I have a new addiction and….
OK, so lets get this out of the way. I was in no way compensated to write about Glossybox. I even paid for it myself. But, it’s fun and silly and it makes me happy so I am sharing with all of you who haven’t caught the subscription box addiction. I have been seeing these boxes (think Beer of the Month Club but with beauty products) pop up in my Facebook feed over the last six months and I have been curious what the draw is. Why spend $10-$50 a month on a package of samples? That you don’t even get to pick yourself? But then Kim-Marie posted a review of Glossybox that she was sent and well, I have a total girl crush on her so I thought “OK, she doesn’t BS and if she liked it I will try it and see what the big deal is”. Honestly I can’t tell you the number of times I have wandered the aisles of Sephora wondering which of these products to buy. I am not really a makeup and stylish girlie girl. I know, I will pause for you to absorb the shock. Plus, I am always in need of TSA sized products. So I plop down my $21 (Glossybox is $21 a month, no commitment, cancel whenever) and waited for my first box to arrive.
It was full of products I had never heard of before:
- C. BOOTH Honey Almond Nourishing Dry Oil Mist (smells and feels divine)
- FRESH Lotus Youth Preserve Face Cream-Full Size
- LAUREN B. BEAUTY Nail Couture in City of Angels-Full size. (Lists this product at $18. People really spend $18 on a bottle of nail polish?)
- PUREOLOGY SERIOUS COLOUR CARE (looks like you just spray this in your hair to make it shiny?)
- SUMITA BEAUTY Kala Color Intense Pencil (loved it)
It all came packaged in this pretty pink and brown packaging that looked like someone sent me a present.
And that’s sort of what it is to me. A little present to myself full of things I would never think to buy myself and would pass on the shelves of Sephora never trying them.
I mean, lets face it, I get Glossybox and companies like them are probably making a killing distributing sample sized products to women of a certain demographic. But I am willing to look beyond that because I am a sucker for the pretty little package of fun goodies all for me.
Since starting Glossybox I have signed up for a few others.
I’ll let you know how they work out for me but the subscription box market is exploding and they have these beauty boxes I like, ones for men, dogs, kids, nerds, foodies, pretty much everyone. I found a blogger who’s work I love and she reviews pretty much every one out there and she doesn’t take any “blogger boxes” or money for her actual reviews. She lists lots of deals and you can tell from her site which ones you may like. Its My Subscription Addiction . Aptly named. Don’t say I didn’t warn you would get hooked….
PS…I totally think these would make good gifts for people who have everything and recent grads who have nothing. Watch out if I love you and you fall into one of those categories.