Best of the Beauty Boxes

Jaymelouise Hudspith educates us about the most popular beauty boxes on the market and which are worth the cost.

Jaymelouise Hudspith
6th November 2017

Beauty boxes are one of the latest beauty trends. Each month, a box full of beauty treats are delivered straight to your door, almost like a regular present to yourself. But with so many brands offering this service, which one is right for you?

They’ve become such a popular phenomenon that now there is an option for everyone. There are beauty boxes that cover all products from razors, to the latest and hottest make-up and skin care samples, allowing you to try the products before you decide whether you will splurge out on something new and expensive product – everything you could possibly need.

One of the most popular brands to deliver your monthly treat is BirchBox. For £10 per month you get five sample sized beauty products tailored to the options and preferences that you provide them with upon subscription. Not only do BirchBox give you five different samples, including haircare, skincare, make-up and body products, but each month the delivery box will have a different design, often related to a charity or event – October’s box is in cooperation with breast cancer charities.

Image Credit: @beautyofautumnxo

Image Credit: @beautyofautumnxo

Similar to BirchBox are Glossybox and Look Fantastic. Glossybox offers discounted monthly prices depending on how long you subscribe for. If you want to try one month only you can enjoy five sample products for £10 per month, plus postage and packaging. Glossybox states that their products are beauty essentials that will leave you feeling great. Their product selections range from niche, high-end and emerging brands.

Look Fantastic have a different theme each moth. October is their ‘Indulge Me’ box worth a total of £68 including products such as the ‘Bean Body’ Coffee Bean Body Scrub, Lancer Skincare Cleaner Blemish Control and four more products, plus each month you get entered into a prize draw to win over £100. The only drawback is a minimum of a three-month subscription, which is currently £43.50 for three months or £82.50 for six months.

Vegan Cuts Beauty Box is available to the UK online from This is the most expensive beauty box I have come across at £35 per month, however, it’s one of the easiest ways to discover cruelty-free brands and products. Each month they’ll send you for to seven products, either sample size or full size, ranging from unique cosmetics to luxurious skincare. Vegan Cuts guarantees that all their products are 100% cruelty-free, paraben-free, and many of their products are organic and natural.

If you’re looking to splurge a little more, you can subscribe to Candy Coat’s box for £15 per month. Each month Candy Coat will delight you with three new shades of their own brand gel nail varnish, amongst other nail care products, to give you the perfect manicure all month long. They’ll also treat you to some candy sweets with your delivery! Personally, I would avoid this box unless you have a UV lamp and the other essentials to care for gel polish, like the top coat varnish, but if you already have these products it’s a steal for the price.

One of the cheapest beauty boxes is by The Fragrance Shop named The Discovery Club. For £5 you can try six mini perfume samples every three months. This allows you to sample all the latest scents without committing to a full bottle.

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