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I don't know what box number mine is....but I'm getting this:

 

 

 

  • Hanskin Super Plus Perfect BB Cream SPF37 PA++ Bright (30g) SS PACKET
  • Hanskin Super Plus Perfect BB Cream SPF37 PA++ Bright (30g) SS PACKET

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  • Philosophy Living Grace Gel, Deluxe Sample
  • Philosophy Living Grace Gel, Deluxe Sample

     

 

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How do you guys feel about the variations in boxes?  For me, that the fact that the boxes were nearly identical for everyone was one of the factors that sold me on this box when I signed up 3 months ago.  There was variation in shades received for makeup items (i.e. stila smudge crayon) and the like, but the products were the same.

 

I'm very excited for my box this month (getting Kit C), but not sure how I feel about the change yet.

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Originally Posted by mks8372 View Post

 

I have kit B as well and am so anxious to see what is in it!!  (dashboard still showing November)  I don't think it will include the Jane Iredale mascara because I have already received that?  Though I wouldn't mind :)

 

I've received the mascara as well. Wonder what our either/or item will be? I hope it's a pretty red lipstick.

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Mine hasn't updated yet. But since I already got the Jane Iredale Longest Lash Mascara, Black Ice Deluxe Sample in August, I hope I don't get it again.

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Originally Posted by mks8372 View Post

 

I have kit B as well and am so anxious to see what is in it!!  (dashboard still showing November)  I don't think it will include the Jane Iredale mascara because I have already received that?  Though I wouldn't mind :)

 

Originally Posted by Shannon28 View Post

 

 

I've received the mascara as well. Wonder what our either/or item will be? I hope it's a pretty red lipstick.

 

Originally Posted by Marshie View Post

 

Mine hasn't updated yet. But since I already got the Jane Iredale Longest Lash Mascara, Black Ice Deluxe Sample in August, I hope I don't get it again.

What did you guys think of it?

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Originally Posted by katie danielle View Post

 

 

 

What did you guys think of it?

 

i got the sample as well and liked it. didn't notice much volume, but it went on super smooth. no clumps, not sticky, slick black color.

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I am getting Kit E according to my shipping, but my dashboard isn't updated, so who knows what's in there. I am always interested in trying new BB creams, so I kinda hope mine has one.

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Meh. I used it a couple of times but it didn't really give me much of anything. It did go on pretty smooth though. But the reason why I stopped using it was the raccoon eyes I would get lol. But I know someone else IRL that got it & they really liked it.

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What did you guys think of it?

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Originally Posted by katie danielle View Post

 

 

 

What did you guys think of it?

 

I didn't love it, but there was nothing offensive about it. I noticed it flaked quite a bit toward the end of the day. I touch my eyes a ton, so I'm sure that contributed to it.

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I got a sample of the JI mascara a while back and it was honestly one of the worst mascaras I have ever used.  Of course, that's my opinion and I know that some people really like it, but it did absolutely nothing for my lashes.  There was no volume, no length, nothing.  I've tried tons of mascaras and there are 3 that stick out as being absolutely terrible for me - Jane Ireland, Maybelline Great Lash (the original cheap pink tube that everybody seems to love), and Ulta's lengthening one.  I'm supposed to be getting kit C, but my dashboard hasn't updated yet and I'm hoping that they change it just so I don't get this mascara again.

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Originally Posted by brennn View Post

 

How do you guys feel about the variations in boxes?  For me, that the fact that the boxes were nearly identical for everyone was one of the factors that sold me on this box when I signed up 3 months ago.  There was variation in shades received for makeup items (i.e. stila smudge crayon) and the like, but the products were the same.

 

I'm very excited for my box this month (getting Kit C), but not sure how I feel about the change yet.

I dont mind the variations in the boxes. 

 

I have no idea how many subscribers Sample Society has, but I'm guessing its a lot easier to get 25,000 samples of a product than it is 100,000 samples of a product.  Maybe they have so many members now that sending out identical boxes to everyone is no longer feasable.   It's possible Sample Society needs to send out different boxes each month in order to send out the higher end and larger deluxe samples?

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I feel like the beauty sample subscription services have been reading my mind this month.

 

I'm almost out of my Algenist eye cream.  This is my 2nd jar of it, and I honestly feel pretty neutral about it, and that it's not worth the price.  I was thinking I need to try something different, and was hoping to get one in one of my subs.  This Delaney Wellness eye cream in this month's SS box looks good.  I read about it on the Beauty Bar website, and it sounds a lot like Caudalie, which I like.  I had also been thinking I would like to try one of the Philosophy floral scented shower gels or one of the other floral "Grace" products, and lo and behold, Sample Society has samples this month.  Another thing I had been thinking I want to try is a clarifying shampoo, and it looks like Birchbox might have that covered.

