Saturday, December 27, 2014

December Allure Sample Society Beauty Box

The Allure Sample Society beauty box 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.

Price: $15.00 a month with no option to skip.

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.

December Sample Society Box

Contents of box with approximate retail value.

.9 oz. Crabtree & Evelyn La Source Hand Therapy. Value = $8.00

FULL SIZE Butter London Lippy Tinted Lip Balm. Value = $20.00

FULL SIZE RGB nail polish in Oxblood. Value = $18.00

.17 oz. Burberry Fresh Glow Luminous Fluid Base in Nude Radiance. Value = $8.21

.17 Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Eye Gel. Value = $19.73

The total value of this box is $73.694. You wouldn't think all of these little samples would total up to such a high value. I love Butter London polish and this lip color looks really pretty. I feel like it will be creamy and smooth going on. I think I already have the RGB nail polish in that color. It sounds really familiar but I remember thinking I liked the color. I've been using eye cream every night which I don't know if it's making a difference but it can't hurt. 

Verdict: This box almost always great products and a great value. 


  1. Kind of wish I'd stuck around for this box! But the last couple I got were just so lackluster!

  2. I'm so excited to receive this box. You can still order this for 15.00 and free shipping. The hand therapy value is 8.00 for that size according to their website.

    1. Thanks for the update. I swear I looked on their site and could only find the larger size. I knew that value had to be wrong.