Happy Rebel Box Fall 2018 Subscription Review
Happy Rebel Box is an edgy lifestyle quarterly subscription box for women! Each box has a different theme. This season the theme is “Working Women”.
With each box, a portion of the proceeds are donated to a different charity. This season, that charity is 9to5, which works to provide economic security for all women.
This box was sent to us for review purposes. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).
About Happy Rebel Women’s Lifestyle Subscription Box
The Subscription Box: Happy Rebel Box
The Cost: $100 a quarter
The Products: Each box will contain 4-6 items that will vary box to box, so you will never receive the same types of items repeatedly. Items may include jewelry, fashion accessories, home decor, beauty products, as well as other various lifestyle items that fit the collection of the box as well as the Happy Rebel modern and edgy style.
Good to Know: Happy Rebel donates a portion of the season’s proceeds to a different charity!
Ships to: US
Happy Rebel “Working Women” Fall 2018 Box
Here’s the info booklet for this quarter’s box.
Now, on to the items!
Rehab Roller, 0.5 fl. oz. – Retail Value $12.99, Listed Value $16.00
I like the vibe of this packaging. It reminds me of something you’d see at a classy barber shop. The formula contains caffeine and other natural dark circle remedies, plus the metal rollerball feels cool and invigorating as I run it under my sleepy eyes!
Public Goods Dental Floss – Retail Value $2.50, Listed Value $10.00
Public Goods is actually a membership-based subscription service that we’ve covered here on MSA. (Check out their free trial offer!) They focus on cruelty-free, sulfate-free, paraben-free wellness products, so I’m not surprised to see this little floss in here. The glass container is nice—I could see using it for something else once I’m done with the floss—and the floss itself is easy to use and has a soft minty flavor. There’s a big difference in price for this one, between what was listed on the Public Goods site and what’s on the info booklet. I assume the booklet value is adjusted for the membership cost?
Happy Rebel Pair Of Gold Pens – Retail Value $18.00
These gold pens are very nice to look at and write with a soft, clean scratch!
Robyn Rhodes Quentin Necklace – Retail Value $74.00
At first, I thought this necklace was a wide locket, but it’s just a small, inch-big pendant made with a black stone. It has a clean, industrial look and measures about 16″ long. (FYI – subscribers could pick between 4 different options.)
Copper Cow Coffee Vietnamese Portable Pour Over Kit, 3 oz. – Retail Value $4.00
This kit is so fun! I have a friend who travels in Asia a lot and carries similar pour over kits with him, as they’re widely available there. I’ve wanted to try one for myself, and I’m so stoked that this version features Vietnamese coffee, which is a bit more decadent than your average black brew.
In the kit, you get a little single-serve pour-over bag that has arms that pop out and hang on the sides of your mug. From there, all you have to do is add hot water, the included sweet cream, stir, and enjoy! How cool!
2019 Spiral Planner from Cloth & Paper – Retail Value $39.90, Listed Value $40.00
Cloth and Paper is a stationery subscription that we’ve covered on MSA before. This planner is reflective of their usual style—sleek, understated, modern.
That said, the thicker card-paper cover is somewhat awkward alongside the spiral binding. What I like about a spiral notebook is that you can not only lay it flat but also flip the pages back so that the book doesn’t take up as much space on your desk. But because of the cover (which is removable, though the end pages of the planner itself are just paper and not very protective on their own), that experience is a bit clunky and inconvenient. It looks beautiful shut but is a little cumbersome open.
YLF Wash 500ml Black Label Bottle, 16.9 fl. oz. – Retail Value $40.00, Listed Value $44.00
I like trying new bath products, so I was excited to see his BIG bottle of body wash that’s full of all sorts of natural wonder ingredients. It feels nourishing, rather than stripping, but the best part, in my opinion, is the fragrance. The bottle warns that it’s a big “medicinal”, which is accurate—it smells like an herbier version of Vicks Vapo Rub, haha. That’s probably not a scent for everyone, but I think it’s invigorating rather than overwhelming.
White Marble Geo Barrette 1pc – Retail Value $7.99, Listed Value $10.00
I don’t wear barrettes that often, but this one might become a new staple in my accessory game! I love the simple shapes and marbled finish. I think it really pops against my darker hair. My only issue is that it is a slightly heavier barrette, so I hope it doesn’t slip out of place too easily.
Verdict: The whole vibe of this box is very much my style, from the unisex body products they provide to the sleek, modern colors and finishes of the beauty products. I do wish that the planner was the tiniest bit more functional, but at least it’s got a nice aesthetic about it. The coffee kit is so fun, and I’m loving the body products. There are discrepancies in pricing (what they list the values as vs. what I found them for online), but I assume they’re adjusting for shipping/other fees?
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? According to their checkout flow, if you subscribe now, the first box you’ll receive is this box, the Fall box.
Value Breakdown: At $100 for this box, here’s what you are paying approximately per item: 199.38
- Rollerball: $6.52
- Floss: $1.25
- Pen set: $9.03
- Necklace: $37.12
- Coffee kit: $2.01
- Planner: $20.01
- Body wash: $20.06
- Barette: $4.01
What do you think of the Fall Happy Rebel Box? What is your favorite item?