Our Subscription Box Favorites for August!

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We’ve started a new monthly post highlighting our favorite discoveries from subscription boxes! Here are our favorite items from the past month:

Liz’s Favorite:

The Item: All the Grown Alchemist options from the Fall FabFitFun Box

The Cost: Retail Value $49-67

From: Fall FabFitFun Box

Why I love it: I’ve been using this whole set for the past few weeks and have fallen in love with the Grown Alchemy brand – everything is gentle, works wonderfully well, and is ingredient-conscious, too. If you haven’t sampled it yet – I highly recommend it!

Anna Reilly’s Favorite:

yogi surprise mens natural deodorant tube

The Item: Soda Wax Natural Deodorant in Knotty Buoy, 3.5 oz. 

The Cost: Retail Value $9.95

From: Yogi Surprise Men’s Box (Coupon: Use code MSA25 to save 25% off your first box!)

Why I love it: I’ve been reviewing the women’s Yogi Surprise box for a while now, so I decided to review the men’s box just out of curiosity. I found the August box to be pretty unisex, thanks in part to products like this great natural deodorant. Not only is it doing a nice job curtailing my summertime sweat, but as someone who tends towards woodsier, more traditionally “masculine” scents in perfumes, candles, etc., I found this formula’s combo of cedarwood, vanilla, sandalwood, and mandarin sooo dreamy.

Read more reviews by Anna!

Abby’s Favorite:




The Item: Oh Dina Peach and Mint DIY Floral Crown Kit

The Cost: $32 

From: Pop Shop America Monthly DIY Box (Coupon: Use code MYSUBADDICTION to save 10% off!)

Why I love it: Assembling this flower crown was a really fun, relaxing craft. The whole project only took me about 25 minutes to complete, which was a good warmup for someone who isn’t used to letting her creative juices flow. I enjoyed stepping out of my comfort zone and warming up the hot glue gun to put this pastel beauty together. 

Read more reviews by Abby!

Jessica’s Favorite:

The Item: Sunday Riley Martian Mattifying Melting Water-Gel Toner

The Cost: $55

From: New Beauty 2018 Awards Box

Why I love it: This product combines one of my favorite brands (Sunday Riley) with one of my favorite subscription box items (full-size skincare!). The Martian line from Sunday Riley is a godsend for my natural red, oily, acne-prone skin, and it really helps me keep the grease at bay without irritating my skin.

Read more reviews by Jessica!

Ragan’s Favorite:

Whiskerbox August 2018 Outfit

The Item: Cat Apparel

The Cost: Unsure, but estimate value to be $45 based on similar past items from this subscription

From: Whiskerbox (Coupon: Use code msa10 to save 10% off any subscription, for life!)

Why I love It: A lot of the time, I pick the item that gets me the best cat pictures.  I could look at cat pictures all day.  This month, this costume was definitely that item:

Whiskerbox August 2018 Madison 1

Whiskerbox August 2018 Monkey 2

Whiskerbox August 2018 Sparkles 2

Read more reviews by Ragan!

Lacey’s Favorite:

Lavender Cookie Shortbread Scrub

Lavender Cookie Shortbread Scrub

The Item: Marama Naturals Lavender  Shortbread Cookie Scrub, 3.4 oz

The Cost: $14.99

From: Ecocentric Mom (Coupon: Use code MAMABEAR30 to save 30% off your first box when you sign up here!)

Why I Picked It: This is honestly one of the best sugar scrubs I’ve ever used! The lavender smell is super rich and I love that the texture is more “dry” out of the jar, letting you mix in just the right amount of water before you scrub. It also seems much more hydrating than scrubs I’ve used before and a little bit goes a long way.

Read more reviews by Lacey!

Nich’s Favorite:

The Item: “Check It Off Notes & To Do’s” Notepad 

The Cost:  Estimated Value $15.00

From: Trendy Memo

Why I love it: I’m all about taking notes and making to-do-list, and this “Check It Off Notes & To Do’s notepad is perfect for me. I have plenty of room to take notes and little check boxes to check off my to-do lists. This notepad is a must-have for those who like me live for to-do lists.

