Jamison Guice, Campus Carrier features editor

Kelsey Brady, Campus Carrier asst. features editor

Pros

Ipsy:

  • Five beauty samples are customized to best fit the customer’s wishes. The samples are based off of a beauty quiz each customer takes before subscribing.
  • What is available: lip liner, eye makeup, face cleanser, lipstick, perfume
  • IPSY has a large number of retail partners that they partner with such as bareMinerals, KNC Beauty, Naked Cosmetics and Youth To The People.
  • $12 monthly

Dollar Shave Club:

  • Dollar Shave Club delivers razors and other personal grooming products such as razor cartridges, face cleanser and shave butter. 
  • Each package is customizable, however, the price does go up when products are added.
  • Different billing plans are available and range from 2, 3 or 4 months. 
  • Starting at $5 monthly

Daily Harvest:

  • Daily Harvest delivers frozen fruits and vegetables for healthy meal options. The boxes are shipped with dry ice and insulated packaging to keep the food cold.
  • Cups are kept frozen until use. Subscriptions can include nine, 12 or 24 cups delivered weekly or 24 cups monthly. Delivery day is customizable.
  • Product available: bites, smoothies, harvest bowls, oat bowls, soups and lattes
  • Starting at $7 per cup

Function of Beauty:

  • Function of Beauty is a haircare subscription that provides customizable hair care products.
  • Customization options can be chosen for hair type and thickness as well as hair goals. The color of the shampoo and conditioner can also be changed.
  • Product available: shampoo, conditioner, leave-in treatment, hair mask, hair serum
  • Starting at $19 per bottle

Cons

Ipsy:

  • Each monthly subscription contains five products, and IPSY Glam Bags, so beauty products can begin to pile up and clutter spaces over time.
  • IPSY does not mail internationally. The company only ships to the U.S., U.S. territories and Canada.
  • IPSY representatives can only be contacted via social media and email.

Dollar Shave Club:

  • There is a $4 shipping fee if orders are under $18 and contain more than just razor blades.
  • If help is needed, Dollar Shave Club representatives can only be reached on their website.
  • Dollar Shave Club products may ship in multiple or even large packages. 

Daily Harvest:

  • For smoothie preparation, a blender is needed, and many items require heat either from a stove or microwave.
  • Most items need the addition of a liquid, whether it be a type of milk or just water.
  • All items require freezer storage until preparation.

Function of Beauty:

  • In the U.S., it can take anywhere from 7 to 9 days to receive an order after placing it.
  • The price of the sets can be expensive upfront, with the cheapest set being $39 total.
  • Multiple sets of the shampoo and conditioner cannot be purchased in a single order.

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