Subscription Addiction- Beauty Bonanza in a Box 

      It truly is the gift that keeps on giving!  And, it’s nothing all that new.  We have however; come a long way from magazine subscriptions and the dreaded “jelly of the month club.” (What a perfect time for a #clarkgriswold!)  Today’s monthly subscriptions have a very trendy, millennial feel to them.  There really is a subscription for everyone on your Christmas list.  While you can get subscription boxes for everything from clothes, food and beverages, home goods and more, let’s focus our gift-giving on the one thing we can’t get enough of–beauty products.  There’s nothing better than getting little surprises delivered right to your doorstep.  The lovely, adorned little boxes are perfect for any special friend, sister, mother or co-worker in your life. They allow you to try out new and exciting products that you may not normally buy and allow you to purchase the full-sized version online.  The best part is most of these cute and festive little boxes contain– you guessed it–coupons and/or discounts for your new purchases.  Basically, it all comes down to what you are willing to spend but, most of these fun, little splurges are in the range of $10-$50.  Some can go much higher, but I’ve found that for a median price of $30, you can gift the girl (or every girl that’s been good) on your holiday list, a very nice three-month service.  It really is a win-win for everyone, so let’s get started. 

Birchbox– They are the pioneers of beauty-in-a-box.  Having used this service myself, I can tell you that they do not disappoint. If you fill out the beauty profile online, they will get to know your preferences based on what you order.   

*What you get- 5 fabulous sample-sized products 

*How much it costs- 3 months for $30, 6 months for $60 and 12 months for $110 

Julep Maven Beauty Box– Lets you select full-sized beauty products that are from brand spanking new collections.  They have everything under the beauty rainbow you could want. 

*What you get- It depends on the number of boxes you select  

*How much it costs- 2 boxes for $40, 4 boxes for $80, and 6 boxes for $120.  Each box doesn’t guarantee an exact number of products but a dollar amount.  For example, the 2 boxes at $40 have at least $40 worth of new products, and so on and so on with each price point. 

BPurebox– Bath and beauty products such as body butters, lip balms and beauty masks that are perfect for the vegan in your life.  Green beauty that is cruelty free and never tested on animals. 

*What you get-Each month you’ll receive an adorable mini box that includes one full-sized handmade bar of soap and 2 small-sized surprises. 

*How much it costs- $10 a month 

Beauty fix– I use this every now and then, and I’ve always been more than pleased.  Skin care, makeup and hair products are their specialty–and they aren’t stingy with their stuff.   

*What you get- 6 or more professional products 

*How much it costs- One-time purchase is $34.99 or monthly is $24.95  

Glossybox– Always filled with trendsetting essentials, Glossybox is sure to please even the pickiest person on your list. This one will arrive in a charming little pink box carefully adorned with a black ribbon!   

*What you get- 5 deluxe sized products 

*How much it costs- $21/month or you can gift someone for 3 months $69, 6 months$135, 12 month $234 

 Everyone loves getting little surprises every now and then, and what better way to keep the holiday spirit alive and well, even months after the season has ended?  Beauty boxes are the perfect gift for any finicky girl on your list.  Happy Holidays! 

By Kelly A. Smith