Never, never, never be scared to ask for samples!
You are spending your money on expensive products so do not be afraid to test a product first to see if you really do love it or can live without it.
The first product in the upper left corner is Ro’s Argan Body Conditioner from Lush. May favorites included Ocean Salt Face and Body Scrub from Lush as well and this body conditioner pairs nicely with the scrub. The girl who did a sample of Ocean Salt on me also used Ro’s after and my hand was amazingly soft. The only real reason I did not purchase this right away was because I was already spending more than I should have. With this being a hefty $32.95 and me being iffy about lotion I did not purchase this product. The associate was nice enough to offer me a sample to take home though! This bottle is actually pretty big and I have gotten quite a few uses out of it. I can’t seem to love this product $32.95 worth still though. Something I got to find out for free though thanks to a lovely salesgirl!
The product in the top right corner is Premium Beauty Balm SPF 45 by Dr. Jart. This is a $39 primer so you better believe I asked for a sample. I originally went to Sephora to finally purchase Dr. Jart + Water Fuse BB cream that I mentioned in April favorites. They did not have it so I asked to sample this instead. And guess what? IT IS NOT AS GOOD AS THE WATER FUSE BB CREAM. Super happy I did not waste nearly $40 on this. Just so we’re clear though – this is a nice bb cream but after using the Water Fuse the Premium just did not do it for me.
The last product was not a sample I asked for but one I was given at Sephora. If you get a Sephora card you can receive a free gift during your birthday month and this was part of it! I am a fan of Make Up For Ever products but had never used any of their mascara. Well, this little tube has for sure turned me into a future customer of their mascara. Mascara is one of the products that you cannot have a take home sample of for obvious reasons but when companies make smaller tubes I find it worth the around $10 investment to see if a larger tube would be worth the larger money.
I used to be terrified to ask for samples and would just buy an expensive product which did not always work out for me so remember, ask for a sample if you are unsure!