Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Sample Society Beauty Box November 2013

Hello Lovelies,

This is the November edition of the Sample Society Beauty Box.  The box is $15.90 for a monthly subscription, and this months box has one of my favorite items I've ever gotten in a beauty box.

The Annick Goutal Eau D'Hadrien Eau De Toilette is one of the few perfume samples I've received in a beauty subscription box.  I'm terrible at describing smells, but this smells very pretty, and very strong, and more grown up than my usual perfumes. It doesn't come with a spray top, so I worry that when I try to apply it it will go everywhere.  I think that this will be a good change for me when it comes to perfumes, and I'm looking forward to getting more perfumes in future boxes.  Hopefully with spray tops.

The Murad Pore & Liner Minimizing Hydrator is supposed to make those little lines less visible, while making your skin moisturized and reducing spots.  It's a very tall order for one moisturizer.  Usually I just look for a moisturizer to moisturize my face and make it plump and happy, so I'm not sold on the pore minimizer line filler aspect, but it's always worth a try.

The Jane Iredale Lip Drink Lip Balm is super tiny and smells like lemons.  When I first opened the tube it was stuck on the cap, which is one of my huge pet peeves about lip balms.  I don't like to have to push down the product because it won't screw back down.  Otherwise though I think this is a great product to put into a handbag, or pop on before you put on lipstick.  The lemony smell is also a nice change from the beeswax and vanilla balms I've been using lately.

The Borghese Spelndore Brightening Makeup is like a cross between a liquid highlighter and a primer.  It can either be used to accentuate your features as a highlighter, or as a wash underneath your concealer/foundation to perk up the skin.  It has a shimmer to it, and a very faint pink hue.  I'm not completely sold on the product, and I am definitely not sold on the packaging, but with winter fast approaching I know my face will need a little pick me up, so my opinions may change.

Last but not least, my favorite item I have ever received in a beauty subscription box is the Illume Balsam and Cedar Metallic Tin Candle.  It smells like a pine tree and winter and I love it so much.  I don't even want to burn it, I just want to keep it in my purse and smell it like a crazy person.  

I wasn't super impressed with all of the products in the box, but I am happy I am still subscribed.  I keep getting products I would never think to buy for myself, but end up loving.

What beauty boxes are you subscribed to?


  1. I'm with glossy box but this one looks great too!
    I'm a new follower!
    http://the-fairest-of-them.blogspot.co.uk/ xx

    1. Thanks for the follow! I was looking at previous Glossy boxes and heard mixed reviews. I've read it's gotten a lot better in the past few months, so I may just subscribe when I have the cash.