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Just so we're clear I have only recently become obsessed with sample subscriptions. I haven't received more than 2 boxes from any of these services yet. I don't plan on keeping all of these, just giving them all a chance before I cancel.

 

Subs I have been very happy with so far: MyGlam, Eco-Emi, The Sample Lounge, Green Grab Bag

 

Subs that I have liked and disliked: BeautyArmy (will probably cancel after I receive my next box), Birchbox (my first box was all skincare products but I was much more impressed with my second box)

 

So far unimpressed (I've only received one of each of these): BeautyBox5, My Platinum Box, LovelyBox (cool idea, but not sure I'm getting my moneys worth), Little Black Box (unsubscribed right away)

 

Waiting on my first box for: Sample Society, Glymm, Look Bag, Bluum, Sindulge and JuleP

 

 

I also subscribed to GoGoGirlfriend before I started visiting this forum. I've been trying to cancel for the last couple weeks and still haven't heard anything from them.

 

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Currently subscribed:

Birchbox: March was my first box, I got the Teen Vogue edition unfortunately my perfume sample came broken , I do not blame the company for that I understand things shift when being delivered but I contacted them about it and since they still had some samples in stock they said they were going to send me a replacement one, which I am waiting for now. Seeing how the next few boxes go I will decide to keep it or just cancel it.

 

Considering:

Beauty Army

Sample Society (on the waiting list for it)

Goodebox

Good & Lovely: I love the idea with this one so I may do a trial run of this and see

 

 

Waiting to hit the US, I know I wanna try this one out:

Glossybox

 

 

I'm thinking of just getting the first Julep box for $.01 and canceling it after since I don't think it's worth $20 a month.

 

Today I ordered Love With Food, first box is free with a code, so I'll see about that since I always carry around little snacks in my purse.

 

I only want to have 3-4 subs, I know it's gonna be hard choosing but I don't need my parents questioning me about packages coming every few weeks for me they already think I spend too much money.

 

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Thanks for frequently lurking the Makeup Talk message boards (after doing a Birchbox google search, or something like that), I am now addicted!! I have so far gotten 1 month of Beauty Army, 1 month of Beautyfix, and probably 3-4 Birchboxes.

 

I love Birchbox in that it's a surprise every time (if I'm good and don't peek on this site!).

Beautyfix is an EXCELLENT value, especially with the coupon codes just posted here http://www.makeuptalk.com/t/124562/beautyfix-coupon-promotion-for-makeuptalk They have a huge selection and variety of generously sized products, and you get to choose exactly what you want.

I think I'm going to cancel my Beauty Army, as their brands are a little more 'out there' than Birchbox, and they don't seem to have much variety. It's mostly lotions for your body or face, from what I can tell.

 

I must say, this is a fun addiction to have!

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Hi Everyone! I have a subscription to Birchbox (which I love) and Beauty Army.  I am going to do a 3 or 6 months subscription to The Look Bag and maybe a subscription to beautyfix since we can get $20 off with the coupon code. I'm on the wait list for Glossy Box which I can't wait.

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So I just added another sub

Currently subscribed:

Birchbox

Good & Lovely

 

Considering:

Beauty Army: May try it out

Blissmo Box

Goodebox

Glossybox: Waiting for the launch in US)

 

One Time only:

Julep

Love With Food

 

 

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Currently:

myglam (hate but giving it a few more months)

birchbox 

eco-emi (possibly my favorite)

 

I'd like to subscribe to loose button (luxe box) and glossy box when they get here

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Currently subscribed:

Birchbox (March is my 1st box, my box was pretty bad, but since it's my 1st month, I'll give them a chance.)

MyGlam (Been with 2 months, not the best but I have hopes.)

Beauty Army (Thinking of canceling, no makeup. I really like their customer service too. I really want to stay but need to cut back. D:)

Sample Society (Pretty good samples, but if next month has no makeup as well then I'm canceling) 

TheLookBag (AWESOME! Might be my favorite so far. I got awesome stuff both months.)

BeautyFix (Used $30 off code, pretty worth it, not sure if staying or not.)

Beauty Box 5 (Still waiting for March box, which will be my 1st. Have to see if I want to keep it or not.)

 

Cancelled: Sindulge (Still haven't received my box, not worth the trouble.)

 

Considering:

Goodebox (Cost a bit too much... waiting and see if it's worth it.)

