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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

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

Thank you sweets! @Kim888 

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July Boxes 

Oops, I was waiting for my BC premium to arrive before posting it just got here last week. Seems like my base box for August will also not arrive until September, so pretty on par. Gotta love how long it takes to get to Canada.


Boxycharm Base Box 


Honestly, pretty happy with this. 4🌠 
The Pur palette is pretty, mine came unbroken unlike every YouTuber's. It did have a weird scent, but it disappeared with some airing out. 
I like the Grace and Stella brand, so am excited to try these eye masks, although I don't know when I'll use them because I usually use them when traveling. 
I'm not sure what blue light does to the skin, but the 111 skin brand is always nice, and hopefully this will serve as like a stand in for like a niacinamide or hydrating serum. 
The setting spray has a fair amount of scent which isn't my fave. I haven't been wearing a full face recently, and have a spray open, so haven't fully tested. 
The color switch is okay. I like these products but I already had one for my suitcase and I typically use a cloth to do this when at home, so meh. But I'll use it. Just wish I had something else.

Boxycharm Premium 


Just meh. I am not excited about any of these products. 2🌠 
I am intrigued by the Byro essence, people seem to like it but I dunno, I wasn't hyped about it. 
The Kenia Ontiveros palette is super pretty but I am not one to reach for face palettes, but I might travel with it, if traveling is ever a thing again.  
The Folly Fire lippies are pretty. This set of reds isn't too unique, I kinda wish we'd gotten one of their more interesting trios, but nice to try their formula.  
The palette is meh, I dunno. I don't like morphe. I don't like the highlighters in there. I think I'm passing this along. 
The dual headed liner is a lot. I'm sure its fine, I am just not a liner gal. I like the gold color but I just would never use. 
This bag. This BAG. I think I wouldn't be so upset about it if it wasn't for the pom-poms. Just terrible. 



Pretty happy with this Glossybox. 3.5-4🌠 
I'm excited to try the Polar moisturizer, who can't use some more lip balm and deep conditioning masks, and the oil is intriguing (but might be a bit too scented for me). I'm cautious about the mask, but it was a freebie. I don't love these scrubber type things as they're too disposable. Overall a good box, nothing I'm over the moon about but some nice staples and some new brands to try. 

Glossybox Special Summer Edition 


3.5🌠 but I got it at a steep discount which makes me happy. 
I love the Tange Teezer, the Pinrose perfume, the Oribe spray. I'm intrigued by the eye patches and eye cream. 
The sun glasses are cute, but I wear prescription ones, so I'll be passing that and the Becca gloss along. 
I do hate when these boxes include things like teeth whitening products. 

 Ipsy Glam Bag + Add-Ons 



I am just so disappointed in Ipsy this past month. They left out my Luna oil add on, and I lost money because instead of just giving me a replacement or credit like I asked, they refunded me and the exchange rate was different. Then it was available as add-on again for August (so why couldn't I just get a replacement(!)) but the system was broken. It is very clear Ipsy only cared about GBP for August and in the ramp up to these changes have let the other tiers drop to the wayside. 
Product wise, I haven't tried the add-ons but I'm excited for these milk masks. For my glam bag though, I'm only keeping two things. The hair scrub and the highlighter (which I'm using as a blush). The pore mask is alright, but not for me. The eye shadow is nice quality but just not colors for me. Omg, I feel like I can't go a month without getting a KVD product and I'm just so tired of it. Blah. 

LookFantastic Box 


This was a really good box. 4🌠 
I really like the brush (so soft!), the body lotion is nice (and not overly scented) and am jazzed about the Madara cream and lippie. The sleep aids I don't like in these boxes and I hate the this works brand (everything is scented). Overall a pretty good value, especially as it is charged in CAD.

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@haleyvvvv  You have some really good stuff along with some not as exciting ones. I fell like lately a lot of subscription boxes are like this. But then again it is a subscription and there will be some items we aren't too jazzed about. I gave away half of my July Boxy products. I've been contemplating if I need all 3 tiers of Boxycharm but then I know I'll have fomo if I cancel any lol. I've been really liking the Allure boxes lately but I am "suppose" to be on a low buy year and don't want to get another subscription because that can open the door to getting Ipsy which I've been wanting to try as well. So I guess I'll just stick to Boxy.

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Thank you, @NinaNee!! I usually justify it as, if there was at a least single item I'm excited about that covers the cost of the box, then it's worth it, especially as I usually can sell or gift the other items. I just feel like for BC Premium and Ipsy for July, there wasn't that. But then both of my choices for the August box/bag were exciting, so it definitely balances, but there are just months where its so blah.

I keep thinking I want to cancel Boxycharm regular but keep premium. I wish there was a way to do luxe with premium (just have it be a separate quarterly sub!!). I dunno, Boxy goes through periods where the base box is killing it, and the premium box is meh; but then it switches, so you can't ever be sure. What's making me more comfortable with the FOMO is that I belong to a Facebook BC sale/swap group, so I know I could get the items I wanted for a reasonable price.

I am definitely thinking about pausing Ipsy though. Its coming to like $20 a month in CAD; and I mostly only had it for add-ons. But since they can't seem to ship the ones I pay for or let me buy add-ons and their customer service is frustrating plus they don't seem care about regular glam bag subscribers anymore.

I'd say, you can always rejoin Boxy base, so if Allure has your eye you could swap for a few months. You could use a trade group to trade for or buy items you wanted from the BC.

