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May’s Beauty Bar Sample Society Box – Wrap Up July 11, 2012

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I’ve had a chance to use and review all of the products from May and decide on how much I liked them. So now it is time to do my bag wrap up.

In case you don’t remember, here is a summary of the Awesomeness level:

Box Awesomeness Level Review (AL)

  • 5 points for an item that surpasses everything else I’ve tried and becomes my #1 choice for what role it fulfills
  • 4 points for an item that becomes added to my permanent collection of cosmetics and I will repurchase
  • 3 points for an item that joins my “I might buy this again” list
  • 2 points for an item I finished or will finish the entire sample of but in the end decided not to re-purchase
  • 1 point for an item that I tried and immediately threw out/gave away
  • 0 points if the item was a duplicate of something from a previous bag/box/kit that only scored a 1 in that box – meaning I knew enough to not even bother with trying it.
  • Don’t forget that I subtract 1/2 point for samples that can only be used 2 or fewer times.

Click “more” to see how this kit rated…

Alterna UV+ Color Fade Proof Fluide
Sample Size:  0.3 oz
Full Size:   2.5 oz
Full Size Price: $24.00
Sample Value: $2.88

AL<- 3 I did like it mostly but it didn’t de-frizz enough.

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Bond No. 9 New York Bon Bon – Signature
Sample Size:  0.05 oz
Full Size:   3.3 oz
Full Size Price: $330.00
Sample Value: $5.00

AL<- 3 It is a nice fragrance but it is sooooooooo expensive. I can’t see spending that on perfume.

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Colorescience Pro SPF 20 Travel Puff
Sample Size:  1 pad
Full Size: 1 pad
Full Size Price: $10.00
Sample Value: $10.00

AL<-2 It was not a perfect color match and I didn’t like it more than other powders I have.

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StriVectin SD Intensive Concentrate for Stretch Marks & Wrinkles
Sample Size:   0.75 oz
Full Size: 5.0 oz
Full Size Price: $135.00
Sample Value: $20.25

AL<- 3  I still can’t believe that this actually works! I just can’t afford to get it. If it were just $50 less I would have it rated as a 4.

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Stila Cosmetics Forever Your Curl Mascara
Sample Size:  0.12 oz
Full Size:   0.24 oz
Full Size Price: $22.00
Sample Value: $11.00

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AL<-4 I may buy this again sometime. I have sooooooo many more to try though that I may not get around to getting a new one soon.

Awesomeness Level: 3+3+2+3+4=15     15/5=3.  This was a really nice box, and the main reason it didn’t rate higher is the items are TOO luxury for my wallet.

Sample Box Value $49.13
This does not include the coupon or the magazine subscription

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