Arianna Huffington Quarterly Box Review – #ARI04
This is the fourth Arianna Huffington Quarterly box. Her box is focused on health, wellness and mindfulness. (I think it is a really unique theme for a subscription box!)
A little more about Arianna from Quarterly:
Arianna Huffington is the editor-in-chief of the Huffington Post Media Group and author of fourteen books. She sends items that help her take her mother’s advice: “Don’t Miss the Moment.”
This box was sent to us for review purposes. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).
The Subscription Box: Arianna Huffington Quarterly Box
The Cost: $100 plus shipping
The Products: Items that follow Arianna’s mother’s advice, “Don’t miss the moment.”
Ships to: US and Worldwide
Delivered via: USPS
Check out all of my Arianna Huffington Quarterly Box reviews!
Each Quarterly box comes with a letter from the curator detailing the items included.
Gold Card Lifetime Membership to Thrive – Value $600?
One reader mentioned that the free lifetime membership showed up as 10-years free in her account, so I used that to determine an approximate value for this lifetime membership. (Membership to Thrive costs $59.95 a year). That’s assuming Thrive Market is still around in 10 years, so the value on this is really somewhat dependent on how each individual subscriber values it.
If you aren’t familiar with Thrive:
Thrive Market is a membership-based online shopping club on a mission to make healthy living easy and affordable for everyone. Thrive Market members can buy the best-selling foods and wholesome products in everyday sizes, always 25% to 50% below retail prices. For every paid membership, Thrive Market donates a free membership to a family in need.
So far I’m impressed with the prices I’m seeing on Thrive – a few of my staples I buy from Amazon are a little cheaper on Thrive. I haven’t bought anything yet though because my free membership code doesn’t work. I emailed Thrive just now to let them know, so I’m sure it will be resolved – but just something to be aware of. (The gift card code does work though – and it works like true gift card).
I’m a sucker for packaging, and these bath salts are gorgeous! (I love the little feather charm around the neck of the bottle). Arianna included these since she loves to take a hot bath before bed. From her letter: “Soak in the fragrance of flower petals and let these evocative bath salts soothe your senses when the day is done.”
The Mantra for this necklace is I Am Happiness, and the Ashram Chic company supports the Third Eye Vision mission to fund free eye clinics in developing countries.
Rest Well Sleep Powdered Drink Mix – 30 packets Value $49.50
Well & Company Gratitude Journal – Value $?
This powdered drink mix is designed to “help your body relax and unwind so that you can wake restored.” It’s a pretty pricey item, so I’m glad that Arianna included a full month’s supply – enough to see if it works or not!
The gratitude journal includes just blank pages. On the inside of the cover are instructions on how to use it:
People who keep a Gratitude Journal receive a multitude of wellness benefits according to the University of Davis and others.
They are more optimistic
They are happier
They have fewer physical problems
They fall asleep more quickly
They sleep longer
They wake up feeling refreshed
Keep a Gratitude Journal is easy! List 5 things that you are grateful for. Write one sentence describing each. Journal 1+ times per week.
Verdict: This box has a value of about $159 – before you count the Thrive Lifetime Free Membership. Depending on how you value that part of the box, the total could be a lot more. I’m happy with this box – I love the themes of Arianna’s picks, and I will use every item included.
What do you think of #ARI04?