Sample Society Review March 2014

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I finally received my March 2014 Sample Society box. I subscribed for a three-month subscription and this is the last of my boxes, so now is the time I will decide if I extend my subscription or not.


The Cost: $15 a month

The Products: Sample Society sends 5+ deluxe and full-sized beauty products from the top beauty brands and indie companies in the country. You also get $15 in credit to spend in the shop and an Allure mini-mag.

The Concept: The editors of Allure (the parent company of Sample Society) aim to help you discover the best in beauty without the risk of full-priced products.

Other Reviews: You can read my past Sample Society reviews here.



Dr Brandt Flexitone BB Cream 0.25 oz – Retail Value $9.75

Okay, this is my new favorite BB cream to use. I’ve had a bit of an obsession with my drugstore BB cream and I couldn’t find anything better, but this cream is really something special. It evens my skin tone, has SPF protection and doesn’t leave my face feeling oily or dried out. It’s perfect.

Alterna Caviar CC Cream 0.85 fl. oz. – Retail Value $8.50

This is a leave-in cream which is supposed to provide moisture, shine, smoothness, softness, anti-breakage, heat protection, light hold, UV protection, manageability, and strength. I have not had a chance to use it yet, but I am really excited to try it this weekend!


Jane Tran Hair Accessory Assortment - Retail Value $3.66

We always seems to be losing our hair accessories, so I love getting more!

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 MD SolarSciences SPF 30 Mineral Tinted Creme 0.08 oz. – Retail Value $1.91

Jane Iredale Tantasia Self Tanner - Retail Value $3?

I am never particularly thrilled to get self tanners because I simply have no use for them. This will be gifted.


Thoughts: This is not my favorite Sample Society to ever receive, but I did manage to find one product that I absolutely love and will be buying more of in the future. My love for this product pretty much makes this box a hit with me. Other than the BB Cream, nothing really stands out as being particularly exciting.

What did you think of the March 2014 Sample Society?

Sample Society Review February 2014

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I was so excited to see my Sample Society box in the mail the other day. this is my third box and I’ve been pretty happy with everything I’ve been seeing so far.


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The Cost: $15 a month, including shipping

The Products: Each month Sample Society includes a variety of high-end beauty products for you to sample. You can read my past Sample Society reviews here.


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I was excited to hear about this news. I lose my subscription box cards pretty often, so having a digital copy of the information and my code makes it so much more simple to handle.


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Murad Advanced Active Radiance Serum - .17 oz Value $15

I have a ton of serum that I am working my way through at the moment and while I am really interested in trying another product from Murad, I think I will pass this along to a relative.

Ahava Dead Sea Osmoter Concentrate  (.17 oz) Retail Value $10

Thanks to subscription boxes, I have really started to like Ahava products. Unfortunately, so has my mother. She promptly took this sample from me mere moments after taking this photo.


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Alterna 48-Hour Sustainable Volume Spray (.85 oz) Retail Value $5

I don’t really use sprays, and especially any spray with the word “volume” in it. I am willing to try it once or twice before making a final decision on it!

Phyto Ultra-repairing Mask (1.7 oz) – Retail Value $10

I love using hair masks and trying new ones. I am going to have to hold off on this for now, however, because I just dyed my hair using my Madison Reed subscription (second review coming shortly) and I am very particular about what I put in my hair while it is colored.

Ahava Deadsea Water Mineral Body Lotion (1.3 oz) – Retail Value $8

I am really loving this body lotions. My daughter is suffering from lots of dry patches of skin on her belly from the cold and this has been working so much better than many of the other products I’ve tried!


Thoughts: This box was pretty good for me this month. I really like the brands included and the sizes and values of the samples were great. My only note would be that I am noticing a lot of the same brands seem to make several repeat appearances in these boxes. While I enjoy the brands and discovering more products from their various lines, I would also like the chance to discover new brands.

What did you think of the February Sample Society?

Sample Society Review January 2014 – Beauty Subscription Box

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I decided to sign up for a subscription to Sample Society because I really liked my November box and wanted to get a chance to try them again. I was so excited to see my box arrive this weekend.

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The Cost: $15 a month, including shipping

The Products: Sample Society sends a selection of high-end beauty and occasional lifestyle products each month as chosen by the editors of Allure magazine. You can read my Sample Society reviews here.


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Nicole by Nicole Richie (1.5mL) – Retail Value $1.80

I would never go out and try this perfume on my own. This is what I like about my subscription boxes because it helps me branch out of my comfort zone. I do think that perfume samples like this sometimes take up space for other samples though.

Malin + Goetz Vitamin E Face Moisturizer – Retail Value $11.34

The only product I own by Malin + Goetz is the candle from the Birchbox Home Snow Day box. I love the candle, so I am excited to try their skincare line.


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StriVectin-SD Instant Retexturizing Scrub (30mL) – Retail Value $9

I got a sample of this retexturizing scrub not too long ago from a friend and I absolutely love it. I am so happy to have another!


StriVectin-SD Eye Concentrate – Anti Wrinkle Eye Cream (.25fl oz) – Retail Value $16.25

All my anti-wrinkle creams have been going to my mother, but I think I am going to keep this one because I’ve been really impressed with their products.


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butter London Horse Power Nail Fertilizer – Retail Value $19 (Full Size!)

This was the first product I noticed in the box and I was thrilled to see it. I change my nail polish frequently and although I try to take good care of my nails, they still get worn and sometimes break. This will be a great way to strengthen my nails between manicures.


Thoughts: I am so impressed with this box. The total value came out to be about $57! I am really excited to try all the products and started using the nail fertilizer last night. What did you think about the January Sample Society?