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Thursday, March 14, 2013

March Sample Society review+swatch

  If you don't know what Sample Society is, it's 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.

Sample Society was a bit later than usual this month, but it's totally forgivable. They announced it would be late, way before it was even late. I was super excited, because I knew we were getting a full size Butter LONDON nail polish. I have a bunch of polish, but no Butter London, until now!
  I was anxiously awaiting the UPS guy all day, until he finally got here carrying my box of goodies!! I cracked it open as soon as I got it.

Love the fact that the look on the model is super close to what my makeup looks like today!

The sizes look really good! I'm sure I can get a bunch of uses out of everything here!

LashFood Nano-Peptide Natural Eyebrow Conditioner:$16.88 1.5ml/0.05floz full size is 8ml/.27fl oz and goes for $90. Sadly, I won't try this product and can't give you a review on it, because I have full eyebrows that need no help to get bigger! Either way this type of products take a while to give results, so wouldn't be able to tell after one use.

Butter LONDON - 3 Free Nail Lacquer in The Old Bill: Full size $15. OMG this color is just gorgeous, it dried super fast and  it was opaque with 2 coats. Gorgeous! I love it, it's not my usual color of choice, but that's the point, stepping out of my comfort zone and I love it!


Butter LONDON The Old Bill swatchButter LONDON The Old Bill swatch

Murad - Essential-C Day Moisture SPF 30: $12 0.33floz/10ml full size is 1.7oz/50ml and goes for $60. I tried this out today, it did what it should do, it moisturized without leaving a greasy feeling. It got absorbed into my skin easily and it has a nice and slight citrus scent to it, it's so slight that I don't mind it, I actually liked it. A moisturizer is never a bad thing to get, because I know I will use it up. I will always need a moisturizer anyways and adding SPF to it always comes in handy. Will I buy a full size? Hell no, too pricey, there are other more affordable alternatives that will do just the same. Either way, it's nice to have!

 Hollywood - Fashion Tape: $4.495 18 strips, full size comes with 36 strips and goes for $8.99. This will come in handy at some point, specially with my bra straps that just HATE being on my shoulders and run away all the time! Nothing exciting, but useful to have I guess!

Ouidad - Moisture Lock Leave In Conditioner: $6.9 2.5floz/75ml, full size is 8.5floz/250ml and goes for $23. I can't wait to try this out. I haven't, because it's not hair washing day, but it smells nice and it has really good reviews on the Sephora site.

Value and overall review: 

 The value of my box this month is: $55.28, wow that's crazy high value! Usual Sample Society value though!

 I was really pleased and satisfied with my products this month, the only product I won't use- I'm trading for one I will. Getting the eyelash product instead of the eyebrow one.  Everything else I will use for sure.

 I love Sample Society and I'm glad I didn't cancel when I said I would, at this rate, I don't see myself canceling anytime soon. Their customer service is amazing, the price is decent, the shipping is great, the products are definitely high end, I love this subscription!!

 Oh I just noticed something, no anti aging products this month! Wooot! Awesome, though from now on, if I get anti aging stuff, I might use it, it's never too early to start using anti aging products! 

 I definitely recommend Sample Society, it's a fun subscription service! You won't be disappointed! 

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  What was your favorite product in this month's Sample Society? Mine was by far the Butter LONDON, of course!
 Disclaimer: I purchased this with my own money, and this is my own personal opinion :)


  1. what a great way to try new products...and at a reasonable price! than ks for the info.
    I am your newest follower from the hop..pls follow back if you can.
    enjoy your goodies!

    1. There are several services like this one that I subscribe to ^^ You can check the others under the: Beauty Boxes tag ^^ I'm glad you enjoyed and you're welcome! Definitely following back ^^ Haha thank you I already am! :)