Shopping the Samples #1

 As a beauty addict, I have a million fair few of these little samples stocked up, from magazines, beauty boxes and the like, and find they are an excellent way of working out what I want to buy next! Here's what I thought of the samples I've tried out recently:

Herbal Essences Bee Strong Shampoo and Conditioner [£3.89 each for 400ml]
I used to use Herbal Essences regularly but got a bit bored of the fruity scents, and wanted something a bit more nourishing for my hair, so switched to more high end brands. This new shampoo and conditioner set may have rekindled my love for the brand, with a sweet and herbal new scent that reminds me of more expensive shampoo brands, and a real treat for my hair! My hair felt thicker after just the one wash, which I was not expecting at all, especially for such an affordable product!
Would I buy it?
Yes! Next time I need some new shampoo and conditioner this will definitely be on my shopping list.
Loreal EverRiche Shampoo [£5.99 for 250ml]
I tried this one before the Herbal Essences, but loved it all the same. With a sweet smelling scent that reminds me of shortbread or something similar, this shampoo left my hair shiny and bouncy and didn't make my hair look oily at all, which some shampoos of a similar brand level have the habit of doing.
Would I buy it?
I did! I spotted it on offer at 2 for £8 in Boots, so picked up the conditioner too, and am loving it!
Garner Moisture Match [£5.99 for 50ml]
I tried the normal to dry one first, which was a bit silly, as not surprisingly with combination/oily skin, it didn't work for me at all. It left my face feeling greasy, with an overpowering herbal scent, to the point where I actually washed it off. The next day, I tried the combination version, and I'll be honest, I wasn't that impressed. For a product that alleges to have a mattifying effect, it felt like it didn't sink in at all and sat on my skin. It did however have a pleasant cooling effect, so did leave my skin feeling fresh.
Would I buy it?
No, I wasn't particularly impressed, and so won't be purchasing it this time.
Garnier Miracle Skin Perfector BB Cream in Light [£9.99 for 50ml]
This looked fairly dark in the packet but blended nicely. It was on the darker side so wouldn't be great in the middle of winter, but worked nicely with my slight summer tan at the moment! Even with moisturiser it left a slight build up around dryer patches around my nose and eyebrows, which I wouldn't expect from a BB cream or low coverage product. It did have a lovely creamy texture though, and worked better when combined with a little more moisturiser.
Would I buy it?
Probably not, for the price I believe there are many better products out there, so I will give this one a miss for now.
Green People Gentle Cleanse and Makeup Remover [£10.95 for 50ml]
I was really impressed with this product, as it removed my makeup well including particularly stubborn mascara. I own the scent free version of this product, and in my opinion, the gentle herbal scent made this even more pleasant to use. Yet another lovely product from Green People1
Would I buy it?
Yes, once my scent free cleanser has run out, I think I will switch to this one.

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