The 20 Best Subscription Boxes for Women – 2020 Readers’ Choice Awards


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The Best Monthly Subscription Boxes for Women

We polled our readers to learn about THE BEST subscription boxes for women: the ones they love, the boxes they love to gift to others, and the subscriptions they recommend to friends. We are pleased to announce that the results of our fourth annual MSA Subscription Box Awards are in! Are you ready to see what struck a chord this year?

Some long-time favorite women’s subscription boxes still stand tall, but this year they’re in good company with some newer monthly boxes that are also worth checking out. The women’s boxes on this list have prices ranging from subscribe-right-this-second-affordable to those representing a more deluxe experience, and they span categories like beauty, accessorizing, and decor with a cause. You’re sure to find something that’s right for you!

 

The Most Popular Women’s Subscription Boxes

These are the best subscription boxes for women, determined by real votes from readers like you:

1. FabFitFun

FabFitFun

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The Cost: $49.99 per quarter. Subscribe here!

What Our Readers Say:

“Beauty and lifestyle items that ALWAYS deliver.” – Pixxy Haze

“The value of the box is always at least 4x the cost of the subscription itself and it comes with great variety.” – Cris

“I was really blown away by the quality of FabFitFun when I tried it for the first time this year. I can see why it’s so popular. I love the variety of products, the quality, and the customization options.” – Amy in KC

What You Get: Third time’s a charm—yet again this popular subscription is ranked #1 by MSA readers! Each quarterly shipment of FabFitFun includes top trendy picks for each season, meaning you can look forward to amazing finds such as beauty products, skincare, fun accessories, and new wellness products with a total retail value of $200 minimum. The curation and value are always spot on, plus subscribers have access to amazing discounts through their add-on program and Edit sales several times a year (where savings often reach up to 75% off retail!).

Is It Customizable? Typically, seasonal subscribers (those that pay for each box as it is released) get to choose 3 items in their box, while annual subscribers (those that prepay for a full year) to get choose 5.

Check out our FabFitFun reviews or read this FabFitFun info to subscribe. Ships to the US and Canada.

 

2. POPSUGAR Must Have

POPSUGAR Must Have Box

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The Cost: $75 per quarter. Subscribe here!

What Our Readers Say:

“It’s the absolute best subscription box I have ever bought.” – Meagan

“I love Popsugar so much! All of their products are amazing.” – Lovebugz0410

“Love that it has a little of everything!” – SallyC

What You Get: If a subscription box curated by lifestyle experts isn’t promising enough, perhaps the fact that our readers vote it as a fave again and again will convince you! This quarterly box sends a seasonal selection of unique beauty, fashion, food, fitness, and home products with a retail value of over $250. The variety is exciting and the quality is amazing!

Is It Customizable? Usually there are 1-2 items in each box that subscribers can pick variations of. Examples include choosing silver or gold toned jewelry, and picking between beauty products.

Check out all of our POPSUGAR Must Have reviews and POPSUGAR Must Have spoilers to learn more. Ships to the US only.

 

3. CAUSEBOX

Causebox

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The Cost: $54.95 per quarter. Subscribe here!

What Our Readers Say:

“Great box with a great cause!” – Ashley Harrison

“I always loved getting this box. Very practical items with benefits to support good causes.” – Lulu Dupon

“Love the products, variety, and the feel good factor. Causebox does not disappoint.” – Elane

What You Get: CAUSEBOX is another repeat delight due to its unbeatable combo of lifestyle products and feel-good facet. This quarterly box features artist designs on its exterior and $200+ worth of conscious and ethically-designed items on the inside, many of which are exclusive to this subscription! Similar to our readers’ top 2 picks, you can expect a broad mix of items from categories like cosmetics, home decor, gifts, accessories, jewelry, and more, all guaranteed to come from socially-conscious companies who are giving back and doing more.

Is It Customizable? Annual CAUSEBOX subscribers (those that prepay for an entire year) can customize some of the items each season, choosing colorways for some items in the box and making other product selections (like choosing between a hair mask or a face primer).

