BATTLE OF THE BOXES WITH ERIN AND ALYSSA

The office's worst shopping influences: Alyssa and Erin (our Web Design and Social Media Directors), keep us in the know with what's hot on the beauty list. With so many options to choose from, we're letting Alyssa and Erin takeover to break down each month's mystery picks.

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ERIN'S "PLAY! BY SEPHORA BOX"

For a little background, Play! by Sephora is a newer box concept with monthly payments of $10. Before receiving your first kit, you fill out a questionnaire on your skin/hair type, beauty preferences, and overall sense of style. I've had this subscription box for about a year now and it's generally my favorite, mostly because they send generously sized and high-end samples that normally I would be hesitant to buy in store without trying beforehand. 

Each box has it's own theme, with this month's being "Summer State of Mind". 

Each box has it's own theme, with this month's being "Summer State of Mind". 

PRODUCTS THAT WERE A MUST OR BUST

Must 👍: Ouai Rose Hair and Body Oil - This isn't my favorite just because it's was created by Jen Atkin, the Kardashian/Jenner clan's hair stylist, but because it's so hydrating, smells like roses (not in a granny way) and can be used on body or hair. 💯💯 💯
Bust 👎: Benefit's The Pore-fessional - I know this is a fan favorite cult product, however, it's meant for the complete opposite of what I set my skin preferences to. Next!!!

ALYSSA'S "BIRCHBOX"

Birchbox is the OG in the subscription box game. Similar to Sephora's service, you fill out your personal preferences and beauty editors curate a box that is unique to you. I've recently signed up for this box. They always do really great promos for signing up, in my case, they offered me an extra box for free! Also, their boxes that the products come in are perfect for wrapping packages. 

Must 👍: The Oribe Beach Spray for sure! I'm a sucker for hair care and you can't beat the scent in this spray! 
Bust 👎: The Avene Cream. It's in french so I have absolutely no idea what it does for me. Meh!  

What beauty boxes do you subscribe to? Let us know and we'll have Megan try out the next one! 

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