She Found It Subscription Box Review – May 2016
She Found It is a new “seasonally-inspired boutique lifestyle collection” that is released quarterly, aiming to highlight high-quality, niche designers.
This is their first box!
This subscription was founded by Angela Lutin, who is “a 20-year veteran of sales, concept development, and emerging brand discovery.” She seeks out the “best of the different” and launched this subscription service to share rare, unique, high-quality finds.
I love when all the items are wrapped within a box!
This box was sent to us at no cost for review. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)
The Subscription Box: She Found It
The Cost: $219/quarter with free shipping. Boxes are released in April, July, October, and January. There’s also a gift option that is a one-time purchase of $225.
The Products: 5 unique, high-quality products from niche designers.
Ships to: US
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Inside the box was an info card that listed each item in the box and the brand/designer they came from. I have to say, for a box that is so big on discovery and uniqueness, I was expecting a lot more detail and information about the items/designers on their info card. The founder talks about her passion for the discovery of the items she picks for the box, but she doesn’t express that at all or explain what she loves about them. Hopefully this will change as they move forward.
Urban Agriculture Organic Grow Kit, Basil – value: $16.95
I’m loving indoor growing kits popping up in subscription boxes this season! I like growing indoor herbs (though I would also love to see a floral kit in one, too). This one is really nice. The material for the container is recycled and very sturdy.
The instructions seem super easy, too.
Here’s a detail shot of the bottom – I love that it looks really well constructed and should have no problem standing on its own.
RICA Bath & Body Aloe Butter Sugar Polish, Basil Mint – 15 oz, value: $20
This sugar scrub isn’t oily, and it also has raspberry and cranberry seeds to help with extra exfoliation. It also has butters made from mango tree kernels, shea nuts, and aloe. I really like everything about this product, except the basil in the fragrance. It’s just not for me, and my husband doesn’t care for it either so I’d just prefer not to smell like it.
The ingredients label is nice and readable. Nothing I can’t understand or takes up 12 syllables.
I’ll have to gift this – look how cute it is with the little scoop!
The next item was wrapped very carefully…
Jenal Foo Glassworks Triangle Mirror Tray – value: $38
This tray is lovely. I really like how the metal is black so it will go with just about any décor.
Le Feu De L’eau Bleu Nuit – 16 oz (~80 hr burn time), value: $62
I’m saving this candle to show you last because it’s gorgeous – the WHOLE thing is made of wax, and it’s made underwater! More pics below.
Julie Rofman Beaded Bracelet – value: $66?
Unfortunately the info card doesn’t say the name of this design style so I’m guessing a bit on the price (this bracelet, that has 4 rows of beads costs $55, and this one with 6 rows costs $77, but this one has 5, so I’m guessing the price/width is somewhere between those two). I love this little bracelet! $66 is more than I’d pay for it myself (the beauty of getting things in subscription boxes), but it’s very well made and very beautiful.
Here are some close ups for you. I LOVE how it adjusts – you just slide the little metal square up and down. It’s very easy but is tight enough to stay where you leave it. I like the metal caps on the end of the leather, too.
Okay, now for the candle! The fragrance is “Black and Red Currant.” It’s inspired by “the fantasy candle” of the late 60’s. What’s super unique about this candle is that it’s sculpted underwater. I’m really curious to google more because I have no idea how that would even work.
Here it is! It’s beautiful, isn’t it? No two are alike, either. The whole thing is wax. Because of this, they recommend limiting your burn time to an hour or two each session. But once it melts you’re supposed to be able to then be left with a pretty wax shell to re-purpose. Really interesting, I think. Smells great, too!
Verdict: I think She Found It succeeded at sending high quality and unique items. I love everything they sent and I know I’ll use each item. The value totals to only $202.95, though. For spending so much on a box, I’d love to see more value. However, the point of this box is definitely to feature unique and some one-of-a-kind items, and curation. Some people may value those things enough to be happy with the value, but I feel like it’s not too much to ask to want the contents to value at least the cost of the box (which is $219/quarter).
I’m looking forward to seeing what future boxes contain from them. Part of me wants to say, “oh, this was just a fancy candle, a little tray, bracelet, body scrub, and herb kit – nothing we haven’t seen in other subscriptions before.” And to some extent, I guess that’s true; But the quality is undeniably fantastic for each piece, so that’s where this box shines. This is definitely a higher-end subscription.
What do you think about She Found It?