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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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wow awesome idea!! 

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This has to be the best idea I've ever heard! How awesome! I wish more people came to our house on Halloween and I could try this out myself.

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That is such a good idea! Recently I've been putting together small gift bags and giving my extra samples to my co-workers... I try to give them products I think they would actually like and they seem to really appreciate the thought Smiley Happy

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I just used up my mini buxom big and healthy lipstick in Sydney Smiley Very Happy



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I'm gonna have to go through my stash and list all my mini/deluxe samples and go from there.

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@sephoramusthave - I just started using my DS of Buxom Big & Healthy lipstick in Marrakesh. I actually was pleasantly surprised. I really like the smooth and totally non-sticky texture of it, and it lasts a decently long time as well. The tingly cooling peppermint sensation is fun too. 


In terms of my own personal DS use progress, so far I've finished up:


- Boscia Purifying Cleansing Gel (1.7 oz from Boscia's Best Set)
- Boscia Oil-Free Hydration SPF 15 (0.5 oz from Boscia's Best set)
- Especially Escada (normal perfume sample, have now purchased full sized)
- Benefit Stay Don't Stray (mini from a Benefit kit, also have full sized from The Pretty Committee set)
- Smashbox Photo Finish Eye Lid Primer (0.02 oz from Smashbox Try it Kit)


The most recent new sample that I've started to add into the rotation is Murad Essential-C Day Moisture SPF 30. My derm wants me to use a daytime moisturizer with an SPF of at least 30, so when I saw that I had this DS hanging around I thought this would be the perfect thing to try. I actually really like it a lot. It provides good moisturization without being greasy, and has a pleasant orange-y smell. Unfortunately the full sized version is $60, so I'm trying to enjoy every drop of the DS while it lasts!

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Finally getting through some of my stash of samples! Went through a LOT of shampoo/lotion/primer packettes, a couple mini hair product bottles, and a couple deluxe samples:

NARS tinted moisturizer

Fairy Drops Scandal Queen (sad to finish this)

Benefit Bad Gal

Kiehls Body Cleanser

Murad Clarifying Mask

Mini True Blue Spa Hand Lotion


Still tons to go!


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I just went through my makeup, polish, and hair products and threw away some old stuff and am trying to use up those that have just a little left in them.  Now, I'm on to the samples and trying to use them up.  I also try to take a few minutes at night, before I take my makeup off, to experiment with new shadow combinations or test new color samples.  I'm also trying my cologne samples then too and if I like one, leave it out to wear the next day and see how long it lasts.  

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@wingatprsct - I love the idea of trying new shadow combos/colors right before you take off your makeup at night! Definitely going to start doing that!

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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


Okay used up my benefit primer as well. I'm surprised how long its taking me to use up these few deluxe samples! The fresh lipbalm and the benetint doesn't have too much left.

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@wingatprsct - I've been doing the same thing with fragrances. I usually shower in the morning, and so I'll spray something new on a few hours before I go to bed. If I end up liking it, I'll use it again in the morning after I shower. If I don't like it, then no one else will have to smell me but me!


@sephoramusthave - I hear you about the travel sized versus DS sized things. I've been surprised at how long some of the minis I've got have lasted. The Boscia facewash I finally finished was really travel sized, and I had it for months. Also, it sounds like you have some fun minis in your collection to use!


@crazeeRN - That's awesome that use your Sunkit case to do the same thing! I'm not gonna lie, I kind of want to buy the kit again this year. I loved so many of the products from the last one I almost can't resist. And yes, it really is satisfying to finish something up. I HATE having to throw something away because it's gotten old but it's been barely used. (P.S. was totally sad when I had to part with my Scandal Queen mascara mini too. That stuff is amazing).

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Project Deluxe Sample 1-million Pan continues!! Smiley Happy


Finally getting through some stuff, and it feels good!

Bumble & Bumble Thickening Shampoo/Conditioner

Bumble & Bumble Gentle Shampoo/Super Rich Conditioner

Ouidad Moisture Lock Leave-In Conditioner

Kate Somerville Quench Hydrating Face Serum

L'Oreal Total Repair 5 Shampoo/Conditioner

Ojon Damage Reverse Shampoo/Conditioner/Restorative Treatment

Living Proof No Frizz Shampoo/Conditioner

BBW Paris Amour Shower Gel

Maybelline Mega Plush

Maybelline The Falsies

Victoria's Secret Secret Charm Lotion

Whish Shower Cream

Benefit the Porefessional

Sephora Instant Moisturizer

Dr. Jart BB Cream

Simple Wipes


Only thing I hated was the Ojon products (made my hair absolutely dull and without shine). Loved the Living Proof- holy cow that smelled good! And of course, love the Porefessional, however I get so many free deluxe samples of this I've never needed to buy a full size! I think I still have 2 left.

