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MSA02 Shipping Dates & Info Updates

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My Subscription Addiction Quarterly Box Reveal #MSA01 Box

In my quest to constantly ask Quarterly for updates on this box, I have some updated info I wanted to share:

The #MSA02 packages are shipping FedEx ground.

All of the domestic packages will have shipped out by the end of the day today. (12/15)

The international packages should be out by Wednesday (12/17)


As you may already know from my updates on MSA02, or delays from other Quarterly boxes this month, things are down to the wire at Quarterly to makeΒ sure packages arrive in time for the 12/24 guaranteed delivery. This means thatΒ I wasn’t able to preview this box before it shipped. (I’ve had all the items in the box in my possession for the past month, so I’m not worried about any item issues, but I didn’t get to preview the packaging presentation).

(Of course with this tight time frame, even if I had feedback, it would be too late, so that’s just the way it is!) Can you tell I’m super nervous? Anyway, I hope you like the box!

Written by Liz Cadman

Liz Cadman

Liz is the founder of My Subscription Addiction. She’s been hooked on subscription boxes since 2011 thanks to Birchbox, and she now subscribes to over 100 boxes. Her favorites include POPSUGAR Must Have, FabFitFun, and any box that features natural beauty products!

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. If you buy something, MSA may earn an affiliate commission. Read the complete My Subscription Addiction disclosure.


  1. I looked at the spoilers and its just okay. But then I didn’t love the other box as much as some people….I just liked it. People were acting like it was the best thing since sliced bread while I just thought it was good for a first box and for the money. It doesn’t help that my candle came melted. When I contacted quarterly they applied a $10 credit to my next shipment since they could not replace it so I kept it. I have only seem the spoilers but I am definitely not impressed but I am undecided as to if I will cancel or not until I have it in hand. Only two things really seem like they fit to me. And for the cheap filler? I feel totally let down with that item.

    • I also peaked at the spoilers and nothing is “wow” like the other box. Also, it’s disappointing that nothing seems really “giftable” like the other box – something like a nice fern candle would be perfect this time of year.

    • It’s not the worst I’ve ever seen, but it does seem a bit on the ‘plain’ side. Nothing that I’m really excited about, other then the throw. I LOVED the first box though!

    • @Latasha: There’s nothing wrong with telling someone that this box isn’t for you but there is no reason to be rude!! Something tells me your probably very hard to please anyways, if thats the case then you probably should only subscribe to boxes that you know the contents of ahead of time!!

      • I really like the box. I missed out on the first MSA box and wasn’t going to miss this one. While I loved what I saw in the first box a little more, I certainly don’t expect a box to always be better, or even as much, than the one before! I want thoughtful curation. I understand there is sometimes going to be a miss. I learned I am not going to do this again with the PSNM Box at $250 after this year; but at $50, I trust Liz’s taste and passion for this box and still like the fun of the surprise!

        • I was so disappointed I missed the first box. I really like the spoilers for this box. Thoughtful curation goes a long ways for me. I definitely see enough value in this box for me. Every item is not MY perfect choice – I think it is a nice wide variety of items that I will use or have someone I can easily gift it to.

          Can’t wait for my box to arrive.

      • What… it seems hypocritical to say that people can’t critique the boxes Liz has curated when she critiques subscription boxes herself. I didn’t see anything Latasha said as being rude – she stated her opinion, and she even said she liked the box, she just didn’t LOVE it. A candle that comes melted is a totally valid thing to complain about (and doesn’t appear to be directed at Liz, anyway). Moreover, the comment about cheap filler seems pretty accurate to me.

        I get that Liz has put a lot of effort into her subscription boxes, and she should be applauded for it! But people who aren’t happy with the boxes should be able to voice their complaints as well.

      • Wow. Read Latasha’s comment and then read your own. It’s hypocritical and saddens me. We all have the right to our options. Latasha hated the box–but she doesn’t deserve your bitter and hateful remark.

        • ps my wow comment was directed at Amanda H not Katie. Just to reiterate– I don’t mean to pile on. I don’t believe in personal on-line attacks on strangers. Ok, I am done.

  2. Liz, I don’t have my box yet but I was wondering if you could answer a question: do the included vouchers/coupons all work if you live in Canada? Thank you.

