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Our Subscription Box Favorites for October!

Welcome to our monthly post highlighting our favorite discoveries from subscription boxes! Here are our favorite items from the past month:

Liz’s Favorite:

The Item: Sanitas Skincare Lemon Cream Scrub 

The Cost: $32

From: BeautyFIX

Why I love it: I’ve been using this consistently since I received it last month and I love it! It makes my skin so soft and smooth, it’s ingredient-conscious, and the natural lemon scent is amazing! (I definitely recommend this if you like a fine particle exfoliant!)

Read more reviews by Liz!

Eric’s Favorite:

Loot Crate Invaders September 2018 - Venom T-Shirt Front

Item: Venom Loot Tee

The Cost: $12

From: Loot Tees Subscription by Loot Crate (Coupon: Save 10% off any length subscription (Saves over $8 on an annual subscription), or $3 off month-to-month with coupon code ADDICTION or SAVE3)

Why I love it: As a huge Venom fan – I was really looking forward towards the movie release because I knew I’d get some great items in subscription boxes – and Loot Tees definitely didn’t let me down.

Read more reviews by Eric!

Buckle’s Favorite:

The Item: Jones Soft Chicken Link

The Cost: $3

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 I love it: Buckles actually stole this from the box during the photoshoot, and I had to wrestle it from him as you can see in this picture:

Read more reviews by Buckles!

Anna’s Favorite:

The Cost: Retail Value $84.95, VIP Price $64.95 (VIP Price for Entire Narla Outfit is $99.95)
From: Fabletics (Coupon: new VIP members can use this link to get two bottoms for $24!)
Why I love it: Really, it’s all about the color. I just think the rosy hue of this hoodie is so pretty! It’s also the kind of warm tone that’s perfect for fall. The jacket itself is equally cozy—not so thick that it feels stifling after a sweat session, but substantial enough that I’ve been wearing it as a light jacket when I’m heading out on errands or get-togethers with friends!

Read more reviews by Anna!

Colette’s Favorite:

The Item: OXO Good Grips Poultry Shears

The Cost: $24.99

From: CrateChef (Coupon: Use code ADDICTION10 to save 10% off your first box!)

Why I love it: With the holidays right around the corner, it’s so amazing to have such a thoughtful item show up at your door! Instead of fighting to hack away at bones, I now have a simple pair of shears that work great for that exact purpose. I’ll get so much use out of these over the holidays, as well as for the rest of the year!

Read more reviews by Colette!

Haley’s Favorite:

Sephora Play October Box 795 bare minerals gloss 2 Sephora Play October Box 795 lip gloss modeled

The Item: Bare Minerals Gen Nude Patent Lip Lacquer in shade “Everything,” 0.06 fl oz

The Cost: Estimated Value $5.43 (Buy 0.21 oz for $19.00 here)

From: Play! By Sephora

Why I love it: This has been my new go-to lip for the day! The color is very “your lips but better” for me and works with any makeup look I do with my eyes. The formula seems a little sticky at first, but to me, it really feels like it’s just “grippy” and sticking to my lips well. It lasts for hours, and I find myself really digging the color throughout the day. It wears off evenly, too, with the pigment lasting longer than the hydration.

Read more of Haley’s reviews here!

Abby’s Favorite:

Golden Tote October 2018 - So Fine Sleeveless Turtleneck Half Pose Front view

The Item: So Fine Sleeveless Turtleneck, Medium

The Cost: Retail Value $42, Member Price $38

From: Golden Tote

Why I love it: I’ve been wearing this top nonstop, and I’ve gotten so many compliments! The sweater material is so soft, and the delicate suede belt and asymmetrical front make this piece totally unique to anything I own. I also really like the sleeveless turtleneck style; the turtleneck keeps you warm while having no sleeves allows you to layer up with a cardigan or jacket easily.

Read more reviews by Abby!

