Swaag Box Review & $5 First Box Offer – October 2014
Swaag Box is a time-of-the-month subscription box. You select the type of pads/tampons you want, and they surprise you with makeup and jewelry items, plus a sweet or two. (There is also the option to double your makeup and jewelry each month for an extra $6).
Since they are currently offering a first-month-trial for only $5, I decided to give this box a try.
My Subscription Addiction pays for this subscription. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).
The Subscription Box: SwaagBox
The Cost: $16 a month
COUPON: Use this link to get your first box for $5
The Products: Your choice of Tampax, Platex or Always products, plus makeup, jewelry and candy/sweet items.
Ships to: US
Good to Know: You can subscribe via PayPal in addition to credit cards.
This box came with a card detailing the items included. (The items aren’t super specific – you will get two Hard Candy makeup items, but I’m guessing it will vary box-to-box).
Always Ultra Thin Pads – Value $4
Blow Pop Lollipop – Value $.15
If years ago someone told me I’d be taking pictures of pads next to a lollipop for my blog I wouldn’t have believed them – but here I am! 🙂
On a less silly note, I’m happy to see they send out the full package of tampons/pads. From comments on other time-of-the-month box reviews, I know some are concerned about the possible sanitary issues of getting single pads/tampons, so this is a nice change.
On the card Swaag Box also included this note: “As part of our support we will be donating a portion of our proceeds to the Susan G Komen Foundation for every box we send out this month.”
I wasn’t having much luck finding these specific shades online, but the polish in general retails for about $3. I’m thinking these shades may no longer be on the shelves – which isn’t a problem for me, but just worth noting.
Hard Candy Glitz Stick – Value $6 (Currently out of stock on Walmart’s site)
This mascara was completely sealed on both ends of the package (you can see I really had to rip the box open), but unfortunately the wrapping on the Glitz Stick looked like it had already been opened:
That tape was already like that when I got it. I’m going to reach out to SwaagBox and let them know. From what I can tell on social media they are pretty responsive so I don’t anticipate having any issues. (I’m not sure I want a replacement of this specific item though – I don’t think I can rock the green glitter look!)
The mascara on the other hand might be a look I can pull off. I like a subtle blue eyeliner over black eyeliner, and I may use this blue macara as a top coat over my regular black mascara.
Verdict: This box would have had a value of about $30 if the Glitz Stick was usable. Some of the makeup seems to be older inventory, so that’s something to keep in mind. This box was definitely worth the $5 I spent, and I’m going to stick around for at least another month to get a better sense of what I can expect to get each month. If they can get to a place where they are sending out current on-the-shelves makeup, I think this would be a great value box. (BoxyCharm and Lip Monthly have made the transition, so I’m hopeful!)
What do you think of Swaag Box?