Monday, September 10, 2012

August 2012 Sample Society Box

 Sorry August totally got away from me, but even though it is now well into September I still wanted to show you all the goodies I got  in Sample Society's August Box!
 This was a nice little extra. I appreciate that this was included as an extra and not passed of as a deluxe sample.  It was just enough for one use, but it was nice.  It felt very moisturizing, but light feeling.  

  Jane Iredale Longest Lash Mascara - Black Ice - Full Size .42 oz. $33
This mascara contains sea minerals to condition your lashes and tiny fibers to lengthen.  Meh, I wasn't in love.  I thought with the fibers it would really bring the drama, but this was a very natural looking mascara.  It gives great definition, no clumping at all.  If you really like the natural look, this would be perfect for you.  It looks like your lashes but better.  I just prefer a little more oomph in my mascara.
 Phyto Phytonectar Oil - Full Size 1.7 oz. $30
This is a pre-shampoo oil treatment that you massage in and leave on for 15 minutes before shampooing.  It contains egg yolk oil, soybean oil and sunflower extract to nourish very dry hair.  I have not tried this yet.  I will let you know how it is when I do :)
 Arcona Cranberry Toner - Full Size 3.72 oz. $32
Can I just say that this smells heavenly! It is sweet smelling, but tart too. very cranberry.  That is where my love ended for this product, though.  I didn't understand the shimmer (that is the shimmer settled on the bottom in the photo)  It also left a tacky residue on my skin that just made me want to wash my face again. I'm not kidding about loving the scent. I might use this up by dapping it on my wrists.  I want this scent in a body lotion!
 Elemental Herbology Facial Glow Radiance Peel - Full Size 1.7 oz. $64
I really liked this peel!  The full size is in a jar, but I like the squeeze tube sample packaging even better.  It has a refreshing citrus scent and it feels like a scrub as you massage it into your skin. You leave it on for 4 minutes then remove with a warm moist towel.  It is quick, easy and my skin felt so smooth after.  It also claims to even skin tone and reduce fine lines and wrinkles, but I only used this once so I can't speak to those benefits.

Deborah Lippmann Nail Laquer - Private Dancer - Full Size $18
A full sized Lippmann? Wahoo! This little beauty more than pays for my Sample Society Box this month and I am so excited to try this polish! I hope the gorgeous duochrome I see in the bottle translates on the nail. 

Do you subscribe to Sample Society from What did you think of this month's samples?

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  1. Oooo, can't wait to see that Deborah Lippman Swatched!


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