Samples of the Month: August!

Samples of the Month: August!

Hey everyone!

Second part of the “Samples of the month” feature on my blog today, you guys really seemed to dig the idea and the first post so I’ve been excited to write this one!

The first sample I went for this month is:
The Body Shop Tea Tree Anti-Imperfection Night Mask // RRP £12 for 75ml
Now this is a brand new product that I recently picked up a sample of instore, I was super excited to try this as I already use their Tea Tree Anti-Imperfection Solution for when i get break-outs and it’s absolutely brilliant, I featured it in my Top 5 Skin Saviours post!
This product is designed for people with oily, blemish-prone skin and is 100% vegan and alcohol free.
The texture of the mask is quite gummy and bounces back in the pot which I found odd but once applied to the skin it warms and transforms into a silky gel texture which sits on and sinks into the skin nicely. It does feel sticky for about a minute once applied to the face but then dries and leaves the skin feeling tight and treated.

I can honestly say the next morning my skin looked and felt better after just one use, my spots had reduced in size and redness, my pores looked smaller and didn’t feel so clogged up and my skin felt really refreshed. For such a small amount of product I used and such a thin consistency, this worked wonders! This is definitely a product I will be buying the full size of.

Onto the second sample:

Indeed Labs “Nanoblur” // RRP £19.99 for 30ml

When reading about this, I thought it was quite a weird product, it’s basically designed to airbrush your skin but in real life which is a huge statement to make, so it gets rid of imperfections and lines and makes you look flawless. It’s apparently not designed as a makeup product or a primer and can be used anywhere on the body for either male or female to correct anything that needs it.
Being a water based product I was a bit apprehensive and skeptical about such a product and the bold promises it makes and after trying it I was proved right.

This really wasn’t as effective as I thought it might be but it does make your skin feel super soft and cover over your pores nicely so I think it’d be a nice light and natural primer. I was expecting a much bigger difference, it reminds me of a more thin and creamy version of The Body Shops “Instablur”, although I’m not a fan of Instablur as I feel the gel texture is too heavy under makeup, I feel like it’s a lot more effective than this product. Personally I don’t think this is worth the money despite it’s apparently amazing reviews!

And last but not least: 
Lavera 2in1 Hand and Nail Cream // RRP £2.79 for 75ml
This hand cream is said to leave the hands, nails and cuticles moisturised for hours due to the organic active ingredients present in it such as olive and avocado oils and chamomile extracts which makes it super soothing. It is also vegan for anyone who cares!
The smell is very earthy with a surprising twist of what I identify as aniseed, its quite a unique and odd smell but definitely not unpleasant. I’d say it was a hand cream for people who aren’t a fan of fruity or floral smells.
As for the texture, it’s quite thin but you can tell it packs a punch. I’m actually super impressed as it sinks into the skin within around a minute leaving no residue but the hands feel super soft and supple instantly and that feeling stays for a good 2-3 hours!

At just under £3 I’d definitely give this product a go if you’re looking for something super moisturising for the hands without the strong smell or heavy, clogged feeling.

Well there you have it, my 3 samples I’ve tried for this month! Would you pick up any of these bits after reading my review of them?

’Til next time,
BTB Xx
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32 Comments

  1. 27th August 2017 / 7:17 pm

    I love the sound of all of these! I didn’t realise you could pick up samples in The Body Shop! Like when did this happen, I definitely would think about picking up the hand cream, I am a sucker for those! Where did you pick up the sample from?

    Gemma | http://www.anoceanglimmer.wordpress.com

    • blacktulipbeauty
      Author
      31st August 2017 / 7:58 pm

      Yeah they let you try things if you ask nicely haha! Usually it’s up to 3 samples per customer 🙂 I got it in a recent monthly beauty box! X

  2. Lily
    27th August 2017 / 7:18 pm

    Do you go into the store and ask for samples? or get them through a company? Also, I would love to try some Kiehl’s samples, their skin care seems amazing just so expensive xx

    • blacktulipbeauty
      Author
      31st August 2017 / 7:59 pm

      With The Body Shop and Lush I’ve asked before but quite a few of them I’ve just got from beauty boxes etc! Kiehls have loads of sachets but i’m not sure how generous they are with giving them out! X

    • blacktulipbeauty
      Author
      31st August 2017 / 8:00 pm

      It’s perfect for break outs! X

  3. Anu
    27th August 2017 / 11:37 pm

    I absolutely love the tea tree range from the Body Shop! I’ve never tried that mask before… I do love the scrub :)x