  3. I haven’t received my box yet but from the spoilers, I know I’ll like everything in it! Please don’t get down about some of the negative comments. Obviously you can’t please everyone but this box is ultimately about you and the insight you’ve gained about products from over the years. We trust your opinion and know a lot of thought went into the curation of this. Anyway, I just wanted to say thanks!

    • Couldn’t agree more, I cant wait to get mine… I know I will love it!

    • I couldn’t resist. I checked the spoilers (even though I said I wouldn’t) and I’m still very excited for this box. It’s a veeeeery nice mix for winter, Liz, and I know I’ll be able to use everything.

  4. From looking at the spoilers, I think it is a great mix. Some items for a cozy winter day, some items for a glamourous winter night and something to help with wintery dry skin. I think Liz thought of everything. Great job Liz, you knocked it out of the park.

  5. Do you have to be home or sign for the delivery of this box or will they just drop it off?

    • They leave mine at the door.

  6. Liz, keep up with the good work! I caved and looked at the spoilers even though I’m not supposed to (it’s being gifted to me). As long as you keep doing what you’re doing, I’ll keep subbing and/or making my husband give this to me for various holidays. I really appreciate the Made in USA items and natural/organic beauty and personal care items. I must be your exact target demographic because I have zero complaints.

  7. Can someone please provide an actual link to MSA2 spoilers on makeup talk. or anywhere? I have found comments and people mentioning what is in the box (and not in a good way) but no actual pictures or any details. I really want to have a peak now, as I find it hard to believe what was said is in the box……is in the box!

    Thank you!

    • Pg 51 9th post down according to my phone.

      • You’re a doll…….thank you! Found it.

        • More info please… I can’t find it!

          • Google “makeup talk forum quarterly spoilers” go to page 51. It’s the 9th post down or if you are on the PC it is post number 1009. Click the spoiler button and you will see it.

          • I can’t find it now……i’ll look some more and if I do I will post something….it’s gone. I’m sure it’s not but I cant find it!

  8. I am trying to stay away from spoilers. Difficult but it is really so much more fun to open the box and be supriced! I really like Frenchbox and Little Lace box because there is no spoilers at all πŸ™‚ just hints! I hope to get Liz box tomorrow. ..

    • lol.. Being strong is hard…. We can do it

      • You two are great! I hope it remains a surprise. I can’t do it. For example, it’s driving me crazy that I haven’t figured out how to view the CauseBox spoilers.

  9. Woops, there was supposed to be more to that comment! πŸ˜€ …I want this December box! Is it possible to get it as a new subscriber?

    • Christine – Did you see the spoilers? My suggestion is to email Quarterly and tell them that you saw the spoilers and want the box. Odds are that there will be a few left due to credit card declines etc. especially being this close to Christmas. I’ve done this with “sold out” boxes before with success.

  10. I want this box

    • Christine,

      Any chance you live in Chicago? If so, I will sell you mine.

  11. I had to look at the spoilers. It took me a while to find the spoilers, but thank you everyone for posting how to find them. I can’t wait to get the box and try everything. Liz- you did a fabulous job. Very impressed with the products. Remember you can’t please everybody all the time. Thanks again. I just received my shipping notice. Excited!!!

  12. I cant wait to receive mine. I am hoping I would be able to get this one and Rosario’s before I go on vacation the 22th.

  13. How many items are in the box?

  14. I just received tracking info about 2 hours ago….NOW I must resist the SPOILERS!!!

  15. Yaaayyy~~ I got my shipping info just now! I just pray it makes it to Hawaii before the 24th~ 😎 I wish ALL subscription boxes would take into consideration WHERE people live before promising to have things shipped by a certain date, actually. I’ve had so much trouble with some of the others in the past. This is definitely my most anticipated box though!

  16. I get mine Wednesday! Trying to remain spoiler free except for the ones that Liz told us about! Excited πŸ™‚

  17. Still no shipping confirmation!! πŸ™ They took my money 3 am Friday.

  18. I had to look at the spoilers. Couldn’t wait even though the box is coming Wed. I can’t wait to get my hands on the box!

  19. Peeked at the spoiler. Still feeling excited. πŸ™‚ Thanks for all your hard work on this, as well as your helpful updates!

