Sample Society Subscription Box Review – May 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.
Julep Lip Gloss in Graceful – .1 oz Value $8
I’ve sampled Julep’s lip gloss before, and I like the formula. It gives a lot of shine, and this graceful shade gives just a hint of color.
John Frieda Luxurious Volume In-Shower Treatment – 1 oz Value $2.25
This is a volume treatment that you put on your hair for 2-3 minutes after shampoo and conditioner, then rinse out. It gets good reviews, and it is free of sulfates and parabens too. I haven’t tried it yet, but I always want more volume, so I need to give it a try.
Laneige Water Sleeping Mask – 20 ml Value $5.50
This sleeping mask is a target exclusive. After cleansing your face, you apply the mask, leave it on overnight, and wash it off in the morning. I have this sample from the holiday Target Beauty Box and it’s in my try-it pile. (But for some reason I always reach for the masks that harden/peel/change in 10 minutes). If you’ve tried this and recommend it – let me know!
Versace Eros Pour Femme Perfume – 5 ml Value $12
I’m a little weird when it comes to perfume samples in subscription boxes. If it is a 1-2 ml sample vial, I’m not happy since it feels like a freebie. But a 5 ml perfume mini – I love!
This scent probably isn’t for me though – I may swap/share it.
Avene Thermal Spring Water Spray – 50 ml Value $9
I’ve used a few of these Avene water sprays thanks to subscription boxes, and I love them! They are great for adding moisture back to your skin after a flight, or just as a refreshing spray.
Alterna Caviar Repair Multi-Vitamin Heat Protection Spray – .85 oz Value $8
Alterna is my favorite hair care line, so I’m always happy to see their samples in subscription boxes. (Everything they make smells great, works great, and is free of parabens, phthalates, sulfates, synthetic dyes, etc.).
This product is designed to be a light conditioner and prevent heat damage. (You spray it on towel-dried hair). I tried it out on completely dry hair just to get a sense of the formula, and so far I’m a fan. It’s lightweight and smells wonderful.
Verdict: This box has a value of about $45 – such an improvement over last month’s Sample Society box! And I’m happy with the sizes of all the samples. What do you think of the May Sample Society box?