Nordstrom Skincare Sample Pack (April)

Free 16pc Natural Beauty Gift with Purchase (a $188 Value) with any $125 Beauty or Fragrance Purchase

I contacted Nordstrom through their Live Chat App (up on their website) to double check something on a recent order (couldn’t remember if I’d used the code or not, but turns out that I did), when I was informed that I also qualified for the Natural Skincare Sample Pack, before they promptly sent it over. They had this whole Natural Beauty Event (eco-friendly, vegan, etc…) going on during the month of April and the Natural Skincare Sample Pack (as shown) was the Gift with Purchase during that month.

I’d like to say it was “free”, but they sent it over separately, which meant I had to pay extortionate shipping charges (from my U.S. Aramex mailbox to Kuwait) for one measly pack… of samples lol I understand that it’s not possible for them to group all the items into a single shipment, but I sure wish it was! To add insult to injury, everything arrived sopping wet (something had spilled in transit). It was my first real “incident” with Nordstrom, whom my experience with, has been nothing but perfect, up to this point. That said, there was a bunch of cool stuff in the Natural Skincare Sample Pack!

Thankfully, everything was sealed and therefore salvageable. I narrowed the culprit down to the Herbivore Prism Natural Fruit Acid 5% Exfoliating Glow Potion (deluxe sample), which apparently hadn’t been screwed tightly enough and therefore gotten unscrewed at some point and spilled all over the entire contents of the pack. It was nothing a good little rinse couldn’t fix, but still, annoying. Once I was done wiping them down, the packaging (as shown) of the Youth to the People Adaptogen Deep Moisture Cream was the last and only piece of evidence that anything had actually spilled in there.

Moisturizers

– Clark’s Botanicals Retinol Rescue Overnight Cream (0.04 oz.)
– Youth to the People Adaptogen Deep Moisture Cream (0.25 oz.)
– Sunday Riley C.E.O. Glow Vitamin C + Turmeric Face Oil (0.17 oz.)
– REN Evercalm Global Protection Day Cream (0.06 oz.)
– Kat Burki Vitamin C Intensive Face Cream (0.07 oz.)

We don’t have Sunday Riley in Kuwait yet, and I’ve only ever tried one other product from their C.E.O. range (here), which is why I’m super excited to try the Face Oil!

Cleansers and Exfoliators

– Ursa Major Fantastic Face Wash (0.32 oz.)
– ARCONA White Tea Purifying Cleanser (0.17 oz.)
– Tata Harper Skincare Regenerating Cleanser (0.1 oz.)
– Elemis Superfood Blackcurrant Jelly Exfoliator (0.1 oz.)
– Omorovicza Refining Facial Polisher (0.07 oz.)
Herbivore Botanicals Prism Exfoliating Glow Potion (0.34 oz. or what was left of it anyway lol)

Awww I’ve never heard of Ursa Major before, but what a cuuute name for a brand! As for Arcona, when I was on my honeymoon in Thailand (2012?), most of my skincare stuff was travel-size and deluxe samples of Arcona (that I’d accumulated from Beauty.com) and they served me well, which is why I’m so excited try out the White Tea Cleanser! I’m pretty excited to try out the samples from Tata Harper and Omorovicza as well, mainly because they’re of the more foncy, foncy variety! I was less happy with the Herbivore Prism Glow Potion because I already own the full size (purchased earlier, here) and this one spilled all over everything (I’m over it now… kinda’ lol). The Blackcurrant Jelly Exfoliator from Elemis just sounds great! Can’t wait to try it either!

Hair Stuff

– rahua Hydration Shampoo (0.4 oz.) & Hydration Conditioner (0.34 oz.)
– Christophe Robin Cleansing & Volumizing Paste (0.41 oz.)
Briogeo Scalp Revival Charcoal + Coconut Oil Micro-Exfoliating Shampoo (1 oz.)

Purely based on the fact that their logo has an Archer, as a Sagittarius I approve of rahua lol I’ve only ever tried one other thing from Cristophe Robin (haulage here), but I very much enjoy any sort of hair cleansing/exfoliating products! I’ve already purchased the full size of the Briogeo Scalp Revival Micro-Exfoliating Shampoo (here), but it’s really nice to have an itty bitty one too! I just love that they included Hair Care in the April Skincare Sample Pack at all!

Random Stuff

– Hum Nutrition Daily Cleanse Clear Skin & Acne Supplement (6 capsules)
– COOLA Suncare Sunless Tan Firming Lotion (2 oz.)

I’ve had my eye on COOLA for a minute now (almost went ahead and purchased a few items from them earlier, during this haul), which was why I was delighted to find a Tanning Lotion from Coola! Just in time for Summer too! As for the Supplements… umm… in a word, “no”. I’m not about to pop a mysterious pill that’s traveled in mysterious conditions and has had very powerful chemicals spilled onto it. Even when I used to get random gummy vitamins or whatever, included in these “Gifts with Purchase” packs from legitimate stores on Amazon, I’d never eat them.

What a nice, eclectic mix! Best of all, everything was supposedly natural! That also means I have to start using them right away, but still, good stuff!

One thought on “Nordstrom Skincare Sample Pack (April)

  1. Pingback: Nordstrom April Fragrance Haul | LuLu ♥'s Makeup

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