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#Post 1 of 12 OFFLINE   Berialle

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Posted 13 December 2010 - 07:13 PM

Has anyone tried some makeup sample boxes? 

 

For those who don't know, sample boxes are usually once a month specials where you get a variety of makeup/beauty samples for a reasonable price. The ones I know of are My Pretty Pink Box, Birch Box, New Beauty Test Tube, and Beautyfix.

 

My pretty pink box usually has independent and handmade makeup, some full sized too, usually about 8 or so samples a box. They are sold once a month until supplies run out. The prices usually vary from month to month, but generally is around $10 + shipping.

 

Birch Box is subscription based, $10 (including shipping) a month, for about 5 deluxe samples from high end brands like Benefit and NARS.

 

New Beauty Test Tube is subscription based for $30 + shipping 4 times a year and usually are 12 or so deluxe skincare samples and full sized products.

 

Beautyfix is $50 + shipping a box for about 8 or so full sized name brand products.

 

So far, I've signed up this month for MPPB and Birchbox. I've gotten Beautyfix in the past. I've seen great reviews for the first two programs, I'm very excited to get my boxes. I've only gotten Beautyfix once and it was great! All of the products were full sized, as mentioned, but you also get to pick the products you want. It is a good deal, but I don't get it often because of the initial cost. It's not very reasonable for my budget. But if you're going to get all those things anyways, it really is a fantastic deal.

 

Has anyone else had experiences with beauty sampling programs? What did you get in your packages?



#Post 2 of 12 OFFLINE   magosienne

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Posted 14 December 2010 - 02:21 PM

I haven't experienced that, it sounds like a good deal.



#Post 3 of 12 OFFLINE   emily_3383

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Posted 14 December 2010 - 04:40 PM

I have birchbox and i like it.  Ive received NARS and Stila stuff so far. Of course there will be some items i have not interest but Im happy about the deluxe samples I get.



#Post 4 of 12 OFFLINE   laceysmiles84

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Posted 14 December 2010 - 07:06 PM

I  would love to get Birchbox but they are unable to send to Canada :(



#Post 5 of 12 OFFLINE   divadoll

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Posted 14 December 2010 - 07:23 PM

I've just heard about it right now and I'm sad that its not in Canada :(


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#Post 6 of 12 OFFLINE   katana

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Posted 14 December 2010 - 08:51 PM



Me too! I never knew these existed and now I am sooo envious!!

Originally Posted by divadoll View Post

I've just heard about it right now and I'm sad that its not in Canada :(





#Post 7 of 12 OFFLINE   FranFran

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Posted 16 December 2010 - 04:29 AM

How lovely,does anyone know about anything like this is the UK ?



#Post 8 of 12 OFFLINE   blondepearl

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Posted 16 December 2010 - 04:24 PM

Birchbox sounds great! Is there a website you can go to?



#Post 9 of 12 OFFLINE   Berialle

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Posted 16 December 2010 - 07:10 PM



Originally Posted by blondepearl View Post

Birchbox sounds great! Is there a website you can go to?



Yeah, I think it's just birchbox.com!



#Post 10 of 12 OFFLINE   leksi

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Posted 23 December 2010 - 08:49 PM

Yay! I'm definitely going to try Birch Box and MPPB when I get my next paycheck. I've been on a makeup buying binge. :D It'll be nice to try some new products!



#Post 11 of 12 OFFLINE   Berialle

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Posted 19 January 2011 - 09:06 PM

I got my January 2011 Birchbox in the mail yesterday! OMG, it's so awesome! The packaging is superb and IMO is worth the $10 completely!

 

Here's an image of what I got:

 

http://i56.tinypic.com/2ytvi3o.jpg

 

I linked it so that those who don't want to be spoiled don't have to look. It came with 5 items, 4 were beauty samples and one bonus sample (that jar on the right).



#Post 12 of 12 OFFLINE   Ruby Scarlett

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Posted 24 January 2011 - 04:15 AM

I searched everywhere for something like that in the UK but I didn't find a single scheme :( What a shame, I think it'd be very popular!