Sampling | Seersucker Sass

Thursday, March 1, 2018


I love trying new products!  One of my favorite things about having a blog is that it gives me an opportunity to share my findings with y'all.  There are two things that make me more likely to buy a product - organic buzz on reviews written by bloggers and actually being able to sample a product before purchasing.

If you share my sampling obsession, you need to give PLAY! by Sephora a try!  For $10 a month, you receive five deluxe samples + a bonus, packaged in a cute little bag.  (So perfect for organizing goodies under your cabinet, traveling with jewelry, etc.)

Marc Jacobs Beauty Velvet Noir Mascara ($26) •  This mascara is incredible.  It gives me flashbacks to the summer I had eyelash extensions.  If you're looking for a mascara to separate and lengthen your lashes, this is it!  I don't wear it every day, but I love it for special occasions when I really want to up the glam factor or on days where I wear minimal makeup but want to look polished.
Briogeo Rosarco Milk Reparative Leave-In Conditioning Spray ($20) •  This was not a great product for me.  I have oily hair, so I intentionally avoided getting this anywhere near my roots, and somehow it still made my entire head an oil slick.  

Bare Minerals GEN NUDE Matte Liquid Lipcolor in 'Swag' ($19)  •  The name for this shade is cringeworthy, but the product is not.  It's hard to find a good matte lipcolor that isn't drying, but this one passes the test.  I love to wear this to events because it's long lasting. 

Touch in Sol Eye Shadow Duo in 'Talia' ($25)  •  This is another one of my favorites for special occasions!  The product has both a glitter primer and a fine, loose glitter that can be applied on top of the stickier primer.  This was one of my favorites during the holiday season, and I plan to pull it out again when spring rolls around.

IT Cosmetics Confidence in a Cleanser ($28) •  I love this cleanser so much that I purchased it!  Its milky and gentle on my sensitive skin, and my skin made noticeable improvements when I started using this.

IT Cosmetics Confidence in a Cream ($48) •  I started using this moisturizer when my oily skin started getting dry patches, and it cleared that right up.  I will probably transition over to a lighter gel product for spring, as feel like the heaviness of this product is better suited for fall and winter.

I want to hear from you - what should I try next?!  What have you been using that you love?  


  1. That nude lip color is so beautiful! I have a hard time pulling off lipstick in general, but I bet this one looks great on you.

  2. I love IT confidence in a cream and actually just finished my container of it last week! Their eye cream is great as well! I want to try that mascara!!

    xoxo A

  3. oh looks like you got some decent products! too bad the briogeo product did not work for you :(

  4. I wish the leave-in conditioner worked better for you! I desperately need to find something to help moisturize my hair more.

  5. sampling is so much fun - thanks for sharing all of this w/ us! everyone keeps talking about it cosmetics & I've never tried their products, but I definitely need to. x, nicole //

  6. I love the Bare Mineral lipsticks. They are so incredibly comfortable and long lasting. Marc Jacobs makes great products so I'm not surprised that the mascara is amazing as well.

  7. Loving that glittery eye shadow. I only ever wear it for special occasions, so the glitter is a nice element.

  8. I LOVE Briogeo products! They work wonders on your hair!

  9. I am always looking for new cleansers to try! + I love IT cosmetics!

    xo, L