I gave Beauty Box 5 a hard time last month because I thought the box they sent out was pretty terrible, so I was really happy/relieved to see that the company turned things around this month and sent out one of their best boxes in a while!
Here’s what I received in my October Beauty Box 5:
Dual Ended Chap Stick – Full Sized Product! Apparently this is a new product from Chap Stick and I am SO excited about this one! I primarily use Chap Stick at night, but I love that this one includes both a day and night option, with the day option adding SPF 12! This could prove to be one of my favorite subscription box finds yet!
Nanacoco Nail Polish in My Prince – Full size product! While I admit that blue isn’t usually my color of choice, I actually really like this shade and it is perfect for fall!
This is always my favorite time of the month because every day I head down to the mailbox and there’s a new subscription box waiting for me! Yesterday afternoon it was the October Ipsy Bag, which is always a particularly good day because their bags tend to be so good. August was a rare off month for Ipsy, but last month’s bag was awesome and the October bag is good (though it doesn’t come close to September, which was one of their best ever)!
Here’s what I received in my October Ipsy Bag:
This month’s makeup bag is pretty basic, but I like the color and the quilting!
Figs and Rouge Hand Cream – I don’t think this is a full-size tube of hand cream but it’s a good size amount to throw into a purse. (I never use up hand cream so this amount would last me a year.) Figs and Rouge is a British brand and I appreciate Ipsy sending something new and unexpected my way!
The difference between the October Birchbox and the October Glossybox is like night and day. I detailed my disappointment with Birchbox yesterday, but I was honestly amazed to open up this month’s Glossybox to see
3 4 full-size products sitting right on top. And not just any full-size products – really good ones!
Here’s what I received in my October Glossybox:
Tarte Power Pigment in Flush ($24) – Full Size Product! And this one product alone covers the cost of the entire box this month! I love when that happens! Tarte Power Pigment was inspired by Tarte’s cheap stains. It goes on super smooth and the color is fairly subtle. It also moisturizes as it is made out of vitamins and shea butter. I am really excited about this inclusion! (Of course, this was one of the sneak peeks they sent out earlier this month!)
Proganix Volume Root Boost Finish + Body Builder ($11.99) – Full Size Product! If I’m being fully honest with you here, I’m not going to try nor use this product because if there is anything my naturally curly mane doesn’t need it’s more body! That said, this is a great addition to the box that will help add body and volume to hair.
I’m about to run out the door for a follow-up ultrasound – the story of my life at the moment – but wanted to quickly share what I received in my October Birchbox. Like the September Birchbox, this month’s box is pretty sub-par. I know it’s tough at this point because there are so many beauty subscription boxes out there and they’re all competing for the same products, but I’ve come to expect more from this box.
Sorry for the subpar photo quality today. I had to use the flash because it’s so dark, gloomy, and rainy outside that there is virtually no natural light in my house today. Either that, or the darkness of the photos reflects my true feelings about the products received. (Just kidding.)
Here’s what I received in my October Birchbox:
Clarisea Rapid Detox Charcoal Exfoliant – This is the one item in the box I’m actually pretty excited about, assuming it’s not too weird to get excited about an exfoliant! This one is made with sea salt and scorched bamboo and supposedly helps combat blackheads and oil.
Glossybox has just released another sneak peek of an item that will be included in their upcoming October box and it’s a good one!
Every October Glossybox will contain a full-size tube of Tarte’s Power Pigment in either the color flush or awakening! This is a $24 product and since Glossybox only costs $21 per month this one product more than covers the cost of the box!
Glossybox recently revealed that another item that would be included in their upcoming box is Vince Camuto Amore Perfume.
Glossybox is a monthly beauty subscription box that costs $21 per month. Each box contains 5 deluxe beauty products, of which a couple are usually full-size items.
BONUS: If you’re not yet a Glossybox subscriber and you’d like to sign up now, use code “GBGLAM” to get a free deluxe sample of Glamglow Youthmud Mud-Mask with a subscription to Glossybox! ($19 Value) in your first box! This offer is valid through October 31, 2014.
Click here to check out Glossybox!
Le Tote is a personal style subscription box that’s like a hybrid of Stitchfix and Rent the Runway. For $49 per month you will receive a box of clothing and accessories that have been personally chosen for you that are yours to keep for the month. You can return and exchange a tote as many times as you want over the course of a month.
The part that makes Le Tote comparable to Stitchfix is that the items you will receive are chosen by a stylist to fit your preferences. Obviously the site is comparable to Rent the Runway because the items are just on loan to you for the month. Well, unless you love something that you receive and then I believe Le Tote gives you the opportunity to purchase said item.
Interested in trying out Le Tote? You can currently get your first month of Le Tote for free!!! That’s right – enjoy your first shipment of clothing and accessories for free!
Each shipment from Le Tote will include 3 clothing items and 2 accessories and the box will contain more than $200 worth of pieces.
No coupon is needed to take advantage of this offer. When you go to sign-up you should get a screen just like the one above, where it clearly indicates that your first month AND shipping are free!
If you’re not impressed with your first month and do not want to continue, be sure to send the tote back by the specified date and CANCEL, otherwise you will be charged $49 per month and receive a new tote each month.
Click here to check out Le Tote for free!
If you have been meaning to try out Love with Food, a deal went live at Zulily over the weekend that will enable you to try out the box for less.
Love with Food was one of the first food subscription boxes I ever tried and I remain a big fan, although I am an infrequent subscriber (so many boxes, so little time). I’ve found some favorite snack products in the various boxes I have received, however, which is why I continue to pick up a box every few months or so.
Anyhow, if you are interested in trying out this box, you can take advantage of one of three different Love with Food deals at Zulily:
- $45 will get you a three-month subscription to their gluten-free box ($96 value)
- $40 will get you a three-month deluxe snack subscription ($50 value)
- $20 will get you a three-month snack subscription ($36 value)
I haven’t personally tried any of the deluxe boxes, though I think they’re just bigger and better versions of regular snack box.
Click here to check out the Love with Food deal at Zulily!