Glossybox: Waiting for the launch in US)

Cravebox (On waiting list)

Green grab bag (Same as Goodebox)

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Right now I get:

Birchbox

Julep Maven

Beauty Army

Conscious Box

 

and I'm trying out:

Sindulge

Sample Society

 

I've canceled:

GoGoGirlfriend

MyGlam

My Platinum Box

Beauty Fix (I may resubscribe when they get new stock in)

Love With Food

 

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Currently subscribed: Birchbox Considering: Blissmo Box (looking into since I read you can skip months) Glossybox: Waiting for the launch in US) Conscious Box On a test run: Good & Lovely Beauty Army

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Right now, I'm only subscribed to Birchbox and Sample Society.

 

I'm considering getting rid of Sample Society despite the awesome sample sizes and giving either Conscious Box or Green Grab Bag a chance (One of my new year's resolutions was to buy mostly green/natural products, which I've been doing...but I use the samples I get from my subs more than anything, lol).

 

This month I said goodbye to The Look Bag (nice, but had to trim the budget), Beauty Box 5 (nothing stood out about this one), Love With Food (loved this one, but again, the budget), and I had previously canceled MyGlam (ugh, don't even get me started!).

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I'm down to BB, Sample Society, Sindulge, Blissmo, and Julep.

 

I canceled Love With Food and The Look Bag and will be getting rid of Sindulge after my free boxes (if they ever get to me...still no shipping confirmation).

 

By the time I leave the country in June though I'm planning on only having BB and Julep. I don't think any of the services allow you to skip months...and BB is fine since I don't mind coming back to 3 boxes in September :).  I may ask SS if I can put them on hold if I still like them by then.

 

 

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update and feeling REALLY good about it:)

 

Monthly:

Birchbox

MyGlam

Cravebox

 

Quarterly:

Qvc New Beauty Test Tube

Regular New BeautyTest Tube

BeautyFix

 

 

in process of cancelling sub to Blissmobox...don't know what's up with them this past month, but very baaaaad service!

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Updated:

 

Birchbox (just got my first box)

Beauty Box 5 (I have a free month coming up but kinda meh about it)

Sample Society (love it!)

Little Black Bag (borderline obsessed)

Shoedazzle (still skipping most months)

 

 

Cancelled:

MyGlam (the noxious bag and mediocre samples did it for me)

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How does Little Black Bag work? Can you skip months or do you have to purchase something every month?

Originally Posted by LoriAnnLV View Post

Updated:

 

Birchbox (just got my first box)

Beauty Box 5 (I have a free month coming up but kinda meh about it)

Sample Society (love it!)

Little Black Bag (borderline obsessed)

Shoedazzle (still keeping most months)

 

 

Cancelled:

MyGlam (the noxious bag and mediocre samples did it for me)



 

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Originally Posted by yanelib27 View Post

 

 

How does Little Black Bag work? Can you skip months or do you have to purchase something every month?

 

 

 

You can skip months as long as you don't open your bag.  I think I was able to skip a bag after opening it but it was my second bag for the month.  You can go back for a second round of trading. Here's what their FAQ says:

 

 

As a new monthly member, you cannot skip your first bag once you have opened your bag.  For subsequent months, you can chose to skip your monthly bag by the 5th of every month as long as you haven't selected your first item.  Skipping a month means you choose not to receive a bag for this month, but you'd still like to keep your membership.  If you skip, we will not charge you for your bag this month.  Single Bag purchasers cannot skip their bags.

To skip your bag, look for the "skip bag" button in the Gallery after you have received the e-mail letting you know that it's time to open your bag.

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I just cancelled my last BA account (I used to have two but went down to one a after the second month) I peeked into my older account and saw the same type of products even after retaking and playing with the survey several times. I figure if there is something I'm interested in sampling I can always reactivate my account.

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As of right now:
  • Birchbox (it's a keeper.  April will be my twelfth box, and I signed up for an annual subscription last month)
  • Julep (I signed up at its launch, so I've been around since the beginning, but I have skipped a few months because I just wasn't digging the options.  I'm a nail polish addict, so )
  • Conscious Box (if next month's box is as food-heavy as this month's, though, I'm canceling)
  • Eco-Emi (not thrilled with the February or March boxes, so this might get cut soon)
  • Blissmobox (I've only received the Chocolate Lover's intro box, which was okay but not thrilling, but I'll give it a couple more months of "real" boxes before I decide to keep or cancel)
  • Little Black Bag (my first box is shipping, and I'll probably keep it for another month or two because there were a few cute purses/bags I have my eye on, but I doubt this will be a long-term thing for me because I'm just not a fashion accessories person)

 

Canceled after one box:

  • Whimsey Box (I realized I'm not crafty enough to get my money's worth with this one)

 

On waiting lists for:

  • Sample Society
  • Glossy Box

 

I think that's it, at least for now.

