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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 am in!!! (Did you really count to see that you had 562 sample packets or are you guesstimating? Lol...)

 

I have a drawer full... I think I have around 80 sample packets. Maybe more, I have no idea! (Whenever my mom and sisters visit- they always raid my sample packets and I have a Sephora Grab Bag of Samples to give away to friends and family). If I count what is in the Grab Bag, then I probably have about another 50-60ish?

 

Let's do this!!!

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LOL!  That was random guess.  I'm afraid to actually count.

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I just canceled both my ipsy and birchbox accounts to to sample overload. I probably have 100+ so I guess I'm in

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oh i am in! i've already got a stack of used packets and tubes for the month Smiley Very Happy 

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Feel free to post pics of what you've already used!  Only count the ones you use today forward for the challenge though!

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Maybe I should make this a full-on competition.  At the end, I'll let the winner choose a prize from among deluxe and/or full-size things I'm not using and send it out as the prize.

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I've got a little Sephora sampler bag from summer and I've gotten 3 Ipsy bags, I'm down for this before they get out of control, which they will...
It's a good habit to get into, de stashing then using them right away. I'll go tilthe end of October, I think...and pledge to use my next ipsy samples right away. 

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I'm at two finished so far! I put all my Bumble and Bumble sample packets in the shower and I use two every time I wash my hair. Should be done with those in a week or so.

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Hmm this is great idea! I've been finishing up some of deluxe samples recently and trying to work my way through foil packets. I don't know if I can win any competitions though. 

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oooo I'm so excited a BT foil packet competition with BBFFs! Smiley Happy 

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Okay - a few people have said we should just go til the end of October.  Works for me!

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dont those samples go bad after a while? sephora actually told me that!

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I don't doubt they do.  All the more reason to get them out of your stash and used up!

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I know things with oils can turn or go rancid and vitamins loose potency. I think most sealed things have at least a year shelf life though. Good excuse to toss anything over a tear old though, that counts as getting rid off/clean out, right? Smiley Happy

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holy moly. 562 sample packets? i can just imagine how overwhelming that can be.

 

personally, i tend to use the sample packets i receive around 2-3 after i get them. i just can't stand them sitting in my drawer. lol. and when i choose samples, i mostly just pick perfume samples because they're easier to use.

 

good luck on your challenge, kalex! Smiley Happy

 

 

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I didn't actually count.  I apparently just suck at being sarcastic or obnoxious.  Smiley Happy

 

Thanks for the luck!

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WHAT. 562 sample packets. That is a lot, to say the least. I have less than 100, but definitely more than 50. I have a plastic container that says Lost but Found on it, which was part of a senior project for my last semester of college. I use it for my samples now and I look into it every now and then to pull out whatever looks interesting at the moment. I have a hard time using them all up so I can't even imagine having as many as you do!

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I don't know how many I have. I guess I should have made the number a little more obnoxious so it would be obvious I didn't actually count.  Sorry for any confusion!

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I'm in! I don't know how many I have, but it's definitely in the hundreds!

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Okay I opened three today (Neoderma Cuperose Cream, Algenist oil, and Keihls Microdermabrasion), one used and two are not used up yet!  

 

One thing I will do to use some up is use some nice anti aging and moisturizing products, esp ones too heavy or fragranced for my face, on the backs of my hands and my decollete   I'd love to hear others creative ways to use things up!

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Just to confirm... I have a ton of the DDG A/B pads, some I bought, some I got as free perks. Those don't count right? Before I go into full blown retinol for winter, I'm using the A/B pads every other day. I don't want to throw the packets out if they count. I mean technically they come in a foil pack, but I personally don't think it should be considered. Thoughts?!?!

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