Our Subscription Box Favorites for January!


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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: African Botanics Hand Cream

The Cost: $55.00

From: FabFitFun Winter Editor’s Box (Coupon: Now through 2/14, use coupon code KISS to get a FREE 3-Item Mystery Bundle ($85 value) or VALENTINE to get a FREE 3-item Mystery Bundle ($150 value) with your first FabFitFun box! (This offer is for new, seasonal members only.) Or, use coupon code MSA10 to save $10 off your first box!)

Why I love it: This brand is ingredient conscious, super luxe, and OMG this hand cream has such a lovely natural scent! And not only does it smell amazing, hydrate your hands, and absorb super quickly, it’s also formulated to help reduce age spots and even out skin tone!

Read more reviews by Liz!

Marne’s Favorite:

The ItemFree People Skinny Ankle Overall

The Cost: Retail Value $128.00 (Le Tote Price $110.00)

From: LeTote

Why I love it: I am overall obsessed and these are so incredibly comfy! I’m really pleased with how well these fit and I’ve been wearing them a ton.

Read more reviews by Marne!

Anna’s Favorite:

CHC Vintage pittsburgh pierogi shirt CHC Vintage gold bag

The Item: Crocheted Purse

The Cost: Estimated Cost $15.00 (Subscription includes 2 vintage items for $30.00)

From: CHC Vintage Tees and Accessories

Why I love it: This purse is so wonderfully retro. I love the unexpected texture it brings to an outfit, and the golden color really stands out on a gray winter evening. It’s roomy, too, with plenty of space for my giant phone, a makeup bag, sunglasses, and more.

Read more reviews by Anna!

Haley’s Favorite:

Sephora Favorites Beauty Sleep lip balm

The ItemLaneige Lip Sleeping Mask, .08 oz

The Cost:  Estimated Value: $2.29 (buy a .7 oz full size for $20)

From: Sephora Favorites Beauty Sleep Set (Coupon: Pick your free gift COUPON from this page)

Why I love it:  What a lovely lip product! It’s a “mask,” I think because it’s quite thick and easy to apply heavily but I’ve been wearing it at the beginning of the day, too, before I do my lipstick. It’s thick, creamy, melts onto my lips, and feels great on. A little goes quite a long way, so this sample will last a while. This definitely feels luxe and pampering to me, and I expect to purchase the full-size once this runs out. They have a vanilla variation, which I am all about! This has definitely brought me a lovely moment of joy after washing my face each night.

Read more reviews by Haley!

Abby’s Favorite:

XIO Jewelry Subscription Review January 2019 - Flashes of Lightning Necklace Onn Front XIO Jewelry Subscription Review January 2019 - Flashes of Lightning Necklace Package Top

The Item: Flashes of Lightning Necklace

The Cost: Retail Value $55

From: Xio Jewelry Subscription

Why I love it: Xio has delighted me with so many great picks since they launched. Each month I am surprised with a few items I can’t stop wearing — this unique choker is my fave this month. Seven dangling lightning bolts adorn this gold chain, which hangs perfectly at the base of my neck. This necklace is a more casual piece that adds a little flair to any outfit.

Read more reviews by Abby!

Jessica’s Favorite:

Pink Seoul Mystery - Cosrx 1 Pink Seoul Mystery - Cosrx 3

The Item: CosRX Ultimate Moisturizing Honey Overnight Mask

The Cost: $18

From: Pink Seoul Mystery Box (Coupon: Save 10% off your first subscription box with code MSA10!)

Why I love it: CosRX is one of the more popular K-Beauty brands, and they get rave reviews online for their effective, yet affordable, products. I had been wanting to try more products from them so when I opened up my mystery box and saw this it felt like a special treat. This has a gel texture that isn’t too thick and spreads out evenly over the skin, and it is made with propolis extract as its first ingredient. This has been a great overnight mask to add hydration and nourishment to my skin without feeling too heavy, and my skin always looks happier the next morning.

Read more reviews by Jessica!

