Thursday, February 27, 2014

Subscription Boxes are Amazing!

I've just recently discovered something wonderful.  Namely, the world of Subscription Boxes.  Within the last few years subscription boxes have become all the rage.

You can get anything delivered to your door if you are willing to pay for it.  Starting with make-up and skin care products, continuing to Geek Tech and dog toys and on to Dinner for Four (or two) and a little something to pick you up around that time of the month.  Yes, it's that varied.

I still am not quite sure how I stumbled upon this remarkable world of things you don't actually need but are really fun to get in the mail.  I was enabled in my subscription box acquirement by a lovely lady who runs a blog called My Subscription Addiction.  Yes, she posts regular reviews of every box known to womankind.  I'm not sure what she *does* with all the stuff she receives because I've only just started this and I'm already feeling a  little overwhelmed by all the little bits and pieces I've acquired.

I've tried to be very sensible about my new love for packages sent right to my front door but I do admit that I might have gone a teensy bit overboard.

For instance, I'm not a huge make up user yet I've subscribed to several make-up boxes.  With the intent, of course, to use what I receive and branch out into new make-up-applying territory.  Shockingly, its actually worked!


 Gift of Maven
My husband is loving my freshly painted nails.  This is thanks to Julep.
Julep is a subscription box almost exclusively for nail polish.  They have a monthly box for Julep Mavens.  Each box is packed with nail colors and beauty products geared toward you and the answers you chose on their style quiz.

If you would like to try Julep Maven, use the code FREEBOX and you will receive your welcome box for free. Regular Maven pricing is $19.99 a month.  Frankly, I signed up for my free box then cancelled because I just cannot go through that much polish.  I did, however, buy their special Cupid Mystery Box.

I also have been subscribing to Glossybox.  Glossybox sends five luxury beauty products each month for $21.  I'm really happy with them because they sent me the best lotion on earth called Vichy Aqualia Thermal.  It's a rich cream that hydrates like nothing else I've ever tried.
The products are high quality and the sizes are deluxe samples.  Not full size but definitely big enough to use many times and really get an idea of how you like it. They have a program where you get points (Glossydots) for each box you receive and for each review you leave on their website for the products you got in your box.  Get 1000 points? Get a free box! 
One caveat for Glossybox is their shipping schedule.  They charge you at the beginning of the month but don't ship until quite late.  For instance, I was charged on February 8th but my box just now shipped on February 26th.  Meaning its quite likely that I wont receive my February box until March.  I personally don't mind as long as I get the box.

I've also subscribed to Barkbox for the dogs, Ipsy for make up, Blush Mystery Box for skincare and Memebox for interesting Korean beauty products!  I've subscribed to Homegrown Collective which provides a DIY kit once a month.  This month was homemade lip balm, sugar scrubs and wood butter.  SO fun!  I subscribed to a man box called Bespoke Post for DH.  And many (its bad, I know) more!

I don't think I can tell you how much fun I'm having finding, ordering and writing about these boxes!  Its really a lot of fun and I'm enjoying it.

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