Jan 09, 2012
I subscribed to makeupmonthly.com and only got 1 month of items but you keep billing me for 3 months. I tried to call you and I never got anyone. I had to have my credit card company do a compliant and they (my credit card) gave me my money back. Please explain how that could happen.
@LaToya - you're not the only one who had problems. Kim (another Beautylish member) had problems as well and couldn't get a hold of Keisha or anyone else from MakeupMonthly. Like you she had to file a dispute with her credit card company.
As for my reply to Keisha - (she copied and pasted above on my blog as well as on Make Up Talk in several sections). The fact is that on the website there is no indication that the company is actually licensed under the name Your Own Beauty. The copyright on the page is MakeupMonthly.com not Your Own Beauty. The only place on that site with the words "Your Own Beauty" is on the About page but even then there is no indication that's the business name. From that page:
"Your Own Beauty's philosophy is to provide women with the opportunity to improve their use of beauty related products in a convenient manner with access and advice.
With Your Own Beauty's Make-up Monthly Club we can satisfy all your beauty needs. We are the one place you can receive name brand cosmetic and beauty supplies chosen specifically for you!
Complete our questionnaire, formulated by a licensed cosmetologist, and we will ensure that each month you receive the products that will help you create your own personal beauty statement.
We all love to receive gifts and here is the opportunity to treat yourself. Every month receive professionally selected products that reflect the woman that you are. What more could you ask for? Make-up that is convenient, reasonably priced and appropriate for you. Come join our make-up club, start building the ultimate make-up kit and find out what we mean when we say, "Sometimes it's better to receive!" "
Jan 17, 2012
Re: MyGlam full size items. Yes and no there are there SOME full size items and some deluxe size.
December's bag had a full size Urban Decay shadow, a travel size UD primer, a deluxe size Tarte mascara, a full size packet of either blotting sheets or blush sheets (not both) and a full size NYX lip gloss
January's bag contains a full size Freeman cucumber peel-off mask ($3.99 found at Walmart). A 2 oz (deluxe size) WEN conditioner ($3.75), a full size shadow from TheBalm ($16) OR their nail polish ($10) and a supposedly full size concealer from Sheer Cover ($19.50).
I just saw Macbarbie07's video on her bag and she stated the bag is valued between $49 to $57 when in reality the MOST it's valued as is a little under $44, a difference of $13.
"Everyone's bags will Include 1 full size concealer, 1 full size facial mask, 1 full size eyeshadow OR nail polish, and a deluxe sample of the wen conditioner :) the over all value is $49-$57. Hope this helps you! :) "
Jul 26, 2011
I have really wanted Birchbox for a while now, but I have heard there are a few other companies like Birchbox out there and wanted to check them out before I get mine... I do live in the USA I dont know if that matters... And any experience you have had with companies or with Birchbox would really help...
There's Eco Emi but they have a waiting list for their boxes currently.
And there's luxe box, I haven't used them but here's the website link
Birch Box is a hit and miss for me personally. I have been using Birch Box for about 4 months now and it's about every other month that I'll actually receive stuff that I would love to purchase the full size of. I have not received a box that I am TOTALLY in love with everything but I am still hoping lol. I think it was last month or so they did put a full size blush in the package so that was awesome.
im so sad luxebox is only for canada :(
I agree with Linda, Birchbox is a total hit or miss. But you are only paying $10 a month and the boxes always end up more valuable then that... I'm a newbie so it's really fun to try all the products you do get. Lets you learn what you like and don't like :-) watch some Birchbox videos on youtube to see if you are interested.
I looked into this after I read this post last night & I would DEFINITELY do this. I'm totally broke right now so I can't - but it would definitely be fun to do. Plus, I saw that a lot of the samples are actually VERY nicely sized. Some almost look full-sized. I'd do it - Plus, Sephora Deluxe Samples take 100$ - This takes 4-5 for 10. Seems reasonable.
