- I have a ridiculously large backlog of products. With these monthly subscription boxes and all of the deluxe samples that I get when I make my Sephora orders, I have a lot of stuff piling up. I’m trying to sell a lot of the products on eBay, but I’m finding that it’s really time-intensive, and I still have a LOT left. My entire bed was covered when I was organizing my products during winter break.
- I just wasn’t excited about the products that I received in these boxes and realized I was just reselling and not really using any of it. Boxycharm has some really nice things and are great because they’re full-sized, but they’re usually not high-end brands. Ipsy…Ipsy used to be really great. These days, the samples are tiny, the zipper on my bag this month was broken, and the brands are just not up to par (please STOP repeating be a bombshell products).
- Financial difficulties and opportunity cost – As a student, I don’t have much income at the moment until I start working again. Boxycharm is $21, which is around Glossybox’s price, while Ipsy is cheaper, around $10. I used to justify getting Boxycharm used to be the big-ticket items they’d include, like Coastal Scents and Tarina Tarantino products, but I really don’t use them, even though I enjoy getting them (yeah, it’s weird). I’d used to justify Ipsy because, really, it is just $10 dollars. But in the end, money is money, and if I’m not going to use the products, there’s no reason for me to accumulate them.
I still think both of these boxes are really great if you’re just starting out in makeup and/or are trying to make your collections bigger, but they’re just not the right thing for me at the moment. Have you had the same experiences with any subscription boxes?
(I’ve been doing some cleaning lately, so check out some of my eBay listings for new and unused items and watch out for a blog sale soon with some of my lightly used items!)