Bolzano Mother’s Day Subscription Gift Review
UPDATE 4/24: Link and retail value was added for The Body Shop Moringa Body Butter.
Bolzano is a monthly women’s accessory brand that prides itself on high-quality handcrafted Italian leather and vegan leather handbags. They offer a Purse only subscription as well as a Purse and Accessories subscription.
This is a review of the Mother’s Day Subscription Gift, which is available as a 3, 6, or 12-month subscription at $43.00 a month.
Once you sign up you are sent a style questionnaire, and Bolzano’s team of stylists picks the bag and accessories you with receive each month. The total value of each month’s box is up to a $300 value.
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.)
About This Box
The Subscription Box: Bolzano Mother’s Day Subscription Gift
The Cost: $129.00 + free shipping for a 3-month subscription
The Products: 1 purse monthly, matching accessories, and unique beauty products- up to $300 in value.
Ships to: The US for free, to Canada for $30
Good to Know: When you sign up, your card will be charged and your first box will ship soon after the day of purchase. Your next charge will occur on the 10th of the next month, and your bag will arrive after the 15th.
Bolzano Purse and Accessories Mother’s Day 2019 Review
After signing up I was sent a questionnaire that asked me about the colors and patterns I prefer, styles and purse shapes that I liked, and any other information I would like the Bolzano team to know.
Red Bolzano Crossbody Chain Purse
Look at this purse!! Red happens to be my favorite color, and I have been in the market for a red crossbody purse, so this was like destiny! The purse is about 8.5” X 5.5” making it the perfect size for carrying the essentials. I wish there was a label or a description of the material used to make this purse, but I was unable to locate any such info. The strap is a well made silver chain that is comfortable and not too heavy. This purse can be worn as a crossbody, off the shoulder, or after further investigation, you can double up the handle and carry it. I am also a fan of the closure mechanism; you have to squeeze the sides of the lock to open it, so all of your goodies won’t fall out.
The inside of this purse is a great size. On one side is a small zipper pocket where you could store a couple of items that you want safe and secure. I was able to fit my wallet, checkbook, car keys, lip gloss, phone and of course a toy dinosaur in with ease.
And here is the purse in its full glory! For reference, I am 5’ 7”.
Coral Cosmetic Bag with Bow
The next item we have is a silky coral cosmetic bag! This bag is about 9” X 5” and features a lovely bow and large pocket on the front. Like the crossbody purse, this bag does not feature any sort of label. The zipper pull is rose gold and is slightly rectangular in shape. I love that they filled this up with extra goodies! (We will take a look at those in a minute.)
The cosmetic bag also came with a good sized compact mirror. Honestly, it’s plastic and scratched, so there is no way I would try to apply any makeup using this. You maybe would be able to tell if you have food in your teeth with this, but that might not even be possible.
The inside of the cosmetic bag is very roomy. I like that there is a pocket on each side, to keep everything organized. A girl can never have too many makeup bags!
Here we have an interesting item: silicone socks. I have super dry feet, and was really looking forward to trying these out! To use these you first soak your feet for 5-10 minutes, smear lotion or handguard cream on your feet and wear the socks for 30-40 minutes. These socks can be washed and are reusable. I found that you cannot easily walk around in them, and they are a little small for a size 10 foot. It’s a fun concept though, and maybe I’ll end up with softer feet while binge watching Netflix!
The Body Shop Moringa Body Butter, 50 ml – Retail Value $6.00
Another little treat I pulled out of the cosmetic bag was this body butter by The Body Shop. This seems to be a typical body butter with a sweet floral scent. I did want to note the label on the back of the container reads “2015 The Body Shop Int’L PLC.”
L’oreal Paris Nude Magique BB Concealer 10 mL
Here we have a 10 mL roller concealer from L’oreal Paris. Again, I had a hard time finding this exact item for sale online, leading me to believe it is old stock. That being said, it actually works really well! I love the roller ball applicator and it really did seem to help the dark circles under my eyes!
Next, we have this beautiful scarf! I am in love with this piece! It coordinates perfectly with the red purse, and is so versatile! In the purse photos above I used it as a hair accessory, and with my off-white jacket, I wore it around my neck. I felt it was a little big to tie to my purse, but can definitely see it being tied to a larger purse for an added element of interest!
The last little bag of goodies contained the jewelry!
The first item in the bag was this pretty “MOM” bracelet. It is a thick silver bracelet with 2 silver “M” charms, and a gold diamond ring charm to spell out “MOM.” The back has multiple holes to close and secure the bracelet to different sizes. It is comfortable to wear, and looks really nice on!
Last, but not least, we have a “MOM” necklace. This necklace is 18.5” long, and features “MOM” engraved on the outside of the ring. The inside has “Love you mom” engraved in smaller letters. This is a very simple piece and I really like it!
Here is my complete look:
The Verdict: This is my first time reviewing the Bolzano box and I am a fan! I love the idea of a Mother’s Day box (how sweet were the notes attached to each item), and as a mother I have to say, I loved receiving this! The purse was exactly what I have been looking for, and the scarf was something I definitely would have gotten for myself. While the beauty products were okay, I found myself really enjoying the jewelry. So basically everything was perfect for me! If you are looking for accessories on a budget, I suggest you try this subscription!
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? You can definitely still sign up, but what bag and accessories you get depends on what you enter into your style profile and what the stylists pick for you. If you have your heart set on a particular piece, reach out to customer service and see if they can help!
Value Breakdown: A 3-month subscription costs $129.00 including free shipping, so this box costs $43. Each of the 8 items in the box has an average cost of $5.38. I think this is an incredible buy, even if I don’t use the body butter.
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