Confession: I’m addicted to subscription boxes. My bathroom cabinets are overflowing with samples, and many of my favorite beauty products and jewelry have come from subscription boxes. Today I wanted to share my favorite subscription boxes, and boxes I have cancelled.
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PopSugar Must Have Box
PopSugar is my absolute favorite box. Every month, Lisa Sugar curates must-have items that include products such as makeup, perfume, snacks, books, jewelry, candles, and other lifestyle wants. I don’t love everything in each box, but there is almost always an item that I adore. Recently, I received Kendra Scott Elle Earrings in Slate. They are absolutely gorgeous and retail for $52—more than the cost of the entire PopSugar box. My PopSugar review can be found here. Let me put it this way: my hubby is not the biggest fan of my subscription box love, but he recently told me that he wants me to keep my PopSugar subscription because it’s a great value.
Bottom line: This is the best subscription box ever. Get it here.
I have tried (too) many beauty boxes, and Ipsy is consistently my favorite every month. I prefer makeup to skincare samples, and Ipsy has sent me the smallest number of skincare samples. I have been subscribed to Ipsy for almost two years, and I feel like Ipsy really pays attention to my beauty profile. It’s been a fun way to discover some of my new favorite brands and products. Plus, it’s a great value at $110 a year (or $10 a month) and includes a cute bag each month.
Bottom line: My favorite beauty subscription box. Get it here.
Love with Food
My hubby loves food subscription boxes, and we have tried three different ones so far. For the price, Love with Food is his favorite. For only $10 a month, Love with Food includes at least eight organic or all-natural snacks. We have tried many new brands, and it’s been a fun way to try healthier snack options. The best part is that Love with Food donates a meal to a hungry child for every box sent!
Bottom line: Healthier snack options at a good value. Get it here.
On the Fence
Oh, Birchbox, I just can’t quit you. Birchbox sends more skincare samples than Ipsy, and the samples are smaller (in general). The products are also more high-end so even when I do fall in love with an item, I usually can’t afford it. However, Birchbox gives you points for reviewing each product that you sample in your box, so I’ve purchased some great products with my points.
Bottom line: Birchbox was the subscription that started it all for me, and I love its point system. Get it here.
I purchased Munchpak for my hubby for Christmas in 2013, and he has enjoyed trying new and popular snacks from all over the world every month. The reason we are on the fence about it is that the full price of the subscription is $21 a month. Since there is no way of knowing what kind of snacks will arrive, the price is a little too much for us. I bought it at a discounted price, and for now we decided not renew it in the future.
Bottom line: It is fun to try snacks from all over the world, but the price is too high for us. If you’re interested, you can get it here.
Not for Me
Beauty Box 5
I received an annual subscription to Beauty Box 5 at nearly half the regular price, but I will not be renewing once it’s over. Honestly, the boxes have just been boring to me. I am rarely excited by the products—I can quickly name some of my favorite products from PopSugar, Ipsy, and Birchbox, but I can’t think of any favorites for Beauty Box 5. Since I don’t need more than two beauty boxes, this one doesn’t make the cut.
Bottom line: This subscription box didn’t work for me, but if you want to try it for yourself, click here.
Have you tried subscription boxes? Which one is your favorite?
PS-Today I am over at Venus Trapped in Mars talking about travel tips for couples. We also teamed up for a fun beauty and ad space giveaway so hop on over and check it out!