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Apollo Surprise Box Review + Coupon – February 2018

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Apollo Surprise Box

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.

inside Apollo Surprise Box

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. 

contents of Apollo Surprise 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.

packing list for Apollo Surprise Box

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.

Valentine's Day card from Apollo Surprise Box

They also sent this sweet Valentine’s Day card as well.

Swarovski Crystal Heart Lollipops info card

Each item has an accompanying info card that has a short description.

Swarovski Crystal Heart Lollipops in box

Heart-Shaped Swarovski Crystal Lollipops, Set of 4 – Retail Value $22.00

four Swarovski Crystal Heart Lollipops

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.

close up of Swarovski Crystal Heart Lollipops

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.

end of Swarovski Crystal Heart Lollipop sticks

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.

Pink pouch

There is a curious pink mesh pouch included as well, perhaps to save the crystals in?

Planter info card cardboard box

What’s inside the box? A half-moon planter?

Elephant Planter

Cute Animal Elephant Planter – Retail Value $13.99

other side of Elephant Planter

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.

bottom of Elephant Planter

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.

back of Elephant Planter

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 info card Cupcake Bath Balm in box

Cupcake Bath Balm – Retail Value $14.99 (found on sale here for $12.99)

Cupcake Bath Balm

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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Written by Marne Orenich

Marne Orenich

Marne is a stationery addict, lip product connoisseur, record collector, and twice over cat mom. Her favorite subscriptions contain office supplies, anything kawaii, and all things food. She is also proudly the unofficial “Meat Editor” of My Subscription Addiction.

All views in this review are the opinion of the author. My Subscription Addiction will never accept payment in exchange for a review, but will accept a box at no cost to provide honest opinions on the box. This post may contain affiliate/referral links. Read the complete My Subscription Addiction disclosure.


  1. Wait… why are the elephant’s toes on the back of its rear feet??!

    • Hahaha! He is a special elephant that can walk backward and forward with the same ease!

  2. I would love to have that elephant thing. My aunt loves elephants. Do you sell your stuff?

  3. I used to make jewelry with those Swarovski crystal beads, they’re not very expensive at all. I’m guessing they’re about 4mm, so the absolute most each bead would cost would be 10 cents, but they were probably much cheaper. Then it looks like they just put it on a (ahhh totally blanked on the actual name) pin post thing and shoved it up the bottom. Mad props though to whoever thought of this and is making bank on shoving a bead on the bottom and selling them for $$$$.

    • Head pin! I was thinking the same thing as you. Someone made so much money doing essentially nothing with hardly any cost. Swarovski gets pricy if you’re doing a lot with it, but not for four beads.

    • Ah, good to know, Jen! Throwing around the name “Swarovski” definitely makes things seem expensive.

  4. This looks amazing and I want to sign up right now.

    • Just ordered. For 24$ it’s worth trying for me. I was specific and chose only fancy food, beauty, and kitchen. I like the items listed on the website in those categories so let’s see what happens.

      • Ooooh! I hope you get some good stuff!!

  5. I would be sad that the lollipops were the most expensive item if I got this exact box.

  6. It says “Up to $50 value” not minimum or at least that is a GIANT distinction.

  7. So this company seriously thinks it’s spelled “balm”?? lol wow. I would definitely be mad if I received this. The hero item is lollipops with “swarovski crystals” on the bottom. They look like plastic beads. What a bummer

    • From the way that it was spelled I thought that it was like a lotion “bar” that you would rub on your skin…

      • That’s what I would have assumed. If you look closely, you’ll see there are several misspelled words in their literature. Definitely not professional

    • Hi Everyone, I did miss a crucial photo of the back of the cupcake with directions. Please have a look at my updated review. The top comes off to be used as an exfoliating sugar scrub, so that may be part of the where the “balm” is coming from. Thanks!

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