GlobeIn Artisan Box “Beauty” Review + Coupon – October 2017
The GlobeIn Artisan Box is a monthly subscription that sends you original crafts by global artisans. Each box contains handcrafted items from around the world and the stories of the artists who made the pieces.
There are two levels of subscription: Essential and Premium. The Essential subscription comes with one handpicked artisan item each month, and the Premium comes with a full curated collection. Each month (with the Premium subscription) you have a choice of two new themes, as well as any theme from the previous month that may not have sold out. They also have a shopping club they call the Starter in which you can choose one of three levels of monthly membership, which is applied as a credit to shop in their online store at a discounted rate.
This box was sent to us for review purposes. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).
This is a review of the Premium “Beauty”, $40 per month, box.
The Subscription Box: The GlobeIn Artisan Box
The Cost: The Premium box is $40 per month + free shipping for the first month ($10 shipping for future months). The Essential box includes one item for $10 per month+ free shipping for the first month ($3 shipping for future months). There is also a Starter level where your monthly membership fee gets put towards credit to use in their online shop.
COUPON: Use coupon code MSAWELCOME to save $10 off a 3, 6, or 12-month subscription
The Products: Handcrafted items from around the world curated around a monthly theme.
Ships to: U.S.
Keep Track of Your Subscriptions: Add this box to your subscription list or wishlist!
GlobeIn always comes with a lovely booklet that goes through each item and highlights the makers and origin.
Upcycled Cosmetic Bag, Ghana – Listed Value $25
This brightly colored cosmetic bag is made from traditional African Kitenge fabric by Trashy Bags, who employ 40 local people in Ghana to collect, clean, and transform plastic trash that is harmful to the environment into various products. You’ll see those plastic bags as a lining to this cosmetics bag.
So colorful, you’ll never accidentally leave this in an AirBnB while traveling!
The bag measures 10″ x 7″ x 4″, closes with a zipper, and has a loop on one end to easily carry.
There is another smaller loop at the other end to hang for storage or to carry.
Here is the lining that has been collected from the streets of Ghana and turned into eqasy-clean up lining. Notice the pockets!
More pockets are on the other side so you can store jewelry, smaller beauty items, etc.
Here are the scrunchie and mirror from this month’s collection to show some scale.
Rosewood Compact Mirror, India – Listed Value $15
The next beauty item hails from India and the allows communities with limited economic opportunities shine with their artisanal abilities.
Made from Indian Rosewood, this compact mirror is just so classy that I don’t think I’d dare let it bang around my purse with other items.
It swivels open to reveal the mirror and the magnet which ensures it stays closed when not in use.
The back is just as beautiful, even without carving.
This hand-carved design is inspired by motifs of Muslim dynasties, so it’d make a lovely gift for that friend of yours who has a high opinion of themselves.
Hand-Dyed Scrunchie, Kenya – Listed Value $15
The colors used to hand dye this scrunchie are so gorgeous! The teal green and blue hues are super calming and easy on the eyes. I myself don’t have enough thick long hair to use this, but I will be passing it on to a friend with a nice mane.
Heshima Kenya is a non-profit organization that offers women in Kenya a place of safety, belonging, and independence while crafting hand-dyed goods like this scrunchie.
GlobeIn Palm Leaf Basket, Mexico – Listed Value $12
Yay! Last month, I thought the tissue cover was a basket, so I was secretly hoping I’d get one soon. This beautiful handcrafted palm leaf basket stands 5.5″ tall and is 7″ in diameter.
I really love the fact that it has a lid as well, so no matter what you have in here, you can keep it neatly hidden. The tag tells the story of maker Don Juan who crafts these baskets in Oaxaca, Mexico with his entire family to earn a living.
So much room in here to pack full of miscellaneous beauty items that you can keep in the bathroom or on a vanity. It holds its shape, yet is flexible.
If you have something tall like a guest hand towel popping out, you can just slip the lid underneath to save space.
Verdict: The beauty GlobeIn Artisan Box this month was filled with beautiful handmade items that I would never have found otherwise. They also support a slew of important non-profits that help people who would otherwise struggle economically or feel unsafe. This box has a monthly cost of $40 (plus $10 shipping if this isn’t your first delivery) and the retail value added up to $67 for the four items I received. The basket is the winner for me this month, but that compact mirror really took my breath away.
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? Yes! If you subscribe by the 15th, you can choose to get this box.
Coupon – Use coupon code MSAWELCOME to save $10 off any subscription
Value Breakdown: At $50 for this box, here’s what you are paying approximately per item:
- Cosmetic Bag: $18.66
- Compact Mirror: $11.19
- Scrunchie: $11.19
- Basket: $8.96
*These prices would be even less if this was your first order and you didn’t pay shipping.
What did you think of this month’s Beauty GlobeIn Artisan Box?