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The Price of Beauty?

The Price of Beauty?

The Price of Beauty?

I don’t know why it’s always such a shock to me when I go into Sephora, Ulta, Nordstorms or any beauty store for that matter and see how much all these high end products cost! It’s nothing new, high end products have always been pricy but what do you do if you can’t afford Sephora or Ulta?  I find the best way to experience multiple products from high end skin care, makeup and nail polish without breaking the bank is to sign up for a monthly beauty membership. I am a member of Birchbox, Ipsy, Julep Maven and PopSugar’s Must Have Box. These beauty memberships range anywhere from $10.00 a month with free shipping to $35.00 a month.

How it works: Sign up for a beauty membership program that best fits your lifestyle and budget. You will receive each month a fabulous little beauty treat in the mail from deluxe samples to full size products. I have been extremely impressed with PopSugar’s Must Have Box. Each month I get unbelievable beauty fashion and lifestyle products.  For the month of June 2013 I received a beautiful nautical scarf by Gorjana & Griffin, full retail size of Juice Beauty Stem Cell Repair Moisturizer, Hard Candy Fitness DVD Addicted to Sweat 4, Revenge Wears Prada: The Devil Returns hardback book, Project 7 Quench The Thirsty Wintergreen Mints and Gluten Free Indiana Fit Popcorn. It is on the higher side for cost for monthly beauty memberships but I feel from what I get it’s totally worth it.  You can also watch me open the very first Must Have Box from July 2012 below.

Check out  my ultra cool stripped summer scarf that I got this month on my Urban Decay vs Revlon Foundation Showdown.

Here are some of my top picks for Beauty Memberships:

1. Julep Maven: Become a Julep Maven for exclusive access to COLOR. Julep will hand pick trendsetting new nail colors, cult favorites and cutting edge beauty products that are customized for you. Monthly Subscription: $19.99

2. Birchbox: Helps you find products that you will love. Redefines the retail process by offering consumers a unique and personalized way to discover, learn and shop the best beauty, grooming and lifestyle products.  Get 35 EXTRA Birchbox Points when you use the code: 35TRAVELSIZE with a $35+ purchase from the Women’s Travel Size Shop!   Monthly Subscription $10.00

3. PopSugar’s Must Have Box: This is one of my favorites, it is a little more pricing than the other beauty memberships but it’s totally worth it. Each monthly box is themed out and has a value of over $150.00. You will see on my Instagram some of the jewelry I have received and scarfs that are gorgeous! I can’t wait to receive this box each month. Monthly Subscription: $35.00

Ipsy: What I love about Ipsy is that you get these super cute zipper bags with all the product in them each month. I use mine to organize all my makeup. They have fabulous products from Buxom, Josie Maran, NYX, The Balm, Urban Decay to name a few. You fill out a quick 3 minute quiz on your beauty style and they customize your beauty bags for each month. Monthly Subscription $10.00

Let me know what your favorite monthly beauty subscription is or if there are others you are curious about and would like a review. I hope this review the price of beauty helped you.

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