Stefanie and I both subscribed to the monthly beauty box last year called “Glymm”, which recently folded as a business. It promised 4-5 deluxe luxury beauty samples for a $10 monthly fee. After a few months I noticed the few samples I was getting were getting smaller – samples I would not label as luxurious or deluxe, so I canceled my subscription. Shortly after, Stefanie also cancelled her subscription. Being the beauty junky I am, I then signed up for a few more boxes that were available in Canada in the hopes that at least one of them would have monthly samples I would enjoy using. More bang for my buck, if you will. I signed up for Glossy Box Canada, Loose Button and Topbox, which were around $12 for each box every month.
One day I did the math on how much I spent on all the boxes and it totaled almost $150. Now that made me stop short. I thought back over all the samples I had recieved and I couldn’t recall any samples (at all!) that made the money I had spent worth it.
So I cancelled all my subscriptions and decided instead, starting in July, to put $20 a month in a jar in my house. After 3 months I can break into my suedo-piggy bank and buy a luxury beauty product. That $60 luxury beauty item usually had me keeping a death grip on my cash, as it seems a bit excessive. I’ve decided to let go a little on my grip because essentially I was throwing away that money on tiny samples I didn’t want/use over the course the past few months. Here are a few beauty items that have been on my wish list for some time now
- N° 28 Lip Treatment Oil ($49)
- DiorSkin Shimmer Star in Rose Diamond ($45)
- BECCA Shimmering Skin Perfector SPF 25+ in Opal ($50)
- Kevyn Aucoin Celestial Veil Powder ($46)
- RMS beauty lip2cheek in Smile ($40)
- Hourglass Aura Lip & Cheek Stain Duo in Petal ($58)
*all products are in CAD and are purchasable if you live in Canada