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Friday, December 9, 2011

New Beauty Boxes - GGG & Julep Maven


Omg! My obsession grows with these monthly beauty box subscriptions!!

I've been a member of Birchbox for over 6 months now and have gotten 2 quarterly New Beauty Test Tubes which I love because I get a box every month with some really fun beauty items! I can't get enough! Goodness!

I received 2 new boxes on December 7th from Gogo Girlfriend and Julep.

Gogo Girlfriend is a beauty box membership that costs $12.99 to receive a box monthly of 6 or more products, discounts on products through their website and you get to qualify to be part of giveaways. 

Thoughts - First impression isn't positive so far. They indicate that they are big on customer service but their delay in getting tracking information after 2 weeks (based off the FAQ section of their site) from signing up has contradicted this. I had to email them 3 weeks after my sign up date of November 2nd and they replied quickly to say that they will contact their warehouse to let them know that I contacted the company. I finally received my tracking email for my shipment on December 2nd and then received my first box on December 7th. Wow, really? This was meant to be a November box but I received it in December. World's different from Birchbox. Although some may receive their Birchbox late in the month, at least its in the month that the box was supposed to be received on. 

In my unboxing, I was not impressed with my first box and was not super duper excited with any of the products. I had viewed previous videos on youtube of previous months and they had some great items. I will say that these items seem to be worth more than the $12.99 I spent. They debited money from my account for 'December' box already, so I will see how I like the next 'regular' box along with the the deluxe box I placed an order for in the beginning of this month. I will keep you posted.

Dolce & Gabbana Light Blue, Blossom dreamy girl mineral shadow, Camille Beckman Gift set

Oluv Fresh Face & Body Scrub and Crystal Essence Pomegranate Towelette
Visit them at: www.gogogirlfriend.com

Decide to sign up? I get referral credit - http://gogogirlfriend.com?gggid=71689 Thanks!

The second box I did an unboxing for was Julep.

As a Julep Maven, you pay $19.99/month and get $40 or more worth of nail polishs, hand, feet, manicure, or pedicure products. You also are entitled to get discounts with your membership. You initially begin your registration by taking a quiz to determine your style. I took the quiz and I was an "American Beauty". On the 20th of each month, you are emailed a curated package based off of your quiz, by the 25th of the month you can decide to skip the month, request a shelf pull (they resend you a list of other styles to choose from) or you can just send it to a girlfriend. 

Thoughts - First impression was Wow that was quick! I signed up on Friday (12/2), received an email on my tracking information, and received my box on Wednesday (12/7). I like how the items are worth more than what I paid for (which was $5 because I had discount code) and I am happy with the items I received! I will say that $19.99 is pretty pricey for a monthly beauty subscription especially being a member of Birchbox with theirs being $10/month. I will try it out for another month and see if I will continue with it also. It's definitely hard to beat Birchbox. 

Lacquer in Lindsay & Shania, Glycolic Hand Scrub, sample of 30spf hand cream & hand brightener

American Beauty - Lacquer in Lindsay & Shania

Visit them at www.julep.com

The discount code I used was WELCOMEMV5. Some other ones you can try are: FIRST5 or NEW5. *COLOR2012 (FOR FIRST BOX AT A PENNY - updated as of 3/20/12)

Share with me what you are on your style quiz was!

So far the monthly beauty boxes I have right now are:

Birchbox - $10/month (high end beauty products)
New Beauty Test Tube - $29.99 plus shipping/quarter (higher end beauty products)
GogoGirlfriend - $12.99/month (beauty products)
Julep Maven - $19.99/month (nail products)
BlissmoBox - $19/month plus shippimg (organic beauty/food/household products) - 
w/ discount paid $11 (enter my email address - racomaree@gmail.com)
Lollihop - $ 18.95/month (all organic foods curated by nutritionists) - w/ discount paid $11.38

I need to dwindle this list of boxes down sooner or later. What are your thoughts on these boxes? Do you have other boxes that you're a part of that you really love? SHARE!! =0)

I think these boxes will be such awesome treats while I'm recovering from my having our baby girl and reliving the every 2 hour feeding schedules in January. Ay yay yay! 

Thanks for watching the video and visiting my website!

Stay beautiful inside & out!




Anonymous said...

try Blissmo box 20.00 but full size products you can choose makeup or food or cleaning products. I get their food because I have a 6 yr old who is very picky eater and they love unboxing and eating the food we receive every month is different. I also heard about one called blumm for moms with babies $10.00 a month. I dont subscribe to that one because i dont have babies any more.

Anonymous said...

www.bluum.com sorry this is the correct web address

reeracoma said...

Thanks!! I started my blissmo box subscription the end of November and I'm waiting on my first box any day now. The Bluum looked awesome!! I got to subscribe today and will get my first box in time for the arrival of my newest addition!! I appreciate the suggestion and I'm excited to get the box!! =0)

Anon said...

Glossybox is big in Europe and now that its expanding, to 20 new countries, I think you should try it out. I've heard alot about it and I plan on subscribing too!

reeracoma said...

Anon, thank you for the heads up! I will definitely look into it!

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