Wednesday, June 13, 2012

June Sample Society by Beauty Bar

I have discovered yet another monthly subscription service for beauty products.  This one is called Sample Society by Beauty Bar. This service promises 5 fresh deluxe sized samples from luxury brands designed for multiple uses.  You also receive a coupon each month for $15 off a $50 purchase from Beauty Bar and a 12 month subscription to Allure magazine.  The cost for this subscription is $15.00 a month. 

The good:

The samples: You get samples from luxury brands and they are deluxe sized samples. 

Information: They include a booklet with information on how or why you should use the products. 

Magazine: You get a free 12 month subscription to Allure magazine.  If you already subscribe they will extend your subscription and if you don't want it you can mail in a form for a refund on the value ($12)

Need a gift: You can send this as a gift but you can't do it online, they want you to call. 

Coupon: They send you a coupon with each box for $15 off a $50 purchase.  The only downfall is you have to purchase any product from the brands sampled that month.

Price: The break down end of being $3.00 per item.  The value of each item was more than $3.00.

Referrals: If you refer someone to their site and they make a purchase the company donates up to $30 to charity.  I thought this was a nice gesture.  My referral code is pixiepower. 

The not so good:

Customization: There is no type of customization in the box.  I received one item I won't use/don't need.

Skip a month: There is no option to skip a month, only cancel. 

The box came inside a cardboard mailer with a pull tab for opening. 

These are my treasures.  5 beauty items and a booklet. 

Contents of box.  Full size price and amount listed in parenthesis.

2 oz. Murad Acne Clarifying Cleanser. value = $7.72 (6.75 oz. $26.00) - I don't have a need for this but I plan on giving it away to a teenager to try

.1 fl. oz. Oscar de la Renta Live in Love perfume. value = $4.59 (1.7 oz. $78.00)

.02 oz.?? Jane Iredale Just Kissed Lip Plumper. value = $6.25 (.08. $25.00)

.03 oz. Caudalie Premier Cru Eye Cream. value = $5.59 (.51 oz $95.00)

.85 oz. Alterna Bamboo Style Boho Waves texture mist. value = $4.49 (4.2 oz. $22.00)

coupon for $15 off a $50.00 purchase from any product of any of these brands (BBSOCIETYJUN)

The total value of my June Sample Society box is $28.64.  While this a great value I'm not super exciting about the items in this box.  I will use the hair mist and the perfume but the other items I'm just sort of meh about.  That's just a personal opinion though, the items seem great and are good brands. 

Verdict: I'll see what they have to offer next month and decided whether or not to continue.

**I am not any type of sponsor paid or unpaid for Sample Society.  I pay for these subscriptions myself. 


  1. Was your eye cream empty? I got mine empty & they sent me out another box and that one was empty too...

  2. How odd. Mine seems fine The tube feels like it has some air in it but when I squeeze the tube cream comes out. I didn't want to squeeze it all out though so I'm not sure how full it is.