Most beauty product junkies will tell you that one of the best parts about purchasing the lotions and potions we all love is the free sample. Those little extras tucked into your bag at the apothecary—tiny vials of new scents, palm sized foil pouches filled with the promise of brighter skin.
The product mavens at BeautyBar.com and Allure magazine know just how much we love these little add-ons. which is why they launched Sample Society, an online-based membership program. For $15 per month (the fee includes shipping), the product addicted can sign up to receive samples of luxury products and expert advice on how to use them.
Every month, members will receive five “deluxe” sized samples. “Our samples,” according to the website, “Are designed for multiple uses.” Featured brands include Stila, Murad and Bond No. 9. Once you sign up, you are invited to rate your preferences. Categories such as "skincare," "make-up," "fragrance" and "men's products" are among the choices. After you are registered, Sample Society creates a dashboard for you, so that you are able to keep track of the products you have sampled, and rate them if you like.
After that, you just wait for your samples to arrive, straigt from a beauty editor’s desk to your doorstep, and all in a sweet, little package.