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Bless Box Subscription Review + Coupon – July 2018

Jessica Hapak
ByJessica HapakAug 15, 2018 | 14 comments

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Bless Box
2.7 overall rating
22 Ratings | 4 Reviews

Bless Box is a monthly lifestyle subscription box for women, curated by Sazan Hendrix. Each box will include items in the beauty, health, food categories.

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About Bless Box

The Subscription Box: Bless Box

The Cost: $29.99 a month + $7.50 shipping

ACTIVE DEAL: Save 35% off your first box

The Products: Each box will include items in the beauty, health, food categories curated by Sazan Hendrix.

Ships to: US and Worldwide!

Bless Box July 2018 Review

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Bless Box has gotten a recent makeover with their box, and an info booklet that comes along with it. Inside, find the items included and listed values, plus interviews and general life tips. This month’s booklet also came with a tutorial on how to get your best eyebrows!

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Primal Kitchen Vanilla Collagen Fuel Packet, 0.54 oz - Buy a 12 pack for $34.95

According to the info booklet, I was supposed to receive a chocolate coconut collagen, but as you can see I received vanilla. I am actually quite happy with that, as I am not a big fan of chocolate flavored things. I mixed this with a cup of hot chocolate and I actually enjoyed it. I am still not sure exactly what collagen is though—according to the info book this is formulated without sugar, dairy, whey, gluten, or soy, however that doesn’t exactly solve the riddle. Collagen is supposed to be good for my skin and can also promote heart health, but I am still not positive this is a supplement I need in my life.

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Mellow Matte Liquid Lipstick in Auckland – Listed Value $10 (Buy the full-size version here for $16)

A size wasn’t listed for this lipstick, but I estimated this to be about half of the full-size version. Auckland is a great mauve-nude shade, and this was a comfortable liquid lipstick. I wasn’t too impressed with the staying power, but when it faded it didn’t make a mess of my lips which is something I always appreciate.

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Maybelline Master Precise All Day Liquid Eyeliner, 10 ml (Full-Size!) - Retail Value $7.99

In theory, this would be the second month in a row that Bless sent us a black liquid eyeliner—except I still haven’t received the one from last month! That aside, I actually quite liked this—I got one of my best flicks in months using this liner. I think this is a great quality drugstore find for a liquid liner, with the tip being easy to control and the black dark like my soul (kidding!).

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Appeal Cosmetics Lustre Drops in Gold, 15 ml (Full-Size!) - Retail Value $29

These highlighting drops pack a shimmery punch and that is just how I like it! I found these easy to blend using a beauty blender and it can be used sparingly for a soft sheen or packed on for some serious shine. I have so many highlighters that I will never end up using them all, and yet somehow I am not mad about adding this one to my collection.

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NCLA Cheers! Tool Kit - Retail Value $16

I was very happy to see this—it arrived when my cuticles were in a very sorry state, and NCLA makes some great tools for keeping your nails and cuticles in great shape. I also really love the gold glitter packaging of the kit. Glitter is something that speaks to me on a spiritual level, so the more glitter items in my life the better.

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Simple Skincare Skin Quench Sleeping Cream, 1.7 fl oz. (Full-Size!) - Retail Value $9.99

Somehow I am a lot less excited to see this now considering this was included three months ago in the May box. Sazan said she loved it so much she wanted to bring it back for round two. I think this is a good basic moisturizer, but nothing about it screams "hey, I am so fabulous you need two of me in a three-month span."

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Shea Moisture Silicone Free Miracle Styler, 3.5 oz – Retail Value $9.99 

This is another May repeat item. This is listed as a “bonus,” yet somehow it doesn’t feel special. This protects against thermal and environmental damage, but since I do not heat style my curls this isn’t a good fit for my hair. This would probably be best for fine to medium hair that doesn’t tangle as easily as mine.

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Super Smile Mini Professional Whitening Kit, 0.21 oz x 2- Estimated Value $5.77, Listed Value $9 (buy a 30-day supply here for $40)

This two-piece kit contains a whitening toothpaste and a whitening accelerant that you use at the same time on your toothbrush for maximum teeth whitening potential. My teeth can be rather sensitive and this didn’t irritate them, but I haven’t quite noticed a difference yet in the whiteness of my teeth. Here’s hoping that changes within the next week or so!

