Welcome to our monthly post highlighting our favorite discoveries from subscription boxes! Here are our favorite items from the past month:
The Cost: Estimated Value $4.34 (Buy a 0.28 oz. version for $13.49)
Why I love it: This stain is the perfect holiday color and teensy enough to live in the smallest purse pocket. But the best part of this lip color is that once it's on, it. Does. Not. Budge. I can party all night, nibble on cookies, sip champagne, and not once have to worry about whether my red lips are smudging or fading.
Read more reviews by Anna!
The Item: Sunday Riley GOOD GENES Lactic Acid Treatment, 0.5 fl oz
The Cost: Estimated Value $52.50
Why I love it: Good Genes has a lot of hype, and honestly, I think it totally lives up to it. This is many women’s holy grail skincare product because it’s one of the best chemical exfoliants on the market. It is gentle enough for all skin types, and my experience has found it to be very effective and quickly shows a change in the appearance of my skin (smoother, brighter, more even, etc). I also really appreciate that the packaging of this .5 oz sample is glass, just like the full-size! It’s really luxurious packaging, especially for a sample in a subscription box!
Read more of Haley's reviews here!
The Item: Large Crescent Moon Necklace
The Cost: Retail Value $70
Why I love it: I can’t stop wearing this glitzy gold necklace! The 2.5-inch moon is quite large, but it is also delicate and sleek at the same time. This versatile charm can dress up an outfit, or you could just wear it with a casual top and jeans. I also love that this piece can be the main focal point of your outfit without being gaudy or costumey.
Read more reviews by Abby!
The Item: Parasilk gLOVE Treatment Gloves
The Cost: $32.95
From: Discover The Deal
Why I love it: I have always had an issue with dry and cracked cuticles, and now that the cold weather is in full-swing my cuticles need even more help. If you have never done a paraffin wax on your hands or feet, you’re missing out- and these gloves enable me to do them at home! Not only is it insanely hydrating and soothing, but it also helps me relax by releasing the tension I carry in my hands. I am so happy these gloves are reusable, and they are going to be a weekly treat for me. I also have a relative with joint issues in their hands due to arthritis, and I think these would be perfect for providing relief to them, too.
Read more reviews by Jessica!
The Item: Strange and Unusual Pin
The Cost: Listed Value $15
Why I love it: Laserbrain Patch Co. kept the spooky train running for November with their excellent “Beetlejuice”-themed box, and the pin it contained was one of the most clever things I’ve seen in ages! I’ve learned a lot about enamel pin collecting this year, and I had no idea how intricate some of them can be. This pin in particular actually has a moving part, giving you a better view of the “photograph” on the bottom, depending on how you manipulate it. I never would have guessed that this could be part of pin engineering! The other thing I love about this piece is that it’s really original, and not something commonly seen on merchandise from this fandom. This is a nod to Lydia’s camera and the scene where she takes photos of the Maitlands as they try (and fail) to haunt her new house, as well as a piece of the quote she says to them shortly after. This piece is fandom at its best: a specific moment from a beloved movie that speaks to the fans that know the film better than anyone.
Read more reviews by Laine!
The Item: Uru.Yarn Sugared Sock in color Amber
The Cost: $24.00
Why I love it: I loved the sparkly fun of this month’s Sock Crate yarn! The holiday season isn’t complete without some glitter, and I just love the warm and cozy socks I knitted with the yarn this month. I thought the color was fantastic and the stitch pattern is unique. Plus, I learned a new technique this month with this pattern!
Read more reviews by Krista!
The Cost: Subscriptions are $25/month
From: Vintage Bead Box
Why I love it: I often get ideas for making a piece of jewelry, but the end result doesn’t usually match what is in my head when I start out. This box was an exception – it came out looking exactly like I expected and I’m really happy with it. (I can’t pick just one item because I used at least 6 different items from the box to complete this piece.)
Read more reviews by Ragan!
The Cost: Buy 3.0 fl oz for $98.00
From: AMOREPACIFIC x GlossyBox
Why I love it: I had heard major hype about this product and as a green tea lover, I was so thrilled to find it in this box. It has the strangest texture! It is super fluid but feels like a heavy cream as you rub it in. The closest description I can give is that it feels like a formula that has sunscreen in it, though this one does not. I personally like it! It also has a slightly sweet matcha smell that I can’t get enough of. It also worked well under my makeup and left my skin feeling great.
Read more of Megan's reviews here!
The Cost: Buy a set of 3 here for $21.99
Why I love it: I love this eco-conscious way of storing food! This brand of beeswax wrap is particularly waxy so it really sticks on your containers, but it doesn't make your hands sticky when you use it.
Read more of Christen's reviews here!
The Cost: Retail Value $20.00 (found here for $13.52)
Why I love It: Well-Read Black Girl contains a curated selection of essays from black women authors sharing powerful stories of how they came to discover themselves in literature. I love this book because it reaffirms my belief that everyone, regardless of race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, disability, national origin, sexual orientation or gender identity/ expression, should have the opportunity to find themselves in literature, to discover a character just like you or a family that’s just like yours. Diversity in literature and representation matters and I especially seek out positive representations of black women in literature and art.
Read more of Shatae's reviews here!
The Item: Way of Will Moisturizing Body Oil
The Cost: $32.00
Why I love it: This body oil in cedarwood and grapefruit is moisturizing and has tackled my dry skin this
season. I love how I can use on my damp skin after a shower, and the oil soaks right into my skin leaving
it soft to the touch. The oil has been a staple product for me this month.
Read more reviews by Nich!
The Item: Let’s Just Be Casual Dress by Annabelle
The Cost: Listed Value $45
Why I love it: This dress is so simple and comfortable! It’s the perfect winter LBD with its subtle flare and longer hemline in the back making it easy to pair with leggings. It’s a simple rayon/spandex blend in black and the flowy shape is so flattering because it doesn’t cling at all like you would expect, which means I can hide all of those extra cookies I’ll be eating! It can be worn for casual occasions or dressed up if I really want to- I’m already getting a lot of wear out of this one!
Read more reviews by Brandi!
The Item: Bully Bundle 12” Bully Sticks
The Cost: $29
Why I love it: While I personally didn’t get to enjoy this snack, my fur baby Scout sure did! My pup is a 1-year-old labrador retriever that is an AGGRESSIVE chewer. While he can chew through one of these in about an hour, it seems to get his passion for chewing out of his system, likely saving a few pairs of my son’s shoes! I personally enjoy that they are low-odor so they don’t stink up the house!
Read more reviews by Becca!
The Item: The Big Red Kitchen Salted Butterscotch Sauce
The Cost: Retail Value $5.47 (€4.50)
Why I love it: It was almost impossible to choose a favorite from this box, because everything was so incredibly delicious. However, this salted butterscotch sauce reigned supreme. Not too sweet and perfectly rich, it was a complete butterscotch dream, which I could tell was crafted with a lot of love and care. I’ve been spreading it on any and all bread items I can get my hands on.
Read more reviews by Savannah!
What do you think of our favorites for November? And what were your favorite discoveries?