Sunday, May 13, 2012

May 2012 Sample Society Kit

In addition to the Allure Beauty Box, Allure magazine teamed up with to provide a monthly subscription program for beauty aficionados for $15 a month.

This month's shipment contained 5 deluxe samples as well a $15 gift code for a future purchase, not to mention their usual booklet of tips as follows (descriptions courtesy of

  • Alterna UV+ Fade-Proof Fluide (0.25 fl oz/7 ml; full size $24) - FADE-PROOF FLUIDE combines strengthening pure Organic Bamboo Extract & color-locking, damage-locking Kalahari Melon Extract in a formula that weightlessly shields hair with a UVA/UVB barrier to fade-proofs color while enhancing vibrancy & multi-dimensional shine. With rinse resistant Color Hold® UV+ Technology for the highest level of color protection.
  • Strivectin SD Intensive Concentrate (.75 fl oz/22 ml; full size $135) - 
  • Strivectin started a goal. Create the most effective age-fighting product ever. So Strivectin powered up the original with even more potent collagen-boosting peptides and Strivectin re-engineered the formula with NIA-114. Discovered in DNA skin cancer research, NIA-114 accelerates the rebuiling of skin layers. Proven in Clinical Trials. And in Your Mirror. Strivectin's research was conducted under rigorous scientific standards. The result? Multiple patents, proven and documented in years of clinical trials. But the only results that matter to Strivectin are yours. Try Strivectin. You'll see the future of anti-aging: healthy-looking, younger-looking skin. And skin that gets better and better.
  • Colorescience Pro SPF 20 Travel Puff in Illuminating Pearl Powder (.035 oz/1g; full size $10) - 
  • Colorescience Pro SPF 20 Travel Puff provides sun protection whenever and wherever you need as well as a dose of color to keep your complexion looking its best. This weightless mineral pigment provides hours of water-resistant SPF 20 and fits easily in any purse or bag, making it perfect for travel. Each puff contains 10-20 applications for multiple uses. Once empty, use for other makeup applications. Available in seven shades.
  • Bond No. 9 New York Mini Bon Bon Fragrance Sample in Nuits de Noho (.057 fl oz/1.7 ml; full size $160-$215) - Embrace a new kind of nighttime femininity thatÆs irreverent, unapologetic and favors a shot of icy vodka. A contemporary, fruity-floral skin scent, Bond No. 9 New York Nuits De Noho Eau de Parfum is the ultimate in sexy avant-garde urbanity. Fragrance notes of jasmine, vanilla and patchouli delight the senses.
  • Stila Forever Your Curl Mini Mascara (0.12 fl oz/3.5 m; full size $22) - 
  • Few things are prettier than sweeping, flirty, curly lashes - and thanks to Stila's revolutionary mascara, you can see to it that the 'pretty' lasts all day. Featuring innovative lash-curl memory, this eye-catching wonder contains a proprietary resin that continuously curls lashes throughout the day - and holds curl for long-lasting results. A unique brush design coats and extends each individual lash, while an intense carbon black hue delivers maximum impact.
  • This month's tips:
    1. Save Your Dye Job From the Sun
    2. Body Anti-aging Basics
    3. 3 Facts About Mineral Makeup
    4. How to Store Fragrances
    5. Getting the Maximum Lash Curl
Overall rating: Booyah!

Membership is limited so if you get the chance to join the Sample Society, I highly recommend it.

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