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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'm counting the packets I used yesterday.  I got them as a sample so... technically they're sample packets.

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hmmm maybe I'll only count up to 5 of them. I know I've gotten a lot of them as freebies, but I can't remember how many Smiley Sad 

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Okay I used two more today - Korres Anti Aging Primer and Ole Henrickson oil (whew I hate that second one. good riddance...  I will use the other packettes of it that I have on my FEET!).

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I just got through a whole bunch!!!


Bumble & Bumble thickening shampoo and conditioner

**bleep**+Fab No Needle Fix Serum (x2)

Tocca Cleopatra body lotion

living proof frizz conditioning styling cream

shaveworks the cool fix targeted gel lotion


Thats seven! Great challenge, Kalex!


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N i p + fab, another Sephora bleeping casualty!! good thing sephora doesn't carry the brand LOL!

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I'm NEVER going to get through my samples!! I had all these small orders come in this past week, and am expecting a few more next week. Aaand, I went to Sephora today for a makeover and ended up buying something, and the sales associate -- who was amazing, btw -- hooked me up!! She gave me like 8 samples! This is all Sephora's fault. :-/ 



*jumps into pile of samples*

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The image of you rolling in samples, like a pile of leaves, is hilarious!  However, the sad part IS I could probably do it too!  I may just have to take a photo of me laying in all my samples and post it. Smiley Happy  I think I seriously need to take this sample packet challenge.

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Okay, I'm in, but will be no competition for you guys! I'm just hoping it will spur me to use even a few. I'm so bad at this!!


I did gather the samples that were within reach, sorted them by use and found most of them fit nicely in an empty tea box!


I also pulled all the Full of Promise 2packs off the card and put them in a qt. sized baggy along with all the shampoo/conditioners.


One reason I am so bad at using them up is that I'm still chintzy with them! Last night I opened a sample of Korres Greek Yoghurt sleeping facial to use and I could have easily used all of it as one application, but no! I added 2 drops of beauty oil to stretch it. :/

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I finished up a lotion sample today and learned a valuable lesson in the process.  If a product says that it's a moisturizing cream for both body and hair; do not put it in your hair.  This is very ill advised.

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Ok.....that sounds really gross!  I will keep that in mind for future product sampling.  Smiley Wink  I just hope you weren't planning on going anywhere special today!

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Nowhere dry shampoo couldn't at least make my hair look acceptable!  The lotion did get rid of frizz.  Greasy and wet-looking hair doesn't look frizzy after all.  Smiley Wink

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The only thing I use on hair that is made for skin too is Argan Oil, then again, I've been using hair oils for years. 

Cream though.... eh, I sometimes will run my fingers through my hair after I put on hand cream to add a tough of hydration to my ends. 

I had a friend in High School with spiral curls. To keep her curls soft and defined, she would apply 2 pumps of body cream to her wet hair, finger comb & let it air dry. I was always amazed how frizz free her hair was. 

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Three more today!  A coola sunscreen sample, a kiehl's body lotion, and a face serum sample!  yay!

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I used up 3 samples yesterday - UD moondust sample, YSL concealer - I want this, and Benefit's the Porefessional.

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I feel like I'm backpedaling! I got a TSB in the mail yesterday and have chosen no less than 8 samples out of it.  Gah!

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I've used about a dozen samples since we started!!!  I also set side an entire Sephora Bag FULL for TSBox #5! 


So that takes care of 85% of my samples Smiley Wink.  Now to test the ones I just got.


Oh - and I'm giving ten away in my friends birthday gift, as a bonus gift to what i got her Smiley Wink.

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P.S. my bathroom garbage is full of tiny sample corpses Smiley Wink lol.  


Have used since my last update:


More Algenist Serum Packettes (my FAV)

Murad Collagen Infusion

Murad Retinol Deep Wrinkle

Kiehls Lip Balm [deluxe sample not gone yet] (orig no color) - LOVE, love way more than their pink stuff and colored balms. no comparison.

Arcona Gentle Solution (nice gentle overnight 'facial')

Arcona White Ice

Dr. Brandt GLOW Ruby Crystal Retinol Creme (like it) [deluxe sample not gone yet]

Too Faced Better Thank Sex Mascara [deluxe sample not gone yet] - like it but kinda clumpy, needed a post-application brushing

Benefit Sunbeam (ouch irritated me)



On deck this week (next to open or use up):


SheaTerra RoseHips Black Soap 

REN Glycol Lactic Radience Renewal Mask

Murad Active Radience Serum

Algenist Pore Corrector Primer (I usually can't use silicone product but am trying this anyway bc I love Alg.)



Also - I HATED the Korres Sleeping Facial and I was so sad, I wanted to love it.  SOOO highly fragranced, big headache.  Actual product performance was ok not great or anything (was on my face before I realized the smell so I went with it overnight).



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Was it the Korres Wild Rose Sleeping Facial?  I love the smell and how it leaves my face!  Maybe because of my sinus issues, I don't get the full effect, but it does remind me of a little old lady, but slightly different.  Can't wait to see what I'm going to be getting!

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You're beating me!  I'm currently at 10.

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I'm so excited, this has prompted me to organize my whole 'vanity' and med cabinet area.  I am going to take a pic of my newly culled sample collection, my make up area, and my samples for TSB #5 and share it with you guys Smiley Very Happy.  Thanks so much for getting me motivated to do this!

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What is TSB? I need to do a clean out and organize of my beauty products and makeup too but I'm lazy, I'll have to set myself a good reward...

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