Check out all of our CAUSEBOX reviews and CAUSEBOX spoilers to learn more. Ships to the US and Canada.

 

4. BoxyCharm

Boxycharm

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The Cost: $25.00 per month. Subscribe here!

What Our Readers Say:

“The best subscription box EVER! I have gone through just about all of them and BoxyCharm especially BoxyLuxe is hands down the best value for the price! Literally 1 item in my BoxyLuxe pays for the entire box – fan for life!” – Cat

“Great brands, great selection, nice price point!” – Lauren

About the Box: It’s all about the brilliant makeup, the top-notch skincare, and the impressive value with BoxyCharm! Our readers are always impressed with the quality and variety of this box, as well as the inclusion of mostly full-size products (yay!). Expect a palette of some type, a skincare item, lip and eye products, and sometimes even beauty tools in each monthly box. For those who just can’t get enough, subscribers can also upgrade to BoxyLuxe and get a supersized box once every 3 months, for an additional $28.99 per quarter.

Is It Customizable? Through a program launched in late 2019, BoxyCharm subscribers get to choose one item in their upcoming box; the rest are customized based on your preferences (not all subscribers receive the same box).

Check out all of our BoxyCharm reviews and BoxyCharm info to learn more. Ships to US and Canada.

 

5. Style Plan by Frank And Oak

Style Plan by Frank And Oak

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The Cost: Pay only for what you keep. If you return everything, you’ll be charged a $25 styling fee. Subscribe here!

What Our Readers Say:

“Amazing styles, and sustainable products!” – Karine V.

About the Box: This clothing subscription box is gaining traction for its use of recycled organic materials and eco-conscious clothing production methods. Not to mention its understated, stylish offerings! Each month stylists from Canadian brand Frank And Oak provide a selection of clothing, shoes, and accessories to choose from that fit your unique style. Once you receive the pieces you can keep what you like or return what you don’t, with the $25 styling fee only being charged if you keep nothing.

Is It Customizable? Yes; Frank And Oak will give you new recommendations for each box, and you can pick which ones you actually want to pay for and receive.

Check out all of our Style Plan by Frank And Oak women’s reviews, our men’s reviews, and spoilers to learn more. Ships to the US and Canada.

 

6. Ipsy Glam Bag

Ipsy Glam Bag

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The Cost: $12 per month. Subscribe here!

What Our Readers Say:

“The regular Ipsy Glam Bag had a lot of variety, which generally made the curation amazing!” – Kaitlyn

“I have an Ipsy addiction! I love getting my glam bag every month and choosing add-ons. The always get me a few times a month with their daily deals, too.” – Laurie

“I’ve been introduced to a bunch of new skincare through this box. As I’m now a superfan of skincare, this box is PERFECT!” – Char

About the Box: Say hello to a long-standing favorite of our readers! The original Ipsy Glam Bag subscription touts an affordable price point with an impressive value! It contains a mix of high-end and drugstore products, a blend of makeup and skincare, and occasional beauty tools. This popular box thrills by including a personalized selection of beauty items in a stylish bag.

Is It Customizable? Each tier of Ipsy allows subscribers to choose one item each month.

Check out our Ipsy reviews and Ipsy spoilers to learn more! Ships to the US and Canada.

 

7. Rachel Zoe Box of Style

Rachel Zoe Box of Style

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The Cost: $99.99 per quarter. Subscribe here!

What Our Readers Say:

“I love this box! The selections of accessories, home decor, fashion, skincare, and makeup are excellent. They make me feel glamorous every season.” – TeriVanGoGo

“…even if you only get one box, it will be filled with luxury goodies over which you’ll swoon!” – inkchick

“I love Rachel Zoe’s aesthetic, and each and every box is packed with it. I also like that the items tend to be luxurious. Getting the box is always a treat.” – Karol

About the Box: The Rachel Zoe Box of Style from The Zoe Report will thrill anyone who’s a fan of Rachel Zoe’s style! Each box is filled with fashionable items and accessories, plus a few beauty products and styling tools, too. This quarterly subscription promises a value of $400+ in each shipment, and you can count on feeling pampered as you unbox each curation.

