Wednesday, August 8, 2012

July 2012 Sample Society Shipment

Allure Magazine has partnered with in launching a beauty sampling program.  Each monthly shipment costs $15 dollars and contains 5 deluxe samples as well as a $15 gift code for a future purchase, and a booklet of tips.  If you end up using the code, the box pays for itself.

The July 2012 shipment contained the following:
  • Borghese - Tono Body Creme (1 oz/28 g; full size 8.4 oz/$36.50) - An extra-rich treatment creme that locks in hydration with moisture intensifying molecules. 
    The body is veiled in invisible moisture, which becomes obvious in both the appearance and texture of the skin.
    Firms and smoothes skin tone.
    Features & Benefits:
    • Fennel, Witch Hazel, Matricaria, Horse Chestnut and Ivy Extracts - Hydrate skin and improve tone and texture
    • Acqua di Vita Living Water Complex - Restores all-over moisture balance
    • Peppermint, Rosemary, Lavender and Geranium Oils - Treat the senses to aromatherapy
  • VBeauté- Eye Never Nourishing Repair Eye Crème (0.033 fl oz/1 ml sample; full size $85) - VBeaute Eye Never is an age-defining, line concealing eye cream that immediately smoothes and silkens the delicate skin around the eyes, minimizing the appearance of puffiness, lines and wrinkles. Formulated with the brand's powerful age-defying complexes, this eye cream boosts collagen production while protecting against free radical damage. At the same time, it helps increase moisture and relax muscle contractions to help prevent future signs of aging.
  • Sisley-Paris - Hydra Global Intense Anti-Aging Hydration (0.14 oz/4g/4ml sample; full size 40ml/$250) - 

  • If you are suffering from major skin dehydration, turn to Sisley Hydra Global Intense Anti-Aging Hydration. Developed with a three-tiered approach to treatment, this formula uses botanical, mineral and aromatic extracts to replenish skin’s thirsty moisture cushion in the epidermis, dermis and stratum corneum layers of the skin. Skin is left intensely moisturized and revitalized, so that wrinkles and line lines are minimized and elasticity and youthful appearance are restored.
    • Hydrating anti-aging skin treatment
    • Utilizes botanical, mineral and aromatic extracts
    • Reduces fine lines and wrinkles
    • Restores skin’s elasticity and youthful appearance
    Especially Suited For: All skin types
    Essential Elements: Hydra Global features a unique combination of botanical (padina pavonica, wild pansy and chestnut), mineral (malachite) and aromatic extracts (essential oils of marjoram, lavender and sage) to hydrate and restore skin.
    For Best Effect:Use Hydra-Global morning and night, on perfectly cleansed face and neck.
  • Vincent Longo - Duo Eye Pencil - Sangria/White Glimmer (Full size 0.64 oz/1,81g/$26) - Smile your way through a glitzy event or a stop at the coffee shop with Vincent Longo’s Duo Lip Pencil. Providing you with maximum creativity and minimal guesswork, this smudge-resistant pencil is easy to apply and long-lasting. The soft texture and rich pigment allow for precise definition and shaping.

    • Sharpens without breakage
    • Non-chapping
    • Long-lasting
    • Smudge-resistant

    Available in 10 duo shades, this lip pencil has proven staying power that holds your lip color in place and eliminates bleeding.
  • Jouer - Luminizing Moisture Tint SPF 20 (0.17 fl oz/5 ml sample; full size $38) - 
  • Jouer Cosmetics Luminizing Moisture Tint SPF 20 evens out imperfections and fades the appearance of fine lines with its light-diffusing multi-mineral formula. This lightweight, water-resistant, hypoallergenic tint features SPF 20 to protect from UVA and UVB rays while ginseng and gingko biloba leaf extract deliver antioxidants to the skin, promoting a healthy complexion.
    • Moisturizing brightening tint formulated with SPF 20
    • Evens out imperfections and fades the appearance and fine lines
    • Water-resistant, hypoallergenic and oil-free
    Especially Suited For: All skin types
    Essential Elements: SPF 20 protects from UVA and UVB rays while ginseng and gingko biloba leaf extract deliver antioxidants to skin.
    Free of: Fragrance, oil
    For Best Effect: Apply to clean skin to even out skin tone. Layer for additional coverage.

    Here are swatches of the tinted moisturizer and the duo lip pencil:

    Jouer Luminizing Moisture Tint; Vincent Longo Duo Lip Pencil Sangria, White Glimmer
    Jouer Luminizing Moisture Tint - blended; Vincent Longo Duo Lip Pencil Sangria, White Glimmer

    July's tips:
    1. Moisturize Your Body Like a Pro
    2. How to Hide Crow's Feet
    3. The Three Things Dry Skin Hates
    4. Bold Lip Lessons
    5. Look Good When You Oversleep
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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