offers latest combo deals with their 17pc gift bag with $100 order. Even sweeter, you can stack it with 32pc sample-filled Renew Life bag with $50 order from Green and Natural Department offering at + Pick 3 free samples at checkout = 52+ free samples with your $150 purchase! I received this Trina Turk sample bag a few day ago, please scroll down to see my unboxing and combo deal!

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Please note that most gifts are combinable and MUST click banner or link to redeem.

They (HOT) offer sample-filled Trina Turk Sunset Cosmetics Pouch (a $145 value) with a $100 purchase, ends 7/31.

As one idea, this is the example screen shot of $150+ purchase and sweet 52 samples:

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See more GWP offers here. Always free 3 samples with qualified purchase and free shipping with any $35 purchase (Otherwise $5.99). See their Clearance section here. Plus, you’ll earn 5% back in drugstore dollars to spend on a future and purchase.

My Trina Turk pouch unboxing and mini-review

I received my GWP below and it is still offering at The first one is 17pc Trina Turk sample-filled pouch. I got 2 tea samples so it is actually 18pc GWP for me. I like this pink Trina Turk pouch very much. There is a little clear part that allow you to see what inside. It is also lightweight allows me to use when I am travelling. trina turk sample filled bag july 2015

First item, I want to try it so much.


Jane Iredale Just Kissed Lip and Cheek Stain, Forever Peach Full-size product is $25. It is tiny but color is so lovely. I like it as a very moisturizing lip balm. It doesn’t give anstinging and that’s good (no harmful ingredient added). To be honest, it gives funny feeling to put this tiny lip stain on my cheeks. Also, as a cheek stain, not much color is shown on my fair skin. I like that it is a multitasking product more than anything but I would look for other shades.


MDSolarSciences Mineral Crème Broad Spectrum SPF 50 -$30. This is also a product that I’d love to try before buying. This is the claim: A lightweight, “barely there” broad spectrum sunscreen the provides maximum protection and leaves a matte finish. Skin Type:  All skin types including acne/rosacea.

It doesn’t have any smell. Much watery and lightweight than most sunscreen I have tried (great). Ingredients are superb. It doesn’t adding shine, cast or greasy at all. There are two more questions left: Can I remove it well with my cleansing cloth? and Will it break me out? Long term game changing experiment.


Marula Pure Beauty Oil -$58. I am excited to try a new type of oil in winter. Their claim: scientifically validated facial oil, with 60% more antioxidants than the leading Argan Oil.


Crabtree & Evelyn Hand Therapy, Avocado $16 – $32. Claim: Infused with macadamia nut oil, shea butter, avocado butter, and basil and olive extracts, this intensive cream nourishes skin so it’s noticeably smoother after each luxurious application. I am please to try a new hand cream. This one smell exactly like Basil. Good hand cream with lotion-like texture.


WEI Kakadu Plum Brightening Sugar Mask $60. This one and Murad are the most expensive ones (not counting perfume). Direction:

1. Peel off the foil from the top of a pod.
2. Brush mask on clean face, avoiding the eye area.
3. After 3-5 minutes, rinse well with warm water.


tarte maracuja rainforest glow instant matte waterproof body perfector, park ave princess $39. I am a little confused about this product! What is it actually? Here is the claim: A bronzing, matte, waterproof body perfector naturally formulated to blur the appearance of skin imperfections for a seamless, flawless finish.

It’s time to blur away the look of dull, uneven skin tone with tarte’s revolutionary instant matte waterproof body perfector! This award-winning formula imparts healthy, natural-looking color, with a no-fuss, no-wait instant bronze-on-demand that helps blur the look of uneven skin tone, imperfections and varicose veins.

Infused with maracuja & rich antioxidants, this quick-drying bronzing lotion brightens and restores skin’s natural luster, so even after you wash it off with soap and water, your skin still feels soft and looks radiant.

This body perfector color is brown, no shimmer and no smell. Once apply, it blends well and it seems like the brown color is disappeared. It added smoothness and subtle tan to my fair skin.


