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Bless Box Subscription Box Review + Coupon – September 2017

Liz Cadman
ByLiz CadmanOct 8, 2017 | 11 comments

Bless Box
2.7 overall rating
22 Ratings | 4 Reviews

Bless Box is a monthly lifestyle subscription box for women. Each box will include items in the beauty, health, food categories.

My Subscription Addiction paid for this box. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)

The Subscription Box: Bless Box

The Cost: $29.99 a month + $7.50 shipping

ACTIVE DEAL: Save 35% off your first box

The Products: Each box will include items in the beauty, health, food categories.

Ships to: US and worldwide!

Check out all of our Bless Box reviews!

This box comes with card sharing the theme of the box. For complete product details, there's a link to download a PDF.

Also, the box and this print were designed by Dear Giana - an eight-year-old artist! Amazing!

Now, on to the items!

Stila Stay All Day MATTE'ificent Lipstick in etoile - Value $22

I wear Stila's liquid lipstick pretty much every day, so I was excited to try this! I was impressed with the pigment and matte finish, but compared to the liquid lipstick, it just didn't last long. (And this color is too bubblegum pink for me.)

(Swatched in lower photo.)

Stila Stay All Day Lip Liner in Rose - FULL SIZE! Value $20

This lip liner is a twist up - no need to sharpen it, and the formula is soft enough to glide on easily.

The finish is matte, and it did a great job of staying put, too. Again, this shade goes perfectly with the included lipstick, but it isn't a great shade for me. (But this has convinced me to buy this lip liner in Zinfandel to go with my liquid lipstick shade Patina.)

(Swatched in lower photo.)

Doucce Smudge Resistant Eyeliner in Black - FULL SIZE! Value $20

This eyeliner isn't as intense as some eyeliners (or as smudge-proof), but it's a solid contender. (It's pretty hard for me to get excited about a standard black eyeliner at this point in my subscription box obsession.)

(Swatched in lower photo.)

Real Her Play Book Eyeshadow Palette – Value $28

I have a few of these palettes now thanks to Boxycharm and FabFitFun!

This collection is the violet smokey eye set - a combination of mattes and shimmers.

The pigment is good on all shades but especially impressive on the shimmers. (The lightest shades didn't show up well on my skin, but would be great base colors.)

Here is the palette swatched beneath the lipstick, lip liner, and eye liner:

Pura Vida Beach Life Bracelet - Value $5

Pastel rainbow? Love it! (FYI - Pura Vida bracelets has their own subscription - I love it!)

These bracelets are made with wax coated string, so they are super durable, and they are easy to adjust for a perfect fit, too!

True Lemon Crystal Lemon - Value $4

I first discovered True Lemon thanks to Vella Box, and now I totally get the appeal!

If you aren't familiar, this is a simple way to add lemon flavoring to drinks, recipes, etc. And the ingredient list is simple – just citric acid, lemon oil, and lemon juice!

CitraGreen Natural Lemon Flavor Effervescent Tablets - Value $8

This is basically a way to get some of the benefits of a wheatgrass shot in easy tablet form:

You just add this to 7-10 oz water or the liquid of your choice and drink! I didn't mind it, but since I already have a shake I drink every morning, adding another drink to my health to-do list doesn't seem like something I'll keep up. (But if you're someone who does regular wheatgrass shots, I'm sure having these on hand when you can't do the real thing is great.)

Yu-Be Moisturizing Skin Cream - 3 ml Value $1.60

This is a rich cream/balm hybrid that is super moisturizing, yet dries quickly. It's pretty impressive! (Back in the day I used to get these as free samples with all my Sephora orders, so it just isn't exciting for me to see this in a box.)

ArtNaturals Signature Chi Pure Essential Oil Rollerball - Value Listed $7

(I can't find any single rollerballs available for sale on their site, but a set of 8 is $29.)

This roll-on is a blend of Eucalyptus, Peppermint, Tea Tree, Lemon, Siberian Fir Needles, Cardamom, and Bay Laurel. One sniff and I was instantly alert - this will really wake you up!

Dang Toasted Coconut Chips in Caramel Sea Salt - Value $4

I LOVE Dang Coconut Chips! And these caramel sea salt ones are extra good!

They are crispy, crunchy, and just the right amount of sweet. I like using these as a topping on yogurt. (Or just for snacking straight out of the bag!)

Freeman Beauty Revitalizing Peel Off Mask - Value $8

This is a serum-infused gel peel-off mask designed to help refine pores and brighten skin. You leave it on for 5-10 minutes (however long it takes to dry), then peel off! (I love a good peel off mask - just make sure to not apply it close to your hairline or brows!)

It didn't irritate my skin at all, and the scent was subtle, but I have to admit - I didn't really notice any difference in my skin after using it.

SkinInc Pure Revival Peel - 5 ml Value $4.25

This is a 10 second peel! Just leave it on for a few seconds, then massage in a circular motion, and then remove with warm water. It made my skin feel so smooth and clean! (And it also made my skin feel tight for about a minute, but it didn't last.)

FYI - The Chaleur Heat Penetrating Mask was listed on the digital card, but wasn't in my box. I'm assuming it was supposed to be in all boxes and mine was left out accidentally, so I'm going to reach out to Bless Box to get a replacement.

