Add Sample Society to your list of beauty sample subscriptions. Coming to you from Beauty Bar and Allure, I had a feeling this was going to be a good one. Not all beauty subscriptions are created equal. There are quite a few out now and I will cover them all in a future post - coming soon.
Sample Society is $15 a month and you receive:
5 deluxe sized samples from high-end beauty brands
$15 off a $50 purchase from Beauty Bar when you purchase any of the featured full-sized products
Expert beauty advice
One year subscription to Allure magazine (if you already get Allure or are not interested, you can request a refund for this bonus)
This being the first month, I wasn't sure what to expect, but I was excited!
Fekkai Advanced - Glossing Creme
REN - Glycolactic Skin Renewal Peel Mask
Dermalogica - Daily Microfoliant
Oscar De La Renta - Esprit d'Oscar mini rollerball
Skyn Iceland - Icelandic Eye Relief Pen
Quite a nice little booklet detailing what products you've received and
helpful beauty/skincare tips.
What I think:
I've been a big fan of Fekkai's Glossing Creme for years and I kind of forgot about it. I was glad to see it and excited to use it, especially with summer coming, I love using this to smooth out the ends of my hair.
I'm all about any type of exfoliating and anti-aging skincare and I've been wanting to try Dermalogica's Microfoliant.
REN's peel mask is intended to remove dead skin cells, helping to reduce the appearance of fine lines while combating congestion, blackheads and evening skin tone. I say yes, to all of that and will update you if it really does work!
Skyn Iceland is a paraben free, natural skincare line marketed as 'Solutions for Stressed Skin'. The eye relief pen has a flexible rubberized tip which you glide under the eye area. It felt slick and had no fragrance and absorbed quite nicely. Not sure if it reduces puffiness or circles/wrinkles etc, but I was able to use this under and over makeup and I instantly felt hydrated without looking greasy or having my eye makeup smudge.
I'm not a personal fan of Oscar perfumes but I really like that this came in a rollerball. If Birchbox started that trend I'd be in love!
The only downside I can see of this box is that there were no cosmetic samples, strictly skincare. Not that I mind, because I love the selection. The site and some promo materials do feature cosmetics so that might be more prevalent in a future box.