CAUSEBOX Summer 2018 #2 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.
This summer’s edition of Causebox sold out so fast that they made a second summer box! This one features some of the same products as the first box, plus favorites from past boxes and more. As of publication, it is still available for purchase!
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 Summer Subscription Box #2 2018 Review
As usual, this box includes a thoughtful mini-magazine of information about the featured brands and artist.
They get in. DEPTH! I love it. It makes each item feel special. Plus it tells me why these aren’t just items I could find at any ol’ store.
The booklet mentions artist Coco Dávez, who created the vibrant orange and blue artwork for this month’s box. She also designed the following postcard:
Coco Dávez Art Card/Postcard
Who says you have to go on vacation to send a postcard? This would make a nice summer greeting for an out of town friend.
Fair Seas Supply Co. Turkish Towel – Retail Value $44.00
This lightweight Turkish Towel is made from sustainable organic cotton, which feels airy and crisp out of the box and soft and comfy the more you use/wash it. This same towel came in the first summer box, and it’s become my go-to for poolside lounging. (It’s a nice barrier between me and the grass, plus it’s thin enough to easily tie into a sarong when it’s time to wander back to the car!)
Kevia Tassel Necklace
This charming piece of jewelry is so versatile, I almost don’t feel quite right to call it a necklace. Depending on how you wrap it (and where), it can be a headband, a bracelet, a necklace, a bolo tie, a body chain, and anklet… whatever your heart desires! The delicate texture of the chain actually holds onto itself pretty well, so that things felt secure after looping it around a few times. I couldn’t find this design online, so I’d imagine this is a more unique, harder-to-find piece. I also LOVED reading about the socially and environmentally minded entrepreneur behind this brand in the booklet.
Zoya Nail Polish, Set of 3 – Retail Value $10.00 each
This is another repeat from the first summer box! Zoya nail polish has all of the staying power, smoothness, and pigment of other notable brands, minus the harmful toxins. My tiny nails loved wearing this formula, which stayed for a good week before it started really chipping. The red is called “Sonja”, the white is “Purity”, and the beige is called “Jack”. The red is my fave. Since I already have the set from the first summer box, I might gift this trio to a friend! I’m keeping the coupon, though 😉
Karuna Hydrating+ Sheet Masks, Set of 4 – Retail Value $28.00
There was a set of Karuna antioxidant masks in the first summer box, and I really liked them. This hydrating blend contains soybean and hyaluronic acid to give your skin a surge of moisture. The lightweight mask was doused in a healthy amount of watery serum—I found myself rubbing a lot of drippy excess into my neck and hands. It doesn’t have a strong scent, which I like. Some masks feel almost totally dry by the end of the 10-20 minutes, but this one was still pretty damp. The remaining serum felt a little sticky for a while after I took the mask off, but my skin was definitely plump and soft beneath!
PF Candle Co. Golden Coast Reed Diffuser – Retail Value $22.00
This reed diffuser smells like eucalyptus, sea salt air, lime, white lavender, sage, redwood, fir, and palo santo. The resulting fragrance is a little bit like an earthy white tea scent. It’s very beachy. I like the amber bottle and the old-timey label. It’s a cute addition to a shelf, as well as a nice fragrance to have drifting through my home.
Scentuals Organic Moroccan Argan Oil, 30 ml – Retail Value $22.58
Argan oil is such a blessing for everything from the dry ends of my hair to my needy summer skin. According to the Scentuals website, this argan oil is “100% pure, virgin, cold-pressed, certified organic, fair trade and of the highest grade.” It absorbs beautifully and feels light as a feather in my hand.
This exclusive kimono design was made just for Causebox subscribers! You’ll either get this sage green version of the ivory one we’ll be showing off in a second. I love wrapping this around myself first thing in the morning as I putz around my apartment in my PJs, but I think it’d also look nice as a third piece in my normal outfit (especially on those days when I want something cute and unique in my look, but it’s not quite cool enough to wear a full-on jacket).
Here’s the ivory version!
Verdict: I really loved the first summer box, but if you missed it, I highly recommend this one! It’s full of self-care picks that feel just right for lounging on vacation (or the air-conditioned comfort of your own living room). It’s on the higher end of what I’d spend on a box that’s purely a treat yourself kind of thing, but because all of the products come from such awesome, cause-fuelled brands, the $55.00 price point feels fair.
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? Yes! But hurry—they go fast!
Coupon – Use coupon code WELCOME10 to save $10!
Value Breakdown: This box cost $54.95. The items I could find online have a total retail value of $146.58, with 3 items (including the kimono, which is a bigger item in the box) to spare. Via the box cost, the average price paid for each of the 8 items would be $6.87.
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What do you think of the Summer Box #2 from CAUSEBOX? What’s your favorite item?