Beauty Bar Sample Society Unboxing and Review: February 2014

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Before I start my review, I want to tell you that I am very happy I kept my subscription for another month. I believe this is the first time my box contains two samples from the same brand, and normally I would be a bit bored with that, but the company happens to be one of my favorites, and both products I’ve never tried before. Also, Sample Society is making a small change to their packaging: starting from this month and going forward they will be emailing the list of monthly products instead of  sending us a printed product card.

For $15/month Sample Society will send its members 5 deluxe-sized samples from beauty brands like stila, Murad, Sisley, Alterna, Butter London, and Borghese and a $15 off $50 monthly discount code. As a bonus all new members receive a complimentary one-year subscription to Allure magazine (a $12.00 value). Click here to join Sample Society. You can also buy some of the past boxes here.

Beauty Bar Sample Society: February 2014
 Alterna Bamboo Volume 48 Hour Sustainable Volume Spray
Alterna Bamboo Volume 48 Hour Sustainable Volume Spray, 0.85 fl. oz.
 Phyto Phytokeratine Mask
Phyto Phytokeratine Mask, 1.7 oz.
 Ahava Deadsea Water Mineral Body Lotion
Ahava Deadsea Water Mineral Body Lotion, 1.3 fl. oz.
 Ahava Osmoter Concentrate
Ahava Osmoter Concentrate, 0.17 fl. oz.
 Murad Advanced Active Radiance(R) Serum
Murad Environmental Shield Active Radiance Serum, 0.17 fl. oz.

Ahava Deadsea Water Mineral Body Lotion – This body lotion made my slighly irritated dry winter skin feel soft, calm, and moisturizer just like it does when the weather is nice and warm. Love that feeling, and I’m seriously considering buying the full-sized tube.

Ahava Osmoter Concentrate – This serum is lightweight and moisturizing, I used it at night and woke up with wonderfully soft skin. I’m never loyal to serums, so I probably won’t purchase the full size unless there’s an sweet promotion or something, but the first impression was very positive.

Alterna Bamboo Volume 48 Hour Sustainable Volume Spray – I always associate Alterna with expensive hair care that Hollywood stars use every day, so I feel extra fancy using their products. My hair just doesn’t hold volume very well so I doubt I will get full 48 hours out of this spray, but hopefully it will at least last a solid 24 🙂

Phyto Phytokeratine Mask – Perfect product for my hair! I use hair dryer and flat iron quite often, in addition to permanent coloring, so my hair is always in need of extra moisture and nourishment, especially during Winter months. So far I tried this sample once, and I’m already seeing positive effects!

Murad Environmental Shield Active Radiance Serum – This is a win-win sample, but for my Mom and not for me. She loves using skincare with Vitamin C and she also likes Murad, so she will be happy to try something new.

I’m madly in love with anything and everything Ahava, and I was so happy to receive two deluxe-sized samples! Better yet, both are the products I haven’t tried before, and of course that confirmed my assumption, that this company’s products are a great fit for my skin. I will probably give Murad sample to my mom, because she loves Vitamin C in skincare. Alterna spray is probably going to be casually used on the days when I decide to blowout my hair. And of course I love rich hair masks, so Phyto sample has already migrated to my shower shelf. Alright, now that I have my February box, I’m so ready for March spoilers!

Do you subscribe to Sample Society? What are your thoughts on my February box?

Product Retail value
Ahava Deadsea Water Mineral Body Lotion $3.67
Ahava Osmoter Concentrate $10.20
Alterna Bamboo Volume 48 Hour Sustainable Volume Spray $5.06
Phyto Phytokeratine Mask $10.71
Murad Environmental Shield Active Radiance Serum $15.13
Box Retail Value $44.77

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