Subscription boxes are kind of old news, and I have never really been into them. Recently, I decided to subscribe to Birchbox for the heck of it and upon receiving my first box, I was bored. Really, I was. The products were definitely not tailored toward the survey I filled out and there was really nothing that impressed me.
I really wanted to like Birchbox, too, because I love travel sized products. Samples are great for tossing into a handbag or for traveling. I also love trying new products and samples are the best way to discover new products to add to your daily routine.
I lasted two months with Birchbox and then decided to call it quits. Then, I was introduced to Beauty Box 5 which is basically the same thing as Birchbox... except I kind of like this.
Birchbox is $10 and Beauty Box 5 is $12. Both Birchbox and Beauty Box 5 give you 5 samples.
I liked that Birchbox sent higher end brands but seriously, Birchbox, I don't want a piece of chocolate as one of my items.
Beauty Box 5 sends anything from drugstore brands to higher end brands which is nice because you get to try out all different things. I also love that they send you full size items. They also even send you coupons.. and a lot of the coupons are to exchange for a free product... some of the products that they send aren't even available in stores yet, which is pretty neat!
So, if you are looking to gift a subscription beauty service this Christmas (which is a fun gift to give), I would suggest Beauty Box 5!
Have you tried Birchbox or Beauty Box 5? Any other fun subscriptions I should know about? Have a fabulous day!