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Sampled Out

While my 2019 Low Buy is off to a rocky start my goal to use up samples is going strong 💪

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NARS Skin Luminous Moisture Cream 2 ml

I wouldn't spend $64USD (1.7 oz / 50 ml) on it but it was moisturizing. A little went a long way so this foil packet actually lasted for more than two uses.

Neom Perfect Night's Sleep Pillow Mist 'Scent to Sleep / Tranquility' 5 ml

Neom claims this is the 'Tranquility' scent but it doesn't smell like the original. That said, I was very happy to receive this in a Christmas set from Victoria. The Neom Organics line is available locally from Pure Source. 30 ml retails for $32USD.

Laneige Essential Power Skin Toner for Combination to Oily Skin 50 ml

I purchased the Laneige Pore Care Trial Kit whilst in Orlando because I needed a toner. The Laneige line is an affordable K Beauty brand available form Sephora. 200 ml retails for $28USD; I would repurchase.

Ole Henriksen Truth Serum Collagen Booster 9.76 ml

Y'all know I'm a fan of this product. The product now comes in even better packing that will protect the integrity of the ingredients from sunlight exposure. A full ounce retails for $48USD. While this isn't most high potency Vitamin C serum, it's a good option which never gave me milia.

belif Bergamot Herbal Extract Toner 20 ml

Another product that a value set allowed me to try. This is recommended for normal / combination skin. belif makes some great products but the jury is out on this one. I'd try it again but I'm in no rush to spend the $28USD on the full size (6.75 oz / 200 ml). After just a quick scan of the ingredients I have to tell you that it reads better than the one from Laneige.

Have you tried any of these products? Tell us what you think in the comments.

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