Mission Cute Subscription Box Review + Coupon – March 2017
MissionCute is a monthly subscription box of cute items for your home and wardrobe, including finds from indie businesses. What’s more, they donate 50% of their proceeds to a different charity every month.
MissionCute recently started offering a mini box subscription, in addition to their regular box. The regular box is now called their “deluxe box.”
This box was sent to us for review purposes. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).
This review is of the MissionCute Deluxe, $39 a month, box.
The Subscription Box: MissionCute Deluxe Box
The Cost: the Deluxe Box is $39/monthly, $108/3 months, $198/6 months, and $348/12 months. The Mini Box is $20/monthly, $57/3 months, $108/6 months, or $204/12 months. Shipping is free!
COUPON: Save $10 off your first box with code MISSIONTEN!
The Products: the Deluxe box includes 4-6 hand-curated items. The Mini box includes 2-3 hand-curated items.
Ships to: U.S.
Keep Track of Your Subscriptions: Add this box to your subscription list or wishlist!
The MissionCute Deluxe box includes an info card listing each item and its value.
The back of the card shares a bit about this month’s charity, which build support systems for those caring for our veterans.
Spring Aqua Bangle Set – Listed Value $12.00
For being a spring box, this month’s items have a super beachy vibe to them. Case in point, these turquoise and gold bracelets and bangles!
Something about these colors makes me think of sea breezes and sunshine—you can tell I’m ready for summer! This set isn’t the highest quality (the beads and stones seem to be plastic, the metal bangles are lightweight and bendy, and the elastic holding the beaded bracelets together feels sort of loose already), but it does make a bright, upbeat statement.
Summer Paisley Active Headband – Listed Value $8.00
I appreciate that the info card lists where this headband was sourced, but it doesn’t feel too special that it comes from a place called “Wholesale Boutique”. The profile page for the headband doesn’t have pricing on it, but it does show the headband with a monogram. Since this item doesn’t have a monogram, it definitely makes me wonder if this was sort of a discounted item, in which case, is it really worth $8.00?
Here’s the headband on me. (Hello, everyone!) The headband has a swimsuit material feeling to it. What I really liked was how wide it was—headbands almost never stay put on my head, but the fact that this one is wider helped keep it in place. The pattern is a bit more boho-chic for my taste, but I did like how the pink in the pattern matched the pink in my hair!
Manna Kadar Lip Locked Priming Gloss Stain in Rosette, 0.17 fl. oz. – Value $24.00
I’m a sucker for metallics, so I got really giddy when I saw this item shining inside the box!
The whole “nude” trend has been really elusive for me. Most no-makeup makeup colors tend to look gray or somewhat lifeless on my lips (especially since my skin is super pale). I was a little apprehensive that this more neutral-toned stain would have a similar effect. I was surprised to find that it has a subtle pink tone that keeps it feeling warm and rosy without being too over-the-top.
I’m not sure what the “priming” part of the name refers to, but I will say that this gloss goes on buttery smooth and stays velvety soft (not exactly glossy, but nowhere near matte) throughout the day. I’ve found myself reapplying throughout the day, maybe every few hours. I wouldn’t say it stains, but it does have a good deal of staying power.
Here’s the shade IRL. See that pop of rosy, almost coral pink? I love it!
Skylar Jewelry Case by Viv & Lou – Listed Value $10.00
This item is actually listed on the info card with a lower price than it has on the Viv & Lou site. I appreciate getting a deal!
This zip-shut jewelry holder is lined with tiny pockets for stowing small items like rings and earrings. You can also leave larger items like necklaces in the center. I’d be careful about how you pack it, though, since the inner pockets don’t close. I’ll admit that this is probably a little too cutesy of a color palette for me, but that won’t prevent me from putting this to use on trips.
Be Brave 5″ x 7″ Graphic Print – Listed Value $9.00
Each month, there’s a print inside the box. I’m always a little underwhelmed by these prints, which feel a bit incomplete (there’s no frame nor backing, and it’s printed on the same weight of paper as the info card) given their $9.00 price point. But I do like the colors. The quote (“Be just and merciful and brave”) is a little hard to read in that script, but framed, it could look cute hanging in my home (or it could make a great gift).
Verdict: While there were some parts of this MissionCute box that I just adored (hello, new favorite lipgloss!), there was a lot that just didn’t jive with my usual aesthetic. I think they go for a younger, more traditional version of “cute” (the products feel like things you might find in a sorority catalog), whereas I tend to like a more crisp, slightly more mature aesthetic. Thanks to free shipping, this $39.00 box came out to be pretty cost effective—my estimations say it had about $63.00 of product inside. I’m a little skeptical about whether some of these items were valued too high, but at least anything extra goes to a good cause!
What do you think about this month’s MissionCute Deluxe Box?