Try before you buy, that's what my mama said

As a beauty blogger I am in a unique position to try a LOT of makeup, skincare, fragrances, and other nifty gadgets and services related to beautifying our body. Brands and companies usually send me products to review, and that's cool because I get to sift through a pile of stuff to bring you a curated list of what's worth trying out. But nothing beats trying something yourself, right? That's the proposition of online beauty sampling services, a fairly new phenomenon in the Philippines!

Basically, you can subscribe to a sampling site, pay a fee (depending on the business model) and get a curated box full of products in trial sizes. This way you won't need to buy a full-sized item item only to find out that it doesn't suit you. In the same vein, you can also discover good, spend-worthy products that you otherwise won't venture to try by yourself.

One such service is Glamourbox. How it works is that you subscribe for P595/ month (you can cancel any time) and get five pre-picked sample products sent to your doorstep. If you like them, you can purchase the full-sized items from their online store. Nice concept, eh? Fairly straightforward too. The down side is that the boxes are limited, so I am not sure how they're going to divide it among all their subscribers if they get too many people in. But hey, that's a good problem to have.

Anyway, do come join the Glamourbox community at and for more news and updates. :) Then let me know if you subscribe ha! I'm very curious about what's inside their first box!