The OK! Beauty Box Monthly Subscription - Harriets Story - Social


(And has done for the past six months)

Sent in by Harriet Richards.


As a career NHS worker, mother and wife, I don't have a lot of time to shop for anything, let alone beauty products.

When I was in my early 20’s it was a bit different, but as I’ve gotten older with more responsibilities and a lot less time - I have to admit that I take much less care of myself.

My only priority really nowadays is my family (including my two dogs) and my patients at the hospital.

And as a result, taking care of myself - let alone my skin and hair - has definitely taken a back seat. 

The media is always trying to tell us that it’s even more important to look after your hair and especially your skin as we age (which totally makes sense) but I have to admit I pay no attention to it.

I'm sure it's the same for lot of people do?

I just didn't have the confidence in my appearance that I did 10 years ago.

Plus… When I did actually decide that I needed to start taking my beauty routine more seriously, I had no idea where to start or what to buy?

And when I saw what these ‘miracle’ products cost, it upset me because I work hard, I wanted to look after myself more but I felt like I couldn't afford too!

We’re in the middle of a very severe cost of living crisis, and as a result I'm super conscious of where every penny goes and I simply couldn't justify spending £100 on a fancy 'miracle' face cream or the latest posh hair serum!

But then something happened…

About 6 months ago on shift, I bumped into a colleague I hadn’t see for a while - she'd been transferred to another ward - and I commented on how clear and glowing her face looked. 

She was over the moon with the compliment and I was intrigued to know exactly how she had achieved it.

And that’s when she told me…

She’s a subscriber to the monthly OK! Beauty Box!

I'd never heard of it but as soon as I was on my break, I got my phone out and looked them up.

And well - as the cliche goesthe rest is history.

It took less than two minutes to join and unlike a lot of other websites, I didn't need to create an account to get started!

They emailed me straight away with my order confirmation, and a link to create my account (mainly so I can stay in control of my subscription and see exactly what's going on) and it was password-less which is the future in my opinion because I didn't need to go through a long boring process.

And the truth is... It’s like having my own a personal beauty expert on hand who can get me over 80% off the retail price of the products EVERY MONTH!

I can't understand how they can afford to put together these boxes? 

But I’m not complaining.

I've been subscribed to the OK! Beauty Box for 6 months now and every month, I get a box of treats (always worth a minimum of £80 - and trust me I do check) in the post that's all about me and reminds me to take better care of myself.

The quality of the items in the box is always impressive (with lots of full size and travel size products - not just sample size like other beauty boxes I've tried) and I'm constantly surprised by the variety of products. 

Through my OK! Beauty Box subscription, I've discovered some of my new favourite brands like Elemis, Rodial, Murad, and Rituals - which are brands I'd never tried, and probably couldn’t have afforded anyway.

One of my absolute favourite product so far was the Doctors Formula Probiotics Repairing Deep Hydration mask - (The pic of me with cucumbers on my eyes LOL)

It genuinely made me feel younger - which is weird to say I know but it really helped boost my confidence which is a great feeling to have again.

They email me to tell me which products I'll be getting (10 days before my payment is due where I can choose to skip the upcoming box or pause the subscription if I want to) but I purposely don't look so it really is a surprise every month.

Who doesn't love a box (an eco-friendly, recyclable box) of surprise beauty products in the post each month?

I do get excited when I know it’s at home waiting for me.

Silly I know, but true.

And for just £15 per month, I feel it’s a bargain I can’t afford to miss out on.

It's like I can't afford NOT to be subscribed!

I highly recommend the OK! Beauty Box to anyone looking for an exciting, confidence building and very affordable way to discover new products and brands without the expensive cost attached - especially in these tough economic times.

It's my monthly treat to myself and I don't regret it for a second.

The OK! Beauty Box has been a real eye-opener for me and I tell everyone I can about it.

So if you're like me, and you don't really know what you should be buying (let alone actually finding the time to go shopping for them) and you also don't have a lot of money to spend - then the OK! Beauty Box subscription is by far the best way to discover new products at a fraction of the cost.

Try it for yourself, you won't be disappointed x


*DisclaimerHarriet has not been paid to for this content and her opinions are that of her own. Harriet was given a free product as a thank you for sending this content in.