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Thursday, April 18, 2013

April Sample Society 2013

April Sample Society 2013

 In case you don't know what Sample Society is,  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.

 I won't be able to do a full on review on this month's Sample Society, because I don't have it with me. However, I can still share the items I got and the value of this month's box.

April Sample Society 2013

 Sizes look pretty decent, the only foil pack is the sheet mask, but then again, it's a mask.

Borghese - B Gloss in Fiore

Borghese - B Gloss in Fiore: $14.28 0.16floz/4.63ml full size is 0.21floz/6ml $18.50. The color seems pretty cute.

Alterna - Bamboo Style Boho Waves: $4.4 0.85floz/25ml full size is 4.2floz/125ml and goes for $22. I love my Alterna Bamboo Smooth Kendi Oil, so I hope this is just as great.

Jane Tran - Hair Accessory: $3.5 I got a bobby pin and a clip. The value of the bobby pin is $1.5 and the clip's is $2. A kit of 8 bobby pins goes for $12 and so does the one of 6 clips.

CoTZ - Face Natural Skin SPF 40: $1.41 3.0g full size is 1.5oz/42.5g and goes for $19.99.

 Eve Lom - Cleanser and Muslin Cloth: $5 0.16floz/5ml full size is 50ml and goes for $50. I've heard awesome things about this cleanser! Can't wait to try it.

Hanskin - Hydro Sheet Mask: $3.6 one mask, full size comes with 5 masks and goes for $18.


 The value of this month's box is $32.19. 
 Compared to the value of previous boxes, this one is not as high, but honestly that's fine with me. The point of this is not to get a huge value out of your box, though that is nice, but as long as the value covers the price, it's all good. The point of a subscription box is to try new things and I haven't tried any of these products before. I have tried products from Hanskin, Borghese and Alterna, but not these ones. Also, the reason I got to try both Alterna and Hanskin was Sample Society. The first one in March and the second in December. So they are doing their part in introducing me to new products and brands.

 I'm really happy with Sample Society, besides including really good brands(as per previous boxes), they have great customer service. I actually have used up and still use products I got from them. I will have to cancel Sample Society for some time, because I don't have a job and well I would be away from my boxes for a while. So it's a bit pointless to have them sit for a while and not get to try out any of my stuff. It's not as fun as getting them at the doorstep. The instant gratification is definitely one of the best parts of a subscription box.

 In spite of my canceling the service at the moment, I still recommend it. I'm not doing it because there's anything wrong with it. I'm doing it because I can't afford it right now. As soon as I can, I will definitely get it back.

 You might not get a huge value all the time, but you do get to try out new products. 

 I'm sorry, this is not the greatest post, because I can't review the products, but I thought I could share the stuff I got with you, anyway.

 What was your favorite product in this month's Sample Society?

 Disclaimer: I purchased this with my own money, and this is my own personal opinion :)


  1. Great Review- I'm always on the fence about this service. Maybe I will wait 'til my GB Subscription runs dry. I'm really disappointed with their Customer service so, I've been shopping around for a new beauty sub. :)

    Glad I found you, I'm always looking for other beauty/family bloggers to follow!

    1. Thank you, if you want to read more in-depth reviews about Sample Society, check out my previous months, on some I even review all the products :) GB's Customer Service is really bad. Sample Society won't give you full sizes, but they do introduce you to really interesting products. Thanks for following me ^^

  2. Awesome review! Let me know how the mask is, I just loooove masks! lol

    1. Thank you :) Won't be able to tell you how it works for a while though

  3. I miss Sample Society! I cancelled due to budget, too. I always loved their boxes. It looks like this one had a nice variety of products.

    1. I'm gonna miss it too :( It did have a nice variety, the value wasn't that high, but I don't mind that that much :)