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Tuesday, November 13, 2012

November Beauty Bar's Sample Society

  Sample Society is a monthly subscription service from Beauty Bar in collaboration with Allure magazine, that sends you five deluxe - sized high end product samples to your door for $15 a month.
 With the subscription you'll get a $15 Gift Code to redeem on a $50 purchase when you include any of the products from the brands you've sampled that month.
  You also get a one year subscription to Allure magazine, as a bonus, which has a $12 value.
  This is my first month subscribed to Sample Society and I was super excited when I got my box.

Isn't their box super cute? 

Oh the goodies!

 As they said,the samples are deluxe sized, so you get more than one use to make up your mind about getting the full size item.

Alterna– Bamboo Smooth Kendi Dry Oil Mist: 30ml/1 fl oz $5.76. The full size is 125ml/4.2 fl oz and goes for $24. I really liked this oil, it made my hair shiny without making it oily and it has a nice fresh smell.

 Diptyque– Volutes Eau de Toilette: 2ml/0.06 fl oz. $2.40. Tull size is 100ml /3.4 fl oz and goes for $120. I didn't really like this perfume cuz the scent is a bit too strong for me and my nose is weak when it comes to strong scents (it gets itchy and I get headaches).

DiegoDalla Palma – Lipstick in 42(Frost Golden Brick): Sample is about 20% of the full size(can't tell cuz there's no weight info on it), so going by that, it would be about $6.80, the full size goes for $34.

Isn't this super pretty? When I saw the color the first time, I thought it wouldn't look good on  me cuz it looked orange in the tube, but it goes on kinda pink and it's super cute, I LOVE it! I could even give in and buy a full size.

L'occtiane– Shea Hand Cream: $3.33 10ml/0.3 oz . The full size is 30ml/1oz and goes for $10. I have a love/hate relationship with this product, I love what it does and how easily my skin absorbs it, but I have issues with the smell, it makes my nose itchy and it doesn't go away. If I were to get this in full size, I would just pick another scent.

Dermalogica– Precleanse Oil: 30ml/1 fl oz $7. The full size is 150ml/5.1 fl oz and goes for $35. This is an interesting product, when you first apply it, it's an oil and then you have to wet your hands and keep on rubbing it into your skin untill it emulsifies. This is a good product, but I already know of a cleanser that will do the work without a pre- cleanse, so I don't think I would go for a full size of this.

 The Total Value of my box is: $25.29! Which is pretty good considering the size of the samples.

I'm really happy with most of what I got, except the perfume, but I will add it as an extra in a trade, so that's fine. All the products are great quality and will definitely last for more than one use.
 Sample Society lived up to my standards, it's a great subscription service for a great price. I don't think I will be canceling this service any time soon. I can't wait to see what I will get next month!
 I love this service, if you want to subscribe to it, here's the link:
If you do subscribe I hope you love this service as much as I do!