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Subscription services have been in our lives since 2011 and they are here to stay! Services like Essence Beauty Box and Cocotique will completely satiate your addiction for the beauty product du jour.

Our Style & Beauty Editor, Danielle James, is obsessed with the Love, Aunt Bonnie Box, which offers full-size products for a mere $40. The products amount to $180 in value.

This box is from a platform that focuses on luxury market research for the Black and Brown community. Your feedback leads to better products. (Yes, really!) The box is founded by Corey Huggins, who is a brand-marketing specialist, consulting with major brands and organizations, in addition to running his own platform.

However, you may be at the point where you don’t have enough faces to try all the moisturizers or enough hair-wash cycles for the latest conditioners, but you like the surprise of new goodies that come every month.

Absolutely do not stop these subscriptions but try a few new ones to shorten the to-do list or add a little spice to your adult-time situation. Here are five subscription boxes to add to your collection now:


Scent bird

About: This designer fragrance sampling box has over 450 designer and niche options for male and female scents. You will receive an 8 ml, travel-size sample spray each month that you can load into a free refillable case that comes with your first order.

Audience: This subscription service is perfect for the person who likes to switch things up on a regular basis, or for someone who is in the market for a new scent and needs more than the sample provided at the counter. Scents often change over time and you will be able to get a true sampling experience with ScentBird.

Cost: $14.95/month

Book of the Month

About: Book of the month offers four membership plan options: one-month, three-month, six-month, and 12-month. You will receive an email on the first of each month announcing the new selections. One of these new selections will be pre-selected for you and placed in your “box.” You have the option to select a different book, add additional books to your box at the price indicated, or skip the month. The six-month plan is available as a gift option. Keep this in mind for holidays and birthdays!

Audience: For the avid reader who wants a new juicy novel to dig into every month.

Cost: Starts at $11.99/month



About: The Unbound Box is a curated experience of indulgence in the best way. Every three months, you’ll receive a discreetly shipped package that contains full-sized, high-quality items that have been hand-selected from all over the world. The even better thing about Unbound is that you can view the boxes before you purchase them.

Audience: For the women who is in charge of her sexuality: Let loose and live a little.

Cost: $65.00/quarter

Monthly Gift

About: Tired of running out of tampons and pads every month? This subscription is for you! Take the very simple period profile, choose the box, and forget about it! You’ll never have to make that last-minute run to the store for feminine products again.

Audience: For every woman who wants one less thing to add to her to-do list.

Cost: Starts at $10/month



About: This is like the Netflix for designer glasses and sunglasses! Choose from iconic brands to cult collections every month. The swaps are unlimited — like mimosas at a Sunday brunch! If you decide you want to keep a pair of glasses, members receive 15-percent off of the purchase price.

Audience: If you’re in the market for fresh new sunnies every month or you want to try before you buy the latest designer sunglasses. Ditto has designer trends for both men and women.

Cost: $24/month. Sign up with code: THEWERKPLACE for one month free! (You’re welcome!)

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PHOTO CREDIT: Getty, Instagram, ScentBird, Unbound, Ditto


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