Thursday, January 17, 2013

More Beauty Box Memberships - U.S. Invasion

I wouldn't be GlamGal if I didn't spend my money on make up and beauty products. With that being said, I have just entered the world of American Beauty Box Memberships, in this case Bag.....being Ipsy! From the comments I have read and the wonderful pics of the past year's beauty samples I doubt that I will be disappointed.
For $14.95 a month USD I will receive a unique make up bag and 4-5 beauty products. The samples are high end and from brands I love such as Murad, The Balm, Josie Moran and Buxom. Canadian residents pay for shipping which is $4.95 but considering I pay $21.00 for Glossy Box every month, I think this just might be more of a bargain. I don't see any drugstore quality products in this bag!

January Ipsy Glam Bag

The above picture is what I will be receiving. I am not sure if I like knowing what I will receive or if I prefer the thrill of mystery. What I do like is the site. You become a member with access to the site and can create your own looks and post all sorts of pictures and create styles that you love while other members can love it and comment too. It's a whole community of women with a love for beauty, style and make up! Thanks Michelle Phan!!! You rock. Michelle inspired the Glam Bag so we must give thanks where it's due!

Could this be a new era for GlamGal? Will Birchbox open it's doors to the beauties in the north? Another beauty box worth mentioning is Beauty Box 5, a U.S. company that delivers to Canada. Beauty Box 5 have been around since March of last year.  4-5 deluxe beauty samples each month for $12.00, you can save some cash if you select the quarterly payment plan at $30.00 USD. I suppose I am hoping to try some new products, with Glymm, Loosebutton, Topbox and Glossy Box, I am finding that I have received repeats of samples. If I am not thrilled over the product, I sure don't want to see it again in another box! Although Topbox has recently started what they call a "Prive" Box. On the site you can check off which of these special boxes would interest you, they are of one brand such as Benefit or Clinique. You aren't guaranteed the Prive Box so you could get the regular box or this. Again, I like the idea but I don't know if I like seeing what I will get!

Here is the selection of Prive Boxes, my January Prive Box was by Clinique:
This included:
Clarifying Lotion 2 for normal-dry combination skin (60mL)
Rinse-Off Eye Makeup Solvent (60mL)
Colour Surge Eye Shadow Duo (1.6g)
Repairwear Laser Focus Wrinkle & UV Damage Corrector (7mL)

Topbox "Prive" Selections

Beauty Box 5 welcomes Canadians with membership availability

Another U.S. company that is coming soon is IBBeautiful, this is geared for Tweens and Teens, not enough info on the location and availability yet, I hope it will invite Canadians to join unlike Birchbox who have avoided us and welcomed the UK, France and Spain instead!! I mean really!??? Who is closer!??



  1. Thanks for the lowdown on the U.S. beauty boxes. Very informative. Nice to know what else is out there!

  2. Hey thanks for the sharing about beauty box. I was searching to see which one is worth of subscription.

    I also live in Canada too. And didn't really want to subscribe to ipsy :/ since they charge for shipping LoL.

    If you don't mind checking out my blog ;). We can follow eeach other hehe.

    Keep in touch!

  3. Thanks for knowing this beauty box. very helpful for girls.