Sample Society Box Review – September 2013

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Sample Society Box Review - September 2013

Sample Society is a monthly beauty subscription box. I’ve been subscribing for at least a year now, and I am always impressed with the value of the samples they send. The brands are always high-end and the sample sizes are always generous. I definitely recommend this box!

Sample Society Box Review - September 2013

This month’s box theme is Back to Basics: Skin Edition. Sample Society editors curated their favorite skincare products and put together a 4-step regimen.

Sample Society Box Review - September 2013

The Box:ย 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).

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Sample Society Box Review - September 2013

Deepa Gurnani Marquise Flower Clip – Value $40

This hair clip is beautiful! It’s so well-made, and I love how it catches the light. I think I’ll be wearing this to upcoming fall weddings!

Sample Society Box Review - September 2013

Elemental Herbology Facial Glow Radiance Peel – .5 oz Value $18.80

Suki Exfoliate Foaming Cleanser – .25 oz Value $2

I love both of these brands. The Suki face cleanser will be great for travel, and I’m excited to try the Radiance Peel. I’m currently using Elemental Herbology moisturizer from my last Sample Society box and I’m a fan!

Sample Society Box Review - September 2013

L’Occitane Immortelle Precious Face Cream – .5 oz Value $17

Murad Rapid Collagen Infusion Serum – .17 oz Value $13.25

This Murad serum is phthalate, paraben, and sulfate free, and it also has good reviews – I can’t wait to try it!

Verdict: I am SO happy with the September Sample Society Box! I paid $15 for this box and received $90 worth of quality skin products and a stunning hair clip. This is definitely one of Sample Society’s best boxes in my opinion. What did you get in your Sample Society box this month?

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!

Posted in Beauty Subscription Box, sample society, Subscription Box Reviews, Subscription Boxes for Women| 14 comments


  1. So, does everyone get a different box? I just received the November box and I’m more than underwhelmed.

    • I haven’t received my November box yet, but typically they have 4-5 variations on the box each month. What did you get in your November Sample Society box?

  2. I was so stoked by this review and signed up immediately after you posted it. I was shocked to be charged $15.90 today, though. I assumed it was actually $15 a month – even their website says that. But when you look closely at your account, you see they charge tax – boo! Hopefully it will be worth it, as I’ve had to cut cheaper boxes out of my lineup.

  3. I received the L’occitane jar which is a great size sample and nice jar. I also got a tiny tiny tube of Solar Sciences night serum with retinol, I was very excited to try this but when I held it up to the light, the tube wasn’t even close to half way full. The hair accessory in my box was a gold and silver crystal hair band that said it was hand made in India… Love the lemon sugar scrub and you only need a very tiny amount. Overall I really like this box, I think the samples are little compared to others but good quality brands!

  4. Totally bummed that I didn’t get neither the L’Occitane nor the Murad products. I got the scroll clip in gunmetal (which I like) Suki forming cleanser, Arcona Cranberry Toner, Bio Bliss Lock It Serum, and MD Solar Science Daily Moisturizer.

    • I got the SAME box! I am bummed out that I didn’t get a deborah lippman full sized polish, and a Jane Iredale mascara sample like this lady apparently got
      BUT I am SO happy with the toner. I just bought a full size because its so wondrous!

  5. Wow! You lucked out! I received mine last night and I too am kind of disappointed. First of my barrette was nothing more than beaded brown and grey fabric in a figure eight pattern. The value looks like about ten bucks tops. There is no way the retail value is $45 bucks for that barrette,not even at Nordstrom’s! I also got a small sample of Suki sugar lemongrass cleanser(I mean small-smaller than the one in my most recent Birchbox). A vial of Arcona cranberry toner–which oddly was in a unlabeled container?.Biobliss serum, which I used this morning and would most likely be very nice on normal or oily skin.And a sample of Alessandro moisturizer that even though was unopened, only produced one glop of moisturizer that I used today.So not enough moisturizer for me to see any kind of difference. All in all okay. I just really wish I had gotten your barrette…

  6. Are there any promo codes for new subscribers?

  7. I didn’t get the Murad nor the herbology…kind of disappointed!

  8. I agree.
    Hands down great contents of a box.
    Almost signed up just now but refrained when I read I’d get next months box. ๐Ÿ™

  9. Do you happen to know if I could still order this box if I sign up today?

    • Dianna, you won’t get this one. Sample Society is great about mailing their boxes out on time. You wouldn’t get one until October 3rdish. I wish I still subscribed. I had to drop them to help keep my costs low. This is a really good box for them. The one I got in June wasn’t even close to this.

      • Aww – ok. ๐Ÿ™
        I knew it would be a long shot that I would receive the box. I love the contents!!

  10. WOW! I can’t wait for this box. I love the size of SS samples. Murad and L’Occitane…love those brands!

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