Verdict: This box has a value of about $132. (Not counting the value of the missing mask.) I think that's a great box value considering the cost is $37.50 a month. I'm still trying to understand the curation of this box, but I think it's a mostly beauty box, with a few lifestyle and healthy supplement items. (Personally, I'd prefer to have no sample size products at this price point, and I'm OK if that means fewer items in general.)

To Wrap Up:

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? Possibly. The Subscribe page is still messaging the September box. I've reached out to [email protected] to ask. I'll update once I hear back.

Coupon –Use coupon code WELCOME to save 10%!

Value Breakdown: At $37.50 for this box, here’s what you are paying approximately per item:

  • Lipstick: $6.25
  • Lip Liner: $5.68
  • Eye Liner: $5.68
  • Eyeshadow Palette: $7.95
  • Bracelet: $1.42
  • True Lemon: $1.14
  • Wheatgrass Shots: $2.27
  • YuBe: $.43
  • Rollerball: $1.99
  • Dang Coconut Chips: $1.42
  • Freeman Beauty Mask: $2.84
  • Peel: $1.28

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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!

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Iv been wanting to try the BlessBox but unfortunately after reading mostly negative reviews I will not be spending my $40 per month Plus $7+ in shipping…. I’ll keep looking . Thanks everyone…….

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Cathy S

This looks like a great box and is being added to my Wish List. I love the True Lemon (and Lime) packets. I sprinkle them on fresh fruit (love it on Granny Smith apples best) to add a little zing; it seems to bring out more of the flavor of the fruit. Dang is SO DANG good! This flavor looks super yummy! Thanks for the review, Liz!

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I have had a 6 month membership off of a Gilt offer and will not miss it when it expires next month. The value is really hit or miss and the box curation never makes any sense. It really feels like the box is just filled up with whatever is around. Sometimes there is a decent value other months it is a handful of dollar store left overs. Bottom line, I am never excited to open it and never feel like it is a “treat” to myself.. so it will be goodbye.

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I totally agree! October is my last month too and I can’t wait to be done.

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I noticed the mask on their digital card and saw that no one was receiving them in their boxes on IG reveals. So I inquired about it via FB and after that that I saw that Bless Box changed their info card to a coupon and then told me via FB post that the mask was a mistake. HOWEVER, after that and a week long delay with my box shipping, when I did get my box I did get the mask… And others as well. TBH there is a lot of inconsistencies lately. A few months back the info card said we would be receiving a HUM giftcard in our boxes, yet none we’re included. After inquiring about THAT issue, they were in the following months box.

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I’ve been thinking about trying this box but I keep talking myself out of it. I haven’t been able to find consistent reviews anywhere. There’s always a month here or there, but I haven’t seen enough (on any of the sites of blogs I follow for this stuff — not just MSA) to get a real good sense of whether or not the box has consistently good products. Also $40 a month is a lot and I don’t think they release spoilers anywhere, so you go into it blind. I’m interested in hearing from anybody who has tried this one before.

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Christine H.

Abby, I’ve only been subbing to this box for 3 or 4 months (can’t remember exactly). I had been eyeing it and when they had the box with the Kerastase product, I finally caved. I LOVE all things Kerastase. They even allowed me to purchase 2 extras boxes that month for my daughters…and both of them LOVED LOVED LOVED it. Yes, there are some “drugstore” brands in the box. And yes, the curation seems a bit wonky at times. But I honestly think the value is there. I like the little snacks they send (except, as someone mentioned already, those awful bars). Last month was a really big miss for me but I like at least half of the box this month. And to me, that’s pretty much the same as most other boxes. For example, PSMH is a box that is either a really big miss for me or I like most of the box. And I find that for PSMH, I’ve disliked more boxes than I’ve loved. But the ones I do love, I really love. I do wish Blessbox would add more “lifestyle” items and a little less make up. I wouldn’t mind seeing more home goods, like candles and such. But I’m not ready to throw in the towel yet. I will stick it out a few more months and see where they go with it. If they continue with “mostly makeup”, I will eventually stop subbing, since I already have more make up than I know what to do with.

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Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts with me. I really appreciate it! 🙂

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I’ve gotten a few months of this box and it’s pretty much the same things every month. I’ve gotten I think 4 in total and I’ve ALWAYS gotten some sort of mask, a lipstick, eyeshadow/palette, and these awful paleo bars that just about break my teeth. There are some items I really did love – Some really thick comfy socks in one box, a baseball cap I wear pretty much everywhere, a nice full size Kerastase hair product, and I do enjoy the masks – but there is nothing that’s WOW or feels like a treat or different from other boxes. I am especially disappointed in the amount of makeup I receive considering it advertises itself as a lifestyle box. I’m also disappointed in the number of items that are sample size when I pay a few dollars more (and no shipping) for other boxes to get full size products. I know it’s a new box – not a year old yet – but they really need to step up their game if they want to keep customers. Their first couple of boxes wowed me and got me to sign up (I didn’t receive those, I just saw reveals) but they’ve definitely been hit or miss and more on the lackluster side.

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Those Primal bars are so disgusting

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I emailed them as well regarding my missing mask. Has been over a week now, no reply.

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