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Samples: Should we bother?!!


As I’m mostly ordering my makeup using Sephora’s website, I receive a ton of samples (maybe because I’m ordering two tons of stock 😉). While I was decluttering this week, I came upon a large box of such samples and it showed me that I just never used them. Why you ask? Simply because I forget about them or as I’m in a hurry 99% of the time, I don’t want to test new stuffs just in case it doesn’t work.

Not such a fun fact: this week, I had a date with BeardMan (believe me, this doesn’t happen often with our horrific working schedules). I had the day off and all the time in the world to “make myself pretty”. Having time to spend, I got the bright idea to try a sample received as gift a few months earlier, Too Faced “Born This Way” foundation. You know how it goes: I moisturized, primed my face & eyelids, the brows are done & my eye makeup completed (for the rarest time, I did my eyes first!!!). And I’m sure you know where I’m getting at: I put the foundation on and OMG it’s awful. I had a cakey face, it clung to every dry patch I didn’t even know I had, well it looked horrible!!! Not in a million years I would have gone out looking like Heath Ledger’s Joker so … , I had to wash my whole face and start over!! The morale of that story is… never try a sample when you have to go out !! Do I have to specify the fact that I will never buy “Born This Way”, thanks to a simple sample.

“Born This Way” on me 😋

From that point on, I made it my personal mission to finish all these samples; such a waste of money laying in this huge box. First thing out of the box was the Guerlain Maxilash Intense Volumizing Mascara that I didn’t even remember I had. Drumroll !! I think it may just be the BEST mascara I ever tried. My lashes (more like my lack of lashes) are looking so full, so black, so long … and it smells like a flower bouquet. What’s wrong with me?!! I must I’ve had this deluxe sample for at least 4 months.

Guerlain Maxilash Intense Volumizing Mascara

beauty samples

As I stated earlier in my title, I think that samples are not very exciting. However, this Guerlain Mascara Experiment showed me that I may be wrong … I should have fun testing those new products and try to make good use of them in the process!!!

Have a great weekend my beauties


Ingrid xxx


23 thoughts on “Samples: Should we bother?!!

  1. OMG that sucks about the foundation! I’ve done that before and now only test things on the weekend. I love using the hair care stuff for travel but makeup is rough. And skincare!? Oh hell no! My face is too sensitive. Have you tried selling a whole lot on sites like Ebay!? It won’t make you rich, but you might get enough to buy a few full sized products you’d love 🙂

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  2. I have a huge pile of samples I need to go through as well. I think they’re awesome for exactly what happened to you with the foundation. It sucks that it happened (and especially after you had done everything else), but if you were ever curious about it at least you didn’t buy the full size only to discover that it did not work for you.

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  3. I think your the first person who said two faced born this way looks cakey! nice to see a different review..
    as youtuber seems to love it!! lol

    I have pot samples and still forget to use them! maybe because I have so many full size foundations to use first! 😂 x

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    1. I agree, I too have so many full size products that I need to finish !!!😂 My samples seems so random . “Born This Way” may work for a lot of “sponsored girls”😋,but for me it’s THE worst I’ve tried. To be fair everyone is different with personnel preference !!! xxx

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  4. Whoa! You have a lot of samples! I love to request samples, but I hardly ever use them. I think it is the foil packs that turn me off. Either they have not enough for a full use or they have enough for two.

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      1. The only samples I really like are eye creams because I always have enough stuff for a week . I usually put the rest of the cream in a clean small container so there is no waste 🙂 I should stick with deluxe samples only !!! xxx

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