Sample Society for June 2012

I was excited to sign up for BeautyBar.com’s Sample Society box in time for the June Shipment.  It is one that I have been interested in partaking in since I first saw it was launched.  I love that this sampling subscription is backed by a major company like Allure who is known for their beauty picks and the like…
First things first, let me show you what came in the box.  
Alterna Boho Waves Texture Mist (.85 fl oz)
Caudalie Premier Cru Eye Cream (0.03 fl oz)
Oscar De La Renta Live in Love Eau de Parfum (0.1 fl oz)
Jane Iredale Just Kissed Lip Plumper (mini-size not disclosed)
Murad Clarifying Cleanser (2.0 fl oz)

Oscar de la Renta Live in Love is a beautiful fragrance.  I am not good at describing scents so I am going to include info from the brand. 
“Live in Love opens with sparkling ginger orchid and bergamot, merged with lush hyacinth, green muguet and galbanum. The scent has a heart of florals, including jasmine sambac, orange flower and rose. Creamy white woods and sensual musk intertwine with amber, sandalwood and cedarwood at its base. The complexity of live in love evokes that of a classic scent, made with ingredients of the highest quality.”

I love that this isn’t one of those skinny tube samples that are simply given away at counters and such for free.  This is actually a beautiful mini replica of the full size bottle.  I love throwing little things like this in my handbag and having a conversation piece to pull out when I want to touch up.

Alterna Boho Waves Texture Mist is a styling product.  One of my FAVORITE looks in the summer is beach hair.  I actually used this spray this morning right after taking this picture and it worked wonderfully.  I simply spray this in damp/almost dry hair and scrunch it up until it is fully dry.  I then take my conical wand and wrap a few sections up to really add a wavier look.  It held all day.  It has no extra scent in it like some similar products do.  Sometimes I like that and sometimes I want the added smell-good.

There was a really decent deluxe sample-sized Murad Clarifying Cleanser.  I don’t recall ever trying anything from Murad but I am especially happy to try something to help me keep my complexion clear.  That is one of my biggest beauty worries so I am always on the hunt for new or different products to aid with that.   Here is some info from the brand.

“This cleansing gel effectively keeps skin clean and clear. Use it daily to help eliminate blemishes, prevent new breakouts, and maximize penetration of powerful acne treatment ingredients. In less than one minute, it reduces 99.9 percent of irritating surface bacteria.”

Another brand that I have never tried before is Jane Iredale.  There was a mini-sized Just Kissed Lip Plumper in the color Tokyo.  I tried this today as well and I was pleasantly surprised.  I felt it work immediately. Really nice and I may be getting more from this lip line.  

Last but not least is the Caudalie Premier Cru Eye Cream.  I used this as well today and it went on well.  If there is one guilty pleasure of mine it is eye cream samples.  I am an eye cream junkie.  I guess another paranoia of mine is to have tired, dry, wrinkled, saggy eyes.  I have done my best since my early early 20s to apply some cream or gel to my eyes everyday.  

This sample subscription costs $15 each month.  One thing that also comes in each Sample Society box is a $15 off coupon for a $50 purchase for the brands included in the month’s box from the store.  So as long as you use each of your coupons your box is basically free to try out some really great products.  As you see you get around 2 months to use your code, so you don’t have to make a swift decision.  They want you to actually use the products and get a feel for if they are for you or not.  
My opinion of the box so far is that this is great.  I am enjoying everything that I received and I can easily see myself using each of these products completely up.  Great supper goodies!  Thanks for reading and if you have any questions just ask.  MAKE5204 is my referral code for the company, I don’t receive anything for my referrals.  Everytime you use my referral money gets donated to their designated charities.  
xoxo, 
Laura


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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09639772446091256910 Bringing the Beauty to You!

    I got the same one! It was my first one too, I’m not sure if we all get the same one each month or if they vary, do you know? I loved the fragrance and the eye cream. Im looking forward to trying the beach wave spray and lump plumper. Great post, love your photos!

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11274153782478267645 Laura MyNewestAddiction

      Thanks girly girl!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06336169683515242616 This passenger’s element

    All I need is another samples box to want to try :p! This looks awesome…I just feel I am getting to jumpy on things like the prices of these things. I am still on Birchbox, wanting to get Julep (because of you)! Loved the pix, can’t wait to see what future boxes look like :)

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11274153782478267645 Laura MyNewestAddiction

      LOL Poor girl! I know… it is easy to get sucked in to all the sampling programs out there.