Addicted to Subscription Boxes


As I have gotten older, my interest in makeup and caring for my skin has grown. While I wear a minimal amount of it, I like trying new things. But the prices on the mini sizes next to the checkout counters of stores like Ulta and Sephora are sometimes a little too expensive for the size of the product. So how is a girl supposed to sample new stuff without breaking the piggy bank? Two words—subscription boxes! You can sign up now for different sample kits for less than 10$ a month. I love knowing that every month I have a package on its way to me with products picked specifically for my liking. With these products I get to try something new without the fear of spending too much money on products that might not work. Listed below are some the popular subscription boxes (and bags) that are out on the market right now.

Birchbox– $10 a month

If you are looking for great beauty products, then these beauty boxes are perfect for you! Each month, Birchbox sends you a variety of beauty products, all for your body and hair. Similar to Ipsy, when signing up for a subscription, you create a profile, so only the products that meet your wants and needs are sent to you. What’s nice is Birchbox’s are available for both men and women, so these make for perfect gifts for all your friends and family… or for you!

Ipsy– $10 a month

Ipsy has made a big name for itself, especially on various YouTube channels (ironically the creator is a YouTube star). This is a monthly beauty and makeup subscription glam bag. Each month you receive full size or deluxe-sized products, along with a cute makeup bag. The products range from different companies and are picked for customers based on a pre-quiz during the sign up. Personally, I think it’s one of the best value beauty subscriptions and a great way to build out your makeup collection on a budget. I can’t wait for my first one to come in the mail!

PopSugar Must Have Box– starts at $39.95 a month

PopSugar is bringing a trip to the mall right to your house. This box is a lifestyle box with different themes for each month. PopSugar’s boxes include full-sized products ranging from fashion to beauty, fitness, home and food. While a little pricier then the previous two, the value of these boxes worth more than $100 and target women ages 18 to 40. While I am not yet a subscriber, PopSugar has definitely struck my interest with these cute and affordable monthly gifts.

Glossy Box– $21 a month

Glossy box has really left a positive impact on its customer, as they fill their boxes up with products their customers will really enjoy. This is a monthly beauty subscription box. With some of the cutest packing in the business, their products are usually deluxe or full size. These products include creams, lotions, perfumes, and gels to help with all sorts of problems. It’s like a mini pampering session in each box.

Beauty Box 5– $12 a month

I’m constantly struggling with my makeup and the different looks I experiment with. Cosmetics are all about trial and error. But you don’t have to be alone in this process. The Beauty Box system has created kits for subscribers cut down on the amount of error, while still increasing the amount of trials. You’ll receive an assortment of products that picked out to help you look your best. They’ll send you a wide and varying assortment of products that are sure to help you look your best, all at a price you can live with. Many of their products can be found in drugstores, so once you’ve found your favorites, you can always buy more.

Vegan Cuts Beauty Box– $19.95 a month

This is the perfect subscription for all the Veganistas out there! I love organic products but it’s hard to products that truly are organic and vegan. But Vegan Cuts brings you the best beauty products that haven’t been tested on animals, and don’t include any ingredients that use animals in any way, shape, or form. Finally feel good about the products you’re using. This is the easiest way to find cruelty free brands without having to buy the full size prior to trying the items. Each month you’ll receive a delivery that includes 4-7 new products to try, ranging from unique cosmetics to amazing skincare.


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