Other times I had to remind myself! Rather than go through each sample individually I thought I would share with you the stand out samples from this particular batch. Obviously there will be hit and misses when you are going through samples of products, you aren't going to love everything you try.
Bumble & Bumble Thickening hairspray - This sample came from a magazine. I've been using it for a while now and I have to say since it ran out I have noticed that my hair doesn't seem as 'big' compared to before. I can get away with spraying a fair bit in the roots of my hair without leaving it feeling as though its full of product which is a big plus for me. I do have some other volumising sprays in my stash which I need to finish, however I would seriously consider purchasing this full size.
Pantene Repair & Protect Shampoo & Conditioner - Out of the shampoos & conditioners I tried out this range was the one that stood out the most as being products I would go out and purchase full size. The shampoo left my hair feeling really clea, and the sachet actually lasted two washes because I didnt need to use much product. The conditioner left my hair feeling extremely smooth and nourished, brushing through my hair after towel drying was a complete dream! Definitely one I will be getting in boots!
Elemis Frangipani Monoi Shower Cream - I really loved this shower cream firstly the scent is absolutely lovely! Give me everything in this range please! The shower cream feels really luxurious. It's not one that really lathers but it does leave my skin feeling very moisturised. It's quite pricey in my opinion for a shower cream so as much as I would like to purchase it full sized, I think it would end up being one of those treat items!
I don't really have much to say about the samples that didnt have that 'wow' factor. The urban Veda daily radiance facial wash had a really nice scent however it left my skin feeling very dry which was annoying! Even though I am a fan of some products from this particular keratase range, the shampoo & conditioner didnt do anything for me!
Are you doing something similar to this? Working your way through your samples?