I adore the concept of the beauty subscription box, which has come into crazy popularity in recent months. I mean, I love mail. Nothing is more exciting to me than finding a package on my doorstep. And if that package is full of beauty products? Hoo boy, now we're talking.
The thing with a lot of beauty-subscription companies is that it can be pretty hit or miss. You're paying for a surprise that can sometimes be a letdown.
But then Thierry Mugler, the super-sexy fashion and beauty house that brought Angel to the world, decides to step into the ring. You know Angel. It's that heady, sexy, "here I am" scent that you probably get a whiff off at least once a week; a fragrance that shook up the perfume world years ago and still continues to sell bottle after bottle as time goes on.
Well, Mugler decided to make their own version of the beauty subscription box, Mugler Addict. The box is quarterly, shipping out new goods every season (to U.S. addresses, at present time), at the cost of $50 a year (which comes to $12.50 every quarter, comparable to the monthly cost of many other subscription boxes out there).
Mugler Addict is great because it takes a brand that many people know and love and fills its boxes with products by Mugler, exclusively. I think that's fantastic, because with Mugler, a highly esteemed company, you know you're getting 100% quality. With other subscription boxes, I've felt that much of what I received was thrown in as filler. When I received the summer edition of the Mugler box, I happily discovered that their offering was beautifully curated and filled with products I would actually use.
The box's contents: two glass-bottle fragrance minis (Angel EDP and Mugler Cologne, a unisex scent), two spritzer vial samples in cards (Angel Aqua Chic and Alien Aqua Chic), a generous-sized bottle of Angel body lotion, and a full-sized(!) Magma Fusion Progressive Color Lip Lacquer, a product that retails for $35.
I love receiving little fragrance minis because they're a great way to try out a new scent, and the pretty glass bottles are great for decorating your dresser or bookcase. I have a pretty big collection at this point.
The spritzer vials are great for throwing in your purse or for traveling, and the fragrances they included are lighter, summery versions of the brand's two bestsellers, Angel and Alien, which fit well with the summer theme of the box. Same goes for the lotion, which is a lighter way of wearing Angel while moisturizing, and would be ideal to throw in your gym bag when you want to freshen up after a workout.
I loved the lip gloss especially, which came in a super-futuristic silver tube with a clear applicator tip, so that you could see just how much product was coming out. The specific shade I got was Blue Effect, which had a slight bluish tinge (ideal for making teeth look brighter!) and a glossy, glittery finish. When the glitz of the gloss faded, it left behind a pretty pink tint.
To me, the whole box was a great little bundle and something I think anyone would love to look forward to every few months. And, like I mentioned before, since it's a prestige brand like Mugler, you know you're not going to get junky, low-quality products that just sit in your drawer, longing to be used.
So now that I've shared with you my new favourite subscription box, I want to know about yours. I've also had great experiences with the U.S. version of Glossybox, which always includes high-quality, cult-y brands, along with up-and-comers that I'm always keen to learn more about.