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Our Subscription Box Favorites for October!

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Subscription Box Favorites

We’re starting a new monthly post highlighting our favorite discoveries from subscription boxes! Here are our favorite items from the past month:

Lindsey’s Favorite:


The Item: Spider Bite Beer Company Boris the Spider Russian Imperial Stout

The Cost: Craft Beer Club costs $39 per month

From: Craft Beer Club (Coupon: Receive 3 bonus gifts with your first shipment!, no coupon required, just use this link)

Why I love it: I’m a big fan of dark beer, and this one was great. Rich, tangy, and roasty, the flavor reminded me of coffee and chocolate. I also really love the label artwork. (Just look at Boris the spider’s fuzzy Russian hat! Awesome.)

Anna Rodriguez’s Favorite:


The Item: Robby Dress by Tart Collections

The Cost:  $164

From: Wantable Style Edit

Why I love it: I kept it! I love this dress. I know, it’s a lot of snake print, but it’s so stylish and versatile. It’s a very easy day-to-night dress with a quick change of accessories.

Ragan’s Favorite:



The Item: Unique Vintage 1950s Style Black Rita Halter Flare Dress

The Cost: $78

From: Unique Vintage Dress of the Month Club

Why I Love It: This was a fun dress and I don’t have anything like it in my closet. Plus, it fit very well, which made me happy (I’ve been having some fit issues with clothes since losing weight). Now I am just waiting for some holiday function to wear it to.

Haley’s Favorite:


The Item: Little Birdie Blouse 

The Cost:  $40

From: Golden Tote

Why I love it: This has been a great transition piece for my wardrobe! It’s light enough to wear alone on warmer Fall days but when it’s chilly it looks fantastic with a blazer or cardigan. Plus the fit is good and I love the tunic length. I’ve loved pairing it with these grey skinny jeans, which I also got in my October Golden Tote!

Bekki’s Favorite: 


The Item: Spaulding’s Specialty Spices – Holiday Spice Sugar

The Cost: $6.50

From: My Texas Market (Coupon: Save 25% off your first box with code MAIL25!)

Why I love it: I’ve used this sugar in my coffee every day since receiving it. It’s that good! This sugar is blended with cinnamon, clove, ginger, nutmeg, and lemon. Initially, I was wary of stirring this into my coffee, thinking that it wouldn’t mix in completely. I was totally wrong – it melted in smoothly and made my coffee taste delicious! It’s almost like having a pumpkin spice latte…with a ton fewer calories. I’m definitely purchasing some of these for gifts this year. 

Nancy S’ Favorite:


The Item: MCC Accent Gel Eyeliner

The Cost: $17.99

From: Mishibox

Why I love it: I use to have trouble finding the perfect liner for my hooded, oily lids… until this love came along. This gel liner is convenient, portable, and absolutely kills in the long-wearing department! The color payoff is spectacular. I wore it by itself, no primer, for a whole day and it looked almost pristine at the end of the night. There is little to no smudging (usually unheard of for me). It comes off easily with oil-based cleanser or makeup remover too. Holy grail!

Jessica’s Favorite:


The Item: Candy Floss Lip Scrub

The Cost: $4.99

From: S & G Beauty Box (Coupon: Use code MSA1 to save 10% off your first box!)

Why I love it: I love this lip scrub because it’s effective, smells amazing, and is handmade. It’s great to find cruelty-free, organic, fair trade beauty items on Etsy and be able to support small businesses. This is a product I’ll be buying again!

Shawn’s Favorite:



The Item: Good Earth Sweet and Spicy Tea

The Cost: $0.50 (for 2 tea bags)

From: Zen Box by Jen (Coupon: Use code MSA10 to save 10% off your first box!)

Why I love it: I usually buy a much more expensive tea that tastes almost exactly like this so I was super excited to find discover this Good Earth tea. The name is perfectly descriptive as this tea is both sweet and spicy but adjust your brew time if you need a less flavorful taste. This is a full bodied tea which is the only kind I will drink!

Nich’s Favorite:


The Item: AHA Toner (Alpha-Hydroxy Acid), sample size

The Cost: $1.25

From: Satva Box (Coupon: Use code SATVA10 to save 10% off your first box!)

Why I Love It: I have been using this for the past month and have seen a noticeable difference. I use it at night and rinse off in the morning. I have less dryness and dullness in my skin and love how my skin perks up after use!

Anna Reilly’s Favorite:


The Item: Wild by Water Clutch in Skellig Views

The Cost: Value approximately $38.52 USD

From: MyIrelandBox (Coupon: Get a bonus gift in your first 3- or 6-month subscription box! No code required.)

Why I love it: I love the image on the front of this clutch. The colors and the beauty of the fabric-printed photo are daydream-worthy. I also just love when boxes have items that aren’t just pretty, but practical, too. This piece is perfect for carrying around on its own, and its faux-leather body and strap make it sturdy enough to survive being thrown into my bustling tote bag, too!

Liz’s Favorite:


The Item: Nuema neuStyling Smoothing Creme 

The Cost: $3.60

From: Beauty Fix

This hair creme smells like a lemon cookie – I’m obsessed with it! This line from Neuma is also free of any ingredient you may want to avoid, like parabens, sulfates, phthalates, FD&C Colorant, etc.

And the hair creme itself works really well, too. You can use it both on dry or damp hair, and it didn’t weigh my hair down at all – but did tame frizz!

I’ve already used this sample up – time to buy full-size!

What do you think of our favorites for October? And what were your favorite discoveries?

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. To be honest I think this thread would be a lot better if yall picked non-clothing items.. the clothes are very pretty but they arent really items that other people can get, just saying. I do love the vintage black dress and the birdie top though.

  2. I LOVE that Little Birdie Blouse! It is super cute and totally my style.

    • I love the Little Birdie blouse too! I ended up buying it a la carte at Golden Tote using code goldenfriday for $16 off. Thanks Haley for aiding my addiction! 🙂

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