Project Samples #5

Wednesday, 6 March 2013


Okay, Look at that box. That box FULL of samples. I haven't had a beauty box subscription for over a year now so why do I have so many left in that box? I'll be honest. I've been so wrapped up in trying to use up a lot of my full sized products (even more so now that Tom and I will be moving into a new place at the start of April) my Project samples challenge has taken a bit of a back seat! In a way, this is silly, as samples are small, you can use them up quickly. I mean some of the ones I have are sachets that can be used once and then they are finished! Why do I still have a box stashed full of them?! 

With that being said, I want to get back into the swing of using these samples up. Like I've said before its a great way to try out new items and are handy if you travelling. I'm not going away on any trips soon so I guess I will just have to trial them as and when over the next.... well however many weeks! In reality though,  it's another Glossybox full of stuff that I do not need to take with me into the new flat. I don't want to take clutter into the new place. It's bigger than the flat we rented previously. However I would like to avoid falling into the trap of 'We have more room so lets cram it with more stuff' attitude!

 I want to have a bit of a decluttering session in regards to all my personal possessions really. Clothing, Makeup, shoes... random stuff etc. I started this this morning and am gradually sorting things out into piles to either donate to charity, sell or throw away. I mentioned previously that I want to create a capsule wardrobe. To set myself on the right track I am taking this opportunity to clear out anything I may be holding onto which I really don't need! Hopefully in due course I will have a wardrobe full of few good quality items I can mix and match, a makeup collection which houses a sensible amount of products, (the same goes for other beauty items in the bathroom) A handbag collection which includes a good few staple good quality handbags (god that will be a toughy, you know I love my handbags) and fingers crossed... no glossyboxes stashed with beauty samples hiding anywhere! 

Has anyone used up a load of samples recently? Or maybe you have some decluttering tips for me? Let me know in the comments! 

To read my previous Project Samples posts just click on the following #1, #2, #3 & #4

Much Love, 


  1. Ooohhh I'm just as bad, I really struggle to use them up! I find it usually helps to leave one or two out on my desk - But I'm scared of wanting to buy it and adding to my huge pile! I have a love/hate with samples.

    Saying that, if you want to sell me that purple alterna bottle, please do ^_^

  2. My sample box is in a similar state at the moment. I try to use them whenever I can, whether it's on holiday, visiting somewhere or just having a pamper day. Could be an absolute winner of a product in there that we've never tried too! xx

  3. My products are always stacking up end and I always end up with an unnecessary amount from beauty boxes, magazines and other samples. Think I'll definitely be having a clear out soon! x

  4. I use samples mostly on trips - as they're easier to carry. But there are a few lying about, forgotten... :D

  5. I have one of these too!! I really need to do something about it!

  6. This is such a good idea, I have so many samples lying around! I love that bareminerals primer

    A little bit Unique


  7. Such a good idea! I am also trying to work through my samples and have a bit of a de-clutter. Hopefully I'll find some products I love along the way. x

  8. Congratulations on the move! You must be so excited. It's good to go through things and donate what isn't used. Start fresh!

    Kindness is the best accessory,

  9. I really need to do this too!


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