H2O PlusAquafirm+ Micro-Collagen Eye Cream $38. The claim:

Visibly smooth, firm and de-puff tired-looking undereyes with this ultra-rich eye cream with Marine Mircrospheres, Brown Algae and Sea Nutrient Barrier

  • Moisture-filled marine microspheres permeate the skin’s epidermal layers to plump the appearance of fine lines from within
  • Protein-rich brown algae extracts support healthy collagen production, empowering skin to rebound from aging
  • Sea-sourced nutrient barrier fortified with vitamins A and E envelops the delicate eye area for a rapid micro-lifting effect
paula's choice

Paula’s Choice CLINICAL Clinical KP Treatment Cloths $32. I wish I get Paula’s Choice RESIST Vitamin C Spot Treatment (as shown in the Trina Turk description page) instead of the KP cloths. I will gift this one.


LORAC POREfection Mattifying Face Primer $32. The claim: This oil, fragrance and paraben-free primer is infused with Salicylic Acid and antioxidants of Vitamins A, C and E to help skin appear healthy, youthful and radiant. The skin-perfecting formula helps to minimize the appearance of pores and fine lines for a silky-smooth, poreless-looking, matte finish.

Ingredient list is promising and it contains Salicylic Acid which helps exfoliate skin effectively. It is a light to medium coverage primer (or I didn’t use much enough). No fragrance, no color. Matte finish and no dewy added. It holds make up well all day.

IcanGWP – this primer is colorless like Smashbox. It provides light to medium coverage. Nice smooth and easy to use.


bareMinerals 5-in-1 BB Advanced Performance Cream Eyeshadow Broad Spectrum, Barely NUDE $18. The claim:

Barely Nude

Meet the next generation in eyeshadow: creamy, long-wearing color meets exceptional skincare benefits and broad spectrum SPF protection.

Chock-full of skin-loving ingredients, this breakthrough product delivers 5 benefits in one luxurious formula.


  • 12-hour long-wearing color
  • Supercharged primer
  • Powerful brightening benefits
  • Smoothes the appearance of fine lines
  • Protects with Broad Spectrum SPF 15

IcanGWP – nothing to not like about this product. Ingredients are superb. It is not creamy like most cream eye shadow I have tried. No crease all day. The color Barely nude is indeed nude though. I use it more like a primer.


Murad Age Spot and Pigment Lightening Gel $60. The claim:

This patented gel formula combines glycolic acid with 2% hydroquinone and our patented Advanced Performance Complex™ to effectively fade age spots and hyperpigmentation for more even skin tone, clarity and brightness.

Why you need it:
Rapidly reduces sun spots and age spots.

Primary benefits:
85% saw spots lighten in just 1 week


Bikini Cleanse Detox Tea

I smell it first… it almost stop me from trying it. But once I try it is a really nice tea. A little bit sweet. I surprisingly like it.


CLEAN Warm Cotton Eau de Parfum Spray $69.


Soap & Glory Face Soap & Clarity 3-in-1 Daily Detox Vitamin C Facial Wash

Allow me to use the following pictures from their site. I do need help on photo taking and editing!


Erno Laszlo Firmarine Face Bar $45. The claim: Nano-encapsulated Spirulina Maxima is water-activated and released in a multi-phased sequence, delivering key nutrients to encourage collagen growth for renewed firmness and elasticity.

  • Antioxidant Vitamins C and E protect against environmental damage.
  • Shea Butter smoothes and deeply moisturizes.

Molton Brown Pink Pepperpod Body Wash $30.

London via The Gulf of Guinea
A humid dusk. Sweet aromas in the air. Spices ground between pestle and mortar.

The way we blend it:
A body wash with pink pepperpods (for antioxidant protection), fiery ginger and rich patchouli oil.

Why you’ll love it:
For a seductively scented soak or shower, this spicy body wash is just the thing. It will leave your skin clean and subtly scented – ideal for the day or night ahead. Sultry. Humid. Spicy.

Traditions by Nick Chavez Horsetail Root Lifting Spray $20. The claim:

Traditions by Nick Chavez Horsetail Root Lifting Spray is a root lifting spray gel/hairspray that’s perfect for creating extra lift and support at the root.

For all hair types in need of volume, lift, and shine. This spray is formulated with horsetail extract to help lift and support at the root.

Below, I also picked 3 samples at checkout (top left). NARS sample is the brand specific sample. The rest is sidewise offer GWP. A total of 27 GWP (29 includes bags). These extra GWPs are expired and you can select new offers in GIFT1 – GIFT12. I will skip reviewing them. more gwp and sample

Final thought: I enjoy trying  out these samples. They are good for summer. A total of 27 products to experiment with $100 purchase is very generous!  Many samples are new products that I haven’t tried before. What do you think? Will you grab it?