Luxury bath and body swag? Treat yo’self! High end make up? Treat yo’self!
We’ve all window shopped, drooling while perusing the beauty aisles, wishing we could just “treat ourselves“. Here in the unscripted, low budget real world though, we aren’t always able to spend an arm and a leg buying whatever the latest beauty craze is. Wouldn’t it be just lovely if there was an affordable way for the common folk to experience some of that luxury pampering?! Maybe a try-before-you-buy type thing? Oh, would it ever!
Wait…could there be?! Is there?!
Yes! Yes, yes!! Yes!! OH YES!! Okay, okay, I’ll settle down a wee bit, but SERIOUSLY, I am so excited to share my favorite monthly beauty pick-me-ups with all you SuperMoms out there!
Ipsy – $10/month recurring
This box is by far my favorite of all the ones I have tried. You can’t beat $10 a month, especially when you get so much more than that for your money! You create a profile (link it to your Facebook and other social media to earn more points to spend in their online shop!), answer a few questions about your complexion, likes, dislikes, “problem areas”, and such and BAM! a box, curated to your profile shows up in your mailbox! Well, someday it’ll be BAM! and in your mailbox, but for now, please remember that it does ship once a month and there IS shipping time. Darn it. Worth every second of the wait though!!! See my #septemberglambag below!
September 2015 – Bronze Bag!
Birchbox – $10/monthly recurring
Similar to ipsy, this monthly subscription box is $10/month, but with an extra $2 for shipping. The contents of this box are usually brands I am already familiar with, or have used previously. I do seem to get a lot more body-centric products: lotions, masks, moisturizers, wipes, etc. This month was a surprise though! Birchbox sent me all new, all exciting things! Now, I kick myself here a little because I am extremely sensitive to fragrances and chemicals, so if something shows up in my box that is smelly in any way, it finds itself on it’s way to the neighbor lady’s house PRONTO! I didn’t snap a picture of the whole box before running a delightful, but fragrant orange cedar shower gel next door, darn it. I did get a picture though and you’ll find it below!
Orange and Cedar?! Nummy!
As I get new subscriptions, I’ll keep you SuperMoms updated on them! If there is a specific box you’re curious about, but don’t want to try it yourself first, comment below and let me know! I’m sure the hubby won’t mind one or two more recurring charges, right? wink wink I’ll try them for you, then post my findings! Later, gators!