Today I want to discuss with you my thoughts on subscription box reviews. I am not a member of any monthly subscription boxes. There are a few reasons for this. First and foremost, I don’t like passive money mindlessly leaving every month. I used to be apart of Birchbox, until every month they kept on sending me another hair oil. I don’t need another hair oil and even specified that in my profile. Over time those subscription boxes add up and before you know it, you’re spending 200-300 hundred a year on mini samples that you never finish. Personally, if I want a sample, I go to Sephora and get the samples of things I actually want. That is just my personal opinion. Trust me, I love trying new things but after a while they are just money pits. However, I have been pleasantly surprised by my first Rachel Zoe Box of Style. Here is my Rachel Zoe Summer 2015 subscription box reviews.
If you remember one of my favorite things I was digging a little while ago was this Miansai rose gold bracelet. The more I researched about this brand, I discovered they had a cult following because of the Rachel Zoe box of Style. These boxes come out every 4 months and aren’t cheap, $100 a pop. However that bracelet itself was $250, so right there you are already ahead.
I got on the wait list for the Summer box. Here is the only thing that bothered me about the process. They bill you when you sign up, not when the box ships. Something about that irks me. Like, let me give you a hundred bucks at this exact moment with nothing to show. It’s like putting a hundred in the bank and earning no interest. I feel that you should be charged when it is shipped but that is just a pet peeve of mine. Flash forward 2 months and this bad boy arrives.
I was pleasantly surprised.
My favorite product is the Mara Hoffman exclusive print (not exact but similar) . I am all about multi purpose pieces like this. Use as a scarf, wrap around your bathing suit for a sarong, make it a hair wrap piece, or wrap it around for an easy Summer top. I think $98 is kinda crazy for a piece like this but Mara Hoffman prints don’t come cheap. I love the vibrant colors in this.
The Cambridge Large Push Lock Satchel initially wasn’t my favorite but is really growing on me. I like that first off it is real leather. It is pretty stiff, however, it really has good structure. No inside pocket which is a minor aggravation but not a huge deal because you don’t need tons of organization in a quick throw on crossbody. It retails on SHOPBOP for $150, so right there you are already ahead of the game. It also comes with a dustcover which I am a big fan of for my leather bags. Make sure to use a leather protectant spray before sporting especially if you are accident prone with all things white like me.
A girl can never have enough bronzer am I right? I am pretty set in my ways about my ride or die NARS laguna but I was willing to give this a run. I was pleasantly surprised with this Too Faced Sun Bunny bronzer. I like two toned bronzers especially when the Summer fades and you can transition to the lighter color in the Fall. It is not overly glittery and gives a nice glow. For $30, it was not a cheap makeup add so the initial price tag of this box is looking better and better.
Immediately my BS radar comes up when a box subscription comes with two products from the same brand. C’mon Rachel Zoe are you just looooving this brand or did they give you a really good deal? However, it was short lived because this is my favorite piece out of the box. The La Creme Too Faced Lipstick in Spice Spice Baby is the most perfect flush, everyday pink. It goes on super creamy and hydrating plus has a little refreshing tingle. I wear this no lie, every day since I opened the box. So even if it is brand favoritism, this lipstick holds its own weight. Price tag $22.
Just like dress slips or Spanxx…..things that aren’t glamorous to talk about but man do these Nippies make a difference. When I unpacked these I was like…….ummmmmm…..however, they are awesome. I will say though, I am working with a size B in the itty bitties department. If I need to go sans bra I will not be called in for indecent exposure. However with all these open back, cutout dresses that are the rage this Summer sometimes you just need a little something in the front for coverage. These fit the bill perfectly. You won’t have to worry about if you walk into a restaurant and that air conditioning hits you the wrong way……if you catch my drift…..<– (see what I did right there?) Also, in FL there is something called humidity and therefore boob sweat can be an issue. These little houdinis held on tight. Big fan. Grab them here. They also come with a sweet travel case. Price point $25.
Last gem. This O.R.G Mineral Peel is pretty baller. You spray it on your face, let it sit and then rub it around for gentle exfoliation. *User note* spray onto your hands and then put on your face. Otherwise you will have half of it in your hair and mouth…..first time error. I have extremely sensitive skin so I try to stay away from any harsh peels. This product was anything but harsh. It left my skin even softer than when I use my Clarisonic. Don’t be creeped out because you will actually have dried skin that balls up and you wash away. If you have any dry patches on your skin, this is the product for you. I am so in love with this product, especially since I have dry skin patches that my makeup sometimes clings to. Nope, use this before and your makeup goes on flawless. I even used it on my feet for my at home pedicure and on my elbows and knees (aka your driest parts of the bod). Hello baby soft skin. When this runs out I will be buying again. Cannot give this product enough praise. Price point $44, Amazon carries it and it’s on sale holla.
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So the grand total for everything was $371 without tax. So let’s round up and just call it $400 worth of products for $100. I am extremely pleased with this Summer box and think it was worth the initial price point. I am tempted to get the Fall box which don’t ship until September and are selling out quickly. What are your thoughts? Would you be happy with this box of style? I hope you enjoyed my Rachel Zoe subscription box reviews. Should I buy the Fall one? I’m so interested to hear your thoughts! If you are digging this review I would love if you would pin or stumble it. I have lots of ways for you to do that down below or that sweet new floating plugin to the left <— Have a fab day! xoxoxo
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