Oprah Circle of Friends Subscription Try & Keep Box Review
The Oprah Magazine Circle of Friends Premier subscription comes with perks including a luxury beauty box, a surprise gift, and the opportunity to try and keep products, so I had to sign up.
Here’s a breakdown of the subscription perk options:
My Subscription Addiction pays for this subscription. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).
I was surprised to see a GlossyBox at my door, and even more surprised to see a Test and Keep sticker on it – I guess this box counts as my second and last test and keep product.
Here is the quote from the Oprah site on what you should expect from the Test and Keep products:
Help O editors decide which products are worth being featured in our pages. We ship them. You test them. Best of all, you keep them. And who knows — your review might just make headlines!
My impression of that statement was that I would be helping to test out new products Oprah magazine editors might be considering for future publication. I don’t think that’s the case anymore.
I opened the box to find samples from previous Glossyboxes.
The box comes with a card listing the items included, and asking you to give your feedback on the products at omagcircle.com/testandkeep.
FYI – I’m not going to do a regular review of each one of these products since they are all repeats for me from previous Glossyboxes, but I’ll link to the original review for each item.
AERIN Rose Hand & Body Cream – .5 oz Value $4.75
I already received this hand cream from the original Oprah and GlossyBox beauty box as part of my subscription. I was frustrated at first thinking they sent me inventory from previous GlossyBoxes, but sending me a beauty product they already sent me in this subscription is a little ridiculous.
12 Benefits Instant Healthy Hair Treatment – 1.5 oz Value $5
Both this product and the Herbal Bath are from the November 2014 GlossyBox.
Orogold Cosmetics 24K Multi Vitamin Day Moisturizer – Value $20?
The Orogold is from the March 2015 Glossybox.
Skin&Co Roma Truffle Therapy Serum – 5 ml Value $12.50
This Truffle Therapy Serum is from the January 2015 GlossyBox.
Kneipp Herbal Bath Balancing Lavender – 20 ml Value $4
(From the November 2014 GlossyBox).
Verdict: I like to think I’m a pretty optimistic person when it comes to reviews, and I try to give everyone the benefit of the doubt, but I’m upset with this subscription. I do not believe that these are the items that Oprah Magazine editors want to get our feedback on – I believe these items are the extra inventory GlossyBox had to offer.
I signed up for this subscription thinking it would be a great experience with exclusive perks and opportunities. I think the marketing for this box has been very misleading, and I don’t think subscribers are being sent items editors want feedback on. Now that my subscription is complete I won’t be continuing it, and I don’t recommend it.
OK – rant over! Let me know what you think of the Oprah Circle of Friends Subscription.