23 April 2012

The Great Sample Survival Experiment Week Three

I have had a pretty rubbish day today so its lovely to get home, sip on a large glass of wine, light a scented candle and just relax.
I'm still going strong with my Sample Survival Experiment and I'm really enjoying it. I've discovered some really nice products and found myself loving a few that I never thought I would.
This week I have been working my way through 6 different new samples as well as finishing off my Benefit Facial Emulsion which has kept me going for nearly two weeks now with daily use!
This week's samples:
Palmers Olive Butter Formula
Sisley Ecological Compound Day and Night
No 7 Body Polish
Charles Worthington Brilliant Shine Shampoo
Charles Worthington Brilliant Shine Conditioner
Comfort Zone Tranquility Cream
So we have a bit of a mixed bag this week but I think it has been the first week where I have really liked everything I've tried.
The Reviews:
Palmers Olive Butter Formula: I wasn't expecting to be keen on this sample because over all, Palmers isn't a make I'm all that fussed about, but this has been my favourite product by them by far. Much like the Cocoa Formula that I reviewed in week one *here* you need to use a reasonable amount of the cream to cover your body, but I think this is because it honestly does provide instant hydration. I find that my skin just drinks up Palmers creams. The Olive Butter Formula rubs in to skin with little effort and does not leave skin feeling at all greasy unlike the Cocoa equivalent. The smell is also very nice. It reminds me of holidays to Mallorca although I can't quite put my finger on why. Daniel says it smells like sun cream so that may be it. Over all, I rate this 4.5/5

Sisley Ecological Compound Day and Night: I am unsure about this product. Maybe I'm naive and just don't fully understand what it does, but to me, it seems to just be a face cream which you apply morning and night to keep skin looking young, well rested and revitalized. I didn't feel any sort of instant wow factor with this product and lost interest fairly quickly, partly due to not liking the smell, which was weirdly herbal. Although, that said, you need a very tiny amount to cover your face and when you have, the skin feels amazingly soft almost instantly. Over all, I rate this 3.5/5

No 7 Body Polish: My usual body scrub is Soap and Glory's Scrub Actually which has a rather abrasive formula so the softer feel of this scrub was a new sensation. The little scrubby particles are a lot smaller and more sparse than I am used to and the gel that they're contained in is nice and soothing which makes buffing comfortable and gentle. The smell is wonderful and even though the scrub is gentle, skin is left nice and soft. Rated 4/5

CharlesWorthington Brilliant Shine Shampoo: Another lovely sample. The Charles Worthington shampoo had a lovely smell that isn't dissimilar to Tresemme products. The shampoo lathered up quickly and easily in a way that some shampoos fail to do and left my hair feeling very soft as well as beautifully shiny. My only complaint is that I find the shape of the bottle rather annoying because I think it would be troublesome to get the last bit out of. Rated 4/5

Charles Worthington Brilliant Shine Conditioner: I have little to add to this that wasn't said about the shampoo. I find I usually need a large amount of conditioner on my rather large mane but I didn't need to use  all that much of this conditioner which was a nice bonus. I have the same issue with the bottle shape, but other than that, I adored this product. Rated 4.5/5

Comfort Zone Tranquility Cream: This is another sample from the Comfort Zone set that came with this month's She Said Beauty box. This set has really made me fall in love with Comfort Zone. The Tranquility Cream is an indulgent body cream that can be used all over the body. The formula applies as a cream but turns milky as you massage it in which feels ultra indulgent. The smell is a little strong but it is a relaxing, sweet scent that isn't unpleasant. Because the formula is milky, you don't need much product each time so the sachet is lasting me a nice long time. Rated 4/5

So, as you can see, a week of positive reviews and some lovely products. I feel like my posts are a little samey when I am enjoying all of the products, but I guess thats more important than whether I'm sounding a bit like a broken record in my weekly round up.

Have you tried any of these products? What have you been using up this week?
Annie x

1 comment:

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