CzaCee

What companies have you gotten samples from?

I just wanna ask what companies give out free samples when you contact them. I only know of Mario Badescu and L'occitane. :smileyhappy:

 

Who doesn't love free samples anyway? :smileyhappy:

BeautyJunkie325

Re: What companies have you gotten samples from?

After seeing all the wonderful samples y'all received, I decided to try for myself.  I was pretty excited about how many responded with a yes.  I got my first set of samples on Thursday from vbeauté.  I can't wait to get the rest. :womanvery-happy:

 

Yes
Dr. Hauschka, Juice Beauty, L'Occitane, Mario Badescu, Murad, REN, vbeauté

 

No
Algenist, FAB, Hourglass

 

No Answer
Koh Gen Doh, Ole Henrikson

 

neko333

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The only company I expect a reply from and have yet to get is Mario Badescu. I'm wondering if because it's a holiday weekend everyone is on vacation? I think I'm going to wait until Wednesday or Thursday and call them if I haven't gotten a reply. 

incinci

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I emailed Koh Gen Do recently saying I was interested in their products, but didn't know where to start.  Within a week they sent me a large quantity of samples, probably 15 or so.  It was really nice.  I'm going to try Ren and Mario Badescu next!

Missie772

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I am so happy for you! (And slightly envious). I have emailed Koh Gen Do 3 times already (once in April, June, and August) and I haven't heard anything back at all. I would LOVE if they would send me something because I am really interested in them. Especially their skin care!

 

What email did you send it to? Just in case I am emailing the wrong email address???

jenpred

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Hi! So I received an email from Mario Badescu about 2 weeks ago asking if I'd like free samples of the products that were recommended to me, but I still haven't received them in the mail. Is that amount of time normal?

maddiefann94

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How do I even get the free samples?

Should I just email them and ask if it's possible?

neko333

Re: What companies have you gotten samples from?

Email them and ask. However be smart when emailing them. The way you phrase things can depend on what you get just as much as who answers you. 

rikkie

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I wonder what would happen if someone approached Hourglass or another company saying something like "my friend was able get some samples from you recently and loved them and I was hoping to test a few things out as well" Then they couldn't say they don't send samples at all, right? You could still be told "not at this time" or something annoying but maybe there's a better chance of a yes?

neko333

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Mine was from Charlie as well and it was a no. It's really sad because they isolate potential customers by doing it this way. I'm a person who won't buy it if I can't try it. I'm sure there will be some people who will even avoid a brand because they show sporadic favoritism. I can't see how this is smart business wise. 

 

I've been wondering that if you are subscribed to a newsletter, or if they have you on record of purchasing products, if some companies aren't quicker to say yes to you? 

linda84

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That sounds like a good idea! I really do agree with the other ladies on here saying it depends on who answers your email.

anb0906

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I was thinking the same thing! Charlie said no to me twice 

violalea

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Why not? You should totally try that :smileyhappy:.

rikkie

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I'll wait a while I think, since I just emailed recently but if anyone has success, report back! :smileyhappy:

wendyomgwar

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I was denied from hourglass :smileysad:. They told me Sephora gives out samples and I told them Sephora doesn't carry what I want to try they just said hopefully in the future Sephora will carry more of their products.

linda84

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Here are samples that have come in for me recently! Once I gave the companies my mailing address, they arrived very quickly. I am waiting on Koh Gen Doh and Juice Beauty. I gave them my address yesterday. I never heard back from L' Occitane or Ojon. Carol's Daughter, La Roche Posay, Hourglass, and Avalon Organics all said no.foto.JPG

neko333

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Hourglass said no to me as well. I tried some really random ones and got turned down as I expected. SKII,Shiseido, Josie Maran, and Tarte. I was asking just to see but wasn't surprised by the answer. 

 

Yes from Ren,OH, Murad, Jane, and Vbeaute. 

 

Ones that have yet to answer (some are random). JFR,Mario,Koh Gen Doh, Perfekt, Amazing Cosmetics, Bite Beauty, and Obsesive Compulsive Cosmetics. I really wish OCC has samples my Sephora doesn't carry them  Bite or Amazing Cosmetics. I hate buying things without swatching them. 

neko333

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Koh Gen Do just got back to me with a Yes. That makes me very happy since I am really interested in them. 

violalea

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So lets compare:

-Ole Henrikson: I got only 3 foil package samples

-Ren: I got 3 small tubes

-Living proof: I got frizz shampoo&conditioner, Restore Shampoo&conditioner, frizz nourishing styling cream, restore targeted repair cream. Living proof loves me :smileywink:

 

Others:

-Murad: 2 foil samples

-FAB : 2 foil samples

-L'occitane: 4 or 5 foil samples

-Jane Iredale: 3 foundation jars, 3 premade primers and 1 small tube of something.

 

So I love Living proof and Jane Iredale cause they love me :smileywink:

 

For Mario Badescu, I think everyone got the same 6-7 samples.

 

I have not emailed demalogica yet. I will need to do that.

 

neko333

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I'll take a picture once I receive all my shipments. So far they have been really nice to me. My Murad samples actually came in a big box. This confused me as I was expecting foil samples. So it was a nice surprise!

 

Murad 

-1.5 fl. oz. Essential-C Cleanser

-.33 fl. oz. Pore & Line Minimizing Hydrator

-.25 fl. oz. Post Acne Spot Lightening Gel

-.125 fl. oz. Acne & Wrinkle Reducer

 

Ren

- 0.17 fl. oz. Glycol Lactic radiance renewal mask

- 0.17 fl. oz. Invisible Pores Detox Mask

- 0.17 fl. oz. Mayblossom T-zone control Cleansing Gel

- 0.1 fl. oz. Satin Perfection BB Cream 

 

Jane Iredale

-Amazing Base SPF 20 Ivory

-Amazing Base SPF 20 Light Beige

-Glow Time Full Coverage Mineral BB Cream BB1

 

I feel like I'm doing better than expected! So far anything specific I have asked for they have sent me. I did ask about the Jane Iredale lipsticks though. She said they aren't doing samples of those right now because they are coming out with new shades and formulas. She told me to check back later. I'm hoping my other samples are this nice. 

 

 

violalea

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Awesome neko333!!!!!!! I was about to ask you what did you say exactly haha exactly in your mail to let Murad sent so many things to you cause they only sent me 2 foil samples but then I remember it really depends on the person who answer our email :smileyhappy: cause sometimes I got more than others too. So I should feel happy :smileyhappy:.

neko333

Re: What companies have you gotten samples from?

Most of mine looked something like-

 

Is there any way to get samples of Murad products? I'm looking for new skincare and am very interested in this brand. I appreciate your time. Thank You. 

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