I have been a subscriber to various beauty boxes for about a year now, and whilst I love to try out new products all the time, sometimes there simply aren't enough hours in the day to do so! So what happens to all of those samples that are eagerly awaiting their turn to be tested out? They live in The Wonder Woman Tin of Beauty Samples of course!
Only problem is that there are far too many tenants in the tin now and I can't actually close it at the moment.... I may have to work out a different storage solution until I get my addiction to beauty samples under control.
Anyway in my tin, I have samples from beauty boxes, GWP samples, magazine freebie samples, and random samples that just happen to drop through my letterbox. I don't have a great deal of sample sachets at the moment, because those are usually the first that I tend to use up, so most of these are mini tubes and travel sizes.
I think I'm going to take a leaf out of Sandra's book and pick out a handful a month to try out, and then I'll write mini reviews of them in an Empties post.
Here are some tips for getting the most out of your beauty samples, and how to use them up if you have too many:-
1. If you're using a tube, make sure to cut it in half when you think it's nearly empty. You'd be surprised how much product is still left clinging to the sides!
2. If you're using a sachet, cut it across the top and squeeze the product into a clean, empty little tub (eye cream pots are ideal for this). Sometimes you can get at least 2-3 uses out of a sachet when you thought you'd only get one.
3. Create your own beauty box and send to a friend or swap with a fellow blogger.
4. Fill a box full and donate it to Give And Makeup. They distribute unwanted beauty products (and many more items, see a full list here) to women and their children in collaboration with Refuge and Womens Aid. Both charities work to give support and shelter to those who are experiencing domestic violence.
How do you store your beauty samples? Do you have lots hanging around or do you use them straight away?
P.S The winner of the Betrousse Summer Break Box is Kel, congrats!