What is Sample Killah July?! Easy – it’s how I’m attempting to clear out my box of mini-sized beauty products. My sister is hosting the challenge, which is quite simple:
- Sign up.
- Dig out all of those itty bitty soaps, shampoos, lipsticks, etc., and use them up during July.
- Post four progress reports on the required dates (via Instagram, Twitter, blog, whatever).
- PROFIT! (Maybe – there’s a $50 PayPal prize for one lucky winner!)
She’s keeping signups open until the end of July so it’s not too late to join in. The prize is being awarded randomly so it’s not like you’re falling behind.
I set aside 80 samples, picked out from my big box of random things. I don’t subscribe to any beauty boxes anymore so most of my samples are older leftovers, things Kay sent me, extras that come with orders from places like Well.ca, goodies from influencer programs, that kind of thing. I doubt I’ll get through all 80, but if I do – or even if I get through a decent chunk of ’em – it will mean I can stop thinking about how many tiny little face washes I have kicking around in my bathroom cabinet.
So far I’m finding that Sample Killah is making me take extra time to beautify, which is nice. Personal care, in terms of things like lotioning my legs or priming my face – or even wearing makeup most days – has fallen by the wayside since I became a mom. Many mornings I’m rushing out of the shower because the baby woke up while I was washing my hair and is now screaming her face off in the crib. But on days when I get some quiet time, it’s nice to try a new hair product, or slap on a face mask after the bedtime routine.
I’ll be posting progress reports on Thursdays for the rest of July, like everyone else involved in Sample Killah, so you can see what I’ve been destroying and enjoying. I definitely encourage you to play along!