Is It Customizable? Subscribers can typically customize some elements of each box, like size or colorway (for example, silver or gold toned jewelry, or two different variations on an eyeshadow palette).

Check out our Rachel Zoe Box of Style reviews and Rachel Zoe Box of Style spoilers to learn more! Ships to the US, Canada, the UK, and Australia.

 

8. Rocksbox

Rocksbox

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The Cost: $21 per month. Subscribe here!

What Our Readers Say:

“Everything they have in stock is so great, and it’s really nice to see they have some designer brands as well.” – Kim

About the Box: Whether you want to choose the jewelry that catches your eye or be surprised by a stylist’s selection, Rocksbox jewelry rental service is an exciting option! The monthly rate allows subscribers to rent from the Rocksbox collection, and the option to buy the pieces they love most at a discounted price! Add items to your wishlist and expect to see at least one in your monthly shipment of jewelry to try.

Is It Customizable? Rocksbox will recommend items based on your preferences, and you can add specific pieces to your wishlist.

Check out our Rocksbox reviews and Rocksbox info to learn more! Ships to the US only.

 

9. The Box by Fashionsta

The Cost: $24.99 a month. Subscribe here!

What Our Readers Say:

“This box has GREAT products at a very affordable price per month.” – JenBunnyTx210

“This was definitely my new favorite subscription of the year!” – Britt

“The Box by FashionSTA is not mainstream and gives luxury items you never think to buy yourself.” – Shelbylv

About the Box: New-on-the-block subscription The Box by Fashionsta offers makeup and skincare lovers 5-7 full-size products per month, promising an $80-$150 value in each box. Subscribers rave about the variety, the reasonable price point, and the great balance of makeup and skincare products. Plus, each box purchased helps a non-profit based in LA—how’s that for beauty with a cause?

Is It Customizable? No, not at the time of publication.

Keep an eye out for reviews of The Box by Fashionsta, coming soon! Ships to the US.

 

10. Ipsy Glam Bag Plus

Ipsy Glam Bag Plus

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The Cost: $25 per month. Subscribe here!

What Our Readers Say:

“Makeup lover’s dream. Glam bag plus gives you what you love about Ipsy Glam Bag, but bigger. And, you can skip months or go to every other month if you have too much stuff.” – Nomad

“I’m not a makeup wearer usually, but the makeup I receive in Ipsy Glam Bag Plus is always geared toward my preferences and I use it, which is more important to me than retail value.” – Miztiph

About the Box: If you’re already an Ipsy subscriber and are ready for more, the Glam Bag Plus is an upgrade offering the same average product count, but in full sizes. Score! Stocked up with beauty goodies from well-known and up-and-coming brands, this sub is all about the pretty palettes, brushes, effective skincare, liquid lip color, and more—and the selection is customized to your personal preferences.

Is It Customizable? Each tier of Ipsy allows subscribers to choose one item each month.

Check out our Ipsy reviews and Ipsy spoilers to learn more! Ships to the US and Canada.

 

11. Allure Beauty Box

Allure Beauty Box

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The Cost: $15.00 per month. Subscribe here!

What Our Readers Say:

“Hands down, the BEST value for the money!” – Angela

“I really enjoy Allure Beauty Box! They consistently offer a great variety of useful beauty products, in both small and full sizes. It’s definitely a bargain!” – flowerbunnylove

“Great value, nice mix of skincare and makeup, and sample and full sizes. Best of all, there’s no customization – so no websites for newbies to parse – and very few variations.” – Charlotte

About the Box: The Allure Beauty Box sends a monthly curation of premium samples from the top brands you love! Our readers love the affordable price point of this subscription, and many believe it’s a stellar way to try the trending ingredients and current cosmetics you’ll read about in Allure Magazine. It’s especially great for those who wish to sample the latest beauty releases before buying them full-size.

Is It Customizable? No, not at the time of publication.

