Sample Society Subscription Box Review – September 2014
Sample Society is a monthly beauty subscription from BeautyBar.com and Allure Magazine. Typically the brands they include are high end, and the sample sizes are generous.
They recently had a bit of a revamp – they now have new packaging, and so far it seems like they are more makeup oriented. (Not so much for this box though).
My Subscription Addiction pays for this subscription. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).
The Subscription Box: Sample Society
The Cost: $15 a month
The Products: Deluxe and full-size beauty and makeup samples. (Each month you also get a $10 off $50 to use on any order from BeautyBar.com)
Ships to: the US
Swap for any item in this box from the Sample Society Swap page!
The box comes with a mini-mag detailing each item and why Allure editors decided to include it in the box. (This is one of the best/most helpful subscription box info sheets I’ve seen).
LORAC POREfection Mattifying Face Primer – 10 ml? Value $6
Alterna Caviar Repair RX Re-Texturizing Protein Cream 1.35 oz Value $9.25
This LORAC face primer is a pretty small sample, but I should be able to get at least a weeks worth of use out of it. And I absolutely love this Alterna hair cream! It smells wonderful, and it will be the perfect post-shower daily hair product. (Alterna products are free of parabens, phthalates, sulfates, synthetic color, etc).
I’ve tried these towelettes before, and I think Tarte makes one of the best self-tanner formulas on the market. (AKA no orange skin). That being said, I’m always a little disappointed to see a skin-tone specific item in a box that doesn’t offer customization.
Restorsea Revitalizing Eye Cream Full Size – Value $85
This eye cream is pretty small compared to its box, but a little goes a long way with eye cream! (I want to try all products goop-recommended, so I’ll start using this eye cream tonight!)
Givenchy Fragrance Dahlia Divin Fragrance Sample – Value $1
I’m never too excited about perfume samples in boxes, but at least this isn’t one that has been in a lot of boxes already.
Verdict: I paid $15 (plus I think tax in PA) for this box and I received about $110 worth of items. I’ll use everything except the perfume sample, so this is a great value box for me. What do you think of the September Sample Society box?