FYI: This is not a paid review or anything like that, I just wanted to talk about a fun service I’ve discovered.
All opinions are my own.
You may not know this but I love make-up and nail polish and perfumes and all that sort of stuff. Nail polish in particular, I actually have quite a few nail blogs in my RSS reader.
Now, I’m very interested in this stuff – but my “problem” or whatever to call it is that I’m also pretty cheap when it comes to buying unnecessary stuff like that. I don’t know how many times I’ve read about something and thought “sound great, I’ll have to buy it and try it out” but when I’m actually standing in the store I get, well, cheap and end up not buying anything… Unless maybe if it’s nail polish.
Anyway, a few months ago I discovered a “beauty subscription” service called Glossybox. For the equivalent of about 20 USD (don’t know what an actual American subscription would cost, but I imagine it’s about the same) they send me one box each month containing various products, some sample size and some full size. If I want to I can review the products on their website and gain points. When you have enough points you get a free box.
There are other similar services out there too, like Birchbox for example, but Glossybox seem to be the only one available in Sweden so that’s what I’m sticking to.
I’ve tried it for a few months now and so far I think it works great! Since this is so obviously an unnecessary luxury I don’t buy any other beauty products, those 20 bucks and that box is all I get each month, but for me it’s more than enough. This way I get to try lots of stuff I never would’ve bought on my own!
This model really suits me perfectly.
Here’s the September box I received yesterday:
Here are the 5 products I received, from left to right:
- Natural Organic Balm from Figs & Rouge
- taupe nail polish from Depend
- Cow Pat Moisturising Hand Creme from Cowshed – perfect as I really needed hand creme.
- Don’t Just Clean It Woman, Scrub It body scrub from Anatomicals – one of my favourite brands!
- Wonder Eye Cream from Balance Me
There was also a 20% discount coupon for an online jewellery store. And of course the obligatory note describing the products and what they’re for.
You get an actual box too, it’s usually pink but this month it was a pale beige. I really like them and save them to store small stuff in or save them to use when wrapping presents.