28 July 2012

Storage Solutions: Making the Most of your Sachet Samples

Hello,
We all know the situation don't we ladies. Over time you acquire a rather sizable collection of sample sachets just waiting to be used when you're looking for a bit of a change. But they must be one of the most annoying things in the world to use. You try to squeeze a little out and find the whole thing is gone, or you find that half of it has sunk into your hand whilst you've been faffing around, and if you have more than one sample on the go then your makeup area soon becomes strewn with half empty packets which leak or dry up or forgotten about.
One way to get around this is to take a little care over them and invest in some cheap but very effective storage. Travel pots! These little pots are the perfect size to hold sachets of foundation, day cream, eye cream, cleanser etc etc and as the lids screw tightly on, there is no worry about samples going off, being spilt or being a nuisance in any other way.
The pots I use are a stackable set of five that I picked up in Boots for £2 and they do the job perfectly. Where the pots are clear you can easily see what you are keeping in each one and once the sample has been used up just give them a quick rinse whilst doing the washing up and you're good to go. What I also like about this set is that they are always kept together in one place so I won't hide one away somewhere and forget about it.
Perhaps what I love most about storing samples this way though is that they last so much longer. I decant them straight into a pot by snipping the corner off instead of tearing and then just take as little or as much as needed from the pot so there is no wastage from squeezing too much onto a hand. I was really amazed by how much of a difference this made the first time and its so useful when you're trying to see a more long term effect from a product and the sample is tiny!

So that's one of my top beauty tips :)
Have you got any tricks for making your products last longer? Do you do this with your samples? Do you know of any good product samples floating around at the moment for me to try?
Annie x

13 comments:

  1. Great idea, I'm going to buy some of these! I regularly check www.freebie-list.co.uk for samples, I've got so many good ones as I request literally everything haha! I love to try a product before I buy it though x

    Http://onewaybeauty.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. I totally recommend them! Especially the stacking ones.
      I'll take a look at freebie-list, thanks for the tip. I always request them too when I find them haha, so much better than just buying blind xx

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  3. That's a brilliant idea :D x

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  4. Such a handy tip! Thanks for this :D

    http://www.rafflesbizarre.blogspot.com

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    1. Glad to be able to help love xx

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  5. I always do this, it's great! I have a jar for the lanolips sachet that came in the LIB box and another big one for the macadamia hair mask sachets, Great tip Annie! :)

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    1. Great idea about a bigger pot for big sachets! Ive never understood why the macadamia samples are in sachets. xx

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  6. Great idea. I have a half used sachet from Liz Earle currently leaking all over my desk!
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    http://www.daniellesdiscerningeye.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Then you'll defo understand the perks of little pots haha. No more leaky samples xx

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  7. Such a great idea! I always seem to end up with foundation samples all over my sink ... Nx

    www.londonramblers.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Its so annoying when that happens isn't it xx

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