Birchbox: Which Subscription is Best for You?

Subscription boxes are becoming very popular, and it seems that everywhere you turn a new one is coming out. Although they usually run for ten dollars a month, it would add up if you subscribed to all of them because you wanted to figure out which one you fit you best.

Subscriptions boxes help if you’re indecisive on what you want, or want to try something new, and don’t know where to start.

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Birchbox: This subscription is for when you’re not sure what types of products you want to use. There is a survey you fill out to let the site know what kind of hair and skin type you have and what kind of lifestyle you live, and they will give you samples of products based off of what you say. Birchbox is available for both women and men.

Price: $10/Month

Ipsy Bag: Ipsy delivers make up products to your door in colorfully patterned bags patterns that change every month, and are called “glam bags”. These products, for the most part, are beauty related, although it does contain other products to improve skin and hair. The sample sizes are larger than the standard sample, will get you a few uses. This bag allows you to try well known high end brands, as well as brands you might not have heard of.

Price: $10/Month

Julep: This box offers nail products, make up products, or lets you choose to receive both. The products they deliver to you are based off of your style. They offer two types of boxes “My Maven Box” and “Maven Luxe Box” they vary in price and how much the products you receive are worth. They offer a wide range of nail polish shades that are strictly from the Julep brand. They also offer cosmetics that are based off of their company as well.

Price: $20/3 Months, $25/Month

Naturebox: This is a box that offers you samples of healthy snacks. This is one of the most customizable boxes, as you can decide how many bags of the snacks you wish to receive, and you can either choose to be surprised, or pick exactly which ones you want. You are also able to pick the amount of snacks you receive. They offer different types of snacks such as ones that are vegan, gluten free, and dairy-free.

Price: $20-$50/Month

Bijoux box: This is not cosmetic or food, it is actually for jewelry. It comes with 2-3 pieces that are based on what is stylish at the time. With this subscription you could receive both necklaces and bracelets. The type of jewelry you receive is based off of your personal style, and a card comes with every box to give you pointers on how to wear your new jewelry.

Price: $35/Month

Fab Fit Fun VIP box: These boxes are seasonal, and contain a variety of full sized products. These highly coveted boxes come with a wide array of products, and those who wish to receive one are encouraged to subscribe to next season’s early as they tend to go fast. The spring 2014 box contained everything from exercise balls to dry shampoo. The goodies are based on what you will need in the season they are delivered, and are also geared towards a healthy life style.

Price: $50/Season


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