Rebel Babe Box Subscription Review – Spring 2018
Rebel Babe Box is a quarterly subscription box from Rebellia Clothing. (If you’re not familiar with Rebellia Clothing, they offer fashionable clothing that fits for women who lift weights and who may have trouble finding clothing in department stores.) You’ll get a dress or seasonal clothing item (tailored to your measurements) plus some beauty items and snacks.
This box was sent to us for review purposes. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)
About Rebel Babe Box
The Box: Rebel Babe Box
The Cost: $79.99 per quarter + free shipping
The Products: One dress or seasonal clothing item, beauty items, and snacks
Ships to: US
Rebel Babe Box Spring 2018 Review
I don’t have much in the way of muscles at the moment, having spent much of 2016 cutting weight and the last 6 months or so recovering from major abdominal surgery. But I have started lifting weights again and I totally identify with the Rebellia Clothing founder’s problems finding clothes in department stores. I also like that this box has a philosophy that women don’t have to choose between liking beauty items and being fit. Let’s see what they had to offer for Spring 2018:
The box came with this information card detailing some of the items from the box.
Gray Tunic from Rebellia Clothing
I really have no idea how to estimate value for this as it’s not in the Rebellia Clothing shop. It doesn’t have sizing information inside but the whole thing about Rebellia Clothing is that it is designed to fit you, and they ask for really extensive measurements before they will send you anything. I definitely appreciate this feature, as I have a bust and hips that are more in the XS range, but a waist size that is a bit larger (basically, I have no curves) so it can be a challenge to find clothing that isn’t too tight around the waist or that doesn’t gape at the top. There are also no washing instructions that I can find, though.
It was suggested to wear this as a dress if you are short enough (I am about 5’5” and I don’t feel comfortable with a dress this short, but your mileage may vary) or to pair it with skinny jeans or leggings (neither of which I actually own). You are seeing it over some yoga pants here. It is super comfortable and very easy to move in, although you can see every feature underneath, including the Fitbit clipped to my bra. To me, this is a more casual piece (I work at a law firm) but it will totally work for weekends and I can make it work with brightly colored accessories or maybe buy some hot pink leggings (I am really into hot pink lately) to brighten it up a bit.
Metal Marvels Bracelet – Retail Value $24.99 (currently sold out)
I would assume this will work for a variety of wrist sizes; I had to bend it rather severely but my wrists are only 5.25 inches around. If you have a larger wrist you may be able to wear it as-is. Stamped jewelry seems to be popular at the moment and I like that this is delicate, since that’s my preference for jewelry. This would be easy to stack with other bracelets. These come in gold, silver, and rose gold tones, and since I will wear any of those colors, I am happy.
CBD Infused Lip Gloss from Privy Peach in Cherry Vanilla – Retail Value $20
Here is the beauty item for the month. There’s no swatch because it really didn’t show up on my skin. But I am actually really glad to get this. It smells wonderful and I am wearing a lot of lip stain lately (I got Invisalign and taking the bottom trays out transfers a lot of lipstick all over my face, which I can avoid with stain). But lip stain is drying and I need something on top. This has a rather thin consistency when on but nice staying power, and it’s definitely moisturizing and not sticky. It is infused with cannabidiol, which is a legal and non-psychoactive compound extracted from hemp that is supposed to help fight inflammation and promote relaxation. I can’t say I’ve notice that as of yet, but I am really only putting a small amount on my lips. (FYI, some of the items on the Privy Peach website may be NSFW.)
This is a BPA-free water bottle. It’s a nice little extra and something I can always use when working out. (Now that I have the Invisalign, I am stuck drinking actual water when working out.)
Scivation Xtend BCAAs in Blue Raspberry (1 serving) – Buy 30 Servings for $23.99
This month, extra snacks were included (I’m including this product under snacks). I have actually had this before from another fitness box. I do think it works pretty well, insofar as BCAAs (branched chain amino acids) can help with delayed onset muscle soreness, which I have been experiencing more as I have gotten back into lifting weights. Blue raspberry is probably not my favorite flavor combination, but overall this is a good product if you are in the market for this type of item.
