Hey My Lovelies,
I hope everyone has had a nice week so far..mine has been and is set to be even more exciting soon!! As you all know I am very big on picking up samples especially from high end brands and I thought I should do a little round up of all the samples I have collected so far... trust me, there are a lot so I think it will be best to group them into some categories.. Today's post will focus on mascaras which have slowly crept into my makeup stash to be come a regular item. In the past, I was not really a big fan of mascara but I have been recently converted by some nice high end sample brands..let's get started... In no particular order, I present to you my top mascara samples.*drum rolls*
Clinique High Impact Mascara
Believe it or not, when I was a little younger, I got the Clinique High Impact Mascara alongside other tiny samples in a cute makeup bag as a gift from my lovely Mum while I was back in Nigeria and I totally loved it. Fast forward many years later, I received this mascara this month as a sample along other samples from Clinique with a recent purchase which I would be reviewing soon. I loved this mascara then and I still do. The packaging has definitely changed but it is one mascara which has a lovely formula which applies easily with no mess or clumping which may be due to the sample size as I have not tried the full size but I think it should be the same. I love how it captures every tiny strand of my lashes into a nice curled look which is very flattering. I would recommend this strongly if you want a non- messy but flattering mascara.
Benefit Bad Gal Mascara
This is the second time I am receiving this sample and I feel like the luckiest girl in the whole world*chuckles to self* I first received this as a magazine freebie and later as a free sample with the purchase of the Benefit's One Prime Day(review here). This is also one of my favourite samples because the brush is really well designed to enhance your lashes with as little clumping as possible. I love how it exaggerates my lashes and it is quite easy to remove afterwards although the staying power is really high which I think is commendable.
Bobbi Brown Smokey Eye Mascara
I received this sample this week from my lovely colleague who understands my obsession with beauty products..She also has a lovely blog called Miyasdelectablecakery so check her out..Bobbi Brown is another brand I am absolutely in love with so I was really delighted to receive this lovely mascara (She gave me two, how sweet!). Looking at the brush, you would imagine it is just a volumising mascara but it combines both volumising and lengthening properties which is really brilliant. On application, it separates my lashes into flattering wisps which I find really different and I like it. Thankfully, clumping is minimal and it dries really fast so no smudging even when I rub my yes *smacks hand*
Lancome Hypnose Masacara (Hypnose Star and Hypnose Volumising Mascara)
This is also another mascara which I received alongside several Lancome purchases. You all know by now that I love Lancome products but I am not a big fan of this mascara because it does clump a little bit on my lashes. I would say it is more of a volumising mascara than a lengthening one and I prefer the latter. The brush looks really good though and it gives nice volume to your lashes if you like volumising mascaras. I prefer the Hypnose Star which it tried a little while ago and I think it best combines both lengthening and volumising properties with minimal clumping.
That's it folks! I hope you enjoyed this post and I may be doing another mini round up of other samples I have pretty soon. Maybe the next category will just be serums, moisturisers and eye creams because I believe i have a few of them now or maybe i would just call it skin care...see you in my next post...toodles..x