Subscription Box Letdown – My Last Beautycon BFF Box

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For about a year now I’ve been subscribing to the Beautycon BFF Box. This box is quarterly and has a new curator each box who is a YouTube beauty star. This last Fall box was curated by two YouTubers whose names I already forgot and don’t care enough to look up.

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Inside each box, you get over $100 worth of merchandise – mostly beauty products. I really liked this box in the beginning but unfortunately, my feelings for it have gone the way of the PopSugar MustHave Box.

Beautycon BFF Fall Box Review | Perks of Being a JAP |

For the price, it was a great box but within the last four boxes I received I feel like the products have gone down. Even worse than getting a gift card in a subscription box (THE WORST) is getting stickers, a  freaking lapel pin, and gummies. I am not paying $40 a box for stickers and gummies. And yes there are some full-size makeup items but everything else was travel sized or items that I had received in a different box because they all seem to make the rounds.

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So Beautycon, it’s time to break up. I would say it’s not you, it’s me… but that would be a lie. It’s you. If I wanted makeup brushes, Milani and Ofra products I would have stuck with BoxyCharm. (And I love me some makeup brushes, Milani and Ofra products!) But I expected more from you. From the first box by Bethany Mota to now, it’s almost like a different product.

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So I’ve unsubscribed. I’m sad to see it go!

Is there any box I should replace this one with? I looked at the FabFitFun box but it looks too similar to this one. Their last box showed one AMAZING product (a hat!) but the rest was only ok.

Are you continuously wowed by a subscription box? What should I try next?


  1. That’s a bummer. But it’s good you know when to pull the plug! I’d probably be one of those “one more box” hopefuls… and like 6 boxes later still frustrated with it. It’s one of the reasons why I’m not letting myself sign up for the new Harry Potter box. There’s also a box for kids I’m interested in — supposed to help them learn about other cultures. (I can’t remember if I learned about that through you or somewhere else on the internet….) Anyway. Good luck on your subscription hunt! Hope you can find something you love and feel is worth your time and money. <3
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    • THERE’S A NEW HARRY POTTER BOX??? LOL. I think you’re talking about the passport box (or whatever it’s called) for kids – you sign them up and then each month they get a postcard and other stuff from a different country (not REAL, but created for this program.) There is also a Nickelodeon box but each quarter is something different and I’m not sure I’d like it.

  2. Oh, bummer. This box seemed SO cool when you reviewed it awhile back! I just subscribed to FabFitFun but haven’t gotten it yet; my first one comes Thursday, & I guess it’s the one with the hat (I haven’t looked up spoilers yet). I’ll let you know what I think! And if you need a referral code, hit me up. 😉 I also tried to Rachel Zoe Box of Style but wouldn’t recommend it; it was expensive, & everything in it was just… eh. The jewelry was HIDEOUS & the sunglasses, which I loved, broke within two weeks.

    Confession: I just ordered another PopSugar box. Trying again…
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    • Let me know how you like FabFitFun – that seems like one people really love. And I can’t believe you ordered another PopSugar box! Keep me posted on that too. 🙂

  3. Too bad. I’m sticking with Ipsy, even though I sometimes wish I could find another inexpensive box to try!
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    • You should try BoxyCharm instead of Ipsy. Its around the same price but you get full size items instead of sample. I found the quality of BoxyCharm to be much better than Ipsy!

  4. Super bummer, and I’ve also noticed the Milani product you got for sale in tons of Dollar Tree stores! So it looks like they kind of went cheap on this one.
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