CampusCube for Girls “Smart Start” Care Package Review + Coupon – September 2018
CampusCube is a college care package subscription box that contains “healthy, delicious, fun & useful items guaranteed to make your favorite student smile!” Each CampusCube includes healthy snacks, useful gadgets, and personal care items, while the box upcycles into useful, colorful dorm room storage. They also donate a portion of every sale to national scholarship organizations.
CampusCube offers Girls and Guys subscription options and ships monthly themed care packages from September until May. Birthday, Exams, and Healthy Care Packages are also available.
A preview of what’s inside these boxes can be found here.
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.)
This review is of the Girl’s College Care Package, which is $39.95 + shipping.
The Subscription Box: CampusCube
The Cost: $39.95 plus $4.95 shipping
COUPON: Use code MSA5 to save $5 off your first regular cube order.
The Products: Snacks, gadgets, and personal care items for your college student
Ships to: U.S. only
CampusCube for Girls “Smart Start” Care Package Review
While it has been a few years since I was in college, I remember those days vividly and depended on care packages from my parents as I went to school five hours away from home. Let’s see what this month’s box brought us!
Kind Healthy Grains Maple Pumpkin Seeds with Sea Salt, 1.2 oz. – Buy a box of 5 for $3.09 (found here for $2.50)
At first bite I did not love this, but as I went on the flavor and texture really grew on me! The maple and pumpkin seeds reminded me of the fall and added a lovely crunch. I didn’t get a huge punch of sea salt flavor, instead, the maple is really what was the shining star for me. This is a great snack to eat going from class to class or just something you could eat as a quick breakfast with some yogurt.
Notepad and Pen
I thought this looked familiar, I received this same notepad back in my March box. However, this time around, I found attached to the rings was a pen that writes in bright blue! The notepad is great for making lists or taking quick notes. I could see myself using this back in college during one of my internships, or something that we would have had out in our house to leave notes for each other (I lived with 5 girls so notes were key). I still have the notepad that I received in my past box so I think I am going to gift this to my niece who is about to start her freshman year of high school!
You Are Amazing Exfoliating Body Scrub and Wash in Juicy Grapefruit
This scrub and body wash is microbead-free that brushes away dry skin. The grapefruit scent really wakes you up so this is perfect to use early in the morning to get your day going. My skin has been through a lot this summer being at the pool in the sun, using lots of sunscreen so I needed something extra that could help bring back my smooth skin. The wash felt cleansing with a great foaming action while still feeling like it exfoliated in a big way! This is a great treat for someone that might not have a ton of time for “self-care” while focusing on being back at school.
I wasn’t able to find this exact travel set online, but I did find the shampoo and conditioners sold separately. I do love that it came in a set with the toiletry because you can never have too many, especially while being away at school. The bag itself is small, but it would be perfect for makeup or to use for an overnight trip. Plus, if you spill anything inside, cleanup will be super easy! The shampoo and conditioner have a sweet yet floral scent that is very feminine. The set is meant for fine hair to add volume and bounty. I have the exact opposite of fine hair so I don’t think this is going to work on my long curly locks, but I am going to pass this along to my friend that is always looking for extra volume!
Olly Superfood Protein Smoothie x2, 1.4 oz. – Buy a 22.5 oz container for $27.99
These protein smoothie packs are made to be an easy way to make a healthy drink. All you have to do is mix the powder with a liquid like milk, water, coconut milk, almond milk, etc. No need to use a blender or even add ice if you don’t want to. However, I received these in the CampusCube Guy’s box and did not enjoy these making it the way the back instructed. I decided to add this powder to a blender with some ice, and while it was better, this still wasn’t my favorite protein smoothie. The texture was still very grainy and the flavors were extremely tart.
Starbucks VIA Instant Caffe Mocha, 1.30 oz. – Buy a box of 5 for $5.86
I remember being in college and taking a trip to Starbucks was a huge luxury, I rarely went unless my parents were in town visiting and they could pay for me. Money is tight in college and fun little coffee drinks can be something that you really feel guilty spending your money on, which is why I love that this was included this month! I just wish that more came in the box to really make it a big treat! Caffe mocha is that perfect mix of creamy chocolate with lots of caffeine, a lovely treat to have on hand.
Eat Your Coffee Fudgy Mocha Latte, 1.6 oz. – Buy a box of 8 for $18.99
I have been seeing these little coffee bars around lately, but I haven’t had a chance to try one yet until now! It says that this little bar has the same amount of caffeine that you would get in one cup of coffee so don’t drink it with your morning coffee. This was a bit too bitter for my taste, but I enjoyed the fudgy chocolate flavor that came through on each bite. I just love drinking a warm cup of coffee so I couldn’t see myself eating a bar instead of drinking the real thing, but I thought this was so fun to try!
Creative Snacks Co. Coffee Shop, 3 oz.
This was my ultimate snack mix! It is filled with almonds, cashews, chocolate chunks, chocolate covered espresso beans, and dark chocolate shavings. So much chocolate in one bag! I loved the crunch that the peanuts provided and all of the sweet chocolate goodness. This is the type of snack that you could have found me enjoying walking to class because it fills you up while giving you so much energy.
Hudson Henry Granola in Maple, Pecans, & Coconut, 3 oz. – Buy a 3, 12 oz. bags for $33.97
Some of the main ingredients in this granola are rolled oats, maple syrup, coconut, and olive oil. When I saw that coconut was one of the ingredients I was a bit nervous because I usually never like anything with coconut in it. However, I didn’t get a ton of the coconut texture or even taste, it was there just not in an overpowering way that was enough to turn me off. Each rolled oats cluster was so rich and sweet. I could see myself snacking on this while working in the library for a filling snack!
Sleek’e Micro Fiber Hair Wrap – Retail Value $18
I bought a microfiber hair wrap a few years ago and I’m still in love with mine! I always tell my girlfriends if they like to dry their hair naturally that they have to ditch using a towel and get a microfiber hair wrap. They are easy to wrap your hair in, they stay in place with the clasp and button, and they are super comfortable to sleep in if you want to go to bed with wet hair. I have naturally curly hair and I love the way that the wrap helps my hair to dry. I used this brand and felt that it was very similiar to the one I already use, so I love it! This would be a wonderful item to have had in college because I was often struggling to do my hair in between my hectic life so this would have allowed me to go to bed with wet hair easily without any fuss.
Verdict: This month’s CampusCube was a fun mixture of products and snacks! I loved seeing so many beauty products that are always great to have on hand when you are starting back to school. I was a little disappointed to see some repeat items from previous boxes, but there weren’t too many repeats to make it too noticeable. While not all of the products worked for me specifically like the shampoo and conditioner, they are great quality items that would make great gifts for friends! I think this is a fun way to send something special to a niece or neighbor that you might not be in touch with all that often to know exactly what they want or need, so you can send a care package knowing they are going to get a fun curation of products and snacks!
To Wrap Up:
Can I still get this box if I sign up today? Yes, this box is available!
Coupon – For a limited time, save $5 off any order with code MSA5
Value Breakdown: The cost of this box comes to $44.90, including shipping fees. I received a total of 10 items in this box which averages out to $4.49 per item.
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