I, myself am more partial to the beauty subscription boxes, but you can get anything from pet toys to organic snacks. There are so many boxes out there to try! And I am addicted to trying them out!
Luckily most of these boxes will run you anywhere from $10-20 a month, and are filled with at least your investment (but usually a lot more!) It’s sort of actually saved me money, because before I would head to the store and shop in the beauty department, looking for new and exciting makeup and beauty items to try. I would spend more than I wanted to (remember that talk we had about budgeting?) But with subscription boxes, I can try out new products (in full and deluxe samples) for super cheap.
The other great thing about being members of these subscription services are the discounts! If you find something you love in the boxes, usually the full sizes, or other products within the line are offered to you at a deep discount. I’ve found some insanely awesome products this way.
Julep is beyond my favorite because everything in my box is a full sized product and everything so far has been super rad. Plus I am a sucker for awesome nail polish. By being a Maven (what Julep calls their members) I got over $200 worth of beauty products, by shopping special discounts, sales and gifts for $50. How do you like dem apples?
Right now, if you sign up as a new subscriber you get your very first box free! Normally it’s the basic Style box after you take their style quiz (I got Bombshell when I joined), but for summer they have this super awesome Nautical themed box and it’s only $2.99! All you have to pay for is the shipping and you get 3 polishes, a lip gloss, dual ended eyeliner and a sharpener! I have all of this product (in different colors) and I can vouch when I say it’s legit stuff. It makes me sad that I am already a member, because I want all of this for under 3 bucks.
Right now, for summer with Birchbox, if you subscribe to the Women’s Box (yes, they have a Man’s Box too!) you can get an extra additional deluxe sample with your first box! Ahh! I love extra presents.
If you’ve been meaning to try the Whish Shave Cream (It’s fantastic, y’all!) now is your chance to nap a free deluxe sample! I nabbed the Cynthia Rowley Nude Lip Stain cuz I already have the Whish! I can not wait til this baby shows up at my door! Check my Instagram for my pics and reviews behind the scenes.
As for Ipsy, I just received my 2nd bag (all the products come in cute little limited edition makeup bags!) and it was once again filled with awesome stuff. I have some friends who haven’t had the same luck as I have (maybe someone at Ipsy likes me or something), but I swear I get the coolest samples!
The bags are about 50:50 ratio of deluxe samples and full size. This month I got full sized mascara, eyeliner and lip gloss! It’s valued at at least $35, so for 10 bucks, it’s a steal.
Here’s a quick list of some of the most popular beauty subscription boxes, what they have and what it costs so you can decide for yourself.
Julep – Nails, Skin, Makeup and Hair. Full size products (first one free! with code FREEBOX) My Maven Box $40+ worth of product – $24.99 per month, or $19.99 each month with a prepaid 3 month subscription; or the Luxe Maven Box $60+ worth of prestige products $39.99/month, or $34.99/month with a three-month prepaid subscription.
Ipsy – 5 full and deluxe samples each month in a limited edition makeup bag. $10/month
Birchbox – 4–5 deluxe beauty and lifestyle samples. $10/month Women, $20/month Men.
Blush Mystery Box – A monthly mystery box valued at $100. Mostly full sized, some sample sizes. $24.95/monthly subscription/$34.95 one time purchase.
Beauty Box 5 – A mix of makeup, beauty accessories, hair, skincare, fragrance, body, and nail products. Full and sample sized products. $12/month
Glossy Box – 5 deluxe sized luxury, high end beauty products. $21/month
GoodeBox – 5-6 trial sized healthy, eco-sensitive & effective beauty and personal care products, along with occasional samples of natural & organic health and wellness products. Delivered monthly, or every other month. $18/month
Which boxes do you subscribe to? Which ones do you want to try?
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