 

I'm usually pretty pleased with what I get in my subs, but this looks like it could be my lucky month!

 

I'm getting Kit B, but my dashboard hasnt updated yet, and I dont see a Kit B posted here.  I hope I get the eye cream and Philosophy!

 

Also, I had recieved the Jane Iredale mascara in the Ice Black shade in a previous box, and I really do like it.  I used it almost daily, and that tube lasted me a good 2 months.  I would prefer to get something new to sample, but if I do get another JI mascara, I wont complain.  I can always use mascara, and its a good one!

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Originally Posted by cocotears View Post

 

Sorry. I made it bigger.

 

 

 

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This box looks awesome to me!  The only thing I wouldn't use is the Murad Retinol product because I already use Retin-A, and another product containing retinoids is contraindicated with Retin-A.  I would love all the other samples though.  I had wanted to try the Vapour Organic Beauty gloss when Birchbox had them, but I didnt get one.  That's a full size lip gloss!  It must be why the other box (C?) has the extra item.

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Me too! And mine said it shipped on 11/29!!

 

You know what I think is better about these variations than the Birchbox variations? There are only a few, and what is in them (thus far) is very even. BB should take some lessons.

Originally Posted by mks8372 View Post

I have kit B as well and am so anxious to see what is in it!!  (dashboard still showing November)  I don't think it will include the Jane Iredale mascara because I have already received that?  Though I wouldn't mind :)

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Mary-
I love ALL the Algenist products! I have received 4  total .5 oz containers in the last year from my samples.

Originally Posted by marybbryant View Post

I feel like the beauty sample subscription services have been reading my mind this month.

 

I'm almost out of my Algenist eye cream.  This is my 2nd jar of it, and I honestly feel pretty neutral about it, and that it's not worth the price.  I was thinking I need to try something different, and was hoping to get one in one of my subs.  This Delaney Wellness eye cream in this month's SS box looks good.  I read about it on the Beauty Bar website, and it sounds a lot like Caudalie, which I like.  I had also been thinking I would like to try one of the Philosophy floral scented shower gels or one of the other floral "Grace" products, and lo and behold, Sample Society has samples this month.  Another thing I had been thinking I want to try is a clarifying shampoo, and it looks like Birchbox might have that covered.

 

I'm usually pretty pleased with what I get in my subs, but this looks like it could be my lucky month!

 

I'm getting Kit B, but my dashboard hasnt updated yet, and I dont see a Kit B posted here.  I hope I get the eye cream and Philosophy!

 

Also, I had recieved the Jane Iredale mascara in the Ice Black shade in a previous box, and I really do like it.  I used it almost daily, and that tube lasted me a good 2 months.  I would prefer to get something new to sample, but if I do get another JI mascara, I wont complain.  I can always use mascara, and its a good one!

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Im getting kit b but my dashboard hasn't updated.  I hope to get the JI mascara but since i've received it before I probably wont get it,.  Any one with kit B...has your dashboard updated?

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I am getting Kit D.

Should be arriving tomorrow.

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  • Hanskin Super Plus Perfect BB Cream SPF37 PA++ Bright (30g) SS PACKET
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I am getting kit B and my dashboard updated.

 

 

 

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i'm looking forward to trying the Philosophy as a shower gel. Those 2 and or 3 in 1/s never work for my curly (frizz prone) hair.

Also excited (and a little scared haha) to try the Murad retinol and the BB cream although they are usually too light for me. 

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I am getting kit B and my dashboard updated. [spoiler=Warning: Spoiler!] LL i'm looking forward to trying the Philosophy as a shower gel. Those 2 and or 3 in 1/s never work for my curly (frizz prone) hair. Also excited (and a little scared haha) to try the Murad retinol and the BB cream although they are usually too light for me. 

Our dashboards updated! Oooo..am excited for bb creams, lippie and the retinol product.. I've never tried retinol or retin based products, so I'm curious and happy to try it out. :) Plus, I live for lippie stuff! And the philosophy, of course, but I prefer their foodie smelling ones lol.

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Dude. Kit B is getting hooked up. I have Kit D. With the variation being a Stila Smudge stick sample instead of a lip gloss. I'm meh. About it this month. I hope the smudge stick is in a usable color for me. I don't use black eyeshadow, or blue or purple. Lol. Not very adventurous. I know. But I look good in neutral. I've perfected neutral. It would have been nice as a little christmas present from SS for them to send all of us a full size of something.

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