Country Archer Beef Sticks (2 count, 1 oz each) – Retail Value $4
Well, if you have read some of my other reviews, you’ll know I’m a vegetarian. So I have dropped these off at work on the “free snacks” table. If you are into this sort of product, you’ll probably be happy to know it is made in the USA from grass-fed beef with no preservatives.
Bruks Bar in Cherry Espresso (1.9 oz) – Buy 6 Bars for $17.99
This is vegan and has the texture you’d expect from a date/nut bar. The coffee flavor wasn’t too strong (according to me, which means something since I can’t stand coffee). My husband was weirded out by the flavor because he says fruit doesn’t mix with coffee (he does drink coffee). Anyway, your opinion of this bar may depend on your feelings about coffee.
Click Active All-in-One Coffee and Protein Drink Mix (vanilla latte flavor, 1 serving) – Buy 21 Servings for $39.95 (found here for $29.95)
Well, as I mentioned earlier, I am not a fan of coffee. However, I am down with products like this because I don’t use them as intended. Rather, I use a little at a time in a smoothie to add some protein. Balanced with all my other smoothie ingredients, the coffee flavor is not overwhelming. The protein sources here are whey protein isolate and micellar casein, so this is a vegetarian but not a vegan product. (I find that whey and casein blend better than plant-based protein sources, though.)
Lil Buff Protein Cake Mix in Cocoa Crave – Retail Value $5
So I am not going to complain about someone sending me microwave cake mix, like ever. This is gluten-free (although not produced in a gluten-free kitchen) and vegetarian but not vegan (contains dairy and eggs). I didn’t realize until after I’d eaten it about the gluten-free part (I’m a regular consumer of wheat products) so I guess I found the texture acceptable. See below for a few notes about preparation.
Lil Buff Protein Cake Mix in Fit-Fetti – Retail Value $5
I haven’t made this one yet because we ran out of eggs. But, I am looking forward to it. I’m probably not going to buy the frosting ingredients because they’re not things I would normally keep in my kitchen, but I think instead I’m just going to pour caramel sauce all over the top. (Hey, I am counting calories and if I do not go over my goal, it doesn’t matter that I eat 200+ grams of carbs a day!)
Each cake mix came with a little packet of sprinkles.
They included a frosting recipe but I don’t have any of those items at home except almond milk so when we made the cake, we had it with Halo Top ice cream instead.
We’ve only made one of the cakes so far because we ran out of eggs. I totally didn’t follow the directions on the package because I don’t have any applesauce but it turned out all right. I used 3 tablespoons of dairy milk, 1 tablespoon of canola oil, and a whole egg (instead of the egg white, applesauce, and non-dairy milk recommended). It probably would’ve been a little less dry with the applesauce (and I managed to make something 410 calories that was supposed to be 280 calories, but oh well). Also I used a 5 x 7 Pyrex dish since I didn’t have the 5 x 8 dish recommended, though honestly you could probably make this work in one of those big soup mugs.
Verdict: I didn’t calculate a total value for Rebel Babe Box because not all of the items were available online. This box costs $79.99. The total for the bracelet, lip gloss, beef sticks, and cake mixes, all of which are available separately, was $58.99. That leaves about $21 for the tunic, water bottle, and the remainder of the snacks. There really aren’t clothing items in the $20 range on the Rebellia site, so I feel like overall, this box is a pretty good value and you’re getting more out of it than what you paid. For me, this is a good box. I love the philosophy behind the clothing brand and that the founders think you don’t have to choose between beauty items and being fit, and I discovered some new snack brands as well.
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No, this was the spring box. If you order before June 19, you’ll get the summer box which ships on June 25.
Value Breakdown: This box cost me $79.99 + free shipping, which means that each of the 10 items in the box has an average cost of $8.
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