9 July 2012

A challenge for beauty addicts


A picture of a box of beauty samples
Samples. I have bloody tons of them. Body lotions, firming lotions, body washes. Skincare samples galore. I have samples coming out of my blooming stretched ears! The only good thing about the amount of samples I have, is that it means I can make good use out of beauty subscription boxes that were empty with nothing to do. So the (dreadful) June Glossybox is being used to store body samples, whereas the July She Said Beauty box is being used to store skincare products.

A picture of a box of beauty samples

I quite like that I have a different box for both skincare and body products. It makes it easier to find what I want. But when I'm not actually using the samples... does it make much difference? And so when sorting out these two boxes, full to the brim with lovely samples, I decided enough was enough. I can't keep hoarding samples, I need to get using them! 

A picture of a box of beauty samples
And so I am throwing down the gauntlet. A challenge, for myself and anyone else who is a secret samples hoarder (because let's face it, that probably includes 110% of the beauty blogging community!) The challenge is, as you may have already guessed, to use samples up.

Each week I am going to pick 7 products from the body samples box to use up. That's a sample a day. The skincare products may be a little harder to get through, and will probably take me a lot longer. I am really strict with my skincare and so there's not much I want to be messing with. One idea I have had though, is the samples I don't think I'll use, to do daily giveaways over the next week. So keep your eyes peeled for those!

If you have a ton of samples like me, I want you to try and get using them too. There's no point leaving them lying around, and you never know, you may try a new product and find you love it! So, whose with me?

A picture of a box of beauty samples
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34 comments

  1. Wow - that's a lot of samples! I have a teeny makeup bag with mine in, but like you don't like to mess with my skincare too much!
    S xx

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  2. Sooo many samples! I actually love samples and always use them up(still have loads though, only so many you can use at a time!) it means my actual full size products get a bit neglected though.
    Good idea on giving the ones you dont want away and congrats on the followers :)

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    1. I always forget I have them, which is why I end up unintentionally hoarding them xo Thank you!

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  3. Woah! And I thought I had a lot of samples! You have so many! It will be such a nice feeling to work through them all and see the pile get smaller though! :-) x

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  4. I absolutely love this idea hun! I'm also a bit of a sample hoarder... I think I'm going to follow suit and copy you! Best to give samples to people who will actually want them :)
    xx

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  5. Wow, I wish I had that many samples, haha! Looks like you have a pretty good selection there so I'm sure you'll have fun using them! xx

    http://paintpotted.blogspot.co.uk

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  6. Seriously what the hell woman!

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  7. i live in korea at the moment and EVERY time you buy anything cosmetic-y they give you a bags worth of freebies and samples - the problem is i'm going back to england in september so last week i set myself this exact challenge - to get through, giveaway and review as many of these little bottles of product that are overflowing my drawers! So excellent timing!!

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    1. God that actually sounds like heaven, we have to find for them in shops here xo

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  8. Wow, looks like fun--you have SO many!!

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  9. I often forget about my samples, I'm probably missing out on good things! I may have to round all mine up!

    Good idea for storage!

    Kate x
    http://newgirlonthe-blog.blogspot.com

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    1. I think it's made perfect use of the boxes :) xo

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  10. I'm too impatient I have to try everything immediately! X

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    1. I think I need to take the same approach xo

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  11. Ooohhh, I wish I had that many samples! I don't seem to find samples at stores that I visit. Maybe I'll have to take a trip to some local department stores and see what goodies I can come away with ... :3

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  12. This is a great idea. I am a wee sample hoarder but I don't have nearly as much as you do! Xo

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    1. Time to dish them out and get using them! xo

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  13. Woah! thats a lot of samples. Fortunately I dont have as many as you but I do need to use up what I have. You never know I may discover a gem!

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    1. You might just! :) It's the great thing about samples! xo

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  14. haha I would do this but I have about five samples! I guess I just use them straight away because I'mm too eager haha! Hannah xxx



    www.palindromepoppet.com

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    1. Well you have some more to play with now ;) xo

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  15. I'm the same as Hannah i have hardly any samples so I am very envious of you at the moment especially spying the Beauty Flash Balm haha. I look forward to reading more about your samples.

    Jade
    xoxoxo

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    1. Giving that away in one of my mini giveaways this week, so keep an eye out ;) xo

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  16. I so need to do this with my samples too, I have so many! I'm going to try and use up a couple a month and post about them in my monthly empties :) x

    http://wewereraisedbywolves.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Great! I look forward to reading what you've used up! xo

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  17. Wow! Thats really a lot a samples! I dont have so many but yes even I tend to use my chosen brands which work well, so samples always get neglected. I do agree with you that there's no point leaving them lying around.. lets see :)

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    1. Better to put them to good use or give them away than hoard them :) xo

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