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Subscription Central (Spoilers, Unboxings, and More)

Hi All! 


We are long overdue for an updated Subscription Sharing thread!  Whether it's BoxyCharm, Ipsy, or PopSugar we want to hear (and see) all about what you are subscribed to.





Interested in trading with other users?  Here are some things you need to know from @SydBristow and her trade threads:



IMPORTANT NOTE: To comply with Sephora's terms of use, items cannot be listed "for sale" or even for trade for Sephora or other gift cards. Please do not list "prices" either (which implies selling), but you can list approximate trade value.

Because a number of fake items have been sent in trades, it is strongly advised you provide photos of your higher-end items, including the labeling (you may be asked for it anyway) and list WHERE you purchased the item from. Fakes are readily available from less reputable sellers and can contain toxins! It is important to everyone to know where their cosmetics come from.

Please also be aware that some makeup products cannot be sanitized - please use caution in your trades. When in doubt, ask the community, it's a great resource! Used items you may wish to avoid are mascara, liquid eyeliner, lip glosses, and cream products.

Acquiring Items
Please use discretion with whom you enter into trades with. There is a summarized list of trusted traders here: Protect yourself in your trades, ask questions (such as where an item was purchased), ask for additional photos (to show level of usage and/or labeling to prove authenticity).
If you don’t feel 100% comfortable doing a trade because someone is new, you can request they send their items first.

Please use the private message system on Beauty Talk and/or tag the user you are trying to get in touch with. Communication is key! You can tell a lot about a trade by how the communication goes. If you will be unavailable for any periods of time, please be up front, and if there are any issues with shipping please be up front about that as well.

Having tracking and insurance on shipments goes a long way to figuring out where an item might be. The USPS puts anticipated delivery dates and tracking numbers right on the receipt. If there is any issue with an item you have sent out, please follow up with the carrier.

Consider providing your feedback on successful trades on this thread here:


**the previous thread can be found here: Subscription box photo sharing

Thanks @Tamara76

Thanks @Tamara76

RE: Subscription Central (Spoilers, Unboxings, and More)

I got the same box. Allure is my fave box @IndyQT317. It would be nice if Sephora had two boxes. A $10 box and $20s box that has more stuff and full size products @SephoraPLAY. The higher end box will in my opinion help extend the longevity of the Sephora players.

yaaaaaaaay!! we have the same box @IndyQT317 I'm glad to...

yaaaaaaaay!! we have the same box @IndyQT317 I'm glad to get the mini beauty blenders

Re: Subscription Central (Spoilers, Unboxings, and More)

@IndyQT317 This looks like a great box!! I've been stalking the Allure box for awhile now and they seem to consistently have pretty good boxes! I hope you have fun trying these out! 🙌😊

@Shosh85 Yes, it has been a consistent favorite subscript...

@Shosh85 Yes, it has been a consistent favorite subscription so far each month. I'm enjoying the products very much. Thanks!

Re: Subscription Central (Spoilers, Unboxings, and More)

Wow 2 Sunday Riley products?! Congrats on scoring such a great box @IndyQT317 ! That lip crayon looks like a pretty colour too!

@Guessgal Thanks!

@Guessgal Thanks!

Re: Subscription Central (Spoilers, Unboxings, and More)

Yay I finally get to join this thread haha. A while back I had ordered a Wizarding World Crate from Loot Crate. They are ordered and then shipped every other month. The theme of this last one was travel. Up next is The Beast Within. As far as I know all the loot crates come with a shirt and pin, and 5-6 items. The one I get runs about $45 including shipping. Loot Crate caters to nerds and geeks alike! If you want to subscribe to anything I can send you a referral code, and they always have discounts. For the W.W. you pick your house and you get an item based on that house. This is my first box:

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It came with a roll up Ravenclaw Fleece blanket, Luna Lovegood Spectre Sleep Mask, 6 stickers with Fantastic Beast travel locations, a Threstal Pin which I love, and a super soft Ministry of Magic Visitor shirt. I am really happy with this box.

Re: Subscription Central (Spoilers, Unboxings, and More)

This looks like so much fun, @Samtian ! ❤️

@Samtian that's a really awesome sub box! enjoy

@Samtian that's a really awesome sub box! enjoy

Re: @Samtian that's a really awesome sub box! enjoy

@lmaster  Thanks! I'm trying to figure out where to put my stickers lol.

Re: Subscription Central (Spoilers, Unboxings, and More)

That sleep mask is so cute @Samtian !!!

Re: Subscription Central (Spoilers, Unboxings, and More)

@Samtian Yay you got a Loot Crate box!!!!  I have been subscribed with Lootcrate since December 2016 for the Sanrio one and I love the selection of the boxes I get every quarter.  Enjoy your goodies and remember to update your profile because they send shirts and sandals and other things in the boxes. 

Re: Subscription Central (Spoilers, Unboxings, and More)

@SportyGirly125  Thanks! I was subscribed to the regular ones, but I didn't like most of the franchises, so I'm happy they have one just for W.W. The sanrio one looks so cute!

Subscription Central (Spoilers, Unboxings, and More)

PSA Ipsy add ons are up

Re: Subscription Central (Spoilers, Unboxings, and More)

I got my Sephora Play a few days ago:


1. Bite Beauty Matte Crème Lip Crayon in Glacé: Pretty but I already have it.

2. Laneige Water Sleeping Mask: Love it, but have the full sized.

3.Sunday Riley C.E.O. Rapid Flash: I have like 5 deluxe samples of this already - It is nice, though.

4. Beautyblender  Blendercleanser solid pro: Love it, but I already use the full size daily.

5. Four Sigmatic Golden Latte Mushroom Mix: I tried this at Sephoria and sadly, it tasted like dirt to me - I'm sure it has awesome benefits, but it's just not for me.

6. Bite Beauty Agave Sugar Lip Balm and Scrub: Love them, but have full sized versions.

This will sadly be my last Sephora Play Box.

I just haven’t felt inspired by this subscription in a long time and I have been with them since the very first box. Absolutely nothing in this month’s box was new to me. I really wish they would offer a separate luxe sub or sub with new releases each month - I shop at Sephora so much that every month the products feel like a bunch of recycled promos and point perks.  An Instagram friend also suggested it would be awesome to get 1 or 2 full sized items each month, too!


The decision to cancel was very difficult - I remember asking for a Sephora sub for like 2 years before they launched, and I remember how exciting it was to be in the pilot group for that very first box in September 2015.😭😭😭 I am a Sephora Super Fan and I would consider returning if there were a chance to try more new releases in the box.


Re: Subscription Central (Spoilers, Unboxings, and More)

@Tamara76 My decision to cancel the play box wasn’t difficult at all. They keep sending the same items. There is no excitement anymore. It’s nothing but leftover promos, as you can see the bite glacé mini is now a promo with a $35 buy in and a bunch of perfume vials. 

Re: Subscription Central (Spoilers, Unboxings, and More)

Thank you, @trishavt !  This helps me feel better about my decision as I agree with everything you said! ❤️

I bet that's bittersweet @Tamara76 just wish they would s...

I bet that's bittersweet @Tamara76 just wish they would stop putting so many repeats out there 🤨

Re: I bet that's bittersweet @Tamara76 just wish they would s...

Thanks, @lmaster !  I agree!

Re: Subscription Central (Spoilers, Unboxings, and More)

My Sephora Play! box FINALLY showed up and I actually already know that I like the majority of the products but I finally decided to cancel.  I keep getting too many repeat items, unfortunately :(.  Who knows--maybe I'll resubscribe again in the future but for now I'm taking a break.




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