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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)

After subscribing to make up subscriptions for a few years and then cleaning out my junk drawers of stuff I dropped those. I tried scent bird for a little while and hated it. They didn't have anything I was really into, and they only shipped about half of what I paid for. Right now I'm waiting to try mint mongoose and ear fleek. They are both cheap jewelry subscriptions. I'll try to remember to post pics when I get it

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

Ipsy has a new Glam Bag coming this October and the sign up is now live! Limited spots are available. It's called Glam Bag Ultimate and it's $50 a month.  Members who get Glam Bag Ultimate receive 8 full-size products and 4 deluxe-size beauty samples every month. They will still have the Glam Bag and the Glam Bag Plus. If you are interested in signing up to receive an Ipsy box and need a referral link I do have one available. Also FYI starting in October the price of the original Glam Bag is going up to $12. You can prepay for a whole year and lock in the price of $10 a month for the next year. Personally shelling out $120 right now vs paying just a extra $2 isn't worth it to me, but to each their own Smiley Happy.


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

Here is my Glam Bag Plus for this month!!! Definitely not one of my favorites, but hopefully next month will be better. 


(Products received listed bottom to top, left to right)

- F.A.R.A.H. Brushes, Show Me the Magic Eye Brush Set

- IT Cosmetics, Bye Bye Foundation Full Coverage Moisturizer with SPF 50+ in Fair

- Purlisse, Blue Lotus Essential Daily Moisturizer SPF30

- Ahava, Hydration Cream Mask

- Tarte, Dream Big Eyeshadow Palette


Just as some initial thoughts... the IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Foundation Full Coverage Moisturizer with SPF 50+ in Fair is WAAAAAY too dark for my skin!!! I have some white mixing pigment that I will have to try with it. However, I put some product on the back of my hand to see what it was like and I have to say I am terrified to try this out. Granted, it was on my hand, not my face. But... it just make every little flaw in my skin SUPER obvious!!! 

The Purlisse Blue Lotus Essential Daily Moisturizer SPF30 just smells like straight up sunscreen. It is really overwhelming... and I kind of hate it. Plus... it didn't do anything special to my skin. Meh.

The Tarte Dream Big Eyeshadow Palette seems pretty but it is also just very "expected"... It is like a collection of every color that every eyeshadow palette ever in history has included... Meh again.

The brushes seem pretty.

My skin doesn't really need hydration right now so the mask seems unnecessary... 

Just a whole lotta meh.


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

You’re right, those colors look pretty much like every other Tarte palette that’s come out in the last couple of years. I feel like Tarte needs someone with a new vision to help them create new palettes. It’s nice to have one of their palettes as a staple but where’s the originality?   I remember when the Tartlette In Full Bloom first came out and how everyone wanted it. People still do. I just haven’t seen that excitement for Tarte since.

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

I agree 100%. I always feel like I want to like their brand more but it is hard when they seem so blah most of the time. @loopitylupo 

i love that eye palette! @SchylarR

i love that eye palette! @SchylarR

Re: i love that eye palette! @SchylarR

I just tried it out yesterday for the first time and it is decent. Nothing special really but pretty for a quick everyday look. 😊 @Marrrryyyyy 

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

Nice, @SchylarR !  I cannot wait for mine - I was so sad that I missed out on the sample choice, but it looks like I'll be getting the Balm palette.


Did you get to choose a sample?

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

Wait, there's a sample choice option?! 😮 What?! @Tamara76 

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

I’m looking forward to my August The Box! by Fashionsta! This eyeshadow palette is one of the variations!!! Finally a subscription box that has colors that compliment everyone!!!

this is gorgeous!! @loopitylupo

this is gorgeous!! @loopitylupo

Subscription Central (Spoilers, Unboxings, and More)

Sephora Play. For the past six months in a row I'm getting mascara. they have really gone downhill. I still miss the old bags and it seems like every month I get the same type of item over and over. it's rare that you get a makeup item. I do not want shampoo send me perfume samples . Is anyone else experiencing that?

Experiencing same. Tried Ipsy and Allure for first time t...

Experiencing same. Tried Ipsy and Allure for first time this month. We'll see...

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

New CEO started in or a bit before January. Head CEO in France, our local in San Fran., that’s when we went from 3 samples to two, the environmentally unfriendly plastic took place of the cool cloth sacks in Play Box and the continued decline started.

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

I love the old bags the new ones are terrible! I spend a lot of money online and I am going to cancel my play box as my Allure box for 15$ is unbelievable. Ipsy has stepped up there game but play is played out.

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

August Boxycharm. I would not recommend anyone get Boxy off of this box, although I liked the last box. The mascara is dried out. And the 90s called and wants their sparkly eyeshadows back. Literally super sparkly with big pieces of sparkle. just not my thing this month; a miss.


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

@l8totheparty I got the same box, and while I am super happy with everything, I'm sorry to hear you were disappointed. It's always a bummer when you get a box that just doesn't delight you! Smiley Sad

@l8totheparty I got a similar box (maybe different color...

@l8totheparty I got a similar box (maybe different color eye shadows) and I'm super disappointed, because I *never* want mascara (on my quiz it's a zero). July's was also a miss for me. I subscribed based on how good June's was and the upcoming boxylux.

Re: @l8totheparty I got a similar box (maybe different color...

And I've never written I want brown lipliner.  I would never. 

There should be a box to check if we want to have disco looks (sparkle level 10).  I would check no.  


I loved the last box. I will give them 1 more regular box to see if the balance falls to the positive or negative,  and then make a decision.  @haleyvvvv  I'd prefer to like more things in the box than not.

At least I wasn't the only one disappointed with this box. 

@l8totheparty dang. I really wanna try boxycharm too :(

@l8totheparty dang. I really wanna try boxycharm too Smiley Sad
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