Sample vs. Full Size #10

Sample vs. Full Size #10

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Hello and happy Sunday. We’re reaching the end of this series, but I have good news: I just re-subscribed to Ipsy so we’ll soon have the new products, and within those unboxings I’m going to add the full-price/full-size portion so that you know whether I’d buy the stuff I get or not. Let’s get started, shall we?

JERSEY SHORE COSMETICS Apple Harvest Hydrating Balm

Full size:  I got the full size product in my glam bag.

Full price: The actual apple balm wasn’t in the site, but I found similar products with different scents that were $10, so we’ll go with that.

Buy? Yes/No? Why? Hell no. I’m not spending $10 on a single lip balm, even if it were a medicated one, which this isn’t. I’m not going to pay $10 for something that usually costs $2. I think in cases like this one I’m paying more for the brand than I am for the product, you know? It’s like I’m justifying that I spent all that money in a single lip balm because hey, I’m using Jersey Shore Cosmetics. Not going to happen.

PÜR Mini Fully Charged Mascara 

Full size: I got the mini version, which has 0.14 fl. oz. The full size version has 0.44 fl. oz.

Full price: $22

Buy? Yes/No? Why? This mascara is good, but it’s not amazing, in my opinion. If it were amazing, I’d consider buying it, like I have other products I’ve tried and loved. I’m not in love with this one, so I wouldn’t be willing to pay $22 for it. Is the price absolutely crazy? No, it’s high, but I’ve seen worse, and I’m sure there are many people who find this to be a great deal.

SERAPHINE BOTANICALS Lychee + Gold Blush 

Full size: I got the full size version in my glam bag.

Full price: $14

Buy? Yes/No? Why? I’d already discussed a blush from this collection in another shade, remember? I don’t know what I said about the price then, but I’m pretty sure past me and present me will agree that $14 is a lot for a single blush, even if it’s gorgeous like this. I think I said this before already, but I’ll say it again: Seraphine Botanicals needs to do something about its prices because they’re kind of crazy.

LUXIE BEAUTY Blending and Shading Eye Brush 429 

Full size: I got the actual brush in my glam bag.

Full price: I couldn’t find this particular brush on the site.

Buy? Yes/No? Why? I cannot say whether I’d buy this brush or not because I don’t know its actual price. I wouldn’t buy it for myself anyway because I already have one of those and I don’t need another one.

IT COSMETICS Bye Bye Under Eye Concealer 

Full size: I got a sample that has 3.25 ml. The full size version has 8 ml.

Full price: $24

Buy? Yes/No? Why? Here’s the deal: I didn’t like this product. It think it’s too thick, which makes it hard to blend, and then it kind of picks up when I’m applying my foundation, and I just don’t like it. For that reason alone I wouldn’t buy it, so this isn’t even a matter of price, although let me tell you, $24 is a lot. For that I could buy three of my favorite drugstore concealers.

What do you think about the prices of these products? Is there anyone you’d buy? Let me know in the comments.

Happy Sunday!

Love, Miss Camila

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