Saturday, March 31, 2012
Friday, March 30, 2012
Hello Beauties! Welcome to my first post on Beauty Box Blog!
Since the blog is called Beauty Box Blog, it seems rather fitting that the very first blog should be about the Beauty Sampler Monthly Memberships which are sprouting up all over the world.....
I have come to the conclusion that Canada is forefront to a very exciting era in beauty sampling. The Beauty Box Subscription Service is changing the beauty industry. For how long this creative enterprise will last? Who knows! I am loving every minute!
I must start with the innovator, the 'mother' of all beauty boxes, the clever and ambitious woman from Birchbox.com who developed this creative and brilliant idea. They have led the way, giving new meaning to the world of sampling. Allowing us babes to try before we buy. Why not offer deluxe samples delivered right to our door, packaged in a beautiful box with ribbon and tissue paper. Why not personalize it? Just fill out a quick survey and get products suited to you. This new way to try cosmetics: from lipstick to face creams, perfume to hair extensions....new hair smoothers, bronzing powder, nail polishes...the list goes on and on. For $10 to $15 dollars a month, you enjoy receiving a beauty box of deluxe beauty samples, anywhere from 4-6 products. The boxes alone are worth ordering. Check out this article on Birchbox which gives you an idea of how fast and furious this craze has taken off.
The major players at present in Canada are Topbox, Glymm, Loosebutton and the most recent, Glossybox. Glossybox being a huge hit all over Europe,and now making waves in Canada with their first box in February.
Lets start with Loosebutton, this was the first subscription I joined. For $12 a month you receive 4-6 deluxe samples in what they call Luxebox. The box delivers free of charge mid month.
Glymm is our Quebec based beauty box, for $10 a month you enjoy 4-5 samples and they too deliver free of charge mid month.
Topbox is the oldest and most respected of all the beauty boxes. $10 a month will get you 4 samples a month. I have yet to subscribe as memberships are hard to come by! At present you can sign up to be notified when they add new members, last month they opened up 500 and were sold out within fifteen minutes!
Glossybox, our newest but biggest company offers free delivery and 5 products per month. The most expensive of all the boxes at $15monthly. The March boxes were delayed in Customs and delivery was set for the beginning of the month, however the glitch has caused much anticipation for their second box in Canada to arrive. My box is being delivered tomorrow, at least that is what Canada Post tells me anyway!
Come back for a review and details of Glossy's beauty box!
Get your beauty sleep Beauties and never wear make up to bed!