Samples Showdown: Nars, Kiehl’s, and Kate Somerville

Do you have a huge stash of product samples?  I always have a bunch on hand.  Here I’ll tell you which to buy, and which to say buh-bye to.

Nars Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer SPF 30

Nars Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer SPF 30
Ugh, what happened here?  I received this in St. Moritz, a supposedly neutral medium.  I can’t even tell you if this is any good because I had to remove it right away – it’s soooo orange.

Kiehl’s Rosa Arctica Lightweight Cream

kiehl's rosa arctica lightweight cream
This formula is a gel-like cream, feels instantly refreshing, and smells like spa heaven (aka lavender).
THE VERDICT: Would buy, like, yesterday.

Kate Somerville ExfoliKate Intense Exfoliating Treatment

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The package is a lie, because it’s all orange and cheery, but the product itself is slime green.  It worked really well, but it wasn’t a miracle considering this brand’s price point.
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THE VERDICT: Sure, if you’ve got the dough.