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Samples Made Me Buy It

Check out part two here.

Origins Clear Improvement Active Charcoal Mask 

I'm a fan. The biggest size is 3.4 oz. for $26USD. Compare that to the GlamGlow SuperMud at 1.7 oz for $69USD.

Skincare sample empties - www.modenmakeup.com
Skincare sample empties - www.modenmakeup.com
Skincare favourites - www.modenmakeup.com



Korres Greek Yoghurt Foaming Cream Cleanser - www.modenmakeup.com

Suki Exfoliate Foaming Cleanser

If you follow me on Instagram you know I rave about this already. I'm excited to finally have the full size. Jen is the first person I heard talk about this but the lovely staff at Pure Source Barbados speak highly about it too. 

Pure Source Barbados haul - www.modenmakeup.com

Giorgio Armani Eyes To Kill Mascara

Funny thing is, I think I got the wrong one.

Giorgio Armani Eyes To Kill Mascara - www.modenmakeup.com

L'Occitane Almond Smoothing and Beautifying Supple Skin Oil

It smells amazing and this spray dispenser is what the NARS one is missing.

Sephora haul - www.modenmakeup.com
L'Occitane Almond Smoothing and Beautifying Supple Skin Oil - www.modenmakeup.com

Let's show this series to all sales associates that are stingy with samples.

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