Sample Society | April 2014


Sorry I was MIA over the weekend.  The post office delivered one of my packages to someone else (no clue who) so I was pouting for three days.  Luckily it was just a $10 phone case, not a beauty item, so if it never shows up in my mailbox I suppose I’ll live.   I won’t like it, but I’ll live.  If it was makeup or skin care, however, the world has ended.

As you’d expect.

Anyway, my Sample Society box came in last week and it’s sooooo much better than the previous one.  Lookie here:


I posted this picture on Instagram and confused a few people.  The items in the back are props only, I repeat, PROPS ONLY.  I was trying to take a more flattering and colorful photo, and I suppose I failed.  That’s what happens when trying to do stuff while in the bathtub, as I have violated my own rule that states only lazy things happen in there.  A brief bout of ADD, that’s my only excuse.

So let’s get started.  First things first, I got a little jar of Clark’s Botanicals Deep Moisture Mask.  Oh how I love masks.  I wish I could do a mask every night, but probably my face would fall right off or something.  This one is supposed to revitalize stressed, dry complexions.  Has antioxidants in it as well, which is always a good thing.  I haven’t used it yet because as you know I have a very large cache of masks waiting in the wings.  But I’m very excited to start.  Also, the full-size is $72 – which means absolutely nothing to me whatsoever.  Certainly not that expensive is better or more fancy or anything as shallow as that.

La la la la la la …

I’m a horrible person.  I know.

Next little jar is the H20+ Aquafirm+ Micro-Collagen Moisturizer.  This one fights fine lines and loss of firmness with collagen-boosting moisture.  But most impressive is it contains marine microspheres and sea nutrient barrier.  What is all that?!  I don’t know, but I’m pretty sure I want it. But full-size is only $50 so I don’t want it as much as the other one.

Just kidding. (Kind of.)

The flowered tin would be a cute little travel candle by Illume.  I got the scent Anemone, which is a nice citrusy-and-something-else scent.  I’m not opposed to candles if they smell good.  And by good I mean smells like food.  I don’t want a candle that smells like warm laundry, a pine tree, or something called Ocean Escape because that’s not a thing.  I want food ones, forever and always.  Chocolate, coconut, apple strudel.  If you send me a candle that smells like Winter Wonderland or Crisp Country Air, I delete.  Just like that.  No looking back.

I’m getting worked up.  On to the next thing.

Got a really pretty blue eyeliner pencil by Butter London.  This is a nice, creamy liner that goes on smooth and smudges out easily.  I wore it on my bottom waterline last week, and it was a nice contrast to my brown eyes.  I don’t really know what else to say about it until I wear it on my top eyelid to see how it fares.  At this point, it’s just an eyeliner.

Last item are these japanese blotting papers from Tatcha.  I don’t have much of a necessity for these, as I don’t tend to get very oily.  However, they are adorable and adorable trumps necessity about 97.947604% of the time.  Just ask my daughter who once brought home a live baby chicken and I let her keep it without blinking an eye for a second.

That’s it, y’all.  Short and sweet.  I usually like to sample the products a bit before doing a review, so I apologize for basically a very useless and uninformative post.  Entertaining, yes.  But definitely, absolutely useless.  Maybe next time.  I do have a large haul to discuss because SOMEBODY keeps sending me 20% off coupons. SOMEBODY doesn’t realize what they’ve done.

Ulta, I’m talking to you.

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