GMA Discover The Deal Box Review – September 2018
FYI – This box is now sold out.
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About The Box
The Box: GMA Discover The Deal Box
The Cost: $36.99 + free shipping
The Products: 10 terrific deluxe-size and full-size items.
GMA Discover the Deals September 2018 Review
Here is the info sheet for the box.
La Mer Collections Venice Leather Bracelet in Turquoise – Estimated Value $78 (linked to the same bracelet in a different color)
First off: is this jewelry company related to La Mer skincare? That question aside, this leather bracelet is detailed with 14k gold fastenings and is “hand assembled” in the USA. This bracelet is exactly 7 inches long, and it is recommended to fit 5-6” wrists. Needless to say, it didn’t fit me. I do like the combination of the gorgeous turquoise with the gold, and I like the classy bohemian vibes this bracelet is giving off.
Dr. Brandt PoreDermabrasion Pore Perfecting Exfoliator – Full-Size! Retail Value $58
I have sampled this before thanks to FabFitFun and Boxycharm, and, being blunt, I don’t believe this is a $58 exfoliator. If I am going to spend more than $25 on a skincare product, I want there to be some results that make the product stand out—and I don’t have that happens when I use this. That being said, the exfoliation is fine and not too abrasive, and it didn’t irritate my skin. I know a lot of people really love this exfoliator, so just because this isn’t for me does not mean it won’t be your next holy grail product!
Erin Condren Gratitude Journal – Retail Value $12
I absolutely ADORE Erin Condren. I love all of her stationery, notebooks, and just the overall brand aesthetic. This petite journal features enough pages for 6 months of daily gratitude reflections, along with an end of the month reflection and goal page. The back of the journal also features a pocket with STICKERS! I am excited to focus more on gratitude for the next six months, and the rose gold accents are a perfect finishing touch.
Skinny Tees Basic Tank in White, One Size Fits All – Retail Value $34
These shirts are designed to stretch and move with you without stretching out. The fabric is a bit thicker than your normal tank, and that’s so it can help smooth any lumps and bumps. This is designed to be a “one size fits all,” but I have never had any luck with shirts like that so I didn’t even try. I will be giving this to a friend, but I am happy with the quality of the shirt for the price.
Tommie Copper Compression Elbow Sleeve, Size Medium – Retail Value $29.50
Welp, this is a new subscription box inclusion for me. This compression elbow sleeve is designed to help with elbow joint pain and is made with moisture-wicking, anti-odor fabric. Since it is designed specifically for compression, it is hard to put this on, and I gave up before it was halfway up my forearm.
Tokyo Milk by Margot Elena Perfume in Gin & Rosewater, Full-Size! Retail Value $30
I love anything by Margot Elena (as do most subscription box lovers, I believe), and I am STOKED about this full-size perfume. I wasn’t sure how I would feel about the gin and rosewater scent, which is a blend of citrus zest, mandarin, rosewood, and mimosa. This perfume smells so alluring to me, and wearing it makes me feel like I am a total and complete rockstar.
SpaLife Hydrating Facial Mask – Retail Value $5
My face recently had a reaction to a face mask I normally use with no problems, and when it was all said and done my face looked like I had just gotten sunburned even though it was 8 pm. I knew my skin needed soothing moisture, but I wasn’t sure exactly what I should try. I decided to try this out since it is made with cucumber and aloe vera and both of those products are great for soothing and hydrating skin. After 20 minutes my face had calmed down significantly, and I enjoyed the light, pleasant cucumber scent to boot. This was a winner for me!
Perricone MD Neuropeptide Firming Moisturizer, 0.5 oz – Estimated Value $72.50 (buy the 2 oz version for $290)
Holy skincare, Batman! This is some pricey skincare! This sample alone is worth double the cost of the box, so if you have been wanting to try it you have already got more than your money’s worth. This is specifically for aging skin, and it is designed to help with wrinkles, imperfections, and loose skin. I found this to be lightweight while still delivering a punch of hydration to my skin, and a little bit was enough to cover my face. This sample is ¼ the size of the full-size version, so it should be big enough to really see results.
Musely Hydrogel Eye Mask – Retail Value $4
Hydrogel masks are my favorite kind of mask, and I am always happy to receive more. This is designed to make dark circles disappear as you wear them overnight, and it is made with cucumber fruit extract and grapeseed oil. I’ve been battling some dark circles thanks to stress, and the morning after I wore these I did think my dark circles had diminished.
AmazingCosmetics Illuminate Primer + Highlighter in Rose, 0.07 oz – Estimated Value $1.44 (buy the full-size version for $35)
This is a very sheer pink tinted primer that can be used alone, mixed with foundation, or on top of your making for a natural looking highlight. I liked the touch of glow mixing a drop of this with my tinted moisturizer provided, but since it has a pink base I had to be careful not to use too much due to the redness in my skin.
The Verdict: This was such an eclectic mix of items—I mean, how often do you get an elbow compression sleeve in the same box as a moisturizer sample worth over $70? Some of the items were misses for me, but the spirit of the box is about discovering new products at a deal, and I did just that! The TokyoMilk perfume is now tied with Nest Black Tulip for being one of my all-time favorites, and I am in love with my new gratitude journal from Erin Condren. Overall, this box has a total value of $324.44, which is incredible for a $37 box!
To Wrap Up
Can you get this box if you sign up today? No, it is now sold out.
Value Breakdown: This box costs $36.99 with free shipping and I calculated a total value of $324.44, which means you are paying approximately the following per item:
- La Mer Bracelet: $8.89
- Dr. Brandt: $6.61
- Erin Condren: $1.37
- Skinny Tees: $3.88
- Tommie Copper: $3.36
- Tokyo Milk: $3.42
- SpaLife Mask: $0.57
- Perricone MD: $8.27
- Musely Eye Mask: $0.46
- AmazingCosmetics: $0.16
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