MUST HAVE Gift Sets and Beauty Subscription Boxes

best beauty boxesThere are a lot of subscription boxes out there and people constantly ask which services are worth the money. With new ones popping up every day it’s impossible to keep track but after non-stop traveling this summer I came home to some INCREDIBLE beauty boxes, sets and a GWP that I can’t stop gushing about. Here’s what I’m currently excited about:

Stila liquid lipstick trio set Birchbox Exclusive Set: Stila Look at Me Liquid Lipstick Trio, $20 – Switching your lip color day to day is easy with Birchbox’s stila ‘Look At Me’ liquid lipstick trio kit. It comes with three bright shades of stila’s stay all day liquid lipstick in a creamy, matte formula that glides on like gloss with the super staying power of stain. The pigment is unreal and includes lipstick minis in existing best-seller Beso (classic red),  as well as new shades Bella (bright pink), and Venezia (bright coral)—and comes with an adorable lip-shaped clutch. I wish Stila would add this size to their permanent collection since it’s so convenient for travel!

MARCELLE Waterproof Eyeliner

Birchbox Exclusive Set: Marcelle Mini Waterproof Eyeliner Travel Kit, $18 – Birchbox is on a roll with their exclusives and introduced me to Marcelle with this set! The Marcelle Mini Waterproof Eyeliner Travel Kit includes four rich hues, Mulberry, Indigo, Electric Blue, and Blue Lagoon, that are vibrant and blendable yet budge-proof once set. The only thing better is if they included a black!

Also big news for Birchbox just announced they are collaborating with Nicole Richie for their August Box! It’s only $10/month for a subscription or if you’d like to just order the box it’s available for $15. Details HERE.

Allure subscription beauty boxAllure Beauty Box, $15/month – In case you missed my cameo last month, I helped introduce the newly revamped Allure Beauty Box (check out my video HERE)! If you’ve ever wondered what beauty editors have in their bags? Allure’s Beauty Box is the only editor-curated box featuring their favorite products every month. Each month, you’ll receive at least five deluxe-size product samples from major brands and innovative newcomers. Plus, you’ll get special edition “mini magazine” filled with product details, tips and tricks!

jouer products

Jouer Le Matchbox ($45) – A quarterly beauty box filled with Jouer products customized just for you. Based on your answers to an online quiz Jouer will provide you with an assortment of full size essentials matching your skin type and complexion as well as mini magazine with product details and application tips. Mine included the Jouer eyelash curler, daily repair treatment oil, mineral powder blush, and peony lip gloss. Major score!

popsugar beauty boxPOPSUGAR MUST HAVE Subscription Box (plans start at $39.95) – POPSUGAR wasn’t kidding when they said this is a must have! This box is INSANE!!! I hope every box is as well curated as the July box since it included a full size Supergoop Setting Mist with Rosemary SPF 50 (my current favorite makeup setter with SPF!), Henri Bendel makeup case (plus 20% off promo code), Pop Dental Super Soft toothbrush, Yes to Cleansing Facial wips 25 pack, The Good Bean Fruit & No Nut Bar chocolate berry, Soriel card holder (plus $25 off coupon), and pack of Hallmark signature cards. I’m in love with all of my goodies, such a great gift!

Shoushanna for Elizabeth Arden Limited Edition Gift Shoushanna for Elizabeth Arden Limited Edition Gift with Purchase Cosmetic Bag – It’s been a big few months for Elizabeth Arden with the 25th anniversary of Ceramides and 10 year of Prevage and some big new launches. The Flawless Future collection has a welcomed new addition: Flawless Future Powered by Ceramide Night Cream and their big launch of the year, SUPERSTART Skin Renewal Booster (coming soon!), will be a first of it’s kind innovation that’s designed to work under your current skincare routine to enhance all of your products and restore a healthy look to skin.

Now there’s no better time to stock up on some new products from Elizabeth Arden (or your existing favorites) with the launch of their Limited Edition Gift with Purchase Cosmetic Bag by Shoshanna filled with some must have Elizabeth Arden samples and full size products. (The set includes a Marigold lipstick, Beautiful Color Mascara, Prevage Serum, Visible Difference Exfoliating Cleanser, Prevage Anti-aging Moisture Lotion SPF 30, and Ceremide Eye Cream SPF 15). This gift is free with any $34.50 Elizabeth Arden purchase at Macy’s stores or on, while supplies last!

Jane Cosmetics Fast Fashion "Look in a Box" Nature NymphJane Cosmetics Fast Fashion “Look in a Box”, $20 – Jane Cosmetics “Look In A Box” kits come in two varieties: Decadent Doll and Nature Nymph. Both include one cheek powder (blush), two eye shadows, and one lip gloss to create a complete look on the go and are a steal for the price! I have Decadent Doll (pictured above) which features one of my favorite blushes, Pink Bouquet.