Total Beauty for HSN Collection
This new TotalBeauty for HSN Collection is special. It retails for $19.99 with free shipping, and includes eight samples. Here's what you can get:
"Value" of all samples in the TotalBeauty Collection for HSN: $56.93
Would I ever pay fifty bucks for a bunch of samples? Heck no. What all of these sample services come down to is--how much value does a sample have to you? I personally like samples to be free, since I end up accumulating so many of them anyway and not using them. Would I actually pay $8 for a little sample of sunscreen? Would I ever pay $16 for a deluxe sized sample of mascara? Not likely. But, I am occasionally willing to shell out money for a sample sized product so I can test it out without investing in the full sized product, especially for products that I rarely use up before it expires (like mascara). Especially since you're only paying about $2.50 per sample.
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Overall, I think the concept for TotalBeauty's collections (regular, and for HSN) are a lot more appealing than some other sample services because you can see what's available ahead of time.Although I was a little underwhelmed with the current offerings, I'm going to subscribe to the mailing list to see if anything particularly intriguing comes out in the future. I'd consider buying one if there were some really good samples.