The Weekend Post #36: Sample-sized Sunday

Vichy Crabtree and Evelyn The face shop Guerlain May Coop

There is now a whole drawer in my beauty set-up that stashes away a rather large smorgasbord of cute looking minis. Collected from numerous trips to Sephora, added extras from online shopping orders or just tester-scaled try me’s from discovery kits I keep them holed away for times when I’m feeling a little experimental; which judging by the title of this post just so happens to be today. So I’m turning my back on my creature of habit ways and cracking open some new pamper-time testers; here’s the low-down on my sample-sized Sunday beauty menu:

First up body. Moisturising duties will be taken care of by a small tube of Crabtree & Evelyn which has been on my ‘to-try’ list for years. Today is the day people; I’ll drop back in with an update on this one.

The sachet-sized facial roster is what’s really wetting my beauty whistle. After a cleanse with the good ol’ The Face Shop stuff, I’m cracking out an essence that I’ve been saving for a special occasion and yep today it is. May Coop Raw Sauce Essence is coming out to play. A favourite of a previous boss of mine, I have high hopes. Next I’m planning a little skincare sandwich to see to my current complexion concerns (a little dryness paired with a lack of luminosity if you were wondering, nice). I’m planning a foundation layer of Guerlain’s Lingerie de Peau, followed by a spritz of Vichy’s Eau Thermale*. Now that sounds good, right?

A body TLC sesh and a mini facial all courtesy of the dinky-sized contents of one drawer. Is this the beginning of me making a dent in my sample stash and my bathroom beginning turned into a sachet-strewn beauty battlefield? We’ll see…

*PR Sample