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Sampled Out | Lotions

The struggle to get rid of empty packaging is real Guys. If you see two Sampled Out posts a week doan @ me 😟


Bath and Body Works Ultra Shea Body Cream 'Happy Vibes' 2.5 oz.
I think I got this in Panama. As per usual, my skin cries out for moisture every time I travel. Kinda picked up this scent at random but geezzz does it smell great! These 70 gram tubes are great to carry in your handbag. Only buy them on a special offer though. Regular price is $7.50USD.
Sol de Janeiro Brazilian Bum Bum Cream 2.5 fl. oz.

This was all de rage on YouTube in 2018 right? It's ok I guess. "Helps Tighten & Smooth Like No Other". I dunno bout all that. It is a moisturizing formula and the smell is pleasant. Its big claim to fame is "infused with all-powerful guaranÑ extract". That ingredient is 14th on the list 😲 This 75 ml mini tub retails for $20USD.

Soap & Glory Hand Food 'Sweet Lime & Vanilla' 1.69 fl. oz.

People that love Soap & Glory body produc…

Declutter | Eye Stuff

Happy New Year πŸŽ‰πŸŽ†

This is your ever-so-often reminder to get rid of things that no longer serve you. Unused makeup, split ends, clothes that don't fit, toxic friendships, useless men, self doubt...whatever.

I knew I had a few pencil eyeliners coming in the mail so I had to make room.


My last eyeliner declutter was really in 2016? Anyway, I had to get rid of some dried up products. It's so sad when you don't utilize product before it expires 😭 Let this be a reminder to shop your stash regularly. Everything in the photo above is trash. What a waste.

There were a few items I was able to pass on. This exercise has shown me that I should not buy any more black pencil eyeliners...well, none period but I am who I am.

Fuh sure I done buying Marc Jacobs gel eyeliners. The packaging is trash; these dry out in a heartbeat. Urban Decay's 24/7 Glide-on pencil eyeliner packaging is superior. I've had some of them for eons and they still work. While the price has increased over…

Sampled Out

Howdy. How are yuh?


I still like (and buy) makeup, I swear, but skincare is soooooooooo much easier to get through.

Clinique Liquid Facial Soap Mild 15 ml

Labelled in Clinique's '3-Step Skin Care' System as 'Step 1' this is a basic clear gel cleanser. One thing about Clinique products, a little goes a long way. This little tube has accompanied me on many a trip. I wouldn't purchase a full size - biggest size is 13.5 fl. oz. / 400 ml for $29.50USD - only because I'm already in love with the gel cleanser from Youth To The People. This 'mild' version is recommended for "very dry, dry and dry combination" skin types but I think anyone can use it.

REN Clean Skincare T-Zone Balancing Day Fluid 15 ml

"A day fluid that will balance combination skin to leave the complexion looking clear, even toned and beautifully healthy." #TeamModen are big fans of REN Clean Skincare and this product is no different. This is a lightweight formula that abs…

I Bet Most Of Us Have Too Much Skincare

Another cautionary tale since the Sephora Holiday sale started today.


I'm talking to myself too; although I see Tatcha and Summer Fridays sets that I like 😩


Everything I mentioned here is worth checking out. In fact, just search for 'recommendations' on this blog and you'll see plenty Sephora posts.

Just remember, they'll always be another sale.

In other news, Logan passed away tragically and it's still rough.


Rest easy buddy πŸ’—

Most Expensive Skincare

I love looking through the blog and seeing if my thoughts have changed. In this case, I'm updating this post but limiting it to skincare. The other difference is, I've not formulated my final position on every product so I can't call it a favourites post. Here are some of the most expensive skincare items I've tried to date.

Vintner's Daughter Active Botanical Serum - $185USD

Stephanie Nicole raved about this when it released and I was hooked. I haven't reviewed it as yet because I'm still not sure if it's worth the price. That said, I think it's a product I would repurchase because I've grown to love the scent and I can use it when my skin is extremely sensitive. I've seen numerous reviews - posted by the brand for what they're worth - saying that this has replaced numerous steps in skincare routines. If you think of it like that, it's worth it. This is labelled as a serum but it's a facial oil.


SK-II Facial Treatment Essence (Pite…

Supplements.

The good Doc, Keisha - check out her beauty blog here - said, and I quote: "they're great if you want expensive pee!" πŸ˜‚ We're talking supplements.


I've tried quite a few, as you're about to see.


Of course I'm no Doctor and you should definitely consult one before taking any sorta ting at all.

My Personal Trainer also doesn't believe that supplements are necessary if you consume a healthy diet. Well, I know I don't do that so that's why I've been willing to try things.

If wunna see dese Heep Seed Oil capsules in any Massy shout me
I've even heard Stephanie Nicole say she doesn't use a multi-vitamin, just the Perricone MD Omega 3. The person I know that takes the most supplements is my best friend, who is also a personal trainer, Corey. He's the person I've seen talk the most about gut health and joint care.

I won't recommend anything to you, rather I'd suggest: doing your research, considering your lifestyle and consu…