Tuesday, February 26, 2013

February Sample Society

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 approximate retail value.

7ml LaROCCA Skincare Hibiscus Cream Cleanser with AHA. Value = $2.11 (120ml $36.00)

.05 oz. Immunocologie Treatment Creme Venomax. Value = $66.18 (1.7 oz. $225.00)

1 oz. Oscar Blandi Hair Lift Mousse. Value = $3.65 (6.3 oz. $23.00)

FULL SIZE Exude Lipstick Creme in brown. Value = $29.00

.06 oz. Diptyque Eau de Toilette. Value = $2.18 (3.4 oz. $120.00)

The total value of my Sample Society box is $103.12.  Wowzer that's a high value.  I can't believe the treatment cream is so expensive.  I read the product info and it says it brightens and tightens skin and is for mature skin.  I woudn't consider my skin mature but I guess some people would disagree since I'm in my late 30's. At any rate I'll try it because why not.  I'm always good with getting hair stuff because I use it nearly everyday.  I've received the parfume before and liked it.  Face cleanser is always good for me since I use it everyday. 

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.


  1. I'm confused by the magazine subscription. Do you get one every month? So you have a million years of allure? Or the box costs $3 every month? Or do you have to sign up for a certain amount of boxes to get Allure? Thanks!

    1. I got the magazine subscription when I first signed up. It's a month to month subscription and it's $15 a month. I'm guessing I will just get the magazine for one year.