Thursday, 8 March 2012

Sample Boxes - Update

In about July/August last year there was a lot of hype in the Beauty world about Sample Boxes. This concept launched in the US with Birch Box which was a huge success.

The first box to launch here was Lust Have It.

Beauty Box launched next, which turned into Glossy Box. That was all a bit confusing, but as it turned out Beauty Box was Glossy Box all along.

And the last box that lunched (that I signed up for anyway) was BellaBox.

I recently decided to cancel all my subscriptions. This was due to a number of factors.

I wasn't planning on keeping them all when I started. I was going to test run then and make a decision on which one I was going to keep. I didn't think I would end all subscriptions though.

I also found that it was a bit of a hit and miss with some of the boxes. Some months they were pretty good and other months they weren't so crash hot. I think the boxes overseas are so great in the fact that they get full sized NARS, Stila and brands like that. So although we did get some full sized product it wasn't brands like those (which was one of the main reasons why I signed up).

Looking around my bathroom now I just have so many small sample sized products, half of which I'm never going to use, so I thought it was best to cancel my subscriptions and make do with what I have at the moment.

If I was going to go back to one it would either be Lust Have It or BellaBox because I liked their products the best and also felt that they were the best to deal with.

Nat xoxo


  1. I totally agree with you about these, the standard just wasn't high enough to make me go wow I need this every month. I only signed up for Lust Have it and I cancelled after three months.

  2. Yeah it really was a shame because Birch Box in the US and GlossyBox in the UK are pretty good from what I've seen.

    I think the 1st few boxes were good to rope people in but the standard really dropped off after that.


  3. I too recently cancelled my Lust Have It subscription. I know its only $14.95/month but I felt my money could be better directed. I too was holding out for some higher end brands. I think the standard in UK/US is higher for this product.