Check out all of our Allure Beauty Box reviews and Allure Beauty Box info to learn more. Ships to the US.

12. Switch Designer Jewelry

Switch Designer Jewelry

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The Cost: Starting at $29 per month for one piece. Subscribe here!

About the Box: Switch is a jewelry rental service that lets you try out designer jewelry without the commitment of purchasing, or the hit to your pocketbook! Subscribers get to pick their favorite pieces and try them out for as long as they want with a relatively small monthly fee. There are three tiers available, for renting one, two, or three pieces at a time. Switch also offers the option to purchase jewelry pieces at a discounted member price. Amazing, right?

Is It Customizable? Yes, you choose the exact pieces you want to receive.

Check out all of our Switch reviews and Switch info to learn more. Ships to the US only.

 

13. SinglesSwag

SinglesSwag

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The Cost: Starting at $24.99 per month. Subscribe here!

About the Box: SinglesSwag is a monthly lifestyle subscription box geared towards single women. Fun, right? There are two size options: regular, which sends 6-7 full-size products, and for a lower cost, the petite sends 3-4 full-size items. This sub will hook you up with a mix of makeup, beauty, accessories, snacks, and other products to celebrate your independence.

Is It Customizable? No, not at the time of publication.

Check out our SinglesSwag reviews and SinglesSwag spoilers to learn more! Ships worldwide.

 

14. Maeven Bridal Box

Maeven Bridal Box

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The Cost: $44.95 per month. Subscribe here!

What Our Readers Say:

“The only time I was disappointed is when I had received all my boxes. Absolutely loved every single box!!” – Mroth

About the Box: As if planning your wedding wasn’t exciting enough, the Maeven Bridal Box supplies brides-to-be with 6-8 on-trend wedding and wedding planning items to help during the planning process. A mini magazine full of insider advice and inspiration is included with each box.

Is It Customizable? There are some preferences you’ll set when you sign up, but no items that you’ll be able to choose between.

Check out our Maeven Bridal Box reviews and Maeven Bridal Box info to learn more! Ships to the US only.

 

15. JourneeBox

JourneeBox

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The Cost: $54.99 per quarter. Subscribe here!

What Our Readers Say:

“The Kevia Journee Box is an amazingly curated seasonal box. It has high quality products, it rewards annual membership with extra items every box, and the curation makes sense throughout the box. It is very thoughtful. It is also sustainable and ethical.” – MonicaHeartRN

“This is my new favorite hands down. So thoughtfully curated and not a thing is the “same old same old”. Also, if there is a clothing type item, they are size inclusive!” – Cately

About the Box: JourneeBox is a quarterly lifestyle experience box featuring designer-produced, sustainably-made fashion, home, body, and culinary goods. The JourneeBox’s direct-to-consumer business model (meaning they design and produce all of their goods) keeps costs and environmental impact down. This model offers the guarantee of quality, vetted products made from sustainable materials, with ethical production practices.

Is It Customizable? Subscribers can typically choose between different sizes or colorways of items in their next box.

Check out all of our JourneeBox Reviews to learn more. Ships to the US & Canada.

 

16. Margot Elena Discovery Box

Margot Elena Discovery Box

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The Cost: $49.99 per quarter. Subscribe here!

What Our Readers Say:

“Beautiful gift items.” – diana

“You will always have beautiful gifts on hand for friends and hostesses!” – Alex

“Her packaging is gorgeous, the products are nice and easily giftable, and overall just the most fun box to ‘unbox’ of them all. Her surprise exclusive items are usually very nice, and even though it’s a bath and body heavy box there is always a bit of fun stationery included.” – Jennifer

About the Box: Those of you who know and love Lollia, TokyoMilk, and Library of Flowers will adore the quarterly subscription Margot Elena, the brand (and woman) behind them all. Each box contains full-size items that are as perfect for gifting as they are for a self-love surprise, plus beautifully designed stationery, wearables, luxurious fragrances, and lifestyle gifts.

Is It Customizable? No, not at the time of publication.

