Why Aren't Beauty Boxes Fun Anymore? June Joliebox.....


Today (6th July) I received my June Joliebox. I cancelled all of my beauty boxes when I moved house but I was given a half price code for Joliebox so thought I would sign back up. Well what a drama.....

Beauty boxes, when they first came out, were fun, exciting and practical, we got to test out high end product samples for around £10. I loved knowing that sometime in the month I would have a box full of treats to test out, but I really think things have gone sour for a number of reasons.....

Beauty boxes, including Joliebox and Glossybox started sending out boxes with variations a) In price, and b) In type ie skin type, hair type etc This has anoid many women on the Beauty boxes Facebook pages.....

Also delivery methods seem to be a big problem, using different ways to ship out boxes make the promised delivery dates almost impossible to stick to month after month, again aggravating people.

Quality of products seem to either deteriorate or we have the same brands over and over again.

Where has the fun gone?

Are we expecting to much for to little?

Are we to demanding?

I can see good points on the customers side and also the companies side, so I have decided to cancel once again as I just don't find the whole Beauty box experience fun anymore. Anyway I would like to show you what I received in my June Joliebox.....


This month we got either a nicely decorated Joliebox (people picked at random) or an Orange box like me. And the contents....



Yon-Ka PamplemousseProtective and Vitalising Cream for normal to dry skin 50ml.

This is a fab size sample but I have very oily skin so won't be able to use it, it states on Joliebox's Menu that this was customised if you filled out a beauty profile which I did?! This is also a sample from a brand we have had in a previous box.

Leonor Greyl Volumizing shampoo 30ml.

This states this is ideal for thin hair. I have thick hair but I will use the sample, again a very genorous sample but also another brand we have received in a previous box.

L'Occitane Angelica Hydration Cream 15ml.

This little pot looks lovely and I am looking forward to trying it.

Institut Esthederm Bronz Repair Body Lotion 20ml.

 
Esyambre Makeup Product.

 I got a deep red shimmery gloss which I would never use, this is in no way Jolie's fault. I also find the packaging to be very cheap looking, it is a brand I have never heard of, maybe if I received a nail polish or a lipstick I would test it out but I don't use glosses.

And as an extra a nail file.

Overall the sample sizes are fabulous and if I got the correct moisuriser I would be happy with the box, but as I said earlier the Beauty box experience to me is no longer fun for me so it's time to say goodbye :(

What is your view on the whole beauty box craze? Have they run there course?

xxx 

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23 Comments:

  1. I was pleased with my box (but I got the right moisturiser for my skin type). I have found the only box which delivers is Amarya but the beauty box is an add on to their business - that's probably why it works - it arrives on time, everyone gets the same and its always worth double what you pay x

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    1. I have never tried Amarya maybe I should see how they do?

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  2. Ohhh nooo!!! I'm so sorry to hear that you are disappointed!! right now i am a subscriber of beauty army and glossybox and so far i am very happy with both! i certainly hope they dont go downhill!

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    1. Ooo I have never heard of Beauty Army?

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  3. Em, They were doing it to be customised for your skin type. Since the boxes got messed up, they just randomly send products to others..
    Lucky you for an extra product. I only have 4 in my box ><

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    1. Oh no what were you missing Dorothy? Mixing up peoples boxes is not good as I am stuck with a product I won't use :(

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    2. I don't have the hair products ;)

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  4. I have always wanted to subscribe to one of these!! :) lol

    xox

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  5. i've not signed up too any boxes just out of procrastination reasons but many people have been saying the same as you lately, so I kind of feel like I shouldn't bother :(
    It's a shame they have got worse :( x

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    1. I think Like Kayleigh has said below, they started to high so our expectations are high.

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  6. My thoughts on your questions are that firstly, I think that customers definitely have gotten rather demanding and expecting a lot for the small price (I've been guilty of that myself!). To be fair, we do receive amazing things from what is only supposed to be a beauty sample service, but then again, with Glossyboxes first ever so amazing box, I think we were definitely set up to expect a lot from these boxes. Secondly I do agree with you that the quality seems to be deteriorating, I think the promise of "high-end/niche brands" that we would be privileged to get to try definitely doesn't include brands like Collection 2000 or Yardley. Thirdly, I myself get so annoyed at huge variations in boxes, particularly price wise -everyone likes good value for money and if you've gotten the small and cheap samples it just doesn't seem fair does it :(
    With the huge growth of the beauty box business it seems the problems just build up, which is a huge shame. Anyway, great post!

    Kayleigh
    http://addictfordramaticsbeauty.blogspot.co.uk
    xox

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    1. Thanks hun, I agree with everything you say. Their starting boxes where amazing and that's what we expect every month.

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  7. Hi I got the Yonka normal to oily but need combination/dry would you swap? I am Joan Gray on Beauty Box Swappers thanks

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  8. I found that, beauty boxes started out as something that were really fun and had great products and now they seem to be going down the pan :( But maybe it's because the boxes started out so great we have become slightly demanding wanting great products but it won't always be that way because of the price tag that comes with these boxes.

    Charlee
    http://charmedcharlee.blogspot.com/
    xxxx

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  9. I've never signed up for a beauty box because I like to pick out my products after a lot of research - everyone has products that work for them and those that don't. I love surprises, but it's useless if it's something I'll never use!


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    1. I will be picking a little treat for myself each month with the money I would usually spend on Beauty boxes.

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  10. ahh, i totally agree.
    when the first beauty boxes came out, i was like "wow this is the coolest thing i've ever seen in my entire life and i HAVE to subscribe RIGHT NOW."
    and now i'm so glad that i didn't. i keep seeing these boxes, and none of them look very fun :(

    -alexandra
    http://alexisinodak.blogspot.com

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    1. To me now it is just a hype and i'm not sure if they will stand the test of time?

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  11. I no longer get any beauty boxes (after trying She Said, Carmine and GlossyBox) and I'm a lot happier for it. Basically I realised I had a pile of like 6 or 7 past GBs in my room, most of them with at least one unused product in it, and 2 of the boxes were still totally intact! A total waste of money, and I wish I'd canceled much sooner...

    The way I see it, when the boxes were delivering something new and exciting, it was all good: I would never have heaard of HD brows, or bought the Illamasqua Freak perfume, or fallen in love with Nuxe oil, if it weren't for GlossyBox. But those items were in the first few boxes that I got, and in my view, it all went downhill. Brands like Collection 2000, Me Me Me and Miners...No way!

    Anyway,

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    1. I totally agree, they are definitly not high end deluxe samples lol!

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