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Sample Saturdays

Hey all!

I am sure any of you out there that are addicted to beauty products also has a collection of samples of said beauty products. That is is predicament that I have found myself in. I absolutely love trying new products so I will never turn down a sample. However, they often get poked away and forgotten about. Eventually the few samples that you knew you had will have grown to a ridiculous amount.

Over the past month I have been trying to use up some of these samples during my travels. I haven’t had much luck with it to be honest. So, I decided to try to use them up at home. From this the idea of ‘Sample Saturday’s’ was born. I often seen Beauty Gurus make blog posts or Youtube videos about their makeup baskets for that week. It was a trend a while back. However, instead of weekly makeup baskets I am going to have weekly sample baskets. I’m not going to be unrealistic with this endeavor. Instead, I am going to choose a few I know it is possible to use up and share my progress with you (and add more samples) every Saturday! Hence, Sample Saturdays!



This first week is composed of samples that I had in my travel bag that didn’t get used up completely.


I figured it was best to use up these products before starting in on new ones. Now I’ll be honest before we go any further.. some of these only have a bit of product left. Actually, since taking this photo I have already managed to finish a shampoo and conditioner. Not too bad. I also feel that there is a pretty good assortment of products here to try out.


Hair Care

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About the Product:
TRESemme Luxurious Moisture
Shampoo and Conditioner (for dry or damaged hair)
Sample Size: 89 ml each

This product claims that it is an advanced technology that instantly locks in moisture.

The TRESemme Moisture Rich Shampoo & Conditioner system delivers optional hydration that targets dryness, locking in moisture where your hair needs it most.


About the Product:
Dove Nutritive Solutions
Daily Moisture Shampoo and Conditioner
Sample Size: 50 ml each

The product claims to have a pro-moisture complex that nourishes to make hair softer and smoother.


About the Product:
Herbal Essences
Hello Hydration
Moisturizing Shampoo & Conditioner
Sample Size: 50 ml each

This product claims to have a fusion of Hawaiian Coconut & Orchid.


About the Product:
Dove Advanced Hair Series
Pure Care Dry Oil
Shampoo, Conditioner, and African Macadamia Oil
Sample Size: 9 ml (Shampoo/Conditioner), 3 ml (African Macadamia Oil)

The shampoo and conditioner is for dull, dry hair. “Enjoy lustrous locks that are free flowing with silkiness and shine.”
The African Macadamia Oil is for all hair types and claims to be “Extraordinary nourishment for sublimely silky, smooth hair.”


About the Product:
Dove Advanced Hair Series
Oxygen Moisture
Shampoo and Conditioner
Sample Size: 9 ml each

This product is for fine, flat hair and claims to increase moisture with 95% more volume.


Body Care



About the Product:
Skyn Iceland
Glacial Cleansing Cloths
Sample Size: 10 Single Use Cloths

Solutions for Stressed Skin.
Another 12 hour workday. Way too tired to wash my face before bed. Skin looks as exhausted and irritated as I feel… Makeup is wreaking havoc on my face. Skin can’t breathe. Breakouts popping up daily… Went to the gym during lunch break. Rushing to get back to the office. Face feels grimy and shiny… How can I cleanse on the run?…

Why Skyn Iceland?
Skyn Iceland skincare products are specifically formulated to counteract the detrimental effects of stress on skin. Since stressed skin is damaged skin, what it needs most is to be soothed, replenished and rejuvenated to preserve its natural health and radiance. In Iceland’s pure, untouched environment we discovered new beneficial botanical and pristine Icelandic glacial waters, which helped us create the perfect antidote for stressed skin.


About the Products:
Olay Total Effects 7
Refreshing Citrus Scrub Cleanser
Sample Size: 30 ml


About the Product: 
Ultra Care Moisturizer
Sample Size: 7 ml

This product relieves dryness for visibly healthier skin.

Jergens Ultra Care Extra Dry Skin Moisturizer helps you reveal deeply luminous, visibly healthier-looking skin. This unique formula contains an illuminating hydralucence blend, as well as enriching vitamins C, E, and B5. Penetrates through 5 layers of the skin’s surface to deeply nourish and soften extra dry skin.


About the Product:
Creme Care Complex
All-in-One Facial Cleansing Lotion
Sample Size: 2 ml

Gently removes make-up, cleanses impurities and protects skin’s moisture balance. Caring formula with Eucerit, Panthenol and unique scent of Nivea Creme.


About the Products:
Aveeno Active Naturals
Daily Moisturizing Lotion
Sample Size: 28 ml

This product claims to absorb in seconds and is fragrance free.


About the Product:
Bath and Body Works
Shea & Vitamin e shower gel
Golden Pineapple Luau
Sample Size: 88 ml

All of the products for this week, except the Bath and Body Works travel size shower gel and the Skyn Iceland wipes, were free samples. I bought the shower gel before a vacation last year and received the Skyn Iceland wipes in a subscription box a while back.

Do you have too many samples and want to use them up? Have you been writing about this journey? Let me know! I’d love to hear from you all!


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