Sample Saturdays

Sample Saturday – Week 2

Hey all!

I know I am a day late with this post but I have a great excuse…. I went to a concert yesterday that started around 2pm and didn’t get home until late. I’ll be blogging about that in the coming days.

But that’s not what we are here for. It’s Sample Saturday progress day! I’ll be honest and say that I didn’t do as well as I expected because I ended up with a few days of work (YAY!) and I used products that were more convenient.

So a quick recap. Last week we started with the following products.


The Beginning


  • SKYN Iceland Cleansing Cloths
  • Herbal Essences Hello Hydration Shampoo
  • Herbal Essences Hello Hydration Conditioner
  • Dove Nutritive Solutions Daily Moisture Shampoo
  • Dove Nutritive Solutions Daily Moisture Conditioner
  • Dove Advanced Hair Series Pure Care Dry Oil Shampoo, Conditioner, and African Macadamia Oil Packet
  • Dove Advanced Hair Series Oxygen Moisture Shampoo and Conditioner Packet
  • Nivea Facial Cleansing Lotion
  • Aveeno Lotion
  • Jergens Lotion
  • TRESemme Luxurious Moisture Shampoo
  • TRESemme Luxurious Moisture Conditioner
  • Bath and Body Works Shower Gel in Golden Pineapple Luau


Week One Results!

So how did I do? I managed a finish five products.


  • Dove Advanced Hair Series Oxygen Moisture Shampoo and Conditioner Packets
  • Bath & Body Works Shower Gel in Golden Pineapple Luau
  • Dove Nutritive Solutions Daily Moisture Shampoo
  • Dove Nutritive Solutions Daily Moisture Conditioner

I really enjoyed all the products I used up this week. Both shampoo/conditioner mixes left my hair feeling silky smooth and easy to work it. I’d definitely consider buying them in the future.

I absolutely loved the scent of the Bath & Body Works Shower Gel in Golden Pineapple Luau. It reminded me of a body spray I had years ago by Mary Kate & Ashley (I kid you not) and I absolutely loved it. I would definitely recommend this scent and would buy it again if Bath & Body Works still carry this scent!


New Additions


In the initial post I mentioned that I would be adding some new products each week. Here are the samples I’ve added for this week. Each one is only a ‘one use’ sample so I am hoping to be more successful this week!



The Product:
Laboratories Klorane
Eye Contour Patches
Sample Size: 2 patches

About the Product:
Smoothing and relaxing patches with soothing Cornflower

Directions for Use:
Remove the white protective film from the patch. Apply patch without pressing on the lower eye contour. Leave for 20 minutes and then slowly remove the patch, starting at the outer corner of the eye. Enhance its effectiveness by lightly patting the application area with the tips of the fingers.


The Product:
Ultimate Anti-Aging Facial Mask
Sample Size: Contains 1 Mask (20 ml / 0.7 fl oz)

About the Product:
– Deep hydration with super Hyaluronic Acid.
– Drenches skin with a bottle of serum.
– Boosts hydration and restores firmness.

A one of a kind spa treatment at home. This soft, single-use, 100% cotton mask drenches skin with a bottle of serum to boost hydration, smooth fine lines, and restores firmness and bounce to your skin. A refreshing, relaxing and indulgent experience for radiant and visibly younger looking skin.

Free from parabens, fragrance, dyes, and mineral oils, non-irritating. For all skin types.

Directions for Use:
1) Open the foil packet containing the pre-cut mask. Unfold to expose entire surface area.
2) Carefully position the eye, nose and mouth openings as you gently press the mask to your face.
3) Leave on for 10-15 minutes.
4) Gently remove and discard. Do not rinse; Pat excess serum into the skin.

Recommended Use: 1 to 3 times per week for best results.


The Product:
John Frieda
Frizz Ease Thermal Protection Serum
Sample Size: 4.4 ml

About the Product:
– Prevents frizz and breakage. Smooths split ends from the damage of high heat tools.
– For all hair types; Apply to towel-dried hair.

What it does: Guards frizzy hair from the damaging and colour-fading effects of heat. Styling and UV exposure while eliminating frizz and flyaways. With thermal protectant

Directions for Use:
Apply to towel-dried hair. Use sparing, dispensing 1 pump of serum into palm. Rub hands together and distribute evenly throughout hair. Avoid applying directly to roots. Use more or less depending on hair length and thickness. Do not rinse out. Style as described.


The Product:
Nivea Creme Care
All-in-one Facial Cleansing Lotion
Sample Size: 2 ml

About the Product:
– Gently removes make-up, cleanses impurities and protects skin’s moisture balance.
– Massage over face and eyes. Remove with a cotton pad or water. Ideal for daily use.


The Products:
The Body Shop Body Lotion
Sample Size: about 5 ml each

About the Product:
These are two samples that I got from The Body Shop to try out their lotions. The scents for these are Pink Grapefruit and Raspberry.


The Product:
Dove Advanced Hair Series
Quench Absolute Creme Serum
Sample Size: 15 ml

About the Product:
– For dry, wavy, curly hair
– Perfectly nourished hair and 72 hr manageability

Directions for Use:
Perfect for use on both damp and dry hair. Rub creme into palms and apply evenly on hair.


The Product:
Neat & Easy
Deep Cleansing Nose Strip
Sample 1: 1 Strip

About the Product:
– Helps blackheads, oil and dirt.
– Helps to diminish the appearance of large pores.

Direction for Use:
1) Wash your face thoroughly making sure to remove any cream, lotion or make-up. Moisten your nose with warm water, as strips won’t stick if your nose is dry.
2) Dry your hands, open the packet and peel strip off the plastic liner.
3) Apply the shiny side to moistened nose and press down to ensure good contact with skin.
4) Let the strip dry for 10-15 minutes until it feel stiff.
5) Once the strip is dry, slowly peel off the edges and pulling towards the center. Rinse off any residue with water.


The Product:
Gud – from Burt’s Bees
Natural Body Lotion in Floral Cherrynova
Sample Size: 5 ml

About the Product:
– We can write about happy skin all day. Lavish it generously with the soft scent of cherry blossoms and almond milk.
– Shea butter and sunflower seed oil moisturize skin, leaving it soft and smooth.


Well that’s all for today! I’m hoping to be able to use up most of these products this week. A few of the shampoos/conditioners from last weeks post were definitely more then one use. If you’ve received or used up any samples recently, let me know in the comments!!


Sample Saturdays – Week One



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