Monday, August 12, 2013

Empties - Sample Edition - July 2013

The last few month's I've been making a conscious effort to use up the huge amount of samples and trial sized products that I continually seem to accumulate.  

Here are the samples I used up in July with a few of my thoughts on each.

Aveda invati Exfoliating Shampoo & Thickening Conditioner
I loved these little one time samples.  They left my hair feeling so incredibly soft but also so light and clean.  I definitely got some volume into my fine hair with these as well.  Will definitely be looking at purchasing some of these in full size.

Alpha H Liquid Gold 
I've already mentioned this in my July Favourites post but I acquired this recently with an Adore Beauty purchase and I fell in love.  One of the first products I've used that's given me overnight results from the very first use.  I have since purchased this in full-size and will be reviewing in the coming weeks.

Rachel K CC Cream in Neutral
Love this BB/CC Cream - gives a great coverage and feels great on the skin.  Will look at purchasing this once I've got through some of my other base products.

Peter Thomas Roth Mega-Rich Body Lotion
For my birthday in July I was whisked away by my lovely man to Queensland and we stayed a couple of nights in a Hilton Apartment on Surfers Paradise.  The complimentary toiletries were all Peter Thomas-Roth which I had never heard of at the time.  This lotion was beautiful - far superior to any complimentary toiletries every received in a hotel.  Very surprising!

Clarins Beauty Flash Balm
Beauty Flash Balm is one of those 'cult' products that I've just never understood.  Whilst I love most Clarins products this one just baffles me.  So many people rave about it and love but I just don't get it.  This can be used multiple ways - as a primer, everyday moisturiser, midday pick me up or applied thickly as a face mask.  I prefer to use this as a hydrating face mask but won't be purchasing a full-size any time soon.  I will say that it smells delicious though :)

I.C.O.N India Shampoo & Conditioner
I reviewed these products and ran a giveaway to win a full size pack of these a couple of months ago.  The products are beautiful and you can read my full review of these products here.

Batiste Dry Shampoo in Mamba
I bought a pack of these 50ml sized Dry Shampoo recently as they're a perfect size for travelling.  I took this away with me to Queensland and it was perfect.  This one is a scent I hadn't tried before and I found it a lot stronger than my usual 'Blush' but it was still nice.

Do you enjoy using samples or find them too small and annoying?

Don't forget to enter my giveaway while you're here - there's only a couple days left to enter and if you've already entered you can still tweet about it daily to gain extra entries.

Best of Luck

Kayte xx

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