Samples Of The Month: November!

29th November 2017

Hey everyone!

So it’s time for this months samples post, if you haven’t yet read Octobers you can backtrack here! This months is a mixture of body and facial care, enjoy!

The Hero Project Hyasoft Instant Moisture Boost // £19 for 30ml
This product is vegan and cruelty-free and despite the website calling it a moisturiser, it seems like it’s designed to be used as more of a serum as the instructions tell you to put it on before your usual daily moisturiser. It contains hyaluronic acid and vitamin B5 which are fab ingredients for people with tired and dry skin as they lock in moisture and help to plump it up again.

This is definitely more of a gel texture than anything else and it is water based so I found it to be quite thin, it did take around a minute to dry in on application but in all honesty the only difference I could feel on my skin after using was a strange tightening sensation which I’m not sure is a good or bad thing. I didn’t feel like this product really did anything for my skin unfortunately so I wouldn’t recommend it.

Collagen Lip Mask // 99p each
This mask isn’t branded as far as I know (which you usually should be super cautious about just incase) but I did a review a couple of months back on the matching under eye masks to this that you can read about here and was pleasantly surprised so I was looking forward to trying this one out too. You can find them on places like eBay and Amazon for pretty damn cheap! I don’t have a lot of information on them as I can’t find any unfortunately…

I got a bit confused with this as it just kind of slipped off my face no matter which way round I put it on, I managed to hold it on for around 5 minutes but it got kind of annoying doing so. To be fair it did make the skin around my lips feel slightly more moisturised and soft but I can’t say it did anything for my actual lips which is a bit of a disappointment as I really could use it this time of year! For 99p I’d probably recommend it if you’re looking for a moisture boost around the mouth.

Skin Yoga Coffee Body Scrub // £32 for 200g
This one is also vegan and 100% natural with the ingredients simply being ground coffee, coconut oil and sesame oil. This is an interesting scrub as it claims to enhance the burning of fat and remove liquid from the skin which helps reduce the appearance of stretch marks and cellulite! Kind of like what a dry body brush does I suppose, unfortunately on the website it says it takes 1-2 weeks of use to show any signs of this but hopefully I can get a gist of how useful it’ll be with this little sachet!

I was surprised on opening as I thought the particles would be a lot bigger but it was quite powdery and clumpy, the smell had an essence of spice to it alongside the coffee undertones, sort of curry-like which I also thought was unusual and possibly slightly unpleasant for a body care product. The abrasive-ness of the scrub was nice, not too harsh but not useless either but I’m not sure if it’d be abrasive enough to do the things it claims to. It did leave my skin feeling lovely and soft afterwards though and luckily the smell didn’t linger either. I don’t think I’d recommend this for what it’s priced at if I’m honest but if it was a little cheaper I’d definitely consider it!

So not too successful this month with the samples sadly, have you tried out any new products recently which have disappointed you?

’Til next time,

35 responses to “Samples Of The Month: November!”

  1. Alice says:

    It’s a shame that the lip mask was a bit disappointing but how good of idea would that be?! Like a proper nourishing mask for your lips, it’d be so perfect as my lips get destroyed at this time of year x


  2. Chessie says:

    Shame that you didn’t like any of the products! It’s so strange that one of them isn’t branded! I tried the L’oreal clay face mask and I had such a bad reaction to it so I’m super wary about what I put on my face now ?x

    Francesca | ?

  3. Heather Nixon says:

    I have so many samples- I need to start using them x

  4. Joyce Lau says:

    I’m currently trying out the pixi skin tonic and the Estée Lauder advanced night repair. Hope it works out for my skin but maybe no since the serum is hella pricey ?

