Boomerluxe Subscription Box Review + Coupon – April 2016
Boomerluxe is monthly subscription box focused on women 45 and older. Each month subscribers receive one item from the following 5 categories: fashion, beauty, romance, wellness and technology.
This box was sent to us at no cost for review. (Check out the review process post in to learn more about how we review boxes.)
The Subscription Box: Boomerluxe
The Cost: $34.99 for month to month subscriptions, $99.99 for prepaid 3 month subscriptions and $199.99 for prepaid 6 month subscriptions. Shipping is $8.99.
The Products: “A Boomerluxe box is an appreciation box full of unique, fun and quality products.” Each month subscribers receive one item from the following 5 categories: fashion, beauty, romance, wellness and technology.
Ships to: US and Canada
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This box came with two informational inserts. The first card provides discount codes for prepaid subscriptions and the second insert was an information piece on Boomerluxe.
The back of the information card has a list of all the products in the Boomerluxe box. There were five items with a stated MSRP of $56.43 in this month’s box.
Dress up or Casual Metallic Scarf – $12.99
There was no brand on this scarf and the sticker on the bag says it was made in China. It has an inexpensive look and feel to it. It reminds me of the “bargain” items from China I could buy in Houston on Harwin Drive (a street full of knock off accessories and costume jewelry).
Senscience Nourishing Leave-In Spray – $14.95
I couldn’t find a reputable seller of this product where I could be sure of the product wasn’t old or counterfeit. It seems by the change in Senscience packaging this may be an older product but I’m not certain. Jet.com (the Amazon rival) has it listed for $8.00. Plus as you can see from the photos above, the sticker price was originally $13.95 and then there is a sale sticker for $9.95 while the listed MSRP on the info card is $14.95. While that isn’t the worst oversight, it does give me a negative feeling about receiving this item.
It’s always a little disappointing when you receive something in a box and it’s not your size. These socks are for women with foot size 5-9 and my foot is bigger than a size 9 (big foot!). On the upside, I know that bamboo socks are really soft so these should make a nice gift.
Boomerluxe says their mandate is to support local, women entrepreneurs whose products wouldn’t be found in the bigger box stores. This is the one product from the five sent that I can see was made in Canada.
“The Girl He Left Behind” Harlequin Novel – $5.50
I wasn’t thrilled to see this item since Harlequin Novels have never been my cup of tea. Hopefully I can find someone else who loves these.
The following description is from Amazon:
Two Little Secrets
It should be a dream come true for divorcée Eve Kelly. After a dozen years, her high school sweetheart Adam Crenshaw is back—and sexier than ever. But Eve has a problem. Two problems, to be exact. Her eleven-year-old twins. Twins their secret daddy can never know about…
Home to care for his ailing mother, the big-time country music star didn’t expect to fall so hard for the small-town single mom…again. But Eve isn’t the same woman he left. It’s as if she’s hiding something. Adam is used to getting what he wants—and he wants Eve. This time, though, instead of a fling, he just may get a family—a family he didn’t know he had.
A Cute Pink Selfie Stick – $14.99
There is no brand name on the box of this selfie stick so I am not sure of a comparison value. I found one on Amazon that looks similar and has similar measurements, etc. and the cost there is $3.88. However, I found it on other websites for less than the $3.88 price.
I don’t own a selfie stick and haven’t really been interested in buying one but this should be fun to try or to gift to someone else who may enjoy it. I’m a bit confused about this as an item for women 45 and over.
Verdict: I really like the idea of Boomerluxe and that they target their box toward “fabulous women embracing life after 45,” but this box really fell short for me. While the stated value of the box is $56.43 per the insert card, the items I found online could be purchased individually at a cost closer to $35.00 or even less. If I had paid the monthly $34.99 plus $8.99 for shipping, I wouldn’t be very happy. Plus, with a name like Boomerluxe I would expect more luxury items and honestly, these did items did not feel that way to me.
What do you think of Boomerluxe?