Are subscription boxes really worth it?

I have tried a few of the subscription boxes that are all the rage right now. And out of the 4 that I have tried over the years there has been one that stands out from the competition! So, I want to give a quick review of the ones that I’ve tried in the past:

  1. Birchbox: I liked it in general but I tried it when they first came out some years ago and their price was still a little high for a monthly box. They would send about 1-2 full size products out of the 5 or so products that were in the box. So your box would sometimes contain mostly samples. It was neat to try different products that I wouldn’t normally try but overall I didn’t think it was worth the money.
  2. Glossybox: This one was a little more affordable at the time but again I didn’t get to see a whole lot of full size products so I didn’t keep it very long. But all in all it wasn’t a bad experience, I was just looking for more.
  3. Ipsy: I would say they are my 2nd favorite and I kept them the longest. Each month your package comes with a new makeup bag so that’s a plus, but how many makeup bags does one girl really need?? Anyways, I would receive about 2 full size products each month and the rest would be travel size or sample size. This wasn’t necessarily a bad thing though because the cost is reasonable at $10/month.
  4. BoxyCharm: I cancelled everything when I found them. They are my all time favorite. Every single month they send 5 full size products and they are always from top brands and they are makeup or skin products that are in high demand right now! I have been so pleased with this subscription box and it is definitely worth the money. They also will include a card in the box that tells you the value of each product and they average about $22+ each and the monthly subscription is only $20/per month. So you’re getting a lot of free product. Here are pictures from the last two boxes that I received!

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