By Noah Henry • March 27, 2014
Shopping at an online beauty boutique is a lot like getting a frozen yogurt. There is a lot to choose from, and every type possesses its own flavor. Fortunately, beauty shops know this, so they make it possible for curious customers to get a taste when they visit.
I’m not exactly one to frequent beauty retailers, but I do know a good deal when I see one. And, if I could magically transform into a sassily-obsessed, liniment-loving lady, I’d probably want to take advantage of the wondrous advent of free samples. Here's how to get free beauty samples at the following stores.
GlossyBox is a subscription-based beauty experience that delivers its customers five luxury beauty products every month. The service is unique in that its picks are completely surprise, and each month you never know what you’re going to get. When that signature pink box arrives to your door, you’ll find the niche, new, and emerging—only the best brands picked personally by the staff. You can sign up for one month, three months, six months or a year, and the price-per-unit value gets better the longer you opt to subscribe. Right now, customers can get a free GlossyBox Blush with any new subscription:
Exclusive gifts come with every purchase from B-Glowing. After choosing from a selection of 175 niche brands, customers can choose from three free samples at checkout. These include facial cleansers, perfumes and skincare products, and trying them on can help you decide where to strike the next time you shop. Elle Magazine dubbed it “The one-stop shop for beauty insiders.” Whichever method and means you’d like to enhance your look—from innovative teeth whiteners to curated cosmetics from the best in the biz—B-Glowing has that alluring out-of-the-box edge (along with sweet samples) to make your shopping experience a hit.
To help you sort through the hundreds of brands in the veritable beauty mecca that is Sephora, they too allow you to pick three samples with each purchase. Currently customers can get 10% off purchases with a Sephora coupon code, and free shipping is available on orders over $50. Whether you’d like to powder foundation with Hourglass Immaculate Liquid, fight aging with Amore Pacific Future Response Age Defense, or spritz a little Prada Candy on your neck, these are all examples of succulent samples you can find in the free samples & gifts section.
Everyone knows about Nordstrom, but not everyone knows beauty enthusiasts can pick three free samples with every beauty or grooming purchase. Perhaps known best for upscale clothes, luxury handbags and shiny shoes, the “Nord” caters to the beauty-conscious, too, and until the end of March customers can get a free cosmetics bag filled with luxury samples with a $39.95 Lancome purchase. To view the free samples list, drag your mouse over the ‘Beauty’ section on the homepage and you’ll see it to the right.
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