Cloud 9 Subscription Box Review – July 2014
Cloud 9 is a monthly sample box designed to “take you away from the every day.” Every month, they send out artisanal snacks and natural beauty products.
Each box includes an informational card detailing the items included in the box, as well as a paragraph about their monthly theme. This month, it’s “Summer Fun.”
The Subscription Box: Cloud 9 Sample Box
The Cost: $15/month
The Products: Natural beauty products, snacks, tea, and other items with the goal of making your everyday a little less ordinary.
Ships to: US
Chef Jose Andres Potato Chips – 1.41 oz, value: $2
Del’s Lemonade in Watermelon – 2 oz, value: $1.50
These chips are good – they taste just like a name brand potato chip, but less salty, which is how I prefer them!
Stall Mates Wet Wipes – 2 individually-wrapped wipes, value: $.80
Palmetto Derma Eye Lifting Cream – sample, value: $1?
OLOVES: Black Olives with chili and garlic – value: $1?
I was kind of surprised to see these wet wipes in the box. They are flushable, natural, and hypoallergenic, but I definitely didn’t think of these as an item that would “put me on cloud 9” or make me feel pampered. However, I do know that a lot of people (moms, especially) carry around wipes with them, so I’m sure someone was happy to get these! Also, don’t you just love the packaging for these olives? The design is really great, even though I don’t personally care for olives – these will get passed along to a friend.
One thing I do have to say is that I was disappointed with the size of eye cream sample. It’s a little tub (maybe about the size of most Clinique cream samples), but when I opened it up, I thought it was empty at first. I could see the bottom of the tub. According to the website, it’s definitely an expensive eye cream, but I wish they would have provided me with enough product that I could use it a few times to see how I like it.
The Verdict: I was really looking forward to Cloud 9 based on their vision and reviews of other months I had read, but overall, this specific curation was mostly a miss for me. I think Cloud 9 is a really great idea and probably a more affordable alternative to other similar-visioned boxes like Escape Monthly or Hammock Pack, and I really hope to see what future boxes hold!
What are your thoughts about July’s Cloud 9 box? Have you tried a Cloud 9, or a “getaway in a box” subscription service before?