|Sample Society - July 2012|
Quality is what separates the beauty subscriptions. With brands like Birchbox, Glossybox & Sample Society you are receiving High-end, luxury skincare and makeup. If I wanted to try the latest Olay or L'Oreal I could just run to the drugstore and buy it. If it didn't work out there wouldn't be that much of a financial output. My goal in subscribing is to try the latest things I read about or see in Sephora, Saks and Bergdorf's. Sure, you can go to the cosmetics counter and get a sample, but sometimes you need more then that tiny amount to see if something will work for you. That's why these boxes will usually include deluxe-sized samples.
Borghese Tono Body Creme - An intensive smoothing & firming moisturizer. Mid '90s the cosmetic counter I worked next to at May Company was Borghese. So at one point I had tried everything there. I forgot how much I loved the smell of their body products. Opening this creme brought it all (along with the good memories) back to me.
Jouer Luminizing Moisture Tint - lightweight, water-resistant, oil-free and SPF 20 makes this tinted moisturizer a staple. I originally tried this c/o Birchbox and as a girl who only wears tinted moisturizer this is one of my faves.
VBeaute Eye Never Nourishing Repair Eye Creme - Calling it an 'eyelift in a jar' this claims to conceal and smooth lines and minimizes puffiness while boosting collagen. I'm still on the hunt for my Holy Grail eye cream so I'll let you know if this is the one...
Sisley-Paris Hydra Global Intense Anti-Aging Hydration - Using a three-tiered approach to treatment, this combines botanical, mineral and aromatic extracts to replenish moisture, reduce fine lines & wrinkles and restores skin's elasticity. This retails for $250 so the size included is worth $25.
Vincent Longo Duo Lip Pencil - Mine came in Roseberry & Spring Rose, which I've deemed THE perfect summer to fall cosmetic with Spring Rose being a silvery pinkish rose color and Roseberry a deep berry perfect to take you from fall to winter. This liner is extremely smooth and soft. Fill your entire lip in, add a matching lip color and you are set for the day (or night). This is full-sized retailing at $26!