Wednesday, May 27, 2015

May French Box

French Box came out September of 2014 and at first it was great. After a few months they started having issues with their box and unhappy subscribers. Instead of shutting down they stopped shipping, re-grouped, re-vamped and came back improved. One of the big changes is now the box ships every other month instead of monthly. They guarantee at least 5 products in each box but not always beauty items. They charge your card about a week before the box ships and you can cancel anytime. 

Price: $36 every 2 months. 

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.

Packaging: The box everything arrives in is really cute and worth keeping. 

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 box hat all the treasures come in. 

Inside the box is this card which is actually a postcard. 

All the French Box treasures.

This is a piece of film made into a keychain. 

An old postcard from France. 

The back of the postcard. 

Contents of the French Box

Fab & Co Perfumed Soap. Value = $8.00

Institute Karité Paris lip gloss in passion. Value = $18.95

.84 oz. Payot Pistachio Body Scrub. Value = $4.10

1 oz. Marilou Bio Organic Night Cream. Value = $5.40

Palme d'or Bookmark.Value = $8.90 - This is really pretty and I know I will use it. 

35mm frame from a French film keychain. Value = $8.00 - This is actually kind of perfect for me since I used to work with film. 

Authentic Riviera Postcard. Value = $10.00 - How strange for me to get this since I collect old postcards. 

The total value of this new and improved French Box is $63.35. I wasn't super wow'd by this box but I wasn't disappointed either. Two items in the box that I think most people would be disappointed in were really perfect for me. The film keychain brings back a lot of memories because back in my early 20's I worked in a movie theater and one of my jobs was to put together movies from film reels. You don't see film much anymore since film has gone digital. The other item that was kind of a perfect fit for me was the postcard. Most people, I think wouldn't be interested in this but I happen to collect old postcards. I even have a website that I post them on, it hasn't been updated in a while but it's called Photo Reunions. I have to disagree with them on their pricing though. I can find old postcards for about a dollar in antique stores. As for the other stuff I will definitely use the soap and body scrub and I love the bookmark. 

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

Everyone Loves A Treasure

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