In the latter half of 2011, beauty boxes had just arrived in Australia and I subscribed to a couple for a few months for beauty blogging purposes but I wasn’t overly impressed and felt my money was better spent elsewhere (I am a hard one to please).
Then in 2012, I received a few beauty boxes for review and I was probably more impressed with the packaging and the cardboard boxes itself than the actual contents *oops* – but I did feel it was an improvement to 2011.
Enter 2013 and now there are monthly surprise subscription boxes for EVERYTHING – food, drink, underwear, sex toys…!! But don’t worry, for the interests of this blog, I am referring to fashion and /or beauty boxes…
Recently, I received a few monthly boxes from different companies and I’ve decided to gather all my thoughts and package it all into one blog post
Violet Box – Beauty Only
Like many other beauty bloggers in Australia, I have been sent a generous number of Violet Boxes (I think I just received my 4th or 5th one) – which has given me a better insight into whether it is worth subscribing to Violet Box. And I am genuinely surprised to say that I have liked AT LEAST two items per Violet Box…and they were FULL SIZED products and from well-known brands that I have always wanted to try – including CK One, Catalina Geo, Jelly Pong Pong, ModelCo… – and not your usual drugstore shenanigans.
However, customisation is limited.
It is $50 AUD for a 3 month subscription and I would say that it is a fantastic gift for any beauty lovers in your life.
See Violet Box website for more details.
Her Fashion Box – Fashion & Beauty
I know a few ladies who are happily subscribed to Her Fashion Box. The great thing about the main Her Fashion Box is that you get a mixture of fashion (3 on-trend accessories) and beauty (at least 4 deluxe samples) so it’s like a lovely box of surprises. It costs $39.95 AUD per month.
Customisation is available but not completely personalised – it’s either Classic, Feminine or Trendy.
They have recently introduced a cheaper Boxette with 2 accessories and 2 samples which is $24.95 AUD per month so you can get a taster of things to come if you subscribe to the bigger box.
See Her Fashion Box website for more details.
Wantable – Selection of Boxes
Wantable is a US-based monthly subscription box which delivers to Australia. They have a selection of boxes – Makeup, Accessories, Intimates and Holiday – and the great thing about it is that you can customise and choose what suits you best in a personalised detailed quiz. You will never receive anything you Dislike.
As I already have a lot of makeup, I decided to trial the Accessories box. The accessories I got were of reasonable quality – better than Diva, similar to Lovisa – but they weren’t necessarily what I would have chosen for myself.
It is $40 USD for a box and shipping to Australia costs $9 USD so it’s a maximum of $49 USD per box…cheaper if you go for monthly option.
See Wantable website for more details.
Do you subscribe to any monthly subscription boxes? If you’re stuck on a last minute Christmas gift, this might be a good idea…I have got some more ideas up my sleeve so stay tuned!