Sample Society Subscription Box Review – October 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
Delivered via: UPS
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).
Estee Lauder Enlighten Dark Spot Correcting Night Serum – .24 oz Value $15
This item was one of the original spoilers for the October box, and Sample Society first gave the wrong size of the serum, so this box was expected to have a much higher value. I’m sure everyone is disappointed to receive a substantially smaller sample, but at least I think this should last a week or two.
L’Oreal Paris Advanced Haircare Total Repair 5 Restoring Shampoo and Conditioner – 1.7 oz each Value $1 Total
This addition to the box was pretty disappointing for me. I don’t have anything against drugstore brands, but Sample Society has established itself as a higher-end brand box, so this isn’t what I expect from them.
Bobbi Brown Smokey Eye Mascara in Black – 3 ml Value $16
This may just be the best mascara I have ever used EVER. I can’t believe I’ve never tried Bobbi Brown mascaras until now! It’s give super length, definition, and volume with no clumping.
This item alone makes the box for me. (Also, it’s just awesome to get Bobbi Brown in a subscription box – I don’t think I’ve seen the brand in another box ever).
Bond. No. 9 High Line Perfume Sample – Value $1
Emi Jay Hair Ties – Value $6.60
I’m never that excited for perfume samples, but hair ties always come in handy, and these are great fall colors.
Verdict: Thank goodness for the Bobbi Brown mascara – it totally redeemed this box for me! I paid $15 for this box and received about $40 worth of items, so the value is pretty good too.
What do you think of the October Sample Society box?