Earlier this week I shared my a breakdown of the current beauty sample box subscription services being offered in Australia. Today I am doing the same for the USA. They are a great gift idea and if you still haven’t finished your Christmas shopping, consider a gift subscription to one of these services.

The USA has more people and more beauty brands than most other countries, so the offering of these services come in more variety. New ones are popping up all the time, and others are dropping off, so consider this a snapshot of the market at this point in time.

If you are not sure what a beauty sample box subscription service is all about, read my explanation.

Unwrapping beauty parcels is always exciting!

Birchbox

Birchbox send 4 to 5 deluxe samples of beauty, lifestyle and sometimes edible treats.

Price: $10 per month or 12 months for $110 (including shipping)

Brands: Ahava, Amika, Anastasia Beverly Hills, Anthony Logistics for Men, Avene, BareMinerals by Bare Escentuals, Blinc, Blow, Borghese, Bulgari, By Terri, Cargo, Carol’s Daughter, Caudalie, Chuao Chocolatier, Clarisonic, DDF, Deborah Lippman, Dr Dennis Gross, Dr Hauschka, Elizabeth Arden, Field Notes, Guerlain, Harvey Prince Parfums, Incoco, Jack Black, Japonesque, Jouer, Joya, Juice Beauty, Jurlique, Kate Spade, Kerastase, Kiehl’s, Kind Healthy Snacks, Kissable Couture, Klorane, Korres, Laura Geller, Lift Lab, Lipstick Queen, L’Oreal Professionnel, Mama Mio, Nars, Oscar Blandi, Ouidad, Pangea Organics, Philosophy, Phyto, Purminerals, Revitalash, Shaveworks The Cool Fix, Show Stoppers, Shu Uemura, Smashbox, Stila, Supersmile, The Laundress, Tocca, Too Faced, Truth Art Beauty, Two Paper Dolls, Wei, Weleda, Xen-Tan, YBF, Zoya.

Packaging: A branded hard board box, good for reusing as storage.

Special Offers: Buying the 12 month subscription will save you 1 months fee. You can also purchase E-Cards which allows your gift recipient the option of using it on the beauty boxes or buying full size products in their online store.

Gogogirlfriend

The setup for Gogogirlfriend is marketed a little bit different, in that you become a member and get FREE sample boxes. At this time they are not open to accepting new members and are wait list only. The quantity of contents in the sample boxes is unknown at time of publication.

Price: Basic membership is $6.99 per month to receive a box every 2nd month. Deluxe membership is $12.99 per month for monthly boxes (including shipping)

Brands: Sample brands are unknown but judging by their online store, they have partnered with healthy and nature-concious beauty brands.

Packaging: I am unable to find any information on their packaging at this time.

Special Offers: Memberships are on hold for the moment but you can still purchase full size products in their online store

New Beauty TestTube

Created as an add-on to New Beauty magazine, the TestTube service offers deluxe and full-size luxury beauty products.

Price: $29.95 per tube, released every 3 months, plus $8.95 shipping.

Brands: Estée Lauder, Dr Brandt, Obagi System, Jane Iredale, Supersmile, Bioelements, Skin Medica, N.V Perricone MD, Garnier, Moroccanoil.

Packaging: A branded hard cylinder tube.

Special Offers: None at this time.

Eco-Emi

An environmentally friendly, organic, animal friendly, fair trade beauty sampling service. Eco-Emi sends 5 to 10 beauty, lifestyle and food product samples.

Price: $15 per month (including delivery)

Brands: Aura Cacia, Eden Organic, Max Green Alchemy, Source Toothbrush, Danielle And Company, Pangea Organics, Lauren Brooke Cosmetiques, Auromere Ayurvedic, Blissoma, Fortune Cookie Soap, Dr Hauschka, Juice Beauty, Neuma, Crazy Rumors, Hugo Naturals, Zambeezi.

Packaging: Every parcel comes wrapped in eco-friendly, recycled, organic and vintage materials. Every package you receive will look different, which is quite fun in my opinion.

Special Offers: This service is offered internationally for a price of $30 per month (including delivery).

MyGlam

Created by Michelle Phan, beauty YouTube extraordinaire, MyGlam will send your 4-5 deluxe samples or full-size products in a cute bag.

Price: $10 per month or 12 months for $110 (including shipping)

Brands: Mai Couture, Urban Decay, Tarte, NYX.

Packaging: The samples come in a cute bag that changes each month.

Special Offers: Buying the 12 month subscription will save you 1 months fee.

Beautyfix

The Beautyfix service is part of DermStore. Each month their panel of industry experts pick a customised selection of products for you, based on your answers from your beauty profile. From those suggested products, you pick 8 full-size or deluxe samples that you would like to receive.

Price: $49.95 per season, which is every 3 months (including delivery)

Brands: Global Goddess Beauty, Bella Bronze, 3Lab, Skindinavia, Decleor, SpaRitual, Jonathan Product, Colorescience, UVSunSense, Juice Beauty, Raw Natural Beauty, Jane Iredale, Phillip B, Kinerase, Mama Mio, Guinot, SkinMedica, DDF, Pop Beauty, Nailtiques, LaRocca Skincare, Vichy, Alterna.

Packaging: I am unable to find any information on their packaging at this time. From what I can tell, the goods come in a branded, standard white cardboard shipping box.

Special Offers: Buying 2 seasons for $84.98 will save you 15%, or you can buy 4 seasons and only pay for 3.

Do you subscribe to any beauty sample boxes? What are your thoughts on this services? Let me know by commenting below!

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