Saturday, March 30, 2013

March 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 approximate retail value.

1 oz. Peter Thomas Roth Shampoo. Value = $2.12

FULL SIZE Butter London nail polish. Value = $15.00

FULL SIZE Hollywood Fashion Tape. Value = $9.95

Murad Essential-C Day Moisture. Value = $11.61

Lash Food eyelash conditioner. Value = $10.00

The total value of my Sample Society box is $48.68.  I think this was a great box with great value. I'm always happy to receive shampoo because I use it several times a week.  I've heard awesome things about Butter London polish but have never tried it and I like this blue color. With summer coming I always wear a moisturizer with sunscreen. I've been using the lash stuff from a previous box but I haven't seen a huge difference - admittedly thought I've been slacking on the application. The fashion tape is kind of meh. I have had the occasional need for it but really once one or twice a year. This will probably go in a drawer and get used over the next few years.   

Verdict: I do enjoy these boxes and that value is always way above the $15.00


  1. Have heard good things about Butter nail polish, but still on the fence whether or not I should subscribe. Think I'll keep this one on the back burner until I decide if I want to keep or cancel Birchbox and Beauty Box Five. You did get a great value this month though! Enjoy!

    1. I have too but had never used it before. I'm glad I got two different colors this month. I canceled Birchbox last month because I just wasn't getting things I would use any more. BB5 was on the list of possible cancellations but their last couple of boxes have been great!

  2. This looks great, actually! I think I'll sub next month. That *is* a nice gesture. I'll be sure to use your code!

  3. I'm confused....what treatment cream?

    1. ooops. I accidentally combined this months review with lasts month. It's all fixed now. Thanks for the comment - keeps me in check

  4. Agree with Anonymous above...the math isn't adding up on this one.

    1. oops I accidentally combined this months and lasts months review. I must have totally had a brain shut down when doing this today. It's all fixed.