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Sample Society: Beauty Bar Subscription Box Review – May 2013

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Sample Society: Beauty Bar Subscription Box Review - May 2013

One of my favorite things about the Sample Society is that they ship consistently at the very beginning of the month – May’s box arrived on the 3rd!

The Box: Sample Society by Beauty Bar

The Cost: $15 a month (includes free year subscription to Allure magazine)

The Products: Deluxe and full sized beauty items.

Sample Society Subscription Box Review - May 2013

B. Kamins Vegetable Cleanser – 2 oz Value $11.35

Fekkai Advanced Brilliant Glossing Conditioner – 2 oz Value $5.62

I love the smell of the Olive Oil Fekkai Hair Products – this conditioner is going in my travel kit!

Sample Society: Beauty Bar Subscription Box Review - May 2013


Yu-Be Moisturizing Skin Cream – .1 oz Value $1.28

Dr. Brandt Flexitone BB Cream SPF 30 – .25 oz Value $10

I wasn’t too excited about this Yu-Be cream – only because I have a ton of these samples from Sephora orders. However, I was thrilled to see more BB Cream – I like this formula a lot, and my goal is to keep getting enough samples of BB Cream so I never have to buy a full size!

Sample Society Subscription Box Review - May 2013

Jane Iredale Forever Pink Just Kissed Lip & Cheek Stain – (Mini) Value $4?

I think I have a few of these lip minis from subscription boxes – but I love them, so no complaints here!


Verdict: Two skincare products, two makeup products, and a haircare product – this Sample Society box was the perfect mix for me! The value was really good (more than double what I paid), but I’m actually used to the value being triple or quadruple what I paid – Sample Society has spoiled me!


Written by Liz Cadman

Liz Cadman

Liz is the founder of My Subscription Addiction. She’s been hooked on subscription boxes since 2011 thanks to Birchbox, and she now subscribes to over 100 boxes. Her favorites include POPSUGAR Must Have, FabFitFun, and any box that features natural beauty products!

All views in this review are the opinion of the author. My Subscription Addiction will never accept payment in exchange for a review, but will accept a box at no cost to provide honest opinions on the box. This post may contain affiliate/referral links. If you buy something, MSA may earn an affiliate commission. Read the complete My Subscription Addiction disclosure.


  1. I received the you-be skin cream which I love. The BB cream, the lip stain, a Bamboo shine mist and a tanning towel. I was very happy. Sample Society is my favorite due to the fact I always use everything I receive.

  2. I haven’t purchased this box yet (I’m wanting to, though!), but I did receive samples from Jane Iredale a while back. The lip & cheek stain is amazing!

  3. Eeek, that Yu-Be cream smells terrible and I swear it made my skin burn. Kinda reminds me of a vick’s vapor rub scent.

  4. I’ve had my sub for 7 months and I’ve never gotten an Allure magazine. I remember clicking the box when I signed up saying that I did want the magazine as well. Sad face.


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