California Found Subscription Box Review + Coupon – August 2018
California Found is a monthly subscription box which features products from California makers that can typically only be found in California! Subscribers receive several items per month that could be beauty, gourmet, style, or home goods.
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 California Found
The Subscription Box: California Found
The Cost: $49 per month with discounts available for longer subscription commitments
The Products: A minimum of $90 worth of California lifestyle goods, made by California based artisans
Ships to: US for free
California Found August 2018 Review
Instead of a booklet or pamphlet, California Found sends these really cool info cards for each product. They are very nice quality and informative. It also points out that they donate 10% of their profit every month to a charitable cause, and this month it’s the California Community Foundation Wildfire Relief Fund. I’m glad to hear that; those wildfires sound really scary. Also, the little band holding the cards together is embedded with wildflower seeds, so it’s plantable! So awesome! And finally, they have added a Golden Ticket contest – so if you find one in your sizzle, you get a free box for yourself or a friend!
Three Greeting Card Set by Darling Daydream – Listed Value $15
I love having really nice greeting cards to send, and these are really pretty and fun! You can feel the high quality in the paper itself, and the calligraphy is lovely also. Darling Daydream is the company of West Covina, CA-based artisan Toneylynn Papa. She turned her hobby of practicing calligraphy into a business, and she enjoys making inspirational quotes for her cards.
California Candle (8 oz.) by SoulSpark – Retail Value $23.99
High quality, substantial candles are one of my favorite things to receive in subscription boxes, and this one smells amazing! It says “plumeria and mango,” but to be honest, I don’t really know what plumeria smells like. The scent is definitely light, and it kind of reminds me of the ocean, but I can definitely smell the distinctive mango scent as well. The other fun thing about this candle is that it has an affirmation in the lid and a charm at the bottom! I haven’t reached the charm yet, though. San Diego based SoulSpark was founded in 2017 by artisan Karen Kampff.
Ready-Made Water Infusion in Watermelon + Rosemary by Herb + Orchard – Listed Value $8.99
Ready-Made Water Infusion in Lemon + Mint by Herb + Orchard – Listed Value $8.99
I have to admit I was kind of disappointed to receive these as my food/beverage item from California Found this month (they always have one edible item every month), it just seemed like a kind of weak offering. Boy, was I wrong! These are sooooo goooood. They are a delicious addition to my daily water! I also have to say, I drink probably a gallon a day, and while the idea of spending two dollars on each pouch may seem like a lot, they easily last through the whole gallon. So if you drink a lot of water every day, they are worth the price. I get bored of plain water, and these have only 5 calories per pouch! They are also made from simple dried fruit and herbs with no additives or preservatives of any kind. They are awesome! Herb + Orchard is a Veteran- and family-owned business out of Huntington Beach, California.
Assorted Sweet+Single Candy Scrub by Bonblissity – Retail Value $20
This is such a fun way to wash your hands! It’s like scrubbing your hands and putting on lotion at the same time. First of all, they smell amazing… Then you open a piece (which looks a lot like a sugar cube, so remember to keep away from small children) and rub it between your hands in warm water until it turns into a little lump of paste. Then scrub and rinse! My hands are left feeling smooth, soft, and moisturized! BonBlissity was founded in San Pedro, CA by a former dental hygienist named Elissa Choi who had chronic dry hands due to frequent washing. This is a wonderful solution!
Lucky Beads Bracelet by Kalcie – Retail Value $28
Look at this pretty bracelet! This is lavender and gold seed beads on waxed string. It’s so pretty and delicate! Plus it was handmade. Kalcie is the jewelry line of Kristine Chermakyan, a designer based in Los Angeles.
The Verdict: California Found has become one of my favorite subscription boxes! This was another awesome box! This month had a little less in the way of hero items, but the things that were included are all winners. I especially enjoyed discovering the hand scrubs and water infusion pouches! The value of everything adds up to $104.97, which is more than the promised value of $90, and the box costs only $49, including free shipping!!!
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No, you will receive the September box. From California Found:
If you subscribe on or before the 30th of the month, you will receive that month’s box. If you subscribe after the 30th, your subscription will begin with the next month’s shipment. If we are sold out of boxes the month you subscribe, you will be notified and your subscription will begin the following month.
Coupon – Use code MSALOVE20 to save 20% off your first box!
Value Breakdown: At $49 for this box, here’s what you are paying approximately per item:
- Greeting Cards – $2.33 each
- Candle – $11.20
- Hand Scrubs – $9.34
- Water Infusions – $4.20 each
- Bracelet – $13.07
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What do you think of California Found? What was your favorite item?