French Box Subscription Box Review – February 2015
UPDATE: A few readers have let us know that the beauty products in this box may be expired. FrenchBox just posted this on their Facebook page, so hopefully they will have more information for us soon:
In the meantime, I would recommend not using any of the beauty products to be on the safe side.
French Box is a new subscription box that sends you a box of France each month.
My Subscription Addiction pays for this subscription. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).
The Subscription Box: French Box
The Cost: $24 a month
The Products: Each box contains 5 products from French brands: fashion, cosmetics, gourmet and others surprises.
Ships to: US only.
Delivered via: USPS
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This month’s theme is Love is in The Air. The box comes with a fold out card detailing the items included.
Each box comes with an illustrated oversized postcard and a new recipe:
L’Oreal Colour Riche Le Nail Art in French Mariniere – Value $4.95
L’Oreal Color Riche Lipstick in 390 Nude Treasure – Value $8?
I don’t wear nail stickers often, but I like the nautical look of these ones, so I’ll probably save them for summer.
I could be wrong about this lipstick, but the packaging looks pretty old to me. I do like the color of the pink/nude lipstick. (The packaging was surprisingly tough to get through!)
Heart Shaped Bath Pearls – Retail Value $8
Paris Nail File – Retail Value $3
The retail values listed are from the card, and to be honest they seem inflated to me. (Neither of the products have any brand on them, so I can’t look them up or link to them).
I’m disappointed that the bath pearls don’t include an ingredient list – I check ingredients on all beauty and food products because of my allergies, so these are an automatic miss for me.
The nail file is cute though!
Alexis Cosmetic Serum Excel Booster C+ – FULL SIZE! Value $25
This is another item without ingredients listed! (Sorry to be complaining about that so much!) Since this is a full-size item, I would expect to see the ingredients listed on the product, or on the box it comes in. This serum didn’t come in a box or any type of packaging, and that seems a little weird to me.
Verdict: I always feel a little bad writing a bad review, but this box is my least favorite French Box to date. Something about it just feels off – the contents of the box don’t seem to match the fabulousness of the packaging to me. I know I’m a little biased since I always need to read ingredients of everything due to my allergies/intolerances, so maybe I’m being too harsh on a few of the products.
I also like that French Boxes usually include a variety of items, and it was surprising to see this box was all beauty items. (I’ve really enjoyed all my other French Boxes, so I’m hoping this box is just an anomaly for me).
What do you think of the February 2015 French Box?