NSFW SlutBox by Amber Rose Subscription Review – August 2018


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Slutbox

SlutBox by Amber Rose is “an inclusive, feminist box, built each month to empower, uplift, and celebrate the fierceness of you (and give you all the tools you need to own your space and make your mark)”. Learn more about Amber Rose (aka MUVA) on the SlutBox “about” page.

open Slutbox

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looking down into Slutbox

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contents of Slutbox August 2018

About SlutBox by Amber Rose

The Subscription Box: SlutBox by Amber Rose

The Cost: $29.99 + free shipping to the U.S.

The Products: “Each SlutBox comes filled with carefully selected items to make you feel good from the inside out. We’ve got everything — beauty and body care, safe sex tools and useful activism how-to’s — and the list goes on and on.”

Ships to: US and Worldwide (an additional International Flat Rate shipping charge may be assessed in checkout – usually $15.00)

Good to know: The box arrives just as shown above, without any additional wrapping. Keep in mind that the title will be visible on it’s whole route to your door. 🙂

SlutBox by Amber Rose August 2018 Review

First off- a quick note that one item (the rose quartz) wasn’t included and will be shipping with the next box instead. All subscribers should have received an email.

Slutbox Zine

The first thing SlutBox comes with is a large glossy “zine”. I think it’s the most important part of the box and always learn things I deem to be really important about being respectful and inclusive to everyone! This month’s theme is “The Body Electric” and focuses on being “BoPo” or Body Positive!

The first two pages remind you to share on social media and a letter from MUVA, introducing this month’s box.

(the rose quartz got held up and will be shipping in the next “Slutember” box)

The next three spreads give you in-depth info about the included items.

The next two pages guide you on how to take a “fire” nude. I love the tips on using natural light and not to overedit the body you’re in.

Then there are “whoreoscopes”!

SlutBox then puts the spotlight on artist Shawnette “ShawnG” George and her “ThirstTrapSelfieLove” series. The next page has a short self-love worksheet that allows you to fill in the blanks and celebrate yourself.

A short interview with Queen V founder Lauren Steinberg and “Slut of the Month” Jasmine Grimes grace the next spread.

back of Slutbox Zine

The back gives you some self-affirming statements to say out loud to yourself (or just think) to battle negative thoughts that may come into your head.

Anatasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipstick in Dusty Rose open Anatasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipstick in Dusty Rose bottom of Anatasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipstick in Dusty Rose

Anatasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipstick in Dusty Rose – Retail Value $20.00

The first item is a liquid lipstick by popular brand Anatasia Beverly Hills. I think this color is perfect and will be amazing for fall. I love mauves and this dusty rose fits the bill really well. The formula is not too thin, not too thick, and glides on. I found the applicator to be really great too. It’s flat but wide and allows me to get smooth coverage with minimal effort. Once it’s dry it seems pretty kiss-proof. Big fan of this one!

Queen V P.S. I Lube You back of Queen V P.S. I Lube You

Queen V P.S. I Lube You – Estimated Retail Value $0.30 (Buy 3 oz for $9.00)

I don’t think I’ve ever tried aloe-based lube before but I’m willing to give it a shot! This 0.1 oz pouch is safe to use with latex and is all-natural. What’s even better is that the company was started by a woman who wants to put vaginal health first with a range of products that keep things gentle and pH balanced.

Fierce As F*ck Door Hanger back of Fierce As F*ck Door Hanger

Fierce As F*ck Door Hanger – Listed Retail Value $4.95

I don’t really buy that this is worth almost $5.00 since it’s basically just a coupon in the form of a door hanger, but I enjoy the sentiment. Down the front spells SLUT with the words “Sexually Liberated Unapologetic Thinker”.

L.O.V. Blush Liason Dewy Gel Blush Stick in Daring Pink L.O.V. Blush Liason Dewy Gel Blush Stick in Daring Pink with cap off L.O.V. Blush Liason Dewy Gel Blush Stick in Daring Pink with brush lid off

L.O.V. Blush Liason Dewy Gel Blush Stick in Daring Pink – Retail Value $12.60 USD (€10.99)

My stick got a little melty in transit due to the summer heat but is still completely functional once I adjusted it a bit. I am a huge fan of cream blushes but I normally use my fingers to blend it into my cheeks. This smart chubby stick has a dense soft brush on the other side with shirt bristles that make it easy to blend without getting messy. This light pink color is super cute and very buildable too. Into it!

Self Love Supply Sticker Pack

Self Love Supply Sticker Pack – Listed Retail Value $11.00

Stickers are a bit hard to price because so many nice ones like this are acquired free when you order something, but can also be sold. It looks like a similar one that says “More Self Love” in peach against a white background is $3.50 in their shop, but I can’t find the other. Again, the sentiment is great but the value is a little “meh” for me on this one.

