I had been trying out different beauty subscription boxes…then I stopped.
I know it is not a necessary expense, but I really missed getting my little boxes of goodies. It is always like Christmas when I get one!
The ones I am get are:
Beauty Box Five
Here’s a quick summary of the different services…
How much: $10/month
Sample brands: Benefit, Deborah Lippmann, Amika, Stila
How it works: Birchbox arrives at your door filled with about five deluxe beauty and lifestyle samples based on the answers you provide in an online questionnaire. Plus, if you like what you get, you can purchase a full-sized product at Birchbox.com and receive reward points toward discounts on future purchases.
How much: $10 a month
Sample brands: Yes To, Urban Decay, Josie Maran, Kiehl’s
How it works: When you subscribe to Ipsy, you not only get four to five deluxe beauty samples, but they also come in a chic, collectible makeup bag. Everything is personalized based on your answers to the Ipsy beauty quiz.
Beauty Box Five
How much: $12 a month
Sample brands: H2O Plus, Rosebud Perfume Co., Weleda
How it works: Beauty Box 5 lets you sample products from luxury, drugstore, and vegan-friendly brands. Every month, you get a box of deluxe samples and at least one full sized product (which will practically pay for itself). All you need to do is specify your personality and concerns and they will choose the products that fit you best.
How much: $19.99/month
How it works: The subscription of choice for nail polish addicts, the Julep Maven box comes filled with new nail polish colors plus other beauty products selected based on your style profile. We love the flexibility with this one: The company emails you on the 20th of every month with a preview of next month’s box, so you can choose to ship or skip. You can even try a different box or send your box to a friend.
So here is what I got this month…isn’t it cute? The thing about Julep Maven is that you only get a couple of products, but they are full size. I don’t get all of the nail polish they offer as an option, because I am really horrible at painting my own nails…that is why I pay for mani/pedis, so I don’t look like a three year old painted my nails.
Full-coverage color with a moisturizing treatment core in the middle. This creamy, long-lasting crayon delivers the smoothing, softening goodness of antioxidant-rich oils, healing sunflower wax, and soothing vitamin E. Available in four shades:
Then I got:
Blank Canvas Plumping Lip Primer…
For lip color that lasts
What it is:
A multitasking primer that preps lips for flawless, all-day color.
What it does:
- Benzyl Nicotinate instantly plumps.
- Sepilift DPHP smoothes fine lines, firms, and moisturizes
- Julep’s exclusive Power Cell Complex™ blends the benefits of three age-defying, skin-boosting, ultra-hydrating ingredients:
Rosehip seed oil delivers essential nutrients to soothe and repair.Malvaceae Lipid Extract™ improves barrier function so skin retains moisture.Green coffee bean oil invigorates skin & promotes cell turnover.
A pretty good month!