The general idea is though that I've purchased a lot of value/travel sets solely to try one item. I can't be only beauty junkie that does that. Right?
*All prices in USD before TAX.
First Aid Beauty (FAB) Cleanse & Exfoliate
This came in a very recent Sephora haul and is technically a repurchase of two items I got in a bigger kit that I'll mention later. I've raved about this Face Cleanser before so you'd understand why I couldn't pass this up. Alone the 2 oz is $10* so the Facial Radiance Pads included here are just gravy.
Origins Skincare Must Haves
Until this purchase I'd heard a lot about the Origins brand but never tried anything. Sharalee and I stumbled upon this kit at a CCO in New York and I immediately grabbed it. While it does contain a lot of their best sellers, I was most interested in the Checks and Balances Frothy Face Wash. Having used that up though I can tell you that I'm more impressed with the Clear Improvement Active Charcoal Mask. The 1.7 oz. of both products retail for $12* and $17* from Sephora respectively. This kit cost $39.75*; the eye cream alone is $30*. Bazinga!
Peter Thomas Roth Just Mask It
This is the second one of these mini mask sets that I have purchased. At $20* I think it's a great way to try a sample of these popular masks without committing to the $45 - 80*, 5 oz. full sizes. The 24k Gold Mask is the most expensive one so I wanted to give it a go.
FAB Cheers To FAB Skin
This is where the love affair with the FAB Cleanser began. FAB puts out numerous kits every Holiday season and the five piece set is the big one. Last year's price was $48*; this year's iteration retails for $54* (it's still available on Sephora.com). The 6 oz. Ultra Repair Cream featured in both kits retails for $30* alone. I think these FAB sets are some of the best value for your money.
Just so you don't think it's all about skincare...
Josie Maran Winter Dreams
After I had grown to appreciate Josie's 100% Pure Argan Oil I wondered how the Light version would react with my skin. Luckily while Sharalee and I were waltzing through a SiJCP (Sephora Inside JC Penny) she pointed out this to me on a sale end cap. I was pleased to see it contained the infamous Argan Illuminizer. That retails for 26* and the face oil (0.5 fl. oz.) for $16*. This kit was on sale for $27.99* down from $34*.
As I've been saying in these posts, value sets are a great way to try different products before committing to the full size. Sometimes I don't even bother to open things I figure I won't use and just immediately put them down for the next giveaway or put them up for sale (at a great price) in The Marketplace.