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Nelson J Moisture Healing Mask, 1 oz – Estimated Value $6.76 (Buy the full-size version here for $23)

This came right when my hair was feeling extra dry and coarse, so I jumped right in with using this. The mask really helped with detangling my hair and making it soft, but I was bummed that I used about half of this sample in one go—I wouldn’t buy the full-size version because I would only get about seven uses from it.

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Tarte Cosmetics Arch Architect, Full-Size! - Retail Value $24

Oh, Tarte, I love you so. This is a universal shade with a gel pencil on one end and a clear brow gel on the other. I found this to be a touch lighter than my typical brow color, but it was super easy to apply and blend.

Bless Box swatch

Here are the swatches. From top to bottom we have the lipstick, the eyeliner, the highlighter, and the brow pencil.

The Verdict: Now that POPSUGAR is a quarterly box, I believe there is a spot to fill in the subscription box market in the $30-$40 range. Bless Box has the potential to fill that spot, but this month's box isn’t going to cut it. I received two repeat products from May; I don’t subscribe to boxes to get item repeats, I subscribe to get fun new products. Even though the value of this box is pretty decent at $119.50, I just am not satisfied with this month’s box. I hope Bless gets it together for August, but only time will tell.

To Wrap Up:

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No, but subscribe before the 17th to receive August's.

Bless Box ships once per month, usually between the 19th and 22nd. If you subscribed on or before the 17th, you will receive a box that month. If you subscribed after the 17th, your first box will ship the following month unless otherwise stated.

Coupon – New customers, use coupon code BEBLESSED for 40% off your first box!

Value Breakdown: At $37.49 for this box and an estimated retail value of $119.50, that means you are paying approximately the following per item (excluding the collagen packet):

  • Mellow Matte Lipstick: $3.14
  • Maybelline Eyeliner: $2.51
  • Appeal Luster Drops: $9.10
  • NCLA Tool Kit: $5.02
  • Simple Sleeping Mask: $3.13
  • Shea Moisture Styler: $3.13
  • Super Smile Kit: $1.81
  • Hair Mask: $2.12
  • Tarte Arch Architect: $7.53

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Jessica Hapak
Jessica Hapak
I am a staunch believer that pineapple doesn’t belong on pizza and when I’m not working as a family law attorney I enjoy hiking the Louisiana trails (alligator sightings are a favorite!) or relaxing with Duchess, my cat. I’m a sucker for anything labeled a mystery box and I’ve never met a bath bomb I didn’t like.

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Was quite disappointed with the July bless box. The whole point of these boxes is to try new products, so getting several repeat products in this box was not super exciting. I had to cancel my subscription and will watch if anything changes.

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this has to be the lamest box I have ever seen😂
$38 for a box of non full sized items that you could find at your local dollar store🤣the Tarte was the only thing halfway decent but who doesn’t have a brow pencil? Orrr a…wait for it….black eyeliner u can also find at the dollar store..i feel bad for anybody that got this ridiculous box! Whoever makes these needs to be ashamed of themselves. Lol “bless box” more like cursed box😕

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Bless box is so hit or miss with mostly misses. I think the issue with blessbox is it’s a beauty box the doesn’t have variations therefor no profile and no customization’s. And with the high cost I think it leave people more disappointed. Unloading overstock and including items found in a drug store does not help. At almost $36 a box it should put Beautyfix, Look Fantastic, and Boxycharm to shame.

With that said this box is decent. It doesn’t wow me, but not a total loss.

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I agree that something about the product choices/repeat products feels odd. The theme didn’t make sense and I really do not like that they are using repeat product as a way of making up promised value of the box. Send it as a true bonus, great.

However, I find myself with a box full of product this month that I am happily using and that works great for this time of year, which is most important for me and increases its value.

So in the end, it was for me a successful box.
There is no way I could have purchased all this product on sale/clearance for less.
And I am so glad to know about Mellow. I totally agree, it does wear away, but in a way that you aren’t totally embarrassed because you haven’t looked in the mirror all day. It has staying power and this color really is great for going into the fall but while we are still in summer mode.

I loved that I had to run out the door the other day in 90 degree humid weather and that I had a lip, brow and liquid liner that was easy to work with and helped me feel put together with minimal makeup. Even my hair had air dried the day before and the style cream was perfect to give the ends separation and shine without them looking dirty and without me having to spend any time at all. Today I threw it on wet hair (that I didn’t have time to condition) and ran out the door and it now feels really soft and workable.

