Has anyone ever wanted something really bad but come to find out that it's too expensive? You battle with your responsible and irresponsible sides which will either result in $40 gone from your account or nothing happening at all. What if I told you that there was no need for all the debating? What if there was something that came to your door once a month with a bunch of different things that you could try without deciding right there in the store? Spoiler alert: There is! They're called subscription boxes.
Subscription boxes are what I like to call, "A little bit of Christmas delivered every month!" Unless you live under a rock and/or have shunned any form of technology, you'll know that these things are everywhere. But what are they? In simple terms, subscription boxes are something you order (yes, you still have to pay a little bit of money but that's almost inescapable now) and it will magically appear at your door a few weeks later. However, the sea of subscriptions is vast. What's worth the money and what should you stay away from? Here's some of my personal favs and some you should look at that I haven't tried yet!
If you didn't think this would be #1 then you don't know me at all. I stumbled upon this box a few years ago but didn't have the money to pay for it. Then I started working at the pool. The first thing I ever bought with my money was this box and it was a great choice. Every season you can get great brands like Kate Spade, Anthropologie, Amika, Tarte, and more! FabFitFun is awesome and this is what you need to know if you want it for yourself. If you decide you want to give it a try, click this link and use code PUMPKINSPICE at checkout to get $10.00 off your first box! Keep in mind, this is a brief rundown of information so head over to their website or leave me a comment because I'm a #FABFITFUNAFFILIATE and I'm very well versed in this box! There are two subscriptions. A seasonal subscription and an annual subscription. The seasonal subscription is $49.99 per season not including tax and any extra things you add. With this subscription you get 7-8 items that you can choose but some are also randomized. When you create your account it gives you access to FabFitFun TV and Community. FabFitFun TV has fun recipes, workouts/yoga, and other videos. The community is where everyone goes to give their thoughts, opinions, box spoilers and more. Another fun perk is access to exclusive deals and sneak peeks about the upcoming season. The annual subscription is a little different. Instead of $49.99 per season, you pay $150.00 per year. Again, not including tax and extras. $150.00 is roughly the price of all four boxes but instead of four payments a year, this makes it so it's only one. Another upgrade with this plan is that you get 8-10 customizable products that, unlike the seasonal where some things are picked for you, you pick everything and get.
2.) Sephora Play Box
I've been subscribed to Sephora Play for two years now and I really enjoy it! Every month a new box comes to my door with five makeup products. They range from foundations, primers, eyeliner, blush, anything you can think of in the realm of makeup. The fun thing with this box is you don't know what you're getting until the package has shipped. The best part is, Sephora Play doesn't break the bank! At the beginning of each month they'll remove $10.00 from your account and then you never have to deal with it again until the next month. With brands like Tarte, Beauty Blender, Marc Jacobs, and more, Sephora Play is easy! Signing up is easy. All you have to do is setup your beauty profile and payment method, then voliá. Your job is done! All that's left is to play around with your new makeup!
3.) Pura Vida
This subscription is something that my sister gets but she enjoys it a lot so it made the list! A Pura Vida subscription is different than most as they ship jewelry, particularly bracelets. Just like Sephora Play, you get a delivery once a month of three bracelets. The cost is different for every package but payment once a month totals out to $15.00 give or take. The good thing however, is that your money gets donated. Instead of sitting there, it gets donated to charity and helps people in other countries secure jobs. What makes a better combo. You're getting and giving at the same time. Sounds like a good exchange in my opinion!
Which subscription would you choose or what would you suggest I add? Let me know in the comments and on my social media profiles!
Pura Vida: https://www.puravidabracelets.com/products/pura-vida-monthly-club
Sephora Play: https://www.sephora.com/beauty/play
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