Jessica’s Favorite:

Yogi Surprise October 2018 - Yogi Surprise Group Shot

The Item: The October Yogi Surprise Lifestyle Box (Coupon: Use code MSA25 to save 25% off your first box!)

The Cost: $44.95 + free US shipping

Why I love it: Is it cheating to choose an entire box? Perhaps. But honestly, this box deserves it. There must have been some kind of divine intervention at play when the team at Yogi Surprise curated this October box to work perfectly for what I have been going through. I had major surgery in the middle of October, and literally, every single item in this box helped me tremendously in my post-op recovery. The candle has supplied a lovely invigorating scent, the Yu-Be moisturizing cream helped me out with some seriously dry skin post all of the anti-bacterial body wash I had to use, and the Ursa Major wipes were so refreshing to use the morning after a long night of sweat and pain. Once I was home from the hospital, the rosehip oil and handheld massage helped to really ease some of the aches and pains throughout my body, and the chocolate was perfect for bribing my mom when I wanted her to rub my lower back. Finally, now that I am feeling much better, the yoga socks have helped to make sure I don’t lose my balance while I slowly do some yoga videos and get back into shape. I honestly cannot remember the last time I used every single item in a subscription box so thoroughly, but I am very grateful that this box came when it did!

Read more reviews by Jessica!

Laine’s Favorite:

Filthy Mermaid Black Hooded Sweatshirt with Skeleton Graphic

Filthy Mermaid Black Hooded Sweatshirt with Skeleton Graphic on Laine

The Item: Shelleton Hoodie

The Cost: Listed Value $34.95

From: The Filthy Mermaid

Why I love it: This super-soft, long-sleeved, cropped hoodie was the autumn staple I didn’t know I needed! I love the hood, and I was really surprised at how much I adored its cropped silhouette. The inner “fluffiness” will likely wash down over time, but it’s still nice and warm on its own while being an awesome layer. The sleeves come down pleasingly over my hands, and the Ariel-meets-the-macabre vibe is both perfect for my love of mermaids and my obsession with Halloween.

Read more reviews by Laine!

Krista’s Favorite:

The Item: Audine Wools Halo DK Yarn by KnitCrate

The Cost: $24.00

From: KnitCrate (Coupon: Use code MSA20 to save 20% off your first KnitCrate when you sign up here!)

Why I love it: This yarn was my favorite discovery of the October KnitCrates. I love knitting with alpaca wool and thought including an alpaca blend was perfect for Fall, when you are wanting to knit all the cozy accessories! I also surprised myself with how much I loved the terracotta blush colorway – I’ve been wearing the scarf I made with this yarn all the time this past month!

Read more reviews by Krista!

Ragan’s Favorite:

Black Cat Wallet

The Item: Cat Wallet

The Cost: Listed at $28

From: A Little Touch of Magick (Coupon: Use code MSA5OFF to save $5 off your first box!)

Why I love it: I needed a new wallet and this came at the right time, but it also has a KITTY on it and it is hot pink inside. I’ve been using this since the day after I opened the box.

Read more reviews by Ragan!

Megan’s Favorite:

bombay and cedar amethyst gemstone bracelet

The Item: Amethyst Gemstone Bracelet by Rory Ashton

The Cost: $38

From: Bombay and Cedar (Coupon: Use MSALOVE10 to save 10% off your first box!)

Why I love it: This bracelet pairs two of my favorite things: crystals and jewelry! I appreciate that it is thin and easy to stack or layer with my other favorite pieces or my watch.

Read more of Megan’s reviews here!

Christen’s Favorite:

joya tortoise earrings on joya tortoise earrings

The Item: Tortoiseshell Hoop Earrings 

The Cost: Estimated Value $48.95 

From: Collections by Joya

Why I love them: These earrings are so on-trend and for good reason—they go with everything! They’re a great example of a style that isn’t basic but can still act as a staple. 

Read more of Christen’s reviews here!

