Many of you are familiar with BlueVelveteen, a newish beauty subscription that I first advertised back in August. Many of you also signed up through me based on our review, then all hell broke loose. To briefly recap, those who received pre-release boxes (myself included) were given extra items without our knowledge. We reviewed the boxes as they were sent, believing them to be the same boxes that everyone else would be getting. When regular boxes started shipping and the items were few and far between if not different entirely, the mass cancellations began, effectively sending BlueVelveteen into a downward spiral from which it simply could not recover.
BlueVelveteen has issued a statement, which is still in the process of being sent to current subscribers:
“I have decided that I no longer want to be involved in the sub box industry and will be closing. Aside from that, I have been experiencing health issues as well and apologize for the lack of communication.
I have an open investigation regarding “trolling” and cyber bullying, and I was advised to remove my social media handles due to the harassment and slander that was being posted over the past two months. I am currently working with my website provider to find the best way to close the site without limiting the ability to refund. A formal letter will be sent this week once we have a final conclusion. This will also include information and a timeline regarding refunds due for October.
It’s unfortunate, but expected. I wish BlueVelveteen’s owner(s) good luck in their future endeavors.