The Wonder Woman Tin of Beauty Samples

Thursday, 30 August 2012


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!

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30 comments

  1. Great idea for storage and completely love the tin! x

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  2. Aw I love your beauty sample tin, super cool :)

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    1. I love anything comic book related :)

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  3. That;s such a cute box! I wish I had that many samples haha
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  4. I add some of the samples in gifts because people like things to pamper with.

    xx

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    1. That's a great idea, they make great little extras :) xx

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  5. Fab post, really like your tips for the samples! I haven't heard of Give and Makeup so that's a great thing to know :-) x

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    1. Thanks! They're a fab organisation :) x

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  6. Looove your tin!!! :)
    I have far too many samples, too but I'm trying to use them now... Imrunning out of space. Hehe :) x

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  7. cute tin ;-) I don't do beauty box reviews so thankfully don't have many but i have a massive fragrance obsession and have a ton of perfume vials - some of quite rare and expensive perfumes you can buy in little vials from America. They live in a beautiful purple and pink shantung silk elemis box..

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    1. Your perfumes box sounds beautiful! x

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  8. cute tin! look forward to seeing your reviews and thanks for the mention :) x

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  9. Wow I love the tin. Good idea I might do this myself! x

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  10. I love the tin! Although my samples would be overflowing too! I use SIX Glossyboxes that I have decorated and labeled so that all of my samples are sorted. Every two weeks I pick one from each box to use up completely. It's fun to choose what to use. It's almost like going shopping because you rediscover how many good samples you've accumulated!

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    1. Thanks! Wow you have a lot of samples! It is like shopping isn't it? There are so many samples I come across that I'd completely forgotten about, and it's great trying them out :)

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  11. At first I thought this was a new beauty subscription box! haha I've been keeping mine in a BareMinerals hat box and using them up. I used to just chuck them in the bin but I'm a bit addicted to samples now.
    xo

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    1. Now that would be an AMAZING box! :D
      They are very addictive :) x

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  12. Wow, that is one crammed box! It's like a treasure trove of sample goodies :) Hope you manage to find some products you really love in there, once you get around to trying them. Great tips also, especially cutting in half a tube you think you've used up, or putting sachets into pots to get more uses from them.

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    1. It is! I hope so too, I've been using a sample tube of REN's Mayblossom Cleansing Gel recently and it's fast become a favourite so it's great finding new products :) Glad you like the tips!

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  13. I love that tin! I have a whole draw of samples and full iszed products ready to be tested in my bed side table.
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    1. Thanks! Cool, hope you have as much fun trying samples out as a I do :)

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