Beauty: Samples That I’ve Tried That Made Me Want To Buy The Full Size | Life Of Dahlia

Hey, Guys as a makeup and skincare lover I often get samples with my purchases from Sephora, Mecca and alike, If you’re like me you probably have a few in your beauty drawer. Today I’m going to be sharing with you some samples that I’ve tried that made me want to buy the full size (Just a note I haven’t purchased most of these yet but these samples really made me want to try the full-sized products.)

Samples That I’ve Tried

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image sourced from Mecca.com, copyrighted to Mario Badescu

Mario Badescu: Botanical Exfoliating Scrub

I’ve tried a few samples of ‘Botanical Exfoliating Scrub’ and I loved it so much that it made me really curious about the brand. I’m currently trying out some affordable skincare but once I’m finished them I will definitely look at purchasing some products from this brand.

If you have tried anything from this brand I would love to know what products you really enjoyed? I have aging combo skin so If your skin is similar to mine I would love to know what products worked for you?

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image sourced from Priceline.com.au, copyrighted to Bean Body

Bean Body: Coconut Coffee Scrub

I got a sample of the Coconut Coffee Scrub from Bean Body in a Priceline Skincare bag, I loved this and the Manuka Honey one which I purchased in a full-size I would repurchase again. I think my only negative is that brands like this market themselves as cruelty-free, no nasties etc but don’t let you know if you can recycle their packaging but based on the product its self I really enjoyed it and I would love to repurchase it.

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Image Sourced from Mecca.com, copyrighted to Hourglass cosmetics

Hour Glass Cosmetics: Veil Mineral Primer

This primer is seriously O.M.G, it’s so good, I received a few samples with my Mecca orders and I loved it so much I looked it up and was like okay not going to happen. If you know Hour Glass you know they aren’t cheap, on Mecca, this retails for $80 for a 30ml bottle, it is available in an 8.95ml, 30ml, and 59ml which cost $108.

As much as I love this I just can’t justify spending that much, I mean even the smallest size is still $27, I don’t mind paying that If I’m getting a nice quantity of products but not for what is essentially a travel size. I think I’ll just stick with my samples.

Hourglass is a brand I have been curious to try but for their pricing, I just can’t justify it in case the product doesn’t work for me.

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Image sourced from Mecca.com, copyrighted to Josie Maran cosmetics

Josie Maran: Vibrancy Argan Oil Foundation Fluid

I received a decent sample of this with one of my Mecca orders it came with several shades, my shade is ‘Dynamic RG5’ which is the lightest and I really enjoyed this I felt like the sample size was good I could get a few applications out of it which means I could decide whether it really worked for me. Its a nice coverage and helped to even my skin out, it is probably something I will look into buying in the future.

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Image Sourced from Sephora.com.au, image copyrighted to Tarte Cosmetics

Tarte: Amazonian Clay 12-hour blush in Glisten

I received a sample card with one of my Sephora orders that included, ‘Park Ave Princess’ and ‘Glisten’ I really enjoyed the blush and was looking at purchasing it but I found a similar blush I already had in my collection so I probably won’t purchase this in the future because I have something similar.

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Image sourced from Mecca.com, copyrighted to Nars Cosmetics

Nars: Laguna Bronzing Powder (no longer Cruelty-free)

Nars is no-longer CF which is sad because I was really interested in trying out some of their products like the ‘Laguna’ bronzer which I received with a sample with a Mecca order, I really enjoyed it but seeing as they are no longer CF I won’t be purchasing it now.


What sample’s have you tried that made you want to purchase the full-size?

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Credits – Images sourced from Mecca.com, Sephora.com.au & Priceline.com.au, images copyrighted to Tarte Cosmetics, Nars Cosmetics, Josie Maran, Hourglass Cosmetics, Bean body & Mario Badescu.

Disclaimer – This post is not sponsored and doesn’t contain any affiliate links if links are included they are for reference only in case your interest in purchasing the reviewed product.

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erin applebee

Erin Applebee is an Artist, Photographer, Graphic Designer, and Beauty Blogger from Adelaide, South Australia. Currently only posting to my beauty blog regularly Life of dahlia.

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