24 Jul 2013

3 Miniature Reviews.

So many beauty products, so little time! 

As we all know I'm an absolute sucker for a good sample size beauty product, there's just something so appealing about a little bottle or tube, I like to think it says a lot about the brand too, when things aren't just thrown in sachets, a little care has gone into us sampling the brand. Plus, I looove trying new things (who doesn't?!).

Anyway, first up is the the newest release from REN, the Satin Perfection BB Cream. This is one of those, one colour suits all and does all creams & I have to say I'm very impressed with the colour adapting claims from this! I'm pale as a ghost some days and even though this is a bright orange cream is blends and adapts to my skin in moments. It is incredibly light coverage though, lighter than an average tinted moisturiser I would say, it evens out skin tone well but doesn't cover any of my awful scars or blemishes at all (pretty picture, yes?). I really do like it however and maybe if I got to try out another sample and still loved it I would consider a purchase. It's perfect lazy day no makeup makeup.

I got the Benefit They're Real free in a magazine the other month, I was rather skeptical as I'm pretty fussy with Mascara and my poor sensitive eyes, woe is me. This doesn't irritate my eyes though, so bonus points! & it doesn't smudge on my glasses either. It's not the best mascara I've ever tried but I like how it looks after just one coat, super long lashes in an instant. I never ever build up mascara or add a second coat as I find that's when trouble happens (plus, effort) so one coat wonders are fine with me!

Finally a super sweet Alison Claire Lipbalm*. I have the peppermint flavour and it's lived in my bag since day one. I love minty lip balms as more often than not they tingle and I love that. This is no exception and actually contains some lovely moisturising ingredients that actually do good and don't just coat your lips, drying them out further. I really wish it came in a different kind of pot or an actual stick as it's an awkward shape. Ah well, they're only £2.50 so I can't complain.

Do you enjoy trying out samples as much as me? What a charmed life we lead eh, blogging about tiny beauty products ;)


  1. I like They're Real after one coat, and it doesn't upset my eyes either :) x

  2. I love the Alison claire lipbalms! I have lime one that taste and smells just like a lime starburst!

    Jamie-Lee | Glitter Infatuation | Beauty & Lifestyle Blog!

  3. I really like trying out samples but only when they are a decent size so you can get a few uses out of them. It's so hard to judge a product on just one use. It's a shame the Ren BB Cream doesn't offer much coverage, It wouldn't work for me and my scars or blemishes either! xx


  4. Great reviews! I really want to try the Benefit Mascara :) xx

    Abby | Beauty and a Blogger

  5. Lovely post! I've had my eye on the REN BB Cream, but was put off by the ridiculously orange tint. I guess I'll still have to give it a try.
    xo Lillian + parisiantobe.com

  6. Not a big fan of REN but Benefit's mascara is LOVELY!
    It's sort of a holy grail (:
    Velia | Cocoamourr

  7. I also have a little sample of the Benefit They're Real! mascara but I have yet to try it. I've heard so many great things about it but my lashes are stubbornly straight so I'm definitely excited to see what this hyped up product will do for me.
    Celina | The Celution

  8. This Benefit mascara is so hyped up but I've read so many mixed reviews, I still haven't had the courage to splash out! I've seen great pictures of the results it gives, but.. I just don't know! haha xx


  9. I'm definitely a fan of samples! Right now I'm working my way through a small size philosophy cleanser. I've been tempted by the They're Real mascara but I really dislike rubber brushes!
    Lovely Notions

  10. I love theyre real and the ren mask! just need to try that lip balm!x

  11. I'd love to try they're real mascara, but I've heard it's a pain to remove, is it? xx

    Martyna | NEON MIZZLE

  12. wish i could just buy everything mini, lol!


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