While randomly browsing Pinterest the other day I discovered subscription boxes. So a special thank you Pinterest for opening a can of worms that I didn’t know existed. (side note: I’m not sure where that phrase comes from but it definitely fits.) Many of you probably know about these fun, kind of like Christmas every 3 months, big element of surprise – boxes. I however, did not. So of course I felt the need to investigate this further and I started by doing some “research on google” and I read up on some of the most popular box subscriptions.
Well, let me tell you friends, there is a box out there for just about anyone. I found boxes for beauty products, snacks, organic snacks, chocolate, coffee, cookies, dog treats, clothing, shavers, feminine products, crafts, cooking and the list goes on. After a while when I came across the gamer and geek box I found it kind of comical.
Without knowing anyone personally that has a box subscription I wanted to test one out for myself. My preference was finding one that was going to be cheap but also useful and fun. So I settled on the Walmart Beauty Box. I should inform you that Walmart is not reimbursing me for this box or post. This is my own little review for fun.
This is a box that they offer for $5 a season and there is no charge for shipping or tax. So every three months you get a new box. Not bad, right? I signed up on February 27 and waited. Actually, I forgot that I signed up for the box until this week when it came in the mail which helped to add to the element of surprise.
This is what came in my “Winter” box? Don’t mind my amateur photo’s – that’s a project for another day!
- Hard Candy All Glossed Up Lip-Stain in “Sand Castle”
- Dial 7 Day Moisturizing Lotion .5oz
- Dove Pure Care Dry Oil for Hair – African Macadamia Oil .4oz
- St. Ives Fresh Skin Apricot Scrub 1oz
- TRESemmé Fresh Start Volumizing Dry Shampoo 1.15oz
I also received a one time sample of John Frieda’s “Touchably Full” for color treated hair shampoo and conditioner.
A sample from L’Oreal Paris Color Vibrancy Shampoo and Conditioner along with a sample of their Color Vibrancy Instant Shock treatment with Anti-Oxidant and Linseed Oil.
A one time sample from Nivea of their Smooth Sensation body lotion and a coupon for $1.00 off any one lotion or crème. And finally a coupon from Covergirl for $2.00 off one Covergirl + Olay Simply Ageless Foundation Product.
So overall I was very happy with my box. I’ve already used the dry shampoo and loved it and one added bonus is that it doesn’t smell weird. I’m also curious to try out the Dove Oil treatment. Just a side note – after looking up the cost of the lip stain, I found it to be $5 which paid for the box.
I want to know – do any of you have a subscription to a box service? If so, what type and do you like it? I thought about trying one geared more for children’s arts and crafts as a fun summertime activity for my kids. I’d love to hear any recommendations or reviews.
Thanks for reading!