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Sample Society Box – July 2013

19 Jul

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Sample Society $15/month + tax in California

BeautyBar.com’s monthly subscription box has been at the top of my list. They never give small foil packets, always at least deluxe size or full size items.

Highlight for July is the full size Deborah Lipman nail polish in Private Dancer $19 value. It’s a beautiful shade of purple with high shimmer. The photo came out a bit darker than the color looks in real life.

I received the same Supergoop Eye Cream in my May Birchbox and didn’t like the way it balled up on my under eye skin. I may have thrown it away, I don’t remember what I did with it. I may just give this away, or keep it in my purse as a travel size spf cream.

The Reem Acra perfume sample smells quite potent as a first impression. Described as a floral-amber blend, the floral smell overwhelms at first. I sprayed one small spritz on me and it was not as extreme as I always fear most perfumes to be. Once it hit my skin, it became a sweet candy-like scent. Much improved from my initial reaction, I surprised myself that I may actually like this. Hmm, I will have to smell it again before deciding.

Terry Cellularose Brightening Serum. I haven’t even taken this out of the little pink box to explore it yet. The info card says the full size is $117! Well, I hope I don’t like this sample TOO much!

Tres Pure face tonic with only 3 ingredients claims to make skin smooth, firm and radiant. Um, yes please. Again, I can’t like it TOO much, full size is $65!

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Thank you Sample Society for exposing me to high end skin care I’ve never heard of and never knew I was missing out on! Put off these 5 items, I will use 4, giving away the Supergoop product. I have really been loving these samples from this sub. June’s box had a Stila lip glaze that I am still excited about receiving (even though I already own 6 different ones!).

I know it’s more expensive than the beloved Birchbox, but I think the value is consistently higher and products address not as hit or miss as Birchbox. I am seriously considering canceling my Birchbox for a while. Okay, who am I kidding. I am too addicted to getting boxes in the mail to cancel that subscription. Le sigh. PBJ for dinner??? Hahaha…priorities are so backwards sometimes.

Let me know if you get the Sample Society Box, I wanna see what you got this month! If you want to sign up, mention code “superintro” and I will get referral credit of some sort.

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Sample Society Box – June 2013

13 Jun

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Sample Society from BeautyBar.com – $15/month (+tax in CA, free shipping)

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This box makes me think about getting rid of Birchbox and keeping Sample Society Subscription instead.

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Starting with my favorite, here’s what I received this month:
Stila Lip Glaze in Grapefruit (on sale at stilacosmetics.com
Murad AHA/BHA Exfoliating Cleanser
Illume Candle in Desert Rose
Philosophy Hope in a Jar
Go Smile teeth whitener

I love everything in this box!! I did see another review that had another Stila product in place of the teeth whitener. Love Stila lip glazes (I think I have 5 or 6) and Love Murad skincare products, they are too pricey to keep stocked in my bathroom, though, glad for this deluxe size product. The Illume candle had a strong perfume scent, but it is less intense while it is burning – “10 hr burn time”.

I might cancel my Glossybox and keep Sample Society after this month.

Sample Society Box – May 2013

15 May

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Alright, a new month of boxes! Sample Society was the first of the May subscription boxes to arrive.

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5 items.
I’ve never used a self tanner before, not sure if I’m ready to try the Kate Sommerville sample towlette.

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Alterna Bamboo Shine Mist sounds interesting, sounds like a summery hair product. I got Alterna’s Boho Waves prodect in last month’s Glossybox, not impressed so far.

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Never tried a BB cream, I’ve seen good reviews for this one by Dr. Brandt. Can’t wait to try it.

I have no idea what the Yu-Be skin cream is, the packaging has lots of Asian writing, maybe it’s popular outside the U.S.?

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Jane Iredale Mini Just Kissed cheek and lip stain in Forever Pink. When I first swatches the color it was completely transparent, then it changed to this shade. And its really soft.I don’t know that I would use this as a cheek stain it seems like it would be too glossy in place off a blush. Small size is perfect to carry in my purse, too.

For $15/month subscription, I’d say this month’s box was pretty good due to the Alterna Bamboo hair product, BB cream and mini lip color, the other two items I’m not really interested in. I’ll try the yu-be cream, but honestly probably will not use the self tanner myself even if it is a high end brand/product.

If you want your own Beauty Bar Sample Society subscription, consider entering my referral code SUPERINTRO when you sign up for your Sample Society Subscription

Does anyone else get this box? I got kit A – any reviews out there for a different sample society box?

My First Beauty Bar Sample Society Box April 2013

10 Apr

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Alright!! My first Beauty Bar Sample Society Box – $15 monthly!!

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My order says this is “Kit H”. I scoured the internet to check out other reviewers and I had no idea how many different boxes get sent out! I thought everyone got the same box, silly me. Box Newbie.

delaney eye cream

Delaney Grape Seed Rejuvenating Eye Cream .33oz. For “tightening and brightening”. The full size is $135! OHMY.

eve lom

Eve Lom Cleanser Sample & Muslin Cloth. Another brand I have never heard of. From searching for reviews, it seems about 50-50 that reviewers loved it or didn’t. Neat idea to include the muslin cloth. Will definitely try it out.

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Phytonectar Pre-Shampoo Nourishing Oil Treatment. This is not something I typically use, will be gifted to my mom or niece.

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Borghese Lipgloss and Dyptique Fragrance Sample. It only took .2 seconds after opening my box to bust open this lip gloss! It’s a sheer rosy, color with a little shimmer. Great for a natural look, or to top off a fuschia lipstick! It has vitamin E and Aloe = more soothing than chapstick!  The fragrance sample has a very subtle scent, but since I don’t wear perfume often this will probably be given away.

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The box also included the tiniest sample I’ve ever seen – Cotz Natural Face spf 40. I’ve used this already and will definitely consider purchasing ($20 for regular size). It leaves a silky, matte face and NOT a greasy feeling like most creams with spf.

I didn’t see any other reviewers with the same box as mine! Everyone else seems to have gotten a couple hair clips and many people got a full size Stila primer pot and a Borghese make up remover gel instead of a lip gloss. I totally have box envy and want to buy the clips (growing out my bangs!). Would have LOVED to get the Stila primer pot, but I am very happy with my first Sample Society Box!! Remember to use code SUPERINTRO to get 20% off!

What did you get in your box??