Thursday, February 12, 2015

Sample Society Product Reviews - Murad, Alterna, Jane Iredale, Oscar De La Renta, Caudalie

Doesn't this just LOOK luxurious! This might be my favorite box that I ever got from them. Each one is a spa day in a box. Click here to sign up! 

Something that they're doing now is letting you purchase past boxes, which I think is awesome! 

Murad Clarifying Cleanser - 6.75 FL. OZ.

Well, pretty much what they said! It's a very concentrated gel and after using it, my skin actually felt like it was absorbing my serum and moisturizer better. After use, your pores are tighter and you can see a difference in the amount of blackheads that you get after just one use. I wouldn't recommend this for dry skin, but if you're acne prone, check this one out. Murad is serious skincare, I have yet to use a Murad product that wasn't amazeballs.
Murad Clarifying Cleanser - 6.75 FL. OZ. Murad Clarifying Cleanser - 6.75 FL. OZ.
This powerful gel cleanser combats acne and skin breakouts. The rich lather strips away pore-clogging grime, oil and irritants as it helps treat and prevent acne breakouts with time-released medication that remains active for hours, even after rinsing.

Alterna Bamboo Style Boho Waves

Alterna is another company that has yet to do me wrong. I LOVE this spray, I bought a full sized bottle after I used up my sample bottle (which says a lot considering I probably got 3 different bottles in different beauty samplers). Another product that does exactly what it says. Full, loose, sexy waves that give you a controlled tousled look. Since my hair is super fine, I really like the texture that it adds.
Alterna Bamboo Style Boho Waves Tousled TextureMist Alterna Bamboo Style Boho Waves Tousled TextureMist
What is it: A weightless texturizing mist that instantly gives you natural, tousled, "just-back-from-the-beach" waves.Who is it for: Perfect for anyone who wants to add volume, texture, and a healthy shine to their hair.Why is it different: It combines bamboo extract and blue yucca root to help create long-lasting styling effects.How do I use it: Spray on damp or dry hair from roots to ends and shape with fingers for loose, tousled style.From Alterna.

Jane Iredale Just Kissed

An absolutely GORGEOUS, universally flattering lippie. This line really does plump your pout painlessly and beautifully. No feathering, long wearing and non drying.

Jane Iredale Just Kissed Jane Iredale Just Kissed
Sugar&Butter Jane Iredale new lip exfoliator and plumper, has gone to the top of the popularity list, so jane Iredale decided to bring out three new plumpers that we’ve named Just Kissed because that’s what they feel like! Plump up your attitude with Just Kissed, a rich, shea butter based tinted lip plumper. Just Kissed uses a peptide that has been shown to increase hydration and collagen synthesis, helping to reduce feathering. The gentle formula won’t sting or leave lips sticky. Plus, it comes in three wearable shades. Milan is a soft, matte pink, Sydney is a subtle, warm coral, NYC is a flattering neutral – a makeup bag staple!, Madrid (fueled by purple and blue tones) and Tokyo (a fierce but universally flattering red). Formula Benefits: Spearmint and peppermint oils, in combination with ginger root extract, stimulate blood circulation making lips fuller faster and without pain Shea butter, sunflower oil and aloe vera soften and hydrate Essential oils of lemon and tangerine help to exfoliate dead skin cells Unique time released peptides ensure lips stay plump Jane Iredale Just Kissed Lip Butter is available in Milan (fashion's newest pink), Sydney (a subtle, warm coral), NYC (a rockin' neutral), Madrid (fueled by purple and blue tones) and Tokyo (a fierce but universally flattering red). Net Weight: 2.3 g / 0.08 oz. Ingredients: Triisostearyl Citrate, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax, Beeswax, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Flavor, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Extract, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Tribehenin, Sorbitan Isostearate, Palmitoyl Oligopeptide, Vaccinium Macrocarpon (Cranberry) Fruit Extract, Tocopherol, Ascorbyl Palmitate. May Contain: Mica (CI 77019), Iron Oxides (CI 77489, CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Carmine (CI 75470).

Live In Love by Oscar de la Renta for Women Eau de Parfum Spray 3.4 oz

AND another product that I had to buy the full size of. It's a green floral, so not so sweet and cloying as many florals are. It starts out with a strong lily-of-the-valley floral blast, but it unfolds really quickly into a lovely soft green scent. It will last forevah on your clothing but not be overpowering on your skin. When I wear this, my mister likes to nuzzle me which to me is a top endorsement since I normally have to harangue him for his opinion on perfumes. (and the man even used to work the men's fragrance department at Dillards for pete's sake!)
Live In Love by Oscar de la Renta for Women Eau de Parfum Spray 3.4 oz Live In Love by Oscar de la Renta for Women Eau de Parfum Spray 3.4 oz
Live In Love by Oscar de la Renta for Women Eau de Parfum Spray 3.4 oz

There is simply nothing I can say that they haven't already. Luxurious, refreshing, hydrating, plumping. Expensive and worth every single penny. I've been a Caudalie devotee for over a decade for a reason. This feels amazing on tired eyes and is like a full night's sleep in a bottle.

Caudalie Premier Cru The Eye Cream 0.5 oz
An antiaging cream to refresh the eye area. This luxurious cream offers ultimate antiaging action for instantly transformed eyes. Perfectly hydrated, the skin is smoother and firmer. Dark circles and puffiness fade away and the eye area is brightened with renewed youth. Caudalie's three signature patents are blended at their highest concentration for unparalleled age-fighting power: Resveratrol-Oleyl for lifting and firming, Viniferine for brightening, and antioxidant-rich grape-seed Polyphenes. 

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