Okay, raise your hand if you're taking a trip sometime soon! I travel fairly often, but that's just the reality of a long-distance relationship. I'm flying out to the States next weekend, and I'll be on the road again over Easter for my fifth trip in as many months. So let me tell you, I go through a lot of travel-size toiletries.
Sure, I have some products I leave at my husband's house to use whenever I visit, but I cart almost all of my makeup and haircare back and forth between the two countries. That's why I love those free samples and trial-sizes you get from beauty stores. I don't have to downsize my routine, since I can bring along smaller packs.
But if you need a specific product, you might want to check out the full selection of trial sizes at Sephora. You can buy mini packages of makeup remover wipes, teeny eyeliner pencils, small-size serums and little fragrance bottles. I first learned Sephora offered these goodies when they started selling Mini MAC Lipstick. You've probably seen them before, but they're half-size lipstick tubes you could fit in a pocket or wallet.
Travel aside, these mini beauty products are perfect for nights out, when you only have a clutch with you. They have mascara, highlighter, perfume roll-ons, moisturizer, serums and other things you might need for little touch-ups at a wedding or for a dinner date. They even have an Olehenriksen Truth Serum Mini!
You'll still be able to choose two free samples with every order, but these minis are perfect for when you need a specific product and don't want to wait for it to come around as a freebie. Orders over $50 ship free.