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:

SirenPrincess

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Day 2 I got nothing, which surprised me since I got so much Day 1.

 

Here's what I got Day 3!

 

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The Laundress (VERY generous 8 samples), Tammy Fender (the shipping I paid for 8 samples was for little foil packets but in a huge box, ridiculous shipping, oh well), Eponce (deluxe size), and NeoStrata (deluxe size).

ivyxox

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I'm quite impressed with the Laundress too. Very fast response and the co-owner personally contacted the Canadian distributor for me. The distributor sent out the samples that day and even included a list of retailers near me. 

SirenPrincess

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New yeses today--Hanae Mori Parfums (I am SO excited to try this one as Butterfly has been recommended to me by several people and I've never been able to find it to try it), Naturopathica,
and Emerginc

STILLLVSEPHORA

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Even though sephora.com offers 3 samples at checkout, having worked in a physical store, the stores only get a set supply of pre-made samples at the beginning of each quarter.  And we would usually run out in less than a month.  However, remember that an associate can make you a sample of anything liquid or cream that you'd like to try.  Color (makeup) products are harder, since most aren't liquid (i.e. eyeshadow, etc.) but anything that you'd likely want to try first, like moisturizers, face washes, foundation, etc., just ask and they can make you your own sample!  :smileyhappy:

Missie772

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Thanks for letting us know about that! Wow- once a quarter! That is insane! I figured it would be monthly!

Ashleighx93

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Make Up For Ever does free samples.

crayzeeRN

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What kind of things did you receive from them?

SirenPrincess

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New yeses today--Thierry Mugler, Colorescience, John Masters Organics

 

No--Burberry, Bond No 9, Coach fragrance

 

I received in the mail today: The Laundress (VERY generous 8 samples), Tammy Fender (the shipping I paid for 8 samples was for little foil packets but in a huge box, ridiculous shipping, oh well), Eponce (deluxe size), and NeoStrata (deluxe size).  I'll post pictures of the new stuff soon.  Too dark to see pictures tonight.

spedteacher74

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What type of samples did you get from The Laundress?

SirenPrincess

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I got 8 packets!  Laundry soap, stain remover, cashmere and wool care, that sort of thing.  Good cleaning products for high-end clothes.  I was very happy with their samples.  I'll post a picture soon.

ChicDabbler

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Oh yeah, I got a no from Burberry, too. It's the one I most wanted cuz my whole state doesn't carry their cosmetic dammit and their lipstick (the shade NOT carried anywhere except on their official site) happens to be my perfect "my lips but better" everyday lipstick. Why oh why are my lips so picky...T.T

SirenPrincess

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I told them I tried to buy it from Nordstroms but that the Nordstroms site said there wasn't any within 100 miles of me.  So they e-mailed me back to shop at Bloomingdales.  Umm, the nearest Bloomingdales is 4 hours away. LOL  I'm seriously considering just buying it anyway and returning it if I don't like it, but that's sooo hard with perfumes!  I honestly may just end up buying one of the ones I do get samples of just because I can smell it even though theirs still sounds best for me.

brittieeee

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Is that burberry shade the same one you got in #3 traveling box?  I never found out how you ended up liking that mini?

ChicDabbler

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Yup yup yup. Burberry lip cover in pink cameo #3. It's terrible! There's absolutely no store in my state that sells Burberry cosmetic (according to their website locator), and when I search Saks/Neiman/Fancy dept stores they have all these shades but no pink cameo. They have cameo #2, but not pink cameo #3.

 

I'm gonna go to Sephora at some point and try to get a couple matches, so that even if the Burberry one is discontinued I still have something to go on.

estewart920

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These are the samples I've received within the past few weeks (minus some that I've already used). 

 

I've gotten samples from:

Juice Beauty

Murad

Mario Badescu

Koh Gen Do

Nia24

Hourglass

Vbeaute

Ren

Dr. Hauschka

Living Proof

Jane Iredale

Everyday Minerals

 

I'm waiting on products from L'Occitane, Eve Lom, and Dr. Brandt. I will definitely be buying the full sizes of some of these products now that I've been able to try them. Mario Badescu's Ceramide Eye Gel is amazing!

 

Anyone else have favorite samples?

 

IowaFarmGirl

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Nice! Are those lipstick samples kind of my the living proof stuff? If so, where are they from? Thanks :smileyhappy:

estewart920

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They are lipstick samples from Jane Iredale. I've been using them since they came in and I love them!!

IowaFarmGirl

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Jealous! I asked for a lipstick sample and they told me they didn't make them :/ How long ago did you get them?

estewart920

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That's so strange! I got them in the mail sometime last week. 

crayzeeRN

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Very nice!!

ShimmerDust

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What is the best way with the tougher companies? Call? Email?

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