The Better Skin Co. Mirakle Cream pouch back of The Better Skin Co. Mirakle Cream pouch The Better Skin Co. Mirakle Cream The Better Skin Co. Mirakle Cream with lid off

The Better Skin Co. Mirakle Cream – Estimated Retail Value $4.25 (Buy 2 oz for $34.00, on sale for $23.80)

I am all about skincare so I was stoked to see this sample included in the box. It absorbs into the skin really quickly and leaves it powder-soft. It’s made in the USA with coconut oil, shea buckthorn, shea butter, cocoa butter, aloe, and algae. This is to be used twice a day after cleansing so I’m eager to see how it turns out long term.

coupon for Lava Magik coupon for The Better Skin Co. Mirakle Cream

There are coupon codes as well for two of their products: Mirakle Cream and Lava Makic.

CannaSmack Vegan Hemp Lip Balm in Bubble Gum Kush CannaSmack Vegan Hemp Lip Balm in Bubble Gum Kush with cap off

CannaSmack Vegan Hemp Lip Balm in Bubble Gum Kush – Retail Value $3.99

One of my most-received and most “meh” items in sub boxes is a lip balm. This one is hemp-infused but contains no THC so it’s not going to make you have different vibes. The bubble gum scent/flavor I received is on-point, but this is kind of a hum-drum item for me and will be tossed into a box with the 10 other balms I have to await winter.

ONE Condoms Satin Assorted Flavors Dental Dams back of ONE Condoms Satin Assorted Flavors Dental Dams

Satin Dams Assorted Flavors Dental Dams – Total Retail Value $7.80 ($1.95 each)

Pretty impressed to see dental dams included this month! I know that these are a safe way to practice oral sex but I feel like they’re not talked about much in mainstream sexual awareness. Just seeing them and having them explained in the zine makes me feel more educated. Each one is a 10 x 6″ sheet of latex flavored with strawberry, spearmint, wildberry, or vanilla. and create a barrier between you and your partner to make sure nothing unsavory (like STIs) gets passed to one another. These are also safe to use with water or silicone-based lubrication.

ONE Condoms Fit Kit other side of ONE Condoms Fit Kit

ONE Condoms Fit Kit

To cut down on breakage or the possibility of slipping off, One Condoms has more specifically sized condoms. SlutBox has included a paper chart to determine the right size for the person in your life who needs to don a condom securely. No value on this one since there is a downloadable version on their site, but an enlightening item none-the-less.

Bathhouse Soapery & Caldarium Hot Southern Mess Soap other side of Bathhouse Soapery & Caldarium Hot Southern Mess Soap

Bathhouse Soapery & Caldarium Hot Southern Mess Soap – Retail Value $8.00

This really beautifully swirled soap is made from saponified oils of soybean, olive oil, organic coconut oil, organic sustainable palm oil, spring water, sodium hydroxide, fragrance oils, titanium dioxide, mica, activated charcoal. I immediately liked the smell which comes from poppy, pomegranate, osmanthus, and sugar cane. This 4.5 oz chunk will get you clean the morning after a wild night.

Bathouse Soapery & Calderium coupon other side of Bathouse Soapery & Calderium coupon

They’ve included a coupon code as well.

Sexy Surprise

The last item listed is the “sexy surprise”.

Lelo Hex Condoms and Flirt Molten Chic Metallic Eyeshadow Duo

Mine turned out to be two items: the Lelo Hex condoms that I received in the first ever SlutBox, and an eyeshadow duo from Flirt.

Lelo Hex Condoms box

three Lelo Hex Condoms

Lelo Hex Condoms, 3 pack – Retail Value $7.19

When I first received these in the May box, I was excited to try this “new technology”, but a reader emailed us to let us know about a blog post (site NSFW) about these being potentially dangerous, so I’m not sure I’ll use these.

Flirt Molten Chic Metallic Eyeshadow Duo Flirt Molten Chich Metallic Eyeshadow Duo compact open Flirt Molten Chich Metallic Eyeshadow Duo compact bottom of Flirt Molten Chich Metallic Eyeshadow Duo compact

Flirt Molten Chich Metallic Eyeshadow Duo in This ORE That – Estimated Retail Value $15.00 (similar linked)

The case for this eyeshadow duo is pretty adorable and it comes in a compact with a mirror which is helpful! The two shades are a complementary golden bronze color and deep velvety burnt red. Like the lipstick I received, I think these will be great colors for fall and I find them to be pretty well pigmented. Both are super shimmery as well.

swatches on arm

Here’s the blush, lipstick, and eyeshadow swatched!

