There's been an increase in the number of beauty boxes available, with the general concept being that you get to try a range of full-size and sample products, for a fixed cost every month. The most well-known beauty boxes are GlossyBox and Carmine, with others such as Jolie Box (formerly known as Boudoir Prive) and Feel Unique.
However, the longest running beauty box comes from Latest in Beauty and costs a mere £1 (which is charged to your mobile), where you get to choose 3 different samples to put into the little beauty box. I've been ordering the Latest in Beauty 'little beauty box' for quite along time (must be at least a year now!) and I love the concept. You're allowed to choose 3 different samples, each from a different section (in which there are a set number of samples). Now unlike the beauty boxes above, these are actually sample sachets/tubes so don't expect a full size product (they tell you the sample size for each product), but they are great for trying products out that you may not normally have the opportunity to try. Also, there's no subscription so you don't have to pay a monthly fee, just pay when you order a box (although for a pound, it's quite hard to not order one every month!). After you've tried out your samples (or when you order another box), you'll be asked to complete a few questions about the samples you recieved (although if you haven't used them yet, there is the option to select that you haven't tried it). The Latest in Beauty little beauty box allows you to order a sample box every 30 days.
Brands which are currently featured in the little beauty box include RENU, Crabtree & Evelyn, Lavera, Sasy n Savy, Nicky Clarke and Dr Organic (alongside others), however the products and brands are always changing so that there will be different products to choose from. In the past I've tried Mary Kay (makeup and skincare), Murad, Olay, Burt's Bees, L'Occitane, Melvita and Moa (and plenty more).
So, this is the box I ordered most recently:
Box easily fits through a standard letter box and can be recycled (love the pink colour!)
Note explaining what the samples are and a few extra leaflets about specific products
Samples I ordered: Ginerva Whitening Marvel Gel, Sun Shots Sun Protection, Sasy n Savy Hand Creme.
This month I was a bit limited as to which products I could order, as you can only order each sample once. Although there is no sun in the UK, I thought the Sun Shot sun protection would definititely come in useful once the weather warms up a bit. The hand creme is smells more of rose than lavender, which I like and is pretty moisturising (I like to take a small amount and massage it into the cuticles). Also the small tube size means that it can easily fit into small bag or even your pocket. I haven't tried the whitening marvel gel yet, but hope to do so soon =)
Overall I do like the little beauty box from Latest in Beauty and although there have been occasions where I'm not too keen on the samples available, I'm quite happy to choose them to try out. Who knows, I might actually end up loving the product!
Latest in Beauty have recently added a luxury samples area to their website, where you can buy larger sample sizes of individual products to try out, starting from £2.00. They have also introduced themed boxes which are released 6-7 times a year and cost from £4.95 to £6.95 and include a range of sample products. Their current box is the Refresh and Recover Box which can be found here. I haven't tried these boxes yet, but hope to do so in the future =)
Hope you found this post useful (even if it is a bit long!) and let me know if you do decide to order a little beauty box =)
(By the way, this is not a sponsored post. Just my experience with LiB and their LBB) =)