My Subscription Addiction Quarterly Box Reveal #MSA01
I got my own subscription box in the mail today and it was so surreal/crazy/exciting!
Before I get into the reveal, I first want to thank everyone who subscribed. It takes a lot of trust to sign up for a subscription before even one box has shipped/been reviewed, and I was so overwhelmed and touched that so many of you had the trust in me to sign up!
We’ve been working on this box throughout the summer (It’s weird being in fall-mode in June), and I really hope you love it!
I can’t tell you how nervous I was in the weeks up until this box shipped and starting arriving – I did not want to let anyone down. In fact I didn’t realize just how stressed/nervous I was until the first day when subscribers started getting their boxes and giving me positive feedback. I was finally able to take a BIG sigh of relief! (And then I needed to take a 5-hour nap!)
My Subscription Addiction pays for this subscription. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes). (I actually did pay for my own box so I could get the exact same experience subscribers get – right down to the frustration of seeing your package stuck in Compton when you check shipment tracking!)
The Subscription Box: My Subscription Addiction Quarterly Box
The Cost: $50
The Products: Ingredient-conscious items in the categories of beauty, fashion, and lifestyle.
Ships to: US and Worldwide! (Shipping is $20 to Canada, $30 Worldwide)
Keep Track of Your Subscriptions: Add this box to your Wish List or Subscription List!
Each Quarterly box comes with a letter from the curator detailing the items included and why they were selected. I was so excited that our boxes are scheduled to ship at the beginning of each season, so I had to make the theme of the first box my fall favorites!
Raw Naturals Chai Latte Candle – Value $24
I knew I wanted to have a candle in the first box, and I wanted a fall scent that wasn’t too obvious. It’s pretty easy to find candles that made without paraffin wax, but finding candles made with only natural scents is a lot trickier. I discovered this brand and immediately ordered the Chai Latte scent to try it out – and I was in love! It’s a lovely fall spicy scent, and the wooden wick gives it a nice crackle too!
Fig + Yarrow Cardamom + Coffee Body Scrub – Value $22
This was another item I had been thinking about getting for the box for a while. I think body scrub is such a practical yet luxurious item, and I wanted to include one from a high-end natural brand. Fig + Yarrow was the perfect choice – all the products I’ve sampled from their line smell divine and work so well.
I’m pretty particular when it comes to scrubs, and this one checked off all my requirements: all natural/organic, good particle size/not too rough, and it needs to leave skin soft and moisturized without being oily. I hope you love this scrub as much as I do!
(FYI – this was the item that had leaked in the test box I requested to be sent to me before boxes shipped. It was still completely usable, but the oil had seeped out a bit and got on some of the other packaging which wasn’t fun. I requested the lid be taped, and wrapped in tissue paper before wrapped in bubble paper. (My hopes were that even if it leaked a little, the tissue paper would absorb it and it wouldn’t get on any other product).
Tatcha Polished Classic Rice Enzyme Powder – Value $65
This is another practical yet super luxurious item I was SO excited about getting for the box. And how gorgeous is their packaging? I like to keep my bathroom counter free of clutter, but this rice enzyme powder is proudly on display!
I love that this powder is gentle enough to use everyday, and you only need to use a little and mix it with water so it should probably last at least for a month or two!
Juice Beauty Reflecting Lip Gloss in Pink – Value $15
This is one of the variable items in the box – subscribers will receive one of four colors. I thought it would be fun to include one of my favorite subscription box discoveries in the box as well, and this lipgloss is it! It’s not sticky at all (my biggest lip product pet-peeve) and the color, shimmer, and gloss are all subtle so it is great for a natural look. (If you’re a little intimated by the darker colors I recommend trying it – the color is pretty sheer!)
Simonetta Herringbone Infinity Knit Scarf – Value $25
I LOVE infinity scarves, so it only seemed appropriate to include one in my fall favorites box! This item was the other variable item in the box – subscribers will receive one of four colors.
I love how soft this scarf is, and it’s so easy to wear and immediately look put-together – just wrap it around your head twice! Here are the four different options that were available:
We also included coupons from some of the brands featured (Fig + Yarrow and Tatcha), and one from another subscription, Just Fab! (I would have loved to send you a new pair of boots in the box, so hopefully getting your first pair for under $10 is a pretty good alternative).
Wrap Up: So that’s the first box! I really hope you liked it, and I picked out all the items based on all the knowledge I’ve gained over the past years reading all of your comments on subscription boxes – so thank you!
What did you think of #MSA01? Have you tried all the products yet? I’d love to know which one (or ones) are your favorites!
Also, I’m working on an FAQ post to go into more detail on my experience working on the first box with Quarterly. If you have any questions about any part of it, please let me know in the comments and I’ll make sure to include it in the upcoming post.
(There will also be a few more posts on what is was like to work with each brand – including some great giveaways!)