  20. I am so excited to get this! I can’t find a spoiler!! I’m sure everything is wonderful and I know you worked hard on it. Don’t let some negative comments get you down, you can’t make everyone happy all of the time!

    • There are full spoilers on MakeUpTalk. Google it if interested.

  21. i got mine today, and everything arrived in perfect condition, nice presentation, etc. nothing for you to worry about! Shipping was super fast. I’m in indiana, and my tracking info said Tuesday, but it came a day early.

    I liked this box, but I loved the first one. This is my favorite subscription. I’ve already tried out the eyeshadows, and they’re awesome. Great job. Already can’t wait for the next one!

  22. I absolutely can’t wait to have this box in my hands! I couldn’t take it & looked at the pic with everything in the box, but it made me even more excited! Mine shipped today so hopefully I’ll get it this week πŸ™‚

  23. Sorry to ay I don’t like the second box all that much, but it’s hard to have a box where everyone likes though. The only thing I like in the box is the spoiler item — the recycled wool throw.

    • Agree

      • Agree too.
        Superdisappointed with the non-luxe items really loved the first box what happened?
        I am returning my box and cancelling MSA hopefully Liz will improve the 3rd box.

        • Agree with you,especially with constant delays. Which i blame quartrly on not liz. I kept this money in my account since they kept delaying billing date. Mad at myself for not using it on black friday or cyber monday deals

  24. I REALLY REALLY LOVEDDDDD the 1st box– like– I NEEDED that box..
    this box, I am super excited about as well- but maybe not quite as much as I would have been for the 1st box– I haven’t gotten it yet, so im not 100%- I will update once I get my mitts on it!

  25. I saw the spoilers too. It looks like a great winter box. I like the coupons and the extra thing too.

    • Hi! Can you direct me to the spoilers please???

      • The easiest way to see them is to google “makeup talk forum Quarterly spoilers” and then go the end of the thread. The last few pages has pictures and spoilers for MSA and AH.

  26. I could not help it…..I peeked at the spoilers. I am so happy with this box. I think this is a really fun winter essentials box and I know I will use all of the items. I cannot wait to have it in hand and I am very excited for the spring box.

  27. Ooh, I just got my shipping notice!

    I am almost more excited for your behind-the scenes posts about this box though. There were so many delays across all of the Quarterly boxes this season and they are always so close-mouthed about what’s going on that I really can’t wait to find out what some of the causes were.

  28. Mine is coming tomorrow! I cannot wait!

  29. Liz,

    I won’t spoil the surprise for others by mentioning items by name, but I really like what I’ve seen for spoilers on this box. Everything in this box is useful, far more (for me) than another name brand clutch, etc. I’m trying to be more responsible with my money and that means I will be keeping this sub and kicking a few others to the curb. Good job!

  30. Spoilers are on Instagram. Just search mysubscriptionaddiction under hashtags.

    • Spoilers are also on makeup talk.

      • Little surprised by the one item πŸ™

        • I was surprised by one item too as it looked a little “cheap.” Then I immediately realized that my daughter buys this for me almost every Christmas, and I always use it. Sometimes I think that boxes worry too much about all the colors in the box matching or looking right together and forget that we will have to use these items in the real world and not some luxury bubble.

          • It doesn’t just look cheap, it is cheap. (Sorry I have the flu and don’t’ feel good). I just don’t see a place for this item in an adult’s subscription box.

          • Reading this again I might be referring to a different item. Sorry!

  31. I had billing on the 12th and I just got a shipping notice. The tracking isn’t registering with FedEx yet so I have no idea when it will arrive. I thought all of the boxes would ship on the same date so I’m surprised that some already have their box.

  32. Got mine! I liked everything but one thing so a win for me! I couldn’t get the box open so ended up flinging the contents across the table, but lucky for me nothing is breakable.

  33. Hi Liz!
    Amazing 02 box. I love it. Looking forward to your posts about this curation =D

    • Yay! I’m so glad you like it! πŸ™‚

  34. I’m on your waiting list. πŸ™‚

    • I was on the waiting list ,too. No news. So I decided to pop by, and I got it with no problems. So if you are waiting for Quartely to let you know they have restocked, you should find yourself a comfy chair cause they ain’t calling. Just go to the site, maybe you will get lucky, too.

