On a Saturday night a couple of weeks ago I emailed Lust Have It, Glossybox, Bellabox and I Love This Box saying how much I had enjoyed receiving lovely samples but I had to unsubscribe because I was running out of time to use and enjoy the products. I was surprised to receive a response from Bellabox straight away, which is excellent service on a Saturday. The other sites responded within 2-3 days and it was all very simple. Because I had used Paypal for two of the sample sites, I had to unsubscribe my regular payment there before they could confirm that my subscribtion was cancelled. My wallet is feeling much lighter already too, if only I would stop doing jet lagged online shopping in the middle of the night.
In terms of which box was my favourite, I would have to say that Lust Have It and Glossybox always had great boxes. The only issue was that Glossybox quickly earnt themselves a bad reputation due to customer service issues and also, in the last Glossybox (which I was really happy with), some ladies got lip tattoos and other not so valuable things and the boxes just didn't compare. I am also not sure if there really is a market for five sample boxes (Beauty Basket has also launched, but I haven't tried them) because although Australia is a big country, there are a lot of logistics and brand management involved to ensure each box becomes number one. Which they all can't be.
My advise to you would be to think carefully about which brands each website offers so that you are not disappointed if you get a tiny sunscreen sample or a Kerastase sachet because, as it is a surprise sample service, you don't get to choose which products to receive. Perhaps you are better off not subscribing and buying that full-size product you have wanted for so long? Or if you have the time and make the effort, you can subscribe to one box one month and another one the next to switch things up a little. At the end of the day, all you can do is written on my favourite poster which takes pride on the wall in my bed room.
What are your ideas around this subject? Do you have many subscriptions or one? Will you be culling? xx