I receive a lot of samples, both trial and deluxe sized, and I probably end up using samples as much as I use the full-size products I actually buy. Here, on this weekly feature, I will share my initial impressions to a variety of products.
NEST DAHLIA & VINES EAU DE PARFUM
With such a pretty packaging (I looooove florals), I was expecting something elegant yet perky. But ew. It smells like potpourri. I’m going use the rest of the sample as as a room freshener only.
THE VERDICT: Buh-bye!
BUMBLE & BUMBLE HAIRDRESSER’S INVISIBLE OIL SHAMPOO AND CONDITIONER
Smells faintly of argan oil and – what’s this? – gardenia mmmmmh. The shampoo and conditioner, like most Bumble & Bumble products, work well. I don’t feel any of it’s detangling effects, but my normally coarse hair definitely feel more silky.
THE VERDICT: Buy when the price is right!
ORIGINS NEVER A DULL MOMENT FACE POLISHER
I was told by an Origins representative that the papaya extract in this exfoliator “eats” your dead skin – whoa. This thick scrub does its job, but, as weird as this sounds, it smells too good. I prefer a skincare routine that doesn’t make me crave papaya.
THE VERDICT: On the fence.
That’s it for today! See you next week with more teeny tiny sample packets.