Open Thread | Samples


As I've mentioned maybe a hundred times already (I'm just that excited), Katherine and I are moving into a new apartment at the beginning of September. With that comes the inevitable onus of packing, but first I seriously need to downsize my beauty stash.

I always rationalize having a drawerful of samples and mini size products by "saving" them for travelling. But when it comes down to it, I always pack my can't-live-without favourites. A vacation is not the time to risk a breakout or allergic reaction.

Some of them I'll absolutely use – the travel sachets of Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse, the mini First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream and Clarins HydraQuench Cream. But otherwise I wonder if I'll ever actually get around to trying them. 

When I do use one, I wonder if the product even had a chance – especially skincare samples that might need a few weeks of use before seeing any results.

What are your feelings towards samples and minis? I'd love to know – a little selfishly, because I'm wondering if you will condone me tossing the lot. My minimalist tendencies are kicking in!