Read more reviews by Nich!

Brandi’s Favorite:

The Item: Cheeks Ahoy Organic Bamboo Facial Rounds 

The Cost: Listed Value $5.00 (Buy 8 for $10.30 here)

From: More Than Just Moms (Coupon: Use code MSAMOMS20 to save $20 off your first box!)

Why I love it: I am a big fan of reusable items for everyday things- nursing pads, cloth diapers, etc. and this is something I didn’t even know existed. I use disposable cotton rounds almost nightly for makeup removal so finding out there was a version that was softer, more effective and also a greener option was awesome. These felt so incredibly soft and gentle on my skin! I also love that they come from a small business on Etsy; I’m always happy to see a box support those, but I was so sad to find that these only ship to Canada. Luckily, I have had lots of helpful reader suggestions for finding more!

Read more reviews by Brandi!

Colette’s Favorite:

The Item:  Trapp Candles 50-Hour Poured Candle in Orange Vanilla 

The Cost: $29

From: Vine Oh! (Coupon: Now through 9/23 or while supplies last, use code MSAWineForMe to save $10 off the Fall Box + FREE Extra Bottle of wine + A FREE stemless wine glass!) 

Why I love it: I’m a sucker for fancy candles and loved every aspect of this one. From the packaging to the color of the wax, to the fabulous smell – it’s bright, sunny perfection. 

Read more reviews by Colette!

Buckle’s Favorite:

The Item: Buckles loved everything in the August Barkbox, but his favorite in the box was the Three-toed Monte

The Cost: $29 a month, or $19 a month with a 12-month subscription.

From: Barkbox (Coupon: Get a free extra month when you sign up for a 6 or 12 month subscription (SUBADDICTION) or $10 Barkshop credit (ADDICTION) any new BarkBox Subscription. Barkshop credit code emailed 3-5 business days after purchase with coupon code SUBADDICTION or ADDICTION)

Why he loves it: Buckles has been eating the treats and tore through the dental chew from Barkbox this month. On top of that – he loves the toys, especially Three-toed Monte!

Read more reviews by Buckles!

Eric’s Favorite:

The Item: Morty Monster Mayhem Figure

The Cost: Value $20-25?

From: Loot Crate (Coupon: Save 10% off any length subscription, or $3 off month-to-month with coupon code ADDICTION or SAVE3)

Why I love it: I’m a sucker for all-things Rick and Morty, so naturally, I love the exclusive Morty Monster Mayhem figure – it’s probably the best Rick and Morty figure I’ve received in a subscription so far!

Read more reviews by Eric!

What do you think of our favorites for August? And what were your favorite discoveries?

Written by Liz Cadman

Liz Cadman

Liz is the founder of My Subscription Addiction. She’s been hooked on subscription boxes since 2011 thanks to Birchbox, and she now subscribes to over 100 boxes. Her favorites include POPSUGAR Must Have, FabFitFun, and any box that features natural beauty products!

Posted in Subscription Box News| 9 comments


  1. Where’s Marne? I always like her favorites!

  2. While I love beauty stuff, the pet shots made my heart soar! I want the crown for MY doggie, and the kitty tutu made me miss my late cats (who were both big boys)!

  3. I love seeing these posts every month because it’s a good summary and alot of times I find something I missed in the many reviews….but I think we can all agree the highlights here are the kitties in dresses and puppy wearing a crown. 🙂 And I giggle with excitement every time I see that Buckles gets a monthly pick too.

  4. This is always one of my favorite posts! Great representation of all the different subs out there

  5. I really like this feature, the idea of picking what reviewers like best from the month’s boxes.

    The dog-in-a-flower-crown would make a wonderful print for the wall! Am in total love with this dog! (Still love you, too, Buckles!)

  6. As usual no Liz favorite. Whyyyyy? Such a tease with this post to leave out the best part!

    • I always forget to add mine! Just put it at the top of the post – sorry about that!


  8. That cat apparel-😂😂😂-love it!

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