Bless Box is a monthly lifestyle subscription box for women, curated by Sazan Hendrix. Each box will include items in the beauty, health, food categories.
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About Bless Box
The Subscription Box: Bless Box
The Cost: $29.99 a month + $7.50 shipping
New Deal: New subscribers, use coupon code BEBLESSED for 50% off your first box!
ACTIVE DEAL: Save 35% off your first box
The Products: Each box will include items in the beauty, health, food categories curated by Sazan Hendrix.
Ships to: US and Worldwide!
Bless Box January 2018 Review
Bless Box has gotten a recent makeover with their box, and an info booklet that comes along with it.
The cover features Sazan, the curator of the box.
Then you'll find the table of contents.
There's always a letter from Sazan as well.
Here's the first page of contents of the box. There are descriptions as well as a "Saz Tip" for each.
The last couple items, plus a nod to those who are "blessing it forward" and reusing their boxes to help out.
Here, there's a cat-eye tutorial to do with the eyeliner received this month.
Pages 12 + 13 have basic jump rope moves from the founder of The Rope, Amanda Kloots. Wish they would have included a jump rope in the box now!
Sazan also shares her birthing story.
The last two pages have a smoothie recipe and social media photos from subscribers.
The smoothie recipe is repeated on this card for easy reference.
Let's dig into this month's items!
Bless Box Resolution & Affirmation Cards - Listed Retail Value $7.00
This set of four cards has the Bless Box "B" logo on one side, and positive affirmations on the other like "Let's do this", "Happiness looks good on you", "Oh, oh, oh, you're magic" and "Confidence is the best highlight". I'm not quite sure these are worth $7.00 to me personally, but they are certainly very nice and uplifting.
Ashley Shelly 2018 Monthly Notebook Planner: Lined Notes Edition - Retail Value $18.00 (found here for $14.00)
Gosh, I don't want to seem like Negative Nancy here, but this does not seem like an $18.00 (or $14.00) planner to me. It's a pretty basic paper planner with a striped cover, monthly view, and lined pages in between for notes with a stapled binding. There's a 2-year overview on the inside cover and a list of national holidays, but I'm not seeing anything super special here. Maybe it's the just the stationery geek in me that isn't impressed. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Beanitos Black Bean Chips - Listed Retail Value $2.00 (buy a case of 24 for $31.98)
I can get down with Beanitos and certainly prefer this snack to the one I received in the December Bless Box. If you haven't had Beanitos yet, I'm sure it's only a matter of time before they show up in a box you subscribe to. But I have to say that I have actually purchased these at a store on my own since being introduced to them. Saz suggests enjoying these with some hummus.
They've included a coupon for a free bag as well. I used this at Whole Foods (I got a 6 oz bag of the White Bean variety worth $2.50) and it didn't seem to be scan properly, but since they have such great customer service, they just accepted it anyhow and gave me the discount manually.
Ahmad Tea London Fruit & Herb Selection, 20 count - Retail Value $4.50
This tea doesn't strike me as being super premium but I do like that there are 20 bags (with four varieties) included. The Chamomile & Lemongrass flavor sounded the best to me, so I tried a cup of it with some local honey I just bought. I was hoping for a bolder lemongrass flavor but it was very subtle and didn't give me too much to swoon over. This will be added to my growing tea library for evenings and guests, but won't be the first one I reach for.
DeoDoc Daily Intimate Wash - Retail Value $19.50, Listed Value $15.00
This intimate wash comes in three scents and I received the Violet Cotton. It smells really nice (kind of like dryer sheets) but is hypoallergenic and pH-balanced to use on your sensitive lady-area. This is intended to use externally, so it's only to be used as a gentle alternative to the regular body wash that you use for everywhere else. This was created in part with a Swedish professor of Gynecology with 40 years under their belt, so I suppose DeoDoc knows what they are talking about. 😉
Yu-Be Moisturizing Skin Cream, 0.57 oz. - Retail Value $6.95
I noticed that Liz got this same product (in a smaller size) in a past Bless Box, but I'm happy to try it out since I haven't before. At first, the scent is really strong, almost like a Vicks VapoRub, but it does fade pretty quickly and left my dry wintery hands feeling velvety soft. This is the perfect size to toss in my bag for when I need moisture (always). Super into this stuff and glad I got it because I see it everywhere.