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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


Alright, I used up all my sunscreen packets. My Benefit primer is getting low too (I don't know if I like this...I don't see ANY difference at all when I use it.....when I use eye primer I can tell that the color lasts longer

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I decided to do some serious spring cleaning this past weekend and re-organized my entire makeup collection. I remembered this thread and wanted to get myself motivated to keep on using up the things I have and get excited about things I've rediscovered in my stash!


Recent things I've used up (sample/travel sizes):

- Fresh Soy Face Cleanser (was all right, but my Boscia cleansers are still my fav)

- Murad Essential-C Day Moisture (loved this, btw)

- NARS Smudge Proof Eyeshadow base (also loved this, and bought the full-size)

- Benefit Posietint (didn't end up being a huge fan)

- Lancome Hypnose Drama Mascara (didn't really finish it, but I try not to keep the mini mascaras for more than 3-4 months since it's not super sanitary and I have so many to use I might as well move on to the next...but anyway, this was fab!)


Some new samples that I've just started using:

- Cover FX Matte Setting Powder in Light

- Givenchy Le Rouge

- Philosophy Hope in a Jar SPF25

- Urban Decay Supercurl Mascara


With this being a popular no-buy summer has anyone else been trying to clean house in their makeup stash?

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Nice job!


I did a massive cleaning of every drawer and cabinet in my bathroom yesterday (it took four hours- serious accomplishment we're talking here Smiley Very Happy) Got rid of some stuff and reorganized, now things fit a ton better and I can find things! Smiley Happy


I'm also still continuing to work on the makeup/product stash... the fact that I just bought a crap-ton doesn't really help. Chucking all my used products into a shoebox each month really helps to keep me motivated and stick with using things up instead of using 6 products at once that do the same thing! My priority is getting rid of my massive collection of Bath & Body Works products- those are a lot heavier and bulkier than cosmetics to move into a new house!

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@crayzeeRN - Wow, that's awesome! It feels so great though to have all of your stuff organized and to finally free yourself of old products or stuff you know you're never really going to use. I've got more bath and body products than I know how to do with as well. That's one thing I've been good about not buying any more of in several months...pretty sure I have enough to last me the next 5 years lol.


Are you going to be moving soon?

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"Soon-ish" Smiley Very Happy


I'm hoping to buy a house this coming fall! I slightly dread the moving process after doing it SO many times in college!

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I was too lazy to yank my empties out last night Smiley Very Happy


Bunch of sample packettes in there.

3 mascaras- Eyeko Skinny Brush (hate), Bare Minerals Curl & Lengthen (dislike), Benefit Bad Gal Brown (LOVE!).

Neutrogena Pink Grapefruit Scrub (use this for body), Body Shop Mango Shower Gel, Body Shop Vitamin C Microdermabrasion (LOVE and already have another waiting).

Clinique Take the Day Off (hate the film this left on my face, trying the balm version now)

Smashbox Photo Finish Primer & Hydrating Primer

Bath & Body Works Pocketbacs in Fresh Lemon and Sweet Pea

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Thanks for sharing the pic!! I also have the Vitamin C Microdermabrasion in my shower and it is awesome as facial exfoliators go! I also have Bad Gal Brown in my "to be used" stash, so your positive feedback definitely has me excited to try it out!


I hear you about the moving. Every year in college I lived in a different dorm or apartment, then I lived home with mom and dad for a while, and then I bought my own place last year. Needless to say I'm good with packing/unpacking for a while! I wish you good luck with the house hunt! It can get stressful at times, but it's so worth it in the end when you find a place you love.

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I absolutely love the Vit C Microdermabrasion! This is my current HG exfoliator- it doesn't feel scratchy on my skin, but still manages to exfoliate really well!


The Bad Gal Brown is surprisingly water resistant- my mascaras tend to end up under my eyes after a 12 hour shift, and this one doesn't at all. Also held up pretty well through an episode of tears! Looks very natural- your lashes but with OOMPH!

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A few words.   I have A LOT of deluxe and samples.  

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@mkupgk - They're so addicting, aren't they?? To be honest, sometimes I prefer having a smaller size, especially of things like mascara. I always feel like I end up wasting so much product with a full sized, because you really aren't supposed to keep them for too long.

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@colorobsession I am the same way with mascaras! I prefer the minis!

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@roxystar4 - Woo, I'm glad I'm not alone :-) I don't know about you, but for me the Lash Stash sets are key! I've managed to get the ones from the last two years on super sale after Christmas and they last me for pretty much the rest of the year and then some. I don't even want to know how many unused mascara minis I have in my makeup bin...

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@colorobsession  I bought the lash set with the voucher for my sister for her bday. she LOVES IT. yay! I actually have never gotten one. I just use the samples I get at events, 100 point perks, or promo codes. Smiley Happy  I will have to keep an eye out for one on sale after the holidays though!

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