Treat Yourself to Something Special with Beauty Boxes!


You made it through the holidays and welcomed the New Year. Now you deserve a little something special. Winter can wreak havoc on your skin and hair; lack of sun and fresh air can leave your complexion and your mood feeling tired and blah! Why not sign up for one of these beauty boxes and try some great products without having to commit? Another great thing about these sample beauty boxes is if you find something you really like but do not want to spend the money on the full size product, you can probably find something similar in the drugstore. Just bring it with you to the store and compare color or ingredients to find what you love for a better price.

Beauty Boxes

What are beauty boxes?

Thanks to some creative thinkers and marketing geniuses you can be the recipient of a box full of beauty products each month. Several companies are popping up that offer customers an opportunity to try an assortment of deluxe samples and even full size products of lipsticks, skin creams, hair potions and more! Each company has their own special perks. Here is a breakdown of some of the more popular beauty boxes and options available:

Birch Box

Birch Box

Birch Box $10/month or $110/ year and membership for year can only be cancelled during first month. Perks: Boxes can be customized.

Sample Society with Allure 
$15/month but get a $15 coupon in each box good toward a full size product of any of the samples in box and a subscription to Allure. Perks: Can cancel at any time and sometimes include full size products in monthly boxes!

Glossy Box

Glossy Box

Glossy Box $21/month, $115/six months, or $220/year with no cancellations on six month or year membership. Perks: Can earn points by posting product reviews and eventually earn enough points for a free month of products.

Ipsy $10/month, $110/year. Perks: Can cancel at anytime and boxes often include full size products. Products arrive in themed make-up bags each month along with step by step “how to” videos.

Beauty Army

Beauty Army

Beauty Army $12/month or $132/year. Perks: Can cancel membership or skip a month any time. You get to choose from a selection of samples each month and boxes are known for including full size products.

Total Beauty Collection $15/kit, no subscriptions. Perks: You will know ahead of time what is in the kit so you can decide what months you want to order.

Beauty Fix $49.99/ kit and you receive 4 kits a year. Once you join you are automatically enrolled for one year but you can cancel anytime. Perks: A referral program offers opportunities for coupons toward featured products and free kits.

Beauty Boxes $12/month, $30/ three months, $100/ year. Can not cancel once you have subscribed.Perks: Each month includes one full size product.

~Jan Snadeker, An Ideal Mom

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