Tuesday, November 12, 2013

November 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 with shipping included.

The good:

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

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: It's a win/win. You get a $5 credit on your account or you can donate that to charity and the person you refer gets a 20% discount on their first purchase at Beauty Bar. 

The not so good:

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

Subscription discounts: They don't offer discounts for multiple months unless you gift a 12 month subscription. Then you get 12 months for the price of 11.

Winter Wonders Sample Society Box.

Contents of box with approximate retail value.

Jane Iredale Lip Drink Lip Balm. Value = ?? - This stuff works great and tastes good, kinda citrus tasting. 

FULL SIZE Borghese Splendore Brightening Makeup. Value = $29.50

.06 oz. Annick Goutal Eau d'Hadrien Eau de Toilette. Value = $3.29

.33 oz. Murad Anti-Aging Acne Pore & Line Minimizing Hydrator. Value = $9.71

1 oz. Illume Balsam & Cedar Metallic Tin Candle. Value = $1.70

The total value of this box is $44.20 plus a few dollars for the lip balm. This box wasn't as great as last months. I'm not a fan of the candle scent but is definitely a holiday item. I also don't use a lot of liquid foundation and I have so many I'm trying already I don't know that I will get to this anytime soon. The Murad moisturizer and perfume sample are great as well as the lip balm.  

Verdict: Even though this wasn't my favorite box from Sample Society I'm still happy with the items I will most definitely use. 

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