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Ellie Subscription Box Review – March 2017

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Ellie is back! And it’s now a workout wear + gear subscription!

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: Ellie

The Cost: $49.95

The Products: “Every month you’ll receive 5 amazing items for your active lifestyle. Your usual box can include a sports bra, a top, leggings or capris, a jacket, accessories (a tote maybe), and a piece of equipment.”

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Marika Recharge Singlet – Value $40

This tank is super lightweight and perfect if you want coverage but as little extra weight as possible.

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The back has stretchy mesh inserts for added ventilation.

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Marika Kelly Sports Bra – Retail Value $45

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This is a medium impact sports bra, with stretchy, non-adjustable straps.

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It has removable cup pads and a comfortable band:

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It is one of the most comfortable sports bras I’ve worn – I love it!

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Marika PWR TEK Leggings – Retail Value $55

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These leggings have contrast panels on the front and are plain black on the back.

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The lower blue portion is mesh (not as stretchy mesh as the tank top, though).

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Marika Balance Collection Form Bottle – Retail Value $20?

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This double wall, vacuum insulated stainless steel bottle is BPA-free and keeps cold drinks cold for 24 hours.

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This is a big bottle (25 oz), and I like the lagoon green shimmer finish.

I don’t understand the ribbon attached to the cap, though. How are you supposed to wash this thoroughly? (FYI – it is handwash only.)

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Marika Yoga Mat Towel – Retail Value $25

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This towel is a soft microfiber terrycloth and measures 72″ L x 24″ W.

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As far as workout accessories/tools go, I can always use another yoga towel, so I’m happy with this addition in the box!

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Drawstring Bag – Value $2?

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Ellie has included a black drawstring bag in every box I’ve received so far. Personally,

 

Verdict: This box has a retail value of about $185. That’s using MSRP values for all Marika products. (It’s worth noting that Marika has a VIP program that offers 60% off all items plus one free item for the cost of $19.95 a month.) So, if you went with the VIP program, you’d end up spending a little more than the $50 for this box, but you’d be able to customize exactly what you want.

 

One other thing to note that some MSA readers mentioned – Ellie does not always send out the same outfit to all subscribers. So, you may receive substitutes for some of the spoiled items. Keep that in mind if you are considering subscribing.

Those items aside, I really liked my outfit this month, and I was happy to see a towel as the workout accessory this month.

What do you think of the March Ellie 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.

8 Comments

  1. Even in this review both the bra and tank are different from the advertised items. I got the same bra shown here, plain black tights in a different brand, and a completely different blue tank. It all felt less like a curated outfit and more like the clearance rack at tj maxx.

  2. i’ve tried to sign up for this sub a few times, and each time, they did not have my size across the board (XL). they might have it in tops, but then bottoms would only be available in S or M, or vice versa. i like that they give people the options to mix and match sizes for those who are top heavy or bottom heavy, but then a lot of sizes end up being sold out. they need to figure out their inventory ratio.

    to be fair, i’ve had the same issue with fabletics, and have had to pass on many outfits simply because they didn’t have sizes available in at least one of the pieces.

  3. You’re lucky! I loved the leggings with the blue panels… that was the main reason I opted in for the March box, but I received plain black leggings (not Marika brand) and substitutions for the sports bra and tank as well. I realize they say they may substitute an item, but I didn’t sign up for a “mystery outfit”. I’m done. It’s too disappointing when you think you are getting the outfit they are promoting… and they are promoting it up until the end of the month! At that point in time, they would clearly have known they didn’t have sufficient stock of the featured items to fulfill subscriptions of their current subscribers.

    • Thanks for posting about the major variations of boxes. I was just about to sign up but now I have completely changed my mind and not subscribe. I would not be happy if I got something completely different than what I thought.

    • Same, got the mystery outfit, cancelled.

    • Happened to me too! Who wants a mystery outfit with repeated items in it from last month! So now I have pants and a tank that look nothing like the posted box and a sports bra, towel, hair band and hair ties that I already got last month! Are you kidding me??? I’m done. Canceling.

  4. I have this box for sale – email me at lily.abolghasemi(at)gmail.com.

  5. Ohhh thanks! Joined their vip..ill limit myself to 1 item/$20 a month since thats bette than 60% off ***saw pants i NEEEEEDDD*** and next month, im getting a back up of my favorite ones 🤗 wish they had accessories n their site too
    I didnt know about this one
    Also triggered a late night tjmaxx online shopping spree…yikes (but great stuff so no regrets)

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