I can already tell this is going to be an unpopular blogger option however.. Its almost impossible to scroll through a beauty blog without seeing a monthly subscription box review but i’ve never subscribed to one and don’t really plan on it, heres why:
Theres a few reasons why i’m not into the monthly subscription box trend but mainly because i don’t find them necessary; subscription boxes to me are like a physical way to describe how obsessed we are with buying. Don’t get me wrong i love to shop, i love to try new beauty products but i just think receiving new ones monthly is kind of a step too far.
With constant talk of spending bans and efforts to use up products going around in the beauty community, i feel like subscription boxes are really counter productive. I don’t really need 6 new beauty products a month; although its probably fun and might work out a cheaper way to try a miniature or full sized product, ultimately its going to work out better for the environment and for my pocket if i see one thing i really want to try and use that for a few months instead.
Okay i get it, its like a little present from you to you but lately when i’ve seen people posting pictures of their subscription boxes there has always been negative comments here and there. I’ve been thinking about subscription boxes a lot lately and in the past i’ve thought about subscribing myself, but nearly everyday i see people let down by what they’ve received. Theres always talk of repeats, being disappointed by the products sent and that they don’t fit with the criteria of products they signed up for.
Subscription boxes say a lot about modern culture, i know people who subscribe to food subscription services (i don’t want to name and shame specific subscriptions) and because of that had never measured out ingredients before because it was always done for them in the box.
Nowadays theres a subscription box for everything, even a monthly date night in a box, but they’re just not for me. You might love your monthly box of goodies and may have never been disappointed by them ever, and yes on weeks where I’m experiencing bloggers block i do envy those who can rely on a subscription box review, but subscription boxes aren’t this bloggers cup of tea!
What do you think of the subscription box trend? – Maria x