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The Sample Bin of Shame


It's like I'm asking for punishment by posting this post today. I have this bin full of samples. It's quite a large bin of samples. And it just sits there. The crazy thing is that I love to get samples with Sephora orders, yet they go untouched in a box that's starting to overflow. I'm writing this post as kind of a, "get your crap together" motivational piece in an effort to start using a lot of these samples up. I just get so swept up in new full size products that I completely ignore the perfectly perfect samples in the bin!

So over the next few months I'm making the effort to take a crack at this bin and start using products up. I encourage you guys to do the same! First step is getting rid of anything expired, as I'm sure there are quite a few things at the bottom of this baby that need to go to the trash. Then we can band together in our efforts to work towards a minimalist life of less samples! Plus you all can motivate me to keep at it when I know I'll start slipping and ignoring the bin again.

Let's start using up samples!

xoxo Kayla

6 comments

  1. Ooh I totally have an extra makeup bag overflowing with samples at the back of my drawer. Thanks for reminding me! I'm going to start using them up too :)
    Kelsey | kelseybeauty.blogspot.com

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  2. Haha at least you're smart enough to put them In a bin! I find mine in all sorts of random locations! My makeup bag, in my bathroom toiletry baskets, everywhere hah

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  3. Oh my gosh, I've had the same thoughts! I'm going hardcore with mine (mostly): I've decided to not buy new products if I have that type of a product as a sample. There are exceptions of course, but I think I'll stay true to it with things like leave-in conditioners, lotions, and mascara samples. Forcing myself to use them up!

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  4. I love your approAch to minimalist living! I really need to stop hoarding samples too, but theyre just so darn satisfying xx

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  5. I had a similar shame hidden in my wardrobe, I ended up binning the lot and the feeling of freedom was immense haha.

    Rosy | sparklesoflight76.blogspot.co.uk

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  6. So.many.samples. Lols, I love to use them when I go away but I have quite the collection also so may as well start trying to use them up x
    thebeautybloss.com

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