Sample Society Subscription Box Review – June 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.
Lauren B Beauty Nail Polish in Polo Lounge Punch – FULL SIZE! Value $18
This polish is 5-free and vegan-friendly. I have a few shades of Lauren B. Nail Polish thanks to subscription boxes, and I really like the formula, so I’m happy with this addition to the box!
St. Tropez Self Tan Express – 1.69 oz Value $11
This formula is paraben, sulfate, and phthalate free and made with natural DHA. It also has an interesting application process. After putting it on, you shower it off in 1,2 or 3 hours, depending on how dark you want the tan to be. I’m excited to try this since the sample included should actually be enough for a full application.
eSalon Perfect Ending Leave In Conditioner – 1 oz Value $3
The eSalon brand is new to me, and they also included a coupon to get 50% off personalized color. (Use coupon code samplesociety). I haven’t tried the leave-in treatment yet, but I like that it is designed for color treated hair.
Cotz Face Sunscreen SPF 40 in Natural Skin Tone – .18 oz Value $2.40
This formula is supposed to work on all skin tones. It looked darker than my skin tone coming out of the tube, but it blended out to be invisible with a hint of matte finish.
e.l.f. Studio Small Stipple Brush – Value $3
e.l.f. is one of my favorite brands for inexpensive makeup and tools, plus I love getting makeup brushes in subscription boxes, so this item is another win. (And usually subscription boxes send out eyeshadow brushes, so this is a nice change).
Completely Bare Wax Strips Sampler (4 strips) – Value $1
I think this is the first time I’ve seen wax strips included in a subscription box. In the mini mag, the editors mentioned the post-wax lavender-oil towelettes, but those aren’t included in the sampler pack. I’m still interested in trying these though.
Verdict: This box has a retail value of about $38. I’m happy with the value given the size of the samples (and no perfume samples this month!) What do you think of the June Sample Society box?