Glambox and Rubybox are here!

Wednesday, 5 October 2011

Following international trends, two new box-initiatives have hit South African shores this month. That’s boxes of beauty products and fragrances!

Glambox and Rubybox both work on a similar concept: For R100 per month, trial sizes of about four cosmetic products are sent to your doorstep via a courier service. This gives you the opportunity to ‘try before you buy’ – especially handy when we’re talking high-end cosmetics that can be pretty pricey. When you sign up, you build a profile – this way you receive products that suit you and your needs, and you can look forward to receiving your very own custom kits!

The finer details:
• Cost: R100 per month for a one-month, no-commitment deal that can be cancelled any time, or R83 per month for a 12-month membership.
• Number of products: Four or five
• Product value: Approximately R300 per box
• Some participating brands: Decléor, Benefit, Smashbox, Revlon, Chanel, Skin Science

Glambox, make-up, skin care
What’s in your Glambox?

Glampoints are earned with each box purchase, as well as by referring friends, completing surveys, and posting video blogs. To give you an example: 30 glam points are earned with a purchase of a once-off glambox, and 500 points are earned with the 12 month subscriptions. 100 glam points = R10 discount

• Cost: R100 per month, no lock-in
• Number of products: Four or five
• Product value: Approximately R300 per box
• Some participating brands: Smashbox, Bvlgari, Perricone MD, Elizabeth Arden, Crabtree & Evelyn, L’Oréal Professionel, Philip Kingsley, Lancôme

Rubybox has several participating brands

You earn Ruby Points on purchases, friend referrals and providing feedback via quick surveys. Ruby Points can be redeemed in the form of discount and can be used against further subscriptions or on product purchases.

I absolutely love surprises, so this seems like a great idea to me. Just imagine receiving (or giving) a year-long subscription as a gift – this totally blows a gift voucher out the water. Do remember you’re probably not going to love every single product in every single box – but at least you’ll have fun finding that out!

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Chantelle loves the beauty industry and is a junkie for all things high-tech. A background in skincare therapy and a secret dream of becoming a copywriter steered her in the direction of beauty blogging. To read more of her writing, visit her blog

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  1. Yolande Brandt

    where do i sign up for the glambox?

    3 years ago •

  1. RoseAngel

    I signed up for the July rubybox and the pamper box! Can’t wait to get them

    6 years ago •

  1. Ladyconfused

    Glam box seems to be no longer in existance, will have a look at the rubybox website

    6 years ago •

  1. Hima

    Yet to try them..will give them a go..

    7 years ago •

  1. Livvy

    i love the fact that i get to try out new products every month and the obvious bonus when you receive a full product.

    7 years ago •

  1. Maddy

    i subscribed to Glambox last month, was so excited to get the box and products were good, few samples and two full size, looking forward to more Glamboxes.

    7 years ago •

  1. Botes

    I have been with glambox for a couple of months now and I Love it, the products are so worth it and the full size products you get every now and then is such a nice treat!!!!! Worth every penny!!

    7 years ago •

  1. Humphreys

    Im a subsriber to the Ruby Box. Quite a nice surprise to look forward to every month! Sometimes you even get normal sized products int the box that really makes the subsription worthwhile and ladies love surprises!!

    7 years ago •

  1. Chicara

    I LOVE GlamBox. They always have tons of samples in their boxes and almost always a full size something.

    7 years ago •

  1. K@t

    Are there any other clubs that one an subscribe to besides these?

    7 years ago •

  1. Samantha

    Definitely worth a try, I am a subscriber to Glambox and I love the samples and full size products!

    7 years ago •

  1. JanisA

    I’ve had Rubybox for a period of 3 months and wasnt as impressed. Joined Glambox and have yet to be disappointed with the products received. Their box is always worth well more that the R100.

    7 years ago •

  1. The Ferosh 1

    Please help where do I sign up for a subscription?

    7 years ago •

  1. Guccigirl

    I’m loving GlossyBox too! Their Stuttafords box was AMAZING!

    7 years ago •

  1. McMenamin

    I’ve been a subscriber of Glambox for the last 6 months a love to try and test out products I would usually not try or purchase. I have found a few new beauty favorites! Glambox also adds in full size products from time to time which is an even bigger treat and surprise.

    7 years ago •

  1. Smal

    I really want to join up with both these boxes! Very exciting stuff. I love the fact that they try to customize it top your skin type, age etc!

    7 years ago •

  1. honey_child

    I am also a subscriber of these two boxes and have developed a small addiction to these beauty boxes…The samples in most cases are generous so you are able to use the products for good duration before you decide to take the final plunge and purchase it.

    7 years ago •

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