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February 2017 New Subscription Boxes – Which Should We Review?


It seems like we learn about a new subscription box every day – so we decided it would be fun to try a little roundup of some interesting new boxes at the end of each month, and let you vote for which ones we review next.

(This list isn’t strictly boxes that just started last month, but boxes new to us in the last month, too)

Here are some of your favorites from last month’s post! Sign up to be notified when new reviews post for these boxes by clicking on the name of the box below, clicking the “Get Email Alerts” button and signing up, then checking off the “Reviews” checkbox.

As always, thank you for being an MSA reader and telling us your thoughts! The February poll is at the bottom of the post. And if there are other boxes you’d like to see us review that aren’t listed here, please let us know in the comments!

A new nail polish club from LiveGlam: PolishMe, $19.99/month


The Box: PolishMe Subscription Box

The price: $19.99/month

COUPON: Use coupon code POLISH to get a bonus nail polish with your first box!

Ships to: US and Worldwide. (Shipping is free to the US, $9 International)

What’s inside: You will receive a unique, exclusive nail polish collection each month. Each collection has 3 polishes in it. New collections debut on the 23rd of the month.

Get notified of new reviews for this box: Sign up for notifications here!

A new picture book subscription for kids: BOOX by Powell’s, $39.95/bi-monthly

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The Box: BOOX by Powell’s Books

The Price: $39.95, every other month

Ships to: Free to the United States, $12 rest of world

What’s inside: Each box contains one new hardcover picture book and an additional hardcover staff favorite, along with other exciting goodies. “BOOX, Powell’s subscription picture book club, delivers a thoughtfully curated box to your doorstep every eight weeks. Each box features one new hardcover picture book and an additional hardcover staff favorite, along with other exciting goodies. Our kids’ team has sought out the best new picture books with diverse characters, inventive story lines, exquisite illustrations, and charming prose for you to treasure for years to come.”

Get notifications for BOOX: Sign up here to get an e-mail when a new review is posted!

A YA book box that empowers girls (and gives back): Wonder Girl Box, $34.99/month


The Box: Wonder Girl Box

The Price: $34.99/month + shipping

COUPON: Use coupon code FANGIRL10 to save 10% off your first box!

Ships to: US and Canada

What’s inside: “Wonder Girl Box is a monthly book club that empowers and celebrates girls. Each Wonder Girl Box gives money to organizations that are working with girls and women around the world. Every month, we will send you a new Young Adult book release, a few bookish goodies, and items that celebrate girl power.”

Get notifications for Wonder Girl Box: Sign up here to get an e-mail when a new review is posted!

An affordable sheet mask subscription: Facetory, Starting at $4.95/month


The Box: Facetory

The Price: $4.95 + $.99 shipping for 4 masks, $14.95 for 7 masks

Ships to: US and Worldwide. In the US, shipping is $0.99 for the 4 mask box and free for the 7 mask box. Worldwide shipping rates vary by destination.

What’s inside: Each box contains “The latest sheet mask sensations and hidden gems,” select 4 or 7 sheet masks when you sign up.

Get notifications for Facetory: Sign up here to get an e-mail when a new review is posted!

A self-care subscription for jetsetters: BIRD+ANCHOR, $44.99/quarter

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The Price: $44.99/quarter

COUPON: Use coupon WELCOME5 to save $5 off your first box!

Ships to: US only; free shipping

What’s inside: “BIRD+ANCHOR is a quarterly subscription box offering travel essentials for self-care while on the go. Each box includes a themed self-care kit featuring 3 to 5 travel-friendly products (travel or full sized) that are natural, eco-friendly, and in most cases, made in small batches.”

Get notifications for BIRD+ANCHOR: Sign up here to get an e-mail when a new review is posted!

A Hawaiian wellness & beauty subscription box: Go Native!, $34.95/month

Go Native Box

The Box: Go Native! Subscription Box

The Price: $34.95/month + shipping

Ships to: Worldwide

What’s inside: “We bring you the best of Mamalani & other native makers, with our own health and beauty box from Hawaii. Each month receive Mamalani products along with other curated products. A new theme each month will highlight a native practice or plant that is essential to health along with a recipe on how to go native in other areas of life.”

Get notifications for Go Native!: Sign up here to get an e-mail when a new review is posted!

A trendy Korean beauty subscription: Joah Box, $33/month

Joah Box

The Box: Joah Box

The Price: $33/month

Ships to: Worldwide

What’s inside: “Each month our team selects for you 4 to 5 authentic beauty products (Makeup, skincare, nail care, beauty tools, etc …) with occasional BONUSES. JoahBox is delivered anywhere in the world with FREE shipping.”

Get notifications for Joah Box: Sign up here to get an e-mail when a new review is posted!

A subscription box with a sense of humor: Smartass & Sass, $34.95/month


This one was a reader request, and has been around for a few months. Be warned, this subscription features some adult language!

