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Rebecca Mail Deluxe Lifestyle Box Review – August 2017

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This month's box is all about brunch! See the cute gifts inside the August 2017 Rebecca Mail subscription box!

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!

This month's box is all about brunch! See the cute gifts inside the August 2017 Rebecca Mail subscription box!

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).

This month's box is all about brunch! See the cute gifts inside the August 2017 Rebecca Mail subscription box!

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.) 

Love this box? Check out all our Rebecca Mail Deluxe Lifestyle Box reviews and find similar lifestyle subscription boxes in the Women’s Subscription Box Directory!

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This month's box is all about brunch! See the cute gifts inside the August 2017 Rebecca Mail subscription box!This month's box is all about brunch! See the cute gifts inside the August 2017 Rebecca Mail subscription box!

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.

This month's box is all about brunch! See the cute gifts inside the August 2017 Rebecca Mail subscription box!

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!

This month's box is all about brunch! See the cute gifts inside the August 2017 Rebecca Mail subscription box! This month's box is all about brunch! See the cute gifts inside the August 2017 Rebecca Mail subscription box!

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!

This month's box is all about brunch! See the cute gifts inside the August 2017 Rebecca Mail subscription box! This month's box is all about brunch! See the cute gifts inside the August 2017 Rebecca Mail subscription box! This month's box is all about brunch! See the cute gifts inside the August 2017 Rebecca Mail subscription box!

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!

This month's box is all about brunch! See the cute gifts inside the August 2017 Rebecca Mail subscription box! This month's box is all about brunch! See the cute gifts inside the August 2017 Rebecca Mail subscription box!
This month's box is all about brunch! See the cute gifts inside the August 2017 Rebecca Mail subscription box!

Vintage Vespa Letterpress Coasters by Ladybug Press, Set of 4 – Value $6.00

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.

This month's box is all about brunch! See the cute gifts inside the August 2017 Rebecca Mail subscription box! This month's box is all about brunch! See the cute gifts inside the August 2017 Rebecca Mail subscription box!

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.

This month's box is all about brunch! See the cute gifts inside the August 2017 Rebecca Mail subscription box! This month's box is all about brunch! See the cute gifts inside the August 2017 Rebecca Mail subscription box!
This month's box is all about brunch! See the cute gifts inside the August 2017 Rebecca Mail subscription box!

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!

This month's box is all about brunch! See the cute gifts inside the August 2017 Rebecca Mail subscription box! This month's box is all about brunch! See the cute gifts inside the August 2017 Rebecca Mail subscription box!
This month's box is all about brunch! See the cute gifts inside the August 2017 Rebecca Mail subscription box! This month's box is all about brunch! See the cute gifts inside the August 2017 Rebecca Mail subscription box!

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).

This month's box is all about brunch! See the cute gifts inside the August 2017 Rebecca Mail subscription box!

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.

This month's box is all about brunch! See the cute gifts inside the August 2017 Rebecca Mail subscription box! This month's box is all about brunch! See the cute gifts inside the August 2017 Rebecca Mail subscription box!

Finally, we have a “Bonus Bag” of fun extras. Let’s see what’s inside…

This month's box is all about brunch! See the cute gifts inside the August 2017 Rebecca Mail subscription box!

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.

This month's box is all about brunch! See the cute gifts inside the August 2017 Rebecca Mail subscription box!

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.

This month's box is all about brunch! See the cute gifts inside the August 2017 Rebecca Mail subscription box! This month's box is all about brunch! See the cute gifts inside the August 2017 Rebecca Mail subscription box! This month's box is all about brunch! See the cute gifts inside the August 2017 Rebecca Mail subscription box! This month's box is all about brunch! See the cute gifts inside the August 2017 Rebecca Mail subscription box! This month's box is all about brunch! See the cute gifts inside the August 2017 Rebecca Mail subscription box!

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?

Written by Anna Reilly

Anna Reilly

Anna loves collecting little treasures, be they pop-culture finds, handmade mementos, or new potions to put in her makeup bag. Beauty boxes got her interested in the subscription world, but now she’s swooning for all things kawaii!

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.

19 Comments

  1. KleanColor polish is worth $1. You can buy it directly from the brand website.

    While it’s pretty decent for dirt-cheap polish, I’ve never paid more than $1.50 for the rarer shades that are often sold out.

    • I was going to say that Kleancolor brand makeup is all $1 on shopmissa.com and I feel the pricing on a lot of these are very generous. I don’t think its worth the cost of the box.

  2. For something in the same price category as PopSugar it needs wayyyy more value and a hero item – all these items seem like the filler items to use to round out a box. I would be pissed if I paid $35 and received this.

    • Agreed. I love the idea of supporting a smaller sub box, and signed up for this in time for the June box. But for $41 total (including shipping), it just wasn’t cutting it. Actual value fell too far short of the price tag. So I cancelled and joined popsugar instead. At least with that, if I get something I don’t want, I can gift it or swap it.

      Having said that, I’d love to see a review of their snail mail sub. I love stationary subs and am curious about this one.

      • I’m with you, Jess – I love stationery subscriptions! Stay tuned – maybe we’ll put that subscription on our to-do list next! Thanks for your comment 🙂

    • Agreed…I love the aesthetic of this box, but the value just isn’t there, at least for me.

  3. As a beautician I believe 30 is the perfect age to get into anti aging skincare. I started at 30 and I’m now 38 and have great skin (thankfully!) there is not yet a fountain of youth, but getting a head start is smart:)

    • I didn’t really start using any until probably age 37. I’m almost 40 now. For me, staying out of the sun and not smoking seem to have been the biggest factors.

    • I have to agree. I started dabbling with anti-aging products around that age too. I just turned 40 and I get a lot of compliments on my skin. A lot of anti-aging products are meant to prevent tell-tale aging signs, so it’s ideal to start using them before those signs show up; not when they show up.

      • That’s exactly what my beauty school instructor said! “Start at 30 and get a head start (your face will thank you)” she also used the “Be smart get a head start” slogan. At the time I was 22, but at 29 I really started to think about what she said and by 30 I started using a anti aging cream and eye cream. We are so blessed to get to try so many different creams in subscription boxes. My skin looks the best it ever has thanks to them!

        • I have been using anti-aging most of my adulthood. I look about 10 years younger than I am, from what I hear. Never too early.

      • I agree. While I have no problem with aging gracefully, I also still want to take care of my skin, so I’m all about preventing and not treating. 🙂

    • Agreed! I started anti-aging products when I turned 18! I have always loved the feel of the anti-aging creams and serums. 35 now and they are still a part of my daily routine and will be forever. I always thought you didn’t have to see a wrinkle to treat it. I know they will eventually appear around my eyes and mouth from laugh lines so I have always put anti-aging product there in preparation.

      • These are all such good tips! Thank you all so much for sharing your experiences! Preventing, not treating sounds like the way to go 🙂

  4. No way in the world would I pay $35 plus shipping for this random collection of over-priced items.

    • I completely agree. What a strange hodgepodge of (not very useful) items!

  5. Honestly, I think a lot of boxes just inflate values on the information card, thinking people will never go and check. I run into this all the time.

    • Or they take the highest MSRP from the manufacturer!

      • I actually see information cards with values higher than what the manufacturer is selling the same item for (now, there may be an MSRP listed somewhere that I never see). Like they’re including shipping costs if you bought the item individually in the value or something. I really have no idea where they get some of these numbers from, sometimes.

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