Check out our Margot Elena Discovery Box reviews and Margot Elena Discovery Box info to learn more. Ships to the US.

 

17. Sunday Riley Sunday Shares Box

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The Cost: $95.00 per quarter. Subscribe here!

What Our Readers Say:

“Love how well-curated this box is.” – April Himel

“Sunday Riley quarterly box is amazing.” – Kimber117

“Love the products, and comes with really unique items as well.” – Danielle

About the Box: Recently rebranded to Sunday Shares, the Sunday Riley box is a lifestyle subscription from the eponymous beauty brand. Included in the box are beauty and lifestyle items by notable brands you may be familiar with—including but not limited to products from Sunday Riley, of course! Full-size items such as sleeping oils, pillow sprays, perfumes, and supplements are common occurrences, and our readers often wonder how they ever lived without the pillowcases, blankets, and other home items they receive.

Is It Customizable? No, not at the time of publication.

Check out our Sunday Riley reviews and Sunday Riley info to learn more. Ships to worldwide.

18. GlobeIn Artisan Box

GlobeIn

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The Cost: $40 per month. Subscribe here!

What Our Readers Say:

“Love the mission behind GlobeIn. Women empowering other women in developing countries. That’s a cause I can get behind.” – Duc

About the Box: The GlobeIn subscription is a way to fill one’s home with worldly objects made by artisans from around the globe! GlobeIn offers one new theme every month. They also carry 3-5 best-selling theme boxes that they restock each month. Subscribers have from the 1st to the 10th of the month to make their theme choice. If you don’t choose by that date, GlobeIn will send you a random box based on what’s in stock. They do guarantee that you won’t receive a duplicate theme!

Is It Customizable? Subscribers can pick exactly which box they want to receive by the 10th of each month.

Check out our GlobeIn reviews and GlobeIn spoilers to learn more. Ships to worldwide.

 

19. Oui Please

Oui Please

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The Cost: $150 per box (ships every other month). Subscribe here!

About the Box: Oui Please is a Francophile’s dream! This subscription box brings you a glimpse of the beauty, jewelry, fashion, and home items that France has to offer, every other month. Each box also contains a food item so you get a literal taste of the dream with each delivery.

Is It Customizable? Not typically, but if a box includes a sized apparel item, subscribers can provide a size.

Check out of our Oui Please reviews and Oui Please spoilers to learn more. Ships to the US & Canada.

 

20. Bombay & Cedar

Bombay & Cedar

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The Cost: $49.95 per month. Subscribe here!

What Our Readers Say: 

“A very unique box.” – DeAndra

About the Box: Bombay & Cedar offers a little bit of everything, all with great quality! This aromatherapy, beauty, wellness, and lifestyle subscription features full-size and deluxe-sample-size products including essential oils, diffusers, skincare, books, snacks, and more. It’s carefully curated for the discerning woman who lives an inspired life.

Is It Customizable? Subscribers can sometimes customize colors and other choices via survey before boxes ship.

Check out of our Bombay & Cedar reviews and Bombay & Cedar spoilers to learn more. Ships worldwide.

 

 


 

That wraps up the list of 2020 Winners for Best Subscription Boxes for Women! What are your favorite women’s subscription boxes?

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404 Comments

  1. I love FabFitFun.

  2. FFF is my favorite. I’d like to try Popsugar.

  3. ipsy is always gonna be my favourite beauty subscription, it’s just so fun to receive every month and the new add-on feature is just awesome. FFF is good value, but I think Causebox is more interesting for those who have been in the subscription game for a while. I’d like to try the Margot Elena box, and Beauty Fix when my place is no longer overflowing with skin care…

  4. I’d love to try BeautyFix by Dermstore, since the heavy focus on skincare items appeals to me!

  5. Fabfitfun is currently my fav but I would love to try Popsugar!!!!

  6. I haven’t tried any but I’d like to try FFF. I like that you get to choose your items.

  7. I would love to try the fab fit fun box

  8. I am finally taking the plunge and subscribing to FabFitFun! 2 of my co-workers get them and I was very impressed! Full size high, end products and the box was packed! I tried once before and had a shipping issue, let’s hope the second time’s a charm!

