Number of various subscriptions exploded over last couple of years. Luckily for me (and my budget), I am interested only in beauty products subscriptions and I refuse to pay more that $15 per month for them. So, I am currently subscribed to three – Birchbox, Beauty Box 5 and Ipsy.


It was the first beauty subscription service. It also was my first (and still is my favorite). It was my gateway subscription. It costs $10 per month, or $110 per year (I believe they add tax on new subscriptions in New York) . There is a lot of information about this subscription, so I won’t repeat that here. Instead I offer you my take on it. (continue reading)

Reviews of the past boxes

Beauty Box 5

Beauty Box 5 offers its subscribers five beauty item every month in a pretty green box at the rate of $12 for a month, $30 for three months or $99 for a year. (continue reading)

Reviews of the past boxes

Ipsy GlamBag

When I was looking for a makeup subscription under $15, Ipsy was the best match as most makeup heavy at a reasonable price. To give you some background, Ipsy sends it’s subscribers a pretty (most of the time) make up bag with 5 items (full size or deluxe samples) every month for $10 + tax. (continue reading)

Reviews of the past bags

Walmart Beauty Box

(review coming soon)

Reviews of the past boxes