I’ve shared a few reviews on subscription boxes and while there are one or two that have ceased to continue running their service, more have in fact popped up in their place. For those of you who are still not familiar with the idea of subscription boxes, let me give you a very brief description of what it’s all about.
Basically, it’s a monthly service that you subscribe to, which has a number of premium products. Usually there are about 4 – 5 samples, some in full sizes others in the travel sizes, of products from brands you either are not familiar with or are familiar with but wanting to share their new range with you. Some subscription boxes have themes that they go by each month, while others just do a random inclusion based on the latest products available from the brands they are working with. The prices of these subscriptions also vary from as low as $15.00 per/month to $22.95 for beauty boxes and even higher for non-beauty subscription boxes.
And then there is the newly launched subscription box that includes accessories as well as beauty products – Her Fashion Box, the only subscription service I’ve subscribed to because I liked their point of difference with the accessories. Their service is of course is slightly more expensive being $39.95 per month.
But, we also have the option to subscribe to boxes via International services like Wantable, which lets you choose between beauty or jewellery at USD$36 per subscription or at USD$40 per box plus postage.
With all subscription service though, they are all based on the “surprise” factor. You won’t know what you’re getting until you actually get the box. So sometimes, it can be a hit, and at others it can be a miss. It all depends on your luck.
Another new concept that launched mid last year is Popbasic, which isn’t exactly a subscription service but let’s you see what you’ll be getting before you decide to purchase. Each collection is limited and is different, with 3 products at around USD$68 including postage. Popbasic features a fashion concept, with tops, jewellery and other accessories in their collection.
Clockwise from top: Popbasic’s Sherwood Collection, *Lust Have It’s June Box, Her Fashion Box May “trendy” box, *Violet Box launch box
So with all these different services on the market, how do you choose the right one for you? Here’s a list that you have to keep in mind before you subscribe:
Now that you’ve got this list, here’s a list of subscription boxes that are up and running. The list includes other subscription services that are not just beauty boxes:
Hopefully I’ve helped you decide if you should or shouldn’t subscribe to a subscription service, and what you need to bear in mind when decided which one to go for. If you do subscribe to one, maybe you’d like to share which ones you’ve subscribed to or have tried out and actually loved? Or maybe there are others that I might have missed?