January Beauty Samples - Hourglass Veil Primer & YSL Shocking Mascara

Lately it seems as though I've ordered something from Sephora every month (with good reason, I HAVE). But I have an excuse this time (don't I always).

My blog mate here at N@N Melissa told me that one of the beauty points rewards available was a deluxe sample of Hourglass's Veil primer. I'd been contemplating buying the small tube simply to try it. Getting it free was an even better idea. I only had to decide what to order. She was even super awesome and gave me a $5 Wrapp GC toward the cause.

hourglass mineral veil primer (pictured above)

The hourglass primer isn't the magical cure-all I'd hoped I'd find...and now am beginning to think I NEVER will.

However I will put it up there in my top 3 or 4 primers (along with Smashbox's Photo Finish, Korres Quercetin & Oak Age-reversing Primer and MAKE UP FOR EVER HD Microperfecting Primer)

Yves Saint Laurent "Shocking" Mascara (below)

Here's the macara itself:

I also scored this Yves Saint Laurent "Shocking" Mascara freebie. The package was so neat that I had to take a photo of it. It was setup like a perfume sample package but a bit larger. And VERY shiny. Ooooh, shiny.

The mascara clumps a little but not too badly. It does what it says it does--lengthens. And even better, it doesn't dry or irritate my eyes like some of the other brands I've sampled. 

This is great for a freebie but I'm not sure its worth $30 for a full-size tube. Not when Benefit's is just as good for a mere $10.

So there you have it. Thanks for reading! <3


  1. I love free gift cards. Let me know whenever you're going to place an order so I can send you more lol

    Did the primer make your face red like it does on me? I'm in love with that stupid stuff even if I'm kind of allergic haha.

    omg I thought the YSL stuff was a perfume sample in your pic until it showed mascara.

    1. Biatch you didn't tell me about this blog! How could you?! LOL I am not your typical girl's girl but I love all the accoutrement that goes with it.

  2. I don't know shit about primers and my favorite mascara is Cover Girl because it doesn't clump and don't make me look like a radiometry after partying hard. And I'm cheap like that LOL

    1. Buy a primer, makes your make up look better and last longer. :) Honestly most high end mascaras are equal to drug store. Very few are better.