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Covet Crate Subscription Box Review + Coupon – April 2016

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Covet Crate is a new subscription box for professional women.

There are two versions of this box, and this review is of the $84.95 Lady Boss box. (Since this box shipped, the cost has now increased to $94.95 a month, and this box now ships every other month.)

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My Subscription Addiction paid for this box. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).

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The Subscription Box: Covet Crate

The Cost: $89.95 for the Lady Boss Box, $54.95 for the Girl Boss Box

COUPON: Use coupon code SUBADDICTION15 to save 15% off your first box!

The Products:  Items that may be included in the box vary widely, so you will never be bored. Items include things such as: office supplies and accessories, stationery, office decor, style accessories, beauty and skincare items, office snacks, books, discounts (on things such as business/life coaching, classes, etc.), and anything else that may empower, motivate, inspire, and encourage you!

Ships to: US only

Check out all of our Covet Crate reviews!

Keep Track of Your Subscriptions: Add this box to your wishlist or want list!

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This box comes with an info booklet that is a mix of tips, profiles, and info on the items included in your box. In the first box, they sent out a full magazine, but this is a much more condensed version (10 pages).

 

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Kate Spade Glass Water Bottle – Value $30 (subscribers received varied patterns/colors)

This bottle is BPA and phthalate free. The bottle itself is glass, and it has an outer silicone sleeve. While I have plenty of water bottles thanks so subscription boxes, it’s almost impossible not to get excited about a Kate Spade item in a box!

And the color goes with the next item:

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RuMe All Tote – Value $16.95

This tote is pretty roomy, and I really appreciate the design. The top opening completely zips closed, it has outer water bottle pockets, and it easily folds into a zip-up pouch:

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And most importantly – it is machine washable!

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Hustle Pocket Jotter Notebook – Value $5?

This notebook is unlined and a good desk basic!

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Mai Couture Ultra Slim Mirror – Value $8

Mai Couture Leatherette Wallet – Value $15

Here are both items opened up:

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Both of these are very useful. I’ve sampled Mai Couture blotting and blush papers before, and had the unfortunate experience of eventually finding them crushed at the bottom of my purse, so this wallet will be great and it doesn’t add much bulk.

And here are the blotting papers to go in the wallet:

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Mai Couture Vitamin C + E Blotting Papier – Value $12

Here are the sheets inside:

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These work really well – they absorb oil without messing up your makeup.

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Miss Violet Lace Beach Hair Perfume – Value $12

When I first saw this I have to admit I wasn’t too excited – I thought it was sea salt spray. (I have a lot of that thanks to subscription boxes, and it usually doesn’t work for my hair which is naturally wavy/curly.) But! This is hair perfume! That is all organic! And smells like coconuts! I love it. (They make lots of other scents too – like sugar cookie!)

Miss Violet Lace Mini Dry Shampoo – Value $4

I liked this dry shampoo powder – I just wish it had an inner cap that allowed you to sprinkle it on to your hair evenly. (It has a subtle chocolate scent, too.)

 

Verdict: This box has a value of about $103. I think that is OK for an $85 box. I hope that the value increases now that they’ve upped the price to $95 a box, though. I like and will use everything included. My favorite discovery is the Violet Lace brand – I will definitely be purchasing from their etsy shop soon!

I’m not sure this box has the same feel as their debut box. I felt that one was more special and more profession focused than this box. That being said, I imagine they have to mix it up each box – there’s only so many planners, books, etc you need every year.

What do you think of the April Covet Crate box?

Written by Liz Cadman

Liz Cadman

Liz is the founder of My Subscription Addiction. She’s been hooked on subscription boxes since 2011 thanks to Birchbox, and she now subscribes to over 100 boxes. Her favorites include POPSUGAR Must Have, FabFitFun, and any box that features natural beauty products!
All views in this review are the opinion of the author. My Subscription Addiction will never accept payment in exchange for a review, but will accept a box at no cost to provide honest opinions on the box. This post may contain affiliate/referral links. Read the complete My Subscription Addiction disclosure.

13 Comments

  1. I was disappointed in the color of the water bottle – I actually ordered thinking we were getting the blush/light pink one they advertised. Instead they sent last season’s discounted bottles. I got black and white polka dots. A color that I do not want.

  2. I love Miss Violet Lace products! I have purchased a few wigs from them, great for Halloween and great quality. The hair perfumes are amazing! Wonderful little Etsy business. 🙂

    As an Administrative Assistant the box looks fun, but for that price, it is a no go.

  3. I subbed for this box and was highly disappointed. I don’t see the “fitness” theme (save for the water bottle, I guess). The hustle journal is useless to me – it could have been picked up at a local dollar store. The blotting paper is fine, but the leather “wallet” is not necessary – I don’t need to have a $15 blotting paper holder, thank you. I didn’t get the dry shampoo as there was a note in my box that it would ship separately due to low inventory. The hair spray is meh – and the rume bag was cute, but not worth the nearly $100 price tag, overall. Covet had me jealous with their previous three boxes and then regretful with this one. The value is just not there.

  4. I was initially upset I missed subbing but am glad now that I see the box. 🙁

    I dont use dry shampoo, hate the coconut scent, don’t need the water bottle (though it is nice) and the other items I just wouldnt use.

    Saved a TON of cash not getting this so this makes me happy. lol

  5. I’m really sorry to be That Person but for basically $100 I could get myself several inspirational/business management/self improvement books and feel better about what my money was doing for me. I appreciate the idea but feel like this misses the mark. Aren’t there online workshops they could send codes for? Experts they could get to curate? Maybe it’s just me, but my boss wouldn’t be too impressed if I brought a flowery notebook that said HUSTLE across the front to a meeting.

    • Exactly! If they really want to appeal to “lady bosses” I’m thinking a leather bound notebook or portfolio would be more fitting. Or maybe a really nice pen? Something professional. I’m trying to picture myself leading a department meeting with my hair smelling like coconuts while taking notes in my tiny, flowery “hustle” notebook…I think I’d be laughed out of the room. It doesn’t quite scream high-powered, professional woman, at least not in my industry (finance). The box is cute and feminine and certainly has its place, but I wouldn’t consider it to be reflective of “lady bosses”.

      • Agreed. I’m in the Automotive industry and none of this would appear professional for me. I keep wanting it to be awesome- Lady Boss!! C’mon! But every month it’s meh. Glad I passed.

    • I wonder if the curator/owner of this never had a job in a more professional atmosphere. Maybe she has only worked for herself or only in casual settings? This stuff, along with those awful box names, makes me think she has not had the most professional experience.

      • Agreed! I don’t see this as the box Ariana Huffington would curate!

  6. I think this is a great box… just not for this price.

  7. Happy I skipped this one. I just don’t see the value.

    • Totally agree and if you sub to a lot of boxes most of us have already received the Kate Spade water bottle and Mai Couture papier.

      • I haven’t received either of them, and I’m still glad I passed. LOL

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