Sample Society August 2012
It is already that time again.... August sample subscriptions are rolling out! I got this Sample Society box from BeautyBar.com days ago but it has been a raining mess for days and I finally caught some sunshine.
As usual, there was a card and a booklet on top. The card tells you your discount code and the bookley tells you what is inside, as well as some snippets that you may find interesting.
The first thing that jumped right out at me was the new Deborah Lippmann Private Dancer nail polish. The entire box runs $15 a month and this polish alone is $18!!! There you go... price of admission paid for. Essentially it is like I ordered this nail polish with a discount and got a bunch of awesome samples with it! I mean REALLY!
Now onto the nail polish specifically. I am in love with it. I hadn't paid much attention since it was released but when I saw it in person my eyes were the size of dinner plates. And the duo-chrome finish of it is something that I haven't seen ever before. It is a darkened purple polish with a darkened gold duo-chrome. Tonight at dinner under the dim lighting at a restaurant my nails looked chocolate brown. The pictures of the bottle capture the duo-chrome-y-ness superbly as the color changes around the edges of the bottle. I now want the other two colors that were released with it.
Another item in the box is the Phyto Phytonectar Oil. I have never actually done an oil treatment to my hair before but I am actually looking forward to doing one now! Should turn out interesting.
Elemental Herbology Cell Plumping Facial Hydrator SPF 8 was also included in this box. I have lots of skincare to review coming up so this one is going to have to sit on the back-burner but I am interested in a plumping moisturizer, it sounds promising!
Another deluxe sample in this box is the Jane Iredale Longest Lash mascara. It is a tube style sample... There was a lipstick sample in one of the previous boxes from this brand... I don't know why but this doesn't excite me in the least... I wasn't a fan of the color of the other lipstick sample and I am just meh about trying this mascara. First impressions are lasting? If you have tried this and I am wrong feel free to let me know!
One thing that also perked me up in this box was the Arcona Cranberry Toner. I absolutely LOVE using toners and astringents in my routine. Something about them makes me feel fresh and ready for anything. And this one is pink and pretty. When you shake it it almost looks pearlized. :) <--- Happy Laura.
There was a small sample packet included in this box as well from Malin + Goetz called Vitamin E Face Moisturizer. I usually chuck sample packets like this into a drawer and throw them in as extras in packages I am shipping out or give them to a friend that is in search for something new. I don't know why but I never ACTUALLY use them...
Overall I am extremely pleased with this box. Like I said... I went nuts over the nail polish IMMEDIATELY upon opening it up and it took me .000009238247982347 seconds to apply it to a nail so I could "oooo" and "aaaahhh" over it. I am contemplating doing a pedi as soon as I finish this post. >:o)
I have gotten a few of these boxes so far and I haven't been disappointed with any of them. I would also like to point out that EACH box costs $15 and you get a discount code in EVERY box for $15 off of a purchase from one of the brands featured in that box. So if you take advantage of the offer code your box is free. And I already have my cart full and ready to check out as we speak. It is filled with 2 Japonesque brushes and the other 2 Deborah Lippmann polishes that were released with Private Dancer, they are called Sugar Daddy and Swagga Like Us.
Have you tried Sample Society yet? What are you waiting for?