Posts Tagged ‘subscription boxes’
I’d really been looking forward to receiving this month’s Glossybox thanks to the two sneak peeks they offered, and I definitely think the July Glossybox lived up to the hype! In addition to the promised Glamglow Youthmud and Skin Inc Serum, there were 3 other fabulous products included.
Here’s what I received in my July Glossybox
Mitchell and Peach Body Cream – I cannot say I know anything about this brand or product, but I am a new convert. Rarely do I say that body cream feels “luxurious” but I absolutely feel that way about this cream. I tried it out today and then did that thing (again) where I kept touching my skin after applying it. My skin just felt amazing, without that sticky feeling that I despise about so many body creams. Apparently this product contains “steam-distilled floral essential oils,” but I really felt like the scent was minimal, so much so that I didn’t think there was a scent at all.
The downside to subscription boxes? Falling in love with a product as I have this cream that’s a little out of my price range. A full size container costs $61! Time to start saving pennies.
Glamglow Youthmud Tinglexfoliate Treatment – This product is the number one reason I was excited to receive the July Glossybox, but Glossybox sent me a sample earlier in the month so I wasn’t quite as excited as I would have been otherwise. (Check out my Glamglow Youthmud review.) Don’t get me wrong – I’m still SO happy to have this product, and it’s still an awesome inclusion from a brand that I haven’t seen any other beauty boxes include yet. Because I’d already been excited about this product, however, it meant the body cream became my favorite “find” from the box.
Last month I mentioned that I had picked up a discount voucher and was going to check out The Sweet Trunk from Taste Trunk. Well, that box came and I was so unimpressed that I didn’t bother writing a review.
A funny thing happened, though.
I forgot to cancel my subscription and another Taste Trunk arrived at my door this month. Normally I hate when I forget to cancel, but it ended up being a fortuitous mistake this time around as the July Sweet Trunk was 100% better. I’m not sure if last month’s box was so bad because I had used a coupon and thus received a crappy box, if this box varies from bad to awesome each month, or if last month was just an off month. Regardless, I wasn’t expecting much from the July box so to say that it far exceeded my expectations would be an understatement.
Here’s what I received in The Sweet Trunk from Taste Trunk:
Bissinger’s Gummy Pandas – These were JUST what the doctor ordered yesterday. As soon as I poked through the box I had downed the package of blackberry hibiscus Gummy Pandas. They were absolutely delicious. These are two full-size bags and, if I’m not mistaken, this is a product that is sold at Whole Foods.
Suite Foods Liège Waffles – So, these were dessert last night. I had the chocolate drizzled waffle and my husband had the non-chocolate waffle. These were a little stale coming out of the packaging, but were perfect after 20 seconds in the microwave. Apparently Suite Foods is a waffle shop in San Francisco that I’m going to have to visit the next time I’m out west.
When it rains it pours! A rare Glossybox coupon was offered this morning, and now there’s an even more rare Beauty Box 5 coupon available!
For the first time that I’ve seen, new subscribers can get 50% off their first box from Beauty Box 5! Beauty Box 5 is a monthly beauty subscription box that sends out 5 deluxe beauty samples each month for $12 (including shipping). After the 50% discount is applied the first box will cost just $6, which is a fantastic deal. Beauty Box 5 can occasionally be a little hit-or-miss, but as a subscriber since day 1 I would say that EVERY box has been worth at least $6.
Beauty Box 5 Coupon: Use code “HALFOFF” at checkout to receive your first box from Beauty Box 5 for just $6. Please note that this offer is only valid for first-time subscribers.
Check out my July Beauty Box 5 review for an idea of the types of products you can expect to receive each month. The July box was actually pretty fantastic and included two full-size products!
Click here to check out Beauty Box 5!
It’s rare to see a Glossybox coupon, but they’re currently offering 20% off 3, 6, or 12 month subscriptions!
This puts the boxes (regularly $21/month) as follows after the discount:
3 months: $48 ($16/box)
6 months: $92 ($15/box)
12 months: $176 ($14.60/box)
Glossybox Coupon: Use code “SUMMER14″ at checkout to receive 20% off a 3, 6, or 12 month Glossybox subscription. This coupon is valid only through July 24, 2014.
