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October 11, 2014

Sample Society - October 2014

Ooh, la la. Check out the newest subscription I've came across recently and had to try! Introducing Sample Society, a monthly beauty subscription from and Allure Magazine. Each month you're guaranteed five deluxe sized beauty samples, a curated mix of skin, hair, makeup and fragrance, an Allure mini-mag with beauty sample product reviews written by Allure magazine editors, and a $10 giftcard to redeem on any $50 Beauty Bar purchase every month all for just $15 a month (to the U.S. only, shipping included).  

Pictured above is the mini-mag for this month which details each item included in the box. It's really helpful to look at if you're a bit skeptical about a product you received. 

Here's the first peek into this month's box and I gotta admit that I'm really excited!

L'Oreal Paris Advanced Haircare Total Repair 5 Restoring Shampoo and Conditioner
Bond No. 9 High Line in ChinaTown
Estée Lauder Enlighten Dark Spot Correcting Night Serum
Bobbi Brown Smokey Eye Mascara in Black
Emi-Jay Hair Ties

Shampoo and Conditioners are always handy but I was a bit disappointed when I saw the brand L'Oreal Paris. It's such a common drugstore brand that I was not expecting it to be in a classy box such as Sample Society's since they're known more for their higher end products.

The Bond No. 9 perfume sample is actually not a bad one at all. It has such a lovely warm scent that's great for this weekend. I can still smell the scent on my wrists while typing away.

I was super excited to see Estée Lauder in this box since it's not a common brand that you usually see in any reasonably priced subscription boxes. I really wish the sample size was a bit bigger but either way I can still get a couple of uses out of it. I enjoy skincare samples and since it's a nice serum I will try to make it last for sure!

This was probably the one sample that I was most happy to see in this box. I've always wanted to try Bobbi Brown's cosmetics but never really splurged on any. A deluxe size mascara was a pleasant surprise. Bobbi Brown is also uncommon in subscription boxes so this totally made my day!

The hair ties might just be a bit overrated. I'll probably pass these on to a friend or keep them on hand for hair emergencies in the future. This is technically a full size product which was nice since usually most subscriptions only let you sample one. 

Overall I love this box and I think I may just indulge in another month if my budget would let me. I received over $40 worth of products which is not bad for a $15. I love high end products so I was totally won over with seeing Estée Lauder and Bobbi Brown. If you're interested in subscribing there's a coupon (listed below) for new subscribers only. Be sure to take advantage in this since coupons are pretty unpopular for Sample Society!

5FORYOU - $5 off your first month




  1. Ooh I love beauty boxes! Looks like you got some awesome stuff!

  2. Oh I'm loving this box. I love seeing your beauty boxes and may give this one a try for myself.

  3. You got some great items. I love the smoky eye kit. I also like that they included hair ties. You can never have too many.

  4. I was thinking the same thing about the L'Oreal Paris before I read your comment about it. But everything else looks great! Good value in this one, too!

  5. SamPle boxes and the like are great ways to try new things. I am looking for new things to try.

  6. $15 isn't bad to try out a subscription box and it seems like you got some good stuff. I've never heard of sample society before though. Awesome goodies!