amika Triple Rx Shampoo, 3.4 oz. - Retail Value $10.00
I've received amika products in other subscription boxes in the past and am always really into them. They smell super nice and tend to work well on my hair. This small bottle of triple Rx shampoo helps to "restore and revitalize dry, damaged and overstressed hair" which is exactly what I need. I've only used this once so far, but it made my hair feel pretty darn silky when I used it with a conditioner of theirs I happened to have. I switch up my hair products often so I like having this one in the rotation.
Wen Winter Cranberry Mint Replenishing Treatment Mist, 2 oz. - Retail Value $10.00
If you liked the Wen hair and body products from last month, you are in luck. This month yields another two Wen products (one of which came in two sizes).Coming in the same Winter Cranberry Mint scent as the hair conditioner last month, the first product is a "replenishing treatment mist" that can be used in between washing your hair to revive it, or as a leave-in conditioner for those of us whose hair is lacking in body (🙋). Although I'm slightly hesitant to use Wen products due to the class action lawsuit (which I mentioned in my last Bless box review), there are certainly mixed reviews. As with any product, it's going to work for some and not for others. The risk here is a little greater than just "not working" though. Since I'm already pretty paranoid about my thinning hair because of my genes, I'm going to opt out of trying this one.
Wen Winter Cranberry Mint Replenishing Treatment Mist, 6 oz. - Retail Value $20.00
Same treatment mist, different size. I don't think I've ever received two of the same product in various sizes in one subscription box before. If you like the product, then it's a win to have a travel size. If not, I suppose it's a double bummer. This stuff certainly does smell really nice.
Wen Winter Cranberry Mint Treatment Oil, 4 oz. - Retail Value $36.00
The next Wen product is a triple-duty treatment oil. You can use it in the bath, on your body to moisturize, or in your hair for smoothing flyaways or as an overnight scalp treatment. This is a good-size bottle that I imagine would last quite a long time since none of the directions call for more than 4 droppers worth. I rubbed a drop of it into my hand and the scent was quite strong and had a very light feel to it without being super oily. It absorbed quickly into my skin and did make it feel pretty soft.
Juice Beauty Phyto-Piments Precision Eye Pencil in Charcoal - Retail Value $20.00
The final item this month is an eyeliner pencil from Juice Beauty, an organic makeup and skincare line that has Gwyneth Paltrow as their Creative Director of Makeup. This eyeliner is a soft grey color and is free of all that bad stuff like parabens and artificial dyes or scents. It's also cruelty-free and vegan because you know Gweneth wouldn't be messing with anything less. The formula is creamy and smooth so it went on really easily. I like the that soft grey gives my eyes definition without being too bold like black can sometimes look. This would blend nicely into some soft neutral eyeshadows, no doubt.
Verdict: Bless Box has a retail value of $153.95 this month and costs $37.49 after shipping. Even though that is a pretty insane value, I just feel like these products were super hit or miss for me. I'm hoping they get away from Wen because I am overloaded after last and this month's offerings and some of the products personally don't feel worth their price. The shampoo, moisturizer, and eyeliner were the hits for me, but not the most expensive items in the box.
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No, but subscribe today to get February's box.
Bless Box ships once per month, usually between the 19th and 22nd. If you subscribed on or before the 17th, you will receive a box that month. If you subscribed after the 17th, your first box will ship the following month unless otherwise stated.
Coupon – Use coupon code BEBLESSED for 50% off your first box. (New customers only)
Value Breakdown: At $37.49 for this box, here’s what you are paying approximately per item:
- Affirmation Cards: $1.70
- Planner: $4.38
- Chips: $0.49
- Tea: $1.10
- Intimate Wash: $4.75
- Moisturizer: $1.69
- Shampoo: $2.44
- Treatment Mist (travel): $2.44
- Treatment Mist (full size): $4.87
- Treatment Oil: $8.77
- Eyeliner: $4.87
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