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Old 11-17-2012, 09:29 AM   #1
 
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What do you think of the subscription beauty boxes that have been popping up left and right? Ever got one? I love samples and I love the idea of getting something nice in the mail once a month, but I'm not 100% sold on the "Trust us! You'll love what we picked for you!" idea.
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Old 11-19-2012, 12:21 PM   #2
 
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I did a monthly make-up club back in the 90's that sold the smaller full sized products. It was kinda hit or miss on getting something you like or would work for me at all. More often than not, it was only one or two things I liked. There was no obligation to buy any set. But if you wanted one, you had to pay for the whole thing. It was a good value for what you got though. It was supposedly high end cosmetics, but I could never find the stuff anywhere. So if I did find something I liked I had to hunt down the order slip for that company that came with the shipment. I found the color choices were extremely limited.

I don't regret it. It was good for starting out. I got my basics for relatively cheap. But after a while it got a little repetitive and the amount of stuff I couldn't use piling up in my room got old.
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Old 11-20-2012, 02:52 PM   #3
 
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i would never do one. i barely like buying palettes because unless i love everything i get when i buy something i prefer singles. i know what i like and for new stuff i check reviews on makeupalley. that's how i decide on buying new stuff. i certainly wouldn't trust someone else to pick my stuff more than i trust myself and the research i do online through blogs or shopping myself. i'm in a major city so pretty much everything i'd want to buy i could test and try on myself easily.

as a side note, i wandered to the 4a board and saw there was some talk of people being disappointed with the contents of some products in the hair boxes. i could see the same thing easily happening with makeup type boxes.
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Old 11-20-2012, 03:33 PM   #4
 
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I subscribe to myglam/ipsy and love it. It's $10 per month but always worth way more in terms of the products I get. They almost always have at least one brand I use/would love to try so for me it's worth it. Check out YouTube videos and see if things people get are sometime you'd be interested in.

I like myglam/ipsy because they're more makeup whereas birchbox is a mix of makeup and skincare but more emphasis on skincare I would say.
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