There are dozens of beauty sample programs on the market today. It makes it difficult to choose just one. They are all a little unique after all. Here are my current picks for top beauty box subscriptions for 2013.
Best Budget-Friendly, High-End Sample Box: GLOSSYBOX is one of my favorite boxes to open each month. Shipments feature 5 deluxe-size samples from luxury brands like BVLGARI, Estee Lauder, Evologie, Phyto Paris, Shea Terra Organics and more. You also receive a great variety of products from skin care to nail polish, fragrances to cosmetics. Subscriptions are only $21/month.
Best Full-Size Product Box: Wantable rocks it when it comes to full-size cosmetic subscriptions. Each box has a retail value of $80 to $100. You can opt for a monthly subscription ($36) or a one-time purchase ($40). Brands include 29 Cosmetics, Manna Kadar, Color Club and more. If you don’t like your box, Wantable offers free returns.
Best Makeup Box: Ipsy Glam Bag is a great beauty sample subscription if you have makeup on the mind. Shipments arrive in a stylish makeup bag as opposed to a box and typically include 5 deluxe samples and full size cosmetic products. This one is a steal at only $10 per month.
Best Bargain Beauty Box: Birchbox is a great deal at just $10 per month for the women’s subscription. Boxes include 5 travel-size samples ranging from cosmetics to nail polish, fragrances to hair care and more. Review the products in your box to accumulate points that can be used to purchase full-size favorites.
Best “Green” Box: Conscious Box features only sustainable products from eco-friendly companies. This subscription is generous in size shipping 10 to 20 samples each month. In addition to beauty and skin care products, you can also expect to receive food samples and healthy snacks. The Conscious Box costs $19.95 per month and is available in Classic, Vegan or Gluten Free options.
Best Nutrition Supplement Box: JackedPack is a great subscription if you are looking to sample nutrition and fitness supplements prior to purchasing. They also offer several subscription options. The Heavyweight subscription is $14.50 per month and includes 6-8 product samples. The Custom features 4-5 samples plus one larger trial size product for $29.50 per month. The Custom XXL is their latest offering at $49.50 per month featuring 40+ servings in each box. All subscriptions include monthly savings/coupons and a $20 store credit with each new subscription.
Best Nail Product Box: Julep is one of the best when it comes to nail-centered monthly subscriptions. They have several options available from those that focus on nail polishes to a new subscription that focuses on nail beauty products. The Julep Maven subscription is $19.95 per month.
What’s your favorite beauty box subscription?