I tweeted about this before but I thought I would make a public announcement on the blog, for the year of 2012 I will not be subscribed to any beauty boxes, apart from Amarya because I bought a year's subscription, so that'll end in the summer.
I hope all the beauty box posts were helpful, and I really enjoyed receiving so many parcels each month, unfortunately I can't afford them anymore, and I have no need for any more toiletries/soaps/makeup at all, so it would be pointless to continue with the subscriptions.
Here's a quick rundown of each box:
GlossyBox - a slightly controversial box, due to the ups and downs, costing £12.95 per month, including a generally well balanced selection of beauty products. Comes in a baby pink shoe box type box.
Feel Unique - the cheapest box at £9.95 per month or can be paid for a year, comes in a slide out box, very sturdy. Excellent value for money and excellent products.
Carmine - costing £12.75 per month, or can be paid for for 6 months or a year, is a very large box where the lid covers the sides of the box making it difficult to open. The products inside have always been amazing and interesting new finds.
Amarya - this box is £10 per month or can be bought for a year, it includes organic/natural products, also a great box.
Boudoir Prive/JolieBox - this box now costs £12.95 I believe but remained at £10 for all those subscribed before a certain month. This box was a great box but I didn't think it kept up with the other boxes with the size of samples or the brands, after seeing a few JolieBox posts I think JolieBox looks much much better.
My Top Boxes:
Carmine and Feel Unique - both have never put a foot wrong in my eyes and gave exactly what was expected, I also liked most of the samples. Amarya is a great box but I don't think the natural/organic theme sits perfectly with me.
Beauty boxes are a great way to sample new products and have a little treat every month, for me they were all great but they can become a major drain on finances, especially if like me you only use 3 items out of every 5 and have had to re-home 2 every month, it became a bit of a bore too. Blogging about them was fun, maybe I'll subscribe again in 2013, I'll try to blog Amarya's boxes as much as I can!
Thank you for reading x