California Found Subscription Box Review + Coupon – October 2018


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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.

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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.)

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About California Found

The Subscription Box: California Found

The Cost: $49 per month with discounts available for longer subscription commitments

COUPON: Use code MSALOVE20 to save 20% off your first box!

The Products: A minimum of $90 worth of California lifestyle goods, made by California based artisans

Ships to: US for free

California Found October 2018 Review

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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 Sierra Club Foundation. They are a pretty famous environmental conservation organization that has recently grown in scope to include climate solutions. 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!

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Owl Feather Watercolor Art Print by Mika Harmony Art – Retail Value $22

This feather painting is really pretty! I think the colors are perfect for fall. The inspiration for artist Mika Harmony’s feather are the owls near her studio in Ventura, California. I read that much of her inspiration comes from her view of the Channel Islands, which is one of my favorite places on Earth!

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Naked Zen Scrub (4 oz.) by Naked Scrubs – Retail Value $10

This body scrub smells amazing! It contains lavender, rose buds, eucalyptus, chamomile, and coconut oil! That is indeed an all natural and winning combination for my skin. It had a deep de-stressing effect while I was using it, and it left my skin feeling really soft and super clean. It’s awesome! Naked Scrubs was founded by Angela Johnson-Rogers in Long Beach, California.

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Nail Polish in Spring Bliss by 7True – Retail Value $15

Even though I am all about nontoxic nail polish, this shade is just not for me. I am sure some people would consider it gorgeous, I just prefer my nail polish to stand out a bit. I will say, however, that the polish has lasted several days without much wear and tear, and even held up reasonably well against guitar playing. The name of the line comes from it being free of the seven most common dangerous chemicals found in many nail polishes. The nail polish is also vegan and cruelty-free. 7True was founded by three moms in Southern California.

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Travel Tin (6 oz.) in “I Wish I Was Apple Picking” by Rush Candle Company – Retail Value $13.50

This candle smells incredible! It smells just like apple pie! It has a sweeter smell than apples, and has hints of cinnamon yum! Rush Candle Company, out of Brea California, was founded by Kevin and Katie Rush and is proud to pour pure soy candles on lead-free wicks. All their candles are non-toxic, vegan, cruelty-free, and long burning. I love a good fall scented candle!

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Moonlight Herbal Blend (1.5 oz) by Luna Tea Company – Retail Value $15

I don’t know if I would consider tea a lifestyle, as Luna founder Jenni Curtice does, but I do love a good cup of hot tea in the cool months! This is a blend of peppermint, lavender, and basil, which is really unusual but tastes amazing! I am also always happy to have mint tea on hand as it is so good for calming the stomach. Luna Tea Co. is based out of Livermore, California.

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Repurposed Leather and Gemstone Earrings by MB Bead and Stitch – Retail Value $35

These might be my new favorite earrings! I just love them! I love leather earrings, and the stylish addition of the bar of gemstones is so gorgeous! They are so funky and cool. The artist behind MB Bead and Stitch is Michelle Sanders, who works with organic and repurposed materials. She is based out of San Diego, California.

The Verdict: California Found has become one of my favorite subscription boxes! This was another awesome box! I love the autumn candle, the scrub smells amazing, and these earrings are just divine! The value of everything adds up to $110.50, 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 November 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:

  • Print – $9.76
  • Scrub – $4.43
  • Nail Polish – $6.65
  • Candle – $5.99
  • Tea – $6.65
  • Earrings – $15.52

Check out all of our California Found reviews and more lifestyle boxes in the Women’s Subscription Box List!

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What do you think of California Found? What was your favorite item?

Written by Anna Rodriguez

Anna Rodriguez

Anna has been a fan of subscription boxes since joining Birchbox in 2013, but didn’t become a true addict until discovering subscriptions she could share with her children. Her favorites include Kiwi Crate and Fab Kids.

All views in this review are the opinion of the author. My Subscription Addiction will never accept payment in exchange for a review, but will accept a box at no cost to provide honest opinions on the box. This post may contain affiliate/referral links. If you buy something, MSA may earn an affiliate commission. Read the complete My Subscription Addiction disclosure.

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4 Comments

  1. For $50. this box looks so boring. I know lots love it but the prices are seriously inflated.

  2. I’ve cut down on most subs…but this one remains (prepaid months in advance).
    The curation is so spot on. There’s always an element of surprise, a personal new hero item along with that high quality and/or artisan touch.

    Unlike other boxes, I actually use…or eat…everything! If I gift contents, it’s even a small sacrifice 😌

    Some past faves I discovered include:

    Habanero Marmalade
    Brass Hair Pin
    p.O.P. Butter crunch in pecan and rosemary/almond (these are amazing!!!)
    Water and wine bottle sac
    Midi queen pouch with buttery leather base
    Brussizzle Sprouts (pickled brussel sprouts!)
    All of the candles are high quality and safe

    • Those candles are the best…my whole house smells even after the candles burned out and gone. I’m ordering more from their Etsy Store. A must.

  3. Thanks for the thoughtful review. I love my earrings as well. The jewelry in this sub box is what I look forward to all month. I hope they keep it up! I love the handmade, funky vibe to this box!❤️

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