Rebecca Mail Deluxe Lifestyle Box Review + Coupon – October 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!
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.
LIMITED TIME DEAL: Use code WELCOMEFALL2017 to save 20% off your first box!
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!
As you can see in one of the above photos, this month’s box came without an information card. Since I’m not usually the one who reviews this box (shout-out to Anna!), I reached out to the customer service team and they sent images of the card along in jpg format. This month’s theme is “My favorite color is Autumn.” Cheers to that!
Assorted Fun-Size Candy – Value $0.50?
I’m receiving this box just a few days after Halloween, so I don’t even want to look at candy right now, but the idea of it isn’t lost on me! There’s something liberating about indulging in a piece of candy when I’m so used to being extra-conscious about what I eat, so while I’m not much of a chewy/gummy candy kind of gal (chocolate-lover for life!), these little treats are a fun surprise.
Purederm Deep Purifying Black O2 Bubble Mask – Listed Value $5.00
I’ve been fascinated by the recent trend of charcoal products (first soap, then toothpaste, now this!), but haven’t had the guts to spend the money on a product that seems so specific and somewhat hit-or-miss, so I was really excited to find this mask in my box. It does have “bubble” in the name, but yet I was still taken by surprise at just how bubbly it got! It made me giggle so much and was definitely more of a novel experience than a relaxing spa one—but so much fun and my skin felt pretty amazing afterwards.
Pumpkin Spice Magnet – Retail Value $5.00
This is such a cute little fall-themed magnet! In my world, there seem to be two revolutions happening at once: the “give me everything pumpkin spice” peeps vs. the anti-pumpkin spice crusaders. I think seasonal foods and bevvies are such a festive way to celebrate everyday life, so while I’m not first in line when PSL season hits, I enjoy a few throughout the season. This magnet isn’t the sturdiest—more of a decorative piece than something you’d use to hold up photos or reminders on your fridge—so $5 seems a little steep to me, but it’s a fun decoration that would also make a cute small gift.
Check Yourself! Breast Exam Door Hanger
This glossy door hanger from Keep A Breast Foundation offers step-by-step instructions for how to give a self-exam on one side, and on the other side is a little info about breast cancer and more. I love the positive language used throughout this info card and how Keep A Breast promotes self-love. As someone who lives with my husband and another male housemate, I can’t see myself hanging this door hanger on any door in my home, but if I had received it back when I lived alone or with female roommates, I might have popped it on my bathroom door as a reminder to do frequent breast self-exams.
Snyder’s of Hanover Mini Pretzels, 1.5 oz – Listed Value $1.00 (Buy a 30-pack for $16.95)
Now, here’s a snack that’s more my speed! I prefer munching on savory eats when I get peckish at work, so these went right in my desk drawer. I also always keep a jar of peanut butter in my desk drawer, so these will make good dippers!
Can’t go wrong with colorful, floral postcards! I used to think of postcards as something you only mail when you’re traveling and want to send some old school lovin’ back home, but I recently started collecting cute non-location-specific postcards to drop in the mailbox for my out-of-town friends, just to say hi. When I write cards, I often fill up every centimeter of blank space—both because I’m a writer and I’m wordy, but also because I sometimes fear white space will show a lack of effort (which is completely made up in my head and not a real thing at all). So, whether I want to or not, I write novels in cards, and postcards help prevent my mail-sending experience from being a whole big thing. I think my favorite of this bunch is the “You inspire me” one—what a seriously sweet sentiment. All my friends inspire me, so I’m going to have a tough time figuring out who gets this guy!
I’d also like to add that I’ve purchase stationery very similar to this set for almost four times the price, so $4 feels like an amazing deal to me.
Gold Tone Double Hoop Earrings – Retail Value $12.00
I’m more of a gold-wearer than a silver-wearer, and I love earrings, so my first instinct was to be really excited about this double-hoop pair. Once I held them up to my ears, though, something about them struck me as super ’80s-inspired, which isn’t an era that makes too many appearances in my wardrobe. Even though they definitely wouldn’t scream ’80s when worn with an outfit that’s more ‘me’, I just can’t get that idea out of my head, so I think I’ll save them to use as a stocking stuffer for one of my friends or cousins in just 2 short months! Value-wise, $12 seems pretty spot-on to me.
Exclusive Sweet Almond Brown Sugar Scrub – Retail Value $8.00
Oh my gosh, this sugar scrub smells amazing! Like, I want to eat it. Like, I might try a taste of it right now. Oh my gosh. In the town where I grew up, the local bakery used almond extract in all their cakes, so the almond extract scent (which oddly isn’t listed in the ingredients; maybe it’s called by a different name that I don’t recognize) in this scrub reminds me of home and the holidays. As far as rubbing such a super-sweet smell on my body? I’m not quite as amped about that idea, but it doesn’t linger too much after it’s rinsed off. Its consistency is rough without being harsh, so it’s a great natural exfoliant.
This scrub is exclusive to Rebecca Mail and $8 seems like a great value to me considering that you’d often find homemade products like this in boutiques for nearly double the price.
Cozy Fall Infinity Plaid Scarf – Retail Value $16.00
When I think “fall,” I definitely think of scarves! I love experimenting with wrapping and tying them all different sorts of ways, but my mum and aunt have voiced that they struggle to tie them in a way that they think looks nice. Infinity scarves are great for that because they don’t have stray ends that can come loose and screw up your whole look! This plaid scarf is mainly black and grey, with white, red, teal, and mustard yellow accents throughout. Having black as its base tone makes it such a versatile accessory. Somehow among the dozens of scarves in my collection, I actually don’t have a black one, so this will really come in handy!
Verdict: I really enjoyed this month’s Rebecca Mail box! The mix of items would be just as cute incorporated into my own lifestyle as they would be given as gifts—I plan to use them for a combo of the two, so it’s the best of both worlds! Each individual product felt appropriately priced to me—none of them are crazy high quality, but none of them claim to be, either. After shipping, the box cost $41.00, and the contents add up to $53.50. I’ll take it!
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? Nope, this one is sold out, unfortunately. Sign up to get the next available box!
Value Breakdown: I paid $41.00 (price + shipping) for this box and estimated there to be $53.50 worth of items inside. So, proportionally, here’s what I paid for each item (compare these to their estimated retail values):
- Candy: $0.38
- Face Mask: $3.83
- Magnet: $3.83
- Door Hanger: Bonus
- Pretzels: $0.77
- Postcards: $4.60
- Earrings: $9.20
- Sugar Scrub: $6.13
- Scarf: $12.26
What did you like most about this month’s Rebecca Mail?