Subscription Boxes

It seems subscription boxes have soared in popularity lately and who can blame them? It's a little present you get in the post every month with the most popular or newest products to try, it's a genius idea. 
There are so many different kinds and brands flying around lately that  I thought I'd make a list of a few I'd like to try. 

Photo credit: BirchBox website
This is a box I have already tried, you sign up and create a little beauty profile so that the products are tailored to the individual. Inside you get five beauty products which range from high end to hidden gems. This box retails at £10 per month, but keep an eye out in beauty magazines as that's where I found my offer!

Photo credit: GlossyBox website
This is another brand I've seen loads of tweets about, and the basis is quite similar to Birchbox. Again you receive five beauty products for £10 per month. From observation, I think the difference is that Glossybox tends to provide more known/high-end products more regularly than Birchbox, along with less skin care products. This definitely seems more like my kind of box!

Beauty boxes tend to be the most popular/common types at the moment, and usually include a range of face and skin care products. This is perfect for any blogger. 

Photo credit: NailBox website
As a nail polish hoarder, this is such a dream. Nail polish delivered to your door every month, yes, please! Nailbox pairs itself with brands such as Elegant Touch, Mo You London and Orly, so even though the retail price is slightly more expensive at £15 per month, the money you save with some of the brands in the box is fantastic. Each box contains 3 or 4 full-size polishes, then 1 or 2 nail tools every month! 

Photo credit: Paint the Rainbow website
If you're a fan of indie polishes then this box is definitely for you. This subscription box sends out 5 indie polishes and there is usually a theme i.e. holos or a set shade/type of name. However, unlike the other boxes, this comes with a hefty price tag of £45! They've not released a box since December, so I'm not too sure if they've stopped this now, but it's always worth keeping an eye out if you're an indie enthusiast. 

Photo credit: Bright Paper Packages website
This box provides a range of items including jewellery, homewares, stationery, food & drink, accessories, natural soaps & body products. Each box has a theme and the items that arrive compliment each other. In this box, you get around six products for £20 per month. Even if this box is expensive it's just so pretty to look at. This could be such a cute gift idea!

Photo credit: The Melt Crowd website
This is another indie brand that seems to be growing by the second, but I can see why. Who doesn't love candles? Of course, we want to receive them every month. The Melt Crowd provide eight different scents of  handmade wax melts every month for just £10, and first-time customers are also provided with a free wax burner so you have everything you need to start! Personally, I think this is such a good idea because it's not often you can find unique wax melts in your local area.

These are just a few of the ones that catch my eye, in fact, there is so many within the UK! If you fancy trying one, visit Subscription Boxes to see what takes your fancy. If you've tried any of the above, let me know your thoughts!


  1. It's nice to see someone put together so many different subscription boxes so we can actually see what's out there, I'm particularly interested in the nailbox and the melt box, I love candles and painting my nails after all! I can't believe how many subscription boxes are out there right now, they seem to have become a big thing!


    1. Until I started researching it, I had no idea how many boxes there were! It's crazy.


  2. Nice post!
    There's so many different ones now! I tried Luxe Box few years ago when they launched, but didn't use a lot of the products. I'm really interested in learning about some of the the Korean beauty box subscriptions. I've been to Sephora so many times the last few months and my skin seems to really like Korean products the most (probably because I'm Asian?). Ever heard of any good ones? Would love to know about those too!


    1. Yeah, I found a similar thing with the Birchbox, although now it seems to be more consistent with it's products. I've not heard of any Korean boxes, but if I do I shall let you know! Try the link at the bottom, that might be able to help