2017 has been the year of beauty subscription boxes !
The number of beauty subscription boxes available has risen by 70% over the the past 3 years as more and more people are craving for alternative Beauty concepts to discover (...and adopt !)
"What the hell is a Beauty subscription box" I hear ?
The concept is easy as 1,2,3 :
- SIGN UP
- RECEIVE a box filled with about five or six heavenly beauty items lands at your door step every couple of weeks.
The boxes vary from high-end, specialist to themed and usually the monthly price of a box is cheaper than what you would pay for one of the items individually ( Bingo !)
While some of the items are sample size ( nice for travels ), others come at their regular shop-sold size meaning you really are really clutching on a deal ( double Bingo !!) .
The boxes also range from more women-focused to men-focused Skincare to cater every Mr & Mrs Smith .
We rounded up the best beauty subscription boxes for women :
1. Cohorted: £35 per month, Cohorted
Promo code : up to 15% Off when you Like on Facebook
Arriving in a sleek black box with a satin tied bow, Cohorted offers luxury hand-picked brands as well as one new “discovery” brand, so something you won’t have tried before. Offerings for January included favourites like Nars’ limited collection Andy Warhol eye shadow, Lancome eye cream and Smith & Cult nail varnish (a hot brand from the creator of Hard Candy). There was also a super-useful foundation brush and some ingenious anti-frizz helpers from top New York stylist Nunzio Saviano in the mix. So, considering the monthly price is £35 per month, it is well worth it.
2. Birchbox: £10 per month plus £2.95 p&p, Birchbox
Promo code : ITSAMISTERY to get 2 FREE Samples on orders over £30.
One of the more well-known beauty boxes, Birchbox is a themed smaller box that comes with five products each month. The theme of its January box was “Sprinkle happiness” and included samples from Nuxe and Nails Inc - we’re now firm fans of the metallic Stratford nail colour from the "its special effects" range. Subscribers can update their beauty profile online to say whether your preference for products would be to cater for coloured/thick hair or dry/oily/sensitive skin so everything you receive would be suited to your hair or skin type.
...and for Men :
3. TOPPBOX : £29 per month for 12 month subscription
Promo code : CS10 for 10% OFF
The TOPPBOX box guarantees a value of at least £60 and varies from relatively unknown products to beauty staples. The theme of July's box was Beard & Grooming products introducing a Black peel-Off masks by Corpore Sanctum Studio & Beard oils by the Bearded gent . Excellent pick for the lazy-groomer!
4. The Personal Barber £24.95 per month
Promo code : Get 15% Off when you subscribe to their email's list
"The ultimate shaving subscription for men"
This box will turn your shaving routine into an experience to look forward to, rather than a daily chore.
Better products & closer shave... all that with Free Delivery !
Every month you'll receive hand-picked choices of the best shaving products available, right to your door from wilkinson blades to shaving soaps.
July's featured a bay rum & Tequila Shaving soap by Twa burds ,Facial scrub by ReHab London & Thistle and Black Pepper Moisturiser by Scottish Fine Soaps.