Sometimes, we just need a little treat. And a surprise. So why not roll it into one and enjoy and order a surprise treat that can be delivered straight to the office? There’s plenty of fab subscriptions out there to sign up for, but if you’re a bit of beauty addict, you’ll lap up the chance to discover new brands and beauty products that you haven’t yet tried with a beauty box. Because there’s so many beauty boxes to decide between, it really is a bit of a minefield out there, so we’ve provided a rundown of some of faves (in price order) so you don’t have to do the hard work – all you’ll have to do is decide!
Test out some of the best beauty products on the market with Birchbox – an affordable way to enjoy a subscription box and discover some new items from some top brands. Every month, you’ll receive five items within your box, one of which is full sized, so for just £10 per month (+ £2.95 P&P), you’re getting a real bargain! What’s more, there’s no commitment here, so you can cancel at any time.
Expect the likes of skincare, make-up, body and haircare from brands such as Nip & Fab, Benefit, Rituals and plenty more. You’ll also be able to personalise your box depending on your beauty needs and requirements in the profile section of your account. The great thing about Birchbox is that you’ll never receive the same item twice!
Glossybox: £8.50 per box
Starting from just £8.50 per month (+£3.50 P&P) Glossybox is a beautifully wrapped surprise box which contains five fantastic beauty items. There will be a mix of deluxe samples and full-sized items that are perfect for packing in your bag for an office party. You’ll be surprised with newly released products as well as some old favourites from brands you’ve heard of and maybe some you haven’t. Either way, you can expect top quality items that will make your face light up when you receive this little bundle of joy in the post.
Look Incredible: £25 per box
Open this box every other month and discover five full sized products which may well become your new BFF’s! Sure, it’s a little pricier than the other boxes that we’ve mentioned so far, but previous boxes have apparently contained products from brands such as YSL, MAC, Bobbi Brown and Clinique. We’re certain that you’ll be more than pleased when this Look Incredible beauty box turns up at your front door!
Cohorted: £35 per box
This one’s quite a leap in price at £35 a month, however, you can expect some high-end goodies within this Cohorted beauty haul (your goodies will also come in a super stylish black box and tied with a black ribbon). You’ll enjoy a selection of top beauty products with this one, most of which are full sized and from well-known brands such as TooFaced and Lancome. You’ll also receive a guide which provides some top tips and tricks to using the products with that month’s box. The value of the contents usually amounts to approximately £100, so you’re getting your money’s worth with this Cohorted box.
Powder: £40+ per box
If you’d like more than five products each month and you’re happy to pay a bit more then look no further than This is Powder. Powder specialise in gorgeous monthly and seasonal boxes, both of which offer a mix of eight full size and travel size beauty products from incredible brands such as Smashbox, GHD, and Elemis to name just a few.
The seasonal Powder box is brilliant and is just a one-off payment to receive a box of glossy beauty products (some of which are full sized) through your door. The mix of products in these boxes are just brilliant and includes the likes of moisturisers, eye-creams, hair products and make-up and even comes with a handy mini-mag that gives you more info on your products – it’s safe to say we’re obsessed. Powder boxes start from £40+ and come with free delivery. Nice one.