My Top 7 Favorite Summer Samples!

Hi there!

Today was a seriously super duper lazy day for me. I spent all if not most of my time laying in bed and playing video games with Andrew. I was so out of it that I couldn't even think about what to blog about today! Yes, I know, shame on me but of course I was able to think of something. 

That's when it hit me. I have tons and tons of samples from Birchbox and Ipsy especially. Of course there are the ones that I absolutely despised and then there are some that I loved so much it didn't make it to be featured in this post because they're done. So I thought I'd narrow it down to my favorites that I currently still own then I narrowed it down even more to my favorites that totally work out for this season. Why top 7? I told Andrew to pick a number between 1-10. we go!

  • Ever since I received this spray in my limited edition Modern Mermaid box by Birchbox (check out the post here) I couldn't stop using it. Usually after washing my hair I spritz a bit of this spray and let my hair air dry. It creates a textured look and smells as if I just returned from the beach!
2. Caudalie Instant Foaming Cleanser (via Birchbox)
  • This is what I like to call my "go to basic cleanser" that refreshes my face instantly on summer mornings. I can't believe I've had it since my February Birchbox! It can remove anything from grime to makeup and leaves my skin nourished. At first I wasn't so happy about the smell of the grapes and sage but it eventually grew onto me. :)
3. DDF Ultra Lite Oil Free Moisturizing Dew (via Birchbox)
  • Honestly, this moisturizer barely made it to be featured in this post because it's almost finished. I've also had this since my February Birchbox and am very grateful because it does exactly what it's supposed to do which is moisturize and leaves my skin dewy soft. Also thank goodness the sample size was generous!
4. Anastasia Beverly Hills Clear Brow Gel (via Birchbox)
  • I seriously didn't know the purpose of brow gel until a few months ago. Ever since my April Birchbox, I've been hooked but never really had a chance to splurge. This brow gel is another product that's basically finished but I couldn't help but including it in this post because it's amazing! It keeps the hairs straight and stiff so that my eyebrows looks defined without over tweezing. 
5. Perlier Body Cream in Shea Almond (via Birchbox)
  • This super duper moisturizing body cream has such a natural smell of sweet almond oil that I can't help but carry this around on the go. It even works great as a hand cream. I received this in my June Birchbox and it's already a favorite!

  • Now I noticed that most of my favorites were introduced to me through Birchbox (which wasn't planned) but there was one (if not more) summer essentials that stood out to me by Ipsy. I really wish I was able to give you every detail about why this beach spray is so awesome. I can go on and on! I received this in my June glam bag and fell in love. My number one reason is definitely the smell. You have got to smell it for yourself to trust me on this one. Ooh la la. 

  • Last but surely not least is this wonderful cologne that screams "it's summer"! This is yet another beauty that was introduced to me in my limited edition Modern Mermaid box by Birchbox. I tend to fall for anything citrus-y but don't worry, this is not an overdose.