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Project 10 Pan - Deluxe Sample Edition

I love the entire idea of the Project 10 Pan. I always get so excited to try new things, but the end result are drawers and bins full of lots of partially used product. I know there have been a few posts about everyone's 10Pan accomplishments, and I figured it'd be fun to also spread the love to those who are also trying to clean house with their deluxe samples (especially with the awesome new 100 pt perks this month!).

 

I've got quite a collection of minis that have amassed, and I've been storing them in the case that last year's sunkit came in.




I really want to try so many of the products in there, but I've GOT to use up some of the ones I've already tried (of which I have another whole makeup bag full...I think I might have a mini-addiction :-p). I will definitely post an update when I have finished my DS 10-Pan.

What DS have you used up recently? Are any of them worth investing in the full-sized version? 

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So it's a bit easier to see...here are the minis that I'm currently using. I think my Smashbox Eye Primer and Stay Don't Stray have finally kicked the bucket. I'm also just finishing up a small Boscia Purifying Cleansing Gel and Fresh Soy Face Cleanser that are still in my shower.

 

And these are all the minis that were hiding in my case that I have yet to touch...

And this is what it looks like with just the fragrance/foil packet samples left behind...

And now that I think about it, I probably have a few other things floating around in purses or in my bathroom... I think part of my problem is that I need to get into a better regular beauty routine so that I can use this stuff up! Hopefully this visual will be good motivation lol.

 

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lol, I like how everyone have similar samples. Supergoop SPF, POREfessional, Boscia... =P

 

I just can't resist a skincare kit on sale. XD

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love love your collection of minis!!!!!!!!

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Wow... and I used to think I had alot of samples. lol I tend to share my samples with my Mom and sister. If they are something that I'm not interested in or have more than one of I usually see if they want or need any of them.

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I looked through all my mini's. Most of my mini's are really travel sized products (like ones you get in kits) that are WAY bigger than the deluxe samples/sample packets so they take me a while to use up. I have zero skincare samples because I used them all up a long time ago and gave some away, and just have makeup travel sized "minis".

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Okay here are all my mini/deluxe samples/sample packets:

 

1. mychelle replenishing solar defense sunblock    X 3

2. fresh sugar rose lip treatment

3. buxom lip cream, white Russian

4. buxom lip gloss, dolly

5. benefit benetint

6. Josie maran argan mini color stick, petal pink

7. benefit that gal brightening face primer

 

I have a lot more that I thought I did...and I totally forgot about those sunscreen samples I picked up at Whole Food lately. Smiley Very Happy

 

I might post a pic later on.

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TBS Blackberry is fun and gentle, altho if I really need heavy duty flake remover, I use Sekkisei Kose (the navy tube with silver cap and 3 characters on it). It is especially intense after shower, I can feel it sink deep in and grip everything as it peels off the flaky skin and whatnot (it's a bit stronger/drier than Boscia, not for the weak of heart (or sensitive skin)).

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Nope, I didn't get the Origins eye cream, not even a VIB believe it or not! I love ordering mini sets during the holidays so that way they pair up size-wise better with the DS I get!

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Lylysa,

I thought you were SUPER VIB if there were such a thing Smiley Wink

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Beautytester,

 

I feel like you get every single of the deluxe sample out there Smiley Happy That looks awesome!!! I have a few like yours, from the photo of the deluxe samples that you have not touched: the Clinique Laser wear, Philosophy Take a deep breath, Josie MAran Cleasing Oil, Shiseido suncreen, Lancome, Josie Maran argan oil and Dr. Dennis Gross. I have not used most of them except the Philosophy and Josie Maran. I cant wait to get home to open my package with the origin in there Smiley Happy

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@violalea. Well, i did miss the bag of 9 deluxe samples for vibs. Half of my collections are not samples but kits i brought (oh lord, how many orders must i made if those were all actually free samples?). Im mid20 and the plantscription eye cream is fine, even on the lid, for me.

 

@lylysa, lol, everyone thought ud be a vib already. Dont worry, you will get to try the eye cream *wink*.

