Those darn free samples!!!

Discussion in 'Budget Board' started by dhuba, Mar 31, 2011.

  1. dhuba

    dhuba Mouseketeer

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    Did you ever wish you didn't try that free sample because you like it so much? I used my Fekkai shea butter shampoo and conditioner sample yesterday and I LOVED it. I am usually pretty frugal when it comes to beauty products, but now I want this shampoo and conditioner, but the only problem is the cost is outrageous. 21 dollars for an 8 ounce bottle for each:scared1: is the cheapest I've found it. I even pulled the packet out of the trash to squeeze some out for today. My fine straight hair feels and looks fabulous. I can't stop touching my hair. Its not that I can't afford it, but it just seems wrong to pay so much for such a little bottle. I've seen other Fekkai products at Marshalls for a little less, but not the shea formula, but I don't want to buy it and it not do the same for my hair. Those darn free samples!!!!
     
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  3. marmalade

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    It's not the free samples that I dislike, it's when someone posts that a shampoo made their fine, straight hair (hair not unlike my own) look and feel fabulous.

    Now I NEED to try this shampoo.
     
  4. ilovejack02

    ilovejack02 <font color=peach>what do you all think?<br><font

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    Fekkai is amazing stuff, unfortunately this SAHM gave it up to help with the budget .
    Ahhh remembering the good old days, pre kids , full time job and all the awesome beauty products I could want , without a care in the world about how much it costs.

    Oh well, I like my kids alot, so I guess it isn't a big deal to have fluffy , soft , awesome hair anymore ... is it ? ; ) :thumbsup2 haha
     
  5. thebeesknees

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    Now I have to check it out, too! My fine, straight hair is limp on a good day. It would be fabulous to have something that gives it some life.
     
  6. dhuba

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    Well I just seen Costco.com has some Fekkai products, not the shea, with great reviews and the price at the store is cheaper that at costco.com supposedly. I may try one of the other varieties since it's more reasonable.
     
  7. tlbwriter

    tlbwriter Does this look infected?

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    If it makes you feel any better, when I love a sample, I often end up not loving the full-sized product. I don't know why. It's like they beef up the quality of the sample to get you hooked! In the last year or so I've tried a couple of mascaras, a hair styling product, and I don't remember what else, that left me very disappointed!
     
  8. java

    java <font color=darkorchid>I am embracing the Turkey B

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    Ugh I hear you I. Tried origins plantscription anti aging stuff and I loved it! My skin loved it. My pocketbook doesn't love it though.
     
  9. singleinthe city

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    Try looking on ebay. I buy tons of travel size items on ebay.
     
  10. Donnask8pro

    Donnask8pro <font color=aqua>Fins to the left, Fins to the rig

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    Thanks for sharing, now we're all broke.. :lmao:
    Another straight fine haired woman here. :thumbsup2
     
  11. wtpntigger2

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    Now you've got my curiosity peaked.

    Signed, Fine and straight hair
     
  12. bbwfan

    bbwfan <font color=green>THIS is what a tag looks like<br

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    They sell it at Bath & Body Works....Buy something small and then sometimes (most times) there will be a survey at the bottom to call in and get $10 off a $30 purchase!!! This helps a little, and all your BBW coupons can be used on these products!
     
  13. Girlie1

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    OMG - I had this exact conversation with a co-worker today. I got the same free sample that you did. I do not typically spend that kind of money on my hair products but I may need to make an exception. princess:
     
  14. mom2randj

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    Got my free sample today. hmmmm...I am in trouble now. :laughing:
     
  15. tink576

    tink576 Think of the Happiest Thing

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    I really liked that sample too and normally I don't notice a big difference when I try different shampoo samples.
     
  16. Mickey527

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    Another fine, straight limp hair person here.
    Will someone who splurges on this shampoo let me know if it continues to work fter the first week or two. I find that if I use a shampoo for too long my hair stops getting the boost like the first time, it seems to get a buildup and not feel so great.
    I will be watching for the replies.
    ADD: when I did a search for this shampoo it said on their website that the shampoo is for dry damaged hair nto for thin, lifeless hair. I think the shea butter would make the hiar even heavier and limp. anyone?
     
  17. jls886

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    They sell it at Sephora...and they'll occasionally have codes for a % off of your purchase for their Friends & Family specials or whatever it may be. And shopathome.com offers 8% cashback at Sephora.
     
  18. marmalade

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    What we need is someone else to post a un-budget friendly clarifying shampoo that we can use once a week to remove all the build-up. :lmao:

    I also thought the shea would weigh my hair down. :confused3 I am still thinking about buying it, because I am a sucker like that sometimes.
     
  19. ELLE-TN

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    I got this sample from Target the other day. I guess now I have to try it :goodvibes
     
  20. LuvLuvLuv

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    :lovestruc Fekkai :lovestruc

    i work part time at dillards and get a 25% discount... 3 times per year we get an extra discount... i stock stuff then.

    their olive oil shine spray is phenomenal... non greasy and smells great!!
     
  21. goodmorningbelle

    goodmorningbelle Earning My Ears

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    So I was feeling envious all day thinking, how did I miss that sample--then guess what showed up in my mailbox! I can't wait to try it out!!!!
     

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