Sorry I’ve been so busy! Review under the jump!
The Bag/Theme – YAAAAS. My bag was specifically kind of skin care heavy, which was cool. I love that this bag was a different, natural material and the print was cute. A keeper!
Hang Ten Classic Sport SPF 50 Sunscreen – My skin rarely sees the sun, so when it does, I need serious SPF protection. I was glad to get a strong sunscreen! This is nice and seems to have a good application, so cool. The full size is $12.99 for 6 ounces. Most big brands of sunscreen will run you $8-$11 for 8 ounces.
Pacifica Mineral Eyeshadow Duo – This was ok. I got it in purple and white (that’s Moonbeam and Unicorn to you.) For some reason, when I first looked at this pot, I thought ‘This isn’t going to be very well pigmented.‘ I don’t know how I knew, but… the purple is kind of a dusky shade (they call it greyish moody violet) but it goes on and looks just sort of smoky. Since it’s a frost, it just doesn’t look right on me–it look like my dark circles spread around my eyes. Not great. The white is a nice pearl, and works great as a highlighter. Interestingly, this isn’t sold this way on the Pacifica site. The shades are each part of separate palettes. It’s very cool that they created this (full-size!) sample, but I don’t think this was a great product to bait anyone into buying the product. The palettes are $14 (four shades) or $17 (7 shades).
Revlon ColorBurst Matte Balm in Elusive – Ok, when I saw the teaser for this, I had my fingers crossed. I’ve wanted this for ages and just haven’t bothered to buy one. I’ll say that it’s my favourite product of the bag, but I wasn’t over-the-moon in love with it. First, “matte” is kinda relative here–it doesn’t give quite the matte finish that I envisioned. The pigment borders on chalky when worn. And to be honest? I hate it when lip balms have mint in them–this one definitely does, to the point that it’s all I smell. These run $7.50ish each (the Revlon site keeps crashing Flash for me?) Every review of these I read, the reviewer L O V E D them, so maybe I’m just picky. MilkTeef had an awesome review with all the shades.
BareFoot Spa Exfoliating Polish – Hilariously, I got this on the day I read this article that claims that there are 19 tons of plastic beads in the New York sewers each year thanks to stuff like this (and laundry detergents.) Honestly? I didn’t even try this. I use St. Ives Apricot Scrub and probably always will. This stuff is $5.99 for 5.3oz.
Purlisse Pur Moist Hydra Balance Moisturizer – This is nice. It soaks up into my skin almost immediately, which is awesome. The problem, of course, is that my sample size was 0.5 oz–about the size of any deluxe sample of concealer or lotion. The full size? 1.7 oz for $55. Um, I think I’ll probably pass…