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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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TSB = Traveling Sephora Box.  Share samples - just search "TSB" in the search field on the main BeautyTalk page.  


I think we are on TSB #5, which I think is full, but you can read the thread and watch for a #6, or another share/give-away box!

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Thank you, I found it!  I was wondering...

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I cannot seem to get my pics to go on here and I want to scream at technology sometimes...uggghhh..but I have to say I have been using my sample packs this last week and completed the following-

DDG glow pad (2)

Hourglass foundations samples (3)

Marc Jacobs Foundation

MJ concealer pen-- really like that one

Boscia BB cream -not so much

Tarte BB cream

Ole H. CC - kina like

Ole H cc eye cream - nice

Philosophy cinnamon buns bodywash- smells YUM-O

Boscia Moisutuizer- okay

Boscia purifying cleanser- like

Kat von D foundation- No like

Kat von D eyeliner Pen- liked it

UD eye primer (4) - well duh I love them

so I wish I could show you my bathroom corner because I have an entire wall  of products- Some I use daily and some are my daughters, but most are mine and that is just sad. it says to drag but it won't let me keeps asking if I want to leave my page


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I've been slacking & keep forgetting to save the packets. 

We're still doing this until the end of October right? 

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I am going to keep going in October!  I will keep watching this thread for your updates!


Because I am doing the TSB #5 later in October, I will run out of samples sometime in the next three weeksish, but that's a good thing Smiley Happy.


I love to hear a quick like/hate or "LOVE and why" note when people have time, if there's a sample they felt strongly about.  Fun!

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I used up 30 in September, hoping to do at least 30 in October as well.

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That's awesome.  I thought about this as "one a day"... I will strive to keep up with you! Smiley Very Happy

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I am joining the game a little late, but I am totally on board for using up samples. My goal is going to be 10 samples in the month of October.  I would try to do more but my skin is so sensitive I can only try one new product at a time.

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Welcome aboard!

I totally understand!  I have a ton of skincare samples but because I get breakouts I have to be careful with them.  I either have to accumulate enough packets of one sample to use for a week straight, or I have to use my normal skincare for a few days in between new samples.  It really slows things down!

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Ok guys this totally helped me get organized - here's


1. All the samples I have left for myself! A reasonable amount, I think.


I'm also going to upload another pic or two, but it won't let me put them in this message after I upload one! weird.

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Here's whats going on TSB #5 --TSB Photo.jpg


and here's my "vanity" all organized! (sorry blurry)



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I've used up 3 samples, but my Sephora gals gave me a bunch more when I went for the foundation class. I have a love-hate thing going on with the little foil/flat samples though, there is a

always too much for one use but then the next day they are gunky around the opening, so disgusting. >.<

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Me too! But my issue is that usually there is not enough for me to get a true gauge on whether or not the product works with my ultra sensitive skin.

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I usually wait until I accumulated 2 or 3 sample packets (or at least 3 use) before trying a product, and then I squeeze them into Sephora sample jars for better safekeeping. I actually finished quite a few packets, maybe I will take a pic later. =X

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This is also a good idea, maybe I'll ask for multiples from now on. Though I'll likely ask for a little clamshell if it's in-store. 

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Thankfully my skin, though fussy, isn't sensitive. But that could easily be an issue. I like what beauty tester suggested :3

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keep them in a ziplock or if you have a bunch of one item, transfer them all into a little jar. 

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That is a good idea!

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One thing I do is just pierce them with a pin (be careful to pierce just ONE side of the packet), to open them.


Easy to squeeze out a small dose for one night, and stays clean/mostly sanitary/doesn't dry out overnight.  Doesn't dribble onto my counter either.

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Brilliant! I'm doing this from now on! 

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This is as much sample packets I can muster before I throw them away:

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x4 Clinique toner 2

Marc Jacob foundation/concealer card

AmorePacific eye gel

Art of Shaving pre shave oil and shaving cream

OH perfect truth CC eye cream

x3 Dior Hydralife youth essential sorbet essence

Dr. Hauschka Quince Body moisturizer

Julep foot warming scrub

Julep hand cream spf30

Julep hand mask

Agave healing oil treatment

See by Chloe and Chloe parfum card

x2 MJ Dot card.

Julep feet mask (not pictured)


......well, I actually finished quite a bit. Altho I'm kind of sampled out, so I'm gonna try to finish some of my mini/deluxe skincare and stuff.

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