Sunday, January 22, 2012

The Beauty Sample Box

I have found so many Australian beauty sample boxes delivered straight to your door to try for no more than $15 every month! The idea behind a beauty sample box is to have a personalised selection of beauty products delivered to your door every month. You get to try the latest and greatest products, and often save a fortune as the items you receive usually far outweigh the price you pay for the subscription.

What a great deal, they all seem to supply amazing high-end, on-trend and specialist niche brands. Most of the services work the same way and cost about the same, so picking the right one for you may just come down to the brands they have.

The below breakdowns will help you to find what suits you. 


The Glossybox service gives you a mix of 5 deluxe samples and miniature products from well known local and international brands.

Price: $14.95 per month (including delivery)

Brands: Bobbi Brown, Essie, Calvin Klein Fragrances, Australis Cosmetics, Bio-Oil, Biotherm, Clinique, Garnier, Illamasqua, Jurlique, John Frieda, Sally Hansen, Shiseido, Shu Uemera, Thalgo, YSL, Gorgeous Cosmetics, Carmex, Tigi.

Packaging: A soft pink hard box with the goods wrapped in tissue paper and a ribbon. Great for reusing as storage. 

NEW: Glossybox for MEN A selection of grooming 6-8 luxury products, starts in January for $19.95 (incl. delivery) per quarter.

Beauty Basket

The Beauty Basket is developed by the team behind Just Be magazine, you will receive 5 luxe beauty samples each month that have been featured in the magazine.

Price: $15 per month (including delivery)

Brands: A’kin, Australia, Derma Research, Elizabeth Arden, Imperial Leather, Yes To, Narciso Rodriguez.

Packaging: Items come in a real basket. A cute idea and reusable for packaging other gifts.

Special Offer: Sign up for 3 months and receive a FREE 12 month subscription to Just Be magazine. Also available as a 6 month subscription.

Lust Have It!

The Lust Have It! supply high-end and boutique products hand picked for you to try of 5-6 premium size beauty and skincare samples each month.

Price: $14.95 per month or $160 annual membership (including delivery)

Brands: Kosmea, Evo, Moxie, Glasshouse Fragrances, Nude By Nature, Roc, MD Formulations, Decleor, Lush, Taut, Laura Mercier, OPI, Kérastase Paris, Burt’s Bees, Dermalogica, Lancome, Naked Tan, Mirenesse, Urban Ritualle, Bio Effect, Pure Fiji.
Packaging: A branded eco-friendly white cardboard box with tissue paper wrapping.

Special Offers: 6 month subscriptions are now available for $89.

"discover what works for you"


From Bellabox they handpick 5 of the most luxurious beauty products to hit the market.

Price: $15 per month or $165 annual membership (including delivery)

Brands: A’Kin, Alpha-H, American Crew, Batiste Dry Shampoo, Avene, Elemis, Erborian, Eylure, Gatineau, Givenchy Parfums, Kenzo, Kosmea, Lancome, Milk & Co, Napoleon Perdis, Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics (OCC), Ozotic, Panda Pen, Savoir Fair, Wine Wipes.

Packaging: A branded tan and green hard board box with the goods wrapped in tissue paper. 

Bellabox for Men are handpicked and deliver 6-8 of the best grooming products to hit the market, $30 subscription per quarter.

I Love This Box

I Love This Box offers 4-5 small size luxury beauty products. You'll receive anything from skincare and makeup to cult beauty tools, from well-known brands as well as emerging gems.

Price: $14.95 per month or $164 annual membership (including delivery)

Brands: Nvey Eco, Pod, Ahava, Magnolia Silver Jewellery, Elizabeth Arden, Essie, Caudalie, Decleor, Elixir, Revlon, Smashbox, Lancôme, Chanel, Soy Lites.

Packaging: A branded white hard board box with the goods wrapped in tissue paper. 

Do you subscribe to any beauty sample boxes? What are your thoughts on this service? Let me know by commenting below, would like to subscribe and I don't know which one...

Amanda xo

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