Laine’s Favorite:

Accio Box January 2019 - Calendar Detail

The Item: Marauder’s Map Calendar

The Cost: Listed Value $16

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

Why I love it: This magical subscription usually delivers high-quality items, but this cleverly-engineered, permanent calendar is one of my favorite items I’ve ever received from them! Inspired by the Marauders Map, it’s well-made and pleasingly interactive – perfect for putting in a glassless frame. I love getting items that are useful, and the fact that I can use this one forever is super-satisfying. This subscription is always full of the best surprises that I would’ve never anticipated.

Read more reviews by Laine!

Krista’s Favorite:

KnitCrate Sock Crate January 2019 - KS Skein KnitCrate Sock Crate January 2019 - Sock Progress

The Item: Vidalana Ambient Sock by KnitCrate in color Robin’s Promise  

The Cost: $24.00

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

Why I love it: This color is just absolutely stunning! I am a huge fan of all shades of aqua and turquoise, but this yarn’s color is exactly my very favorite shade of blue. I love the spring-time vibes this gives me, and it is such a cheery color for the middle of winter. I also love the sock pattern included in the crate this month and think that it showcases the subtle variations in this yarn so well.

Read more reviews by Krista!

Ragan’s Favorite:

Unique Vintage January 2019 - Unique Vintage 1950s White and Green Floral Bow Sleeve Selma Swing Dress Front

The Item: White and Green Floral Bow Sleeve Selma Swing Dress

The Cost: $98.00

From: Unique Vintage Dress of the Month Club

Why I love it: My favorite prints these days are bright, bold flowers, and I’ve also been wearing a lot of green lately.  So this dress is just perfect for me. It has fun details like bows on the sleeves and pockets and it actually fits me pretty well in the midsection (which is not always true of Unique Vintage dresses).

Read more reviews by Ragan!

Megan’s Favorite:

New Beauty Test Tube serum

The Item: Perricone MD Brightening Serum

The Cost: $69.00

From: NewBeauty TestTube

Why I love it: Perricone MD is my jam and I am always THRILLED to get a full-size product from them in a box. I love this serum because it is brightening, but also light. It also smells weirdly great and layered just fine under my moisturizer. I also love the apothecary vibe of the packaging and the little dropper applicator.

Read more reviews by Megan!

Regina’s Favorite:

The Inky Box January 2019 - Kuretake Hikkei Fine Tip Open Top View

The Item: Kuretake Hikkei Fine Tip Pen

The Cost: $2.08

From: The Inky Box

Why I love it:

This was my first time reviewing the Inky Box, which sends supplies for exploring hand lettering. I’m still very new to trying calligraphy and this pen’s small brush nib was easy to use right away even as a beginner. I love the way it writes and have been relying on it for outlining in my bullet journal.

Read more reviews by Regina!

Christen’s Favorite:

The Item: TokyoMilk Honey & The Moon Travel Candle, 4 oz 

The Cost: $10.00

From: Nosejoy (Coupon: Use code MSA5 to save $5 off your first box!) 

Why I love it: This candle has a scent that’s sweet yet not overly feminine—it’s absolutely lovely. Plus, it’s got an amazing power to it that permeates the room with its brilliance. It’s my favorite candle I’ve ever received!

Read more reviews by Christen!

Shatae’s Favorite:

Onnit Keto Box January 2019 - Joint Oil 3

The Item: Onnit Joint Oil – Tangerine Dream, 12 oz

The Cost: $32.95

From: Onnit Keto Box

Why I love it: This tangerine flavored emulsified liquid fish oil is designed to support joint mobility, comfort, and health. It contains avocado, turmeric, fish oil, and borage oil. Onnit suggests taking two teaspoons a day. Super surprisingly, this oil is delicious! It tastes just like a creamsicle!

Read more reviews by Shatae!

Nich’s Favorite:

FaithBox January 2019 - 2019 Planer Front FaithBox January 2019 - 2019 Planer Open Top

The Item: Faithbox Embrace Your Journey Everyday Faith 2019 Planner

The Cost: Estimated Value $20

From: Faithbox

Why I love it: I have been using the planner weekly.  The sections “This Months Goals”, I’m Praying For”, “Reflection Space”, and “Monthly Review” have been helpful in setting my intentions for the month and allowing me to thoughtfully create an action plan and goal setting for myself. These sections of the planner besides the actual calendar grid have been the most beneficial.

