Sunday, July 13, 2014

Sample Challenge #4

In one of the Facebook groups I belong to, one of the ladies came up with a genius idea:  a sample challenge! The challenge is pretty straightforward, just use three or more of the samples received in various subscription boxes. Simple, right? But so many of us just toss the samples into a drawer and forget about them, so we really needed this!

Sample Challenge #4 - akaTerri
Sadly, this isn't even all of them.

Keeping it random, this week I wound up with 2 hand soaps, 1 shampoo, 1 conditioner, and a facial towelette.

Sample Challenge #4 - aka Terri

The Samples:

This is sunshine, sharply sectioned and freshly squeezed. The invigoration of citrus finds its zest, with vetiver green. Find fresh purpose & clearest intentions.

Caldrea Basil Blue Sage hand soap
A sprig of spring. Refinde yet relaxed, this bouquet tidies your affairs with the effortless Provencal chic of its namesakes - plus rosemary, spearmint and cinnamon leaf.

Dove Oxygen Moisture shampoo
Oxygen Moisture Shampoo is made with Oxyfusion Technology, a new generation of moisture. With lightweight, oxygen-fused conditioning ingredients, the formula rapidly disperses on your hair. It gently cleanses & moisturizes, breathing life into fine, flat hair.

Dove Oxygen Moisture conditioner 
Oxygen Moisture Conditioner is made with Oxyfusion Technology, a new generation of moisture. With lightweight, oxygen-fused conditioning ingredients, the formula rapidly disperses on your hair. It delicately smoothes hair without weighing it down.

Yes To Cucumbers Hypoallergenic Facial Wipes gently remove dirt, sweat and makeup (eye makeup too!) without the need to rinse. Whether you're out and about, going for a run, or having a late night, these wipes make it a snap to refresh on-the-go. Packed with green superfoods these all-natural, biodegradable wipes naturally exfoliate, detoxify, and rejuvenate all-in-one. Stay gorgeous, and go from zero to clean in seconds!

My Thoughts:

The Rosewater Caldrea hand soap remains my favorite scent of the line. The Mandarin scent smelled like mandarin oranges and had a pleasing citrus scent, but I didn't care for the Basil Blue Sage at all. Too herb-y and almost medicinal.

The Dove shampoo and conditioner had a nice scent. The shampoo lathered up nicely and the conditioner was easy to wash out, but I didn't notice any significant improvement in my hair. They were very nice sizes for a sample and I got about one week's use out of them.

I have tried several different Yes To towelettes and wasn't impressed with the Cucumber Soothing towelette. It didn't seem to remove much makeup and I didn't feel any exfoliating at all. Won't be buying this one, as I prefer their other versions.


Thanks again to Jill for putting this challenge together! I'm finally making a dent in my sample piles! While none of these were winners this week, at least I've tried some new products.