I regularly use a couple of L’Occitane products and when I make a new purchase I’m forever being given free toiletries bags containing sample sized contents. Which … yay! free stuff! But then I end up with loads of wee bottles and tubes and sachets – most of which I never actually use.
current sample stash
Add to that the occasional Aesop purchase and other things here and there, and I have accumulated a small stash of stuff.**
Some of these things I’ve had for years – that white jar at the top right came from a spa visit in November 2015. I’ve never even cracked it open.
I’ll generally take a bunch of these with me when travelling, but despite my good intentions I rarely bust them out. One of the problems with the sachets is that, despite the seal, they eventually dry up. So often when I finally make an effort to use them they’re non-functional. That Nivea Q10 eye-cream white sachet at the top right is completely solid and will be chucked.
In 2019 my intention is to use up all of these samples – and to nicely refuse future offerings!
Sure, it would be really easy to just chuck them now – but that seems super-wasteful … earth’s precious resources and such. I need to write a post about that too!
** Two lots of pillow mist? Honestly, who uses pillow mist? (if you do, I’ll happily post it to you!)