Wednesday, January 31, 2018

February Sample Challenge!




Hi guys! I have decided to do another 'sample challenge' where the goal is to use up as many samples as I can in a month. Basically, I have a lot, and I want to downsize my ridiculous collection and not have them go to waste. Also, it's kind of fun to see how many I can get through, and it allows me to sift through my stash and really see what I have. The ones I've picked for this challenge are samples that I've had for a while or something high end that I'd be bummed if I didn't use. I've also tried to include mainly sachets as their small size means I'll be able to get through more than if I were to focus on travel-size or mini samples.



Now that I've selected the samples for this challenge, I've got to say, there's no way I will use all these in a month, and I may have to continue the task in a Part 2! Some of the samples I'm most excited to use are...

~ Elizabeth Arden Ceramide Capsules
~ NARS Laguna Liquid Bronzer
~ Natura Siberica Siberian Ginseng Eye Cream-Gel
~ Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer
~ Nuxe Gentle Exfoliating Gel
~ Kate Somerville Wrinkle Warrior
~ Smashbox Insta-Matte Lipstick Transformer
~ Urban Decay set of 4 Eyeshadow Primer Potions
~ Dragon's Blood Collagen Eye Zone Mask
~ La Prairie Platinum Rare Cellular Serum

~ By Terry Cellularose Liftessence Global Serum
~ Urban Decay Seven Days of Shadow Deluxe Sampler



I'll report back next month with how many samples I got through and if there were any stand-out products, or any products I really didn't like! Wish me luck!



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34 comments:

  1. That's a lot of samples! I would struggle to use all those in a month but I look forward to hearing what you think of them and which ones come out on top! #TeamLovinLife

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    1. Yeah I definitely won't get through them all, but I'll do my best!

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  2. What a stash! Love to hear how you get on.

    SSG xxx

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  3. That's a great idea and I love samples, but I wonder if you get the benefit of something if you don't get to use it for long? I know some things say you need to use them for a few weeks etc...

    Although having said that, I think you know if something feels good or not when you use it. I look forward to hearing how it goes!!! #teamlovinlife

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    1. Yes that's right, it is hard to get a proper feel for a product from a sachet, but it can give you an idea of if it suits you or not :)

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  4. This is such a neat idea!! I’m bad about using my samples lol

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  5. I love samples and have lots too. I was actually quite good about using them when I travelled for work but now I don't I can see them stacking up. Good luck!

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    1. They stack up so easily don't they! Thanks for reading Emma :)

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  6. Whoa, what a stash! I tend not to keep samples as the majority of them aren't suitable for my skin or personal preferences, but the ones I end up keeping I do try & use. I'll be interested to see how you go with this Di - good luck & I look forward to hearing all about it!

    Shell // The Novice Life

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    1. Thanks Shell. I already feel better now that I've started using them up :)

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  7. I find myself stashing samples too and forget to use them. I should do one of these :)
    Isabella | www.digyhu.com

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  8. Look forward to hearing how you go with them. They look fab

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  9. This is such a great idea! A couple of weeks back I rounded up all my samples in the hope to use them but I never did anything with them. I'm going to make a more conscious effort to use them. Can't wait to see your progress x

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    1. Thanks Rachel! Good Luck with using up your stash of samples too. x

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  10. Good luck. I keep telling myself that I really need to focus on samples at some point but I never do. I keep thinking "Sample September" but im often away on holidays in September and samples in sachets are only good if you are staying in one place as they cant be sealed so I just tend to constantly over look the samples :(

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    1. Too true Fawn. I have tried sealing the sachets with a bobby pin, but it's a bit fiddly. The other thing is to squeeze the product out into one of those little Mecca sample pots, but again, a hassle as you have to label it and everything.

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  11. I've had (& used) a few of those urban decay eyeshadow primer samplers & would be nabbing that 7 days of shadow if I could get my hands on it! #TeamLovinLife

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    1. I started on the Urban Decay 7 days of shadows today and I'm really impressed!

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  12. Such a great challenge! I can’t wait to see how you go with it!!

    Laura || www.thelifeoflaura.com.au Xx

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  13. I have to do that! I once kept some for a few years and ended up having to throw away some really cool samples...good luck! Cant wait to see what you love and what you dont!
    Pam xo/ Pam Scalfi♥

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    1. That's what I was worried would happen to me! Thanks Pam xx

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  14. Such a great challenge and some great product samples too. I am looking forward to see how it goes :)

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  15. It must be harder with skincare cause I feel like you need at least month to review a product

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    1. Yeah that's right. This is more to use them up than to properly review them.

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  16. And I thought I had a lot of samples!!! I mostly pass sachets to family - I prefer larger samples from inside stores to truly test a product!
    Ebony x

    www.theblackandwhiteguide.com

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    1. Yeah I'm trying to use the sachets up, but the larger ones are way more beneficial x

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  17. So many samples (so little time). Drool. #teamlovinlife

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