I am happy with my lips. I didn't need a product that would plump them up but it was free so Thanks Sephora. First order of business I have to tell you that this Buxom lips plumping lip gloss by Bare Escentuals stings like the Dickens! Even after removing this gloss, my lips were still tingling...kind of freaky is you ask me..lol. As you may have guessed no plumping occurred in my opinion. Here is a before (left side) and after (right side), do you see a difference? Actually, I think I adjusted the image size too much but trust me there is no difference....lol
I told you that I would start reviewing some of the many samples that I have, so here we go with another scrub. When I first tried the gentle facial scrub by Nude Skincare I thought " oh this is pretty gentle, yet my skin feels like it was exfoliated." Then I went to Sephora to get the full size tube and I saw that the jar was priced at $52 and my immediate reaction was "it wasn't that good" , so on the shelf it remained. I would not pay $52 bucks for this product but I guess it has that price tag because it has rose quartz and other rare ingredients. Honestly if it were priced at $16 MAYBE $20 I would get it, otherwise I have seen better.
RetinolRetinol is essentially good old vitamin A. It is credited with the ability to improve the skin after it has been damaged by the sun or even acne. It is also supposed to improve the elasticity of the skin so you can easily find it as an active ingredient in anti- wrinkle products.
I picked up a sample of the Philosophy booster caps. This tiny capsule is filled with a thick retinol based solution that must be mixed with your night- time facial moisturizer. I applied the product to my face and my skin felt so smooth. I don't have wrinkles, I don't think it's time for that yet so I won't be purchasing this $50 product which will get you 60 capsules. However this product is also supposed to improve the uneven skin, so that is a good point that captured my attention. I would need to get more samples to see how my skin responds to this product over time but for one time use, it felt pretty nice against my skin.