Cosmo Box Subscription Review + Coupon – March 2018
There’s a new subscription box from Cosmopolitan – CosmoBox! Each month you’ll receive items selected by Cosmopolitan editors.
My Subscription Addiction paid for this box. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).
The Subscription Box: CosmoBox by Cosmopolitan
The Cost: $19.99 a box + $6 shipping
The Products: “Curated by the editors of Cosmopolitan magazine, this unique monthly subscription box brings you full-size quality goodies that compliment and empower your multidimensional lifestyle.”
Ships to: US
Keep track of your subscriptions: Add this box to your subscription list or wish list!
Each box comes with a card detailing the items included:
Now, on to the items!
Cosmopolitan Nail Files – Value Listed $8
This is set of 3 nail files.
A useful but not exciting item. And the listed retail value seems a bit high to me, too.
Your Tea in Her Tea – Retail Value $35
This box comes with 60 tea bags.
Here are the ingredients: Camellia Sinensis (oolong tea), Chrysanthemum Tea, Lyciumchinese (goji), Gan-Jiang (ginger).
The tea is designed to “assist in controlling fluid retention, boosting your mood and gently nourishing your digestive system to reduce bloating.”
I like the flavor, and I appreciate that it is organic. I’m a tea drinker so I’ll definitely use this whole box.
BMC Nail Polish Set – Retail Value $26.99
I’m new to BundleMonster + nail stamping, but after checking out this video, I want to try it!
Unfortunately, this isn’t a nail stamping set, but rather a set of 6 stamping nail polishes, so I’d have to buy additional materials to try nail stamping.
These are BOLD colors!
These shades are all high-shine cremes.
I was impressed with the formulas. I needed only one coat for full coverage with every color except yellow.
Here they are on:
La Ritzy Lip Gloss – (Value Listed $20) Retail Value $16
This lip gloss goes on clear, and provides shine without any stickiness. It has a cupcake flavor, too.
Verdict: This box has a retail value of $86. While the value compared to the $25.99 cost is good, I’m disappointed in this box. I’ve been trying to figure out what subscribers could expect from Cosmo Box, I thought February’s box was a great step in the right direction, but this feels like a few steps back.
There doesn’t feel to be a theme in this box. I’m not expecting anything big, but this box feels like 4 random items to me. And if the word Cosmopolitan wasn’t on the nail files, I never would have seen these items together and thought they were a Cosmo Box. I also think this box is missing a hero item. While the tea is good, we’ve seen it in quite a few subscription boxes already. The nail polish would have been great if it was a full stamp kit instead, and the lip gloss + nail files are good staples, but not exciting.
Maybe I’m just being a little hard on Cosmo Box because I had set my expectations higher thanks to the February box. And maybe this box will be well-received by people who aren’t very familiar with other subscription boxes. What do you think?
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? I believe so, but I recommend contacting their customer care to be sure.
Coupon – Use coupon code COSMOBOX25 to save 25%!
Value Breakdown: At $25.99 for this box, here’s what you are paying approximately per item:
- Nail Polish Set: $8.16
- Lip Gloss: $4.84
- Tea: $10.58
- Nail Files: $2.42
What do you think of the March CosmoBox?