Read more reviews by Nich!

Brandi’s Favorite:

 

The Item: Poplar Cowl Neck Knit Top by Pink Clover 

The Cost: $44 

From: Stitch Fix

Why I love it: This top is totally my style with its stripes and neutral colors. It is super comfy, I can throw it over leggings for lounging around at home or I can wear it with jeans if I am heading out. I have been getting a lot of use out of this since I got it…probably too much since I’m sure you’ve noticed me wearing it in more than one review this month!

Read more reviews by Brandi!

Becca’s Favorite:

Jewelry Subscription January 2019 - Earring Closeup On Me Jewelry Subscription January 2019 - Earrings On Box

The Item: Floral Gemstone Earrings

The Cost: $36.99 a month for 2-3 pieces

From: Jewelry Subscription Box (Coupon: Get your first Jewelry Subscription 1-piece Box for $11.99!, no coupon required, just use this link)

Why I love it: I love these floral gemstone earrings because they put the glam into GLAMOROUS! My 3 year old son is taking me to a mother/son ball in March, and these go perfectly with my little black dress! Not only do they go with cocktail attire, but they spruce up my sweaters as well! I just love these!

Read more reviews by Becca!

Savannah’s Favorite:

Winc Wine of the Month Review January 2019 - CAPE ROUTE FULL BOTTLE + GLASS

The Item: 2018 Cape Route Chenin Blanc

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

From: Winc Wine of the Month (Coupon: Save $25 off your first order, no coupon required, just use this link)

Why I love it: Firstly, I was delighted about this bottle being a twist off. It was the first wine I’ve ever tried from South Africa, so right away, it had my interest. I’d also never heard of chenin blanc, so the excitement only built. The label design is so modern and sweet, right? In terms of flavor, this white piles on the fruit notes (apple, lemon, pear, and pineapple), and is so light and smooth, it instantly earned the honor of being deemed my favorite for the month. I can only imagine how much more delicious it will be after having some time to properly chill. In a box full of dry, just-okay wines, this chenin blanc was a delicious oasis.

Read more reviews by Savannah!

Colette’s Favorite:

VineOh! Review Winter 2019 - Jules Smith Circle Hoop Earrings Front Top

The Item:  Jules Smith Circle Hoop Earrings (Gold)

The Cost: Retail Value $40.00 (Found here for $28.00)

From: VineOh! Wine Box (Coupon: Use coupon code MSAWineForMe to save $10 off of your first box and get a free bonus bottle of wine and glass water bottle with any new order! ($221+ value))

Why I love it: I don’t own many large hoops, and I loved this addition to my earring wardrobe! These are lightweight, beautiful, and have great movement. They’re the perfect size for a statement, without looking absolutely ridiculous on me!

Read more reviews by Colette!

What do you think of our favorites for January? 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!

Posted in Subscription Box News| Tags: fabfitfun | le tote | new beauty test tube | stitch fix | vine oh | 11 comments

11 Comments

  1. Never read your favorites before. So enjoyed seeing your favorites and exploring those boxes for possible purchase.

  2. What’s was buckles favorite?

    • Yes!!! I was looking for it also!!

  3. Any idea where to get the marauder’s map calendar? My searches have found nothing and the link says the etsy user doesnt exist 😢

    • Same. Wonder if the seller was nailed for copyright infringement. Looks like a great calendar!

  4. I don’t read LeTote reviews because I’m not interested in the sub, so this is the first time I am seeing Marne’s overalls… Wow! They look tailored for her! Great fit!

  5. Ragan, that dress is gorgeous on you!

    • I agree. I might sub to the Box based upon that gorgeous dress. I love the bow ties on the sleeves. Thanks for introducing to Vintage Dress Club!

  6. My favorite discovery was in my Birchbox. The Manna K lip oil! I am obsessed with lip oils and this one is quite lovely.

    • I’m loving the lip oil, too! Mine is almost gone.

  7. You guys seem like so much fun. I wish I lived in Pittsburgh!

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