Project Samples: LIERAC Masque Confort

I wanted to try this sample from the moment I’ve got it. Last Saturday was the perfect moment; husband and mother-in-law helped me a lot with the baby and it was such a relaxing day. I decides to finish the day with a spa at home. You know, body & face scrub, mani-pedi, mask etc. Of course, I used the Lierac Masque Confort.

Masque Confort is a combination of pink clay and rose extract, shea butter and apricot oil. In other words, it should be very moisturizing.

When it comes to use a new product, I always read the instructions, even if I already know how to use it. Yeah, I am that kind of person than ALWAYS rtfm (=reads the f@@@ing manual), as my husband says.

Back to our subject, here are the instructions:

After exfoliating the skin with GOMMAGE DOUCEUR, 
apply the mask in a thick layer to dry skin, avoiding the eye contour area. 
Leave on for 5-10 minutes, then use a cotton pad to remove excess.
Nothing special, just like every mask. I’ve opened the sampe and fell in love with the scent: rose, magnolia and cherry notes helped me relax in a few seconds.
I found the mask ultra creamy and tinted iin pink. It looked so cute and girly. Now it was time to try it. I applied it and I felt an instant sensation of comfort and hydration. 
After two minutes my face started to burn, especially on the cheeks.
”No, no..noooo! That’s not normal…don’t do it to me…it can’t be…nooo”, I was yelling and my hubby was laughing with me.
As you can imagine, I’ve rinsed my face with water and removed the product. I had no redness or irritation (Thank God!) but my face was on fire for about 15 minutes. Why did this happen? I hadn’t any kind of allergy before. Who knows?
This product is not for me…even if it is pink. I wanted to buy it, but luckily I’ve tried the sample before spending my money.
Have you tried Mask Confort? Did you like it? In general, what do you think about Lierac’s products?
Let me know, beauties!
Kisses,
Korina

Project Samples: That’s Better & Kiehl’s

Here it is! My first Project Samples post! Today I am going to talk you about three different samples I’ve tried, one face scrub and two body creams. Time to start!!!

That’s Better is a Greek drugstore brand that promises to transform our face and body with the multitasking products empowered with Acai Berry.
I love the products’ names and packages! Just take a look at their site and you’ll see what I mean!

 I’ve tried the Skin Work Out This is a Face Scrub, a powerful multivitamin skin polish in the form of a balm. It contains rice microgranules that help to gently exfoliate without being aggressive for my skin. It leaves my skin super clean, smooth and I can notice my skin seems fresher after I use it. It contains Acai Berry, which is one of the best antioxidant defense against free radicals, Vitamins B,C and  E, that promote a brighter skin tone and Sweet Almond Oil.
Easy to use: after cleansing, apply to damp skin in soft circular motions for about 1-2 minutes. Avoid the eye area. Then rinse with warm water.
I have a few samples of this and I am using it two times per week since last month. My skin looks healthier and fresh. It’s a great product! I am convinced, I’m gonna buy this one!!!
It comes in 75ml tube and costs 18.50€.

Another That’s Better product I’ve tried is the Cremè de la Cremè body cream. It is an extra firming and hydrating body cream, that it dense but gets quickly absorbed. Among the ingredients there are Avocado Oil and Shea Butter, that protect dry skin from dehydration by restoring its natural lipid barries, Vitamin E, for softer and smoother skin, and- of course- Acai Berry that boosts the skin’s elasticity and helps to reduce the formation of new stretch marks.
I believe that Cremè de la Cremè is a good body cream to use during winter, during pregnancy(skin gets dry during these 9 amazing months) and/or if your skin is very dry.
One thing I didn’t really like is its scent. I can’t define what it smells like, but it is very strong. I don’t like it at all, but every time I’ve used these body cream samples everyone was asking me what perfume I was wearing. They told me it smells very feminine and sensual and that it was good on me. But I still don’t like it.
You can get the 150ml tube for 22.50€. As for me, I am not sure if I would buy it. I like that it leaves my skin hydrated, soft and healthy, but I can’t stand the scent. I hope they are gonna launch the same body cream with a different scent as well!

I have also tried for the very first time Kiehl’s Creme de Corps, the most famous body cream in the beauty world. I’ve been given this sample when I bought my moisturizer. I like the packaging: a mini bottle(30ml) with a flip cap and not the usual sachet.
Creme de Corps is a very rich cream that deeply moisturizes without being greasy. It is ideal for dry or flaking skin. It did a great job even now that I don’t have dry skin; it makes my skin soft and smooth instantly. I found it extremely moisturizing and I would prefer it for winter. Once applied it gets quickly absorbed but I would suggest you to wait a few minutes before getting dressed. As for the scent, nothing more than a neutral perfume. For a few minutes it reminds me of a medicinal smell, but that doesn’t bother me at all (awkward?) as it doesn’t last long.
Available in 75ml,125ml and 1L bottles for 10,13€, 18,84€ and 89,36€.

From left to right:
That’s Better Face Scrub- That’s Better Crème de la Crème- Kiehl’s Creme de Corps

I think that Cremè de la Cremè is an amazing dupe for Creme de Corps. The only thing that makes me prefer Kiehl’s body cream is the neutral scent.

Have you tried any of these products? What are your favorite body creams and face scrubs?

Let me know beauties!!!

Kisses,
Korina

Disclaimer: These samples were given to me for free in stores or were sent to me by cosmetic companies. 

Introducing Project Samples

I have two little boxes full of samples. You know, those that we get from magazines, stores, drugstores etc. I keep them just in case. But I have to admit that I always use my full size products and I also bring them with me when I go on vacation.

The problem is that I have accumulated so many samples! I have to use them not only because I need some space. but also because I want to try a few products I have never used before.

So I decided to try them out and let you know my thoughts on the samples when I’ve finished them. I realize that they are tiny and might not give me a complete opinion about the product, and that’s why I won’t call these posts ”reviews”.

Do you collect beauty samples but never use them? Do you try samples before buying any product? Do you want to join me on this project?

Kisses beauties!
Korina