Wednesday, August 22, 2012

New Sample Subscription: Sample Society

Hey guys!  Sorry I haven't been around too much.  It has been crazy at work and I haven't even had lunch breaks really.  Since I usually blog on my lunch I haven't really had time to do it.  My 3 1/2 year old plays the computer for a little while every night and by the time I get home, get dinner made, eat, and then put Noah to bed I need to spend time with my hubby.  So, I apologize for being absent lately.  As soon as this month is over it will get better, I promise!  I wanted to stop by and make a quick post you all didn't think I just disappeared.  I will be back....promise!  In the meantime, I am excited to share with you one of my newest subscription services, Beauty Bar's Sample Society.

Here's what was included in August box:

  • Deborah Lippmann Nail Lacquer, Private Dancer- I'm a nail polish junkie so I was happy to receive this.  I have never tried Deborah Lippmann polish mainly because of the price.   I'm expecting this stuff to be pretty good at $18.00 a bottle.  I wish it was in another color, only because I have so much purple polish, but the color is pretty.  This sample was FULL SIZED and valued at $18.00.
  • Elemental Herbology Facial Detox - Purifying Facial Mask- I love facial masks but I have to be careful because I have somewhat sensitive skin and masks have irritated my face in the past.  This stuff smells really refreshing so I'm hoping it doesn't irritate my face.  The sample value for this one is $9.20.
  • Jane Iredale Longest Lash Mascara, Black Ice Deluxe Sample- I was excited to get a mascara sample!  I have never tried this brand before so I am anxious to give it a try.  The sample value for this one is $7.85.
  • Phyto Phytonectar Oil Deluxe Sample- I'm kind of buried in hair oils right now so I am on the fence about this one.  I will still try it out it just might take me a while to get around to it.  Sample value for this one is $3.96.
  • Arcona Cranberry Toner Deluxe Sample- I'm excited for this one because I love trying new toners but I'm hoping it's not too smelly, we all know how I feel about "smelly face".  Sample value for this one is $8.60.  
  • Malin + Goetz Vitamin E Face Moisturizer- I don't mind getting moisturizer samples even though I have a billion of them but I'm not crazy about the foil packet.  It's hard to save the packet for more than one use once you open it.  Sample value is $0.45.  
The overall value for my first Sample Society box is a whopping $48.06!  I am very pleased with my box for Sample Society so for now I think this one is a keeper.

Like I said above, please bear with me as I move through this rough patch at work and I promise when it is all over I will blog more regularly.

In the meantime, check out our giveaway!

The Sample Society box was purchased by me with my own money. I am not affiliated with Beauty Bar or any of the brands listed above. I am not being paid for my reviews and all opinions are my own personal opinions.


  1. Sample Society is my favorite of my subs. The toner has a very strong smell. It's definitely a love it or hate scent.

    1. I have used the toner and I agree, it does have a strong smell. It's okay though because once I used it the smell did disappear after a while.

  2. I just signed up to follow your blog!
    The Sample Society subscription looks really good!
    For saving foil packets I put them in a snack size ziplok bag and it is ok for a few days.
    I also do the same for my clay masks so they do not dry out!

    Hope you can check out my blog and sign up to be a follower :)

    1. Thanks for following, I'm following you back. Putting foil packets in bags is a great idea!

  3. Love subscription boxes! They are a fab way to test out new products to make sure you really like them before a big purchase. Great review!

    1. Thanks! I'm kind of addicted to sample boxes. ;)

  4. I'll definitely have a look at getting some of these boxes! They seem amazing value for money. You have a lovely page, Bec x

    Keep in touch


  5. this was prob. the best box ever! i'm so jealous >.< i'm wondering if i should get this..


  6. i've been wanting to subscribe to a monthly subscription for a while. this one seems awesome! i just found your blog and followed :)

  7. oh and i'd love to see a review on the jane iredale mascara!


  8. This looks awesome! I found you through the BBU Blog Hop and decided to follow. Great blog! Check mine out?



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