Free Sample Friday: Algenist Moisturizer




Prepare for an intensely passionate review of a beyond-wild face product.

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Free Sample Fridays: Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Concentrate


Gather around. Let me tell you about a story when a small sample product opened a world of skincare delights.


One, I apologize for my photo. It does not give this product justice. Two, this small sample is brilliant. This concentrate is in liquid form, and with just two-three drops I have been able to moisturize my face nightly.

I also love the smell of this product. Its herbal, soft, and almost floral. I use it each and every night as a moisturizer and skincare remedy. I have combination skin and this keeps the dry patches at bay and doesn’t make my t-zone any more oily than normal.

Would I purchase the full size? Yep, already have. 😉

Let me know what you think of this gem!

Until next week,


Free Sample Fridays: Tarte Smooth Operator

Helllloooo again!



This week I want to talk about another little beauty of a sample- the Tarte Smooth Operator. This product is a liquid illuminator that is perfect as a cheek highlight. I used this for a long time as it lasted forever for being such a small sample. Just a small pea size amount on my ring finger blends seamlessly on the face. It has a golden-champagne color, a slight shimmer and I adored it.

I checked the Tarte website and it doesn’t look like they make this particular product anymore (like I said, I’ve had this awhile). However, they still have select “smooth operator” products including the pressed powder and the Amazonian clay pressed powder. I havent tried either of these, but of the Tarte products I have tried, I’m obsessed.

Similar products to this that I have tried include the Becca shimmering Skin Perfector and the MAC creme color bases. These highlighters look great mixed with your favorite blush color to give an added pigment and shape to your face.

So, that’s it for this week! Let me know what you think!