I said never again. I guess I have a thing for eating my words.
As I said before, the beauty box bandwagon is not the wisest thing to jump onto for me. Because ~ First, I don’t exactly enjoy surprises. Second, I don’t care for what’s new in the market.
That said, I find BDJ’s past offerings of grocery items very appealing. By grocery items, I meant full size shampoos, lotions, and other hygiene stuff. I don’t often get the chance to linger that long in the health and beauty section of the supermarket. I thought subscribing to the BDJ box would be an excellent way for me to try new soaps and shower gels, hehe. Yes, I’m being for real here.
I actually dread getting skin care items (except maybe for serums) and makeup. I’m ok with my current skin care routine and I have specific makeup preferences in terms of colors and finishes.
I finally got an understanding of what a sub-box is supposed to be (for me) when I was at a National Bookstore checkout counter. I saw NBA cards — the ones that come in fives, wrapped in a foil pack. The packaging is opaque so you won’t know which players you’ll be getting until you buy a pack and open it up.
A friend used to buy those ramdom card packs (Magic cards) and sometimes he stumbles upon rare cards that are worth a lot of money. I don’t remember him looking upset when he gets all meh cards. I think he knows what he’s getting into when he buys a pack. In a sense, it’s like gambling.
The good thing about BDJ box is that in a span of three months, you’re bound to get at least a few good items. I’m basing that on unboxings of previous months.
I may not like surprises but my higher-than-average risk tolerance should make beauty boxes right up my alley.
Anyway, I gambled with the August box. I’m not sure if I’ll do an unboxing-slash-first impressions post. I’m also not sure if I’d get a 3-month subscription. Three months, in my universe, seem too far ahead.
Maybe I’ll just ninja my way to an elite box or maybe I’ll try out Sample Room’s VIP thing.