CAUSEBOX Spring 2018 Subscription Box Review + $10 Coupon
CAUSEBOX is a quarterly subscription box that features brands and items dedicated to doing good all over the world. Many featured brands donate a portion of proceeds to charities and/or may employ local artisans, use ethically-sourced goods, etc.
Every season includes a new box design, too!
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.)
About CAUSEBOX Charitable Subscription Box
The Subscription Box: CAUSEBOX
The Cost: $54.95 on a quarterly basis, or $49.95 per box with an annual subscription
The Products: At least $150 worth of products for women from Causebox’s favorite socially-conscious brands.
Ships to: US
CAUSEBOX Spring Subscription Box March 2018 Review
I love when subscription boxes take the time to give context for what they’ve curated and tell the story of each item. This booklet goes deep explaining the contents of the box via short, engaging articles.
This little card notes how to engage with CAUSEBOX on social media.
Marylou Faure 7″ Art Card/Postcard
This artful postcard featuring art by Marylou Faure doubles as a print! I love the voluptuous, outline-free shapes on this print—they feel fresh and modern.
Exclusive Symbology Kimono
Handmade in Jaipur, India, this kimono is light, effortless, and a little romantic, too. I love the white and strawberry floral patterns dotting this peachy pink piece. I threw it over my tank and jeans for the photos above, but I can attest that it feels so ethereal to wear over a comfy bralette and pajama pants. My loungewear game is so lackluster—lots of big t-shirts and some amazing MeUndies lounge pants that are comfy, but not particularly flattering. This kimono makes me feel as relaxed as a worn-in t-shirt, but with an added sense of elegance and sophistication. I feel like a woman in a magazine when I wear it! It’s perfect for pairing with a face mask, a new scented candle, and a good book.
Set of Two Tea Towels by Bloom & Give – Retail Value $24.00
These towels are simple, but that’s what I like about them! They go beautifully with my otherwise rather simple kitchen aesthetic. Made from 100% cotton, these towels are made using a 500-year-old South Indian tradition. Better yet, the company behind these crisp, washable towels gives 10% of their sales to girls’ education programs!
PF Candle Co Amber and Moss Reed Diffuser – Retail Value $22.00
I love the antiquey look of this reed diffuser, though the fragrance wasn’t really my favorite. It’s very very mossy, if that makes sense. Just a little too green for my tastes. But I can appreciate how powerful the oil is—as soon as I dropped the reeds into this brown-tinted bottle, the fragrance oil started creeping up them, then out into my room… and beyond! I will caution you that whatever ends up very close to this oil diffuser will end up smelling like it! I put some papers right near the diffuser, dropped them in my bag, and took them out at my office, and this mossy scent bloomed into the air as soon as the papers came out of the bag! It is powerful!
Soko Bow Earrings – Retail Value $42.00
These earrings are awesome, and unlike anything I currently have in my closet. I love the dynamic arcing shape. They’re kind of like futuristic hoops. Better yet, I learned that Soko is a company that empowers entrepreneurs, like the Kenyan artisans behind these minimalist earrings, with digital business technologies. Awesome!
Juice Beauty Phyto-Pigments Ultra-Natural Mascara, 0.3 oz. – Retail Value $24.00
I love a good mascara, but admittedly, I’m not always the most adept at applying it. I always seem to get clumps, or when trying to remedy the clumps, wind up with more mascara on my lashes than I intended. I found this one to be really easy to build up—it says it’s lightweight, and I found that to be true. It’s also vegan and cruelty-free, which are two big plusses in my book.
Scentuals Rejuvenating Rosehip Beauty Oil, 2 fl. oz. – Retail Value $23.19
After spending much of my life thinking the answer to my oily T-zone was drying my skin out with astringent cleansers, I’ve finally discovered the skin-balancing magic of facial oils. Turns out, for me, my skin was just in need of a big drink of nutrients, and was overcompensating for what it was lacking. This facial oil offered my face a nice splash of much-appreciated moisture without feeling overly heavy on my skin. The flower garden fragrance wasn’t bad either!
Verdict: I’m more and more impressed with CAUSEBOX. I really love the quality of each of the items they feature, as well as the many mission-driven companies they highlight. For someone like me, who is trying to be a more ethically conscious shopper, it’s a great box for brand discovery, too. If I was new to CAUSEBOX, I feel like I might be slightly turned off by the cost, which is over $50.00. But the quality of the items inside and the attention paid to curation and the experience of the box makes it a great, cost-effective choice, from my perspective.
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? As of today, 3/9, yes! But inventory is low—hurry and nab yours today!
Coupon – Use coupon code WELCOME10 to save $10!
Value Breakdown: This box cost me $54.95 and included 7 items. The non-exclusive items that I could find prices for had a total retail value of $135.19—that’s already over twice the price of the box. You can also think about the value in terms of average price I paid per item. Given that the box is $54.95, I paid $7.85 for each of the 7 items.
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What do you think of the Spring Box from CAUSEBOX? What’s your favorite item?