Thursday, October 18, 2012

October Sample Society Box by Beauty Bar

Sample Society by Beauty Bar is a monthly service for beauty products that 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 beauty tips  

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)

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.

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. 

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



                 

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


.25 oz. Jane Iredale Tantasia Self Tanner. Value = $2.15 (4.2 oz. $36.00

.25 oz. Kate Somerville exfoliating treatment. Value = $10.63 (2 oz. $85.00)

.10 oz. Aromachology parfume. Value = $2.99 (3.4 oz. $100.00)

1.7 oz. Oscar Blandi Shampoo. Value = $4.86 (8.4 oz. $4.86)

.10 oz. Erno Laszlo 3-9 repair balm. Value = $14.41 (1.7 oz. $245.00)

Bonus

1 Herban Essentials towelette. Value = $0.08 (20 pk $16.00)

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

The total value of my Sample Society box is $35.12.  Great value!  The self tanner seemed kind of odd to me.  It's a pretty small sample so probably only enough to use on your face and neck once.  I'm excited to try the repair balm.  It says it helps scars and I have a couple I could use some help with.  I love using exfoliates so the Kate Somerville will be great to try.  Shampoo is always good since I know I will use it.  It seems like Beauty Bar always sends a sample of a very high end item.  I enjoy that since it's unlikely that I would search out sample of these products on my own. 

Verdict: This box had some good stuff in it.    


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

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