Why The BirchBox (UK) ‘Customer Appreciation Day’ Failed

All publicity is good publicity? Not when a PR campaign fails, and the customers are left frustrated and angry. Prior to the Customer Appreciation Day on 30 September, Birchbox had been posting various promotional codes offering 2 for 1 boxes, free gifts with orders, and bonus points with orders. Things were already going wrong there…… Read More Why The BirchBox (UK) ‘Customer Appreciation Day’ Failed

Feelunique Pick ‘n’ Mix : A Beauty Box Alternative

If you’re skeptical about beauty boxes or tired of getting samples that you’ll never use, then try the Pick ‘n’ Mix from Feelunique. You get to select five samples of your choice (once a month) and pay £3.95 for the shipping. This is redeemable against other purchases (not another Pick ‘n’ Mix) via a personal… Read More Feelunique Pick ‘n’ Mix : A Beauty Box Alternative

Figuring Out The Discounts On Beauty Box Subscriptions

I posed a question on reddit about the discount structure (or lack of) of some beauty boxes, where some offer discounts on long-term subscriptions, and others offer free postage. However, are those discounts really worth it? They have your money upfront— they may go bankrupt, or the quality of the products may decline? Is that… Read More Figuring Out The Discounts On Beauty Box Subscriptions

Make Up Academy: Brilliant Budget Cosmetics

When e.l.f. first came onto the beauty scene, people were skeptical—how could a dollar lipstick or check color be good quality? The company has since grown, expanded internationally, and still has its essential range, but has branched out to more expensive, yet affordable products. Other companies have followed their lead, and MUA (they are expanding… Read More Make Up Academy: Brilliant Budget Cosmetics