Sample Society Mystery Boxes

Recently, Sample Society sold a ton of mystery boxes. I managed to snag one of each of the $10 sample boxes (A-E). With a code, I got free shipping and the total came to $35. I based the prices I came up with on Amazon, rather than, especially since the contents were from old sample boxes. For the most part, the prices were often comparable.  Each box came with a $15 off coupon, but all were long expired, so that was useless.

Here are the contents of each:

Box A – February 2014 ($33.64)


Alterna Bamboo Volume Plumping Strand Expand $3.70
Alterna Bamboo Volume 48-Hour Sustainable Volume Spray $3.83
AHAVA Mineral Botanic Velvet Body Lotion – Tropical Pineapple & White Peach $5.78
MURAD Rapid Collagen Infusion $8.33
Phyto Keratine Ultra Repairing Mask 1.7oz travel $12.00

Box B – January 2014 ($70.75)


StriVectin SD Eye Concentrate $14.75
butter London Horse Power Nail Fertilizer $19.00
Tocca Margaux Eau de Parfum $2.00
Orlane Paris Extreme Line Reducing Lip Care $15.00
Stila Cosmetics Color Balm Lipstick, Vivienne $20.00

The card insert listed a different StriVectin product than the one I actually received, which was a bit of a bummer since this was a duplicate item.

Box C – February 2014 ($49.14)


Minus 417 Dead Sea Cosmetics Hand Moisturizer, Ocean Fragrance $6.00
butter LONDON Nail Lacquer – British Racing Green $15.00
Diptyque L’Eau Du Trente Quatre $3.60
IPKN Moist & Firm Beauty Balm Cream #02 (Light) $5.79
Radical Skincare Age-Defying Exfoliating Pads $18.75

I made a guess on the IPKN cream, since there was not a size noted on it.

Box D – January 2014 ($54.01)


StriVectin SD Eye Concentrate $14.75
butter London Horse Power Nail Fertilizer $19.00
Nicole Richie Eau de Parfum $0.23
Malin & Goetz Vitamin E Face Moisturizer $11.25
StriVectin Instant Retexturizing Scrub $8.79

I found the Nicole Richie perfume much cheaper than listed on the card, and wasn’t impressed at all.. Duplicate butter London product and StriVectin.

Box E – November 2013 ($34.96)


Jane Iredale Lip Drink Lip Balm $6.00
Borghese Splendore Brightening Makup $15.48
Annick Goural Eau d’Hadrien Eau de Toilette $1.04
Murad Anti-Aging Acne Pore & Line Minimizing Hydrator $5.73
Illume Balsam & Cedar Metallic Tin Candle $6.71

I actually based the candle price on the burn time rather than amount of candle. Otherwise, it’s valued a bit lower–but to me, how long a candle actually lasts is where it’s at.

All in all, I would have loved a teeny bit more makeup, and a lot less perfume! But I did get a lot of stuff I’m definitely willing to try, though some scream winter time, so I’ll be packing them away until then.

Was definitely a TON of fun coming home to this box, though!


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  1. Pingback: What I got Wednesday – June 18, 2014 | workontheside

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