I'm a Quitter. You can be too.
Here is a little window into my last and final Sephora Play box. You may recognize some of the products, especially if you buy any kind of beauty products online, because if you do, you've most likely been given a sample of at least three of them. Benefit They're Real Mascara. BareMinerals BareSkin Sheer Sun. Tarte TarteGuard in SPF 30. Snooze.
You aren't enjoying those boxes like you used to, right?
I thought about finding the product listing for this box and pasting it here for you, but I fell asleep at my computer whilst doing so. A:IUHG;KHGmxxwwwwwl[p09u7unnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn. (Face flopping onto keyboard.)
Then there was the Glossybox debacle. Just Google "Glossybox complaints" and you'll get a glimpse into the issues with Glossybox product and customer service quality. While I do enjoy discovering beauty products that are odd, new and basically useless (like the Invisibobble), and really don't mind if a virtually free product is nearly expired (stuff ends up in these boxes for a reason), I really don't want to be charged for more boxes than I bargained for. Which happened.
The deluxe size of Too Faced Melted Liquified Long Wear Lipstick was the highlight of my last Glossybox: although not full-sized, it was enough to never run out. However, upon filing it into my collection, I realized I already had this exact product and color from an Ulta gift-with-purchase.
And voila, my beauty subscription box days are fini.
Dear Beauty Boxes,
Many of your customers are beauty aficionados. They probably have the basics. If a brand is sampling a new line like mad, your consumers probably already have it. Inspire me, don't tire me.
You can do it too, lovely reader. You aren't enjoying those boxes as much as you used to, or as much as you pretend to, right?
Postscript: I adore the Glossybox boxes themselves. They are sturdy enough to line my makeup drawers, and the color is superlative for visible storage in a girls' nursery. Yes, I love the boxes more than the contents. The cardboard. Says something, yep?
Xx, Mom in Mascara