Wednesday, 26 October 2011

My take on the sample boxes

We finally have access to the sample boxes in Australia and they're all launching around the same time. Naturally, I subscribed to all of them.

So far I've unsubscribed from Lust Have It and Beauty Box. I got two boxes from both of them and wasn't very impressed. The reason I wasn't impressed is they didn't excite me. There were a few products that I hadn't tried before, but they were things that I could easily have gone and got samples of for free and paying $15 for something I can get for free is just silly.

I've just received my first Bella Box and I was really impressed, so I'm staying with them. There are two reasons I'm staying with Bella Box. Firstly, I got products in my box that I haven't tried before, in fact I'd never even heard of two of the brands. Secondly, they customise the boxes to suit the person. I don't think the first one was customised, but from what I understand they will be customised in the future.

I'm expecting my first I Love This Box to arrive next month and will be interested to see what it's like. They have some great companies on board so hopefully it will be as good as the Bella Box is.

Having said that, I'm pretty hard to impress. Being a beauty blogger and beauty fanatic, I've tried most products. When something new comes on the market I buy it, so it takes a lot to get me excited about something.

I think these boxes would be great for a regular person who isn't a beauty addict and who's looking to try something new.  


  1. I've been looking into doing one of these subscriptions, but a having a bit of tough time deciding. Would you recommend the Bella box then?


  2. I'm with you! I've gotten one Bellabox and am very happy. Stuck with Lust Have It for 2, then bailed.

    Have signed up for I Love This Box - and boy am I excited.

  3. The only one I signed up for was Lust Have It. I was not impressed with the first two boxes, and I meant to unsub but I forgot and then the third was sent out. It was better than the first two, but I'm still thinking of unsubbing, mainly because I'm trying to get rid of most of my stuff. I don't really want to be tempted into buying more.

    That and I already have a drawer full of samples I don't use now...

  4. I'm just gonna stick with beauty box & lust have it until I become utterly dissapointed. So far my fav is lust have it. Beauty box is meh... The other boxes you are now subscribed to have brands I'm not at all interested in, but it will be exciting to see what you get in them!


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