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Birchbox (annual, love it) MyGlam (annual, not wowed but not disappointed) Julep (loved my first box for a penny, skipped April, will skip for a while or cancel because I won't use that many polishes) Love with Food (waiting for first box either free or a penny, will probably cancel) Sindulge (waiting for first box for a penny, on the fence about continuing) Sample Society (April will be my first box) Beauty Fix (loved my Winter Box, ordered a Spring box, both with good coupon codes; will have to skip at least Summer if not more just because of money and storage space)

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I think I have a problem! I currently subscribe to:

 

1.) Eco Emi (15/mo)

2.) Birchbox (two subscriptions at 10/mo)

3.) Julep (19.95/mo)

4.) Beauty Army (12/mo)

5.) Sample Society (15/mo)

 

I don't think I can sustain membership for all of these, so I am thinking about canceling my Beauty Army subscription and my second Birchbox account. I am a broke college student, and this is just too much.

 

I was REALLY bad and ordered two extra polishes from Julep this month (at $4.99 each) and placed an awesome Sample Society/Beauty Bar order. I bought Dermalogica's Clean Start Bedtime treatment and the 7 oz Fekkai Advanced Brilliant Glossing cream, plus three samples, for $21.60 by doubling up on their coupon codes. A total steal, and I will DEFINITELY be keeping this subscription.

 

I am a relatively new Makeup Talk member, but I have been having so much fun lurking the discussion boards!

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I'm relatively new to the forum but here goes:

 

My name is Kara and I'm addicted to sample and shoe subscriptions. biggrin.gif

 

I currently have:

 

  • MyGlam ($10/mo)
  • Birch Box ($10/mo)
  • Julep ($19.95/mo)
  • Shoe Dazzle ($39.95/mo)

 

Cancelled:

 

  • GoGoGirlfriend (very early on)
  • Beauty Army (I preferred BB but I'm considering renewing)

 

On the wait list for Glossy Box (super excited for this one)

 

Considering:

 

  • I'm getting a free trial of the Conscious Box to try next month. I've been considering it for awhile.
  • Sample Society

 

 

I love Julep with a passion. I did the 2 extra add-on for $4.99/ea this month so that ramped it up to $29.98. They have great customer service, as well. I use nail polish in making some pieces of jewelry so it's nice to get the diverse colors they offer. Plus, I just love nail polish. I've been a shoe dazzle member for a long time because I have a problem when it comes to shoes... I can't ever have enough. wub.gif I got my first Birch Box last month and I actually loved everything in it so I plan on keeping that one. MyGlam has been a little iffy for me but I'm trying to stick it out. I was missing half of the items in the March bag but they were better than I expected about sending me replacements. I really loved the 3Lab purifying cleanser and the Pur-lisse moisturizer. I will never use the coupons they send out so I really wish they would stop making those one of the 5-6 samples. If they don't step up their game a bit then I will probably cancel and try one I've been considering.

 

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Originally Posted by sleepykat View Post

 

Birchbox (annual, love it)

MyGlam (annual, not wowed but not disappointed)

Julep (loved my first box for a penny, skipped April, will skip for a while or cancel because I won't use that many polishes)

Love with Food (waiting for first box either free or a penny, will probably cancel)

Sindulge (waiting for first box for a penny, on the fence about continuing)

Sample Society (April will be my first box)

Beauty Fix (loved my Winter Box, ordered a Spring box, both with good coupon codes; will have to skip at least Summer if not more just because of money and storage space)

 

Also getting a free April Conscious Box.

Will probably spend more on Beauty Fix sooner than I planned, since I just got a $40 credit from them.

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Originally Posted by KaraMoore View Post

 

I'm relatively new to the forum but here goes:

 

My name is Kara and I'm addicted to sample and shoe subscriptions. biggrin.gif

 

 

Hi Kara! Welcome to subscribers anonymous. ;) Just a little warning... if you're already addicted to beauty box subscriptions this place can be pretty taxing on your pocketbook because our members find some amazing companies. lol

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