Giveaway Winner, Sephora Samples, Where I’ve Been

Hello all!  First, congrats to Valerie C., the confirmed winner of the L’Oreal Youth Code Day Cream!  Thanks to all who entered.

Next, I hope you have all been doing well this week!  Last Sunday, I had a pretty decent day out with a friend.  We headed out shopping and ended up getting a mini-makeovers at the Estee Lauder counter.  We sampled (and purchased) quite a few products at Sephora.  We made stops at Macy’s, Carsons, and finally ULTA.  I think we spent about 6 hours shopping that day!  This was actually the first time I ever visited a Sephora store.  I’ve been shopping at ULTA for years and years and Sephora is just not as close by.  I recently found out from my Twitter friend and YouTuber Sam, that you can request samples of most items at Sephora.  I had a couple of things I wanted to purchase and a few things I wanted to sample first so I made a list and off we went.

My purchases from Sephora and the Estee Lauder counter at Carson’s:

My Sephora samples, Nars Tinted Moisturizer, Boscia Black Mask, Boscia Black Cleanser, Laura Mercier Cream Smooth Foundation, Shesiedo Eye Cream:

Below you can see the size of the Sephora samples:

More samples from Clarins, Estee Lauder, Lancome (from the counters at Carson’s) plus the Lancome lipstick & Visionnaire from ULTA:

I was feeling under the weather from Saturday on and the rest of my week was spent being sick and it took a lot out of me.  I didn’t feel like doing much of anything and with 2 kids to take care of that’s what takes priority.  No blogging for me.  Once I started feeling a bit better, it was time to catch up on all the things around the house that didn’t get done while sick.  When I was finally caught up on all the family/at-home stuff I had somewhat of a big day yesterday to plan for.

We had a video guy from a company who produces segments for the news come out to our house and film!  The segment will be about preschoolers and cavities and he filmed an interview with me, took some footage of my son brushing his teeth, eating a snack, and more.  I thought it was pretty cool and don’t know much yet on when (or if) it will air on our local news.  I hope to find out more today!

Anyway, that’s what’s been going on over here…glad to be back :).  Please leave me a comment and let me know what you have been up to this week and what you think about my purchases/samples!


  1. March 24, 2012 / 11:53 pm

    love LOVE LOVE! the samples! 😀 i look forward to reading about how these products worked for you!

    • April 2, 2012 / 8:34 am

      Thanks Sarah! I’ve used the Boscia Black Cleanser and already like it a lot, it may be a winner :).

  2. March 23, 2012 / 2:46 pm

    Wow SO MANY SAMPLES!!! I love samples. They’re great for trying different products and traveling with! I’ve been super busy this week, and it doesn’t look like I’ll have a relaxing weekend either grr

    • March 24, 2012 / 9:07 am

      Don’t forget to breathe and take time for yourself so you don’t get burned out. I can’t wait to see if any of the foundations are winners for me!

  3. March 23, 2012 / 2:42 pm

    All of your samples/purchases look way fun!! Glad you’re feeling better and things r settling down. 🙂

    • March 24, 2012 / 9:06 am

      Thank you, I feel so much better and need to get going on testing out some of my goodies!

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