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Best of: Subscription Boxes

Females cannot go without shopping once in a while and since deciding what to buy exactly is difficult, we introduce you the best subscription boxes. What they do is they decide for you and send you each month a box full of goodies, full-size and samples, including skin and face care, makeup and nail products.

Words: Mariya Hristova SubeditorHayley Warren

All women love to take care of their skin properly and to have a flawless makeup. When it comes to buying products, however, decisions are hard to make because there is a huge variety. Most girls end up with a pile of beauty and makeup products that they rarely use, not because they don’t like them but because they have so many.



  1. Cohorted


The Cohorted beauty box is probably the most recently released and advertised but there is no way you can’t fall in love with it. It is more expensive than all the other boxes out on the market but the products you get are high-end and only good quality brands. There is two kind of boxes they offer- black and a white one. The black one consists of mostly makeup and the white one includes fragrances. Some of the brands that they offer are Too Faced, Mac Cosmetics, bareMinerals, Cargo, Bobbi Brown, Michael Kors, Versace, Gucci, etc. You are not tied down by any subscriptions, you just have to pay monthly if you choose to buy their beauty box. The price is £35.00 per month and the shipping is free of charge.



  1.  Glossybox


This beauty box is fantastic because it offers well-known as well as less known brands and you get much more than what you have paid for. Some of the big brands that a box can have are Burberry, Cargo, Clarins, Elizabeth Arden, Eucerin, Fendi, Givenchy, Lancome, etc. They have testers as well as full-size products in the box. They offer a few subscription plans and the longer the plan the more you save. If you just want to try and see what it is like you can sign up just for one month box and decide if its worth your money which it usually is. A box for one month will cost you £10 plus £3.25 shipping cost.


  1. Birchbox

Maybe the most known and popular beauty box would be the Birchbox. It is the cheapest of all but we can’t place it as number one because Cohorted and Glossybox offer better brands. It is still one of our favourites as you pay only £10 for one box and £2.95 for posting but, unfortunately, you cannot subscribe just for one month. They offer you a choice of three plans- 3 months, 6 months and yearly subscription. When you sign up, you have to fill in a questionnaire and they personalise a box specifically for you. Some of the brands they offer are Benefit, Bioderma, Eyeko, Laura Mercier, Nuxe, Opi, etc.


  1. Lookfantastc Beauty Box
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The box is similar to Glossybox. They work with brands like bareMinerals, Avene, benefit, Clinique, DKNY, Estee Lauder, NUXE, Trussardi, etc. You have four options for subscription:

  • One box for £15
  • Save £5 when you subscribe for a 3 month plan worth £40
  • Save £15 when you subscribe for a 6 month plan worth £75
  • Save £45 when you subscribe for a 12 month plan worth £135

The good thing with making subscription for them is that you don’t have to pay in advance because payment is done monthly. You have to be careful, however, because as soon as your subscription finishes they enrol you automatically for a new one for the same period. There is information given about it on their website unlike Glossybox. Another bonus they have is he chance to win an extra prize worth over £100 with every monthly box.


Our suggestion would be to try the Glossybox or Lookfantastic beauty box just for a month and see if it is to your liking. Be careful, however, as they sign you up for a rolling membership so if you don’t cancel it, the boxes will keep coming and the money will keep going. If you believe that it is better to give a bit more money for much better and high-end products, definitely go for the Cohorted beauty box because it is worth it. Depending on your budget, you can decide which one suits you best.