Wanting to try out new products and being a Beauty Blogger go together like red wine and dark chocolate, It’s a classic combination. It was my love of finding out about and testing the latest products that got me involved in the blogging community to begin with. Unfortunately getting your hands on new products can be rather costly, we don’t all benefit from receiving lots of PR samples. Have no fear though, there are some little tricks you can try to pick up some free samples here and there giving you a little helping hand. Below is just a selection of free samples I have received, not because of being a Blogger, but by looking in the right places.
1. Sign up to the mailing lists of freebie websites. You will receive a list of the latest available freebies direct to your inbox. My favourites are latestfreestuff and Magic Freebies. All you have to do is click on the link to the freebie you want and it will give you instructions on how to apply for them.
2. Are you a Lush customer? Did you know that when you shop on-line you can leave a note in the gift section requestion a sample of any of their products you want to try. These are usually pretty generous sample sizes as well.
3. Do you want to have the opportunity to try out that latest high end foundation? Most high end brands are pretty good at giving you a sample to try out at home. Just ask for a mini consultation and they will colour match you. This one took me a little while to pluck up the courage to do initially, but if you don’t ask you don’t get.
4. Magazines are a great way of picking up a sample of beauty products. Okay you have to buy the magazine but the sample is usually worth more than the cover price. Right now Cosmopolitan magazine is offering free CID cosmetics mascara, worth £17.50, or lipgloss worth £15. Alas as I’m on a spending ban I won’t be trying out one of these anytime soon, but there will always be other opportunities. If my glamour subscription arrives with a freebie I shall be jumping for joy! Ha it doesn’t take a lot to get me excited.
Have you any other tips for picking up free samples? Feel free to share them in the comment section below.
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