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. Smiley Happy

 

Who doesn't love free samples anyway? Smiley Happy

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I must say, I was one sad puppy today when I realized no mail was being delivered today!!

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Me too!  Luckily I realized it yesterday or I'd have been very unhappy today.

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how do you start out getting free samples?

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Just pick a company you're interested in, google for their website, find the 'contact us' option on the website, and send them an e-mail asking for samples.  The companies mentioned in this thread are more likely to say yes, but you might get a no from companies who have told other people yes and you might get a yes from companies who have told other people no.  The only way to know is to ask!

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I do have a beauty blog, but all of these samples have been requested as a consumer and not for the blog.  I will review them all, though!  It's SirenPrincessBeauty if you want to google it.  Just starting out so I need some good things to start reviewing.  I've got a lot of make-up palettes, but I want a bit of variety.

 

I had a vacation week last week and just wrote everyone I could think of all at once.  I do currently buy a very expensive facial line (Jan Marini), so if any of these companies can impress me, I'll switch and spend money with them!  And I'm looking for a new perfume to ask for for Christmas (although I now think it's going to be perfumes!).  And I spend a small fortune on make-up just because I love it.  So none of these samples are going to go to waste.

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Day 4 was another empty mailbox day for me.

 

Here's the things that came on Day 5 and Day 6.

 

Samples Day 5 and 6.jpgThierry Mugler (Angel x2, Alien, and a scented body lotion, with a handwritten note! This may be the one I'm most excited about), Katie Perry Killer Queen (this one I got from signing up for samples on facebook), Murad (look at how big those samples are!!!  I'm really excited about this one too as they have a blemish and wrinkle reducer combo product, really want to see how it will work for me, and there's enough there to try!), Colorescience (tons of different primers and foundation foil packs and a mineral powder), Thymes (body lotion), Restorsea (another one I really, really want to see if it works. I'm not sure if these foil packs will be enough to know, but I got a survey request from their site and am getting 2 full-sized products worth $295 for filling out the survey!), Juice Beauty (cleansers, moisturizers, serums), Weleda (eye cream and body oil but their package was damaged in the mail! so might have had more), and Sabon (foot cream and body lotion--never replied to me, just sent stuff).

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Very nice!! Can't wait for mine to start coming in. Have you noticed you don't hear back from companies during the weekend?

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I had a couple of companies reply back on Saturday, but most were on Monday.

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New yeses today--Clarins (very generous! sending me lots of skin stuff and I asked about a lip gloss they said no on that but are sending me lipstick instead) and derma e (if I pay for shipping)

 

BTW--I've been joining the promotional newsletters/e-mail lists for every site I visit.  I know sometimes companies randomly send samples to people who do. I got a survey request from Restorsea and am getting two full-sized products worth $295 according to them for completing the survey.  So joining the mailing lists is definitely worth it!

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Do you just sign up for their email updates or do you make an account (with all your info)? Websites seem to have both options and I wonder what is more likely to net you samples. Thanks!

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I usually sign up for a full account (as long as it's a site I trust) because then they have your shipping address to mail things.

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Odd- Derma E didn't ask me to pay for shipping?

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I know!  The different responses always make me ponder.  Some people get yeses, some noes, some yes if you pay for shipping, some yes if you pay a small fee.  I don't get it!

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Yes's from Dermatologica, Murad, Laundress (Siren you tempted me with this one!), Weleda

 

No's from OCC, Jane Iredale (asked about lipstick specifically)

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I got 3  large foil samples and a small bottle of hairspray. 

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Foil samples, although they were a decent sized foil.  You can see pictures of mine and a few other peoples further down and on the next page.  Mine are in the back left of my first photo.

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New yeses today--ANNE SEMONIN and Dr. Brandt (they originally told me no, but I asked some follow-up questions and they changed their mind!)

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I also asked for the for the Anti-Frizz line so I got the shampoo, conditioner, hair serum, nourishing cream and the 5-in-1 perfect hair day styling cream.

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They sent me the Anti-Frizz shampoo, conditioner, and styling cream as well as shampoo and conditioner from the Restore line. 

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I specifically asked for the Anti-Frizz line, and that's what they sent me in the shampoo, conditioner, and style cream.  They also sent me Restore Target Repair Cream because I said my hair is dry.

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I've been looking for some new skincare but was hesitant to try anything without sampling first so this was a great thread for me to find. 

 

I got a yes from

Mario Bedescu

REN

Juice Beauty

Koh Gen Do

Living Proof (I'm always on the hunt for new hair care)

 

I'll post a picture when I actually get the samples in.

 

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