Best Beauty Boxes of 2016


With 2017 almost upon us – It’s the perfect time to looks back over 2016 and all the fabulous Beauty Boxes that have impressed me during the last twelve months, and to be honest there have been quite a few!  I’ve been addicted to Subscription Boxes since July 2015 when I first discovered Birch Box and Glossy Box thanks to the wonders of Social Media and ever since then I’ve been on a journey of discovery trying to find the best and worst the Beauty Box world has to offer and with so many amazing new Beauty Boxes launching this year it’s been a great time to really indulge my addiction!  There are now more than double the amount of Beauty Boxes available in the UK and although I try and review as many as I can each month, I still know it’s hard for people – myself included – to decide on just box so as well as my ‘Which Subscription Box?’ Overviews and monthly Box Reviews I thought I’d share my Top Five Beauty Boxes from 2016 and remind myself why I still adore the Beauty Box concept, even if some of the big brands don’t always deliver product wise and offer a little more information to help you make a decision (or two) and get your Beauty Box Fix sorted for 2017!

Look Fantastic

Look Fantastic is one of my go-to websites for some of the best beauty deals around and their monthly Beauty Box has been simply amazing this year which is why it’s secured a place in my Top Five and with prices starting at just £13.00 per month including P&P it doesn’t just give you a great way to discover new beauty products from big name brands each month, it also gives you great value for money too!  I love my monthly #LFBeautyBox and their seasonal themes mean you get a selection of products that suit both the time of year as well as your beauty needs, and with most boxes using deluxe sized samples or full size products over miniatures and sachets, you’ll be able to fully explore everything they send you too!  For more information on the Look Fantastic Beauty Box check out my monthly Box Reviews or visit the Look Fantastic website!

Little Bit Lavish

Little Bit Lavish is one of the many new Beauty Boxes to have launched during 2016 and they really have hit the ground running with their quirky themes, fantastic product selection and great customer service.  At £20.00 including P&P it is a little more expensive than some of the other boxes that have made my Top Five, but the fact they include high-end, boutique brands in only full and luxury travel sizes mean you’re getting more for your money than most other UK Beauty Boxes and with fabulous Natural Beauty Brands like Siskyn and Bloomtown Botanicals already featuring this box is the perfect way to pamper yourself each month!  For more information on the Little Bit Lavish Beauty Box check out my monthly Box Reviews or visit the Little Bit Lavish website and Remember to use my Exclusive Discount Code LAVISHDBA to get 10% off your first box!

Glossy Box

One of the first Beauty Boxes I subscribed to, Glossy Box has really excelled itself with its fabulous themes and product line ups this year and although there have been a couple of disappointing boxes, over all they have been a pretty consistent monthly beauty treat during 2016!  With prices starting from just £8.50 per month plus £3.25 P&P it’s a well priced box for the market and offers a tailored service that means products you receive should always suit your skin type, hair colour and general beauty needs as well as introducing you to new and exciting beauty brands which makes it a good way to experiment with your beauty routine without missing out of your beauty Essentials!  For more information on Glossy Box check out my monthly Box Reviews or visit the Glossy Box website!

YOU Beauty Box

The YOU Beauty Box is a great ‘starter’ Beauty Box not only the best value Box on the market in the UK but thanks to its new Membership Options it’s now also the most flexible too, allowing you to choose up to four of their shortlisted monthly products each month so you’ll never receive anything in your Beauty Box you don’t want or won’t use!  I love this flexibility and with their monthly boxes starting at just £6.95 including P&P it really is a great value way to discover new beauty products and treat yourself every month!  For more information on the YOU Beauty Box check out my monthly Box Reviews or visit the YOU Beauty website!


Another new box this year, the Moi-Même Subscription is actually more of a Lifestyle Box, but it incorporates a selection of high-end and Luxury beauty products into its quarterly boxes too, making it an ideal treat to enjoy at the beginning of each season!  The Moi-Même Box costs £49.95 per quarter including P&P and provides a fabulous selection on on-trend items that also fit around their seasonal themes giving you a great line up of beauty, fashion and lifestyle treats to enjoy!  Moi-Même have put together two great boxes already and with their third edition due in January it’s easy to see why this bumper bundle of a box has made my Top Five!  For more information on the Moi-Même Box check out my monthly Box Reviews or visit the Moi-Même website and Remember to use my Exclusive Discount Code BEA5 to get £5.00 off your first box!

Boxes to Watch in 2017

As well as the fabulous range of Beauty Boxes that I’ve enjoyed during 2016, I can’t resist reminding you of just what 2017 has in store as there are even more amazing independent Beauty Boxes launching early in the New Year and here are just a few that I personally think will be really popular and worth keeping an eye on over the coming months as they have all the key ingredients to make an amazing Beauty Box covered and as they are not the usual big name boxes, they will be featuring a lot more exclusive brands and exciting collaborations too!

The Natural Beauty Box

Launching in January 2017, The Natural Beauty Box is exactly that – A Beauty Box filled with natural and organic beauty products, including hand-made boutique items as well as branded treats that will have you re-thinking your regular beauty ‘must-haves’ and exploring what Mother Nature makes from scratch instead!  Costing £24.95 per month including P&P The Natural Beauty Box gives you 4 – 6 Full Sized beauty treats every month and also includes a Charity Donation for every box purchased too, so while you’re enjoying your monthly beauty fix, you’ll also be ensuring good causes are supported too which is definitely a bonus!  For more information on The Natural Beauty Box check out my ‘Which Subscription Box?’ Overview or visit The Natural Beauty Box website and Remember to use my Exclusive Discount Code BEAUTYADD10 to get 10% off your first box!

The Pip Box

Thinking of going Cruelty Free in 2017?  Then this may be the Beauty Box for you as all the beauty treats inside The Pip Box are 100% Ethical and Cruelty Free thanks to the founders strong belief that no animal should ever be harmed in the name of beauty!  Their new Beauty Box launches in February 2017 and prices start at just £13.50 plus £3.25 P&P making it an affordable option that also guarantees to give you nothing but cruelty free, ethical beauty products along with some vegan products as well and will show that cruelty free beauty doesn’t have yo cost you a fortune!  For more information on The Pip Beauty Box check out my ‘Which Subscription Box?’ Overview or visit The Pip Box website and Remember to use their Early Bird Discount Code PIPSFIRSTBOX before December 31st 2016 to get your first box for just £12.00 – Plus there’s an Exclusive Discount Code for all The Diary of a Beauty Addict Readers coming in the New Year too!

Vertue Box

Although the Vertue Box launched in November this year, it’s still a baby in the Beauty Box world and the fact that it encompasses health and beauty makes it an exciting addition to the 2017 line up and their natural, ethical product choices mean you’re not likely to get the problem of excessive duplicate products if you subscribe to another more mainstream box as well!  The Vertue Box costs £30.00 per month including P&P and is filled with 5 – 7 good-for-you beauty treats from well-known and high-end brands like Wild Nutrition and Bloomtown Botanicals.  For more information on the Vertue Health and Beauty Box check out my ‘Which Subscription Box?’ Overview or visit the Vertue Box website and Remember to use my Exclusive Discount Code DIARY10 to get 10% off your first box!


For more information about all my Subscription Boxes over the last twelve month, please check out the ‘My Subscription Boxes‘ section of my Blog or visit my ‘Which Subscription Box?‘ Reviews for an overview of what each box offers!  To subscribe to any of these boxes – Please visit their websites and – where applicable – don’t forget to take advantage of my Exclusive Discount Codes because who doesn’t love to save a bit of money on their monthly beauty treat?


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