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
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,