Sample stash: using up samples I’ve collected

If you subscribe to any beauty boxes, I’m sure you’re familiar with the myriad of beauty and skincare samples you receive in them. I was briefly subscribed to birchbox for a few months and I’ve been subscribed to ipsy since November of 2013, so you can imagine the collection of samples I’ve amassed in that time. The lovely Savannah inspired me with her post about using up her samples and I decided to test out the ones I have in order to determine if I wanted to keep them or not. Before I start testing them out (which I’m thinking will be a series of posts that spans a couple of weeks), I wanted to do a general inventory of what I have. IMG_4909

  • Serge Normant Meta Luxe hairspray.
  • Marc Anthony Oil of Morocco hairspray.
  • Eva NYC Up All Night volumizing spray.
  • 12 Benefits Instant Healthy Hair treatment.
  • Marc Anthony Dream Waves beach spray.
  • Beauty Protector Protect & Condition shampoo and conditioner.
  • Toni & Guy Casual Sea Salt texturing spray (not pictured).
  • Cool Way Boost Repair treatment (not pictured).


  • Nourish Organic Moisturizing Cream face cleanser.
  • Hey Honey Take It Off exfoliating honey peel off mask.
  • Nuxe Rêve de Miel face cleansing and make-up removing gel.
  • Juice Beauty Green Apple Peel Sensitive.
  • Dr. Brandt Microdermabrasion skin exfoliant.
  • Dr. Brandt Pores No More pore refiner.


  • Pūr~lisse Pūr-moist hydra-balance moisturizer.
  • Balanced Guru Balm Me Up organic sweet cocoa & tangy body balm.
  • Bare Republic natural mineral sunscreen.
  • Lather ultra light face lotion.
  • Equitance brightening serum and spot corrector.
  • Hang Ten dark tanning oil.
  • Mitchell and Peach luxury hand cream.
  • Embryolisse lait-crème concentré (not pictured).


  • Laboratoires Klorane smoothing and relaxing patches.
  • Skyn Iceland Hydro Cool Firming Eye Gels.

So those are all the samples I’ll be testing in the coming weeks, stay tuned for the posts about them! Have you received any of these in a beauty box? signature


6 thoughts on “Sample stash: using up samples I’ve collected

  1. I realised I wasn’t following you and I have no idea why! I’m so sorry about that! I love finishing off samples, it’s like space saving and that finishing of satisfactory feeling all in one! You did well at finishing so much off! Xx


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