Posted by: Amy at FreshlyOrganized.com | February 12, 2010

What to do with Free Makeup Samples

 j0436428 Last week I was speaking to a group of ladies and I got a wonderful question.  What do you do with samples of makeup that you get for free with a purchase?  I like this question because I see this problem a lot when I help organize a bathroom.  We all get those fun samples and think we might use them but really, the items just aren’t our color or good for our skin type.  So what to do?  Here are a few ideas…

  • This is easy…if  the product is something you use, but it is in a small container that you don’t want, then just pour it into the larger container.
  • This is fun…if you have a little girl in your life,  they will love it if you put it all together to make a fun gift of makeup for when they play dress up.
  • And this is my favorite… donate the items to a homeless or women’s shelter.  The small sample sizes are easy for the shelter’s to keep on hand and a little makeup can be a great boost for someone in those situations.  The shelter’s also appreciate the hotel size shampoo and conditioner.

These are very simple ways to get the items out of your space and not waste the product.  If you are a traveler then I would hang onto a few samples of the regular items you use as these are easier to pack than the full size items.  What do you do with your samples?  Let us know.

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