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Samples Made Me Buy It

I love when stars align.

Months ago Kirsten did a video with this title and I was instantly inspired.


The next month, with no prompting from me, Heidi wrote a post about the REN Clean Skincare Clarimatte Invisible Pores Detox Mask sample that I'd given to her. Gotta be fate. Only recently, I rehashed my appreciation for stores like Pure Source Barbados that understand that samples: a) endear customers to you as an arm of good customer service and b) actually help people make better purchasing decisions. I can count on one hand the amount of samples I have received from Cave Shepherd. When I asked about them I was told they're mostly given to the Airport branch but I also suspect that some staff keep them for themselves and their inner circle. That's not to say that I don't agree with them giving their friends things but uuuhhh please save some for people like me who spends thousands in there every year. 

Anyho...rant done. Here's what I purchased after receiving a sample/trying a travel size. You'll notice that almost everything is skincare. Which makes sense cause dem tings does be expensive.

Let's go all the way back shall we?

Clinique All About Eyes

Back in 2012, when there was an Estee Lauder store in Limegrove called Senses, the staff were very helpful and accommodating. After trying a sample of the above captioned eye cream-gel I went back for the big boy.

Clinique All About Eyes samples - www.modenmakeup.com
#beendoingflatlaysforforever
Clinique All About Eyes display - www.modenmakeup.com
As seen in Senses, Limegrove
June 28, 2012

Clinique All About Eyes Cream-Gel - www.modenmakeup.com

Speaking of Pure Source Barbados...


That's my second tube.

REN Clean Skincare Micro Polish Cleanser - www.modenmakeup.com

and


REN Clean Skincare Glycolactic Renewal Mask - www.modenmakeup.com


To date, the only setting spray I've found that doesn't contain alcohol.

Make Up For Ever Mist & Fix - www.modenmakeup.com

Sunday Riley Good Genes All-In-One Lactic Acid Treatment

I joked on Instagram recently that this hay like it got in cocaine. Of course it doesn't but it'll sure have you hooked! As promised, I got the new 2016 sample kit and the full size. Because, cocaine.

Sunday Riley Squad Goals Kit - www.modenmakeup.com

p.s. in no way am I glorifying drug use.

p.p.s. my eyes burning me so hol' tight til part two.

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