The Box: Smartass & Sass Subscription Box

The Price: $34.95/month + shipping

Ships to: Worldwide

What’s inside: “Curated boxes full of hilarious, handpicked products made by artists and small businesses. Receive 4-8 full-size products to use while laughing your way through life.” Past themes have included the “Mama Bear” box pictured above, the “Saucy Chef Box” and the “Inappropriate AF Box”.

Get notifications for Smartass & Sass: Sign up here to get an e-mail when a new review is posted!

A literary lifestyle box for men: Culture Carton, $40/month

Culture Carton

The Box: Culture Carton

The Price: $40/month + shipping

COUPON: Use code FACEBOOK10 to save 10% off your first box!

Ships to: Worldwide (shipping varies by destination)

What’s inside: “When you sign up for Culture Carton you will receive a carefully curated selection of lifestyle items and a book that belongs in every man’s library, every month. We take the effort out of looking for the best tools and resources for improving your life.”

Get notifications for Culture Carton: Sign up here to get an e-mail when a new review is posted!

A medical grade skincare sample subscription: Beauty Box MD, $25/quarter


This skincare subscription is not new, but we haven’t had an opportunity to review it yet – so we wanted to know what you think!

The Box: Beauty Box MD

The Price: $25/quarter, free shipping

Ships to: US

What’s inside: Each quarterly box contains “a two-to-three week skincare regimen of four products  — hand selected by a doctor based on your skin type and goals; plus, a bonus product that compliments.”

Get notifications for Beauty Box MD: Sign up here to get an e-mail when a new review is posted!

A subscription box for Francophile foodies: The L’Epicerie Box, $55.95/month

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The Box: The L’Epicerie Box, $55.95/month

COUPON: Use code LAUNCH to save 25% on your first box!

The Price: $55.95/month + shipping

Ships to: US only ($5.90 shipping)

What’s inside: “Every month or every time you want, receive high-quality and local French food selected by two French foodies, Camille and Petronille.” Each box will contain: 6 imported hard-to-come-by gourmet products, Cards detailing region’s gastronomical history and the products inside the box, including serving suggestions, and traditional recipes.

Get notifications for The L’Epicerie Box: Sign up here to get an e-mail when a new review is posted!

Take the poll below!

We know it’s hard to pick. Want us to review more than one? Select up to five boxes below!

If the poll doesn’t load below, click here to open it in a new window. The survey will remain open through Friday.


Written by MSA


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Comments (52)

  1. The poll wasn’t up anymore, but please Smart ass and sassy.
    I also have a random request, I’d LOVE to see Liz’s space where she keeps her sub items (and Eric too). I imagine it is a grand room, instead of a Lisa Vanderpump walk in closet heaven. Liz has a walk in heaven of a sub box room. Or, like the Candi Spelling infamous gift wrapping room. Liz has a spectacular sub box organized room that one could just get lost in all of the fabulousness. One day Liz one day, I beg of you. Happy Sunday Funday everyone.

  2. Hillsong Team

  3. Threadbanger! Threadbanger! Threadbanger!

  4. I’ve never heard of the Smartass and Sass box, that is SO going on my wish list! I sighed up for Facetory (the 7 mask box) and received my first one. I think it’s a great deal. I’m making a video review/unboxing. I’ve done one mask and will do #2 tonight. It will take the box reviewer a bit to test them all out, so you might have to post that review toward the end of the month. I’ll still be interested to see how your experience compares to mine!

  5. Smart ass and sass is screaming my name!! I don’t think that I would order it every single month, but definitely 3 or 4 times a year.

  6. I would love to see the eco flower subscriptions reviewed for the $9.99 box

    • I think we are the only 2 people up this early, Alex.. haha

  7. I subscribe to a new charity driven box called causemetix. It’s a decent box and the mini version is only $10.

  8. Lip Monthly and bag from So Susan please)

    • MSA reviews this every month 😊

  9. Maple Blume! I just received my 1st box, and it’s such an awesome box for someone who’s into higher end green beauty. And, everything is full size too!

    Also, Bare Element has been a really nice green beauty box I’ve been enjoying since they started in December.

    I should be receiving Look Incredible very soon. By reviewing past boxes, and seeing what’s in February’s box, it sort of looks like a full-sized version of the Sephora Play box.

    Also, Mintd looks like a really nice box too. I was JUST about to subscribe, but decided to halt all of my non-prepaid subs temporarily. I’ll be checking them out later this year or early next year though.

    All of these are at a higher price point, but they all only include full-sized items (from what I can tell), and I’m sure there are plenty of readers (and not necessarily those that comment, as I’m sure MSA readership far exceeds the “few” of us who take the time to comment) that are more than willing to shell out some $$$ to discover some new to them higher end beauty products. 🙂

    Some more lower priced ones (than the ones mentioned above) that’d be cool if they were reviewed would be Glowing Beets, Terra Bella, & Nourish Beauty.

