Cosmo Box Subscription Review + Coupon – April 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:
Give off major Boss vibes with this month’s batch of hand-picked goodies – whether you’ve already nailed your dream job or just slay all day in your mind.
Now, on to the items!
Sweet Water Decor Boss Lady Travel Mug – Retail Value $19.99
This is a 16oz insulated plastic travel mug with a gold metallic (plastic) lid.
It’s BPA, Phthalate, and Lead Free. (Handwash only, do not microwave.)
Here it is in hand to give you a better sense of scale:
Jewelry Love Shoppe Custom Bracelet – Retail Value $15
(Subscribers will either receive a bracelet that says “Level Up” or “#SLAY”)
The bracelet is made of aluminum, is lightweight, adjustable, and won’t tarnish or discolor skin. Here it is on:
Sweet Water Decor Black Ink BallPoint Pen Set – Retail Value $17.99
These pens measure 4.5 inches long (shorter than your standard pen), and they twist to reveal the pen point.
There are three different phrases on the pens: “Bossy Lady” “Hustle, Darling” and “Like a Boss.”
Here is a quick sampling of the ink:
Poppin Business Card Case – Retail Value $6 (The info card lists the value as $8)
This is my favorite item in the box! I love gold accessories, and the pop of bright orange inside is great, too:
And it has a magnetic closure to keep your business cards secure.
Sencha Naturals Green Tea Moroccan Mint Mints – Retail Value $1.95
I’ve sampled Sencha Naturals before thanks to a few other subscription boxes, and I think they are a great natural mint + tea brand.
These are more of a traditional mint – very minty and fresh. And they also included a sweeter/fruitier version:
Sencha Naturals Pink Dragonfruit Mints – Retail Value $1.95
These are made with Sorbitol, Organic Matcha Green Tea, Dragonfruit & Ginger Extracts, Peppermint Oil, and Stevia.
If you like your mints subtly sweet, these are for you! (They aren’t too minty, either.) The Pink Dragonfruit flavor really takes center stage.
Sencha Matcha Latte Original – Retail Value $1.95
I’ve sampled these matcha tea blends before, and while I normally avoid sugar in any drinks, these are a nice treat!
The ingredients are nice and simple, too: Organic Coconut Sugar, Coconut Oil, Algae Flour, Organic Matcha Green Tea Powder, Green Tea & Vanilla Extracts.
Sencha Matcha Latte Tropical Mango – Retail Value $1.95
And you don’t need milk for these – just hot or cold water depending on your preference.
Verdict: This box has a retail value of $67. While the value compared to the $25.99 cost is good, this box is mostly a miss for me. A lot of a subscription box comes down to personal taste, and it’s expected that there will be some boxes that are perfectly fine but just not a fit for me personally. That’s the case here, but I’m also wondering if this box really feels like it is from Cosmopolitan magazine?
I read Cosmo every month thanks to the Texture app, and most of these items don’t seem like something I would see on the pages of Cosmo. What do you think? Am I being too harsh on this subscription, or have they not delivered on your expectations, too?
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:
- Travel Mug: $11.64
- Bracelet: $5.82
- Pen Set: $6.98
- Card Case: $2.33
- Sencha Naturals Mints/Tea: $3.10
What do you think of the April CosmoBox?