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3 ways to put your beauty samples to good use

If you've ever been subscribed to the likes of Birchbox, Glossybox and co then you'll know that beauty boxes often deliver way more samples than you know what to do with. I personally ended all my subscription boxes after shopping around a bit because I was getting such a build-up of miniatures. Last week I found a big box full and realised I should probably find a few ways to get through them faster.

1. Rotate - I'm not a massive fan of continually switching products. I think part of the reason I didn't get on with beauty boxes was that ultimately once I know something works for me I tend to just stick with it. That said I'm trying to sneak a sample product or two into my muji stash every month or so just to give it a try. You never know, you might find something better this way!

2. Prep - With many sub boxes you also get little pouches for the products. If you have enough of a range, use a couple of these to compile travel kits for things like the gym, holidays and staying over at friends. This way you won't have to worry about decanting giant bottles or lugging them around with you. They're handy for handbags too!

3. Give - If you already have a full-size of a product or just know you're not going to use it, pass it on to someone else who might benefit. You could even put them into gifts like this homemade 'spa in a jar' idea that I found over on Pinterest. I did a few of these for the ladies in my life at Christmas and they were very well received!

So don't let your samples go to waste, put them to good use instead! 


  1. I always end up with so many minis after beauty boxes and advent calendars. Now I have X box I'm determined to get through this year and hopefully I won't need to buy anymore skincare products :) x

    Everything But The Kitchen

    1. When I found them all I realised it had been a bit of a waste! I'll definitely be using all these bits up before I ever go back to boxes.

      Thanks for reading :) x

  2. Oh geez that's a lot of minis!! I don't have any subscription box services but I was considering it...now I don't know. It's an awesome way to get some new products to try but I didn't think of the haul of new stuff I'd have. I barely can finish a perfume bottle!! hehe. Thanks for the tips if I consider to still get a box service! =) Have a great day!

    Melanie | Blog: Toots + Dill