Amazon Luxury Beauty Sample Box Review – April 2016
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The Box: Amazon Luxury Beauty Sample Box
The Cost: $8.99 (Or free with the purchase of any item in this category!)
Example Samples Included (May Vary):
1. L’Occitane Almond Milk Concentrate Body Cream .2 oz.
2. La Roche-Posay Anthelios 60 Ultra Light Sunscreen Fluid, 0.1 fl oz
3. Euphoria by Calvin Klein .04 fl. oz.
4. TOPPIK Hair Fattener, 1.0 oz
5. AHAVA Mineral Hand Cream, 0.68 fl oz
6. VICHY Idealia Life Serum, 0.05 fl oz
7. Vincent Longo, samples will vary
8. NUXE Merveillance Expert Regenerating Night Cream, 0.05 oz
9. bliss Aloe Leaf + Peppermint Foot Patrol, 1.0 fl oz
10. Julep Nail Polish Color Treat, Carla It Girl, 0.27 fl oz
11. Shaveworks The Cool Fix, 1.0 oz
12. LIERAC Mesolift Serum
13. SABON Shower Oil, Delicate Jasmine
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bliss Aloe Leaf + Peppermint Foot Patrol – 1 oz Value $7.20
(Good to know for swaps – has inner foil seal)
I just did Baby Foot to get ready for summer sandal season, so this was the perfect follow-up product! It made my feet even softer and the scent is super minty!
AHAVA Mineral Hand Cream – 0.68 oz Value $4.60
I’ve sampled this hand cream before and I love it. The scent is great and the formula is rich without being greasy.
SABON Body Lotion in Delicate Jasmine – 1.7 oz Value $4.85
This is a perfectly fine lotion – but my issue with it is the sample packaging. The full-size version comes with a pump – and for good reason. This lotion is not easy to get out of the bottle!
Shaveworks The Cool Fix – 1 oz Value $6
This product is designed to be used after shaving to prevent ingrown hairs, bumps, irritation, etc. It gets excellent reviews on Sephora, too!
Marvis Classic Strong Mint Toothpaste – 10 ml Value $1.40
(Good to know for swaps – has inner foil seal)
I’ve sampled this before thanks to subscription boxes and I like this brand – plus travel sized toothpaste always comes in handy!
Julep Nail Polish in Carla – FULL SIZE! Retail Value $14
This is described as a tea-rose creme. Here it is on (from Julep):
Toppik Hair Fattener Advanced Thickening Serum – 1 oz Value $5.30
This is a gel that you distribute from root to tip. The directions don’t specify how much to use, so I went with 2 pumps of the gel, and applied it throughout my hair. It’s fragranced, but the scent fades quickly (and smells pretty good too). I noticed a lift in hair volume without any stickiness or any other feeling that made me feel like I was wearing hair product, so I’m happy. (And it is sulfate free and safe for color treated hair).
Vincent Longo Sun Moon Stars Trio Eyeshadow in Sweet Melody – FULL SIZE! Value $30
This eyeshadow trio has a matte finish and good pigment. Here are the colors swatched:
The green isn’t super wearable for me, but the other shades are. And it turns out the shapes on the eyeshadow indicate how to use them:
Using VL Brush #22, color the eyelids from lash to brow with the lightest shade (Sun). Next, use VL Brush #33 to apply the deepest shade (Stars) to define the lash line and shade the outer corner of your eyes. Follow by brushing the accent shade (Moon) into the crease of your eye, using VL Brush #18 or #31. Finally, with a light hand, use VL Brush #22 to blend everything together. The colors should appear seamless.
LIERAC Mesolift Serum – .3 oz Value $16
I was intrigued after reading this product description:
A concentrate of radiance containing 15% mesolift cocktail, enriched with blood-orange extract, for an immediate and universal “pick-me-up” effect: all skin types, all ages, all seasons.
I did not notice any kind of immediate results, but it absorbed quickly enough and there is enough of the sample to try it out for a week or more. One minor complaint, though – I wish the formula wasn’t made with artificial dyes – the serum doesn’t need to be orange to match the packaging!
Catherine Malandrino Romance de Provence – 2 ml Value $2
Euphoria by Calvin Klein .04 oz Value $1.60
Catherine Malandrino Style de Paris – 2 ml Value $2
And this box also included some perfume and foil packet samples:
NUXE Merveillance Expert Regenerating Night Cream – 0.05 oz Value $2.60
Vichy Idealia Life Serum – 1.5 ml Value $2.20
L’Occitane Almond Milk Concentrate Body Cream .2 oz Value $1.40
I like these brands, so these will be good for travel.
This also came with a $10 off $50 purchase of a luxury beauty purchase through Amazon.
Verdict: This box has a value of about $100. That’s including the perfume and foil packet samples (which aren’t much of a value-add for me), but even without those it is still an amazing value for a $9 box! Plenty of great sized samples too. I’m thrilled with this box: the brands included, the sample sizes, and the packaging itself!
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