Gifts Every Month? Say Less

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Love a product but hate the price? Want to try something out but not totally sure if you’re going to love it? Need recommendations for new products but don’t know where to look? It happens to us all. We end up using products purchased months ago — and some don’t have the same application or color from when we originally made the purchase. We continue to window shop new trends in hopes they will go on sale soon and we’ll be able to purchase them. You can stop doing that now.

In recent years, beauty companies and brands have developed subscription boxes in order to introduce new products to people for a fraction of the cost. Some, for example, include Allure Beauty Box and FabFitFun boxes. These boxes can come monthly or seasonally and include a variety of products and treats that fit your budget.

The Allure Beauty Box costs only $15 a month and offers top-trending, editor-tested makeup and beauty picks with a $70+ retail value. According to the Allure website, they offer “top products selected by Allure editorial experts, at least two full-size products in every box and a mini magazine with tops and exclusive offers.” You can skip or cancel a box anytime and best of all, shipping is free! For example, the latest March Beauty Box has a $109 retail value and includes products like cleanser, face masks, eyeliner and mascara…plus a lot more.

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Okay, but what if you don’t need all beauty products? FabFitFun boxes have products to make you look “Fab,” help you stay “Fit,” and even includes a few “Fun” products too! These boxes can be purchased one at a time, or seasonally. They are typically $200+ worth in products and cost $50 per box. With this subscription, you have the opportunity to customize a portion of your box. With the wide array of selections, you can choose products that interest you or have them randomly chosen for you! The most recent spring box included items such as packing cubes, reusable rubber straws, a weighted sleep mask, body lotion and a hairbrush, as well as a bunch of new makeup and skincare products.

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The best part about subscription boxes is that it is a pleasant surprise when a box full of goodies shows up at your door or in your mailbox. It’s something fun to try, and allows you to test out products you never even knew existed without breaking the bank!


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