Cult Product Samples

As you may have noticed, I have been spending way too much on clothes etc. recently so I thought I would write this post on two cult samples I've been trialling - no cost involved!

The first is Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Light. I went into the Boots near uni for something unrelated and found they had a new Smashbox stand; so after browsing and speaking to the consultant explaining my never ending problem of 'shiny skin', I managed to get a tester of this product. I have only been using it on my T-Zone as the rest of my face dries out very easily - but it is amazing! I've had it for the past two weeks now and would definitely recommend it. It is more like a moisturiser in texture, but once it has dried it gives the illusion of beautifully smooth matte skin. The full size product is £25 which I definitely think is worth it, so as soon as payday comes around I will be buying it! If you can't get to a Smashbox near you, the good news is you can get it online here with free delivery, and every order comes with a deluxe size sample of another product of your choice - can't go wrong really!

Another sample I have been using is the Elizabeth Arden 8 Hour Cream Skin Protectant which I received a few months back in my GlossyBox Summer Sale boxes. I had a lot of trouble with GlossyBox and so was initially reluctant to use any of the products in case they eventually replied to my emails/calls/tweets. However I have since given up hope, and the cold weather is ruining my lips so I thought it was time to start trying out the 8 Hour Cream. I had read so much about this 'miracle' product and how versatile it was, and although I have only trialled it on my lips - I love it! The cream has a gel like texture, and it instantly feels moisturising on your lips. Mine have been really damaged from the weather recently, but after a few days of using the Elizabeth Arden product they've really improved.

The colour of the cream out of the tube is an orangey/red but it goes on as clear balm and lasts for a few hours before you need to reapply. You can find an 8 Hour set on Fragrance Direct here which includes a dedicated lip balm and intensive facial moisturiser. The only criticism I can find with this product is that the tube says 'fragrance free', but personally I feel like it does have a slight smell - though having tried every basically other lip balm on the market, I'm just pleased to have finally found something which makes my lips better instead of worse!

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