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Yes, I have. I just discontinued my subscription. Everytime I opened the box, it brought about a myriad of emotions/feelings. Not all positive.

Once, in the 1970’s, I talked my mom into joining a beauty box-type club. We got neat samples, but the company was poorly run so it didn’t last. I got to try the products and to use them to make up my mom. That’s a happy memory :-).

I’ve heard good things about Birch Box, but not every YT guru is as forthright as Christine about free products so I’m leary.

I’m kind of looking forward to following this topic to see everyone’s opinion!

No, and I’m not particularly interested. I don’t necessarily feel that companies would send out their top-sellers or trendiest items, more likely the slow performers as the whole set goes for such a bargain price. In addition, while you may find a gem or two each month, you are likely to find other products that you feel lukewarm about, so in my opinion that $20 is better spend on buying something you know you will like. I think the packaging is adorable on the sets I have seen, but also very wasteful. Overall I think beauty box subscriptions are a great idea for people who want to try products that they would have never before considered, but maybe I’m getting on in my age as I prefer to read reviews and feel confident about purchasing a product before I try something new.

Just Julep’s Maven program. The polishes were nice, but the program itself was terrible- very badly managed. They sent me the same box twice and their website wouldn’t let me cancel my subscription despite telling me that it had. I had to call them TWICE before it finally cancelled. Well, at least I hope it is.

I tried Birchbox and new beauty testtube
Service: hands down birch box!!!
products: birch box has good and bad months but always 1 new thing that I really love and testtube has larger samples but mostly lotions, sprays, anti aging
Birch box is more for peoplpe who like beauty: makeup, face, hand, perfumes, things
Testtube is more facial high end products,plastic surgery geared, etc,
I’m now a subscriber again to birch box since I enjoy their samples and they are geared towards what I like. PLUS they have excellent customer service unlike testtube who doesn’t return phone calls has had a bad rep for customer service and delivering their products in a timely manner.

Birchbox… mostly because I’m new to using makeup and skincare products so I want to try out some products without putting down a lot of money on one product. Has been a hit and miss for me so far, some boxes made me so happy and some were disappointing (bc I got mostly smaller samples or stuff I wasn’t likely to use at all normally). I got a full sized blush once, that was awesome.

I subscribe to Birchbox and I really like it. Of course there are a few misses here and there, but I’ve been happy with most of the items I received 🙂

I’m trying out Birchbox and GoGoGirlfriends but I wasn’t that enthused with my first Birchbox so I’m giving them one more month before I fork that money over elsewhere.

I’m from the UK and tried Glossybox.
What a HORRIBLE company to deal with,

they lie
(the boxes are supposed to be tailored, but they’re all exactly the same, or slightly different with no care for who would want want, last month some girls who put they are blonde, got an eyebrow palette for brunettes, or got bath products when they said they wouldn’t be interested in bath products.

They are not interested in keeping your details safe (several times did I get email for me, with other peoples email addressed in the ‘to’ bar of the email, I wonder how many people they gave my email to like this? I also heard of a girl who had someone else’s address on her box as well as her address!

They state they are a company providing high end samples, when they gave away a mini bottle of drugstore dry shampoo (Which costs around £1).

And when you go to cancel your account, you’re given an e-mail address to send your details too, they don’t even specify which details they’d like! do they want your full name? address? card details? your account number? All of that?

After having to deal with a company like glossybox, I don’t think I’ll ever use a beauty box subscription again, they’ve really put me off.

So glad I unsubscribed and got my money back. Latest In Beauty is nice, you get to choose what you want and it’s only £1 paid by mobile 🙂 Don’t think I’d ever pay £10-12 for those boxes, I know I’d end up disappointed and I don’t have that much money to throw away on stuff I don’t like/want.

Those beauty boxes are ridiculous, full of those free sample sachets you get in magazines and a full size thing that costs a couple of quid, all for £10-12 plus delivery! Disgusting.

I haven’t subscribed to any of the boxes, because I know that I won’t use most of the products. So it’s not attractive for me.

I subscribed to Birchbox for about 5 months. Just cancelled my subscription. I was impressed with about 20% of the products, so this was not worth the price for small samples. I am thinking of getting the NewBeauty Test Tube from QVC. You can get a subscription from their website, but the sample products are different.

I agree. I did it for about 3-4 months. I also think the samples got smaller, plus I got things that didn’t go with the profile I made, so I think that was a bust.

I am hesitant because when I watch reveals on youtube, it’s also a bunch of face stuff I have no interest in. Occassionally there is an eyeshadow or nailpolish, but it doesn’t seem worth it.

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