The Beauty Protector's description seems perfect for me: vegan, sulfate-free, protects hair from UV and heat, moisturizes, minimizes frizz, and a detangler--what's not to love? I've used this a few times now and while I do like it quite a bit, it doesn't seem to help with the frizz or keep my hair moisturized, which are two of my biggest hair issues. However, it's so light I really can't tell it's in my hair, so there's no harm in continuing to use this sample! I also love the smell, although to me it's less floral (as it is described) and more like cake and cookies. It is a very strong smell, and it lasted on my hands for hours after I'd worked the product through my hair. Not sure how well it went with my lemongrass-scented DevaCurl products, but no one around me has complained yet!
Now, I don't really wear perfume, but I've received so many samples from the various boxes that I really should start! I do like the citrus-floral blend of this scent. It's a good spring/summer perfume and it lasts fairly well (I wore it at a cookout for several hours before it faded). But I wasn't blown away, and it can't compare to my favorite, a sample of Fleur Sauvage I got in the May 2013 Petit Vour box.
Love that this is fast-absorbing and not super greasy. I've been using it on my worst dry skin--on my elbows--and there has been a little improvement. What I really like about this product is the fact that it's Italian xD Not totally in love with the shea-almond scent, and I'm not sure it's any better or worse than the drugstore brands I currently use, but I will definitely get use out of this sample.
Even as a sample size, this one item more than made up the cost of the box! This eyeliner goes on smooth--love that! I wore it at the cookout and got lots of compliments on my eye makeup. I had some trouble removing it, but to me that's a good sign since I often don't pay attention to what I'm doing when I'm wearing makeup! For the swatches I tried to show blending, because apparently you have up to 30 seconds before it sets. Maybe I'm just terrible at creating that "smokey eye," but I didn't have much luck smudging the line on my hand. Not thrilled about the pencil format, because I always seem to mess up eyeliners once I sharpen them...hopefully that won't happen here! I do wish I had received the silver, because I have so many black eyeliners already.
Finally, I received a tiny sample of Supergoop! I'm not nearly as excited as the exclamation point makes me seem; I'm just trying to stylize the brand name correctly xD So many people rave about Supergoop! but I was a) underwhelmed by the tiny sample size and b) worried about the SPF (I usually wear 50, whatever they say about it not being any more protective). I feel like I couldn't give a great review of this because the tiny size meant I only applied it to my face and on a day I wasn't swimming or exercising. But I adore the lightweight, non-greasy lotion, and the scent is great. I may consider repurchasing this as my daily sunscreen, but use something a little heavier for the beach and sports.