New Subs and Old

1: I caved and re-subbed to Birchbox. I’ve been seeing loads of good stuff in their boxes lately on some makeup websites, so I’m going to give it another try.  The samples seem bigger and of better quality than when I subscribed with them before. Hopefully I won’t be disappointed again.

2: I am impatiently waiting for my Julibox subscription to arrive. Julibox is a monthly booze subscription! I don’t drink that much, but it seems fun. It’s $40, which is a lot for me to spend on a subscription box, but I decided to try it out. You get what basically amounts to four drinks’ worth of alcohol and mix-ins, plus sometimes little extras like muddlers and stir sticks. The box also comes with recipe cards so you know what to do. The only thing you need to add is fresh fruit or garnishes. The drinks are pretty much a surprise until your box arrives. Julibox emails you before everything ships to let you know what you need to do or get. This month all I need is a lemon, apparently. I guess it winds up being what you’d pay at a nice bar per drink, but you get to try things that perhaps you wouldn’t normally try (and you don’t have to get all dressed up and leave the house.) We’ll see!

3. Still waiting on my Popsugar box. I ordered one when they sent me that 50% off coupon, which was right before the cut-off date for this month’s subscriptions. My box did get sent out, but several days later than other people’s. Plus it’s been lingering somewhere in California for about three days, which is making me worry a little about the condition of the contents.

4: I cancelled my Ipsy subscription after the last bag. The more I looked at it, the more I realized there was not a single thing in the bag that I really liked. There has to be at least one or two useable or interesting items in a subscription box/bag for me to continue subscribing, even if it is only $10 a month. I know subscription boxes are all about trying new things and getting surprises, but Ipsy is so hyped up around the internet (and I unfortunately bought into that hype, which is my fault) that when I got the bag it was just like, “Oh. I see.”

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