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I know right? Thats why when I saw all your delux samples and thought wow this girl was so lucky ordered a ton and got every single deluxe sample out there Smiley Wink Even 1/2 of your deluxe samples were from order was a lot still. Smiley Happy

Yeah i got my origin eye cream, will be using it soon!!!

 

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haha give me some Smiley Happy lol

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I have a couple of small shopping bags (!) of samples.  To force myself to start trying them, I've stashed a variety of packets and a couple of deluxe samples in this:

 

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beautytester-----I see Rosebud Salve!! Thats my holy grail high end lipbalm! YAY!

 

What is the alba botanica even advanced scrub like? I've seen it a few times but never picked it up.

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@Sephoramusthave. Haha, I have the C.O Bigalow and Smith rose salve. The Smith one is a bit thinner and $1 more expensive (I think?) but the scent is more rose-like instead of artificial so I think the rose/essential oil blend is probably better? they don't list specifics. I really like mixing it with brown sugar (and maybe a drop of argan oil) in a sample jar for a nice hydrating lip exfoliator (works as well as Fresh Brown Sugar).

 

The Alba Botanica scrub is pretty nice. It's nut shell but finer than St. Ives and is in a thick creamy solution, so it scrubs well without scratching/hurting the skin. It's a physical+enzyme exfoliator in one and you can feel the enzyme working from a mild sensation. It does not irritate for me and is definitely worth the price, but the best exfoliator I've tried have to be Dr. Brandt microderm, but that's $70. T.T

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These are awesome! I am so jealous... it seems like the only samples I get are either fragrances or packets. Blah.

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@fabz - A few times a year Sephora will offer a gift with purchase that includes several deluxe sized samples. I also like to invest in sets that contain a few full sized products and several minis, like the Sephora favorites collection. And the BEST is when your order contains both of them :-) I think that's how I ended up with so many!

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So, I've decided as a way to start tacking the 10 or 15 mini fragrance vials I've been doing a preliminary spritz on myself at night time when I'm hanging around the house. Since I'm not running around I feel like I pay attention more to the fragrance and whether or not I actually like it. Also, since I shower in the morning, I figure that if I don't like the fragrance, or it smells funky with my personal chemistry, I'll be able to just wash it off. And if my test run went well, I'll put it on again when I'm getting ready for work! I figure once I've rotated through them all I can start wearing my favorites until I use them up, or give away the ones that don't work for me.

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Depending on the size of the samples during the VIB preview next week (can't make it out on the day, but I will be there the day after, going to see if they can hold a bag for me >.> )  I may need to post on this thread too!

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Whoa, ya'll are awesome. If I took a pic of all of my deluxe samples/sample packets it wouldnt be much to look at.

 

beautytester--thanks for the review!! sounds like a great scrub!

 

This thread reminded me that I have a mini fresh sugar lip treatment in rose. I used up the clear one and have about half of the rose one left. I like it but its not moisturizing enough when my lips are chapped and I hate how the formula melts sooo easily!

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I was pretty happy that they gave us the Fresh lip treatments for our birthday gift last year, although I would have probably preferred if they picked a color other than the rose, because I had a mini AND a full size verison of it already. I do like the formula, especially the original, but it is a bummer that it melts so easily.

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I love the Fresh set! Totally stocked up on it. I got a set for my bday, a set with the promo, then another set when I begged the store associate to exchange my bday Benefit duo for another Fresh duo (I'm curious, what do they do with leftover bday gifts?). Eitherway, very glad I have enough to last the winter this yr and keep one everywhere.

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Too funny, I use my empty case from the sunscreen kit for the exact same use! And sadly, mine is also overflowing with too many deluxe samples/packettes. I've been on a major use-up products obsession the last couple months and I'm finally starting to see some empty space in my stash locations! (I'm also trying to use up hair and bath/body products too). Funny, its actually really satisfying when you finish something!

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I save all the samples I dont want, on Holloween, I have a big bowl of candy for the kiddies and large silver tray of assorted Sephora samples fanned out/arranged for the 'tweens and mothers of the tricker treaters...You have never seen such happy girls/ladies!

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