What companies have you gotten samples from?

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:

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

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Make Up For Ever does free samples.

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What kind of things did you receive from them?

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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.

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What type of samples did you get from The Laundress?

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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.

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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

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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.

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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?

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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.

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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?

 

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

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

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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?

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

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Very nice!!

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

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I don't know if it helps, but I try to provide some information that shows I've actually researched the product.  I state WHY I'm interested in their product or what I think I might like about it.  I think that comes across better than 'give me free stuff I know nothing about!'  Also if I'm currently using a competitor product, I state so and what I am hoping might be better about their product.  For example, I told Living Proof I'm currently using Aveda.

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I've always contacted companies via email, but I try to ask for samples of specific products. It might not actually do any good but I think it helps to show greater interest. 

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I'm thinking of contacting some companies for some samples, but i kinda feel bad :s 

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There's nothing to feel bad about. They make a good amount of money off these products and the tiny bit they send you  doesn't add up to much. Even if it does they want to get you hooked to buy their product. Plus they figure if they send you samples even if you don't run out and buy all the stuff they send you, when you do go out to buy something, you will favor their company over others. Oh, and you're probably giving work to someone, and when there is work, there is a job that needs to be filled. They choose to send out free samples because it is smart business wise. They have as much to gain from it, if not more, than you do. 

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