I find myself using pretty much all of the product from the summer boxes. It’s so weird because it’s not a curation that matches what you would expect from Sazan’s brand as a style/beauty guru however, it works (for me). And I’m glad to be introduced to some affordable brands. Even sunglasses from the June box that were a little push out of my comfort zone have turned out to be a great accessory. The Totalee Hair line and Elf velvet shadow… it’s all be very helpful for me and I’ve enjoyed it all.

I feel they have also been listening to subscribers. There is a way now to rate each box and each product in the box. I’ve seen changes over the past several months and I think it’s really important to give them feedback that is helpful.

I do feel that it is getting a little more consistent and really hope all the best as they continue to learn and work through kinks of all that must go into producing a monthly subscription.
BTW, they have a summer bonus box out that looks promising. Their quarterly boxes seem to do really well.

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Some of the box seems ok, but enough already with shimmer lotions. I have enough sparkle product to levitate a herd of unicorns,

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With all the products in the universe, I find it very weird that this box continues to have repeat items. They frequently say that “Sazan likes it so much we had to do it again” but that just seems ridiculous now. And honestly, the last thing any sub box should send these days is black liquid eyeliner, let alone twice in two months. It just looks lazy to me.

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Sazan lives a super lush lifestyle so she must be making good money off people paying for these boxes. I think they’re unnecessarily expensive for the brands & quality we get. A lot of the hair stuff is indie or not good quality. The teeth whitener is just random. Repeat items tells me that they had extra & waited a few months to get rid of the rest.

The Simple Cream is amazing & has worked well for me, but just the fact that it’s a repeat is a big annoying. For the price, you might as well buy the BoxyLuxe Box & occasionally switch it up & buy BeautyFIX for Skincare.

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I don’t want to discount your experience… there sure is a lot of hair care, but I would definitely not say that most of it is indie or not good quality.
I DO want to speak to the comment about her lush lifestyle and making a lot of money off of people.
She’s a small business owner and I can say from experience that
1) from the public’s view, you are always going to look much larger than you really are (so there’s an assumption you are making big $$).
2) you aren’t making a dime for the first couple of years at least but rather putting money in. Not to mention all of the original investment costs to pay back.
3) Depending on costs as you grow, you could always making a lean/modest salary off of your business. Bless comes with a lot of costs as opposed to being a social media guru. Until you get really big, it’s just doesn’t pay like you think it would.

I don’t begrudge anyone a lush lifestyle (don’t forget, companies are sending her most of this stuff for advertising purposes and flying her in for events. The cost for them to send product vs what they would have to pay for that sort of advertising is so little).

Again, if you feel disappointment, that’s understandable. Don’t want to take away from that. I for one though, don’t feel taken advantage of, just see room for improvement.

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There has been a lot of hair product for sure! but I would definitely say it’s not all indy.
I don”t want to discount the rest of your experience but do want to speak mainly to the comment though that so much $$ is being made…
As a business owner, I can tell you that at the beginning they are putting money in and likely haven’t made a dime for a while and may not still be.
We have no idea how many subscriptions they have and if they are over buying. Who knows, maybe they are trying to avoid the frustration that comes with being waitlisted :/
Even large businesses aren’t necessarily making a ton of money because the profit left to work with (cover costs) is lean. Some people are in it anyway because they believe in what their industry offers
She’s still a small business owner (as far as Bless goes). Bless is relatively new and not so familiar to folks.

If you haven’t, make sure to share your thoughts with them!

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I was very underwhelmed with this box too. Hopefully the next biz is better or I might be done.

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I was done after May! I think May’s box was great (the skincare & makeup worked well for me), but it did still have cheaper brands. This is an expensive box. We can buy 2 boxes elsewhere & it’ll still be cheaper & higher quality.

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I always find the repeat items in this box so odd. Whoever does their purchasing must have no concept of how many items to buy considering they repeat on a regular basis. I guess it’s nice that they toss the items in as “bonus” a lot of the time, but something about it just feels weird to me.

That being said, I do think this was an okay box for Bless Box. I’m still not quite sure what they’re aiming for, but I feel they’re getting closer to figuring it out.

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I’d be more surprised if they’re repurchasing and not just getting rid of existing stock. I almost signed up for this sub several times but the lack of originality makes me resist the urge.

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