Sunday, June 10, 2012

June Sample Society

The Sample Society box arrived yesterday too! yay!

June Sample Society Box Mailer 2012
Unlike the other sub companies, this box arrives at the start of the month, which I prefer. Sample Society is a beauty sub service from Beauty Bar, partnered with Allure Magazine. It costs $15 a month, with free shipping, and then you receive a coupon code every month for $15 off any purchase of $50 or more in the Beauty Bar store if you happen to buy a full size of any of the products featured in the box. They send out 5 deluxe sized samples, and this is why I love them! They really are deluxe sized, they're not the tiny tubes of perfume, or little dots of lotion in a jar like the rest send out. These are high end, high quality products and you get a mini sample that has several uses in it.
As you can see, it comes in a black mailing box with the Sample Society logo on it, and a negative of the New York skyline on the sides.
June 2012 Sample Society BoxThey added something great this month, a tear off strip to open the outer box! The prior months were missing that feature and it made opening the mailer box pretty difficult. I'm glad they listened to feedback!

Opening up the outer box, there is the inner one with the BeautyBar and Allure logos on the lid. These are similar to the Birchbox boxes, but black and a little nicer,imho.

June 2012 Sample Society Products,Alterna Bamboo Style Boho Waves, Caudalie Premier Cru Eye Cream, Oscar De La Renta Live in Love, Jane Iredale Tokyo, Murad Cleanser
 Here we have all the samples for this month!
There samples this month are:
  1. Alterna Bamboo Style Boho Waves
  2. Caudalie Premier Cru Eye Cream
  3. TokyoOscar de la Renta Live in Love
  4.  Jane Iredale Just Kissed Lip Plumper in Tokyo
  5. Murad Acne Clarifying Cleanser

Oscar De La Renta Live in LoveJust so you can see, here's a close up of the Oscar De La Renta Live in Love Sample. This is huge! It's a .3 fl oz mini! If you collect minis this is the size you would get as a free gift normally. It has a stopper top, which is the only negative for me. I prefer spray tops on my perfume samples. The scent is really nice and fresh! I wasn't a huge fan of the first Oscar scent that we received, so this one is a lot more "me". I just wish that this one had a rollerball or a spray top as well!  Here's a closer look with the lipstick open. I received the color Tokyo, which looks like a pinkish color.
the lipstick has a scent to it, but it's not nearly as strong as the Burberry one that Glossybox sent me this month.
Burberry Lipstick Copper 202, Jane Iredale Lip Plumper in Tokyo

Here's a comparison of the two lipstick samples I received! The left is the Burberry Lipstick sample in Copper 202, and the right is the Jane Iredale Lip Plumper in Tokyo. As you can see, the samples are pretty much the same size. These are not full size lipsticks by any stretch of the imagination, but they're definitely big enough to try tons of times to see if I would want to buy either of these. I'm not a huge lipstick person so these are perfect for me!
Jane Iredale Lip Plumper Tokyo Swatch, Burberry Copper 202 Swatch
 Here's a swatch of the lipsticks! I'm NW15 for reference.

The top is Tokyo, the bottom is Burberry Copper. Both of these went on very sheer and have a creamy moisturizing formula. I love the formula on both of these because I'm not a fan of opaque lipsticks at all.

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