Wednesday, 30 September 2015

The Debate: Beauty Subscriptions VS Individual Product Purchases*

The booming industry of beauty products has made women everwhere strive to 
become more beautiful, elegant and all round makeup hoarders. The demand for beauty products had increased in the past few decades, and the competition between brands really stated when different companies start selling some of 
their best products with similar prices across the globe. There's no denying that when beauty shopping we love to find a deal, but also a good quality product; and with what feels like an endless choice when it comes to buying makeup, it can be difficult to know what's worth a purchase, as although we wish it wasn't, it is impossible to buy all the makeup on the market and let's be honest, it can be easy to waste money on beauty products that don't live up to your expectations.  

There are solutions to this; creating your own DIY products at home is fun and a great way to make products that are free from chemical agents as well as saving yourself some money. Some companies also offer free samples and  beauty subscriptions boxes to save your money and allow you to try a product before buying the full sized thing. One of the most well known beauty subscription boxes on the market is Birchbox. If you haven't heard of it already, Birchbox is an online beauty subscription service that sends you a sample of four to five makeup products monthly. It's quick and easy to register to Birchbox and it is a great service that gives you samples of gorgeous and fabulous products before you buy. If you are interested in subscribing to Birchbox, you can find some great offers and coupons here, so you can save yourself money while registering to a product that will save you money!

My experiences of beauty subscription boxes has always been great, especially when you open the box to find a real gem that you've been dying to try. You don't have to worry about wasting money as the boxes provide trial size products, which I find beneficial over purchasing full size products as the boxes themselves are only a fraction of the price of one full sized product and you get a little of a lot of products to try out, so if you don't like one item in there you don't feel like you've lost out because there are so many more to try. Plus, who doesn't love a mini product that easily fits into your makeup bag?!

There are loads of subscription beauty boxes on the market, and if it is something you're interested in doing, it's important to select a subscription that is right for you. It's quick and easy to browse online and find which company you'll like the most. Some specialize in makeup, some in skincare, some in wellbeing, so be sure to do some research online before ordering your box.

I love saving money in any way I can and there's no denying that subscription boxes are a great way to trial products before buying the full size. I've found I've avoided disappointement with makeup and skincare items by purchasing the monthly beauty subscription such as Birchbox, so I'd definitely recommend looking into something like that if you're a lover of trying new products, but hate wasting money.

*Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post


  1. I've tried Glossybox and Ipsy and my sister has Boxycharm and I ended up cancelling mine because I hated being stuck with products I don't use or colors I don't like. I prefer buying my own products instead :)

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  2. I'm subscribed to My Little Box as I like the range of products they offer. I haven't always been 100% happy with my boxes and do get bored of them after a while (a bit like magazine subscriptions) but overall I completely agree with you especially if you don't have a budget that allows for premium purchases. I can make sample sizes go a long way!

    Katie xx

  3. I subscribed to You Beauty Box which is only £6.95 a month but you get some amazing products! x
    Emma | Emmys Beauty Cave

  4. I go through phases of getting ALL the sub boxes and then none when I realise how much I am spending but they are so fun! xxx

  5. I've never tried a subscription service, and I thought I never would until Sephora announced they're starting one. I'll sign up for that one, simply because I trust Sephora's brand and know it'll probably be great. If it's not though, I won't hesitate to cancel lol.


  6. I have subscribed to every box that was available to me, where I live - and I cancelled all of them. I also prefer to pick up my own products and get samples from Sephora or something. If you're looking to try indie brands or smaller brands - than it would be good for you. I personally have very sensitive skin and most skin products I received I would never use. Makeup colours were generally never my colour.

    Rachel Marie


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