Better Half Box for Women Subscription Review – July 2015
Better Half Box is a new subscription box that delivers full sized lifestyle items centered around a theme every month. They offer both a mens’ and womens’ subscription. I mentioned this in my review of the men’s box, but I can’t find anything on their site about why it is named “Better Half Box.” I’m guessing it’s a subscription you would gift to your spouse?
This review is of the womens’ box. 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: Better Half Box
The Cost: $39.99 per month “with free shipping for a limited time only” OR $36.99 per month if you purchase 12 months upfront
The Products: “Better half box offers two thoughtfully curated boxes centered around a new and exciting theme every month. There is one for the women and one for the men, along with special edition boxes for anniversaries,birthdays, valentineís day and so much more. Packed with full sized products for lifestyle, beauty, fashion and home.”
Ships to: US only at this time
This month’s theme is COUNTRY CHIC! Not my cup of tea, but I can see how it could be done very well. Better Half Box included this information sheet with all the items listed (without values).
Floral Headband – Value $14?
Janis & Melanie Key Lime Tea Cookies – Value $3.30
This headband is not my style at all, but I can see it being very pretty on the right person. I am trying to see if I can take off the big flower without damaging it! These cookies were good, as my husband reported, because I traded him for the jalapeno cheese straws he got in his box.
Pink Filagree Earrings by ITS SENSE – Value $5?
Magnetic Nail Polish by Sally Hansen – Value $4.12
I couldn’t find these exact earrings online, but the link above and the value point to a very similar pair by the same brand. I think my estimate of $5 might even be generous. On the other hand, I love magnetic nail polish! So fun! But is it country chic?
Ice Cream Bowl – Value $2.40
This is a cute little ice cream bowl! Very nice for summer. I’m not sure what this has to do with country chic though.
Tassel Handbag – Value $6.99
I don’t know what to say about this little purse. The one positive thing I can think of saying is that I love fringe. Otherwise, this purse is kind of upsetting. It’s made of a really poor quality faux leather, and the lining is a material I don’t think I’ve ever encountered before, but it crinkles. Loud. I would love to give this to a little girl that’s getting ready for a square dance or other western-themed event. My husband suggested I give this to my eight-year-old niece, but I don’t think she would use it. I’m sorry to be so harsh!
Verdict: This is the first time since I have written for MSA that I am having a hard time staying positive and honest at the same time. The value of these items comes up to about $36, and I would expect a better value for this type of box. I do think some of the items were curated fairly well around the theme. I like the nail polish, but it’s a novelty, and like everything else in this box, it’s not of very high quality. I would be pretty disappointed if I received this box as a gift or otherwise.
I am thinking of another lifestyle subscription box that was sent in the spring of last year at this same price point that included a beautiful Melie Bianco purse, a lovely floral headband that I have worn several times, and a few other items. I recall most people being thrilled to receive that box. That’s the kind of lifestyle box that can be achieved for $40. I think Better Half Box has potential, but only if they set their standards for quality higher. I would like to see Better Half Box accept the challenge and rise to the same (or better!) quality as other lifestyle boxes in this price range.
What do you think of Better Half Box for Women?