Samples of the month – Benefit, REN and Ciate

Samples of the month – Benefit, REN and Ciate

Don’t you love when fashion magazines come with little presents? I know that I do and fall for it (almost) every time. This month’s samples come from three different magazines, which means great value, hours of entertainment and new products to try. Brilliant.

Benefit They’re Real Push Up Liner review

Benefit They’re Real Push Up Liner sample review

Let’s begin with the overly raged Benefit They’re Real Push Up Liner. This product had a massive promotional campaign two months back in collaboration with many bloggers and vlogers. For the general public including myself, we only got to try and experience it a few weeks ago. There were many mixed reviews about this new launch but I was curious but still skeptical. I have to say that the sample size of Benefit They’re Real Push Up Liner is hard work to apply. It is way too small to use and the black liner does not come off the packaging very easily. After exactly ten minutes of struggle I gave up and never looked back. In stored the full size pen felt much better, I recon due to better product design engineering. In terms for application the product is definitely for more advanced eye liner users. To me it just felt a bit too much work considering there so many easier ways and products to help you achieve same results.

Next is REN Flash Rinse 1 Minute Facial with water activated Vitamin C. Another hero product that comes highly recommended from make-up gurus. I nearly got sucked in to the hype when I finally managed to get my hands on this generous 15ml sample. For starters it comes out as this green grainy, gel like consistency. It is best to be applied on damp skin and with circular motions, than the granules start melting into the skin. The results after the recommended one minute of use were good. My skin did visibly looked cleaner and felt that way too. Only one thing that kind of put me off was the label “for all skin types” on the front and “…except those prone to sensitivity” at the back. My skin tends to be prone to redness and after using this product it felt clean but also a bit stripped. I will probably attempt using REN Flash Rinse 1 Minute Facial again during my more oily skin periods but for now is on the may be pile.

Ciate mini in Locket is this gorgeous silver glitter nail polish/ top coat. There are different sizes of glitters mixed up with transparent silver base coat. It is great for accent over bold colors like pink, orange and even black. Basically another glittery nail polish worth getting in mini size.