Aspyn Ovard Subscription Box Review – May 2016
Aspyn Ovard is a lifestyle box for young women with items selected by YouTube extraordinaire Aspyn Ovard. If you don’t know who Aspyn Ovard is just type her name into YouTube and be amazed at the amount of videos she has posted to her channel! Aspyn offers two box options: My Subscription Box for $15 every other month and her VIA (Very Important Aspynista) box for $49 every other month. This review is for the VIA box.
My Subscription Addiction paid for this box. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)
The Subscription Box: Aspyn Ovard
The Cost: $49 a month (S&H $6.99 and up depending on your location)
The Products: Each box is based around a theme (this box was a DIY Party theme) and can include fashion, accessories, beauty, home and lifestyle items.
Ships to: Continental US, Canada, Australia and United Kingdom
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Each box comes with a card detailing the month’s brand partners
YumEarth Sour Beans (4 oz.) – $6?
I can’t find this same size package online for sale so I’m making a guesstimate for the value. These are delicious! I love that they’re not made with artificial dyes. Tangy, sweet and chewy what’s not to love?
Mini Candle – value $2?
This candle was too overpowering for me. The scent is listed as freesia and pear on the info card. It was all I smelled when I opened the box.
Aspyn’s suggestions for party songs.
Aspyn’s recipe for creamy cauliflower alfredo sauce.
Say Hello to Longer Legs – $24
Wow! What an interesting and unique addition to a subscription box. I’ve never even heard of these before. I guess they are like “lifts” for women. The canister comes with two foam-like wedges to slip into your shoes. I tried using them with two different pairs of shoes and they didn’t work for me so far. My heel kept slipping out of both pairs. Maybe they will work better with boots.
Midi Rings – $3?
These midi rings are too big for my thin fingers so they fit better as regular rings. They don’t appear well made and look like something you could get very cheaply at a flea market.
Weleda Skin Food – foil packet
Not a fan of the foil packet samples in boxes especially at this price point. Weleda is a great brand though.
Benefit Roller Lash (Deluxe Mini) – $11.98
I’ve received this mascara in other beauty boxes and I’m not a fan of this particular formula and brush. I’ll pass this along to a friend.
Pixie Wide Awake Eye Pencil (full size) – $16
I love this eye pencil by Pixie! There is a matte side and a shimmery side. I use the matte side for my waterline and the shimmer side for the inner corners of my eyes and under my brow bones.
Makeup Geek Duochrome Eyeshadow Pan (full size) – $6
Unfortunately this Mai Tai color is too orangey for my eyes. I’m planning on trying it as a blush though…I’ve received these eyeshadow pans before and since I don’t have the palettes in which to store them I find them pretty worthless. Does anyone have any suggestions on how you store the pans if you don’t have a palette?
The eye shadow and Pixie eye pencil are both swatched here (matte and shimmer).
Wild and Free Shirt (Aspyn Ovard exclusive) – $18?
When you sign up for the Aspyn Ovard box they ask for your clothing size. This white short-sleeve t-shirt is so cute. There is no tag inside with a size or fabric composition. It’s very soft and nice and long which is great for wearing with leggings.
Straws – $.50?
Loose paper straws with no packaging kind of skeeve me out so I won’t be drinking from these.
Bunting – $.50?
Aspyn suggests hanging this bunting behind the dessert table at your next party.
Kitsch Bun Pin – $18
Some of the bun pins on the Kitsch website are so cute! This one with the chevron pattern in silver just looks very black and almost dirty. It’s not my style but I will pass it along to someone who likes it.
Embroidery Floss – $1?
Infinity Charm – $1?
Aspyn suggests making friendship bracelets at your party with the thread and including the enclosed infinity charm on one of them as well.
Kitsch Temporary Tattoos – $12
These temporary tattoos are very cute, but I don’t think I can carry them off personally. I like the mixed silver, black and gold colors – great for summer!
NCLA Nail Wraps (Aspyn Ovard exclusive) – $5.99
The rose pattern on these nail wraps is very cool. I don’t use nail wraps so these will be passed on to a friend.
Verdict: Wow! This box sure was chock full of stuff! Aspyn Ovard is very young and so are most of her fans so I know this box isn’t geared towards a married mom pushing 40, but that being said I think it had great value. Many of these items will be passed on to our teenage babysitter who is a huge Aspyn Ovard fan and I think she will be so happy! I feel teens and women in their 20s would really enjoy this box. Many of the items have guesstimates on the value but I came up with a total of $126 which well exceeds the cost.
What do you think of the Aspyn Ovard box?