Verdict: SlutBox this month had a few great items but overall felt a bit blah to me. Some of the items seem to be promotional ones that have a low value and strike me as something you’d get as a free sample at a festival or conference. The lipstick, eyeshadow, and facial cream will get used and I can appreciate the dental dam education, but none of the rest of it really excited me. Once again, this seems like a beauty box with a lot of filler with the addition of an awesome positive zine. Nothing here seemed like a “hero” item to me that I could get excited about and as usual, many of the items seemed to have an inflated value listed. 

To Wrap Up:

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No, September will be your first delivery.

From SlutBox:

SlutBox ships once per month, around the beginning to middle of the month. If you subscribed on or before the last day of the month, you will receive the following month’s box with our regular shipment (around the beginning to middle of the month). If you subscribed after the 1st, your first box will ship the following calendar month, unless otherwise stated.*

SlutBox is subject to availability and all boxes are limited edition.

*NOTE: If you subscribed after our cutoff, you may have a chance to be included in a second shipment (quantities limited and opportunity for second shipment is not guaranteed for all members). Members who are included in our second shipment will be renewed on the 20th of the month, in advance of the next shipment. 

If you’re confused about when to expect your first box, submit a request or email us at [email protected]

Value Breakdown: At $29.99 for this box and an estimated retail value of $108.08, that means you are paying approximately the following per item:

  • Lipstick: $5.55
  • Lubricant: $0.08
  • Door Hanger: $1.37
  • Blush Stick: $3.50
  • Stickers: $3.05
  • Facial Cream: $1.18
  • Lip Balm: $1.11
  • Rose Quartz (still forthcoming): $3.61
  • Dental Dams: $2.16
  • Soap: $2.22
  • Condoms: $2.00
  • Eyeshadow: $4.16

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Written by Marne Orenich

Marne Orenich

Marne is a stationery addict, lip product connoisseur, record collector, and twice over cat mom. Her favorite subscriptions contain office supplies, natural skin care products, and anything with food.

Posted in Australian Subscription Box Reviews, Canadian Subscription Box Reviews, SlutBox Reviews, Subscription Box Reviews, Subscription Boxes for Women, UK Subscription Box Reviews| Tags: Slutbox | 9 comments

9 Comments

  1. Thanks so much ladies I was thinking of ordering this & Nooo Wayyy now!!!

    I could make a better Slutbox but I wouldn’t name it that, I would be more creative & I know I could do a better job!!

    On to SAVE my $$$ Thanks Again!!

  2. Thank you for calling out advertising as not being an item! And in general for the complete bluntness and honesty. Give credit where it’s due, praise where it’s due, and call out when something falls short! Refreshing review!

    The box is meh at best but the review was great.

  3. I thought I cancelled before this month but apparently you have to “confirm your cancellation” aka after you take the time to email them to cancel you must then respond back to their email that yes you want to cancel. Super shady!

    This box had such great potential but I need another beauty box like I need a hole in my head. I got an eyeliner in my box (and not the condoms) so that was a lipstick, blush, eyeshadow and eyeliner (plus the lip balm) all in a “lifestyle” box. And only one being from a reputable beauty brand – no thanks! Even the magazine shrunk in size. At least the soap is pretty?

  4. Thanks for the solid review!

  5. Thanks for the article on the Hex condoms! I’d never seen the marketing, so I didn’t even know they weren’t supposed to break. I’ll definitely avoid those.

    Overall, I’m glad I didn’t jump on this box. I thought it would be fun and sex-positive, but each box feels less and less cohesive. It’s just some random beauty products and sample sizes of sex-related items at this point. I wish it had worked out. I’d have subbed if there were a few good boxes.

  6. The article on Hex was really interesting! Thanks so much for sharing it.

    I think you also hit the nail on the head in regards to this box- lots of the sample size items (of which there are several) seem to be freebies or very low-value. They couldn’t include a full-sized bottle of the $3 lube? I mean really.

  7. I guess those rose quartz stones got stuck at the Customs in China…

  8. I’m glad to see dental dams included, however, so few of the items seem slutty to me. Definitely not enough to justify having to talk to my mail lady when she rings the doorbell and hands me a package that says “Slutbox”. I like the concept of a sex-positive box, I just wish it focused more on sexuality. Great review Marne!

  9. The dental dams are great. But yeah those hex condoms should be avoided. It shouldn’t be a wonderful marketing tactic to tell people you won’t notice perforations in the condom??? What the heck! If a condom has been compromised you want to know so you can take other preventative measures.

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