How Do You Organize Your Beauty Samples?
Lately, I’ve been getting a few requests to do a post about tips for storing beauty samples. While I am an expert in acquiring beauty samples (AKA subscribing to a lot of boxes), I’m not sure I’m the best expert at organization. So I thought I’d share how I manage the flow of subscription box beauty samples and ask anyone who is interested to send me a photo of their beauty sample organization along with any tips they might have. I’d love to see how everyone else manages their subscription box samples!
Just email me pictures and tips (email@example.com) and if I include your photo in the upcoming second post about organization, I’ll send you a little MSA gift too!
When I’m reviewing a beauty box, I try to test out all the items. When I’m doing that, if there’s a product that definitely isn’t for me, I toss it. (If I come across something that I know isn’t for me, and I don’t need to try it either, I’ll save it for swaps/gifting. A good example of this might be a shampoo that isn’t safe for color treated hair.).
I keep the makeup I use on a daily basis out on the top of my vanity. I’ll typically swap in new makeup products I receive throughout the month (mascara is an item I swap out a lot).
If I get items I like but don’t need just yet, I put them in one of my two drawers and sort according to category:
(I need to do a better job of keep things in order!)
I try to go through these drawers and clear things out every 6 months or so – if I haven’t used an item yet, and it seems like I won’t, it’s time to pass it on to someone else while it is still useable!
I also keep a separate box on my desk to keep track of new products I want to remember to try soon – things like masks, serums, eye gels, etc.
So that’s my current system. I’m always looking to improve it though! How do you manage your subscription box samples?