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Gift Izzy Subscription Box Review + Coupon – August 2017

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Gift Izzy - Cat's Meow - August 2017 Women's Lifestyle Subscription Box

Gift Izzy is a bi-monthly “luxury boutique in a box.” Gift Izzy negotiates limited edition handmade accessories from European designers.

Gift Izzy - Cat's Meow - August 2017 Women's Lifestyle Subscription 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.)

Gift Izzy - Cat's Meow - August 2017 Women's Lifestyle Subscription Box

The Subscription Box: Gift Izzy

The Cost: $69 bi-monthly + free US shipping

COUPON: Save 10% off your first box with code MSA10

The Products: 3-4 lifestyle, beauty, and accessory luxuries with an average value of $200.

Ships to: U.S. and Worldwide

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Gift Izzy - Cat's Meow - August 2017 Women's Lifestyle Subscription Box

Gift Izzy - Cat's Meow - August 2017 Women's Lifestyle Subscription Box

This month’s Gift Izzy theme was “The Cat’s Meow”. The reverse of the card had a message from Izzy Cat designer Karolina Badura of SOWA SOWA.

Gift Izzy - Cat's Meow - August 2017 Women's Lifestyle Subscription Box

Gift Izzy - Cat's Meow - August 2017 Women's Lifestyle Subscription Box

Saraghina Magali Sunglasses – Listed Value $119.00

I can’t get over this packaging for the sunglasses! It’s a large metal tin reminiscent of a sardine can. I love it and will be using this to store paper clips on my desk at work. The Italian made glasses are a matte black cat eye frame. Cat eye glasses aren’t my style so I will pass these along to a lucky friend.

Gift Izzy - Cat's Meow - August 2017 Women's Lifestyle Subscription Box

The lenses are tinted purple.

Gift Izzy - Cat's Meow - August 2017 Women's Lifestyle Subscription Box

Here they are on my face, a bit bigger than the frames I tend to wear.

Gift Izzy - Cat's Meow - August 2017 Women's Lifestyle Subscription Box

Gift Izzy - Cat's Meow - August 2017 Women's Lifestyle Subscription Box

SOWA SOWA Limited Edition Izzy Cat – Listed Value $89.00

Karolina Badura, is the sister of Aleksandra Badura (designer of the much-loved Badura clutch from Gift Izzy’s April 2016 box). Karolina is an artist who makes fairytale little animals such as cats, owls, and rabbits. This Izzy Cat is a Gift Izzy exclusive. I think getting original art in a subscription box is rare and so special. I wish I had gotten one of the owls pictured on the information card because I love owls, but this purple cat is pretty darn cute and I’m not a cat person at all.

Gift Izzy - Cat's Meow - August 2017 Women's Lifestyle Subscription Box

Gift Izzy - Cat's Meow - August 2017 Women's Lifestyle Subscription Box

Grace and Stella Eye Masks – Value $19.95

These eye masks are said to help de-puff and help erase dark circles. They stick on nicely under your eyes and are a shimmery gold color. I found that they did help make me look more awake after a terrible night’s sleep. This box came with 12 sets of eye masks which I thought was a great amount!

Gift Izzy - Cat's Meow - August 2017 Women's Lifestyle Subscription Box

Gift Izzy - Cat's Meow - August 2017 Women's Lifestyle Subscription Box

Vert Eyeliner – Value $17.00

Vert is a new-to-me brand. The eyeliner went on so smoothly with no pulling at all. It had nice pigmentation and good staying power as well. I received the color called vert which is a beautiful turquoise color. It was so nice to receive a summery shade and not black like most subscription boxes send.

Verdict: This box wasn’t a huge hit for me personally because the hero item (sunglasses) isn’t my style, but I still think it was fun to unbox, was creatively curated and had an amazing value (about $245!!) which is almost quadruple the cost of the box ($69 with free US shipping)! I love the eyeliner and have been enjoying having the under eye masks on hand too. With Gift Izzy the value, quality, and packaging are always superb so even if some months aren’t your cup of tea, the items inside will make fabulous gifts.

What do you think of this month’s Gift Izzy?

Written by Jessica Telesmanich

Jessica Telesmanich

Jessica’s addiction started off slowly enough with Birchbox, but it has grown and grown over the last three years. An elementary school librarian and mom of two she loves boxes that are child-centric. But she’ll never turn down a good fashion, beauty or tasty treat subscription.

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.

11 Comments

  1. I think the cat is super cute! I like the whole box!

  2. Has anyone received ther August box yet?

  3. I posted a comment yesterday that was obviously deleted (maybe because it’s not gushing over this box?) but I’ll repeat…..The value is not there for this box. I would be pretty pissed if this is what I got for $70. The retail values for the items in this box are hugely inflated, and the items themselves don’t seem very special.

  4. I just don’t see the value in this subscription. Maybe because I don’t have these in hand, but I would not be happy with a pair of sunglasses, an eyeliner, eye gels, and a little ceramic cat for $70. This box always seems like the items are way overvalued.

  5. I *am* a cat person. $89 for a piece of glazed clay? No way.

    • I had to go back and check the price, that is ridiculous.

  6. Just wanted to say I love your a Kendra Scott necklace, lol. Is that the Kyocera Opal? It is gorgeous!

    • Agree. Love it!

    • Thank you! Yes, it’s the Elisa Kyocera Opal in Royal Blue by Kendra Scott. Not a subscription box item, just a beautiful gift from my husband. ☺️

  7. I would love to be the lucky friend you pass the glasses onto. These are exactly my style and a dream to me!

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