Ok, so I just wrote an article for my blog (found in my signature) but I thought it was crying out to be shared here!
So with all the Birchbox threads on here I was a lil jealous of all the monthly treats our US buddies get, so...with a lil research I've found a number of UK beauty boxes online so I thought I'd share! :)
Firstly Glossybox, this is the one I subscribe to and got my first one this month.
Seems to be a collection of the more high end beauty products and previous boxes show that there are some full sized products included, with discount code for the various full sized products, all for for £12.95 inc P&P. See my review of my September box here - http://spittingpink.blogspot.com/2011/09/september-glossybox.html or view more details and previous boxes at the Glossy box Site here - http://www.glossybox.co.uk/
The site also has a reward system for feedback called Glossydots, the website claims "The idea of GlossyDots is very simple: Collect up to 1000 GlossyDots and receive a GLOSSYBOX completely free. This means that we convert your monthly subscription of £10 into GlossyDots. You receive 20 GlossyDots for each completed individual product survey." the only problem is, I've not been able to access this yet (along with the Beauty Profile page) and have been advised this feature is not currently working.
Below is the list of brands that they advertise for the Glossybox.
Beauty website Feelunique.com have now created their own beautyboxes which are £9.95 inc P&P found here on the site - http://www.feelunique.com/beautybox
The site claims "5 deluxe beauty samples every month" and much like Glossybox "Savings when purchasing full-size products" that are automatically applied to your account (assuming these only apply on their own site.)
Below is the list of brands that they advertise for the beauty box.
Latest in Beauty found at http://www.latestinbeauty.com, took me a lil while to figure out but here it goes.
Option 1: You fill in a beauty profile and from that your given a selection of around 4 samples in each of the 3 categories Skincare, Make up & Fragrances and Hair & Body products. (none of which seemed very impressive).
You are sent these 3 products of your choice for £1. (which you have to pay via text.)
Option 2: Again you build the selection yourself, though it appears you can have as many as you like, though these samples are charged between £2-£12 each, then the box is sent with free P&P. (brand options were: Abahna, BioEffect, Burts Bees, Cowshed, Dr Lewinns, Madara, Murad, Realhair, Richard Ward & Sunshots.
Option 3: Themed boxes. there only appears to be one and it's called the "CEW (Cosmetic Executive Womens) 2011 Beauty insiders winners box" (bit of a mouthful) the website claims there is £20 worth of samples....