Sample Society Subscription Box Review – November 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 – I’m not sure what the changes are anymore besides the packaging.
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).
Lorac Cobra Mascara – .14 oz Value $11.20
Alterna Caviar Anti-Aging Omega+ Nourishing Oil – .2 oz Value $4.50
These are my two favorite items in the box. I love pretty much any Alterna hair product I try, and this one is a nice light-weight oil. I like the mascara formula for length and volume, so I’ll use up this sample, but it’s not my favorite, so I won’t be buying more.
Malin + Goetz Bergamot Body Wash – 1 oz (Value $2.25)
This MD Beauty Balm is a BB cream with a matte and sheer finish. I prefer my BB creams to provide some coverage, so this one isn’t for me. If you are looking for a high SPF with shine-protection though – I would recommend trying this one.
And I’ve sampled this body wash before, so while it’s not a new sample for me, I already know I love it! (And pretty much any Malin + Goetz scent).
Reveal by Calvin Klein . 04 oz Value $3
I never really like getting perfume samples in subscription boxes. This scent isn’t for me either.
Verdict: Technically this box has a value of about $26, but it doesn’t really feel like it to me. I’ve been used to getting more deluxe sized samples from Sample Society, so to get all relatively small samples plus a perfume sample this month was not so fun. (To be fair – the mascara sample is more than half the size of the full-sized version, so it is deluxe sized).
What did you think of the November Sample Society box?