If you’ve been here a while then you know I love my skincare; nearly as much as I love my makeup. A brand rep for skin visited my Sephora once and said, “You gotta treat before you beat.” I don’t know if she was the first to say this but it’s definitely brilliant. I literally want it framed in my beauty space. So today I want to share a skincare “hack” (so to speak) with you.
I know we all know about free samples, but do you know how to take the best advantage of them? I personally use any perks, points, or coupons I receive toward skincare. That may come as a shock to some of you, but skincare can be expensive, right? I have so many clients that tell me part of the reason they don’t invest in their skin is because they would rather spend their 52 bucks on the newest Naked palette. I get it. I’m a cosmetics junkie too! But your skin is so important; it is what you put all of that makeup on!
So here are a handful of my tricks for picking up samples of high priced skincare goodies.
1. Nordstrom Beauty: They always offer 3 complimentary samples at the end of your transaction! Pick all the skincare ones. You won’t regret it. I just used three and would never have discovered the magic that is Kiehl’s Hydro Plumping serum with it. If you’re a card holder…don’t forget to use your Nordstrom Notes on the really expensive full sizes you’ll want to purchase later on.
2. Ulta: No doubt most of you have shopped here, but when you shop online they always give a choice of samples. I almost always pick the Skincare Sampler. It’s not as luxurious as what you get from Nordstrom, but there are some useful items in there. Don’t forget about Ulta’s 21 days of Beauty…there are always pricey skincare products on sale during that time. It started on September 3rd and ends the 23rd. Not a freebie but saves green!
3. Sephora: Just like Nordstrom you can always get 3 free samples from Sephora during checkout when you shop online. However, there are some other little tricks that you may not know about. For instance: did you know that Sephora offers free 15 minute mini facials at all of their locations? This is a great way to try that $100 eye cream from Dior you’ve had your eye on! They also give 3 free samples every day of the week. Each client can have as many as 3 every day if you like. Now the employees may think you’re a bit excessive but they can’t stop you from getting them. Lastly, if you’re a Beauty Insider you can turn over your points for reward items and there is always skincare available.
That’s all of the ammo in my arsenal. Let me know if any of you decide to try any of these tricks. I’d love to hear about your experience!