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I thought I'd do an update on subscription services that I've posted about here before!
Birchbox - Oh, Birchbox. The amazing thing about this service is how many different hair oils are apparently available these days. I must have gotten 10 over the course of a year's subscription. And just as many perfume samples (which are free at any department store, by the way). I got to the point where I just wasn't getting anything useful out of it, so I cancelled.
Eco-Emi - A more unique service - beauty and lifestyle products that are organic, all-natural, eco-friendly. Not bad! However, I found that the products just weren't up my alley. I see that they have really grown into a great sub option, but I haven't re-signed.
Glossybox - I was actually most excited about this one. It's more than twice the price of Birchbox, but the products were definitely better. I enjoyed it for a long time - over a year - but after a while, it just wasn't exciting anymore. I didn't want to keep paying 21 dollars a month for a box of stuff I didn't end up using. I got makeup that either didn't match my skin or that I just couldn't open (literally), and I got a lot of hair products that I didn't like. All in all, I'd recommend it to others, but only for a limited time.
Le Tote - Still going strong. I've gotten a couple "totes" that had "lemons" in them, and one that was an overall fail that prompted me to send a disappointed email to the stylists. However, I've gotten SO many compliments on most (~90%) of the items I've gotten, I've gotten to try newer trends and colors, and I've added a lot of spice to my daily wardrobe without commitment. I'm extremely happy with the service and have referred many people, including my best friend. Two thumbs up.
Beauty Army - I'm still sort of amazed at how quickly my love squelched for this one. It's a little bit more expensive than Birchbox, and it was a novel idea because you got to choose your own samples. I used to hear about this one all the time, but I haven't heard anything about it in a year. I'm not even sure it's still around. Anyway, I cancelled not by choice... My credit card got updated and the Beauty Army website couldn't allow me to update payment information without completely creating a new subscription (and going to the wait list). Frankly, I thought that was BS, so I never renewed. And I must say... haven't missed it at all.
Fit Fab Fun VIP - This one comes out 4 times a year, costs 49.99 each time, and has mostly (if not all) full-sized products. I've only gotten one - this summer's box - but I like it. It's cheaper than Glossybox overall, and the products are bigger and more thoughtful since they aren't sent each month. If you want, I can do a post devoted solely to the first VIP box, but I haven't tried all of the products just yet. So far, so good.
I think those are all the subscription services that I've used so far. Are there any out there that you recommend?