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Getting make up / skincare samples...

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MummySparkle Sat 05-Dec-15 23:59:12

... How do I go about it? grin

I'm putting together a goodie bag for my cousin of beauty bits. I've got a few things (bath bomb, nice moisturiser, body spray) But I was hoping to put in a few other little things. I bought perfume for MILs birthday a few weeks ago and was staggered by the amount of samples we got given. Sadly I didn't have the foresight to save them for Christmas so I have most of them to MIL.

Is there a way of getting samples out of the counter girls without having to buy things?!

flightywoman Sun 06-Dec-15 00:25:31

I ask! For skin/face stuff you need to try it out first.

Scent - you want to see how it smells on you and how it lasts.

MummySparkle Sun 06-Dec-15 00:52:53

Just straight out ask? What do you say?!

RudyMentary Sun 06-Dec-15 08:29:16

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BrendaandEddie Sun 06-Dec-15 08:38:13

Stop being such a free loader. Buy stuff

ChipInTheSugar Sun 06-Dec-15 08:52:21

Buy magazines with miniature free gifts?

WhoKnowsWhereTheTimeG0es Sun 06-Dec-15 09:00:37

It's not really in the spirit of things, samples are meant to be for you to try out with a reasonably serious intent to buy the product if it suits you, not freebies to give as presents. However I suppose your cousin might go on to buy the products, so you just need to ask. Just say "I'm looking for a new facial scrub/ moisturiser/whatever, and not sure if this will suit my skin, do you think I could have a sample please?"

RudyMentary Sun 06-Dec-15 09:04:33

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