Place Purchased: glossybox.com
Price: Varies by plan, I get the monthly plan for $21.00/month
I've tried a few different subscription services for beauty products over the past year. I've tried ipsy, Birchbox and Glamour Box. I cancelled all of them, but kept Glossybox. Why? While ipsy and Birchbox is very affordable (only $10 delivered), I prefer full samples and more items. For this reason, I am willing to pay a bit more. This is not the only subscription box I get, and I will post more as they come in this month.
This month I got some really nice things. Way past the price of the box, and things I know I will use. In April I received:
- Trial size tube of Vasanti Cosmetics - Brighten Up! Enzymatic Face Rejuvenator
- Two (2) full size Colourpop Cosmetics Ultra Matte Lip gloss
- Full size Doucce Maxlash Volumizer Mascara
- 2 sample size Beauty Shampoo and Conditioner
- Sample size Jafra Cosmetics International Paris Et Moi Eau De Parfum
- Sample size "For Feet's Sake" Intense Repair Spa Foot Butter
Each month is like receiving a present! Beautifully boxed and packaged. The price includes shipping, so the deal can't be beat.
Pros: Nice variety of items, several full size each month. You get to try before you buy full size of items you like. It's the perfect gift to yourself, or to give as a gift (I've sent my assistant a box before).
Cons: You don't know what you are going to get. I can't remember if I filled out a beauty profile when I first subscribed, but I probably did. You might not receive colors that you like, or will use, in terms of makeup. I have a large bin I keep and give the leftovers as gifts, or donate them to a friend. There's always something you can do with leftover or unused items. I've even considered donating the items to a woman's shelter. Some people sell them on eBay.
Final Result: LOVE IT! Definitely recommend this beauty box. You get way more than you pay for, and the monthly surprise of items is never a disappointment.