Women love to talk, and they share what they like and what works. I’m a member of some beauty swap clubs and it’s enlightening to say the least to read what is popular, and what people hate. For instance, I found some people boycott You Beauty Box because it’s associated with the Daily Mail. While… Read More What The Beauty Public Really Think…
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
It saddens me to have to write this, but the fact is the numerous online reviews about LookFantastic are true. Order at your own peril. My initial encounter was fine; I ordered a one-off monthly beauty box, it arrived, and the contents of the beauty box were excellent. I cannot fault that. I chose to… Read More LookFantastic Beauty Box: Unprofessional Customer Service
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
I’m half way through my Birchbox subscription and so far I’m not impressed. Maybe I have high standards compared to others, but when most items that are received aren’t used, it doesn’t matter how cheap the box is—it’s not great value. Of course the idea is for people to sample products and then encourage you… Read More Will Birchbox Beauty Boxes get any better?
I was impressed at how fast the box arrived—within 24 hours of being emailed that it had been dispatched. This month you’ll receive an orange, pink or turquoise box as each has a different word puzzle on the front. The idea is to find all the words and then post a photo of the completed… Read More Birchbox Beauty Box March 2016 Review
What struck me about other reviews of this beauty box was that they all seemed to be the same. The penny dropped when at the end of most reviews, I found a disclaimer that it was a PR sample. It appears that nearly all the online reviews were from samples sent out, and that no… Read More Love Me Beauty Box Review
In the run up to Mother’s Day there have been a flurry of limited edition boxes. These can be good value as a one off gift, or if you want to try out a box from a company without having to sign up for a subscription. The best ones do go fast; the Mother’s Day… Read More Limited Edition Beauty Boxes March 2016