I am a huge lover and believer of try before you buy which is why I think this new service from Feel Unique is amazing! I briefly read about this in an email then forgot all about it until I came across HannahHeartss blog post here and thought it was definitely time to place an order.
Feel Unique Pick 'N' Mix sample service is something which you can order 5 free samples each month (1 selection per person, per month) and only pay £3.95 for delivery however you receive a gift voucher which allows you to receive £3.95 off your next order. (If you spend over £15 you end up saving money because of free delivery!)
My favourite part about choosing the samples is you can refine your search, for example choose what kind of sample you want such as, in a sachet, bottle or on a piece of card. I found this so useful because I never feel you get much product in a sachet or on a card. It's definitely worth taking into account the sizes of the samples so you're not disappointed when they arrive in the post.
There is such a huge selection of samples to choose from, I'd definitely recommend selecting your preferred area such as make-up or skincare and having a good scroll. I spent so long doing that and was completely spoilt for choice!
These are the 5 samples which I picked up and a quick review of what I thought of them:
theBalm Mary-Lou Manizer Luminizer 0.57g
I've heard a lot of good things about this product especially as a highlighter and was super excited to try a sample of it! I have definitely been caught up with the huge highlighter hype at the moment! Now although this product does give a gorgeous glow on the skin I wasn't as impressed as I thought I was gonna be so at the moment I'm not sure I would purchase the full size version. Although I feel I may have to give it another go, maybe using it as an eyeshadow or as an all over glow.
Origins Clear Improvement Active Charcoal Mask to Clear Pores 7ml
I was excited to try this as I've heard thousands of good reviews about Origins products. I've also found myself loving charcoal face masks at the moment. I found that the instructions weren't that easy to understand as they were very minimal. It doesn't tell you how long to leave the mask on for or how often to apply? When first applying to my wet face it felt the same as any other charcoal mask however as it started to dry it felt like it was burning the sort of feeling that thermal face masks have however this one didn't say that so I was a little concerned! I waited 5 minutes and it had mostly dried on my face, with a very stiff and uncomfortable feeling although it felt so soft and really pleasant to wash off. No immediate visible difference apart from super soft skin. The next morning however I did definitely feel like my face looked and felt clearer. So maybe after another go with clear results it might be worth the investment!
St. Tropez Gradual Tan In Shower Lotion 50ml
I actually chose this sample due to the size because I am already OBSESSED with this product! One of my holy grail items which I've re-purchased so many times! When I saw it was 50ml I was very surprised because that sounds like a travel size not a sample! It's such a great size to carry around for on the go (as in travelling not an everyday item in my handbag!) considering the full size is 200ml! On to what the product is actually like; its such an easy simple fake tan lotion, pop it on after a shower and 3 minutes later wash off and watch it develop throughout the day, no patchiness or uneven colour, so build able and long-lasting and of course the best thing about it is that it looks unbelievably natural! (Definitely will follow up with a full blogpost because it 100% deserves it!)
Jane Iredale Longest Lash Thickening and Lengthening Mascara - Black Ice 3g
I'd never heard of this brand before, I came across it whilst seeing what others had most ordered and thought I would give it ago because I loved the sound of thickening and lengthening the size of my lashes! I have to say first impressions weren't great a I pulled out the mascara wand from the tube and questioned how it ever possibly fitted in there! I was definitely sceptical because of the huge brush however I was ever so pleasantly surprised! It's amazing! I could instantly see a difference they looked so much longer, the best way to describe it was my lashes just about 10x better! I don't feel you could tell they had much product on them, such a natural finish.
Benefit Goof Proof Brow Pencil 06 Deep 0.03g
I was unsure how this product was going to arrive because of how small the sample size guide was but my oh my its small! I actually found it super difficult to hold to try and apply it (about half the size on a ikea pencil!!) However once I mastered it, I loved it! Such a difference, so full and gorgeous! Although after not using a brow pencil in so long I'm unsure whether its as good as any other brow pencil out there?!
Overall I was super happy with my first 5 samples and look forward to it each month. Let me know if you've ever tried this sample service or are thinking of doing it next month.
As always all the links to the products mentioned are listed below incase you want to check them out:theBalm Mary-Lou Manizer Luminizer - Full size - £17.50 (Currently on sale at £14.85)
Origins Clear Improvement Active Charcoal Mask - Full size - £24.00
St. Tropez Gradual Tan In Shower Lotion - Full size - £14.50 (Currently on sale at £11.60)
Jane Iredale Longest Lash Thickening and Lengthening Mascara - Full size - £26.00
Benefit Goof Proof Brow Pencil 06 Deep - Full size - £18.50
- Love always, Hanney xo