Okay, I have been working on this all night, lol. I was trying to figure out for myself if the quality of BB is actually slipping, or if its just part of the natural variation of the boxes. I know a lot of people haven't been subbed for as long as I have, so I have some pretty solid data to work off of. I made comparisons of all the boxes I have gotten to date. Jan - October, 2011-2012, I left off Nov and Dec, because there was nothing to compare them to.
Well turns out they have actually for the most part been improving, there have been bad boxes along the way here and there, but generally, the quality has remained consistent. I have actually preferred many of the 2012 boxes to the boxes from the same months in 2011. Obviously this is specific to my profiles (which I can share if you want, I use a couple tricks on them) but, I don't think my boxes are unusually bad or good. I do however think that there is a relationship to it being the end of the year, and the samples are a little less generous, Probably because the companies spend the marketing money on Holiday stuff, just my thought. The first half of the year both years seem to be better overall when compared to the second halves of both years.
Enjoy!, and comment with what you think :)
Blue Dot - Full Size
Green Dot - Deluxe Sample
Orange Dot - Sample, (either packet, or something I was generally unhappy with)
2012.2 is my second sub I got for Teen Vogue