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Sample Society Review – July 2013 – Beauty Subscription Box

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Sample Society Review - July 2013 - Beauty Subscription Box

Sample Society is a beauty and makeup subscription box service from Beauty Bar done in association with Allure Magazine. Each month they send you 5 deluxe (and sometimes full sized) beauty samples.  Sample Society consistently sends out high-value boxes with high-quality samples – I definitely recommend this beauty subscription service!

Sample Society Review - July 2013 - Beauty Subscription Box

The Box: Sample Society

The Cost: $15 a month

The Products: Deluxe and full-size beauty and makeup samples. (Each month you also get a $15 off $50 to use on any order containing a product from any of the brands in your box).

Check out all of my Sample Society reviews and the Beauty Subscription Box Directory!

Sample Society Review

Each month is accompanied by a mini-magazine from Allure and a card with details on each product.

Sample Society Review - July 2013 - Beauty Subscription Box

Vincent Longo Trio Eyeshadow in Paradise Love – FULL SIZE Value $30

I love when Sample Society includes a full-sized makeup item in the box – this eyeshadow alone is worth double what I paid for the entire box! I don’t have any eyeshadow shades in these colors, so this should come in handy when I am feeling a little more adventurous with makeup colors!

Sample Society Review - July 2013 - Beauty Subscription Box

Ouidad Moisture Lock Define & Shine Curl Styling Gel-Cream – 2 oz Value $8

Tres Pure Face Tonic – 10 ml Value $5.50

I probably will never pay $65 for a face tonic – and I definitely wouldn’t without knowing I love the product first. One of the things I  have come to appreciate about Sample Society is that they usually send out deluxe samples of very expensive skincare items – it’s a great way to really try a product without investing a small fortune! I like the scent of this face tonic and the fact that it’s only made from 3 wholesome ingredients, so if I find it to be life-changing I may spring for the $65 bottle – we’ll see!

Sample Society Review - July 2013 - Beauty Subscription Box

Supergoop! Advanced Anti Aging Eye Cream – 2 ml Value $6

Lollia Petite Shea Butter Hand cream in Wish – Value $7.50

I guess this is turning out to be the summer of Supergoop! in subscription boxes? It’s a good thing I like the brand – and I’m even starting to get a little annoyed when I open up a box and see Supergoop! Fortunately, this Lollia brand is completely new to me – and I’m loving the scent and the packaging!

Verdict: I paid $15 for this box and received about $57 worth of product! Sample Society always seems to have boxes with amazing values, and the July box is no exception. Plus, I think this box had a perfect mix of makeup, skincare, haircare and body products! What do you think of the July Sample Society box?

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. That eyeshadow is so beautiful! I love Vincent Longo products … no doubt it was amazing to receive a full-size one in this month’s box. I have been on the fence over the Beauty Bar Sample Society for awhile now, not sure if I should add it to my list of monthly beauty boxes … But I think you have convinced me to at least try it out. I joined Julep because of your site, and it has easily become one of my favorites, so I think I’ll hop on the Sample Society wagon soon 🙂

  2. This was my first Sample Society box and I wish I had gotten the eyeshadow and hand cream! Instead my box had mascara (in a squeeze tube) and a soapy smelling perfume :/ I LOVE eyeshadow, but mascara… not so much. And I am constantly trying out new lotions. Oh well. I am liking the face tonic, but I won’t pay $65 for the full size.

  3. My box was way different than yours. I would have loved the eye shadow, Oiudad, and hand cream.

    Am I the only one who HATES the black crinkly paper? The dust makes such a mess on all of the products.

    • Haha – I hate it too! I do my best to clean off the products from all the paper dust before taking pictures!


  4. My box doesn’t look anything like this! I really wish it did!

  5. I’ve wanted to try Ouidad products for a long time, so I wish I had remembered to subscribe in time! I could definitely use some hand cream too!

  6. It looks pretty good. I canceled my subscription for now because I had to trim back expenses for the summer. I only kept my favorite subscriptions for July. I paused the ones that allow that option…sample society doesn’t. I would have been most excited about the hand cream-those eye shadow colors aren’t good for me. VIncent Longo is good though, I have a neutral eye pallet of his.

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