Things I Did Not Buy: Benefit Mini Sets

Benefit has a couple of promotional deluxe-sample-set GWPs right now, one with Dandelion minis and the other with Hoola minis. Pick one with $65 purchase (DANDYSET or HOOLASET) or both with $105 purchase (CHEEKDUO).

The part I wanted to share was that you can actually buy the sets for $12 each, though they’re a bit hidden on the site – not openly listed or searchable as far as I can see, but with the direct links below you can add them to your cart. Free shipping with code DONTGO and you can pick two packet samples at checkout.

Dandelion Darlings!

 

dandelion brightening finishing powder fun size mini | 3.0 g Net wt. 0.1 oz. • dandelion dew liquid blush fun size mini | 5.0 mL / 0.16 US fl. oz. • dandelion shy beam liquid highlighter fun size mini | 2.5 mL / 0.08 US fl. oz.
dandelion brightening finishing powder fun size mini | 3.0 g Net wt. 0.1 oz. • dandelion dew liquid blush fun size mini | 5.0 mL / 0.16 US fl. oz. • dandelion shy beam liquid highlighter fun size mini | 2.5 mL / 0.08 US fl. oz.

Value breakdown:
Dandelion Brightening Finishing Powder: 3.0 g at $29/7.0 g (or $15/3.5 g) = $12.43 ($12.86)
Dandelion Dew Liquid Blush: 5.0 mL at $28/30 mL = $4.67
Dandelion Shy Beam Liquid Highlighter: 2.5 mL at $26/10 mL = $6.50
Total: $23.60 ($24.03)

Get Your Hoola On Sampling Kit

hoola matte bronzer fun size mini | 3.0 g Net wt. 0.1 oz. •dew the hoola liquid bronzer fun size mini | 5.0 mL / 0.16 US fl. oz. • hoola zero tanlines body bronzer fun size mini | 15.0 mL / 0.5 US fl. oz.
hoola matte bronzer fun size mini | 3.0 g Net wt. 0.1 oz. •dew the hoola liquid bronzer fun size mini | 5.0 mL / 0.16 US fl. oz. • hoola zero tanlines body bronzer fun size mini | 15.0 mL / 0.5 US fl. oz.

Value breakdown:
Hoola Matte Bronzer: 3.0 g at $29/8.0 g (or $15/4.0 g) = $10.88 ($11.25)
Dew the Hoola Liquid Bronzer: 5.0 mL at $28/30 mL = $4.67
Hoola Zero Tanlines Body Bronzer: 15.0 mL at $30/147 mL = $3.06
Total: $18.70 ($19.08)

 

Things I Did Not Buy: Kat von D x Formula X 50% off at Sephora

I love anything miniature, and I especially love makeup minis because I rarely use up full-sizes and I’d rather have a bunch of different products to sample than one that I won’t use up. I’ve never tried Kat von D lipsticks or Formula X polishes, and now that these KVD x Formula X sets are on sale, I’m having such a hard time not buying them…

Studded X: 3 Mini Lip + 3 Nail Polish Duo, originally $29.50, sale $14.75
Studded X: 3 Mini Lip + 3 Nail Polish Duo, originally $29.50, sale $14.75
Studded X: Mini Lip + Nail Polish Duo in Adora, originally $15, now $7.50

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Water Washing, Week 5 and Conclusion

Week 1
Week 2
Week 3
Week 4

Spoiler: I’m back to conventional washing entirely.
Well, mostly.

I actually washed my hair with the First Aid Beauty Skin Rescue Deep Cleanser with Red Clay because I ran out of shampoo and figured my oily scalp could use a deep clean. Works pretty well!
I actually washed my hair with the First Aid Beauty Skin Rescue Deep Cleanser with Red Clay because I ran out of shampoo and figured my oily scalp could use a deep clean. Random Tresemmé conditioner, no other product. Hair is a mess of straight-ish/wavy/ringlets because I totally didn’t plan to take a photo and twisted it into a sloppy bun when it was still damp. 

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