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Our Subscription Box Favorites for January!

Liz Cadman
ByLiz CadmanJan 29, 2018 | 7 comments


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

Haley’s Favorites:

The Item: Stitches and Stripes Feather Sleeve Dress

The Cost: On sale for $15.99! (originally $88)

From: Trendsend by Evereve

Why I love it: I like this dress so much because it’s a buttery soft fabric that feels high quality. So comfortable, so warm. And these sleeves! They’re definitely on trend with the bell shape, and the feathery fringe around the upper arms is just fun. It’s also my favorite shade of grey, which is a favorite color of mine to wear. 

Read more reviews by Haley!

Anna’s Favorite:

minimalist table runner

minimalist table runner design

The Item: Exclusive Sarah Sherman Samuel x Tribe Alive Table Runner/Wall Hanging

From: CAUSEBOX Winter 2018 Box (Coupon: Save $10 off your first box! with coupon code 10WELCOME)

Why I liked it: This 100% cotton table runner couldn’t be a better match for my decor style. I love the versatile, minimalist design and the neutral colors. It’s beautifully (and ethically) made, too—I have a feeling it’ll be in my linen collection for a long time!

Read more reviews by Anna!

Jess’s Favorite:

The Item: Oatmeal Cookie Granola

The Cost: $9.50 ($18.99 for box)

From: Bare Naked Custom Granola (Coupon: Use code TRYIT to save 25% off your first month!)

Why I love it: This granola mix includes a subtly sweet cacao and cashew butter base granola, a dash of cinnamon spiciness, toasted organic coconut for some creamy flavor and crunch, and dried cranberries for that tart pop. So good with yogurt in the morning, and it tastes just like a real oatmeal cookie! 

Read more reviews by Jess!

Ragan’s Favorite:

CHC Vintage January 2018 Dress

The Item: Late 1960s/Early 1970s Vintage Dress

The Cost: Undetermined, though the subscription is $35/month, which includes free shipping

From: CHC Vintage

Why I Love It: I love bold prints and bright colors, and this fits me very well, also. I actually wore this to work the day we took this photo and I got some compliments. With tights, it is seasonally-appropriate for winter in Georgia, as well.

Read more reviews by Ragan!

Marne’s Favorite:

KissMe Midnight liquid lipstick with application wand

KissMe Midnight liquid lipstick on model

The Item: Liquid Matte Lipstick in Midnight

The Cost: $19.99

From: LiveGlam KissMe (Coupon: Get a free bonus “Bestie” lipstick with your first month! No coupon required, just use our link. Or – save on longer subscriptions! There’s no code required, just use our link to get a discount on 6 and 12-month subscriptions! Sign up for 6 months and get $10 off, or sign up for 1 year and get 1 month free!)

Why I love it: I’ve been coveting grey lipstick for a while now, and LiveGlam made me finally take the plunge. I love wearing such a unique lippie (that happens to be my favorite color), plus this one has great staying power! Finally, my lips can match the color of my heart. JK JK! 

Read more reviews by Marne!

Nich’s Favorite:

The Item: 2018 Mini Desk Calendar

The Cost: $15.00

From: Trendy Memo (Coupon: Use code MSA10 to 10% off new subscriptions)

Why I love it: This mini calendar is the right size to fit in the corner of my desk. I love the stand’s sleek form and copper finish. It has a chic design that differs from the standard desk calendars I have had in the past. I will need to invest in 12-month calendar sheets for next year so that I can use the stand again.

Read more reviews by Nich!

Christen’s Favorite:

Reiki Candle for Buddhibox Essential Oils

Reiki Candle from Buddhibox Essential Oils

The Item: Reiki Herbal Votive Candle – Positive Energy

The Cost: $5.75

From: BuddhiBox Essential Oils (Coupon: Save 10% off your first box with coupon code BUDDHIADDICTION)

Why I love it: First of all, I’m in love with the bright yellow color of this candle. It just glows! Its scent is also lovely. It’s a scent is a blend of sandalwood, dragon’s blood (new to me!), frankincense, and saffron essential oils, and the included info slip offers directions for how to charge your candle with positive energy. The concept is so positive, and I like the idea of adding intention into the items in my home.

Read more reviews by Christen!

Rob’s Favorite:

Sprezza January 2018

Sprezza January 2018

Sprezza January 2018

The Item: Basic Outfitters Socks

The Cost: $12.00

From: Sprezzabox (Coupon: Save 25% off your first box with coupon code MSABOX25)

Why I love it: These are the perfect winter socks; they’re on the thicker side which will keep my feet toasty and they pair perfectly with both dress shoes and boots – very versatile! The color combo is perfect for me, too – I love all shades of blues, especially when they’re paired together like this!

Read more reviews by Rob!

Jessica Hapak’s Favorite:

Birchbox Dry Body Brush

Birchbox Dry Body Brush back

The Item: Birchbox Dry Body Brush

The Cost: $10 (currently out of stock, but click here to join the waitlist for when it comes back in stock!)

From: Birchbox The Best Bath Ever Kit (Coupon: Try any of these free gift with purchase coupons on orders of $35 or more!) And don’t forget your free mystery sample pack on orders of $35 or more!)

Why I love it: When I originally reviewed the Best Bath Ever Kit, I chose the Juara body oil as my favorite item from the box. However, the more I use this dry body brush, the more I love it. When I used it (as directed. Please take my word for it and use it as directed.), I noticed that it made my skin feel a lot smoother, and honestly, my legs felt invigorated after using it. The theory behind dry brushing is that, besides smoother skin, it helps with vascular circulation and lymphatic drainage. I am not a medical expert, but I really think that is happening when I use this brush! Plus, I had a really nasty bruise from slipping and falling on ice and using this brush really helped to break up the bruise so it went away a lot quicker compared to the usual duration of my bruises. I am currently waiting for Birchbox to bring it back in stock so I can order one for my mom!

