Sample Society March 2015 Subscription Box Review + Coupon Code

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Allure Sample Society
Cost: $15/month
Ships To: Continental US.
Coupon Code: “5FORYOU” to save $5 off your first box.
Sample Society March 2015 Subscription Box Review
Sample Society March 2015 Subscription Box

Sample Society, which arrived here this afternoon, is the brainchild of the editors of Allure Magazine. Each month they select a curated mix of five deluxe skin, hair, makeup and fragrance samples and deliver them to your door. Your subscription also includes a coupon for $10 off $50 a BeautyBar purchase each month and an Allure penned “mini-magazine” which gives you the details on all the samples.

Sample Society March 2015 Subscription Box Review
The Box

Allure’s Sample Society ships via UPS.  I usually get it within the first 10 days of the month, but this month it arrived on the 11th.  Not a huge deal though.  I think February being a short month delayed a lot of the subscription boxes.

Sample Society March 2015 Subscription Box Review
First Look

I knew what was in this month’s box, but that only made me more excited to get it in my hands.  And the first look didn’t disappoint!

Sample Society March 2015 Subscription Box Review
The Information Booklet

The March 2015 Allure Sample Society included the following items to refresh your makeup bag and prepare for the bright, happy, flu-less months ahead:

~Benefit Roller Lash Mascara ($8): I know that this has basically been everywhere the last few weeks, but it’s the first time I have received it. I like it, but I don’t LOVE it.  It didn’t clump, but it didn’t lengthen as much as I would have liked.  Have you seen this mascara review? The Benefit Roller Lash isn’t in here (it’s too new), but it tested 100 different mascara on the same eye.  It’s a really cool comparison!

Sample Society March 2015 Subscription Box Review
Benefit Roller Lash Mascara

~Oscar Blandi Pronto Texture & Volume Spray ($11): This spray has appeared in an assortment of boxes, but I am always happy for more.  It’s fabulous, but it is expensive, so the more samples I get the better.  It gives my hair great texture and volume which I really need because without anything, my hair is flat and straight.

Sample Society March 2015 Subscription Box Review
Oscar Blandi Pronto Texture & Volume Spray

~Juice Beauty Green Apple Age Defy Moisturizer ($11.25): This is another item that has made the rounds in subscription boxes.  It’s not my favorite, but it’s handy for traveling.  I’d like it more if it had SPF in it.  Right now I’ll use use it at night, but if it had SPF I’d be more willing to use it in the mornings as well and maybe it’d give me better results?

Sample Society March 2015 Subscription Box Review
Juice Beauty Green Apple Age Defy Moisturizer

~Cargo Cosmetics Essential Lip Gloss (Prague) ($16): I don’t know how many different colors were sent out, but I LOVE the color I received.  Prague is a “deep cranberry” and is gorgeous.  This lip gloss isn’t sticky and stays on nicely. It’s also quite moisturizing.

Sample Society March 2015 Subscription Box Review
Cargo Essential Lip Gloss (Prague)

~Malin + Goetz Mojito Lip Balm ($12): I absolutely love this lip balm. It leaves your lips shiny and moisturized without making them at all sticky. You don’t have to reapply that often because it works so well, but I do anyway because it smells so good.

Sample Society March 2015 Subscription Box Review
Malin + Goetz Mojito Lip Balm

All totaled I came up with a value of $58.25 for the March 2015 Sample Society box. This box only had one “new” (to me anyway) item, but I loved it. The lip balm and the Oscar Blandi alone were worth the $15 cost for me.  Everything else was just a bonus.  This was a fantastic month!

Did you get Sample Society this month?  What’d you think of the box? If you are interested in signing up or just want to learn more, click here and use the coupon code “5FORYOU” to save $5 off your first box!


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Jennifer is the author and founder of Subscription Box Ramblings. She first discovered subscription boxes in 2012 and has been addicted since. Current favorites include CAUSEBOX, Boxycharm and Beachly!

This Post Has 8 Comments

  1. Stacey

    I love that post about all the different mascaras! What a great way to compare them all!

    Five Minute Style?

  2. brandy

    your gloss = SO much better than mine. i got a terrible nude color.

    1. Beth

      Yeah, mine is like a sheer shimmer color. I would have preferred something with a little color. A clear gloss and a clear balm in one box… bummer 🙁 Other than that, this was a good solid box. I’ll use everything.

  3. Melissa B.

    Thanks for the review of the mascara. I need a new one. What do you think is a good one to try? I want it to lengthen but not clump.

  4. Bridget

    My gloss is a bronzey gold called Umbria . Pretty but not for my coloring
    This box was solid but somehow not exciting to me

  5. Kelle

    I received the Benefit Roller Mascara last month in another subscription box…first impression, I really liked it, but have found that it doesn’t wear well, and seems to get old quickly, I have used it maybe 6 times, getting clumpy and doesn’t work like it did the first time. Was excited to purchase it, but think I’m going to pass on thid one!

  6. Katie Sparks

    I received the Cargo lip gloss in Tahiti which is a gorgeous peachy nude color. Thank you Sample Society! That’s the best lip gloss color I’ve gotten in ages!

  7. Katherine neufeld

    I ordered this about 2 minutes ago after looking at your blog. Do you know if I’ll recieve this month’s or next?

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