I managed to use up lots of samples in February :)
Easy Touch hand wash. I bought a couple of these when they were on offer in Superdrug for about £1 each. I liked it, it smelt fresh, lathered nicely and was well worth the price. I would definitely buy again.
Love Etc Body Wash. Received this for Christmas in a gift set from the Body shop. This has a lovely fragrance, fresh and a little sweet and I could still smell it on my skin a few hours after my shower. It lathers up really well and makes the bathroom smell lovely. I will definitely buy this again, or ask for it for Chistmas again.
Dirty Works Body Spray. I bought this from Sainsbury's at half price, 99p! Love how clean this smells, I spray it all over after my shower and could always smell it on my skin a good 3 or 4 hours later. I have already repurchased this as I didn't want to be without it, and for 99p it's a bargain.
Silvikrin Firm Hold Hairspray. This is just a travel size I have taken out in my handbag and when I stayed out overnight. I have used this hairspray for several years so will definitely be buying again. The full size of Silvikrin hair sprays range from around £3 to £3.50.
Ojon Hydrating Thickening Conditioner. As I tend to have several shampoos and conditioners on the go at once this has been open for a few months and I am glad to finally finish it as I have others I am dying to try. I have had this conditioner before and it is one I do really like. It makes my hair soft and shiny and it does seem to hydrate and thicken my hair, until the next wash. As with all Ojon products I have tried I would certainly repurchase this one and at £19.50 for 250ml I think it's good value for money.
I have been determined to use up some of my rather large supply of samples and this month I have used a few as you can see.
Garnier intensive 7 days body moisturiser. I did like this, is moisturised well and sank in quite quickly. As a lower priced moisturiser I would repurchase this when I don't have more high end ones in stock. I still have quite a few samples of it left which I am quite happy to use. And it is only $4.99 for 400ml
Green People hydrating firming serum. I absolutely loved what little I had to try of this. My skin felt instantly hydrated and I felt with continued use this one would actually help with firming my skin. I would love to have some more of this and at only £11.95 for 50ml I'm sure I will be buying some real soon
Estee Lauder advance night repair. This is a great sized sample, lasting me about two weeks so I got a good idea of how it worked. It worked great for me, my skin felt lovely and soft after using it and I felt there was some improvement in the appearance of my fine lines using this for the two weeks. Luckily I have a couple more of these samples but I will think seriously about buying the full size product when they are used up as it costs £45 for 50ml. If I see it on sale I will definitely buy some though.
Decleor Foaming Cleanser. I have a couple of decleor products in this travel size that I received in a set, and they are a great size to test whether you like it enough to buy the full size product, I do, and will definitely buy this at some point in the full size. You only need a small amount to get a nice lather to wash your face with and it leaves your face lovely and soft and very clean feeling, a really nice product. They have this on offer on Amazon for £22.00 for 200ml, well worth that price in my opinion, as you don't need a lot of product each time you use it.
Rodial Dragon's Blood Sculpting Gel. I was dying to try this as I had heard great things about it. I have to say I was quite disappointed after all the hype. It was ok, nothing more and nothing less. I didn't feel my skin looked or felt any better after using it, but perhaps after regular use it would feel better. Going off the sample I had I won't be buying this again as it costs £75 for 50ml!
Nivea Pure and Natural Regenerating Night Cream. This was the biggest surprise of all the samples I used last month. Nivea is not an expensive product line and I have never been a fan in particular, so I was pleasantly surprised with this and how great my skin felt after using it. My face felt smooth and moisturised and as good as it does after using more high end products. I will definitely buy this product again, I love it! Not only is only £5.35 for 100ml but at the moment it is on a 3 for 2 deal at Boots.
Rodial Glamtox Day. This moisturiser felt nice, my skin was moisturised but again nothing special. At £75 for 50ml I honestly would expect more from this product therefore I will not be repurchasing this.
Well I had mixed feelings about my samples this month. I expected great things from the Rodial ones and was disappointed, perhaps if they gave better size samples with enough for a few days I would have felt differently, but with only enough for one use I was not convinced, whereas the Garnier body lotion was better than I anticipated and the Nivea moisturiser was really good, and really cheap. I feel by using the Nivea sample I have discovered a product I probably would not otherwise have tried, so a great result. The Estee Lauder sample I have used in a sample before so I knew liked it. The Green People serum was another nice surprise which I may have bought anyway as I like Green products, but now I know I will definitely be buying it, I think the price is great for such a good product.
Did you use up any samples last month? And if so were there any that surprised you, either positively or negatively?