Tuesday, January 15, 2013

January Sample Society Box

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. 
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:

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

My Sample Society Treasures. 

Contents of box with retail value.

FULL SIZE Lord & Berry Silk Kajal Eye Pencil. Value = $15.00

.75 oz. Clark's Botanicals Moisture Mask. Value = $32.00 (1.7 oz. $72.00)

.05 oz sample of Nicole Richie Fragrance. Value = $1.03 (3.4 oz. $69.00)

1 oz. bottle Malin + Goetz Bergamot Body Wash. Value = $2.25 (8 oz. $18.00)

.24 oz. tube Snowberry Instant Deep Cleanser. Value = $7.43 (1.7 oz. $52.00)

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

Bonus Product:

1.7 oz. Pantene Expert AgeDefy Advanced Thickening Treatment. Value = $8.09 (4.2 oz. $19.99)

The total value of my Sample Society box is $65.80.  This is the second Lord & Berry eyeliner I've received but that's ok because it's black and I'll use it.  I've heard good things about Malin+Goetz and I've been using Snowberry night cream and I like it so now I get to try the deep cleanser.  The bonus Pantene product looks good except I already have thick hair.  Also I looked for instructions on how to use it and it said to read the package insert but there is no insert. I'm really curious to try the moisture mask since it's so expensive.   

Verdict: This box always has a nice variety of products to try. 

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

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