Tuesday, July 17, 2012

July Sample Society Box

My Sample Society by Beauty Bar box came today.  This monthly service for beauty products 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.  They recently changed they way the website works for members.  It's much more user friendly now and they include a link to the full size item should you want to buy it.   

The good:

The samples: You get deluxe sized samples from luxury brands.   

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 catch is your order has to include at least one item from a brand you received that month.  It doesn't have to be the item you received just the same brand.

Price: The break down ends up 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. 

My treasures!!

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

1 oz. Borghese Tono Body Creme. value = $4.34 (8.4 oz. $36.50)

.033 oz. vBeaute Eye Never Eye Creme. value = $5.67 (.5 oz. $85.00)

.14 oz. Sisley-Paris Hydra Global Intense Anti-Aging Hydration. value = $15.00 (1.4 oz. $150.00)

Full Size Vincent Longo Duo Lip Pencil. value 26.00

.17 oz. Jouer Cosmetics Luminizing Moisture Tint SPF 20. value = $5.00 (Full Size $38.00)

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

The total value of my June Sample Society box is $56.01.  I like this box much more than lasts month box with the exception of the lip pencil.  This is not something I use at all.  I'm super excited to try the Sisley-Paris product since the full size amount is $150.00.  It had better be life changing for that price!  

Verdict: I'm happy with this box so I'll see what next month brings.  

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

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