June 6, 2012
My June Sample Society Box
Love getting my monthly deliveries! Sample Society is a beauty subscription site by BeautyBar.com. For $15 a month, you'll receive 5 deluxe-sized samples, $15 gift code to redeem on a $50 purchase, and get expert beauty advice to accompany your samples from the editors of Allure. I joined because I felt like other beauty subscription services gave very small samples, so small you could barely even get one use out of them. Two of the products were SUPER tiny this month which is unfortunate. Here's what I got:
Alterna's Bamboo Style Boho Waves Tousled Texture Mist (.85 fl oz) | Murad Clarifying Cleanser (2 fl oz) | Oscar de la Renta "Live in Love" perfume sample (.1 fl oz) | jane iredale Just Kissed Lip Plumper in Tokyo | Caudalie Premier Cru La Creme Yeux (Eye Cream) (.03 fl oz sample)
Murad's cleanser claims to penetrate deep to fight blemishes where they begin, eliminate 99.9% of surface bacteria in 60 seconds as well as clear blemishes and prevent new breakouts. It had a very strong smell and tingling sensation when I applied. It contains 1.5% Salicylic Acid which definitely left my face a little red after using.
This is about all of the eye cream that was in the tube. I squeezed some out to show you the texture then realized that was all that was in the bottle. Oh well.
They are clearly a fan of Oscar de la Renta perfumes - I get them in my box almost every month. "Live in Love" has top notes of lily-of-the-valley and orchid; middle notes are jasmine, african orange flower and rose; base notes are sandalwood, virginia cedar, amber and musk. It's not a perfume I would pick for myself but the bottle is cute!
The tips from Allure included "How to Wear Fragrance Politely" suggesting you apply it naked when you first get out of the shower as close to your body as you can so you don't waste some in the air. Maximum of three sprays!
What did you get in your box this month?