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A Beginner’s Guide To Getting Free Makeup Samples

It can be very challenging to find the correct product for our skin tone. I had to learn this the hard way, and ended up with various makeup products that didn’t suit my skin tone. However, all this changed when a sales associate at a makeup boutique offered me a lesson on getting free makeup samples.  Since that day, I have received handfuls of samples and this article will provide information on how to get these samples.

 

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Firstly, here are four makeup products you can receive without having to pay anything.

 

  • Foundation

A professional makeup artist who stated that she pays for more for certain products, such as foundation, that are in close contact to her skin.  For other products, she will tend to use drugstore brands.  By choosing the correct product for your skin, it is important you opt for the correct color or you will be wasting your hard-earned cash.

To avoid making an incorrect choice, it is recommended that you try a sample of the product before committing to the makeup item.  This is particularly true if you are using a department store brand.

 

  • Mascara

The flirty lashes are a must-have for almost all women, but some mascara can result in clumpy messes instead of long lashes.  To avoid this issue, it is recommended that you ask for a sample instead of using the testers others have used at the store.  The eye area is a highly sensitive one and you do not want to catch any infections from previous testers.  I was able to get a free version of Lancôme’s High Definition mascara from their counter when I asked for a sample.

 

  • Perfume

A person’s skin reacts differently to different perfumes; therefore, it is essential that you request a trial size before purchasing the perfume itself.  Before committing to L.A.M.B. by Gwen Stefani, I asked for a sample and received one.

 

  • Skin Care Products

My skin is sensitive and this means I can use only certain skin care products.  By using sample products before purchasing the full item, I am able to determine whether or not the product is suitable for my skin.  At the moment I am trying Bare Essentials’ cleanser and moisturiser before deciding on whether or not to purchase the full bottle.

 

  • Be Friendly

The first point to consider when trying to receive a sample is to be friendly to the person behind the makeup counter.  A sales person is more likely to assist individuals who are polite and courteous instead of rude and arrogant.  Of course, this friendliness must not be faked or you will not receive any samples.

 

  • Make Conversation

Some of the sales people are amateur makeup artists and will enjoy sharing their secrets, so it is recommended that you make conversation to “pick their brains” regarding makeup application.  For example, one sales associate tipped me to use Stila’s convertible color on my cheeks and lips.

 

  • Ask For The Samples

The aim of the conversation is to ultimately ask for samples, and it is as easy as asking for them.  The majority of makeup boutiques will have samples for customers wishing to try a product and all you need to do is request them.  However, if you are not keen on speaking to a sales person, it is possible to obtain free samples from a online free stuff website or makeup store websites.

 

  • Make A Purchase

While asking for samples is fine, it is recommended that you make a purchase as well and not use samples only.  This will help you build a relationship with the sales associates at the makeup boutiques and could lead to more free samples.

 

I hope you find these tips useful, and I get as many makeup samples as possible.

 

*Collaborative post.

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Product Review: Neutrogena & Joules Hand Creams

In the midst of the Christmas rush and chaos, I managed to squeeze in some time to review these products – Neutrogena Norwegian Formula Concentrated Hand Cream and Joules Cottage Herb Thyme to Unwind Hand Cream. I have been using both hand creams this winter, and I have found them both very handy in this cold season. I have been using both hand creams this winter, and I have found them both very handy in this cold season.

 

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I always like to have hand creams in my handbag and around me. I get really dry hands, so hand creams are essentials in my life, I can’t do without them.

I got this Neutrogena Norwegian Formula Concentrated Hand Cream from my local Boots store some weeks ago, and I have used it every day.

Here is the product description:

Immediate and lasting relief for even the most dry hands.

Just a dab of this glycerin-enriched formula instantly relieves and protects seriously or chapped hands.

Even under the harshest conditions, it leaves hands noticeably soft and smoother.

Concentrated for over 200 applications.

 

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Here are my thoughts:

PROS

  1. It moisturises my hands perfectly, leaving it softer and smoother.
  2. It is so concentrated, I only have to use a tiny amount.
  3. I love the compact packaging.
  4. It is very affordable at £3.85 for a 50ml tube.
  5. It is readily available in most stores.

CONS

None.

This product ticks all the boxes for me. If there was anything at all I would like to be included in this product, would be a sweet smelling fragrance. This hand cream is scented but very mild.

 

I also had the opportunity to use this Joules Cottage Herb Thyme to Unwind Hand Cream and I have fallen in love with it.

 

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I believe this product is no out of stock so I will just go straight to my thoughts on it:

 

PROS

  1. I love the name of the product, so creative.
  2. I adore the pretty bright packaging. I think it is so Joules.
  3. I love this hand cream. It smells amazing and leaves my hands feeling and look moisturised.
  4. I love the texture.

 

CONS

None. I love everything about this Joules hand cream.

 

I would recommend both hand creams, I think they are both great and worth every penny. If I had to pick one, I would go for the Joules Cottage Herb Thyme to Unwind Hand Cream because it has an amazing fragrance, a very pretty packaging and it does the job perfectly.

 

Have you used any of these hand creams before? Which do you swear by?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Win £200 Feelunique Voucher this Christmas

Christmas is a season of love, family, relaxation and of course giving. That is why Go Girl Car Insurance has teamed up with Feelunique to reward a lucky person with a £200 voucher this Christmas.

 

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For those who have never heard of Go Girl Car Insurance, it is an online insurer, suited to many types of drivers including those looking for car insurance as a provisional driver. Their comprehensive cover includes windscreen cover, legal cover, personal accident cover and a courtesy car if yours has to be repaired following an accident as well as up to £200 handbag cover if your handbag is stolen whilst kept out of sight in a secure car. There are also optional extras that can be added to a policy so it is tailored to your specific needs.

This online insurer uses email and SMS to keep in touch, and all customer documents are available to be viewed and downloaded at any time on your own secure document portal, making it very easy and convenient for online surfers like me to access relevant documents on the go.

For this Go Girl Car Insurance £200 Feelunique voucher competition, you can shop a huge range of products from the biggest, most exclusive names in beauty, fragrance and makeup. From Chanel right through to Zoella’s new range of beauty products and cosmetics. Feelunique stocks most of the biggest brands in the beauty industry. So you are sure to find everything you need to look and feel amazing (as far as skincare and makeup is concerned) this Christmas.

For a chance to win this Feelunique £200 voucher, you need to go on the website (link above), and answer the questions on the page.

The competition closes on Thursday, 22 December 2016 and the winner will be emailed an e-voucher on Friday, 23 December 2016. The terms and conditions of the competition are also on the website.

I am off to enter the competition now, good luck guys. And let me know if you do enter the competition.

 

*This is a collaborative post.