There are all sorts of subscription boxes these days. Birchbox, Ipsy, and Glossybox are just a few of the beauty sample boxes out there right now.
When I was deployed, I subscribed to Birchbox so I could have some fun mail every month. It was only $10 and you normally got about $15 or more of samples. I got face washes, lotions, eye shadows, and eyeliners. It was kind of fun, and I’ve always loved samples so it was nice.
I never subscribed to Ipsy but I heard with that one you get real-size products as well.
I recently got a coupon for Glossy Box – the most expensive of the subscription boxes -$21 a month. I think $21 is a crazy price so I would only buy it for a coupon…except I thought I cancelled it and it didn’t work so I got a second month at full price =(
This month I received an eyelash primer/conditioner, a nail polish, eyeliner, lipgloss, and face wash that starts as a mud mask and then foams up. I’m sure if you add up the value of the lip gloss, nail polish, and eyeliner together it would be about $20 so the value of the box is there, but in all honesty, I got just as excited from my $10 Birchbox as they $21 Glossy Box.
From the 4 Birchbox’s I had, I ended up ordering one product that I really loved. From my two Glossy Box’s I have not felt that need to buy anything. I just don’t think the excitement is equivalent to the price of the Glossy.
Have you had any experience with Subscription Boxes?