Oui Please Subscription Box Review – December 2014
My first Oui Please box has arrived – and it is gorgeous! The packaging alone on this box must have cost them $20+.
When you open up the main larger box, you are greeted with a Merci! note card. And now onto the even nicer inner box:
This box opens up with a ribbon attachment to keep the lid up:
(As you can tell, I took a lot of unboxing photos with this box!)
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The Box: Oui Please
The Cost: $150 per box (ships every other month)
The Products: An assortment of full sized French products. (The first box is shipping December 11th, and has the theme “Paris, I miss you.” They are advertising that it will have a value of $400.
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The box comes with a mini mag Et Voila – it details all the different products you might have received in your box. (There are a variety of product combinations each subscriber will receive).
I didn’t fill out my profile in enough time to possibly get clothing items, but these are the options some subscribers may have received. (Make sure to update your profile with size preferences if you want sized clothing items).
Now finally on to the items:
POPUP Paris Candle in New Wave – Value $35
This candle I guess is the french version of the hidden jewelry candle trend – inside every 50th candle is a .15 carat diamond.
FYI – the size on this is a little smaller than I expected from spoiler pics – it’s 2.8 oz.
5 Octobre Coco Gold Bracelet – Value $65
This bracelet is beautiful, but I think I may end up swapping it for a different Oui Please jewelry piece if I can – I just never wear bangles enough to justify keeping it.
This planner is broken out into single weeks with a corresponding page for notes. And I love the print when you first open it up:
Marlette Financiers Organic Baking Mix – Value $10
Le Benefique Tea Infusion Sprigs in Lavender – Value $5
This Marlette baking mix looks delicious – I will adding it to a holiday gift! And this Infusion Sprig is made to infuse tea, but Oui Please also included instructions on how to use it to infused vodka as well.
Studio 78 Paris Shooting Star Eyeliner – Value $22
While I don’t get too excited about black eyeliners due to how many I currently own, I was happy to see that this eyeliner is made with natural and organic ingredients!
Chateau d’Estoubloun Huile D’Olive – Value $40
At first I though this was perfume – but it is olive oil spray! I guess even your kitchen counters get to look chic in France! If I could change anything about it I wish that it had more of an even spray instead of a stream, but that’s not a big deal at all.
Atelier Cologne in Vanile Insensee (Travel Spray) – Value $25
While I don’t usually enjoy getting perfume samples in subscription boxes, I will say that Atelier Colognes tend to be my favorites ones from Birchbox, with scents that seem the most different to what I might find in a magazine perfume sample. I like this vanilla scent a lot – so this is the perfect amount of perfume I want from a subscription box (in both terms of size and value).
Sothys Morning Cleanser – Value $23
A few variations of this box I’ve seen online had a lot of Sothys products, and I’m glad I only received one in this box. (I like the brand – but just want as much variety as possible in every Oui Please box!)
This cleanser gets good reviews, so I’m excited to give it a try.
Lissage Francais Myriam K Anti Frizz Serum – Value $50
This anti frizz serum has a sweet berry scent, and I like it. It’s a lightweight oil, and I applied it to dry hair with good results: smoother and softer hair without it being weighed down. I’m not sure if I like it enough to keep buying it at $50 a bottle, but I will definitely use this one up!
Whenever I get a food item with truffle in it from a subscription box (this doesn’t happen often) I immediately think – Oprah would want me to eat this! I think I may try pairing it with my spray olive oil for some indulgent popcorn!
1951 Maison Francaise Clutch with Chain – Value $90
(I promise to never send a blue clutch in a MSA Quarterly box – I know we all have too many of them at this point!). This one has a chain though, so I’m pretty happy about that.
And the red polka dot lining is an adorable touch.
Verdict: This box has a value of about $425 – amazing for the $150 cost. I can’t get over how luxe this box feels. The included booklet really shows how much though and effort went into each item’s selection, and these all seem like wonderful items I would love to receive from a friend who just went to France! (AKA nothing that screams souvenir).
Given how much variation there is with this subscription box-to-box, I feel like I lucked out with my items. I will use almost every single item. I definitely got my money’s worth!
What do you think about the boxes varying from subscriber to subscriber? On one hand, I like that even though I saw spoilers, I was still surprised to see exactly what I received when I opened the box. And of course I can swap for some of the items I wish I had received.
At the same time at this high-value of a box I could see concern if the boxes aren’t exactly equal in terms of value.