Convenience is the key to the success of subscription beauty boxes for hair and beauty. Some of us gladly spend our free time shopping store aisles and beauty counters for our mainstay beauty fixes and discovering the latest and greatest, while others gladly sit back and wait for their monthly box of beauty goods to arrive at their doorstep. HKI is clearly of the former ilk.
With the sudden explosion of naturalistas among us, the introduction of CurlKit in March 2012 by founder Heather Cummings, made immediate sense. This subscription service is focused specifically on the natural hair care market – for women and men with curly, coily, kinky, locs, textured hair. For a mere $20 monthly subscription, you get a beautifully packed CurlKit of goodies filled with CurlLife Magazine and a hand-selection of 7-9 expert chosen, full-size products and samples – everything from pomades, conditioners, and natural hair tools from well-known brands, as well as new and emerging specialty products. You might even re-discover old favorites. Because CurlKit’s goal is to service the natural community with only the best, it also provides its subscription-holders with added-value items like tutorials, videos, how to manuals and information to help lifelong and newly naturals keep their pretty in check. This service is currently available in over 150 countries. You go Miss Heather.
The premise of the From the Lab monthly subscription service is to give women access to the future of high-end beauty products before they hit store shelves. While paying $300 for a face primer with anti-aging properties is simply out of the question in real life, paying $19.95 a month – a limited time introductory offer which ends December 2013 to discover what the really rich see as a basic maintenance expenditure is absolutely doable. Each From the Lab box contains 1-3 revolutionary products that will not to be on shelves anywhere for up to 18 months. This first box contains primers packed with anti-aging properties, color correcting capabilities and pore minimizing assets. Cutting-edge ingredients like Peruvian Rhatany Root Extract provides anti-aging and skin-conditioning benefits while Para Cress Flower Extract stimulates collagen production and increases the skin’s natural lifting capacities to deliver visible results in just 30 days! And just so you know, these primers are incredible…there’s next to no fragrance so they don’t irritate your eyes or nose, there’s no greasy residue and they’re absorbed lightening fast into your skin. Subscriptions beginning January 2014 will be $29.95. Looking forward to seeing what’ll be in next month’s box!
Starting at $21 a month, GLOSSYBOX offers subscribers themed beauty boxes and this month it’s the limited-edition box – “Best of Britain” which goes on sale August 14th for the special price of $40. ‘Best’ comes jam packed with eight luxe beauty products that pay homage to some of today’s leading English beauty brands – brands like the following:
Nails Inc. Kensington Caviar Topcoat High-gloss shine will be yours with this incredible 45-second dry-time top coat formula.
Steamcream All-In-One Natural Moisturizer For Face Body & Hands The award-winning “oh-so-British” all-in-one moisturizer instantly hydrates and nourishes your face.
Nailgirls London White #1 Inspired by models on the catwalk, Nailgirls London developed a nail lacquer in this season’s hottest color: white.
HD Brows Grow Baby Grow This wonderful serum speeds up your eyebrow growth and nourishes them with essential nutrients.
MeMeMe Cosmetics Beat the Blues Skin Illuminator This iridescent skin illuminator enhances your natural radiance and accentuates your cheekbones with a subtle all-over shimmer.
Helen É Cosmetics Lasting Lip Color Whether cream or pearlized, in a neutral or bright hue, you will definitely find one that suits your complexion best.
Mitchell and Peach Luxury Hand Cream Originating from the Mitchell family farm in England, this best-selling hand cream contains carefully selected ingredients such as vitamin E, shea butter and English honey to soften, nourish and protect your skin.
Batiste Dry Shampoo in Blush This iconic dry shampoo is what savvy British festival-goers use to keep their hair glossy and fabulous between washes.
This box is valued at $160. Only 500 available so hurry!
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