The latest craze to hit the beauty blogger community is the apperance of beauty boxes. Not just one but a few different companies have brought out beauty boxes in the last few months. For those of you who have not yet heard of these yet, the companies allow you to sign up and choose to suscribe either on a monthly basis, 3 months, 6 months or a year. Each month you recieve a box of goodies usually 5 sample sizes (sometimes your lucky enough to have a full size depending on the item). The products can be for anything from hair, to make-up, skin range or perfume etc with the more expensive boxes offering more range.
The real question is are they worth the money because to a lot of individuals £10 a month (not including the 2.95 postage fee) is a lot to spend. obviouly each box is different so I’ll start with my most recently recieved which is She Said Beauty.
What I got in my box for May:
- Trio by Natio (150g) Bar of “Pink Lotus” soap (worth £2.83) The RRP for the trio of soaps is £8.50
- Inika Cosmetics Lip Whip in Apricot Full Size item (8ml) with a RRP of £14.30
- The Vintage Cosmetic Company eye lashes “Connie” Full Size item with a RRP of £6.00
- Kim Kardashian’s Eau de Parfum in a rollerball 3ml (worth £2.29) The RRP for the full size fragrance (30ml) is £22.95
- Sun Lotion with 15 SPF with tan accelorator 20ml (worth £1.79) The RRP for the full size item of 200ml is £17.95
- 3 Bonus sachets of Snowberrys facial products.
(I will do a full review on each product separetly)
She Said Beauty
The cost: A month to month subscription will cost you £9.00 each month plus £2.95 p+p. Total £11.95.
There is the choice of other subscriptions which you can then get a certain percentage off.
Contents: As far as range goes they offer a good range of items. In May’s Box subscribers are treated to False eyelashes, Sun cream tan accelerator, Lip Whip, Soap, mini rollerball perfume and a few bonus sachets of different facial products.
Hight Street or High End: Not the most expensive items on the market, as a friend of mine had an earlier box which had a collection 2000 nail varnish or lipgloss in is which put her off as she could get that anywhere. While another friend of mine had the April box and said it was their best box yet.
The conclusion is that if you want to spend almost £12 for a box that’s a bit of a gamble then give it a shot even if you decide to unsuscribe to the next one. You may find you love everything and you may find the complete opposite. On a personal note I was disappointed and wont be getting another box not until it improves. Don’t be fooled by thinking if you fill in the beauty profile then the box will be tailored to you as its not,its completely random in what colour selections you get etc. To me this was the let down.
Overall for me I’d give it a 7/10