Skip to main content

Your Beauty Questions Answered

If you're wondering why the 'A' part of the Beauty Product Q & A got split up check out the previous post.

On to Lasonta's question: she'd like to know if I'm subscribed to any beauty boxes and if so which ones would I recommend.

It feels like two or so years ago beauty box subscriptions really caught on. YouTube was awash with "unboxing" videos and everybody had a discount code. Beauty Boxes are a way for consumers try a few sample or full sized products for a monthly (or quarterly) subscription fee ranging from $10 to $40+ USD. I'm not subscribed to any only because I'm not interested in paying the customs duties on top of the shipping cost. But #TeamModen is very interested in curating our own. Let us know if you'd be interested in that. Would you prefer to receive your box monthly or quarterly?

Some examples of subscription beauty boxes are:

Birchbox
Boxycharm
Wantable
Ipsy (Glam Bag)
Beauty Box 5
Glossybox
Play! by Sephora
Scentbird
TestTube by NewBeauty
MemeBox
Allure Beauty Box
Lip Monthly
Vegan Cuts Beauty Box
Julep Maven
#OnyxBox

I'm sure they're plenty others.

Since I haven't tried any myself I can only point you in the direction of reviews that I've seen.

Jen reviews quite a few of them and she thinks Glossybox is the best. Check out some of her videos below.




I think the #OnyxBox concept. Cause there ain't much out here for us black beauties.


What you have to consider is the amount of products you get, how many of them are full sized vs. sample size, how big the sample size is - deluxe, travel, or foil packet, and how often a product is repeated. Of course the major plus of this type of service is the ability to try new products without having to pay for a full size.

I hope this helps.

Let us know your thoughts on beauty subscription boxes in the comments.

Popular posts from this blog

Sunday Riley Good Genes versus Drunk Elephant T.L.C Framboos Glycolic Night Serum

If you're an avid YouTube watcher you've probably heard about these products. Both brands blew up on the skincare seen in short order as expensive, but effective. If you're like me you quickly began to wonder: which is better? Short answer: it depends.


Long answer...

I've mentioned Good Genes a few times before on the blog. This 'all-in-one lactic acid treatment' is raved about by the likes of Stephanie Nicole and Caroline Hirons.

From the box: "Deeply exfoliates the dull surface of the skin for clarity, radiance, and younger-looking skin. Visibly brightens the appearance of age spots and discolorations. Instantly plumps the look of fine lines and wrinkles in 3 minutes*

*Clinically tested and proven to significantly improve the appearance of lines and wrinkles in 3 minutes. Results obtained via profilometry analysis.

With Key Ingredients:

Purified Lactic Acid: One of the most hydrating Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHAs), Lactic Acid exfoliates the surface layers of t…

2017 Top Five | Beauty Service Providers

Unlike my Influencers post the persons mentioned below are all local and I know them. If that makes me biased then you should take everything I'm about to say with a grain of salt.

Heidi Bowen of Moden Makeup

Let's get the obvious one out of the way shall we 😉 I've said before how much I've learned watching Heidi conduct her Workshops. Since then she has increased her skillset, restructured her modules and truly focused on knowledge sharing. Every participant departs feeling enlightened; emboldened to try something they once thought was daunting. No one leaves empty handed. This kindda thing speaks to me because I've attended many M.A.C classes and saw the value only in the products I was reimbursed. Not to say, the outing isn't a good time - especially if you go with friends - but some settings leave you more intimidated than excited. #TeamModen affiliations aside, I can see how Heidi has grown as a Beauty Educator. And fuh my one part I know any session booked…