Saturday, April 30, 2016

April GlossyBox

GlossyBox is a monthly subscription box for beauty items. Each month GlossyBox will send a box of 5 beauty products in a pink reusable box. I mention the box because it's very sturdy with minimal branding on it and can be reused for a multitude of things. I've reused them for packing gifts, storing jewelry and beauty items.

Price: $21 a month with discounts for 6 and 12 month subscriptions. 

When I signed up I used a promo code which brought it down to about $15 a month. 

The Good:

Brands: Well known luxury brands including OPI, Crabtree & Evelyn, Sebastian, Too Faced, etc. 

Sizes: deluxe sample size and usually 1 or 2 full size items. 

The Box: I love the box the items come in!

Information: They provide information on each product with price. 

Free Stuff: You can earn GlossyDots for reviewing items in the box and referrals. One you get enough GlossyDots you can redeem them for a free box. 

The Not So Good:

Price: The price is a little high but they do send higher end products. 

Skip: There is no option to skip.

April GlossyBox

Contents of the GlossyBox:

FULL SIZE Unani Dermo Defense Face Mask. Value = $18.00

FULL SIZE Leighton Denny Expert Nails nail polish in pillow talk. Value = $19.00

FULL SIZE Not Your Mother's Haircare Sea Salt Spray. Value = $3.00

FULL SIZE Studio 10 Brow Lift Perfecting Liner. Value = $20.00

.14 oz. Biossance The Nourisher, Precious Rose Face Oil. Value = $10.14

The total value of the GlossyBox is $70.14. Summer is definitely on the horizon. It seems all the boxes lately have a summer theme. Nail polish, sea salt spray, face moisturizer, etc. The eyebrow liner is kind of a odd ball item though. I've never been successful with eyebrow liners. To me they always look fake and drawn on. I much prefer the brow stuff that looks like mascara. I did think it was cool that this had light and dark colors in one pencil though. I'm a big fan of face masks and have never heard of this brand but I'm willing to give it a try. I've very curious about the face oil because a full size bottle is $72!

Verdict: This box was definitely a summer box. Totally worth the $15 I paid with the discount. 

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Friday, April 29, 2016

April PopSugar Must Have Box

The PopSugar Must Have Box is a monthly subscription box that is geared toward many aspects of your lifestyle.  It includes, food, beauty, fashion, tech, and all kinds of other treasures. The price of the box is $39.95 a month w/shipping included.  They also have 3, 6 and 12 month subscriptions and each one saves you a little bit of money.

Price: $35.78-$39.95 a month depending on plan with no option to skip. 

Use Code REFER5 to get $5 off your first box. 

This subscription is available in the US only and ships from Gilroy, Ca.  

The good: 

Products: Full size products as promised and a nice variety of beauty, home etc.  

Booklet: The include an info booklet in each box about the products including the value. 

Pricing structure: They have monthly, 3, 6 and yearly subscriptions.  Each one (except monthly) saves you a little bit of money.  

Referrals: The offer a generous referral program.  Refer 3 people get a month free. For each additional referral you get $10 off your next box. 

The not so good:

The price: $40 is a little high for a monthly box but you do get some really cool stuff with a value of way more than $40

Skip a month: There is no option to skip, only cancel.

April PopSugar Must Have Box

Contents of box with approximate retail price:

Chrissy Teigen's Cravings Recipe Book. Value = $29.99

Canvas Home Tinware Salt & Pepper Shakers. Value = $12.00

Next by Nature Dark Chocolate Covered Espresso Beans.  Value = $3.99

Farmacy Sleep Tight Firming Night Balm. Value = $48.00

Noon Design Shop "Lemons" Flour Sack Tea Towel. Value = $18.00

Royal Apothic Field Poppy hand cream. Value = $24.00

Special Extra

Bloom That Gift Card $20.00. Value = $00.00

The value of this box is $135.98. Like last month I just haven't been overly excited about the PopSugar boxes. Of course I thought the espresso beans were delicious and I'll probably find some recipes I can use in the cookbook. Side note, there is no nutritional information on the recipes in the book which is a big bummer for me. The tea towel is pretty but I have a ton so I'll probably save this for a gift. I'll definitely use the hand cream and maybe the night cream. Although cute I don't have a use for the salt and pepper shakers. Maybe that can be a gift also. 

Verdict: This months PopSugar had some nice items but I wasn't overly excited about the box.

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Thursday, April 28, 2016

OuiPlease Volume 2.1: La Vie En Ros

The OuiPlease is a box full of Parisian treasures that ships 6 times a year. The price of the box is quite high at $150 per shipment. You can also subscribe yearly for $650 bringing the price of the box down to $108. Per the OuiPlease website your special delivery will feature a surprise selection of products, including the very best France has to offer in beauty, jewelry, accessories, apparel, home and epicure and have a value of at least $300. 

Every now and then they have a 20% off code that can be used on yearly subscriptions and brings the price down to $520 or $87 a box. The catch is you have to pay the full amount upfront which is a lot to shell out for a subscription box. 

Price: $108-$150 every two months depending on subscription commitment. 

The Good:

Luxury products: The boxes are filled with name brands that would be considered luxurious.

Variety: This box isn't just beauty products. It will have jewelry, apparel, home goods, etc.

Information: They include their own magazine that talks about the products in the box as well as other products.

Pricing Structure: They offer one-time, monthly or yearly subscriptions. It would be nice to see a 6 month (3 box) subscription tier.

The Not So Good

Price: The price is way high but at the same time you will hopefully get what you pay for.

Referrals: I would like to see a referral program. If you can convince someone to spend this much money on a box you should get a little thank you treasure.

Each box comes in a bigger box and when you open it this is what it looks like. 

This is the box that holds all the treasures. It's a really sturdy reusable box.

OuiPlease 2.1

Contents of the Volume 2.1 OuiPlease Box:

Gréaldine Valet Galatee Leather Bracelet. Value = $50.00

Les Petites Paris OuiPlease Exclusive Scarf. Value = $120.00

Nuxe Gentle Exfoliating Gel w/rose petals. Value = $24.00

Oliv' Eyes and Lips Smoothing Gel. Value = $50.00

La Fare 1789 Intense Night Cream. Value = $25.00

(2) Le Chocolat des Français Chocolate Bars. Value = $7.50/ea.

Kusmi Tea in organic green rooibos. Value = $20.20

The value of this box is $304.20. I forgot to take a close up picture of the bracelet. It's a really dainty and adjustable. I was really hoping the La Fare item would be more rosemary foot cream because that stuff was awesome! I love rooibos tea and chocolate so I was happy about both of these items. The scarf is really pretty and I love that it's an exclusive but I was really hoping for the clutch because I think I would use that more. Of course the chocolate bars were good because well it's chocolate. 

Verdict: It's a lot of money but it definitely has value. 

Everyone Loves A Treasure