Sample Society ~ May 2014

Sample Society is a subscription box that ships 5 deluxe sized samples of the best luxury brands straight to your house. Its a box from Allure Magazine & Beautybar.com. They also include a coupon for $15 off of a $50 purchase if you buy an item from the brands you sampled that month.

Don’t forget to fill out your Beauty profile so they can get an idea of what you like {I learned my lesson after birch box}

Cost: $15 a month

You can use my Referral code if your interested in signing up! Code: PAND8615

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ALLUREallure5Murad T-zone Pore Refining Serum .125 fl oz

Value $2.63

I don’t know why I thought that this item would have more of a silicon texture but it feels like a serum should. Its a clear liquid and the directions say to massage it into entire face + neck.

allure2Dermalogica Dynamic skin recovery with spf 30  .34 fl oz

Value $13 

Its made without artificial fragrances or colors which I love! It smells like sunscreen and goes on really light.ALLURE1

Juice Beauty Stem cell repair CC cream in Natural Glow .17 fl oz

Value $3.90

This smells very natural but it smells more herbal and grassy than some of the other organic products I’ve tried. It also has SPF 30 which is perfect for the sunny California weather.

allure4 Borghese Fango Body Refreshing Polish .5 oz

Value $3.00

This is the biggest sample in the box this month and its the first thing I reached for when I opened the box.  I opened it to smell it and  I noticed that its used! I sent customer service a message and they responded within 30 min telling me that they would send me a new box. There were very nice and fast when helping me solve this situation. This a sugar based exfoliant and it has a fresh orange scent.

ALLURE3Sonya Dakar Flash Facial .4 fl oz

Value $38

This is one Gwyneth Paltrow’s favorite products and its so expensive. Its $95 for 1oz! Its supposed to have instantly remove dead skin and brighten. The directions say to use daily but its such a small size that it would cost a fortune to do this everyday for a month.

Although this months box has a lot of high end brands that I’ve been wanting to try, I wish that it had at least one big sample. These are all quite small and compared to last month great box this was kind of a disappointment. This months total value is $60.53 but it doesn’t seem like it when I look at everything.

What do you think of this months box?

Sample Society Review ~ April 2014

Sample Society is a subscription box that ships 5 deluxe sized samples of the best luxury brands straight to your house. They also include a coupon for $15 off of a $50 purchase if you buy an item from the brands you sampled that month.

Don’t forget to fill out your Beauty profile so they can get an idea of what you like {I learned my lesson after birch box}

Cost: $15 a month

You can use my Referral code if your interested in signing up! Code: PAND8615

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The first Item In my Box is the Tatcha Japanese beauty Papers 30 count. This Is a full size product with a $12 Value! These blotting papers are perfect for the coming hot  weather  and  they are made of 100% abaca leaf and gold flakes. They are 100% Natural ,cruelty free, Fragrance , powder ,  Parabens , Sulfates  and Phthalates free. They gently remove excess oil with out disturbing makeup. These are handmade in japan and look especially luxurious with the speckles of gold flakes throughout the sheets.

sample2The Next Item in my box is  Dr.Hauschka Cleansing cream .34 oz. This Deluxe sample has about a $5 value. Its a natural cleansing cream that exfoliates excess oil and impurities without stripping the face of essential oils. This gentle blend of herbal extracts activates the skin to cleanse itself and can be used by all skin types.

sample3The Butter London WINK Eye Pencil In Union Jack Black is what I was really Looking forward to! This full size Eyeliner has an impressive $18 Value and they sent me a color I could actually use. Ive been in love with Butter London Nail polish forever now and I never thought to check for a make-up line. Im really impressed with this extremely soft , Long lasting, waterproof Formula.

sample4  H2O Plus Aquafirm Micro-Collagen Moisturizer .34 fl oz has a Value of $10!

Marine Microspheres: Encapsulated spheres deeply penetrate the skin’s surface and swell with the body’s natural moisture to immediately plump the appearance of fine lines from within.

Sea Nutrient Barrier: Powerful fusion of algae and oat extract creates a light veil on the skin, pulling surface cells closer together for an instant micro-lifting effect.

Jojoba: Extracted from the jojoba seed native to the Mojave Desert, this rich emollient agent is an exceptional moisturizer with a chemical makeup most similar to the oil skin naturally produces.

It Sounds promising and Im looking forward to trying it especially since it claims to mimic your natural oils. It also has a gel consistency and is actually quite light on the skin which I love.

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This Anemone scented soy candle from Illume 1 oz has a very masculine cologne kind of scent but I surprisingly like it.  Its supposed to be citrus blossoms & crisp apple which are blended with ethereal oak moss, oriental clove, and a hint of patchouli. This Candle has about $3 Value.sample6

 

This Box had a Total value of $48 Considering that I only Payed $15 I think this is a great value. This will be my new favorite if they continue sending such amazing boxes. Not only does it have a high value but its also filled with products I could see myself loving.

You can use my Referral code if your interested in signing up! Code: PAND8615

Thank You for Reading!

What do you think of Sample Society?