I managed to use up a whopping 14 samples in June which probably makes up for the few full sized products I finished.
Here's what they were with a few thoughts on each:
|June Empties - Samples|
Avene Gentle Eye Makeup Remover
I didn't like this at all. It did a pretty pitiful job at getting my eye makeup off. Would not purchase this product.
Avene Miceller Lotion
I don't really get the hype around these miceller lotions. It did an okay job of removing my face makeup but not my eye makeup. I much prefer to use a cleanser as I felt like i needed to rinse my face with water after using this product anyway.
Dermalogica Multi-Active Toner
I found this to have a strong alcoholic fragrance and it felt quite drying on my skin. Probably more suited to someone with an oilier skin type. I also didn't like the concept of spraying it straight on my face as I felt like it would be too strong to go near my eyes
Listerine Total Care Mouthwash
I got this as a free sample from PinchMe and really liked it. A clean refreshing mouthwash that didn't make my tongue feel on fire.
Redken Diamond Oil Conditioner and Deep Facets
These came in one of my Her Fashion Boxes and while I did enjoy using them I just found them too heavy for my fine hair.
Clarins Beauty Flash Balm
This is one of those great all-purpose products. It's designed to be worn as a primer under your makeup but can also be used as a moisturiser or my favourite way to use it is as a mask. The trick with this product is to apply a thin layer by patting it onto the skin. If you start rubbing it in like a moisturiser it will pill very quickly. I like to apply a thick layer to my skin for 10-20 minutes and then rinse off - you could also leave it on overnight. Leaves my skin feel soft, plump and hydrated.
|June Empties - Samples|
Elixia Daily Skin Smoothing Lotion
A nice thin lotion that was surprisingly hydrating. Smells a lot like sunblock. I didn't notice any of the promised 'smoothing away of fine lines' but I would probably need to use it longer to see these benefits.
Jurlique Age-Defying Ultra Firm and Lift Cream
I enjoyed using this, especially as my skin is getting drier in winter but again I don't think I used it for long enough to see any of the promised benefits.
Benefit Porefessional Primer
The jury is still out on silicone based primers for me. I'm just not sure that they're hydrating enough. In saying that this is definitely one of the better ones I've tried.
Rachel K CC Cream - Original
The pink sachet of this is a better colour tone for me but this still matched me fine. This CC cream provides really good coverage and applies semi-matte to the skin. If I didn't already have a drawer full of foundations and BB creams I would buy this.
Emergin C Earth hydrating phytelene cream and hyper-vitalizer cream
I've lumped these two together because I found them to be very similar. Each sachet gave me around 3-4 applications and they felt lovely and hydrating on the skin. I've read some good reviews on these products so I wouldn't mind doing some more research and picking something up in full size to really try it out properly
Emergin C multi-fuit cleanser
A lovely fruity creamy cleanser. You apply to dry skin and massage in then introduce a little bit of water. I enjoyed using this product - it did a great job of getting off my makeup too.
Whew, what a list - congrats if you've made it this far!! Have you tried any of the products I mentioned above? Love to hear your thoughts on them!