Rebecca Mail Deluxe Lifestyle Box Review – August 2017
Rebecca Mail’s Deluxe Lifestyle Box is a monthly subscription box aimed at adding a sense of surprise to everyday adult life. Each month, you’ll receive what Rebecca Mail calls a “care package” filled with 5-8 curated lifestyle items, plus an inspiring greeting card to pass along or keep for yourself. According to their site, the box will contain at least $50.00 of value inside!
This month’s box is being reviewed thanks to an MSA reader request!
Rebecca Mail also offers a stationery-themed Snail Mail Box for $20.00 per month, which includes 5-6 notecards, pens, pencils, and a special gift.
This is a review of the Deluxe Lifestyle Box, which is $35.00 per month + shipping.
My Subscription Addiction paid for this box. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).
The Subscription Box: Rebecca Mail Deluxe Lifestyle Box
The Cost: $35.00 a month + shipping, or save with longer subscriptions.
The Products: Upbeat beauty and lifestyle items.
Shipping: Ships to U.S. for $6.00. Also ships to UK and Canada. (Shipping costs vary.)
Keep Track of Your Subscriptions: Add this box to your subscription list or wishlist!
This month’s theme is “But First, Brunch”! When I first saw this card, I thought maybe the cute gold mug on the front would be included in the box, but spoiler alert, it’s not. NBD, though. There seems to be a lot of other fun stuff to explore, as listed out on the reverse side of this card.
Each item has a little description and a value attached to it. There’s also a note that the company is waiting on some custom-printed boxes that may have a surprise involved. I can’t wait to see what they put together!
But First, Brunch Stemless Wine Glass – Value $12.00 (on sale; Listed Value $16.00)
This glass is super cute. It’s a wine glass, though I’d be more likely to use it with a mimosa if I’m going with the brunch theme. I like the swirling script—it feels pretty, upbeat, and fun. The glass is listed as being $16.00 on the info card (I can’t find Love Lily Designs, the vendor, online), but at the time this was posted, the glass was on sale via Rebecca Mail for $12.00. I will say that $16.00 feels a little steep for a single glass, but $12.00 feels more reasonable. I kind of wish there was a second glass that I could cheers with a pal!
Wooden Tropical Leaf Stud Earrings – Value $14.00
I love the whole tropical foliage trend that’s been happening this summer. These leaf-shaped studs are made from wood with a burned-out (?) design on them. They’re cute as can be and absolutely effortless to wear given their lightweight wooden materials. These are Rebecca Mail exclusives, to boot!
These coasters are so cute! They’re made from thick ivory cardboard with a pale blue image of a retro scooter pressed into them. Since they’re paper, they might not last quite as long as fabric or wood ones might, but they are surprisingly sturdy and add a nice pop of color to my coffee table.
KleanColor Nail Lacquer in Sparkling Cosmos, 0.5 fl oz – Listed Value $4.00
I love this color of sparkling nail polish! It’s sort of a slight degree softer pink than traditional Barbie pink. Each brush-full contains a solid dose of super-fine sparkles, plus a pop of pink color that’s pretty easy to build layer by layer. I will say that the nail polish scent of this potion is so strong! It’s got a plastic note to it, too, like polishes I remember getting when I was little. Put it on in a breezy space and expect for the smell to linger a bit on your fingernails. Smell? Not so hot. Color? Awesome.
Albanese Gummy Butterflies, 7.5 oz – Value $2.49 (Listed Value $3.50)
I’m not a fan of gummy candies, but I have to say, these colorful butterflies sure are cute! The flavors really pop, too. I did notice that the vendor sells this bag for about a dollar less than what the info card lists them as, but that could be taking into account things like shipping costs and other fees associated with finding and getting them to you. The info card suggests serving them as a snack or using them as decoration on cupcakes. What a cute idea!
Bonne Maman Honey and Dipper Wand – Value $3.50
First thing to get out of the way—the info card lists each of these items separately, giving a total value of $4.00 for the two of them. However, I found the dipper and honey sold as a set on the Rebecca Mail site for just $3.50. Woohoo!
If anything, I wish there was more honey! This is a really cute little jar to keep on a tray with a teapot, or alongside a plate of biscuits or scones. The honey is of lovely quality (I’ve seen this brand at the grocery store before, and it never disappoints), and it’s kind of fun using the dipper, which fits just so into the mouth of the tiny jar. It’s great if you want to drizzle honey onto something (if you’re looking to spread things in any way, it gets a little clumsy).
Rebecca Mail Exclusive Card – Value $4.50
This card came tucked inside a sleek plastic sleeve. It’s got a nice semi-gloss finish to it, which makes this simple greeting card feel a bit more special. I love the image (it’s the same one from the info card), and the pale pink and gold color scheme. The card is blank inside, too, so it could be great for a “come to brunch!” invitation or a “thanks for coming!” post-brunch note.
Finally, we have a “Bonus Bag” of fun extras. Let’s see what’s inside…
Rose Gold & Pink Paper Party Straws – Value $2.00?
This pack of 9 straws didn’t come with any vendor information, nor was a value listed on the info card, so I’m just taking a guess at the value. These paper straws are a bit better for the environment than plastic ones, which I like. And the metallic gold and pink patterns are super cute.
2 Paper Drink Umbrellas – Value $1.00?
These umbrellas will be fun to pop into the ends of the straws I got. If they were part of the main box, I might’ve felt a little slighted, but as an extra, they are really fun. The one thing I will say is that these don’t completely match the vibe of the straws and the wine glass (these are more tropical, whereas the straws and glass are more cutesy). It might’ve been cute to have everything coordinate perfectly.
BriAA Skin Care Samples – Value $1.00?
I’ve never heard of BriAA, but a quick Google says it’s sort of an Avon-esque skincare line. According to the info that comes with these samples, the focus is on phyto-active ingredients and anti-aging products. I literally just turned 30, so I’m not super into anti-aging products yet. But I do love playing with new products that nourish my skin, so I’ll at least have fun with these extras.
Verdict: I liked this Rebecca Mail box, which I estimated to have about $51.00 of value inside (including the $4.00 of bonus items). The highest value items were the glass (which I loved, though it was a little high priced, I think) and the earrings. I feel like I’ll get a ton of use out of both items, as well as the cute honey and dipper, the party straws, and the coasters. If you’re considering this box, I think the most important question is whether it fits your aesthetic—I like the pretty, cute, somewhat whimsical vibe of the items in this box, but I could see them being a bit too sweet for some.
What did you like most about this month’s Rebecca Mail?