Aspyn Ovard Subscription Box Review – June 2016
Aspyn Ovard is a lifestyle box for young women with items selected by YouTube extraordinaire Aspyn Ovard. If you don’t know who Aspyn Ovard is just type her name into YouTube and be amazed at the amount of videos she has posted to her channel! Aspyn offers two box options. One is My Subscription Box for $15 every other month and the other is her VIA (Very Important Aspynista) box for $49 every other month. This review is for the VIA box.
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The Subscription Box: Aspyn Ovard
The Cost: $49 every other month (S&H $6.99 and up depending on your location)
The Products: Each box is based around a theme and can include fashion, accessories, beauty, home and lifestyle items.
Ships to: Continental US, Canada, Australia and United Kingdom
Keep Track of Your Subscriptions: Add this box to your subscription list or wishlist!
Each box comes with a card detailing the month’s brand partners and retail prices.
Aspyn’s theme with this box was Summer Essentials.
Custom Sparko Sweets Lollipop – $2.00
This lollipop was custom made by Aspyn and features a summer trending pineapple and her AO initials. These are some of the coolest lollipops I’ve ever seen.
Skinny Belt – $12.00
This skinny belt has no tag or manufacturer name. It’s a summery pale blue, but unfortunately it does have an off-putting chemical smell. Maybe it’s the glue they use??
My thin straight hair doesn’t work with products; they always end up weighing it down more. I’ll be passing this along to a friend.
Pixi Lengthy Fiber Mascara full size! – $16.00
I liked this mascara formula – it added a good amount of length and fullness, but I prefer straight wands over curved so this won’t replace my favorite Smashbox mascara.
Caolion Hot and Cool Pore Pack Duo – Value $8.00
The steam pore pack is dark gray and has a warming feeling as you rub it onto your skin. It exfoliates and feels so good. I love anything that exfoliates! The cooling pack is whitish and has a menthol smell and a cool tingly feeling on your skin that lasts about 10 minutes even after rinsing off. My skin felt so good after using both steps. I might be purchasing these in full-size, they were so good.
Haconut Coconut Lip Balm full size! – $4.00
I found my new favorite organic lip balm. I love anything that is scented with coconut and this lip balm smells amazing, It also feels so moisturizing and really lasts.
There were two jewelry items in this box. Both are wrapped in little baggies and no manufacturing information is given.
Pineapple Stud Earrings – $8.00
All things pineapple this summer in subscription boxes it seems! These are cute and I will wear them this summer for sure.
Multi-Chain Anklet – $8.00
This anklet isn’t something I feel like I can rock, but it’s a cool piece. I’ll pass this along to our babysitter who is young and cool!
I love this vegan leather sticker. It’s going right onto my boring work laptop to make me smile whenever I see it.
$10 Gift Voucher to Buddy Scrub
There is nothing on the Buddy Scrub website for $10 so you’d need to pay in part but I think it’s still a good discount. This is an Australian company and shipping fees apply. Shipping to NJ was $6 just to give you an idea.
Watermelon Slushie Recipe
Aspyn’s watermelon slushie recipe sounds awesome. I love watermelon, this is right up my alley!
Spornette Ventura Brush – $30.00
This hybrid brush (part paddle brush/ part round brush) is meant to help cut drying time considerably. All I got was a tangled mess when I tried to use this but I am an admitted hair spaz so I don’t blame the brush. I blame my lack of coordination and know-how. I thought it was so funny when I took it out of the box and it was filled with paper crinkles!
Crayola Fine Line Markers and Art Print – $2.00
I love adult coloring books and think it’s such a relaxing thing to do when I’m stretched out on the sofa after the kids are in bed. This was a cute addition, but a mini pack of markers with more color options would have been nice I think.
Pink Scalloped Purse – $32.00
This vegan leather purse has an awful chemical smell. It is lined with green felt and has a buckle closure. It can be used as a crossbody bag or a clutch. My strap arrived broken (one clasp won’t open to attach it to the bag) so I will only be able to use it as a clutch. Honestly though if the smell doesn’t dissipate I won’t be using it at all. Any tricks to getting rid of the smell are very much welcomed!
Zoya Nail Polish full size! – $10
This coral color is an Aspyn Ovard exclusive made just for her subscribers. I love this color and plan on bringing it to my local salon when I go treat myself to a pedicure.
Zoya Naked Manicure Glossy Seal full size! – $12.00
Zoya’s Glossy Seal top coat gives a real high shine finish which I prefer. I also like that Zoya’s products are 5 Free formulas.
Pineapple Ice Tray – $7
Another pineapple ice cube tray! I’m not sure if this is the same one that PopSugar mini subscribers received since I don’t get that box, but this one has no packaging with a manufacturer name. It is soft/flexible almost like a thin rubber. I love using Liz’s idea to make Jell-O shots but I would feel better if this tray at least said BPA-free. I also feel the price is overinflated.
Verdict: Wow! Once again the Aspyn Ovard box was chock full of stuff! Aspyn Ovard is very young and I know this box isn’t geared towards a married mom pushing 40, but that being said I think it had great value. I came up with a total of $162 which almost triples the cost (with shipping). While her beauty items are spot on with many full-size items and great brands I feel her jewelry/fashion items could use some work. I’d prefer to see one well-made piece of jewelry or accessory than four cheaper things.
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