Sample Society Subscription Box Review – December 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)
COUPON: Get $5 off your first box with coupon code AMAZON5 (Expires 12/31/14) (Thanks for the coupon Erin!)
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).
Butter London Lippy Tinted Lip Balm in Teddy Box – FULL SIZE! Value $20
Burberry Fresh Glow Luminous Fluid Base in Nude Radiance – 5 ml Value $8
From the card, it looks like the color subscribers will get of this Butter London Lippy will vary box-to-box. Even though it definitely looks like a lipstick, it goes on like a sheer tinted balm. I’m happy with the color I received too.
This Luminous Fluid Base goes on very sheer and there is no shimmer particles that I could see. Instead it’s more of a dewy-skin look. That’s fine with me! I tried it only on makeup-free skin so far, but most of the reviews I’ve read of this product recommend mixing it with your liquid foundation.
RGB nail polish in Oxblood – FULL SIZE! Value $18
I already received a very similar shade of RGB polish in the Nina Garcia Quarterly box, so this one is getting swapped or gifted!
(Subscribers will receive this hand cream in either Verbena and Lavender or La Source). I liked the formula of this hand cream, but unfortunately the scent wasn’t for me.
Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair Eye Gel – 5 ml Value $19
I’m all about getting pricey eye creams in subscription boxes, so I’m excited to give this one a try. (I hope it lasts long enough to actually see results!)
Verdict: This box has a value of about $73 – great for the $15 cost. And I’m happy with the sizes of all the beauty products included. What an improvement over last month’s box! What do you think of the December Sample Society box?