Treasure Trove Products That Work

As a writer and a lover of all things beauty, I’ve tried my fair share of products. I’m always getting free samples sent my way(both because I request them for articles and because I’m an expert at getting freebies) and because they’re not always full-size products, sometimes I’ll only get one or two uses out of them. That means the product better work pretty well, and quickly, for it to catch my attention enough to be included in an article. If you need a beauty fix quick, then these are the products to try.

Butter London Nail Lacquer(From $15 at

I’m a believer of doing what I can on my own and paying someone to do what I can’t. That’s why when I get a manicure, I always get french tips. I can’t give myself a nice french manicure, but I can apply color like no other. The issue with doing my nails on my own, though, is that the polish doesn’t always last very long and will start to chip away after just a day or two. After trying Butter London’s Nail Lacquer in Come to Bed Red, though, chipped nails can now be left in the past. The polish goes on smooth with no bubbles and lasts impressively long. Plus, it drys fast!

Biore Deep Cleansing Pore Strips($9.99 at

I’ve never really had issues with my pores. However, it wasn’t until I used Biore’s nasal strips that I realized I should pay them more attention. The goal of the strips is to fight blackheads by pulling out “deep-down dirt,” which you can see right after removing the strip. While seeing what was deep down under my skin was gross, it was also an eye-opener. The strips work well and my skin was a lot smoother afterward.

Super Restorative Total Eye Concentrate($85 at

I was impressed with how quickly this eye cream works. It’s not too oily and as soon as you apply you can feel it working. My eyes are soft and I don’t have to worry about my skin getting dry under my eyes which was a problem I used to battle. Plus, it helps with under eye circles as well and I’ve noticed my skin brightening up. If you suffer from deep wrinkles, crow’s feet, and puffiness, the restorative cream will help.

Aveda hand relief Hand Cream(From $9.50 at

This hand cream is very rich and luxurious. My hands get dry and flaky in the winter but a dime-size portion of this works as a quick fix to dry skin. Plus, it smells amazing! The cream is made with natural ingredients such as andiron nut oil, hydrating plant emollients, antioxidants, and vitamins A and E.

Dr. Bronner’s Lavender Organic Hand Sanitizer($4.99 at

I love hand sanitizer but have always hated that sanitizer smell. You know, that obnoxious and overwhelming odor that burns your nose? That’s why I love this lavender scented hand sanitizer so much. It smells great, does the trick and every time I spray it in public someone comments on how they love the scent and ask to try.

Dionne Evans

Dionne Evans, the Founder/Editor-in-Chief of HBS, is a graduate from Marymount Manhattan College with a BA in Communication Arts. She has been a professional writer for over 7 years and loves everything food, beauty, and travel related. For more information on Dionne, visit:

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