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Sunday, January 20, 2013
Sample Society - January 2013
The Lord & Berry eye pencil is sitting unused in my makeup stash. It appears to be a perfectly decent black eyeliner, but I already have 3 Urban Decay 24/7 pencils in zero and the black Mally liner I received in the Fall NewBeauty TestTubefrom QVC. I know some believe that one can never have too many black eyeliners but I don't believe that. I need variety in my life and in my pencils! So I'm going to leave this untouched for now, as it will probably go on to someone else as a trade or in a gift box. Lord & Berry is an Italian brand and appears to be cruelty free.
These next two products, I pretty much hated.
I've sampled StriVectin products before and have found them to be fine but nothing mind-blowing. The day I tried this retexturizing scrub, that all changed. The magnificence of this exfoliator allowed me to forgive Sample Society for the dry shampoo debacle. Yes, it's that amazing. The consistency is coarse so it will scrub your face but it doesn't burn or dehydrate the skin. In fact, it left my face feeling so soft and clean I couldn't stop touching it. I didn't have any dry or tight feeling, just lovely, fresh and soft skin. StriVectin says this is free of parabens, dyes, and fragrance. I found it to have a light, clean scent that I really like. And though they are not certified, the StriVectin site says this product does not contain animal products nor is it tested on animals. I just bought a new scrub from LUSH but had I not, I'd probably buy a full size of this one. I can't say enough about how much I love what it does for my skin and it's reasonably priced at $29.
What we have here, friends, is my last box from Sample Society. I was annoyed enough by the black eyeliner, stink lotion and hair destroying dry shampoo to cancel my sub and move on. I can say that the sample sizes, brands, and variety of products have mostly been good but I want to take my $15 a month elsewhere, at least for now. No question what I received this month and every month is valued over $15 and I don't feel I was ripped off. But there are other subs out there and I'm ready to expand my horizons.