Our Subscription Box Favorites for October!
We’re starting a new monthly post highlighting our favorite discoveries from subscription boxes! Here are our favorite items from the past month:
It was a 3-way tie this month!
The Item: Black Cat Self Defense Keychain
The Cost: $8.99
From: Laserbrain Patch Co.
Why I love it: I love it because 1. Black cats rule! 2. It makes me feel safe now that it’s getting dark earlier.
The Item: Selenite Crystal Skyscraper Lamp
The Cost: Estimated Value $25
Why I love it: I have been meaning to buy one of these anyway to cleanse my negative thoughts. How did they know I’ve been in need of this?!
The Item: Rose Quartz Yoni Wand
The Cost: Listed Value $110 (though I found a similar one on Etsy for $69.99)
Why I love it: I am really getting into crystals and this one is all about the self-love (no batteries required)!
Read more reviews by Marne!
The Cost: $3.50
Why I love it: I was so glad to have finally participated in the bubble mask phenomenon with this peeling sheet mask! This isn’t the gimmicky novelty item that you sometimes expect with outrageous beauty trends. As the bubbles expanded, I felt a clarifying tingling sensation and was left with glowing, clear skin. Love!
Read more reviews by Jess!
The Item: Laser Cat Toy
The Cost: $5
From: Cat Claws Club
Why I Love It: I have gotten a fair number of laser pointers in cat subscription boxes but most of the time they don’t work very well at all. This one looked to be inexpensive but actually quite powerful. Even Mr. Kitty got in on chasing the red dot and I am always excited when he shows evidence of being able to see anything because he has so many eye problems.
Read more reviews by Ragan!
The Item: Bombay Chai Matcha Latte, Single Packet
The Cost: $1.66
Why I Like It: This was my first time drinking a matcha latte and it was delicious. The latte has hints of cinnamon, cardamom, and vanilla. It has a sweet milky taste and reminds me of green tea. This kept me warm and cozy. I love a hot drink that can transform my mood
Read more reviews by Nich!
The Cost: $1.69 each
Why I love it: I’m all about finding ways of making sweets and treats healthier, whether I’m baking in my own kitchen or supporting small businesses. These organic patties are made of three ingredients: 100% cocoa, raw white honey, and natural flavoring (mint or pomegranate in this case) and they’re so stinkin’ good! The bitterness of the dark chocolate paired with the wholesome sweetness of the raw honey makes for a delicious combo. So much so that I decided on the very first bite that I’ll be buying more of these candies to keep in my pantry!
Read more reviews by Christen!
The Item: Anchor Stretch Jersey One-Pocket Tee by Tailor Vintage
The Cost: $29.00
From: Stitch Fix
Why I love it: The color of this basic long sleeve top is so unique and will easily pair with many different colored bottoms. The cotton/spandex material is extremely comfortable and for the price of $29, this top is a total steal, especially because it will work for all seasons of the year!
Read more reviews by Rob!
The Cost: Retail Value $17.99 (on sale here for $10.79)
Why I love it: In the book, Anya wakes up on the morning of her first day of school to see that she grew a tiger tail overnight! She is in shock, nervous to go to school, worried that girl’s with tiger tails can’t even go to school, and attempts to cover the tail. I love this book because it goes over all of the feelings we have when starting school, but it also shows that differences are what make us each unique and special. Even though my son is far off from school age, he absolutely loves this book! We read it at least once a week when he fondly asks for “tail, tail, tail!” The pictures are beautiful, the story is silly, but it ends with a wonderful message that I love sharing with my son Fox.
Read more reviews by Taryn!
The Cost: $19.95
Why I Love It: My family loves Crazy Aaron’s Thinking Putty so the chance to create our own putty colors and name them was a ton of fun. This kit had enough putty and tins for all of us to make our own personalized version and we enjoyed it so much we will probably buy the other Crazy Aaron kits available for the holidays.
Read more reviews by Jessica!
The Items and Cost:
Muletown Ididio Ethiopian Coffee, 12 oz – Value $18.99
Coffee Scoop & Clip – Value $5.50
Read more reviews by Lacey!
The Item: Haunted Dollhouse
The Cost: $175 for 5 weeks (read my reviews for weeks 1 and 2!)
Why I love it: I’ve really enjoyed seeing the little pile of wood that arrived in the first box be transformed into a lovely house. Although it’s still a work in progress, it’s been a perfect decoration for October. I look forward to seeing the dollhouse completed and to solving its mysteries.
Read more reviews by Désirée!
The Item: Julien Mesh Trim Dress by Le Lis Size 3x
The Cost: $74 ($54 after $20 Stylist Fee is applied)
Why I love it: This was a tough call because I had SO MANY good items to review this month (including the boots I styled this dress with from my Shoe Dazzle review and the blue velvet flats)! That all being said, this Le Lis dress still comes out on top! I love everything about it: the cut, the very late 60’s style, the flowy fabric, the way the sleeves drape, the dotted mesh yolk, and the retro somber Andy Warhol-esque flower pattern! I am a smitten kitten for this dress and at the price of $54 after discounts— it would be foolish to deny it a space in my closet!
Read more reviews by Nicole!
The Item: Dark Magic Soy Candle
The Cost: $18
Why I love it: I like the unusual theme for this candle and the mint & eucalyptus scent is perfection. Fresh and lasting!
Read more reviews by Chelsey!
The Box: October’s The Nick Box
The Cost: $49.99 + $7 S/H
Why I love it: It was the perfect selection of the Nicktoons that I really loved growing up – and the items were so usable at the same time.
Read more reviews by Eric!
The Item: NOTO Deep Serum
The Cost: $29
Why I love it: This serum is made with grapefruit oil and it is officially my favorite scent ever! It’s a rich serum, but it absorbs pretty quickly considering. (It gets that beautiful orange hue from carrot oil!) I love that this works for face and neck, day and night, too!
Read more reviews by Liz!
What do you think of our favorites for October? And what were your favorite discoveries?