Our Subscription Box Favorites for January!
We’re starting a new monthly post highlighting our favorite discoveries from subscription boxes! Here are our favorite items from the past month:
The Cost: $8.95
Why I love it: Maybe it’s a little weird, but I think pickles are probably my favorite food. Anytime I’m in a restaurant that offers a pickle plate, I always insist on ordering it, and I don’t think I’ve ever met a veggie that I didn’t think was better in pickle form. These cayenne carrots are no exception. They’re spicy, crisp, and oh so yummy. So far, I’ve been eating them straight out of the jar, but I’m thinking about using them as a garnish for Carrot Bloody Marys!
The Item: Juliet & Romeo Cocktail
The Cost: Shaker & Spoon is $40 per month. They send everything you need (except the alcohol) to make 12 cocktails from 3 different recipes.
From: Shaker & Spoon
Why I love it: I always have a blast mixing up the cocktails from Shaker & Spoon, and I’m consistently impressed with their unique homemade syrups and creative recipes. I’m usually a fan of their drinks, but this month’s Juliet & Romeo Cocktail is especially great. It’s made with muddled cucumber, simple syrup, coarse salt, gin, lime juice, rosewater, and spearmint extract. The combination of flavors is complex, balanced, and refreshing.
The Cost: $12 CAD (approximately $8.57 USD)
From: Nomad Coffee Club
Why I love it: I got to sample several different coffees from a few different coffee subscriptions in January, and this Ethiopian Yirgacheffe that Nomad Coffee Club sent out is my favorite. The medium-roast beans arrived very fresh, and I’ve been enjoying this coffee every single morning since it arrived!
The Cost: $1.50
Why I Love It: SheaMoisture on my top list again…I know! There’s something about their shampoos that makes William and Abigail’s hair so vibrant. I normally co-wash our hair with conditioners, so changing it up to this combo was really great. I would love to see a deluxe set in any of my current subscriptions. Although this was not enough product for my head alone, I was able to wash and condition the kiddos’ hair TWICE!!
The Cost: $48.00
Why I Love It: A few months ago, I went on a mission to try a ton of these enhancers from Kevyn Aucoin. I think my mission is now complete. This is the perfect under eye concealer color for me! (Middle Swatch) It has just the right amount of orange to correct my dark circles with full coverage. I love that these enhancers are so thick and creamy, but don’t feel nearly as heavy while being worn. No matter what shade of brown (or white chocolate as my Hubby would say) you are, if you’ve never tried these, you’re missing out!
The Item: Ganesh Journal
The Cost: $18.95
Why I love it: It’s just beautiful. It was also delivered with exquisite timing, and I now use it to record the everyday magic that I see all around me. I love keeping journals for specific purposes, and this one was just a perfect match of form and function.
The Item: Puzzle Box
The Cost: ???
From: My Amazing Pen Pal
Why I love it: I love it because my son loves it. My son loves it because he finally has a place to put his little treasures that his older brother can’t get into! We both agree that it’s super cool!
The Item: Socks that snap together when not in use
The Cost: $15 for two pair
From: Panda Pals
Why I love it: Because they’re socks that snap together when not in use! Ingenious!
The Item: Secret Key Berry Milk Hand Cream
The Cost: $3.95
From: Miss Tutii
Why I Love It: It’s finally getting cold in Georgia and my hands look awful. When I remember to use this, and do so consistently for a few days, it really helps. The scent is not too strong and it absorbs quickly. It works as well as many more expensive products.
The Item: Glass Black Cat Necklace
The Cost: $49.99 (custom item for Cat Lady Box)
From: Cat Lady Box
Why I Love It: I’m a certified crazy cat lady and this is a cute and tasteful way to display that! It’s small enough and delicate enough to wear to work without drawing attention to myself. (Take the price with a grain of salt – I got it from the Cat Lady Box information card…) I think this is a December item but I received it in January.
The Item: Winter by Dasein
The Cost: $18 (for three samples)
Why I Love It: The spruce and pine notes are a perfect reflection of the season. I have never smelled a fragrance quite like this one, with these particular notes, and they really work for me. It lasts a fairly long time. And I recently discovered it in the Birchbox shop, so when I have a few more points and a code, I’m totally going for a full sized bottle.
The Item: Indigo by NEST
The Cost: $16.95 + shipping for an a la carte 8 ML Scentbird spray (case sold separately). Or, $68 for a 1.7 oz full-size bottle.
Why I love it: This perfume is officially my new favorite discovery through Scentbird! I’ve heard a lot about NEST fragrances, and Indigo was the fragrance of the month for January. I love it! It’s feminine and sweet without being sugary (no vanilla or caramel notes, like a lot of sweet perfumes have). I think I smell the black tea and the fig most on my skin, which I love. I have about a billion perfumes but am thinking of making this my new everyday one! Now to try Midnight Fleur by NEST next.