Read more reviews by Jessica!


Laine’s Favorite:

Eiwa Marshmallow Black Sesame packaging front

Eiwa Marshmallow Black Sesame packaging back

Eiwa Marshmallow Black Sesame

The Item: Eiwa Marshmallow Black Sesame

The Cost: Buy 2 bags for $11.99

From: Skoshbox

Why I love it: This new-to-me snack blew my mind with its delightful marshmallow texture and rich, not-too-sweet black sesame filling! It tasted so fresh, so unlike anything I’ve ever tried before, and now it’s safe to say I’m obsessed with Japanese snacks.

Read more reviews from Laine!

Lacey’s Favorite:

"New Beginnings" by Mike Ellis

The Item: “New Beginnings” by Mike Ellis, 9 x 12 Offset Print

The Cost: Papirmass costs $14/month

From: Papirmass

Why I love it: I really love this image and it happens to match some artwork I had set aside for my home office, which just got a fresh paint job and is ready to re-decorate. I really look forward to this box every month and swear each one is my new favorite!

Read more reviews by Lacey!

Nicole’s Favorite:

Crazy Hot Clothes Vintage Accessory January 2018 Subscription Box review

The Item: CHC Vintage Accessories Box

The Cost: $55 for five hand-picked vintage accessories

From: CHC Vintage

Why I love it: CHC truly provides a customized service with their clothing box as well, but I am an accessory fiend and this box hit every mark for me! The selections in this box were so incredibly well tailored to my style through their detailed survey that was provided to me as a new subscriber. I truly adored every single piece, especially the leopard pillbox hat and the beaded purse. I have already used both accessories a few times since receiving them. Also, you can’t beat $55 for five quality vintage pieces! That is a great deal, especially since that includes shipping. They even included an awesome ring dish for me as well, which was such a thoughtful touch!

Read more reviews by Nicole!

Brandi’s Favorite:

Amazon Second Trimester Maternity Box Jan 2018-Tea steeped with box

The Item: Traditional Medicinals Organic Pregnancy Tea 16 bags

The Cost: $5.29. This is available for $3.26 on Amazon with a Prime Pantry order, but you can also pick it up for $4.99 at Target if you don’t want to fill a whole Pantry box!

From: Amazon Prime Second Trimester Maternity Box (If you are not already a Prime Member, start a Free 30-day trial.)

Why I love it: This organic tea has a great flavor- a subtle hint of mint with strawberry. It is used to support a healthy pregnancy and can even shorten the duration of labor! I would drink this tea even if the benefits for pregnancy weren’t there!

Read more reviews by Brandi!

Chelsey’s Favorite:

PMS Package January 2018

The Item: Moodibars

The Cost: $6.50

From: The PMS Package

Why I love it: Ever since I had these delicious little chocolate squares, my love for chocolate has quadrupled. My favorite flavor was the “Flirty” bar because it was “strawberry champagne”. YUM! 

Read more reviews by Chelsey!

Eric’s Favorite:

The Item: Moby – Play Vinyl LP

From: Vinyl Me, Please

Why I love it: This is one of the first deliveries of an album that I pretty much ignored when it was released. I had a blast giving it a spin and was pleasantly surprised by how good it is!

Read more reviews by Eric!

Liz’s Favorite:

The Item: Linhart Fluoride Toothpaste 

The Cost: $10

From: New Beauty Test Tube

Why I love it: Toothpaste is such a basic item that I wouldn’t think of it as a monthly favorite typically, but this one is pretty fab! It is the perfect mint flavor, the formula designed to help strengthen enamel and prevent decay, and the best part? I love the packaging! It looks great on our bathroom counter!

Read more reviews by Liz!

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

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!

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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Mandy G.

I have a new skincare routine from Jan. sub box products which are each so gentle and feel so good. Here’s the 4 new skin care products and how I use them ( Following a K- beauty layering technique)-

1) Simple Micellar cleansing water- From the Allure Beauty Thrills box which shipped very late, so January delivery. I’m counting it! : )

2) Sunday Riley CEO Rapid Flash Brightening Serum- I love this lotion/ serum. I am now in the age group to use it on both face and tops of hands to keep them smooth and soft. I have several bottles from the January Allure beauty box- couldn’t resist after the Dec. Glossybox introduced me to the goodness.

3) OSEA Essential Hydrating Oil- from the Winter RZ BOS which also arrived in January. First facial oil I’ve been able to tolerate, as my skin reacts with immediate redness to others I’ve tried. Also, love the soft fresh but not herbal scent. Absorbs really fast and feels so great for my skin type ( dry).

4) Lastly, I adore the Farmacy Honey Drop moisturizing cream as my final hydrating step. It was a great product in the January PSMH box. I’ll be purchasing more when the jar is empty many months from now: )

Mandy G.

I have a couple of dry brushes ( one with a detachable long body handle) that I got for practically nothing on Amazon. The quality is very good, and I’m thinking each, even the one with the long handle for the back area were around $10 and had free Prime shipping. Just an idea for those who don’t want to wait for a restock. Mine are oval shaped and barely fit in my hand, so larger than BB’s I think.


This is for Jessica H.; I just chose my sample pick for Birchbox last night. The kit was offered as a “ship with” product but it is sold out. However, this brush was in the “tools” section of offerings and let me add it to my box. Check the site today. Hopefully it actually arrives 🙂

Jessica Hapak

Thank you so much for letting me know, fellow Jessica!


Love the Sunday Riley from Allure. Been using it day and night and could see the difference in my skin.


Me too, I love it! It’s my new holy grail product.


Love both the CHC Vintage “favorites”. Can’t decide which one to try:)

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