September 9, 2012 § 2 Comments

After I’m done checking out r/MakeupAddiction, r/SkincareAddiction, and r/FancyFollicles (so vain, I know!), I SOMETIMES head on over to r/BeautyBoxes. I say “sometimes,” because, truth be told, I’m not too fond of seeing the pictures and descriptions of the little samples and full-size products that so many other girls are getting through Birchbox, GlossyBox, Jolie Box, Bella Box, and Lust Have It.

I know that a lot of people are complaining about the quality of Birchbox and Glossybox going down, especially when they started putting disposable razors and faulty earphones in the boxes, but, dammit, I’d at least like the option of receiving a mini-haul in the comfort of my own home every month! For a while, I even considered subscribing to this international beautybox (I forget the name, but saw it over at Roseanne’s blog), but it would’ve been really expensive.

Soo – imagine my excitement when, while browsing through my daily reads, I saw this post over at Loving Sunshine.

Introducing: Saladbox, the Philippines’ first beauty box subscription!

It works like pretty much every beauty box subscription service – you sign up for it, fill up a beauty profile, and receive a Saladbox full of samples personalized according to your tastes! And for only P500.00 ($12) a month! This is what it says on their website:

It was a good thing I saw Kumiko’s post early, as Saladbox launched today, at 8:00PM! The full contents of the website would be available to all–including a Brands page, which is like getting a preview of what you COULD get, and you could also reserve in advance for the October Saladbox.

By 7:30, I was on their website and refreshing the page every few minutes just in case it appeared early. Eager beaver, right? I really just wanted to be among the first to try it out because I’ve been lemming for something like this for quite some time – and I figured, it’s only P500, and easily discontinued if I don’t like what I get after the first three months. According to the website, the brands that’ll be featured in September’s Saladbox (which are all reserved already) are: Hotshop, BC Fragrances, Skinmiso, and Klair’s (the latter are from a Korean site named wishtrend, I believe).

My only problem with the whole thing was that the website actually launched closer to 9:00pm. The “Reserve” button didn’t work until way past 8:00PM. To be fair to them, Saladbox updated their Twitter with apologies, but they should have anticipated the excitement, right? So many people were tweeting and posting about it after all. Either way, it was a minor inconvenience, and I happily signed up for the October Saladbox–along with more than a hundred others. :D

P.S. I just checked their website now, and you can still reserve! Why not try it out?

P.P.S. I haven’t forgotten about the Haus of Gloi, Darling Clandestine, Sakura Bath and Body, and Shiro Cosmetics posts, I promise! I haven’t been able to take good pictures yet, but those are forthcoming, along with a blog post on a makeup exchange I recently received. *yay*

[Both photos taken from the website. No copyright infringement intended.]


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