    Thanks for starting this post! This is a great way for all of us to look into new sub boxes ourselves too, even if they may not get reviewed by MSA. I know I already added a few to my list of subs to look into. 🙂

    • MSA reviews Terra Bella 😊

    • Thanks for your comment! U certainly gave me some ideas for some new boxes I’d like to get!

  10. Have you ever tried the fortune cookie soap box?? They have a seasonal box and they also do monthly now. I’ve always been interested just never seen many reviews!!

    • I just saw a review of the monthly box on another blog, and it looks like a fun box! They’re quarterly boxes look like fun too. FCS is definitely one I’m eyeing for later this year.

  11. BomiBox needs a review!

    • Me too!

  12. Go native looks great! Try that!

  13. I love the Simply Earth subscription box. It’s essential oils and goodies. I think it would be great to review.

  14. The Girl Power YA box and the Sass box please.

    Also I highly recommend My Lit Box for review. You will thank me. 😉

  15. Question: Do you guys still review Owlcrate? I never saw a review of Februarys box

    • Yes! February review should be up soon! 🙂

      • *whew* AWESOME! thanks for the response!

  16. Please review facetory

    • I agree, Facetory box!

  17. I’d like to see a review of two of them. The first being The Thrill Club. I love horror and would love to see what the items are like.

    The second one would be LLB Kozy Club- I think I got the name wrong, but you’ll understand.

  18. I’d like to see reviews of the Yummy Bazaar Sampler Box, Nestify, Anchor of Hope, Betty Boomerang, and Finer Things Box.

  19. Okay, so this may not be a traditional “box”, but I’m curious about Bouqs, which is a fresh flower subscription service. I’m curious how fresh they are when they’re shipped, how long they last, and what kind of stems come in with a “farmer’s choice” subscriptions. It’s something different and I think it would be great to have fresh flowers delivered on a regular basis if they are really as nice as they look on the website!

    • I send bouqs to my mom all the time and they are beautiful! They are so fresh when they come and last longer than most other cut flowers. I got her a farmers choice sub for Christmas & she has been loving it. The bouquets are always different and beautiful. I can’t reccomwnd the bouqs enough!!

      • recommend **

  20. I love scribe delivery, a monthly pen and paper subscription box!

  21. I think I’m going to subscribe to MD beauty box! Love my skin care! I’m wondering the sizes of the products though for $25?

    • That one looks tempting to me too. By the picture, they look like sample sizes you’d get in a GWP. But, typically samples (even some packet samples) last far beyond one use. Some deluxe samples can easily last me a few weeks. It’s too bad they only include a few weeks worth of product (per their description) for a quarterly subscription service though.

  22. I would like to see a review of Call Number.

  23. I’d like to see what the 4-mask plan on Facetory vs. the 7 mask plan looks like before deciding whether to sub. Interested in seeing what Smartass and Sass can bring, and I always love to read the food box reviews.

    Have y’all considered reviewing Terra’s Kitchen? It’s been popping up in my FB feed as an ad and I just wonder how it compares with the other companies. It comes shipped in a mini-fridge and I think they prep most of the ingredients, but not sure. I’d love to see a review on here before deciding whether to give them a shot. I like the idea of less prep but still delicious food. I’m lazy like that LOL

    Thanks for starting the poll (and this one worked on Chrome! Yay!!). Lots of cool boxes out there 🙂

    • I subbed to both Facetory boxes. The 4-pack had masks in the $1 to $2 range, and the “luxe” box had masks in the $3 to $4 range. Overall, I liked both boxes, as they provided a great variety of masks. I haven’t tried them yet to feel the difference between the budget vs luxe masks, but I imagine they’ll feel mostly the same.

  24. How about Blessbox?

  25. OKay but what the heck is in the Powell’s picture book box that it’s worth $40??? Are the picture books lined in gold????

    • I subbed to Litjoy crate, the board book version and I want to say it was like $37 with shipping. I loved it, but $37 was too much for two books and some other goodies.

  26. Smartass & Sass looks fun & unique to the subscription box world – which can be a rarity these days!!

  27. Styled Home Box looks great! I haven’t subscribed but would love to see your reviews of the box

  28. Dang, I need that Squirtle Mask now…

  29. Have you considered Sunday mood box…?

  30. I think you should review Indigo Beaux. they are great, ive been getting them monthly since November.

    • Laura, it is already been reviewed.

  31. Can you review Lola Beauty Box

    Also, Luxe Box from Canada…they do mail to the USA.

  32. Facetory is so cheap! I’d love to see that one reviewed. Although their price differences between the two boxes is pretty weird. $6 for 4 masks or $15 for 7 masks. It should be something like $11 for 7 masks.

    • It looks like the 7-mask plan includes some more expensive types of masks, so I think thats why the price is so different!

      • yup! I have the 4 mask plan and they are the “budget” masks but they are great!

    • I subscribed and already received February package. There were four masks. I was very happy with them. They were big masks and all different.

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