IndulgeMeBox Subscription Box Review – December 2014
IndulgeMeBox is a new, Canadian lifestyle subscription box that sends a combination of items like skin care, makeup, accessories, and surprise gifts.
This box was sent us this box for review purposes. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).
I love the packaging– it felt like opening a Christmas present!
The Subscription Box: IndulgeMeBox
The Cost: C$20/month with free shipping to Canada, and C$6 shipping to USA. (In USD, the total price comes out to about $23.20.)
The Products: 4-5 full- and deluxe-sized items that are a mix of skincare, makeup, lifestyle items, and accessories
Ships to: Canada + US
This IndulgeMeBox also includes an info card that details the items in the box.
Yankee Candle Gingerbread Votive Candle – value: $1
L’Occitane Shea Butter Hand Cream – 1 oz, value: $12
This candle smells so good – I opened it immediately! And it has a burn time of 15-17 hours.
I’ve heard a lot about L’Occitane thanks to subscription boxes, and this is their best-selling hand cream. It has amazing reviews, so I’m looking forward to trying it (based on some other reviews I’ve seen, it looks like some subscribers got different scents).
Trend Trunk Mystery Gift Card – value: $5 (which is what my code ended up redeeming for)
DIY Gift Pillow Pack Set – value: $1?
Trend Trunk is a “social marketplace” where you can buy, sell, and donate clothes, accessories, and fashion-related items. This card from them contained a code that had a mystery value that could have valued anywhere from $5-$250. Mine only ended up being $5 (which didn’t surprise me), but I see this more as a promotional extra in the box, not as a main item since I don’t feel like it really adds much to the value of the box.
This DIY set has a small sheet of paper and 5 little cardboard pillow packs. IndulgeMeBox is a beauty/lifestyle box, so I was a little thrown to see this. I know some people might feel like a small, simple DIY project constitutes as a fun “me time” thing, so I’m sure some people won’t mind getting this. Unfortunately, I’m not one of those people.
Bizou Knit Scarf – $24.99
This scarf has such a pretty pattern and I’m in love with the colors. It’s big, cozy, thick, and will definitely keep me warm! This is another item that had different patterns for different subscribers.
Verdict: Overall, I’m a little underwhelmed by this month’s IndulgeMeBox. Only three of the five items feel like they add value – I don’t think people who subscribe to this box signed up to get DIY crafts, and I really think the mystery gift card should have been a bonus instead of a main item. That being said, I’m really happy with the scarf and hand cream, and have enjoyed the candle already, so the box is still mostly a win for me. The value comes out to $37.99 (USD) without including any value for the gift card or DIY project so I’m happy with that value.
I also wanted to let our readers know that I have read that the founder of IndulgeMeBox has acknowledged feedback about this box and has stated that no more DIY projects will be included, and promo cards like the one for Trend Trunk in this one will be counted as a bonus item in the future. This is good news to me – it shows that they’re paying attention and looking to keep up changes for the better. This is their second box, so I’m excited to see what they have in store for future boxes.
What do you think about IndulgeMeBox?