Sample Society Subscription Box Review – April 2015
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.
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.
Jane Iredale Rio Lip Plumper Mini – Value $4?
I really like the shade of this lipstick mini! It’s a very natural looking shade for me, and it the finish isn’t too shiny either – it is almost matte. (I can detect a slight tingling thanks to the plumping formula, but I never actually notice any plumping with these type of lip products).
Benefit Cosmetics the POREfessional – 3 ml Value $4.25
This is a great product, and I’m always happy to have more of it – I think it’s the best pore-disguiser product I’ve ever tried. (Miracle Skin products are pretty great too).
Illume Tonka Noir Sample Tin – 1 oz Value $3
I always like getting Illume travel tins in subscription boxes, and this scent is very sultry!
Mt. Sapola Lavender-Chamomile Lotion – .6 oz Value $2
This lotion is made with natural essential oils (which I love), and it is a pretty heavily scented lavender. Even though this is a really tiny body lotion sample, it will probably last me a few uses since I’ll need to use it sparingly!
Bumble & Bumble Hairdresser’s Invisible Oil VOC – 2 ml Value $.80
This is a great lightweight hair oil and I love the scent! I just can’t believe how tiny this sample is! I didn’t know they made hair oil samples this small. (At least I should be able to get about 3 uses out of it).
Marc Jacobs Daisy Dream Fragrance Sample – 1.2 ml Value $2
I’m never too excited about fragrance samples, and this scent wasn’t for me.
Verdict: I like just about everything in this box – but I’m disappointed with the sample sizes and value this month. This box has a value of about $16 – based on previous boxes I expect a higher value from Sample Society. (Also $1 more than what you paid for a beauty sample box isn’t very good). They’ve sent out some very high value boxes with good sample sizes, so I’m just going to hope this is an off month.
What do you think of the April Sample Society box?