Treat Yo Self!! Beauty Boxes – How to try new products for a low price

30 Apr

Once upon a time a young(ish) girl wished for an awesome selection of  beauty products to arrive at her door without lifting a finger to shop.  Poof!  The internets have granted the wish!

Recently we found these three amazing companies that ship you deluxe sample sizes of various beauty products for a low monthly fee.  OH, and it ships for FREE.  Two of these provide a mix of drugstore and luxury brands.  The other provides natural beauty products.

What are these wonderful companies????  Allow us to make your mailperson hate you with how much amazing swag you will potentially be getting.  Go get some glam, girl!


1) Ipsy  what they do – “Each month, subscribers will receive a beautiful Glam Bag with deluxe samples and full-sized beauty products. Members can watch and play along with the stylists with the same products that they are using. All for only $10 a month.”


You take a short quiz to customize the brands you prefer and your overall style.  You probably wouldn’t want to receive a neon green glitter eyeshadow if you rock a more classic dame look.

2) Birchbox  – what they do –  “Birchbox is the best way to discover new grooming, beauty and lifestyle products. Sample top products from high-end brands, get expert advice, buy new favorites and earn points with every purchase.” $10 per month for women $20 for men- as they get 2 packages a month, lucky!


You also fill out a profile on this site for a more customized experience.  They also have a dude products!!!  We know some men who love to pamper their faces with luxe stuff, and they would love this.

Birchbox also allows you to purchase individual products and they have a loyalty program which earns you points.

3) Green Grab Bag  – what they do – “By joining Green Grab Bag, you will now get to experience an amazing array of natural, organic and/or vegan beauty products every month, delivered right to your door! Each month, you will get at least six samples of skin or hair care products, make-up, fragrances and more. Each box will also come with descriptions of the products inside and some guidance on how to use them.

It’s also important to note that all of our packaging is eco friendly, from the box, itself, made of 100% recycled content, to the shredded filler, tissue and and cards.” $15.00 per month.  They offer a volume discount if you pre-purchase a year membership.


Green Grab Bag promises at least 6 samples in each Bag!


Pro Tip – These make great gifts!!!  Mother’s Day is right around the corner and Father’s Day is soon approaching.  It may not be too late to get your mom something to treat herself!  She may not receive it before May 12, but she will receive an email on the date you choose letting her know she’s getting a goodie box!  She will then be prompted to fill out the profile to customize her Beauty Box.

We haven’t personally tried any of these yet, but we are both eyeing Ipsy and Birchbox.  We will probably end up getting one of each. Then we will do a comparison of products and dollar value of the swag in each beauty box.

We  are super excited for this and we can’t wait to share with you lovelies what the mail brings!



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