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I think June's box was probably left overs, which is why it was a moisturizer-party. Because shortly after they did the warehouse sale, and now they're re-launching, which is probably something that has been in the works for months.

 

Most re-launches don't work out so well, but it took me all of 10 seconds to read what was going to be in the box and I was signed back up again. I love the new look of the boxes as well. They have always made it very easy to sign up and cancel, and have top notch customer service, so I'm excited to see where they take the subscription after this re-launch!

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@@MissJexie Totally agree! Since my reasons for canceling had nothing to do with CS and everything to do with the contents themselves, I'm really hoping the new boxes are more in line with what _Allure_ magazine is promoting in the magazines themselves. I've always thought that was a *huge* disconnect and misstep. The boxes have never felt like they stepped out of the monthly beauty pages -- which have always been the first place I go in every issue of every publication -- of the magazine. This is a huge opportunity for companies if it's handled correctly: Featured in the magazine + featured in the boxes = an insane amount of exposure and word of mouth advertising.

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@@MissJexie Totally agree! Since my reasons for canceling had nothing to do with CS and everything to do with the contents themselves, I'm really hoping the new boxes are more in line with what _Allure_ magazine is promoting in the magazines themselves. I've always thought that was a *huge* disconnect and misstep. The boxes have never felt like they stepped out of the monthly beauty pages -- which have always been the first place I go in every issue of every publication -- of the magazine. This is a huge opportunity for companies if it's handled correctly: Featured in the magazine + featured in the boxes = an insane amount of exposure and word of mouth advertising.

That is a really good point--I've rarely seen stuff like Sisley in Allure, and I don't think Allure is targeted to individuals who can just walk in and buy such expensive products without batting an eyelash. I'm not going to have any issue with the occasional L'Oreal product thrown in there, if it means more accessible (read: less heartbreakingly overpriced) items will be available for purchase.

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I am getting low on moisturizers since I canceled last October (I think).  I was thinking about signing back up for Sample Society and this box was the push I needed. This months box looks amazing.  I also tried the L'Oreal lip gloss and I really like it.  I'm hoping they have a variety of colors.  I was bummed I missed out on the warehouse sale!  Five boxes for $25 was a great deal.  I'm guessing I could find a few on Ebay if I really wanted one. 

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I knew they were revamping the SS box and read about it last month.. I asked, but I guess it was too early for members signed up to have answers.

 

I think I'm going to drop Ipsy and pick this one up. They used to have the top brand names in their boxes.. but rarely full sized products. which is what they say " samples'.

 

Laura Mercier is one of my top " go to" brands for facial primers, concealers, highlighters, etc. 

That info pushed me over the fence. 

I just joined. :)

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The LM alone got me to sign back up. I cancelled the old subscription because I eventually got too much skincare, most of which didn't fit with my skincare needs. But I did get some awesome things that I fell in love with, so it wasn't all a bust. I really do hope that the new revamped Sample Society has more variety in their boxes.

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I knew they were revamping the SS box and read about it last month.. I asked, but I guess it was too early for members signed up to have answers.

 

I think I'm going to drop Ipsy and pick this one up. They used to have the top brand names in their boxes.. but rarely full sized products. which is what they say " samples'.

 

Laura Mercier is one of my top " go to" brands for facial primers, concealers, highlighters, etc. 

That info pushed me over the fence. 

I just joined. :)

I dropped Ipsy too in favor of this one.  :)

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I dropped Sample Society a few months ago after receiving what seemed like my eleventy-leventh Alterna and Murad samples. But I like what I see in the spoiler, so I'm back in. I think I'll be more likely to use the $10 for any $50 purchase, too.

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I dropped Sample Society a few months ago after receiving what seemed like my eleventy-leventh Alterna and Murad samples. But I like what I see in the spoiler, so I'm back in. I think I'll be more likely to use the $10 for any $50 purchase, too.

Totally with you!  I actually never got a 'repeat' item, but got sick of Alterna & Murad samples in pretty much every box.  Not that I don't like those products, but a box promoted by Allure should've had more diversity.  But now. . whoa!  I totally caved and signed back up.  It looks like all the products in the picture are full size, but I'm sure we'll be getting small samples.   

 

I would also rather get $10 off $50 purchases on anything at Beautybar, vs. $15 on just the featured samples.   I bet that's why they were offering all the mystery boxes this month. . .they're just getting rid of old stock and bringing new and fresh items in!  Yay!  

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I got sucked back in as well!  I quit last month in time that I got a full refund.  I can't say no to illuminating powders, BL and lip gloss.  I hope this is a new trend for them!

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Random question about SS and Beautybar.com.

Are they owned by Amazon?

Because I placed an order with soap.com ( one of the brands listed at the top of the page) for some organic cleaning products, and found out that soap.com is an Amazon company.

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I hope we get whats pictured!!  The wording is tricky...

 

 

I signed up back up, though!

 

I don't mine AT ALL getting L'Oreal.  And that lipstick is amazing!  I love it so much!  I hope I get it in a different color (sort of, I really like the one I have--blushing harmony-).

 

Ahh!! So much good stuff in that box! 

 

I hope they don't turn completely away from skin care because I really enjoyed getting nice brands in the previous SS boxes.

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They confirmed on FB that everyone WILL be getting the 5 items from the spoiler article, with variations for color in the nail polish and lipstick/stain/gloss (THIS IS WHY I CALL THEM ALL "LIPPIES")

 

 

  • NAME REDACTED: just when i think im out they pull me back in! will each box get all 5 items listed in the link??
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      BeautyBar.com Yes, each box will get all of the 5 items listed! Welcome back!
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I'm really hoping the lip stuff is a mini!  I love minis with a fiery passion.  They're just *adorable*.  And *so* looking forward to the hair mask!  Gah.  Is it here yet? 

 

(And I'm super curious to see the box itself.  I'm hoping it's still the same size as the black boxes.  It looks like it has the potential of being a larger box like Glossybox, but I would love a smaller shiny red box.) 

 

(And I'm wondering if they're going to continue with the piles of black crinkly paper shreds for packing.  My cats *love* to dig that stuff out of wherever I thought it was safely away from them and string it *all over* my apartment.)

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I wonder if from now on they will revealing the content of each box like this month or just one spoiler before the box is released like before... Anyone knows? It will be great to know what's coming and we can decide to get that's month box or not.

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I wonder if from now on they will revealing the content of each box like this month or just one spoiler before the box is released like before... Anyone knows? It will be great to know what's coming and we can decide to get that's month box or not.

My guess is that this was a special pre-relaunch preview to try to get people like me (bailed because UGH SO BORING, SAMPLE SOCIETY) back. It worked, but only time will tell if they will sustain this or slip back into the same old boring crap that drove me away.

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I'm going to stay through July (Yay already know it's fabulous!) and August (Birthday Month!) and then decide from there.  At that point, I either *have* to cut Ipsy, or go down to one Birchbox regardless of how many 100 point codes they release.

 

(Honestly, I'm really hoping for SS to become an awesome monthly sub.  I'll gladly cancel Ipsy and pay an extra $5/mo for Butter London and Laura Mercier over Be A Bombshell and Pop Beauty)

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(Honestly, I'm really hoping for SS to become an awesome monthly sub. I'll gladly cancel Ipsy and pay an extra $5/mo for Butter London and Laura Mercier over Be A Bombshell and Pop Beauty)

So much this. If they curated boxes to go with whatever they're featuring in the magazine, I would probably even pay to renew my subscription (got it free with an e.l.f. order for Secret Santa).

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