Sircle Samples Review: Swag Bag, NYX, Hello Kitty, Honeycat Cosmetics

This is my second Sircle Samples haul review. I have requested all of these goodies a long tim ago, but they always take forever to ship. Today I finally received both of my orders and here’s what I got!

About Sircle Samples:
Sircle Samples is a free sampling website that lets the members purchase samples and full-sized beauty products with virtual points earned by completing various activities on the site. The selection of available samples depends on your style profile which you can actually change anytime you need to. Sircle Samples membership is free but the wait list is several months long. After registering on the website and completing your profile everyone has about 1500 points to spend, so you can cash in right away or wait and get something later.
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NYX Girls Round Lip Gloss in Apricot and Vamp Red  $6.00 ARV
Both of the colors are very lovely! Apricot is a nice girly orange-pink which looks great with my skin tone, and Vamp Red is a very dark vampy brownish purple red. The best part about these glosses is that they’re very pigmented, they look on the lips exactly like they do on the brush. Several coats make your lips look ultra glossy and opaque. These glosses are no longer sold on NYX website, I’m assuming they have been discontinued. The online store I could find them at sells them for just $2.50 per unit, which is fairly cheap. As you can see the orange gloss spreads nicely and evenly on the lips, while the Vampy one is a bit more unforgiving – it accentuates every little crack and wrinkle.

NYX Jumbo Lip Pencil in Iris $4.50 ARV
The formula was very creamy and the color seems to look pretty nice with my pasty complexion. However, I didn’t like the fragrance at all, it reminded me of industrial grade glue or something.

NYX Loose Pearl Eye Shadow in Nude and Black Pearl $6.00 ARV
Just like the lip glosses, these mineral pigments are very pigmented, you only need a very tiny amount for a nice opaque effect. The golden shade can also be used as a highlighter. I’m planning on mixing them with nail polish to see what happens.

Hello Kitty Lip Balm in Blueberry and Apple $1.99 ARV
As much as I love Hello Kitty, I’m going to have to give away these cute lip balms. The ingredients are mostly things I can’t pronounce, which means I won’t be putting them on my lips. Not that I am an anti-synthetic skincare snob or anything, but I just happen to lick my lips all the time, so the less exposure to all these chemicals I get the better.

Caldrea Hand Soap Lavender Pine
This random sample was thrown in as a bonus, which is nice since my order is absolutely free. I have actually requested samples from Caldrea before, so I tried all of their soaps, but this is one of my favorites. I’ll put it in my purse so I can wash my hands in a public bathroom in style 🙂

Perfectly Petite Energy Shot $2.00 ARV
I have previously received this sample before and still didn’t get a chance to try it. It’s a premium energy shot that works to slightly suppress the appetite which is helpful for those trying to lose weight while maintaining high energy levels.

G-Star Tank Top
This is an unexpected item! The tank top is totally see-through, so I will have to use it as an undershirt or as a beach cover, but the fabric is sooooo comfy! I’ll definitely find a use for it because I love how this piece feels against my skin. Also, this brand is apparently pretty nice, since their tank tops retail for over $30!

Honeycat Cosmetics Chocolate Bath Melt Treats $20.00 ARV
My goodness, these melts smell so delicious, I seriously wanted to bite them just to make sure they’re not real chocolate. Each little box comes with eight delightful treats that smell divine! I already tried dropping one in my bath , and it dissolves in warm water pretty quickly while moisturizing the skin with various oils.

The verdict: I’ve already decided that being a member of Sircle Samples is very rewarding and fun since I get to try lots of different products for free, like that Vampy NYX lip gloss that I would have never picked for myself. And now I’m thinking what kind of outfit and eye makeup I should do to better complement that color, which I’m certainly going to wear this fall. Overall the products in this review add up to over $75.00 in retail value!

Disclosure: I received complimentary products from Sircle Samples and was never asked to write this review. Individual results or experiences may vary. You may obtain more detailed information from the company’s website. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”