subscription boxes galore

One of the biggest new trends I have heard more and more about over this past year is subscription boxes. You can find boxes like this ranging from clothing, to beauty products, to food, and so much more. I’ve written about the subscription pet box that I get for my dog each month but I decided to try a few boxes I’ve heard about through others that had products for me!

Here are the couple that I signed up for and tried out this past month:

  1. Birchbox
  2. LoveWithFood

 

I heard about both of these either through other bloggers that I follow on WordPress and Instagram! I took pictures of each box and can tell you a little bit about what to expect from each one 🙂

Birchbox

This subscription is a monthly box that is centered around beauty products (mainly hair products and makeup). These are smaller boxes that are filled with sample sizes of a variety of products that are sent to you based on a beauty profile that you fill out when signing up. They ask you questions such as the type of hair you have (straight/wavy/curly, long/short,etc) or your skin tone and type (dry, oily, combination). They take these responses and help to build a box that works for you and products that will achieve what you’re looking for.

I am definitely far from the world’s most knowledgeable person when it comes to hair products and makeup. I tend to keep things pretty simple and consistent so I can get really overwhelmed in the store when I am looking for new things to try. I liked that this box allowed me to try small quantities of something without having to commit to such a large size so that I can determine whether or not I like it and want to continue using it.

Due to the timing of when I signed up to receive my box I actually got the box for both February and March which was great! In the picture above you can see the sizes of the products. I received some sample eyeshadow, lipstick, mascara for makeup between the two. For hair samples I got some leave in conditioner and hair oil samples. I also got a perfume sample and some great makeup primer and moisturizer samples.

Another benefit of Birchbox is that if you love something (or more than one thing!!) out of the boxes you receive each month you can go on their website and order a full size version of that product and have it sent to your house! This way if there is something you love you can continue to use it 🙂 If you’re someone like me who likes to try new things but doesn’t want to commit to a big size or spend a lot of money before you know you like something I definitely recommend trying this out. Head to their website here for more info on pricing!

LoveWithFood

If any of you are guilty of snacking (pretty frequently….) like me 😀 then this would be a great option for you! I have recently gotten better at choosing healthier things to snack on but sometimes portions were still an issue for me. This LoveWithFood subscription box sends you a box right to your door filled (and I mean STUFFED full) with individual serving/smaller size snacks to try. Almost everything in the box I got last month was something I had never tried before and I loved all of it!!

The snacks are all healthy and designed to help you stay mindful of what you are eating between meals. Many of the things that they sent were a little more “out there” then what I would choose at the store but when I gave them all a try I was pleasantly surprised. I can be guilty of thinking in my mind that something sounds too healthy to taste good but in this case they were all healthy options that tasted great! It made it so easy in the morning to reach in to the box and grab a new snack or two to throw in my purse to bring to work for my morning and afternoon breaks to get my brain fueled again. Now I can also be on the lookout for some of my favorite things from the boxes at the store so I can buy them regularly!

Lastly, probably the best reason to give LoveWithFood a try for a month is that with each box you order LoveWithFood donates food to food banks across the country to help in the fight against childhood hunger ❤ If you want to learn more or sign up yourself head on over here and check it out!

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Thanks so much for reading! I hope to check out some more subscription boxes over the next few months that I can share with all of you. There are so many to choose from!

#sugarspiceandstylethatsnice #birchbox #lovewithfood

xoxo Jen

 

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