Playing Sherlock Sample often takes work, time and a little digging. While many home delivery beauty box services and stores offer samples to accompany product purchases, there's less ease to acquiring beauty bargains for free. While sample sleuthing isn't for the faint of heart or those without spam protection, here's a list of websites to troll when you're craving a freebie.
Answer a few survey questions, and suddenly you've got free loot cluttering your mailbox. While there are no guarantees that samples are available at the time you're looking to be granted a new shampoo trial or no-pay lotion, it's definitely worth checking regularly for freebies.
When you're all about checking daily for new free goodies, this site is where to go. Most of the free samples are for beauty products with recent items including free hand soap from Bath and Body Works, Suave Natural Infusion Shampoo and Origins VitaZing Energy-Boosting Moisturizer. Bonus: tips, tricks and techniques on keeping your email guarded, requesting samples and protecting your privacy.
While the design of this website screams "computer virus," there are actually loads of links to beauty treasures from the Interwebs. Be forewarned that many of the samples are actually coupons or discount offers and not fully free samples. We found links to free Fekkai, Biore and Lancome Genifique. The site might require some Facebook deal excavation or website scouring but the end result will be worth the quest.
This site is a real goldmine for up-to-date deals and steals. We found active links to free Bulgari perfume (hello score!), a coupon for a 6-week supply of Origins Modern Friction Exfoliator and a free sample for L'Oreal Paris Total Hair Repair.
This site speaks to every girl's inner glamazon. With a fairly comprehensive roundup of the latest deals and steals in the beauty freebie world, this site is definitely worth revisiting on a regular basis. Recent featured samples included Murad Acne Clearing Solution, Mario Badescu and Aveda Invanti.