  5. Emma Drury says:

    I love these posts, I love getting random samples when I order makeup!
    Emma |

  6. Leslie says:

    What a shame, they sound like they could’ve been great products! I’ve received some really drying cleanser in my day that made me breakout like crazy

  7. Rachael says:

    Aww that’s a bit disapointing this month but atleast they were only samples so you know not to waste your money on the full size! I’d always been intrigued by the lip masks so I’m glad to know they’re not worth it!
    PaleGirlRambling xo

  8. Emma-Louise says:

    Ah what a shame that these didn’t really do much. That lip mask looks so strange! It can be a bit hit and miss when it comes to samples, but always nice to try new things and you never know when you’re going to find something you absolutely love! x

    • blacktulipbeauty says:

      Haha I know, a lot of people have said that! Definitely, I’ve bought full sized products after trying samples plenty of times! X

  9. Gemma says:

    It’s a shame they were all a bit disappointing, I love a good coffee scrub! x

  10. Gemma Daniels says:

    The lip mask looks so weird yet so cool too! I’ve never tried one but I really need to xx

    Gemma • Gemma Etc . ❤️

  11. Ooh, I actually hate things that make my skin tingle, whether it’s bad or good, because I always think it’s bad regardless.. ???‍♀️ I’m super glad, for you, that the smell of the last one didn’t linger! I’m so funny about the smell of things, that if I don’t like it, I might not even use it in the first place, especially if it smells like you described.. ??

    • blacktulipbeauty says:

      I like it if it’s like warming at the same time but other than that I agree… Yeah I know, it was a really odd smell and I’m not entirely sure why it smelt that way haha! X

  12. Alicia says:

    I really want to try the collagen lip mask!, I feel like they’d feel weirdly nice on your lips haha xx

  13. Chloe says:

    Ah it’s a shame that you weren’t too impressed with the samples this month but I still loved reading your honest reviews anyway! Thank you for always being so honest in your posts! xx

    • blacktulipbeauty says:

      Thank you so much 🙂 I’d never lie about if a product worked for me, I don’t really see the point in having a blog otherwise haha! Xx

  14. Lily says:

    Shame none of these products were killer! I’ve always wanted to try a collagen lip mask, so maybe there are others out there that aren’t too expensive. I tried a Botanics under eye roller and it broke me out sooo bad under my eye (so I knew it was this) and haven’t used it since x

    • blacktulipbeauty says:

      I know I was a bit gutted this month! Glad I didn’t spend loads of money though and they were only samples haha, no way thats so odd! I hate it when products cause spots its the worst X

  15. Julia says:

    I like how honest you are in your reviews. It’s so good! I’ve never tried a lip mask and I wish it was as good as it’s meant to be. But I’d find it really awkward if I struggled with keeping it on. That’s something the company can improve! I’ve always wanted a coffee body scrub just never got round to it and I find it a bit too expensive for what it is. Great post!

    Julia xx

    • blacktulipbeauty says:

      Thank you so much 🙂 I don’t see the point in not being honest! Yeah it was super odd that it just kept slipping off haha. Coffee scrubs are usually great and really effective but this one didn’t live up to it unfortunately! I’d definitely recommend trying a different one though xx

  16. I’ve always been intrigued by a coffee scrub, so I may have to try one – maybe not this one as you were a little disappointed by it, but another one! This is such a fab features cos it means that you’re constantly trying out samples and using them up – genius idea! 🙂 xo

    Char |

    • blacktulipbeauty says:

      Coffee scrubs are generally brilliant and more effective which is why I was so disappointed, you should definitely try one at some point! Thank you 🙂 it’s a really fun post to do every month and it means I don’t get bored aswell! X

  17. Anu says:

    Such a shame that none these really worked. I’d really love to try a lip mask like that, probably not the exact same one though! Also, all the coffee scrubs I’ve tried have been amazing! I even made one myself, I just took some used ground coffee and used it as a scrub :)x

    Anu | Based On blog | Bloglovin

    • blacktulipbeauty says:

      I think ones that are a bit more pricey would be a lot more effective due the ingredients possibly! Yeah I was quite surprised as coffee scrubs I’ve tried before have even so abrasive and effective! That sounds cool 🙂 X

  18. that lip moisture pouch looks interesting its a shame it didnt stick though! My lips get so chapped this time of year!

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