WHAT'S IN THE BOX?
Sample Society is a monthy beauty box that comes to your door for $15 a month plus tax. It also includes a $10 your $50 purchase on beautybar.com, so that helps refund some of the cost of your box if you like coupons!
The sample society box is a cute, sturdy, red box that you could re-use for lots of things.
The little magazine that comes with the box is the most detailed information card I have ever seen. It adds so much to the box.
Bobbi Brown Smokey Eye Mascara in Black - ($16.80) This is a deluxe size sample of the mascara - very nice. I have so many mascara tubes that it will be years before I have to buy another one. This is the value of the box, so I am thrilled.
Estee Lauder Enlighten Dark Spot Correcting Night Serum - ($14.47) This item caused quite a stir this month when we were told it would not be the full size we were led to believe when they first gave us a sneak peak at it. I was already subbing this and was not too upset to get the smaller size. But I understand if the reason you subbed was for this full size serum and then were told it was the small sample size.
L'oreal Total Repair Extreme Shampoo and Conditioner - ($1.94) I am not that fond of getting shampoo and conditioner in my sub boxes. I do, however, like it better when it is nice size samples in tubes instead of packets. I have thick, longer hair and those packets are a tease. I can also pop these in my travel bag for hotel trips instead of buying small ones from Walmart - so they save me money.
I was missing an item from my box this month - the Bond No. 9 perfume sample was not in my box when I opened it. Very sad! I e-mailed Sample Society and they could not send me a new one but are refunding me $3 for the missing sample. I would have preferred to get the perfume added to a future box but I understand how hard that would be for the company so I will take my refund. These fragrances looked very fun though so I am still sad I won't be sampling them. One of the following three was in the box this month: High Line, Chelsea Flowers or Chinatown.
All things considered, I was very pleased with my Sample Society box. There was a value of $43 in my box. I was considering cancelling this sub, but I think I will hold out through Christmas to see how it goes.
What did you think of the Sample Society box this month? Are you re-subbing or waiting to see what spoilers come out for November?