Monday, April 14, 2014

Sample Society April 2014 Review

My April Sample Society box arrived while I was gone and I was so sad I wasn't there to grab it immediately.  Sample Society is one of my top five favorite subscription boxes.  The price is reasonable, the quality is great and the brands are fantastic!

The Cost: $15/mo

What You Get: 5 deluxe size samples from high end brands like Alterna, Dermalogica, and Murad. You'll also get a monthly $15 code to use on a product from your sample box (although you must spend $50). Also, included is a card booklet giving beauty and make up tips from Allure magazine.

I've subscribed to Sample Society from February to now without any break.  I just can't cut this subscription.  I have loved the products and while they sent me a lot of hair products the last two months, the brands were quality and the sizes were great.

This month was no exception.  Knowing we would be receiving a butter London eye pencil was very exciting.  Butter London is kind of a big deal and to receive a full size product from them in our sample box is a lot of fun!
butter London Wink Eye Pencil in Holland Park-  This is a fantastic blue.  It's almost a teal but less bright and its got plenty of shimmer.  It glides like the butter in its name, too.  I can't attest to its longevity yet but I haven't been able to rub the swatch off yet...
Value: $18
Included Size: Full Size

Tatcha Aburatorigami Blotting Papers-  This is also a full size item!  I don't use blotting papers but these are made of 100% abaca leaf and gold flake!  It promises not to mess up your make up while blotting any excess oil.
Value: $12/ 30 sheets
Included Size: Full Size

Illume Anemone Travel Mini Tin- Made out of soy with a burn time of ten hours.  Its a blend of citrus blossom, apple and oak moss with a hint of patchouli.  It's a very sensual scent, I'm not gonna lie.
Value: $9/ mini tin
Included Size: Full Size (mini tin!)
dermalogica precleanse wipes- These are especially beneficial for acne prone skin.  They contain aloe which is a great disinfectant.  Basically its a cleaning wipe! Yay! Sadly it has lavender in it.  What is with all this lavender in stuff!?  Kinda stinks being allergic to it.
Value: $18 for 20 wipes
Included Size: 2 wipes

H2O+ Aquafirm Micro-collagen Moisturizer- Apply to face morning and night.  This company claims that marine ingredients can work wonders for your skin.  I'm not sure how true that is (at least for an all encompassing claim which they don't make) but it's possible.  Research is required!  I do hate jar packaging though.
Value: $50/1.7oz
Included Size: .34oz/10ml

VERDICT: I still love my Sample Society!  I'll use everything except the blotting papers and the cleansing wipes.  I can't wait to work with  my new blue butter London eye pencil and maybe that h2o cream will work!  I'm all about younger looking skin.  This was also a fantastic value in a sample box!  With $40 in full size products, the two samples are superfluous.  Paying $15 for a box worth $50 is pretty awesome!  If you decide to sign up, my referral code is: 88516408.  I don't actually know what happens if you use it but I'm hoping it sends you a coupon!

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