  9. FabFitFun

  10. Allure is my current fave, but I keep looking at Beautyfix since I love skincare!

  11. Popsugar!

  12. I want to try causebox. I love the reviews & what they stand for.

  13. I have to say my current favorite that I subscribe to is boxycharm/luxe. However this Margot Elena one seems interesting.

  14. Sunday Riley

  15. Boxycharm is my favorite!!

  16. So far I’ve really enjoyed SinglesSwag. I’ve gotten a lot of awesome products for the price.

  17. Popsugar is my favorite!

  18. I like Box of Style

  19. Frank and Oak looks like a fun one to try

  20. Margot Elena, please! I love Lollia!

  21. My fav box sub switches between Ipsy Glam bag plus and allure 😂. The box I would most like to try is the Box of style by Rachel Zoe. Thank you for the chance!

  22. I love FabFitFun

  23. They are all pretty great but I think I love the Ipsy box the best!

  24. If I could FabFitFun I would say that. However, out of the ones I have tried if your looking for a cheaper one Birchbox, Ipsy, Allure…..I would say Ipsy use to be my favorite, but I really enjoyed the variety of the Beauty Box by Allure the best.

  25. I would try GlobeIn.Like how they support low income communities.

  26. I want to try Stitch Fix

  27. FFF is for sure my favorite but I’ve always been curious about Causebox!

  28. So hard to choose. Beautyfix is a top one because I am obsessed with skin care more than makeup. IPsy is fun because I travel a lot and love the minis and the bags are fun to switch out a lot in my suitcase. Then fff is just a great all around box!

  29. Right now my top favorite beauty subscription box is Ipsy glam bag plus because theyreally do try to currate to what I fill out in my beauty quiz and look at my reviews as well ! My next full size product beauty box. is Boxycharm…they also send great products but dont always notice preferences on my profile and I keep getting products I dont really useclike eye liner and shades of lipsticks I don’t wear ..otherwise pretty good brands 😍💖💯

  30. I love Fab Fit Fun! I would love to win my first box!

  31. The Boxy Charm looks like a terrific box.

  32. I like CauseBox and Box of Style the most!

  33. I’ve been with Birchbox for years but wanted to try something new. Thought about Sephora play (if that’s even available still) but after reading this I’m thinking of trying Causebox.

  34. Stitch fix is my favorite. Would like to try Rachel Zoe

  35. I like CauseBox for the ethical products, but I would love to try Margot Elena

  36. I tied FabFit and loved the coffee press. I would love to try the CauseBox. It looks right up my alley

  37. I would be happy with any one of these, but if I have to pick, I would like Margot Elena as I think her products are awesome.

  38. Love Boxy, would like to try fabfitfun

  39. FFF is the best box for your money! Even if you don’t want all of the products, they make great gifts! You won”t be disappointed with this subscription!

  40. I would love to try Fab Fit Fun and Frank and Oak as well!

  41. I’d love to try the Popsugar box!

  42. My favorite is Allure and Fabfitfun! But, I would absolutely LOVE to try Margot Elena, Boxycharm and Causebox! Unfortunately, several sub boxes just do not ship to Alaska. I. Say. Boo.

  43. I’m DYING to try PopSugar. And Margot Elena is a very close runner-up

  44. I LOVE Fabfitfun as well as Ipsy and Allure. I’d love to try Coastal Co and Popsugar!! And I’ve thought about Rachel Zoe but she often includes items that will not fit plus size women (like belts or wraps).

  45. FabFitFun is my favourite! Just became annual! Woohoo!

  46. I would love to try causebox

  47. FabFitFun!

  48. I just got Boxy Charms and love the full size products.. I have used Birch box in the past and while I liked I decided to try Boxy Charms

  49. Well, I have lots of favorites as well!!! My top favorites are Ipsy, FFF, Beautyfix, Boxy && Allure!!! 😊

  50. beauty test tube is my favorite. I would love to try Pop Sugar

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