RETURN pallets are taking the Internet by storm – with many YouTubers showing off their huge bargain hauls.
But it’s now not just return pallets that you can buy – you can also buy return boxes.
Mia Maples was left stunned when her £389 box of returned makeup arrivedCredit: Instagram
The box was full of returned and overstock products – with all but three being packaged and unopenedCredit: YouTube/Mia Maples
There were fake nails, foundations, lipglosses and false eyelashes galoreCredit: YouTube/Mia Maples
These boxes come in a variety of different categories and one social media star,Mia Maples, took to YouTube to show off the box of returned makeup that she recently purchased.
Mia has a whopping 3.32million subscribers and has done a variety of return videos before, which her followers love.
Calling all beauty fans, as this return video sees Mia purchase a box of makeup for £389.
That probably seems expensive to you, but this box contained 165 items and the estimated value of the products equates to £1,300.
Yes, you heard that correctly.
Mia was stunned when the box arrived and she saw a range of beauty products, including fake tan, false eyelashes, foundation, lipgloss, mascara and more.
The makeup box works out at just £2.36 per item, leaving Mia extremely impressed.
Mia explained: “I was on my favourite returns website, it’s called Restock Canada.
“Every single time I’ve been shopping on Restock Canada and I’ve clicked the beauty and wellness section, it has been completely empty and unavailable.
“Up until this video I had always checked and there were no units available and then randomly, three weeks ago, I was shopping around and I guess they had just restocked and had just posted a tonne of beauty and wellness boxes so I was like, I need to get one.
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“It was 165 units of cosmetics and beauty, and the estimated price was $2,021 [Canadian].
“The box was on sale for $606 [Canadian], the shipping was only $30, which is so amazing.
“This works out at $3.67 a piece.”
The box contains overstock or returned items, but Mia was left thrilled when the box arrived and she noticed that almost everything was still sealed and unopened.
She explained: “Outside of three things that had broken open, everything else has their plastic seal and is still closed.
“I always expect everything to be returned but I think a lot of it is overstock.
“I did not expect this to be packed like this, it’s literally just packed to the top.
“It’s really, really heavy.
“I’m obsessed, this looks like so much fun.
“I don’t even know where to begin now.”
Mia started by getting everything out of the box and was ecstatic at what was inside.
She organised the products into sections – body, face, eyelashes, nails and so on.
The box contained an impressive amount of brilliant products, including a variety of fake tan – there were 13 different Sally Hansen fake tans in total.
Then there were an extreme amount of foundations – there were 25 True Match foundation by L’Oreal foundations alone.
But the foundations didn’t stop there, there were many others includiong Fit Me, Maybelline Dream and L’Oreal Infallible.
There were 15 powders, bronzers, glow lotions and primer.
The box also contained seven concealers, eyeliners, eyebrow products, blusher, lipglosses and lip liners.
Not only this, but there were a whopping 19 different nail varnishes in a variety of lovely colours, as well as stick-on nails, five mascaras and eyelash curlers.
But it was the final section that left Mia open-mouthed – the box contained false eyelashes galore.
There were too many to count and Mia was so excited by the vast array of different ones in the box.
Mia confirmed that she was looking forward to trying out some of the products, but that she is “going to donate a lot of this stuff”.
Mia’s video has clearly impressed many, as it has racked up a whopping 748,306 views.
Many viewers loved her video and took to the comments to express this.
One person said: “Mia you make my week. I'm currently feeling really low and your videos are so great to distract myself”.
Another added: “This was so fun and interesting to watch!!”
A third commented: “I love these return box videos – they're so fun and I can live vicariously through you!!”
Mia was wondering if any of the products would be expired, which was met by a comment that read: “Hey, makeup artist here. Most makeup if it's sealed and has not been exposed to air will still be good for a few years.
“That's why instead of a date they have a stamp saying 24m or 12m and that stands for good for 24 months after opening or 12 months after opening.”
Another person added: “The Maybelline Radiant is my absolute favourite. Most of this looked like overstock or items that didn't sell before a new stock or setup came through.
“I worked at Rite Aid and they returned makeup like this ALL THE TIME! The makeup would be perfectly fine. We actually had very little returned by customers.”
Mia was extremely impressed with the bargain haul and said she would be donating some to those in needCredit: YouTube/Mia Maples