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Sample Packet Challenge

I don't know about you ladies but I have at least 562 sample packets in my possession.  In the "Project 10 Pan" spirit I thought we could challenge ourselves to see how many samples we could use up in a month.


I'm already at 2 with the Naked Body Butter and Hourglass foundation samples I used this morning.  Anyone want to "compete" with me?

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i only get foils in jcp sephoras

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I rarely get samples in store (maybe twice in the past 2 years), and every time they give them to me it's a single perfume sample, which I don't want anyways because I'm allergic to them. I have never received any sort of makeup or skincare sample, and I sometimes wonder if the SA's use them all.


I prefer to order online since you get 3 foil samples every time, and you can generally get a deluxe sample with a promotion code. Also, there are a lot more choices for point perks online than in store.

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I'm going on a no-buy from today until the end of February (minus gifts for others and one purchase from SiJcP to use my extra 50 pt flier), so I think using up some of my samples would be a great idea! Then if I like anything i tried, I can add it to my list for Chic Week! Smiley Happy

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So far, I've used up 6 deluxe samples (5 ml each) and 1 packet sample this month. Can we include deluxes to the challenge? Whenever I go to Sephora, I ask them to make me 2-3 samples, so now I've got TONS of those little plastic containers. Smiley Tongue

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glad I'm not the only one who does that, samples when I go in store Smiley Wink.

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For a long time I was afraid to use my samples because my skin can be so temperamental, I've just recently started using them after hoarding, so I have a lot to go through. Although, I just got through a couple of them but I have more Sephora orders coming so I'll be back where I started! #FWP


I have a deluxe sample of Algenist's Multi-Perfecting Pore Corrector that I've been using a dab of twice a day on my nose area where my pores are really large, and I think it's helping! The tub is gonna take me forever to go through, which I'm kind of ok with!



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Yes!! Love this idea kalexSmiley Happy I counted how many I used up last yr that i kept track of and it was about 50. I did a sample month in October with a few blog buddies and it was fun haha but gosh deluxe samples sure last a while!

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this month i went through 50 foils

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would repurchase

  • dr brant xyy face cream
  • soap & glory naked body butter
  • algenist concentrated reconstructing serum
  • algenist pore corrector anit aging primer
  • phyto anti-aging hair mask
  • phyto intense hydrating shampoo
  • hourglass mineral viel primer
  • biore pore perfect strips
  • urban decay original eyeshadow primer potion



  • lancome perfecting primer
  • glamglow youth mud
  • yves st. laurent touche eclat
  • lancome advanced youth activating concentrate
  • lancome dream tone dark spot corrector
  • lancome visionnaire corrector


not for me

  • ole henriksen power peel - to harsh for my skin Smiley Sad
  • ole henriksen truth serum collagen booster
  • l'occitane brightening moisture cream
  • l'occitane ultrarich face cream
  • fresh lotus youth preserve face cream

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Wow!  I really need to get started on this again.

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I am the biggest loser..I get samples, I always incorporate them into my daily life so I can see if I want them as staples at some point..I always get enough to know, then Im off buying full size...Its a habit I just cant break..So, I am the

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this month i went through 28 samples - using them is depleting my stash!!!!



would repurchase:

  • tarte dollface blush
  • urban decay primer potion (4) - eden, original anti aging, sin (have a full size)
  • lancome labase pro
  • soap and glory righteous butter (already repurchased)
  • dr andrew weil for origins - mega bright skin tone correcting serum


  • dove aromatherapy body was
  • benefit its potent eye cream

not for me:

  • clinique pore refining solutions stay matte hydrator
  • clinique even better eyes dark circle corrector
  • murad hydro dynamic ultimate moisture
  • murad pore and line minimizing hydrator
  • origins - ginzing energy bossting moisturizer
  • l'occitane precious eye balm
  • mdskincare - dr dennis gross hydra pure vitamin c serum
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