May 15, 2012

List of Subscription-Based Beauty and Style Sample Boxes

Here are some of the subscription-based beauty boxes / bags that I know of that ships to US. These are just a few that I've heard of, but this business model has proven to be very successful, so I'm sure a lot more are going to pop up.

Birchbox (My private referral link! <3)
Cost: Women: $10 per month, Men: $20 per month (Beta)
Products: Makeup, skin care, lifestyle, fragrance
Notes: 4-5 deluxe samples. The most popular one that I know of, great value, since it's all high-end brands and good quality products. You can accumulate points which you can redeem later if you choose to purchase full-sized products. The products I've seen so far are well worth $10. Beautiful packaging. Seriously worth it.

Cost: $10 per month
Products: Makeup and skin care
Notes: 4-5 deluxe samples. Mostly makeup, it seems. Samples come in an actual makeup bag that you can reuse. Founded by YouTube beauty guru, Michelle Phan. I'm on the waiting list for this one. Going to give it a try, although the variety of Birchbox seems more appealing to me.

The Look Bag
Cost: $10 per month
Products: Makeup and skin care
Notes: 5 deluxe samples. You get 20% off The Look Store with a subscription.

Beauty Army
Cost: $12 per month
Products: Makeup and skin care

Beauty Box 5
Cost: $12 per month
Products: Makeup and skin care
Notes: 4-5 beauty samples.

Cost: Regular: $6.99 per month, Premium: $12.99 per month
Products: Makeup and skin care

Cost: $15 per month
Products: Eco-friendly beauty products, food, lifestyle

Cost: $19.99 per month
Products: Nail color and nail care

Cost: $21 per month
Products: Makeup and skin care
Notes: This one was popular internationally before it came to the US. I'm curious about this one.

New Beauty Test Tube
Cost: $29.95 per 3 months
Products: Makeup and skin care
Notes: Every three months, you'll receive a sleek box filled with deluxe and full-size samples of coveted, high-performance luxury products.

Cost: $49.99 per month
Products: Makeup and skin care
Notes: 8 deluxe to full-sized products.

ShoeDazzle (Again, my private referral link! <3)
Cost: $39.95 per item
Products: Shoes, handbags, accessories, apparel
Notes: They used to charge you monthly, but they got rid of that. No obligations, just log on whenever you want and pick shoes and accessories whenever you feel like it.

Cost: $79.98 per pair
Products: Shoes


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