Today I’d like to tell you about a sample service that I discovered recently.
Actually I knew about it, but I thought all the samples you got were teeny tiny and to be honest not really worth it. I don’t mean so much from a money point of view, but in terms of how much you can really get to know a product if you only have 1 ml of it.
However, I was getting ready the other day and just left YouTube on to play, and a Feelunique Pick ‘n’ Mix video came on, so I let it play to see what was in there. And I was really surprised. Some of the samples were bigger, and they were products that I wanted to try.
I’m already a customer of Feelunique. You’ll know if you read my Purple Tuesday post that accessibility for disabled shoppers is a big deal for me, and in terms of Feelunique, I feel that they have taken the time to create a website that I can use.
How does the sample service work?
Each month, you can get up to five samples from the list on their samples page. After I’d done mine, I went back to check some links, and there were a lot of new samples on there, so I think they refresh them regularly.
You don’t pay for the samples themselves, but you do pay the £3.95 P&P. However, you also get a voucher to redeem the £3.95 at Feelunique, but not on the sample service. For me as someone who already shops there, this is great because essentially I get my money back and can try some samples.
There is a range of products on there – from perfumes to foundations, skincare to hair care. I picked up skincare and haircare products, but you can get whatever you want from the selection.
The only slight criticism I had was that some of the products didn’t tell you how much product was in the sample, but many of them did, so I just focussed on the products that included this information. If there was something that I really wanted to try, I would have probably gone for it anyway, but it’s nice to know how much will be in there.
What did I get?
My 5 products were:
- Rituals – ritual of Ayurveda hand cream (10ml)
- Rituals – Ritual of Sakura body lotion (10ml)
- White hot brilliant shampoo and conditioner (30ml)
- Hello Joe volumising caffeinated shampoo (7ml)
- Bumble and Bumble thickening shampoo and conditioner (14ml)
The rituals products were the main reason I decided to get the samples. I’ve been wanting to try them out for a while and I had heard a lot of good things.
The Rituals hand cream smells of almond and Indian rose – probably more of the rose than the almond. It’s thick and creamy, but not sticky, and it leaves your hands smelling great and feeling soft for a long time.
The Rituals body cream was my favourite. It contains rice milk and cherry blossom and smells amazing. Out of the two lines, I prefer the Sakura products, which is good to know if I decide to buy any more products from Rituals. Having said that, I wouldn’t say no to the hand cream again either!
I’ll hold off with linking the hair care products because I haven’t tried them out yet.
7ml is quite small, but I did want to try the caffeinated shampoo because it’s said to promote hair growth, and even though it’s down to my waist now, I’m still growing my hair.
I got the Bumble and Bumble product because I’ve heard of the brand, but as yet never tried anything from them.
The last hair product was actually a mistake – I didn’t read it properly. I thought it was a really good size, and a new product to try, but when I read the details, it’s for people who are going grey. Never mind. I can rehome it, or I’ll try it out and just not get the full benefit.
Overall I was really impressed with the samples. I’ve tried two so far, and they are things that I would buy full-size.
I know some people use this service to check which foundation is right for them if they’re not sure which one will suit them. I know other people use it to try out perfumes before committing to an expensive bottle. I know others who, like me, just want to discover some new brands.
Some samples will be better value than others, and you’re bound not to love everything. But now that I understand a bit more about the service, I definitely think it’s worth it.
Have you used the Feelunique sample service? What products have you discovered through it? Do you like it or think it’s worthwhile?
This isn’t a sponsored post and the links aren’t affiliates. However I do have an introductory code for Feelunique, though not for the sample service.
You can get £10 off your first Feel Unique order by going onto the site using my affiliate link. This offer is open to new customers only, and the minimum spend is £30.
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