blergh – same. I started off with Birchbox 100000 years ago (then Allure, Ipsy, etc.), and I was SO excited when I first got Beautyfix! It was pretty much all fancy skincare stuff, which was what I’d been loving from the other boxes (only the occasional mascara, eyeliner, and maybe lipgloss were exciting; shadow palettes, contour/bronzer/highlighter, and kooky-colored nailpolish was just given away or swapped). A bunch of nice skin and hair products, though? YES PLEASE!
I love Beauty Heroes & Boxwalla, but have rarely opted in because of the price; I prefer Beautyfix’s model of giving you a bunch of smaller items to try, rather than gambling on a couple of big ones you might not like. (Petit Vour was ok for a while, but then the skin/haircare to makeup ratio seemed to skew in the wrong direction. :/) .
It broke my heart a little to cancel Beautyfix (they introduced me to so much exciting new stuff) but at a certain point it was just too much of a waste to justify – and the boxes haven’t been trending upward. 🙁 I was excited about See New for a minute, but (despite the cute handwritten notes), they’ve been underwhelming me the last few boxes… Pearlesque is gone and most other boxes are either super expensive and/or at least half makeup/heavily perfumed stuff I won’t use. 🙁