CosmoBox Subscription Review – February/March 2019
CosmoBox is curated by the editors of Cosmopolitan magazine. This unique monthly subscription box brings you full-size quality goodies that compliment and empower your multidimensional lifestyle.
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About this box
The Subscription Box: CosmoBox by Cosmopolitan
The Cost: $29.99 a box + $6 shipping
The Products: “Curated by the editors of Cosmopolitan magazine, this unique monthly subscription box brings you full-size quality goodies that compliment and empower your multidimensional lifestyle.”
Ships to: US
Good to Know:
- February + March boxes are being combined into one box. (If you are signed up for a 6-month subscription, they will still send you 6 boxes.)
- This subscription is now an Astrology-themed box! “Curated by experts in everything from style to horoscopes, the CosmoBox is COMING IN HOT to provide you with everything your Zodiac sign needs to thrive during this year’s cosmic events! Included in your monthly subscription will be a collection of products handpicked by the editors of Cosmopolitan to stay #flawless during Mercury Retrograde, lunar eclipses, moon phases, and other astrological occurrences!”
Our February/March 2019 Cosmobox Review
We get a handy card detailing all of the items in the box this month.
Also included is a card, with info on yet another Mercury Retrograde.
Let’s dive in!
Simple & Dainty Druzy Gemstone Necklace – Retail Value $38.00
This necklace is really pretty! It is a great piece for layering and the druzy itself is super sparkly in person, something very difficult to capture in photos. The chain is gold plated, meaning if you have minor metal sensitivities you should be ok to enjoy layering it with your other favorite pieces or wearing it along for a subdued look. The chain is 16 inches long with an extra 2 inches built into the extender.
The subtle color and bright gold work really well with my everyday style.
3 Sisters and a Chick Linen Spray, 2.5 oz – Retail Value $6.00
This lavender linen spray smells amazing. I love keeping things like this around my house in each bedroom, just to freshen up, especially if I have guests coming. This spray is family made by a group of sisters and a niece, using only the finest natural essential oils.
R+Co Television Shampoo, 1.7 fl oz – TRAVEL SIZE Retail Value $15.00
I adore R+Co anything, which is saying a lot for someone who generally ignores her hair. Even I was shocked that this tiny travel size had such a high retail value though. The shampoo itself is pretty much perfect, giving my hair a great squeaky clean feel with an amazing scent that smells more like perfume than shampoo. This is perfect for travel, especially if you hate those tiny hotel shampoos.
R+Co Television Conditioner, 1.7 fl oz – TRAVEL SIZE Retail Value $16.00
We also received the coordinating conditioner. Once again, loved it. I have yet to find a product from this company that I hate. I only condition my ends, meaning this small sample should last me a decently long time. The scent is the same incredible perfumy scent that I love and my strands were noticeably smoother after use.
Laritzy Cosmetics Lip Stix in ‘Plum’ – Retail Value $20.00
This color is totally right for me. A super moody plum with a non-glossy satin finish, this pencil is a welcome addition to my lip arsenal. It goes on rather dark, but you can use it sparingly under a gloss for a more stain-like sheer look. It is designed to be both a liner and lipstick, which means it stays in place really well on my lips. My only complaint is that this does require a sharpener, and I never seem to have one close by.
CBD oil is having a major moment, and it was kind of cool to see a sample included in this month’s box. Sometimes I really notice a difference when I take CBD, and other times I don’t. I have been told you need to find the right amount and concentration, but I am a pretty inconsistent user. My mom swears by it for her arthritis pain, I mainly take it because it is calming and I hope it somehow helps my migraines. This formula is in a base of coconut oil and has no taste. Put a few drops under your tongue, wait a few moments, then swallow!
PHC Skin Salve, 5 ml – SAMPLE SIZE Retail Value $5.00
This skin cream is from the same company above, and is women-owned, which is pretty neat! This balm is hard at first but quickly warms up under your fingers to create a silky cream that readily absorbs into your skin. It smells beautiful too!
So at first, I was worried the box was missing this item, but upon further reading, I discovered they didn’t send one at all, but rather this card had a promo code to get a free one. Well, sort of free. You have to cover the $6.95 shipping and handling fee. The only reason I can imagine this was done this way is because the panty that is included is sized, so if you order it yourself you can select the correct size. This kit is meant for emergencies where you might need to freshen up or have a spare pair of underwear. It includes underwear, a wipe, a panty liner, and a wash-me bag. This kit does sound useful, but I am pretty unimpressed with the way they handled this item. There is no way I am going to go through the process of ordering this and then spending $7 to get it to me. I think they maybe should have stuck to products that can actually be sent in the box or not include it on the item list since you aren’t actually receiving an item.
Future is Female Socks by CosmoStyle Socks – Retail Value $12.00
These comfy crew socks are well padded and proclaim girl power. The ombre purple bands are delightfully retro. They are a perfect choice for the gym or for your next Women’s March. It is worth calling out that in the CosmoStyle Sock shop, these socks are displayed right next to a pair that say “Less Thinking, More Drinking” which makes me feel less enthusiastic feelings and seems a little tone-deaf for such a women’s empowerment style box.
Verdict: This box has a retail value of approximately $117.00 (without the Listed Value of the Panty Kit). That is a great value for a $35.99 box. The necklace is really lovely and feels well made. I love that they sent along such a pretty full-size lip color too! The linen spray will certainly be used in my home, and I appreciate that they sourced from a smaller and independent seller. Same thing with the CBD samples! I am always happy to see an R+Co product in any box, so the shampoo and conditioner duo felt like a treat. I get enough socks in sub boxes that I don’t have to buy them anymore, so I like adding to that growing collection. I am really unimpressed with the phantom Panty Kit, but the other items this month more than make up for its absence.
I have conflicting thoughts on the fact that this was a two-month box. I am not sure why this was, and I know that if you bought 6 boxes, you still get a total of 6 boxes, which likely explains why even though this was a 2-month box the content was about as much as we get in a single box. I also am super confused as to how this is now considered an “Astrology-themed” box. Maybe in the next few months, these questions will answer themselves?
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? Their site seems to suggest that yes, you can. I recommend contacting their customer care to be sure, especially since this box is a combination of two months, which is a little confusing.
Value Breakdown: At $35.99 for this box ($29.99 a box + $6 shipping), here’s what you are paying approximately per item:
- Necklace $11.69
- Linen Spray $1.85
- Shampoo $4.61
- Conditioner $4.92
- Lip Pencil $6.15
- CBD Oil $1.54
- CBD Cream $1.54
- Socks $3.69
I purposely left out the Panty Kit since it was just a code, and there was a shipping cost to even receive it.
Alternatively, you are paying around $4.50 per item.
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