Thursday, November 13, 2014

Sunday’s Sample Predicament

Last Sunday unknowingly I took place in one of the nicest pampering sessions in my life. I love trying new products, but somehow I always forget to use these samples up. With a good novel in one hand and a cup of tea in the other I came to the conclusion today was the day I would use some minis. I was totally expecting good experience but little did I know I would soon counter one of the best bath experiences ever.

I started off with a scoop full of the Blithe and Bonny Honey Almond Bath Salts. I confess this is not a sample but the soothing, sweet fragrance was definitely a nice touch and added to the whole experience.  Then I did the typical face, hair, body washing routine… From this point on my typical relaxation routine went from nice to amazing…

 Jo Malone Vitamin E Treatment Scrub
Oh dear, I have never felt so posh and polished in my entire life. This gritty salt scrub is infused with Vitamin E. I truly believe the texture of this is what makes it so amazing. It’s one part greasy paste and the other part is salt. While that might be the most appealing description, it works! The thick paste adheres to your skin allowing for the scrub to thoroughly be worked into the skin. Once everything hits the water is dissolves into a rich moisturizing liquid and your left with glowing baby soft skin.
Whole heartedly I have never tried a scrub as effective as this ever!

L'OCCITANE Almond Milk Concentrate
After the Jo Malone Scrub I followed with a good helping of the Almond Concentrate. This body cream is unique in the sense that its extremely hydrating, yet feels considerably light. Not I’m not going to lie I always pictured this to be a thick greasy body butter so I was pleasantly surprised when I discovered was light but just as moisturizing. As far as the scent … holy damn! If you’re into almond anything you will be a fan. I kind of feel like a bad blogger when I say this but based on scent alone I want to pick this up. Well maybe one day but more on that later…

Guerlain Super Aqua Cream- Night Balm
Age defying hydration… As a person who likes a little anti-aging and has a whole lot of dry skin this seems like the perfect combination. This feels rich, nourishing and soothes over skin effortlessly. Like so many high eye skincare ranges this smells beautifully fresh with the slightest touch of perfume. How do high end skincare ranges do it? There product’s always scented but never cause irritation to the face! As for the night balm, I woke up the next day with nourished plumped looking skin. Amazing first experience and I’m cherishing the small amount I have in the tube for another spa escape.

Guerlain La Petite Robe Noire
My relaxation routine was finally complete with a heavy dose of Guerlain’s Petite Robe Noire. I know some might not finish their pamper routines with perfume. However I love perfume so I couldn’t imagine a spa-like indulgence without. La Petite Robe Noire smells like notes of smoky black tea, almond, cherry and a touch of rose. If you’re into Jo Malone’s Pomegranate Noire I think this would be up your ally.

I love getting samples and I am very thankful whenever I get one, but the thing about samples is…
So with my luxurious life changing pamper done I headed straight for the computer to see how much these astonishing products were. I was shaken to see total routine would have cost me almost $500 for full sized products.
The Jo Malone Scrub alone cost’s $90 US dollars… why did I use it all at once??
 So while I am grateful and had a great little spoil session the problem with samples is sometimes there just heart-breakingly expensive.
Has anyone else had a similar experience? Leave me a comment I would love to hear.


  1. I have been looking for some new pamper products, I may give these a shot! Lovely Post!

  2. I love Joe Malone stuff it always smells amazing. Great post glad you got to use your samples. hehe xox