Shatae’s Favorite:

Koala Crate October 2018 Review - Bird Mask Assemble Step 3  Koala Crate October 2018 Review - Costume After Wear 2

The Item: Koala Crate Bird Mask

The Cost: Koala Crate is $19.95/ month

From: Koala Crate (Coupon: Get 40% off your first month!, no coupon required, just use this link)

Why I love it: I love Koala Crate because they deliver monthly boxes of activities that are fun, educational and age-appropriate. My kids loved the “Birds” theme in the October box – especially the bird mask. I enjoyed seeing them play together and pretend to run like a kiwi, soar like an eagle, peck like a woodpecker and waddle like a duck!

Read more of Shatae’s reviews here!

Nich’s Favorite:

SinglesSwag October 2018 - Seraphine + Botanicals Apple + Mint Lip Polish Open Top

The Item: Seraphine Botanicals Apple + Mint Lip Polish

The Cost: $18.00

From: SinglesSwag (Coupon: Save 20% off your first box with code MSA20)

Why I love it: This apple and mint lip scrub exfoliated my lips and left them soft. The scrub is granular in texture which shed the dead skin from my lips. The lip polish has an apple aroma. I have been using this lip polish on a regular basis to keep my pout smooth, soft, and to repair my lips during the cold weather season.

Read more reviews by Nich!

Brandi’s Favorite:

trick or treat yourself mug

The Item: World Market Trick or Treat Yo’ Self Tankard Mug

The Cost: Retail Value $6.99 (currently on sale for $1.74!)

From: Mama & Baby Box (Coupon: Use code MSA20 to save 20% off your first box!)

Why I love it: I have been using this mug every morning for my coffee since I received this! I can fill it up and since it is so big (20 oz!) it usually stays warm just a bit longer than my other mugs. I love the matte black finish and that it can go in the dishwasher. My favorite part of this mug though is the phrase, “Trick or Treat Yo’ Self.” I think that Donna and Tom from Parks & Rec would approve! I’m not sure I want to put this away when it comes time to pack up the Halloween décor!

Read more reviews by Brandi!

Savannah’s Favorite:

The Item: 2017 #TBT White Wine Blend

The Cost: Retail value $16.99 (or $13 through subscription)

From: Winc (Coupon: Get $25 off your first order, no coupon required, just use this link!)

Why I love it: I’ll be honest—I initially didn’t give this wine a fair shot because the name made me shudder. After the first taste, though, my attitude was totally changed. This white blend just sweet enough to make for a smooth sip, while still being refreshing. Can’t wait to pair it with some Thai takeout!

Read more reviews by Savannah!

Carol’s Favorite:

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The Item: PaciGrip by BooginHead

The Cost: $5.50

From: Noobie Box Nest

Why I love it: I am a third-time mom and this is something I never knew I needed. Since my daughter has been born, I lost her paci once a day and now I don’t! It is amazing and the item I have used the most out of all my subscriptions this month.

Read more of Carol’s reviews here!

Marne’s Favorites:

The Item: Marimekko Striped Hand Towel

Cost: Retail Value $29.00

From: Norlii

Why I love it: I love Marimekko and this black and grey striped towel is super luxe and perfect for my style!

Read more reviews by Marne!

What do you think of our favorites for October? 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!

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Comments (6)

  1. My favorite item that I started using in October is the Caudalie Vinoperfect Radiance Serum from the fall Rachel Zoe Box of Style. I always enjoy seeing your favorites. I need to open my Lemon scrub and give it a try!

  2. That kitty wallet!!!! 😍😍

    • The kitty wallets are available for sale on their Facebook page store. They are very cute!

  3. I love how diverse this post is
    Though I was concerned about whoever chose the dog chew until I checked who’s pick that was 😂 buckle is adorable

  4. Too bad, the filthy mermaid is ending this month. Order by Nov 30 to get it. I just went to sign up for it.

  5. I love this post every month. I always find something I wish I had gotten! I just love that amethyst bracelet and mug! I’m going to be stalking the swap site looking for those!

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