Sunday, 9 February 2014


Since I started blogging a year ago, I have collected a range of miniature products and samples. These tend to be used up less than the larger versions however I've decided to change that.

Have you ever just looked through your stash and realised that too many of the products are half used, or not used at all? For most of mine, this comes down to the fact that they're miniature versions. I don't tend to use smaller sized products unless I'm testing them out to see whether I'd like to buy the full size version (for example the EH cleansing balm). Most of the products above have been samples that have either been sent with other products as freebies, received at event, or one's that I've bought (Soap & Glory Hand Food, Lush SnowFairy)
There's a wide range of products that I own that are of the smaller variety. From mini nail varnishes, face masks and body lotions, to shampoo, heat protection spray and mascaras. 
All of these sample sizes are taking up room in my bedroom/bathroom, which could be space for larger versions of these (Mike is also getting slightly annoyed because the bathroom is starting to smell like a Lush store, which he doesn't like).

I've decided to start using up these sample sizes each month, and at the end of the month I'll give little reviews on the products used and whether I will purchase the full size.
Hopefully this will help me to get through this pile and make some room in my bedroom. I'm hoping it will also help me to save a bit of money as I won't have to purchase body lotion/shower gel/shampoo etc for a while.

Do you have a stash like this? 

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  1. great idea! I also have a drawer full of sample/trial sized versions of products and I simply never reach for them unless they're a staple of mine & I'm travelling somewhere!

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  2. I love this idea, looking forward to seeing your reviews :)
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  3. Aww these are so cute :) I love anything miniature as they come in super handy for holidays or even the gym/sleep overs :) x x

  4. Its amazing how many samples you can accumulate. I have mine yucked away in a drawer. I really need to look a few out each week to try & use up. I am looking forward to seeing what you manage to get through each month

  5. i definitely recommend using the Moroccan oil shampoo and conditioner they are amazing!

    - Amy x x x

  6. This is a great idea! I have a basket full of mini/sample products stashed away under a chair in my bedroom, which I should really start using up xx


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