Have you been considering joining the "beauty box" phenomenon? Beauty box subscriptions have changed the way women shop for beauty products. In this post, I share 5 reasons why you'll love a Beauty Box Subscription.
My personal favorite box is GlossyBox, every month I patiently await the arrival of the beauty box subscription that I cannot live without.
Please note, this post does contain affiliate links.
How does a Beauty Box Subscription work?
There are several popular beauty box subscriptions website/services; Ipsy, GlossyBox, Birch Box are just a few. However the general concept of most boxes work the same.
Here is how a beauty box monthly subscription works:
1. Save Money on Beauty Products
I know it seems too good to be true. How can spending money on a beauty box save you money? This is definitely the Accountant in me talking...
How many times do you go in to (or online to) Sephora, Amazon.com, Ulta Beauty, or Sally's Beauty with the intent to just browse, but you always come out (or check out) with nearly $100.00 in items you just have been dieing to try? I Browse Buying products every other weekend. However, now with my GlossyBox, I get an amazing array of beauty products to try out and test each month for a set amount of money. It is literally in my budget!
I pay 21.00 a month vs 100.00 every other weekend from Browse Buying.
Rather than browsing on-line or in stores, with GlossyBox you can receive 5 wonderful products that are hand picked for you based on your survey for 21.00 a month and you don't even have to think about it, so it saves you time too!
Can you go into Ulta get 5 products hand picked items that you have never tried for less than 21.00 and in less than 15 minutes? Nope! But with a beauty box, you most certainly can.
Every time I get the itch to go out and shop randomly on Amazon.com, it is like GlossyBox knows and it seems to arrive the next day so I don't feel the need to splurge anymore.
2. Get Cutting Edge Products
Most beauty boxes have a specific products that they like to promote. For instance, Ispy offers really trendy items like NYX eyeshadows and Better than Sex mascara. Don't get me wrong, I love both these products, but I don't want more of what I already have or have already experienced.
I like GlossyBox because it focuses on the Unsung Heroes of the beauty world. GlossyBox offers products that are up & coming things that you cannot easily get from other sources.
I love knowing that by purchasing a GlossyBox membership, I am helping a smaller brand grow. And in the same box I'll receive a newly launched product that Estae Lauder just released. So it isn't all about unknown items, rather, it's more about items that are new to the market.
3. Try it, before you Buy it
When I was little I loved going to Sam's Club and getting samples of new food that was available, if it was yummy, I always begged my mother to buy the over sized bag for me to take home.
How many times have you picked out a blush that you thought would look perfect, only to discover the color was way off or that it was poorly pigmented? Beauty boxes eliminate the guess work.
A great Beauty Box offer's the ability to try a product for a long period of time before you actually spend the time & money to purchase the product directly. As a working adult woman, there is no better feeling than knowing that you are getting your money's worth from a purchase.
I'll play devil's advocate, let's say you don't like something you received in your GlossyBox, no big deal likely you spent less than $5.00 on it and you can always adjust your profile survey to ensure you don't get that type of product again. We've all spent way more than $5.00 on a product we've used only once and in those cases please donate those lightly used discarded products to the Powerful & Pampered Drive.
4. It is Easy
Beauty Box companies make joining their subscription program very easy. Some boxes or bags are so popular that there's a bit of a wait, however for the most part in just a few clicks online, your box is on its way. The most time consuming portion is the survey.
The Survey is there to guarantee you have the best possible experience, make sure you take your time and complete it thoroughly. Your survey is how you tell the company what kind of products you would like to have. The survey takes in to account your lifestyle, age, skin type and skin tone, as well as things you just generally like.
What I love about GlossyBox is they have a series of smaller surveys that are emailed periodically. It ensures that you are always getting the products you can use. Also, let's face it, we want changes often. You can always update your profile to reflect your current interests.
5. Rewards yourself
Do you love getting flowers at the office? Duh, who doesn't love to know that someone appreciates your hard work or has remembered a day that is special to you. I believe everyone does something that is worthy of being rewarded, there is always a reason to celebrate a success. A beauty box is a very simple yet very meaningful and useful way to reward yourself for a month of hard work.
These beautifully wrapped gift boxes full of wonderful goodies make the beauty shopping experience more affordable, less intimidating for a beginning beauty buyer, feeds the beauty buyers need to try new things and makes it a breeze to reward yourself each month. If you are interested in being a GlossyBox member, please join through my affiliate link.
To see more details about the products I loved from my GlossyBox in previous months, check out these posts.