Glossybox is a monthly beauty subscription box. They’ve had a couple of really great months, including last month’s Stars & Stripes Box. The July Box will include cult-favorite Glamglow Youthmud (check out my Glamglow review) and a full-size Skin Inc Serum (worth $45). Those are the only sneak peeks they’ve provided, but I’m already happy with the July box!
Click here to subscribe to Glossybox now!
You know, it’s funny. The past two months, my Birchbox and Ipsy subscriptions have both arrived on the same day, which leads to an inevitable head-to-head competition. These two beauty subscription services are so similar — they both cost $10 per month and send 5 beauty samples — and at least these past two months both services have been killing it. I haven’t been able to pick a winner because they’ve both sent some really great items that I have been wanting to try.
That said, Ipsy is a VIP in my book. Every month I’m amazed that it took me so long to subscribe to this service, and this month is no different.
Here’s what I received in my July Ipsy bag:
BareMinerals BB Eyeshadow – I’m pretty excited about this product, primarily because I didn’t have a clue that it existed. Apparently some of the benefits to be found when using this eyeshadow include a built-in primer, 12-hour wear, and broad spectrum SPF 15 protection. I can’t wait to give this product a whirl!
Pixi Tinted Brilliance Balm – This month’s Birchbox included Posiebalm, and I feel like this product might be the Pixi equivalent. At first I thought this was a full-size product, though that doesn’t appear to be the case. Regardless, it’s a really generous sample size!
As mentioned earlier this month, Birchbox once again teamed up with Women’s Health Magazine to curate their July Birchbox. The two brands paired up last year as well and created what I still consider to be one of the best Birchboxes to date (check out my last Women’s Health Birchbox review)!
As excited as I was about that particular Birchbox, I feel like this particular Women’s Health Birchbox, the July 2014 Birchbox, blew that box right out of the water. There’s no doubt Birchbox was playing their A game this month.
Here’s what I received in my Women’s Health Birchbox:
Get a FREE year of Women’s Health Magazine OR a $9.99 refund – Even if this box sucked (which it doesn’t) it would still be OK because one of the best perks of the Women’s Health Birchbox is this card that will get you either a free year of Women’s Health Magazine OR a $9.99 refund on this month’s Birchbox. Let’s call this a win/win, shall we? (I’m clearly getting the refund!)
The only confusing thing is that to get the refund you have to submit the card with your original Birchbox subscription order confirmation within 30 days. This isn’t particularly clear. Do they want my original subscription confirmation from when I subscribed 3 years ago? I hope not, because that email is long gone. Instead I’m going to send this month’s shipment confirmation email:
Of course, if you just subscribed, you should probably just send that confirmation! (If you’ve heard otherwise about what type of confirmation they’re looking for, please share!)
By the way, if you’re not yet a member of Birchbox but you want to receive the Women’s Health Birchbox, you can sign up through July 23 to receive the box. (Click here to register now.) PLUS, use code “WOMENSHEALTH100″ at checkout and you’ll receive 100 free Birchbox points to use in the Birchbox store… that’s 10 free dollars in addition to the possible $9.99 refund! (Check out our Ultimate Birchbox Guide for tips and tricks for how to save while shopping this site.)
Benefit Cosmetics Posiebalm – I feel like this is a product I should have tried by now, and yet I have not. I did just apply it though and is it ever wonderful! It’s made of mango butter balm and it is SUPER hydrating. After one use this may be a new favorite product that I’m probably going to have to purchase.
Normally I feel like my Beauty Box 5 box comes much later in the month… or maybe it’s just that I don’t get around to reviewing it till later in the month. Either way, July was a very good month for this beauty subscription site, and not just because the first item I saw when I opened the box was a full-size tube of Revlon mascara! There were a bunch of wonderful items included in this month’s box.
Here’s what I received in my July Beauty Box 5:
Revlon Bold Lacquer Mascara ($7.99) – Full Size Product! According to the documentation that came in the box, this appears to be a new product from Revlon! I’m pretty geeked about this product. I haven’t tried it yet but I love trying out new mascara and apparently this one lifts lashes without a curler and doesn’t smudge or flake!
Anna Naturals Glowing Mama Walnut Face & Body Scrub – This isn’t a huge sample, but it’s more than enough to see what this product is all about. Apparently it’s a favorite of all-natural beauty fans, which is something I’ve been interested in lately (I made my own facial moisturizer out of coconut oil this weekend – I’m waiting to review until I see how my skin reacts).