Sample Selection #2

In a bid to cut down my spending, I’ve been trying to use up the products I currently own and more importantly use up some samples! As you will have seen from Sample Selection #1 which was my first post showcasing my sample empties, I’ve steadily used up more things so here’s Sample Selection #2!

Sample Selection #2 1

Montagne Jeunesse – Cucumber Peel Off Face Masque

My first impressions of this face mask wasn’t great and in all honesty? I didn’t like it. The smell of the mask was really over powering, not refreshing like cucumber as advertised on the packet and overall it seemed just a bit artificial! It was incredibly sticky which made it a bit difficult to apply because it went all over my hands. However, despite this though, I still gave it a good go and it turns out that it’s not as bad as it seems! Once the mask dried, it was great fun peeling it all off and my skin felt smooth and definitely appeared a bit brighter! There’s actually quite a lot product in each sachet too so I managed to get 2 full uses out of it.

Glamglow Mud Mask

Now this was a mask that I was really excited to try. After hearing a lot of bloggers raving about it, I couldn’t believe my luck when I received a sample in my BBloggersXmas goodie bag! It certainly lived up to all the hype because my skin has never felt so amazing after using it. I really felt that all the impurities were being drawn out to reveal brighter skin and my face felt baby soft. It was just an absolutely wonderful mask to use and it’s ranking high on my wish list!

Nivea Soft Moisturising Cream

I used to use this cream a lot for my face back in the day. However as my skin kept changing, it eventually got a bit too oily for my complexion so I ended up abandoning it all together. Since the weather has been quite cold up until recently my skin has been a lot dryer, so I decided to give it another go! It hydrated my skin very nicely and when applied at night, I’d wake up with a well moisturised, slightly plump face. They may have changed the formula because it seemed a lot lighter than I remembered, but the smell remains very soothing! I would definitely consider repurchasing when I’m next in the market for another moisturiser.

Macadamia Oil Deep Repair Mask

This has easily become a holy grail product for my hair. I thought the Macadamia Oil was a treat, but this is just amazing! After washing, I applied this liberally to my hair and left it in for 7 minutes. After those 7 minutes, I rinsed the mask off but it wasn’t until my hair was dry, that I realised just how incredible the effects were! My locks were silky smooth, tangle free and there was not the slightest hint of frizz even after using a hair dryer! This is an incredible product and I would happily recommend it. 🙂 Yet another product on my wish list!

Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser

I’ve raved about this cleanser in a review before and I’m still a huge fan! I just love that it removes all traces of makeup and leaves skin feel clean, without being stripped and buffs away dry patches. You can read my full review here. 🙂

The Organic Pharmacy Enzyme Peel Mask

The third face mask amongst the bunch! I loved the smell of this Enzyme mask and my skin did feel great after using it, but the tingly sensation takes a bit of getting used to! There is a pre-warning about the tingling sensation, but I just worried that my face was burning.. Safe to say my face is still in tact, but of the face masks I tried out I’ll probably not be looking to purchase this any time soon.

Champneys Skin Comforting Bath Milk and Mediterranean Bliss Body Hydrator

I’m not really one for taking baths so ended up using this bath milk as a shower gel instead. It was a so so product, nothing really outstanding for me but the Mediterranean Bliss Body Hydrator on the other hand was a real treat! The consistency of the moisturiser was lovely and light and was only slightly perfumed. It sunk into my skin really well and after showering it locked in all the moisturise to keep my skin feeling supple!

And that’s it for the second round of samples!

So have you tried any of the products I’ve mentioned?

Love Sophia xo

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