Beauty Bar Sample Society Review: July 2012

I finally received my first Sample Society sample box, and I’m very happy with what I got this month. I especially like the range of the products – there is something for the body, face, eyes and 2 make-up items.

About Beauty Bar Sample Society:
Each month Sample Society will send its members 5 deluxe-sized samples from beauty brands like Murad, Sisley and Borghese along with a $15 gift code to redeem on a $50 purchase – when any product from the brands you’ve sampled is included in your order. As a bonus they will also send the member a one-year subscription to Allure magazine (a $12 value). This subscription costs $15/month and the value of your box will always be way above. Click here to join Sample Society.

1. Vincent Longo Duo Lip Pencil in Sangria/White Glimmer
Well, this is not a color I would normally wear, I thought it was honestly too dark for me. But I really liked the application, the pencil went on super smooth and even. I’m not too sure about the staying power because it seemed to smudge every time I touched it, but overall I thought it’s a pretty nice product.

Here is the end result, pardon my dry lips 😉

Full size: $26 at Beauty Bar
Sample size: Full size!

2. Vbeauté Eye Never Nourishing Repair Eye Creme
Obviously, with all skincare you usually don’t get immediate results, so I’ll just share my first impressions. The first thing I noticed is the scent: this cream smells like coconuts, and I love coconuts! After applying I noticed that my skin immediately felt much softer, which is something I guess most decent eye creams will do without the $85 price tag. I doubt I would buy a full-sized bottle, but this sample will last me a long time, a couple weeks at the very least.

Full size: $85 at Beauty Bar
Sample received: $5.60 calculated value

3. Sisley-Paris Hydra Globa Intense Anti-Aging Hydration Creme
I love Sisley products, unfortunately right now I can only afford the sample sizes because all of their cremes are fairly expensive. Which is why I was super excited to receive one of my favorites in my July box! This super-hydrating cream smells like a mix of botanical herbs and spices, and it can rejuvenate my skin dehydrated from the daily air conditioning in just about 5 seconds. It quickly absorbs into the skin leaving it soft and comfortable.

Full size: $250 at Beauty Bar
Sample received: $25 calculated value

4. Jouer Cosmetics Luminizing Moisture Tint SPF 20
I like tinted moisturizers, I think they’re the best thing for summer! This one feels nice on the skin and provides more coverage than my BBcream, so I’ll definitely use up my whole sample.

Full size: $38 at Beauty Bar
Sample received: $3.80 calculated value

5. Borghese Tono Body Cream
I thought this lotion smelled a little strong when I first opened my sample tube, the scent reminded me of some sort of herbal medicine. I can see myself using it at night, but for the day time I thought it was too heavy.

Full size: $36.50 at Beauty Bar
Sample received: $4.56 calculated value

What do you think about this month’s box? Did you like it, hate it or don’t care about it? What was your favorite product? Share with me in the comment section below 🙂

My box value this month: $64.96!