01 March 2014

The one with the Spirit Beauty Lounge Customized Sample Kit.

Spirit Beauty Lounge Customized Sample Kit
Kjaer Weis Cream Blush
Wearing Spirit Beauty Lounge Samples

One of my favorite parts of researching ingredients and natural beauty products is discovering new brands. The downside? A lot of the brands I see mentioned again and again are considered luxury natural brands with good-for-you ingredients, stunning packaging, and the price tag to match. These brands are carried online, so I can't run down the street to Ulta or Sephora to get color matched or to try a sample.

I'm very fair with pink undertones and have moderately sensitive skin, so it is hard to order these products sight unseen with any confidence. One item in particular I wanted to try is the Kjaer Weis cream foundation. The online description of their lightest shade, Like Porcelain, reads, "perfect for a fair, rosy complexion, Like Porcelain refines even the most sensitive, delicate skin." It sounded perfect for me, but with a price tag of $68 (!!), I wanted to be sure.

While searching for reviews and swatches of the foundation, I read about the Spirit Beauty Lounge Customized Sample Kit Service. Spirit Beauty Lounge describes themselves as a "virtual candy store" of organic beauty. SBL carries natural, organic, and sustainable products from brands they have researched and vetted.

This program sounded perfect to me. Here is a general description (you can read a lot more about it on their site) -

// For $25 you get to choose six products to sample (shipping is free).
// You receive a $5 voucher toward a future SBL order of $40 or more.
// The samples will give you enough product for 1-2 uses.

I read a lot of reviews as well as found a YouTube video where the content creator showed the different samples she chose. Because of the reviews as well as the description on SBL, I knew that the sample sizes were not going to be overly generous (the sample size was the main complaint I saw in reviews).

If I had bought everything full-sized the total would have been almost $300. So for myself, I was perfectly happy with the size of the samples as well as the $25 fee. It gave me a chance to try out the products and check color matches. Here's what I got -

  • Kjaer Weis Cream Foundation in Like Porcelain
  • Kjaer Weis Cream Blush Compact in Desired Glow
  • Kjaer Weis Lip Tint Compact in Romance
  • W3LL People Narcissist Foundation + Concealer Stick in Pale Ivory
  • Pai Rosehip BioRenerate Fruit & Seed Oil Blend
  • Dr. Alkaitis Organic Exfoliating Enzyme Mask

The Kjaer Weis products were an immediate love. In fact, after wearing the cream foundation for three days, I have ordered the full-size. The W3LL People foundation stick went on smoothly, but the color is actually a bit too light (in the picture above, I'm wearing the KW cream foundation all over and the W3LL People as a concealer under my eyes and around my nose).

I have used the Dr. Alkaitis mask once and thought my skin felt so soft after rinsing it off. This was a good size sample. I'll probably be able to get three total uses out of it.

And how cute is the sample packaging of the Pai Rosehip Oil? I haven't used this yet, but I'm very excited as it has great reviews.

Overall, I was very happy with the Spirit Beauty Lounge sample service and would do it again in the future. Thanks for reading!

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4 comments:

  1. This box looks like such a good idea, I love the sound of it! x

    Maddy from UNSTITCHEDD

    

P.S. I don't want this to be spammy but I am also hosting a £50 Giveaway at the moment if you wanted to enter here

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  2. Oh I am going to have to try this surface! I have very fair sensitive skin too and it's always such a gamble to buy a product without trying it first.

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  3. Great review! I love Spirit Beauty Lounge and other sites that offer samples! It's a great way to try out very expensive luxury products!

    http://amber-allnaturallybeautiful.blogspot.ca/

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  4. Just bought the Kjaer foundation and am also in love! It's nice to have found a more natural foundation that does a great job!

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