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Box of Style is a subscription box curated by Rachel Zoe and the Zoe Report Editorial Staff. It costs $100 and ships four times a year, although there is a $50 discount if you sign up for an annual subscription. Each box is guaranteed to contain at least $300 worth of fashion, beauty, and lifestyle products.
This was my first Box of Style. I missed out on the spring box, and was so bummed. So I was eagerly waiting to see what was in this box! Unfortunately, I received a notification that my box would be late. But, as you’ll see below, that ended up being a good thing:
Retail Value of Items
- The Cambridge Satchel Company White Leather Pushlock Handbag ($150)
- Too Faced Bronzer in Sun Bunny ($30)
- Too Faced Lip Creme in Spice Spice Baby ($22)
- Mara Hoffman Sarong ($98)
- O.R.G. Skincare Mineral Face Peel ($44)
- Bristols 6 Nippies ($26)
Total Retail Value of Box: $370
I saw that this was the hero product when I placed my order, and this alone sold me. This bag is awesome. It’s on trend – cross-body bags are HUGE this summer – and it’s a quality item. This is not one of those bags that’s expensive because of the brand. Bags from the Cambridge Satchel Company are made with quality leather and have a good reputation for holding up. This will be my “go-to” bag for many summers to come.
I’ve never really been a bronzer type of girl. That said, I’m eager to try this one out. I often find that I just need a little push to try something and discover a great product. This is why I love these types of boxes. I’d never buy this for myself, but perhaps this will become a product I can’t live without.
Until recently, I never wore lipstick and didn’t really understand the appeal. Earlier this year, I discovered what I was missing. Lipstick is a great way to feel put together and to change your look. It also allows you to wear significantly less makeup without looking sloppy. I generally just wear mascara (this one from PopSugar Must Have’s QVC box), this lipstick in rhubarb, and perhaps a little blush. I am obsessed with Bite Beauty high pigment pencils, so wasn’t sure how much I’d use this, but I like both the color and texture of the lipstick. This will definitely be in my weekly rotation of lip colors.
I’m pretty sure at this point, we can crown Mara Hoffman the official Queen of Summer 2015. Everyone has been applauding her swimsuit line (see here , here, and here) and her clothes are on point too. She also has a new line of activewear.
This wrap is well-made and the pattern is great. I also love that the card provides styling options for the sarong, so you can do something other than wrapping it around your hips for the beach.
I already have an exfoliating product I love, but Zoe specifically suggests using this one before self-tanning. Skin cancer runs in my family, so I DO not tan. Rather, I typically use these Kate Somerville tanning towlettes and then cover myself in sunscreen (I prefer CVS brand sunscreen. It works well and is not overly greasy.) On special occasions, I get a spray tan. (Not from a booth. The ones where a person applies it.) It makes you feel 5 pounds lighter and I highly recommend them before going on vacation.
Leave it to Rachel Zoe to provide awesome suggestions for how to use a product. At first, I thought to myself: “I will SO not be using these.” But, then I read Zoe’s card which suggests: “You can even place them in shoes as heel pads or insoles.” Genius!
Bonus Item: Bikini Bag by Mara Hoffman
How jealous are you? I LOVE this. I am so, so glad that my box was late and I got this. This will be really useful for either my bathing suit (my daughter says “bathing soup” and I’m so used to hearing this, that I mistyped it at first) or one of the kids’ ones. My fall box can be late too if I’m going to receive an extra gift…
This is the best of the subscription boxes I receive. Because it’s expensive, I would expect it to beat out PopSugar Must Have’s monthly boxes, but this one beats out their $100 special edition boxes as well. Rachel Zoe sure knows what she’s doing. I also appreciate that there was a promotion or coupon code with every item. If you like a particular brand, there’s a way to buy more of their product at a discount.
Now, if only WhoWhatWear would start issuing subscription boxes…