6 February 2014

Money saving samples

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It may have something to do with my frugal ways or the fact I have really ignorant skin and hair but I really dislike spending my hard earn pennies on products that I won't get along with. Inspired by Clarins 'see if you like it before you buy it' campaign I thought I would do a quick post on those cheeky samples you find in fashion mags.
 
Last week I bought Marie Claire magazine to entertain me whilst on a long train journey, the same day I came home and the boy had bought me a copy of ELLE. Before reading the mags I had a quick flick through to see what samples were on offer and I was surprised to see a good range of skincare and haircare (high end and drugstore). I am running out of my wake me up foundation and I don't want to repurchase so I am on the hunt for a newbie, this morning I reached for the Maybelline Superstay Better Skin sample and took it on a test drive. Turns out I'm not a fan but at least I didn't fork out the £8.99 for it to go to the bottom of my make up bag.
I also used the Loreal Extraordinary oil on my hair last night and today it feels amazing, definitely thinking about buying it (something I wouldn't have done if I hadn't had the sample.)
 
Recommendations (especially from beauty blogger) are always good but I prefer to test things out for myself. I have really sensitive and dry skin and also troublesome hair so more often than not I end up buying products and then rejecting them a few weeks later.
 
So remember ladies......before you throw your mags, check them for any hidden gems!

6 comments:

  1. the sample of the oil made me buy it and its worth every penny xx

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  2. I like trying samples too! My Benefit advent calendar has really helped me decide what products to buy next and which ones to avoid.

    Tara x

    P.S Oh how I love the Flowerbomb perfume!

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  3. Love the Victor & Rolf Flowerbomb perfume.... you should deff try it!

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  4. Hi :)
    i just found your blog now, and i really like it :)
    You have gain a new follower hehehe
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    kisses ♥

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  5. I'm so glad you sent me your link! I'm such a fan of your photography and writing, I'd love to use your blog button on my blogroll :) I'm a sucker for samples, and now wouldn't even think about buying something expensive without trying it on my own skin.

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  6. I have so many samples hanging around this has reminded me to start using them up! Sophie Clare x

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Thanks for your comments :) xx