Subscription services are all the rage – what’s not to love about getting a surprise package in the mail? – and you can even search YouTube for “unboxing” videos to see what is in the month’s box. My favorite is Long Story Short with Megan and Wendy – the videos are short and fun to watch!
I’ve gotten suckered into trying most of these services, so I thought I’d do a roundup of the subscription services out there and give you my opinion on each.
For $10, Ipsy will send you a glam bag filled with beauty products in a cute zippered pouch. Price is right, I loved all of the products sent to me, and love the pouch. Last month, I got lip gloss in a color I love but never would have tried, a travel size face wash (very useful for travel!), nail polish, a felt tip eyeliner which I love, and a spray for my hair.
Verdict: yes, I am continuing to get it.
This is a meal subscription service which takes the thought out of meal planning by allowing you to select from a weekly menu, and have all of the ingredients with easy-to-follow instructions delivered to your doorstep. I loved this service and enjoyed cooking, discovering new recipes, and the hassle-free way to have home-cooked, fresh meals.
Verdict: we don’t use this all of the time, but I just placed an order after browsing the menu. I like Plated because you can actually choose the meals you wish to prepare. Other similar services do not give you choices.
Deal: I have six invitations I can send to friends for 6 plates for free, so if you’d like to receive it, comment below and I’ll send it to you!
Honest Company Bundles
The Honest Company makes healthy and safe products for your children and home. I really like all of the products I’ve tried. I am trying to replace as many products in our home with toxin-free, and feel comfortable using Honest products. View EWG.org to view household cleaning products, beauty products & more to see how your brands score.
Verdict: Love the diapers and wipes and I get the monthly bundle. (You can read my full review of honest diaper bundles, if you’re curious.) I’m trying out cleaning products, and if I like them, will probably get a bundle as well. I will do a review.
StitchFix sends you accessories & clothes in the mail based on your personal style preferences. I had this for months and really enjoyed the items sent to me – but canceled it after my husband suggested I had perhaps signed up for one too many mail subscription services.
Verdict: It’s really fun to open and I always liked the styles sent to me. I would consider signing up for it again, but if I gave myself the same budget to shop online, I may end up with items I like better than the ones selected for me by a StitchFix stylist.
Citrus Lane will send baby / child products based on gender & age. This concept is brilliant, and there are several companies which do the same thing. I’m trying Bluum and Citrus Lane.
Verdict: I receive my Citrus Lane box soon, and will be sure to do a review then!
Talk to me.
Ok, friends – what are your favorites? I’m tempted to try the PopSugar Must Haves box. I’ve also read a lot about Blue Apron but really don’t like the fact you can’t select which meals you want to prepare.