    • Julia – Email them and tell them you want the box. Odds are that there will be some left due to credit card issues etc.

  35. I’m confident the box will rock. I just got shipping confirmation and I’ll try going spoiler-free this time.

  36. I’m sure the box will be wonderful! I think mine may have arrived today, my boyfriend was home and said he had to sign for a box from FedEx. I really hope that’s what it is, because I’m so excited to see what you included! Also, even if there were packaging issues, I wouldn’t blame it on you, I’d blame it on Quarterly πŸ˜‰

  37. I got my box today! I won’t spoil it for anyone πŸ˜‰ Nothing was wrapped, but surprisingly it all stayed in place and was centered nicely.

    • by all means, spoil it for me. please. im dying!

      • Haha!

      • If you go to Instagram and search for #MSA02, you can see lots of pictures of the box.

        I think it looks great, Liz. I’ll use everything in the box.

  38. Since this is going Fedex Ground, I won’t get it till after xmas…it takes 3 to 4 weeks for Fedex boxes to get to me. πŸ™

    BUT I am excited to get it!

  39. I still haven’t gotten my shipping notice even though I was charged last week. πŸ™

    • I didn’t get a shipping notice, either. I subscribed to another Quarterly box (one that has since been discontinued) and I don’t remember getting a ship notice for that one, either. Maybe Quarterly just doesn’t send them? I know they charge your account when the box is shipped, though, so that must be their way of saying it was shipped.

      • I lied…I got my shipping email later today after I had posted my previous comment.

    • Same here Sheryl

  40. I’m dying for spoilers, someone, please!!! Mine gets here tomorrow, but I work late!

    • All the spoilers are posted over on makeuptalk if you want to see

  41. Mine has said “shipping information sent” since Thursday…has not been picked up in 4 days

  42. Hi Liz!

    Ok, I am kind of freaking out right now, because I didn’t get my shipping notice from Quarterly. I have two subscriptions from Quarterly – your MSA box and Nina Garcia. I went to my account on to see if the MSA box shipping showed on there, and my MSA sub isn’t there. It just shows Nina Garcia. Somehow, my MSA sub has dropped off. I emailed Quarterly and hope to hear from them soon, but now I am in a panic because I don’t think I am getting MSA02. Have you ever heard of this happening before? I sure hope Quarterly can get this fixed. What a bummer! I am just sick over it!

    • Oh no! πŸ™ I would email quarterly to let them know – they should be able to fix it for you. Their email is [email protected]

  43. Mine is sitting at my doorstep!! I can’t get it for another hour, can’t wait!!

  44. Just got my e-mail, thanks for the up date and I can’t wait for my Christmas gift to me..

  45. Hi Liz! I am so excited for this box! Thank you so much for the shipping updates, but now I am worried: I put my shipping address in to Quarterly as a PO Box (I live in rural Oregon and we don’t have mail boxes) and as far as I know I can’t get FedEx ground orders here either. Will FedEx smartpost deliver to my PO Box? Usually when websites can’t deliver to a certain address it will tell you as you’re ordering, and my order went right through away on Quarterly; I didn’t think twice about it until I saw your shipping update. I’ve been waiting soooooo long for a MSA box!

  46. Awesome. Do you know what’s going on with Rosario’s box? I was looking forward to the advent theme. Pretty disappointing.

    • My understanding is that it is guaranteed for a 12/24 delivery and they will be expediting shipping to hit that date. Hope that helps!

      • I hope it the RD box arrives before Christmas. I dropped the MSA box again for the RD box because my sister is staying at my house for Christmas and had to drop the RD box. I am hoping to surprise her by having it under the tree.

        Liz – I’m sure your box will be successful. I can’t wait to read about it πŸ™‚

  47. Thanks for the update, I just received notification that it’s on the way!

  48. My has shipped out today. =D I received the e-mail about this post and “Your Quarterly Box is Shipping” at the same time! So excited to get this.

  49. I can’t wait to get this box, Liz! The tracking says it should be here by Thursday and I’m so excited! I’m sure everything will be fantastic and you’ll have nothing to worry about!

  50. Hi Liz,

    Eekk!!! Thank you for the update. I have been checking my email so it looks like Wednesday my package will be shipped. I really hope it doesn’t take too long. I am so so so excited for this you have no idea!

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