Allure Sample Society Review – April 2015

Hi everyone!

It’s time for my monthly Sample Society review!

IMG_9698A bright, red box to brighten my day!

IMG_9700This mini-mag is the first thing I see when I open my box.

It has details on each product and an explanation of why the Beauty Directors picked them to be featured in the box.

IMG_9703Box Contents:

  • Mt. Sapola –  Lavender-Chamomile Body Lotion
  • Jane Iredale – Just Kissed Lip Plumper – Rio
  • Benefit Cosmetics – The POREfessional
  • Bumble and Bumble – Hairdresser’s Invisible Oil
  • Marc Jacobs – Daisy Dream
  • Illume – Tonka Noir Candle

IMG_9721Mt. Sapola –  Lavender-Chamomile Body Lotion

I just applied this lotion, and I don’t think it’s for me.  The scent is VERY strong!

The curators are aware of the strong scent though!  I read the mini-mag and laughed when the writer very bluntly said that this product is not for everyone!  I’ll see if any of my friends like it!

Apart from the scent, I really like this lotion.  It is very quick to absorb and doesn’t leave a residue.

IMG_9715Jane Iredale – Just Kissed Lip Plumper – Rio

This is the smallest lipstick sample I have ever received!  The canister is super small but also super cute!

Even though the cannister small, there is a lot of product inside.

When applied, there is a little bit of a tingle but not too much!

Rio is a light brown shade and isn’t quite for me.  I prefer rosier colored lipsticks.

IMG_9713Benefit Cosmetics – The POREfessional

I use POREfessional everyday, so I am very pleased to receive this in my box!

I’m quite surprised with how many Benefit products I’ve received in subscription boxes recently!  I got some in my last Sample Society box and in my last POPSUGAR Must Have.  No complaints from me though!

IMG_9726Bumble and Bumble – Hairdresser’s Invisible Oil

I have thin hair so I’m a little worried about adding oil to my hair.  After reading the mini-mag though, I have decided to give this oil a try!

The mini-mag says this oil is good for all hair types.  It also says that it smooths flyaways.  I have quite a bit of those, so I will definitely be giving this a try in the near future!

IMG_9729Marc Jacobs – Daisy Dream

I’ve gotten a sample of this perfume somewhere else before.  I can’t seem to remember where though.  Perhaps it was a Sephora freebie? Or maybe Ulta?

I like the smell of Daisy Dream when it’s sprayed into the air, but I don’t think I’d like it if it was sprayed on me.

I’ve never worn perfume before, and I would be quite overwhelmed if I started.

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Illume – Tonka Noir Candle

I absolutely LOVE this candle!  It smells great and the packaging is adorable!

I can’t find a specific scent anywhere on the package but the Allure mini-mag says their are notes of mandarin, plum, rose, jasmine, tonka bean, musk, sandalwood, and Madagascar vanilla.  That’s a lot of notes!  All I can say is that it’s a calming and soothing scent!

I definitely wouldn’t mind a full-size of one of these candles!

IMG_9710My second month of Allure Sample Society was great!

I can’t wait to see what month three has in store for me!

Do you subscribe to Sample Society?!  What do you think of the April box?

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Julep Maven Review & Coupon – July 2014

Hi everybody!!

It took a bit longer than usual, but I FINALLY received my July box from Julep Maven!

Julep warned us that this month’s box would take a little longer than normal.  I just never guessed that it would take as long as it did!! DSCN2631Here’s a little background for those of you that aren’t familiar with Julep Maven:

Julep Maven is a nail and beauty subscription box.  For $24.99 a month, Mavens receive a selection of nail polishes and other beauty products.

The price recently went up from $19.99 to $24.99 to accommodate those Mavens who wished to completely customize their boxes.

I like what Julep picks for me, so I chose not to upgrade to the customization option!

I believe all new subscriptions start at $24.99 though!

If you’d like to be a Maven click here to sign up! DSCN2640Here’s my Classic with a Twist box!

It came with two Tootsie Rolls, which I am SUPER excited about!! DSCN2669July featured The Poolside Collection.

I’m not in love with all the polishes from this month’s collection.  I think some of them are just a tad too dark for summer!!  I am, however, in love with the two polishes I received! DSCN2675The July quote is very fitting!

I love the yellow and blue color scheme that Julep used this month! So bright and fun!! DSCN2664This month’s beauty product is Bare Body Milk.

I’m quite impressed with the size of the Body Milk! It’s 6.8 ounces, which is a pretty decent size!

I really like the scent of this lotion! I’m not sure what it smells like, but it smells pretty good!

I used some on my hands the other day, and it worked very well! DSCN2655Nail Polish

  • Kelsey – Classic with a Twist – Powder peach crème
  • Vicki – Classic with a Twist – Pink flamingo crème

I LOVE both my polishes this month!! They are so pretty and perfect for summer!

I’m currently wearing Vicki on my fingernails!  It’s a tad bit brighter than I expected, but still very pretty!

I think that Kelsey will look perfect as little polka dots on top of Vicki! (That’s what I’m trying next!) DSCN2678As an added bonus for the July box, Julep sent along a coupon!!

It says in the fine print that this coupon is good for two uses!! That’s double the fun!

What did you get in your July Maven box?! Comment below to let me know! Bow signature pink