Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Subscription Boxes

Everywhere I turn these days, a new beauty box, food box, coffee box, or something similar pops up! Whoever developed the concept of these sampling services is a genius in my opinion! The first one I ever heard of was Birchbox, which seems to get great reviews and appears to be one of the least expensive at $10/month or $110 for a year's subscription. Birchbox contains luxury beauty samples that are delivered to your door, and they also have a rewards program. You can write reviews on the samples you receive, and that earns you points that you can use to buy the full sized products. Pretty neat concept! Some of Birchbox's competitors are Ipsy and Glossybox
I've recently seen more and more of these sample boxes being offered. As someone who's quite the beauty junkie, these boxes really pique my interest. I've never tried any of them, but have been toying with the idea of giving Birchbox a go. I'm curious about how big the samples are. Are they only enough for a couple of uses? And how many different items do you receive? Do you feel like you get your money's worth? 

As a foodie, I'm also intrigued by several of the healthy food boxes I've seen. There are so many, though, I don't even know where to start! I think these seem like such a fun and simple way to try new things without spending a lot of money. I'd love to hear about any experiences anyone has had with these boxes. Love 'em or leave 'em?


  1. Birchbox was the first one I subscribed to and I was wayyy disappointed! The "sample" sizes weren't even normal trial sizes, they were even smaller! To me, it seemed very much like 'oh, let's see how much stuff that they'll never use we can fit in this box and make them happy for $10.' I canceled and went to ipsy and I LOVE it! Great products, great sizes (travel size products are good sized and lots of full sized products too!) and a cute bag each month. Definitely recommend them!

  2. I've been a Birchbox girl for awhile. It's really hit or miss. Some months are awesome, others not so much. I've heard good things about Glossybox and it's full sized products.

  3. I actually like Birchbox and still use it. I've had a lot of successes--even though they are sample sizes!