Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Beauty Boxes - Bargain or Scam?


About a year ago, everyone were obsessing over beauty boxes like Birchbox, Beauty Box 5, Glossybox, MyGlam etc. But, are they really worth it? 

If you sign up for a monthly subscription, these fancily wrapped and packaged boxes will be delivered to your doorstep once a month. Inside of them contain samples of various beauty products which you can try. Their prices vary, as well as the quality of the products they contain. When these all started, they seemed like the best things ever. You would pay a decent price for luxury product samples, sometimes even full sizes. Personally, I haven't subscribed to any of these beauty boxes, but watching videos of people opening their monthly boxes, I've noticed that they've been quite lacking recently. 

Most of the more well known companies have been making their own products such as brushes and lipsticks, which... aren't really that good. I respect that they can't always pick the best products every single month, but I'm quite disappointed by the quality of them these days. Before, they would contain mostly full sized products that are amazing quality. But now... samples, samples, and more samples (not even good/high-end products either).

Whether beauty boxes are worth it or not has been a controversial topic since they were created. At first, they seemed like a great bargain. But now... not so much. But anyway, in case you're considering whether to subscribe to them or not, here are the pros and cons:

  • You might be able to discover amazing, holy grail products
  • You might get high-end products for a low price
  • You get a nicely packaged box (?)
  • You won't be able to choose what you'll get
  • You might not get the bang for your buck
  • All the packaging is quite a waste
(Notice how I said 'might' a lot)

So... yeah! Those are my thoughts on beauty boxes, I know I'm a bit (very) late on this band wagon but oh well. 

Summer's about to end D':
(Well on the bright side... THERE IS NO BRIGHT SIDE)

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