Friday, January 27, 2017

OuiPlease Vol. 2.5: Winter in France

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.


OuiPlease Vol. 2.5: Winter in France



Contents of the Volume 2.5 OuiPlease Box:

Les Néréides Paris Pink Flower Bracelet. Value = $60.00

Christophe Robin Regenerating Mask. Value = $25.00

Christophe Robin Cleansing Purifying Scrub. Value = $25.00

Laboratories Filorga Time-Filler Wrinkle Correction Cream. Value = $89.00

Bastide Figue d' Été soap. Value = $20.00

Nuxe Paris Nuxellence Detox. Value = $75.00

David Jourquin Cir Tabac fragrance. Value = $15.00

Marie Bouvero Dark Chocolate Bar. Value = $10.00

la cocotte French mug Value $15.00

Pop Up Paris Candle. Value - $35.00


The value of this box is $369.00. I really do enjoy the OuiPlease box. It comes with products that I don't see here in the US. I'm sure I can find them but they aren't readily available at my local Ulta. I love the bracelet in this months box and I'm super happy I got the flower one. The mug is really cute but I have so many coffee mugs right now they don't fit in my cupboard. I was excited about the wrinkle cream because of the value but honestly I don't have wrinkles yet. I wonder if wrinkle cream is something you can use as a preventative? The Christophe Robin products seem very high end and luxurious. It immediately makes me want to take a bath and pamper myself. 


Verdict: I was hoping to get the pouch in this box but I'm happy with the bracelet and other goodies to try. 

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Thursday, January 26, 2017

January PLAY! by Sephora box

The Play! by Sephora box contains five deluxe samples plus a fragrance bonus handpicked from Sephora. It also includes a little bag, booklet with tips and tricks and a free one-on-one tutorial at your local Sephora.

Price: $10 a month with shipping included. 

The Good:

Products: Sephora is a mecca of beauty products. If you like Sephora you will like this box. 

Booklet: They include a booklet full of information on the products in the box. 

Points: If you buy an item from the box they give you extra points on your Sephora account. 

Price: Can't beat the price. 

The Not So Good:

It's a month to month subscription with no option to skip. 

January Sephora Box

Contents of the Play! by Sephora box: 

.22 oz. tarte FRXXXTION Stick. Value = $4.89

.5 oz. OUAI Hair Treatment Masque. Value = $5.00

.05 oz. Tory Burch Love Relentlessly perfume. Value = $3.40

.32 oz. Farmacy Honey Potion Mask. Value = $4.30

.35 oz. Clinique Almost Lipstick in Black Honey. Value = $??

.1 oz. AmorePacific Color Control Cushion. Value = $??

Waterproof mesh bag, perfect for the beach!

The total value of the of the Play! box is over $18.00. I say over because I couldn't read the size of the clinique product to figure out the price and I didn't look up the amore pacific. I'm actually pretty excited about this box. The bag is different than what they normally send but I have a Caribbean trip coming up and I'm totally packing my sun goodies in this bag. I love the color of clinique almost lipstick. My hair will definately need a treatment after fun in the Caribbean sun. The tarte stick is different. I would never have guessed it was a exfoliating face cleanser. I can't wait to try it. 

Verdict: This months bag was a hit for me. 

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

January 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. 

I had canceled this box awhile back but it was expensive considering I wasn't using a lot of the items. I couldn't resist starting it up again when I saw a black Friday deal last month. I ended up getting a 3 month subscription for about $64.

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.

January PopSugar Must Have


Contents of box with approximate retail price:

Goldfaden MD Resurfacing Peel. Value = $85.00

May Designs Desk Calendar & Notecards.  Value = $25.00

Daily Concepts Your Hair Wrap Towel.  Value = $38.00

Manduka eQua Yoga Mat Towel. Value = $14.00

Sourcebooks Inc. Instant Happy Notes. Value = $8.99

Dean & Deluca Peppermint Loose Leaf Tea. Value = $10.75

Glade No3 Coconut and Beach Woods Candle. Value = $4.99


The value of this box is $186.73. The value of this box is excellent. The box contents were ok. The only thing I know I will use for sure is the hair wrap, tea and resurfacing peel. The face product is worth the price of the box alone so I'm cook with that. I'm not a fan of desk calendars. I just don't use them. This one also doubles as printed note cards. I might use those. I like the idea of the sticky notes but I don't know that I will actually use them. 


Verdict: This months PopSugar had some great face product I'm excited to try.