    Anu | Based On blog | Bloglovin

    • blacktulipbeauty
      Author
      31st August 2017 / 8:02 pm

      It’s so highly talked about! The mask is new and it’s fabulous 🙂 X

  4. Kayleigh Zara
    28th August 2017 / 12:05 am

    I really love the idea for this post, I rarely get samples of products before I try them which I should! I love the sound of the body shop product you’ve mentioned x

    Kayleigh Zara ?www.kayleighzaraa.com

    • blacktulipbeauty
      Author
      31st August 2017 / 8:02 pm

      I have so many lying around that I needed to use up so this feature has done me well haha! It is brilliant 🙂 X

  5. 28th August 2017 / 9:18 am

    Ahhh I’m so pleased you like the tea tree over night mask! I use the toner and swear by it so have been eyeing up the mask! I’m heading to The Body Shop on Wednesday so shall definitely be picking it up!
    Love the sound of that handcream too!
    PaleGirlRambling xo

    • blacktulipbeauty
      Author
      31st August 2017 / 8:04 pm

      My skin isn’t the oiliest so I don’t use all that much tea tree but that little sample has been a saviour! I’m definitely going to get the actual product 🙂 X

  6. 28th August 2017 / 10:46 am

    My hands are always really dry so I need to use a lot of hand cream! This one sounds like a lifesaver, where did you get it from? I’ll have to give it a try!

    Julia xx
    theglassofclass.com

    • blacktulipbeauty
      Author
      31st August 2017 / 8:13 pm

      I got the sample in a monthly beauty box but I’m sure they do it in general drug stores! X

  7. jade
    28th August 2017 / 2:16 pm

    I think the texture of the Body Shop Mass sounds a little odd, even though it feels lovely on the skin.
    How sad that the Nanoblur didn’t live up to your expectations, that’s a shame!
    Great post, I love hearing about other peoples thoughts on little samples – so much better than having purchased the full-size product!xo

    • blacktulipbeauty
      Author
      31st August 2017 / 8:14 pm

      It is definitely odd but the product works so well so it can be as odd as it wants haha! Yes definitely, I’m fed up of wasting money on disappointing stuff 🙁 X

  8. 28th August 2017 / 4:44 pm

    Can’t wait to try the Body Shop tea tree mask, it sounds great! I didn’t know that you could get samples, I’m going to go wild in the shop now haha x

    • blacktulipbeauty
      Author
      31st August 2017 / 8:14 pm

      It is fabulous, you will love it! I think it’s up to 3 per customer usually 🙂 X

  9. Chloe Rennard
    28th August 2017 / 9:32 pm

    I looove the idea behind this series! (I think I said that before, but I do!) I looove getting samples!

    • blacktulipbeauty
      Author
      31st August 2017 / 8:17 pm

      Thanks girl 🙂 they are fun!

  10. 28th August 2017 / 9:55 pm

    I love samples so much! This is such a good series! x

    • blacktulipbeauty
      Author
      31st August 2017 / 8:18 pm

      Thanks girl! X

  11. 29th August 2017 / 8:29 am

    This is such a cool idea! I love a good sample to try out! I have so many samples haha this is right up my alley

    • blacktulipbeauty
      Author
      31st August 2017 / 8:18 pm

      Thank you 🙂 get them out and get trying them! X

  12. 29th August 2017 / 3:22 pm

    This is such a good idea for a post! I love a good sample, especially when they’re decently sized so you can really get a good idea as to whether to invest in the full sized product x

    • blacktulipbeauty
      Author
      31st August 2017 / 8:19 pm

      Thanks lovely lady! Me too, like getting a good few uses out of it haha! X

  13. 30th August 2017 / 10:29 am

    I love a good sample! The body shop night mask sounds great other than the fact that it’s tea tree and I hate the smell of it haha! Great post!xx

    • blacktulipbeauty
      Author
      31st August 2017 / 8:19 pm

      Ooh I LOVE the smell of Tea Tree haha! It’s so worth it for how good the product is though! Thank you 🙂 xx

  14. Lucy
    2nd September 2017 / 3:57 pm

    I love this idea! Never thought of getting samples and giving first impressions! Love this post, well done lovely xx

    • blacktulipbeauty
      Author
      2nd September 2017 / 9:49 pm

      I have loads of them stacked up and thought this would be the best way to persuade myself to plow through them and it seems to be working so far haha! Thank you 🙂 xx

  15. 3rd September 2017 / 7:20 pm

    What a great idea for a post I am constantly getting free samples in the post! X

    • blacktulipbeauty
      Author
      3rd September 2017 / 8:33 pm

      It’s a great way to force myself to try new things without the huge price tag! X

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