Cate & Chloe Subscription Box Review + Coupon– November 2016
Cate & Chloe is a monthly jewelry subscription box. Recently, they’ve updated their subscription box program—where before, they’d send two pieces of jewelry per month with a bonus item (sometimes) for $39.99, they now have several subscription levels to choose from:
Full VIP Status
3 pieces of jewelry + monthly bonus item = $39.99/month
Double the Fun
2 pieces of jewelry + monthly bonus item = $29.99/month
The Starter Package
1 piece of jewelry + monthly bonus item = $19.99/month
(with 3-month, 6-month, and 1-year options available at discounted rates for each)
Cate & Chloe kindly sent us this box to review. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).
This review is of the Full VIP Status, $39.99 a month, box.
The Subscription Box: Cate & Chloe VIP
The Cost: $39.99 per month with free shipping for the VIP box, though there are two other subscription levels available as well.
The Products:Depending on which plan you choose, you receive 1, 2, or 3 pieces of Cate & Chloe jewelry plus a bonus item every month. With the $39.99/month VIP box, you’ll receive three pieces of jewelry and one bonus item each month.
Ships to: U.S., via USPS
Keep Track of Your Subscriptions: Add this box to your Wish List or Subscription List!
I love opening this box, with its beautiful presentation and twinkling contents. Let’s get started!
Inside the pretty pink box, Cate & Chloe has included a few pieces of information. There’s a list of the jewelry pieces included, a little note about the early-winter inspiration, and details about some of the beauty treats in the box.
Aren’t these ribbon-tied boxes glamorous? I feel so classy opening each one.
This necklace is delicate, lightweight, and versatile, thanks to its simplicity and clean lines. The crystals add just a touch of sparkle in their silvery settings. It’s a little traditional for my style, but I could see using this necklace to add a spark of something special to an office outfit.
Here’s a look at the pendant part close up.
It seems like this, and all of the jewelry in the Cate & Chloe box is exclusive to their site (and their Amazon site). Similar necklaces (sterling silver, gold-plated, Swarovski crystal…) are priced much lower, so I’d say this very simple piece might be valued a little bit higher than deserved.
Adeline “Feminine” White Gold Plated Swarovski Bracelet – Value $165.00
This brilliant bracelet sat comfortably around my wrist. It’s 60mm long, according to the Cate & Chloe site, and very lightweight. The gems are clear and reflect light in crisp, eye-catching ways. I thought the little groups of four gems were cute while remaining conservative and simple. Very versatile, pretty, and comfortable!
Again, the price seems a little high. (This item on Swarovski’s site is rhodium-plated, rather than white-gold plated, but it’s still about $65.00 less than this similar, and somewhat simpler, bracelet).
Edie “Queen” Ring Set – Value $49.00
These stackable rings have a bohemian quality I didn’t expect from Cate & Chloe, but one that I really like! These rings are white-gold-plated and complimented by crystals and zinc alloy, according to the site. I liked that the crystals were a bit more demure and understated here. (The pattern of each ring makes the statement, not the gem.)
Check out the opalescent stones in the ring on the left. I love the subtle flash of color! It’s so dreamy.
The website says these rings are a size 6, which seems right. I’m usually about a 7, and these rings were just a smidge tight on me.
Similar sets of rings are priced much lower, so again, I feel like the Cate & Chloe price is a little high.
Weird name, awesome product! This packet of balm seems small, but it’ll last you. At first, I squeezed a dose about the size of a lentil onto my finger, and that ended up being way more product than I needed! This balm is like a super-thick gel, sort of like if coconut oil was twice as dense and as sticky as petroleum jelly. The thickness is the key, though, since it makes this potion feel less like a balm and more like a full-on lip treatment, which is exactly what my cracking, early-winter lips were begging for.
The formula clings to your lips and takes a long time to sink in. Not only did my lips feel immediately calmer, they stayed plump and happy for several hours after I applied this balm.
Bliss Beauty Organic Peppermint Essential Oil, 1 fl oz. – Value $9.99
I love essential oils, so this peppermint oil is a welcome sight. Peppermint’s an energizing scent, and this natural formula has plenty of applications (as aromatherapy, or even insect repellant!).
Verdict: I liked this Cate & Chloe box! I’m giving the side-eye to the prices they give their jewelry items because they seem a bit high when looking at comparable finds. Going by Cate & Chloe’s prices, the value of the box is about $401.00. Even if that’s a little high, the $39.99 price of the box still seems more than fair for the pieces you get—most nicer jewelry is at least $40.00 a pop, and here, you get three beautiful jewelry pieces plus extra treats. I can’t wait to start wearing my new accessories around!
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