Tuesday, September 16, 2014

September French Box

French Box is the newest beauty box to hit the subscription box list. I was eagerly awaiting this box because no spoilers were put out on it so it was a complete surprise. Each box will contain 5 cosmetic, fashion or gourmet items from French brands. The price of the box is $24 a month or you can pre-pay a yearly subscription for $228 making it $19 a month. Right now you can get your first box for $14.00 but I'm not sure how long that will last.

Price: $24 a month with no option to skip. Discount for pre-paid yearly subscription. 

This is available to the 48 states (sorry Alaska and Hawaii) and ships from Miami Florida.

The good: 

Foreign Beauty: If you are into French items that you might not be able to easily find in the US then this box is fun.

Variety: Not just beauty products, there was also food and home goods in the box.

Booklet: The booklet is full of info including prices and websites for the items.

The not so good:

Skip: There is no option to skip, only cancel and re-sign up.

Price: It's on the higher side but they value is definitely there.

This is the shipping box. I was surprised they shipped priority mail. 

Inside the box is another box. It's a nice sturdy branded box. It's very similar to GlossyBox

This is what the box looked like under the lid. 

Included postcard and recipe for red wine-poached pears.

This is the pamphlet that comes inside the box. 

All the French Box treasures. 

Contents of the French Box. 

1 oz. Caudalie Makeup Remover Cleansing Water. Value = $4.18

Sothys Hydra-Glide Lipstick in Brun Chaud. Value = $25.00

Missiu Eiffel Tower Bracelet in black. Value = $12.00

Buddy Fruits Fruit Bites. Value = $1.50 - These were really good and only 100 calories. 

Whispering Angel Wine Bag. Value = $15.00

Sothys Lip Liner in Naturel. Value = $19.00

The total value of this inaugural French Box is $76.68. Even though this box has a great value I was a little disappointed in the items. The fruit snacks were good and I'm loving the color of the lipstick. I don't use liquid makeup remover because I use wipes but I will use this since I have it. The wine bag is cute but in my opinion not worth $15. If you've been reading my blog for any length of time you know I'm not a fan of the lip liners. I can see why they included it since it goes with the lipstick but it's not my thing. The bracelet is kind of cute but not something I would wear. I know just who I'm going to give it to though, it's a perfect stocking stuffer. 

Verdict: I only paid $14 for this box so it was worth it for me. I don't think I will be subscribing though. 

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