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It what might be the first time in history....i got my ipsy glam bag plus today. It usually comes like the 3rd week of the imagine my surprise. 1. I hate the color change (mailer),still do. I think its hideous. And now we have it even bigger. Its bigger than a 3 ring binder. So now, I really don't know what to do with it. (Other than throw it away. I have organized Christmas ornaments with them before🤔) I redeemed points for the generation clay so no matter what I had to get the bags & I was curious about the new pick 3. I didn't like my choices at all. But I went with something I *might* like due to the brand. What they picked. -murad, eye Stix, middle 3 is what i picked. I already got the ciate mascara before & I really like it so will be gifting this 2nd. & add-ons & points. I do like the actual bag of the smaller glam bag but redeemed more points for the pink g clay mask for August anyways.🤔so we shall see. August is corduroy bags.  I thought the drawstring would be bigger. But its pretty small...





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Oh wow, so fast, @sonnydee!! I feel like the only thing IPSY did well this month was to get the GBP out quickly. I hope everything ends up working!!

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I'm kinda glad you get to see all your options (the 3) right away but at the same time- it's disappointing, because I wasn't thrilled with anything & if there was a pause button (  & I didn't redeem points) i wouldve paused Aug. GP. They changed the addon days for GP back to 2nd & 3rd btw. Which was a selling point they used, get add-ons a day early on the 1st. I guess to many regular G bags complained- I looked on the 2nd & there wasn't that much left. @haleyvvvv i would complain via email about the money lost. Maybe get some points out of it or something😜

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@sonnydee Isn't there a skip this month? Or is that only for regular Glam Bag? I guess y'all didn't get to pick until after $ was taken. Hopefully next month choice will be before money is taken out.


I don't mind picking on the 2 or 3 for add-ons, since *theoretically* it is a separate pool of products, according to their website. They just didn't switch over to the separate pool when GB when to pick and then once it was fixed a lot of us couldn't put an order through and if you'd already purchased add-ons it wouldn't let anyone go back and change their order. It was just a bit of a mess.


I did get like 1200 points but honestly, I would've rather just had my product. Maybe it'll be available next month too, lolol.

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

Detox box for August 2020 is a summer themed box named Vacation. I ex and it has a mix of some really cool brands and products. Total retail value of this box is C$182



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Oooh, nice box, @fatimamummy!! I'm curious about Captain Blakenship. Enjoy!!

Subscription Central (Spoilers, Unboxings, and More)

My July Premium. I like everything minus the bag, I've already given it away. I'm contemplating if I should keep the Morphe palette or not.

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We are premium box twins, @NinaNee!! I can't believe that bag was in there, but overall it was okay. I think I'm going to get rid of my palette.

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@haleyvvvv Yes that bag, glad Boxy knows that it was a mistake to have it as an item and are not going to be doing it again. I had the email survey with most of these products a while back and with every variation that has that bag I put down that the bag a big no. I still have the Morphe palette but I'm gonna be honest, I will never reach for it so I should pass it along to any one of my nieces especially because my palette drawer is packed and I had to take up another drawer. I'm in palette overload but it's hard cause I'm a palette junkie lol

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I wish they did a little something for those of us that got the bag (I dunno even some charms?), @NinaNee!! I'm becoming a bit of a palette fiend myself, but I've recently started to get a lot better (because I have a lot, to me at least) about passing along the ones I'm not excited about. Its hard, especially if it was a like a decent, high ticket item on the box, makes me feel like I should keep to make sure I'm getting my worth from the box. So selling them or gifting them helps with that feeling for me. If it is something you aren't reaching for, that is probably a sign; but also, if you like it and just haven't gotten around to it, no reason not to keep it.

Subscription Central (Spoilers, Unboxings, and More)

My July Boxycharm base box. I only like 2 products, lash serum and color switch. I'm sensitive to coconut and have only been able to use one product that has coconut and it's ABH Dewy. I'm not going to test the Ciate one out. The Pur and Ace Beaute palettes are just eh, doesn't wow me. Most likely I'll pass these 3 along to someone. Also I can't even give a review for the Pur palette because there's no option. Still waiting for my Premium box.

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Was that PUR palette even one of the advertised ones? So weird it was included in your box. I thought it was supposed to be the festival v 2 or one of the ace palettes. I'm sorry your box was a disappointment, @NinaNee!!

@haleyvvvv this Pur palette wasn't part of it. I got the...

@haleyvvvv this Pur palette wasn't part of it. I got the Ace Beaute Bronzer Palette. I've looked on IG and only saw 1 other person get this palette, I didn't see any on the fb group I am in. I'm kinda bummed that the variations with the lash serum wasn't as good as the others. I really wanted Hourglass but I was fine if I didn't get it but when I saw this Pur palette I was so disappointed. I'm only keeping 2 items and giving 3 away.

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I can’t recall when was the last time I posted my one and only subscription here so I’m going to post last three months’ detox boxes here if it lets me post the photos.

First here is the most recent July 2020 box with the featured brand 100%pure. 
Total retail value of this box is C$184 

It contains Five products in total.

- Eyeliner


-Eye masks (set of 5)

-Eye cream

- Vitamin C serum



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These are all such lovely looking boxes, @fatimamummy. I hope the products worked well!!

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June 2020 box featured a Toronto based clean skincare line Graydon Skincare and total value of the box was C$136 with two full size products.

-Full moon serum

-Super sensitive skin stuff (moisturizer)


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Detox box for May 2020 had a retail value of C$198 and it featured yet another clean Organic skincare Brand “One love organics” 

Three full sized products in this box were

-Botanical A facial cleanser

-Botanical B Enzyme cleansing oil

-Botanical C Facial serum


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