The Item: Pink Owl Bird Print Tunic
The Cost: $50?
Why I love it: I adore this top! The print reminds of Deux Lux’s Anguilla design pattern which I’ve always really liked. It’s such a flattering style and easy to wear! I also don’t have much green in my wardrobe, so I’m really happy to have this.
The Item: Eyeko Fat Liquid Liner
The Cost: $16
Why I love it: I love felt-tip liquid liners, but I’m really picky about them and have found they can be hit or miss. But I really do like this one. The opacity is nice and I didn’t notice any bleeding, which is one of my biggest pet peeves with liquid liners. The fat tip makes cat-eyes really easy, too!
The Item: DKNYC Foil Glitz Tank
The Cost: $70 (Le Tote Price $56)
From: Le Tote
Why I love it: I feel like a bombshell in it! I never wear gold, but this gold leans more platinum-toned than yellow, which I think makes it work so much better for my complexion/preferences. The keyhole is just sexy enough without being too revealing (plus I could always wear a cami with it, too).
The Item: Mayana Chocolate – Kitchen Sink Bar
The Cost: $8.00
Why I love it: What isn’t to love? This candy bar, as I’ve already gushed about, is so incredibly fabulous. It is definitely the heaviest candy bar I’ve ever had in my chocolate loving hands, so I stretched it out over about a week by eating little slices of it. It should tell you something that the first thing I’ve ever purchased after I received it in a sub box, was this candy bar. Three of them to be exact – and I am counting down the days for it to show up on my doorstep!
Note about pricing – the candy bar is $1.00 cheaper on the manufacturers website – when I went to purchase from them though, the shipping was quite a bit higher than it was going to be through Treatsie, so it worked out to be cheaper to buy them from Treatsie. If you’re buying a bunch though – the manufacturers website may be the way to go!
The Cost: $16.95
Why I love it: This white balsamic is outstanding. The flavor is smooth, bright, and slightly sweet. Neither flavor overpowers the other, and it is just such a great blend that I would never have picked out for myself. I made the cumin scented rice from one of the box recipe cards that called for this, and it was really good. I have to admit though – I drizzled more of the vinegar on after the rice was done – it was just that good.
The Cost: $5.50
From: Chococurb Mini – January
Why I love it: I’m a sucker for mixing unexpected flavors. Rosemary caramel is something I would have never considered, but it works so well together! I loved this chocolate bar. It was just the right amount of sweet, with excellent texture from the caramel.
The Item: Pestemal Bath Towel
The Cost: $40
From: Bespoke Post “Steam”
Why I love it: This is my go-to towel now. I loved it so much that I bought a second. It’s thin and super absorbent and I love the terry cloth addition to the classic Turkish towel.
The Item: Daredevil Pocket POP
The Cost: $2.78 on Amazon
From: Powered Geek Box
Why I love it: This is my first POP from the Daredevil Netflix show, and with the show coming back next month – with The Punisher(!!!!) – I’m so excited to get back to Hell’s Kitchen.
The Item: Matching Loot Crate shirt
The Cost: $10-20
Why I love it: I’m pretty certain that the matching shirts will be in this round up every month. Liz loves the matching shirts, and I have fun trying to get Buckles to do a photo shoot.
The Item: Max Sockatanksy
The Cost: $5-10
Why I love it: I’ve been having fun wearing my geeky socks lately – so these really fit the bill. They might be the most unique socks I have received!
The Item: Star Trek: Bat’Leth Letter Opener
The Cost: $34.84
From: Fandora’s Box
Why I love it: Perhaps the coolest item to ever be received in a box, this letter opener is not only fun to display, but useful when opening mail.
The Item: NeoCell Beauty Bursts
The Cost: $15
From: New Beauty Test Tube
Why I love it: I’m addicted to these collagen chews! I bought a full size package as soon as this sample ran out, and I feel like I can see a difference in the quality of my skin. (Plus they help with my sweet tooth, too!)
The Item: Pehr Designs Pebble Speck Bin
The Cost: $40
Why I Love It: I think this is one of the best items POPSUGAR has ever sent out – it manages to be both super practical and also feels special! I love the subtle design, and I feel like it can work in all seasons and with all decor styles.
The Box: The Voice Limited Edition Gift Box
The Cost: Was: $49.99 + $4.99 shipping Now: $19.99
COUPON: Use coupon code 20NOW to save an additional 20%, plus get free shipping on orders of $39 or more before coupon – AKA get two boxes for $31.98 shipped!
From: The Voice Box
Why I Love It: I know this isn’t just one item, but I I love this box because of all the items combined at the price! I think this was such a fun box, and I ended up buying a few more of them for gifts for Valentine’s Day. It definitely was my favorite deal of January! (And it is still available if you are interested).
What do you think of our favorites for January? And what were your favorite discoveries?