September 7, 2013
I've come across beauty sample subscription services before but have always been somewhat skeptical of them. The randomness factor seemed too risky to justify signing myself up. Lucky for me, the locally run Sample Bar offered to introduce me to their version of the service and I was able to see what I've been missing out on. Contrary to my belief that I would receive irrelevant/redundant products, I was pleasantly surprised to get a range of interesting, useable items. The August issue, for example, included shampoo&conditioner, face wash, a treatment masque, moisturiser, and tanning gel from a mixture of boutique and well-recognised brands. The thrill of trying out a new product is basically multiplied five-fold every month - I confess to spending over an hour in the shower primping and preening with my new products the day they arrived. The verdict? A new favourite moisturiser and the beginnings of an addiction to getting my fix of pampering every month.
As an added bonus: discount codes and specials are already included for your convenience if you decide you need to buy the full-sized goodies!
What: Subscriptions start at $25, including free shipping.