In the US:
New Beauty's Test Tube ($29.95 + $8.95 every three months)
Yellow Box Beauty ($34.95 monthly + $7.95 shipping/handling)
Eco-Emi ($15 monthly, free shipping)
Makeup Monthly ($30 monthly, free shipping)
Beautyfix ($49.99, free shipping)
*I don't think the products shipped from Beautyfix are worth the $50 box. TOO expensive for stuff you can find at Walmart for less.
Loose Button aka Luxe Box ($12 per month, free shipping)
Glymm ($10 monthly, free shipping)
In the UK:
GlossyBox (£10 monthly + £2.95 shipping/handling)
Wow, Makeup Monthly is affiliated with some fantastic brads!
Has anyone actually seen anyone's box from Makeup Monthly? I'm skeptical. That site gives me a scam vibe...
^ I found a review on it!
After reading & seeing a few things, people are saying that Birchbox is better because you get more products for less money. At least it's not a scam. lol
lol That's the video I was just watching.
What a coincidence! lol Such a shame - this video is turning me off so much to it. It seemed great. :( lol
I knew I was skeptical for a reason. lol One thing I am excited about is Glymm. They're suppose to be offering a U.S. box soon and it seems better than BirchBox to me.
I signed up for birchbox b/c I read about it on so many of my favorite blogs! It is definitely hit or miss, but as long as you manage your expectations I think you'll be able to find at least a few things in every box that you enjoy! Plus, it is only $10!
Makeup Monthly Review seems to be TOO expensive for so little. Because this company is in Washington I decided to do some investigating since Washington state is VERY strict with companies (they want to make money after all). In order to sell makeup in the state of Washington they need a business license through Federal Way (where they're located at) and they don't have one. They're conducting business illegally in the state of Washington by not having that license or paying tax.
Just to recap: Makeup Monthly does not have a local city business license in Federal Way or a Master Business License in the state of Washington (where they're located at).
To me when companies are shady like this - either intentionally or not - I'm VERY wary of doing business with them.
If you do a WhoIs on the company's domain you'll find that it's domain registration info is private so you have absolutely no idea who owns the company. The website also doesn't list who the owner is and there's no business license for it.
My judgement is this: Buyer be ware with this company since it comes off as very fishy.
Aug 10, 2011
Stay away from makeup monthly. I only received one box and then they just kept billing me. I have a compliant against them!!
gogogirlfriend: 6.99 or 12.99
beautiful reusable gift box is loaded with brand name trial or full size samples of health, beauty and home products free for you to try.
her is my referral code if you want to use it 52768
LaToya, how long have you used Go Go Girlfriend and what do you think of them so far?
I'm interested in these monthly subscriptions as well, but money is kind of tight, like Andrea said. I'd be willing to give Birchbox a shot seeing how so many people have used it and how much praise it's received.
That Makeup Monthly seemed WAYY to good to be true.
Anyone try the New Beauty Test Tube? A bit pricey but it seems like a trustworthy company with good products.
Makeup Monthly - from what I've seen on Youtube sends out discontinued/old products. NOT worth the almost $40 per month price tag. PLUS it's not legally licensed, as far as I could tell, in WA state where they're located at. I've turned them into the ATG for investigation.
As for New Beauty Test Tube, I have. LOVE IT!
Eco-Emi looks interesting but not taking any new customers =( anybody tried it or heard bad/good things? I guess it's not so much "beauty" but still neat things I'd be willing to try.
Aug 11, 2011
Hi Yasmin, I've been with gogogirlfriend for 5months and I really like it. The samples are more eco friendly and sometimes lesser known than birchbox. I got my box today and this is what I got:
Biore Oil Blotting Sheets
Clari-T Pore Cleansing Strips
Crazy Rumors Hibiskiss Lip Color
E.L.F. Fan Brush
E.L.F. Lip Liner - Spice
Exceptional Fragrance Vial on Card
French Green Clay Mask Powder - 1 oz.
Go Ginger People Facial Cleanser
Pink Mineral Shadow
Slice of Life Gummy Vitamin Multi + Lycopene
Weleda Pomegranate Travel Kit
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