Influenster Review Spree #7

Wow, we’ve reached the final item in this Influenster Poppy Voxbox, and the end of a whole week of reviews! It’s been really fun getting to share these products with you and although medical school keeps me busy year round, I hope to continue writing and reviewing in the months to come.


Today’s sample is a single-use Tide Detergent Pod. It is in the scent April Fresh and contains Downy fabric softener.  Continue reading “Influenster Review Spree #7”

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Influenster Review Spree #3

One of the products I was most excited about trying from my complimentary Influenster Poppy Voxbox was the Nyakio Kenyan Coffee Face Polish. Newcomer Nyakio (pronounced Neh-KAY-oh, as is cleverly incorporated into the logo) is the brainchild of Nyakio Kamoche Grieco, who draws inspiration from her Kenyan heritage to create her products. The line launched just this past March, and is exclusively available at Ulta.

I can honestly say I have never used a coffee bean scrub in my life, and at this point am excitedly thinking about homemade dupes — if this works, could i somehow replicate this with stuff found around the house? Continue reading “Influenster Review Spree #3”

Sample Sunday: NARS Soft Matte Complete Concealer (vs. NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer)

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When NARS first announced their Soft Matte Complete Concealer, I was initially only half excited: Excited for the “complete coverage” part, but not so jazzed about the “matte” part. My skin tends to lean on the drier side, so matte products usually make those pesky dry patches emerge out of their hiding place.

But, because I’m a sucker for NARS products, i decided to give this one a try anyway and headed to get some samples.

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Much to my surprise, the counter at my local Nordstrom had prepackaged samples ready, with four different shades to boot! Wouldn’t it be great if all samples were like this and you could try out the entire spectrum of colors in the comfort of your own home? Continue reading “Sample Sunday: NARS Soft Matte Complete Concealer (vs. NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer)”

Sample Sunday: First Aid Beauty Face Cleanser

Happy Sunday! Today I am trying out a sample of this facial cleanser I received at my last visit to Sephora. First Aid Beauty is a brand I’d heard a lot from friends, but I’ve never tried any of their products before. The product comes in 1oz-8oz containers priced at $5.50-$30 each.

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Source: Sephora

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*New Series Alert!* Sample Sunday: Giorgio Armani Fluid Sheer

I was cleaning out my bathroom the other week and had a great idea to start a recurring series where I use and review beauty samples. You know, the ones you get for free and forget about until it’s time to throw them away?

I’m not one to waste a free thing, so Sample Sunday was born to help me use them up and discover great products along the way.

For this inaugural post, I will be reviewing the Giorgio Armani Fluid Sheer Liquid highlighter. I am a big fan of GA’s Luminous Silk Foundation, so I jump at the chance to try any of their products, especially in conjunction with said foundation.

Continue reading “*New Series Alert!* Sample Sunday: Giorgio Armani Fluid Sheer”