Monthly Beauty Box Subscriptions

Here we are friends, it’s already Wednesday. This week is speeding by and I can’t say I’m mad about it. We are now in serious countdown mode and I’m trying to finish up all those last-minute details before leaving Tuesday to head to Nashville. Are y’all tired of hearing about it yet? #sorrynotsorry😉If you happen to be new around here, our son is getting married on the 26th and we are over the moon happy for him and his darling fiance.

Today I thought we’d take a look at a few different Beauty Box subscriptions and I’d give you my “professional” opinion. Once you pick yourself up from laughing at that statement, we can move on. LOL

Are you familiar with the beauty box concept? There are a lot of them out there right now and at different price points. I think they’d be the perfect gift for a tween who is just starting to explore beauty products or to send a fun little monthly pick me up to a college girl,  but they are also great fun for anyone who wants the opportunity to try new products they might not necessarily purchase or be aware of.

For those of you who have been around here for a while you know I started my beauty box exploration with the Sephora Play Box. Like most of the beauty box services Sephora Play is a monthly box delivery. The cost is $10 per box/month and ships for free.  So how are the products sent to you each month determined and do you get to pick your products? Well the short answer is no, you don’t pick. You fill out your “Play Profile” and based on your answers the Sephora “experts” pick products they feel will match you. You get everything from hair, to cosmetics, to fragrance and each month a little bag is included.

This is an example of one of my Play boxes I received. Most months there would be 1 or 2 products I really liked and then several that I was pretty indifferent about. The treStique highlighter that came in this box was one of my favorite finds that I still use. Note to self: I need to order one.

I received the Play boxes for about 3 months and then decided to stop for a while. I think you’ll see a pattern here in a bit. HA! If you are interested in reading a couple of my reviews you can find them here and here.

After stopping the Play box for a while I was ready to try again and this time I went with the ipsy Glam bag.  Ipsy is done on the same premise as the Play box and for the same price also with free shipping. You take a profile quiz and then the bags are curated to send you things they think might interest you.

I did discover in this bag that I loved the it Bye-Bye Under Eye Waterproof Concealer, so much so I ordered it with a brush. This is the brush I have and I love it, but you can buy a packaged deal here. You can read a full review of this ipsy bag here.

This is my bag from this month that came Monday. I’m going to take the face-masks to Nashville for Katie and I to try together. I like the Kensie perfume and the little spray is the perfect size to go in my purse. I tried the Tarte finishing powder yesterday, but the jury is still out on it and the lip crayon. The nail polish {which is full size} is a beautiful springy pink.

Both the Sephora Play Box and ipsy bag can be cancelled at anytime.

If you aren’t interested in actually subscribing to a monthly bag there’s great news. Target is now selling a variety of boxes in store or for order online for $7 and free shipping. I wanted to check one out for myself so I picked one up. Gotta’ say, it’s a good deal.

The ‘Wakeup and Makeup’ box came with 4 full size products and some sample size products as well. The Dove Dry Invisible antiperspirants is worth almost that much on its own. There were at least 4 boxes to choose from in the store I was in and one was full of different face masks which would be fun for a girls night or teen slumber party.

I think I’m going to cancel my ipsy subscription and now try Birchbox. It’s the same premise as the others and the same price and if you order your first box now, you get a second one for FREE. You know me and the word FREE are quite chummy and after your first box you get to pick one of the products in your box and I love the idea of that, so stay tuned.

Now tell me, do you do a subscription and if so what’s your favorite? One of these days I’m going to work my way up to the “big dog” box of FabFitFun.

Shop a few of my favorites found through subscription boxes

Check out Sephora Play HERE / Ipsy Glam Bag HERE / Target Box HERE / Birchbox HERE




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