Apollo Surprise Box is a subscription box that gives you products based on your lifestyle and taste. Each box is guaranteed to be one-of-a-kind and contain full-size items.
This box was sent to us at no cost for review. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)
This is a review of the $30 ($50 value) per month box.
About Apollo Surprise Box
The Subscription Box: Apollo Surprise Box
The Cost: $30 per month ($50 item value) or $50 ($80 item value). There are also quarterly options for both.
COUPON: Use code APOLLOMSA to save 20% off your first 3 months!
The Products: A surprise of unique products from around the world tailored to your lifestyle and taste.
Ships to: U.S. for free
Apollo Surprise Box February 2018 Review
When you sign up for Apollo Surprise Box, they will have you answer some questions to get a feel for your tastes!
You first begin with your gender. Too bad you can't skip this or have an "either" option. Who's to say what items are more "male" or "female" when it comes to personal preference?
You'll then choose which categories you're interested in (I chose Home Decor, Kitchen, Fancy Food, Outdoor, Beauty & Accessories, and Terrarium & Garden).
Then the styles you are attracted to (I chose Cute, Minimalist, Punk, Vintage, and Modern).
You will then choose which plan you want, and when you want it delivered before adding your shipping and payment info.
Here's the packing list that shows the cost of each item on their website and how much you saved by subscribing. The total retail value came just 2 cents short of the $50 guarantee, which is totally fine.
They also sent this sweet Valentine's Day card as well.
Each item has an accompanying info card that has a short description.
Heart-Shaped Swarovski Crystal Lollipops, Set of 4 - Retail Value $22.00
For my first item, I received a box of 4 heart-shaped Swarovski Crystal adorned lollipops! It seems a bit much to have a Swarovski Crystal on the bottom of a lollipop stick that you'll soon be tossing out, but it surely brings a touch of specialty to these super cute lollies.
Each heart is about 2.25 inches high and the same width across. The hearts are an iridescent pearlesque candy with brightly color flecks throughout. Super pretty! They don't have a really distinct flavor beyond a sort of plain sugar that seems vanilla-y.
Here's a close up of the pink Swarovski Crystals at the base of each stick. After some prying, I was able to pull it out of the stick, so if you'd want to keep these for a future project, you could.
There is a curious pink mesh pouch included as well, perhaps to save the crystals in?
What's inside the box? A half-moon planter?
Cute Animal Elephant Planter - Retail Value $13.99
It is not actually a half moon planter, but an elephant planter instead! This little blue elephant with white tusks and rosy red cheeks has a red polka dot party hat atop his head. It is also perhaps taking a short nap.
This was handmade from resin and has little feet drawn in on the front and back, as well as a plug to drain on the bottom.
The elephant's tail can also be seen on the back! This would be super cute to put a succulent in and use for a nursery, or even to keep on your desk to keep you company.
Cupcake Bath Balm - Retail Value $14.99 (found on sale here for $12.99)
The last item I received is this rather large 4-inch tall cupcake-shaped "bath balm". It looks good enough to eat but is only to be used to sweeten the scent of your bath water with lemony sugar. White and yellow "frosting" is piled on top of this faux cupcake in a green paper baking cup to add to the realistic vision. The interesting thing here is that the very top dollop of frosting can be detached and used as a sugar scrub to exfoliate, while the rest can be dropped in the bath. I'll be popping this into my bath when I want some bubbles n fizz (you can also break apart, as the directions say, to save for another bath).
Verdict: This installment of the Apollo Surprise Box was a little all over the place for me. None of the three items really excited me, but they also weren't a total disappointment either. The elephant planter is really cute, the bath balm although sweetly scented will get used, and the lollipops were a cute Valentine's Day surprise. In total, I received $50.98 retail value this month if you factor in the non-sale price of the bath balm. This subscription is definitely a gamble since their inventory is so incredibly vast, but if you like adventure this may be a good one to try. Even if the items aren't for you, they are quite giftable.
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? The items you will receive are based on your preferences, so you aren't likely to get the same things I did. When you sign up, you can choose your delivery date window as well.
Coupon - Use code APOLLOMSA to save 20% off your first 3 months!
Value Breakdown: At $30 for this box, here is what you are paying approximately per item:
- Lollipops: $12.95
- Planter: $8.23
- Bath Balm: $8.82
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