Superstar Minis


Recently I chatted with all of you about my dilemma over beauty samples. It's not that I don't appreciate brands being generous, but in all honesty I was finding that way too many were sitting forgotten at the bottom of a drawer. After reading our discussion in the comments, I went through that drawer and picked some samples to try. Here are 4 minis that I actually have been using and loving!


Reversa cleansing micellar solution – This micellar water is very effective and leaves my face feeling hydrated thanks to glycerin in the formula. Big points for being free of parabens, fragrance, oil and alcohol – so sensitive types should really check this out! 

Vichy Pureté Thermale Fresh cleansing gel – With my dry skin I usually steer clear of foaming cleansers, but this has made me rethink everything. I still wouldn't use it every day, but I love that the soft lather leaves my face super clean and fresh. It also smells amazing!


Le Labo Rose 31 shower gel – I bring these along to the gym but they're so special that I want to use them all the time. The shower gel is vegan, cruelty-free, and doesn't contain parabens. Mostly this just smells freakin' fantastic – I never thought I would like a rose perfume but other warm and musky notes keep this very modern.

Origins GinZing Energy-Boosting moisturizer – The invigorating citrus scent of this face cream really helps jumpstart my day. The light, almost gel-like consistency means this would be great for normal to oily skins. My skin is on the dry side of things and needs a hydrating serum underneath, too. There are some fragrant oils included, so although my skin wasn't irritated, I'd recommend doing a patch test first.

I would happily buy the full size versions of these 4 products! Turns out that hoarding samples is worth it after all...

Have you tried any of these?