✿Sample Society | October 2012 Review✿

Three weeks later, and I’m finally getting time to write about this box. Honestly, I still haven’t even tried everything, but I really wanted to get this out for you all.

Hope this gives you guys a good perspective of this month’s items!

Sample Society | October 2012 Review

Items Listed In This Unboxing

Jane Iredale Tantasia Self Tanner, 1 oz. ($36, 4.2 oz.)
This is the only product I have yet to try out. If it turns out to be a great product, I will post a separate blog review on this, but for now, I’m going to leave it as it is. I don’t use tanning products, and the fact that they gave us a self-tanner in fall seemed like a poor idea on their part anyway.

Kate Somerville ExfoliKate Intensive Exfoliating Treatment, 0.25 fl.oz. ($85, 2 oz.)

This exfoliator is ranked #2 of all of the items in the box. Now that I've said that, I want to caveat that I would not repurchase this. As far as exfoliating, it did a great job. It helps even out skin texture, removes that layer of dead skin, dry patches, and gives a nice clean fresh face.

This exfoliator comes out green, and as it is rubbed on, it turns into a more beige tone. It has a creamy texture, with granules/beads. It also has a very strong pine scent. This is the reason why I would not repurchase. When I rub it on my face, it smells like I rubbed my face into a pine tree forest. The scent is so overwhelming; I could only use it twice, and then threw it out.


Aromachology Clean & Fresh Eau de Parfum, 0.1 fl.oz. ($100, 3.4 fl.oz.)

This is probably the worst perfume sample I’ve ever gotten in a subscription. The sample size is decent, larger than most, but the scent is not appealing to me at all. It smells like soap. Like basic soap you get from a hotel room, and it is very strong. Like I mentioned in the video, it would be a great ‘clean’ scent for a room, but not for the body. I don’t know about you, but I love Febreeze room sprays, but I would never spray that on my body, and that’s how I feel about this perfume.

Oscar Blandi Pronto Wet Hair Care, 1.7 fl.oz. ($24, 8.4 fl. oz.)

This conditioner is amazing! BUT…. There is a but… it smells like lemon zest. Not just lemon juice, but lemon zest… mixed with hair dye. It gave me the worst head ache. This formula is the volumizing formula, and it made my hair so light weight and voluminous, but OMG, the smell was nauseating. It smelled like I had just box dyed my hair and rubbed lemon zest all over my head. Even my husband was questioning my hair. It was bad. I could only use it once before I had to throw it away. *Just like the exfoliator, except I managed to tolerate that scent twice*

Erno Laszlo Phormula 3-9 Repair Balm, 0.1 fl.oz. ($245, 1.7 fl. oz.)

This is the #1 item in the box, and the most expensive. This is an amazing repair balm. It is a bit on the greasy side, and the texture reminds me of Vaseline, so I would not use this on your face if you have oily skin, but if you have severe dry patches, this is amazing. I have a few patches on my chin and around my mouth, and this fixed it up. Works great on the body as well, but it is quite expensive, so I do not plan on repurchasing.

BONUS: Herban Essentials Lavender Towelette, 1 ($16, 20 count)

This was a cute sample and cute idea. The lavender is mild, and reminds me of something from bath and body works. I don’t ever use towelettes, nor have a need for them, so I personally would not buy them, but if you do, and you want a nice scent, this is a great idea.



I know I said I’ve been loving this subscription, and initially, I was excited about what I saw in the box but after using all of the products, I’m pretty disappointed in this box. It was a huge miss for me. I’m going to continue the subscription, but I won’t keep it if the next month is also a flop.

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