I think the concept is good if the beauty profiles are followed. In reality however, the beauty profiles are not followed and it's a bit of a hit and miss with client satisfaction. I subscribed to GlossyBox in January to see what the hype was about. I was not impressed with the contents of the first 2 boxes and thought I could have picked up better samples myself. I received three moisturiser samples in one box which did not make sense to me. Like I said, it's a hit and miss. It's definitely one of the risks you have to consider prior to signing up for one of these boxes. You may not like all the products, and there may be some months where nothing in the box takes your fancy. Also be aware that you do not always get high end brands. There could be products from brands you have never heard of.
I just recieved the March GlossyBox which is a collaboration with the luxury department store Harrods of London. I think it is by far a better box than the previous two, but the question still begs whether you are better off spending your money on items you do like and picking up free samples along the way which can sometimes be larger than the samples in the box.
The contents of the March box are below. Remember that these are miniature/sample sizes and Glossybox do not send out a standard box to all subscribers. There are variations in the contents of the boxes and I think that is what causes a lot of disappointment between customers.
Ojon Damage Repair Hair Serum
Fendi Fan di Fendi (Eau de Toilette)
Burberry Miniature Lip Cover in Rosewood No4
Clarins Extra Firming Body Cream
Erno Laszlo 5 Piece Cream Set
So all in all, I think it is one of the better boxes. But, is the reason for this because they teamed up with Harrods for a one off luxury box? Only time will tell! I do still think I could have picked up bigger samples on my own.
What have your experiences been like with beauty boxes? Which ones are you (or were you) subscribed to? It would be interesting to hear your feedback!