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Beauty Boxes: My Final Thoughts

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I’m usually one of the last people to receive the beauty boxes, so consequently, when I get the notification that one of the four I’m subscribed to is on its way, I start getting my Google on to try and find out what everyone has received.  I don’t mind the lack of surprise, I’d prefer to instead find out what to expect.

Beauty boxes can be really good fun.  I like the idea of being introduced to brands that I wouldn’t necessarily come across and/or consider trying.  I like the idea of being sent make-up that wouldn’t regularly feature in my standard looks and I think they’re a great and cheap way of treating yourself to a few new goodies.  
Beauty boxes are a real novelty experience that a lot of people find exciting and enjoyable.  However, the novelty has well and truly worn off for me and therefore I’ve decided to deactivate my subscriptions.  There are several reasons for this; I believe that unless the box creators start really tailor-making the boxes to suit individuals (which is a big ask and probably wouldn’t be cost effective) then there will regularly be people who are left feeling like there isn’t much in the box that they can make use of.  The last couple of boxes for me have been a bit disappointing as there hasn’t been much I could fully enjoy.

However – and this is a big BUT – I am a beauty blogger and I get sent a lot of things to review which are suited to my individual requirements, mainly because I wouldn’t agree to review them if they weren’t.  Therefore, as I regularly receive bits and bobs to try out from my considerably overworked postman (bless him), the novelty of receiving a box full of samples that are a bit hit and miss is going to be a lot less fulfilling than it would be to other people.  I’m not going to be able to make the best of what I’ve been sent as the time I do get for trying out beauty bits will be consumed with trying out the review samples I’m sent.  Therefore, it’s not realistic for me to give my opinion on beauty boxes in general as I don’t think it’s fair; both to the lovely readers of this blog and to the beauty box creators.

I wanted to write this post just in case anyone was wondering why I no longer posted about the contents of my beauty boxes.  Although to be honest, there are sooooo many other beauty bloggers who are still regularly keeping everyone updated on what’s happening in the beauty box world that I very much doubt my posts will be missed!

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6 Responses to “Beauty Boxes: My Final Thoughts”

  1. Izzie says:

    I am a bit sad as I enjoy this blog and also enjoy beauty box reviews. However, I have just signed up for my first one (Carmine, half price!) and so maybe I don’t need bb reviews anymore.
    I do love your five things I love posts though, so maybe they will be my alternative beauty blog fix!

  2. Izzie says:

    I am a bit sad as I enjoy this blog and also enjoy beauty box reviews. However, I have just signed up for my first one (Carmine, half price!) and so maybe I don’t need bb reviews anymore.
    I do love your five things I love posts though, so maybe they will be my alternative beauty blog fix!

    • BeautyGeekUK says:

      Thanks so much for your comment Izzie, so sorry you’re sad :( I think it’s safe to say that there are a lot of reviews of beauty boxes around though and I don’t think there’s a lot I can say that won’t be said elsewhere! Glad you like my five things posts as I love writing them, even if it is quite hard to pick just five sometimes! xx

  3. Lucy Taylor says:

    Aww I’m sad too as I think your beauty box reviews have been really interesting. It’s been great to hear about a variety of brands and products and I thnk part of the appeal of these reviews has been that they are such a mixed bag! Sorry there’ll be no more beauty box posts but thanks for all the reviews so far xx

    • BeautyGeekUK says:

      Sorry Lucy :( I think it’s really about the fact there are soooo many other people writing about them and I don’t want to keep writing about what everyone is, although that’s sometimes impossible to avoid. Saying that though, had to really fight the urge to not write about the Jolie box for February which was fantastic! xx

  4. I like your beauty boxes reviews. I find it so honest with reliable thoughts of yours. Though, I am not so particular of beauty products but I really appreciate what you write in here.

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