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Happy Rebel Box Summer 2019 Subscription Review

Happy Rebel Box Summer June 2019 review

Happy Rebel Box is an edgy lifestyle quarterly subscription box for women! Each box has a different theme. This quarter the theme is all about travel!

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This box was sent to us for review purposes. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).

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About Happy Rebel

The Subscription Box: Happy Rebel Box

The Cost: $100 a quarter

The Products: Each box will contain 4-6 items that will vary box to box, so you will never receive the same types of items repeatedly. Each box could contain jewelry, fashion accessories, home decor, beauty products, as well as other various lifestyle items that fit the collection of the box as well as the Happy Rebel modern and edgy style.

Ships to: the US

Happy Rebel Summer 2019 Review


Each box comes with a fold-out card detailing the items included. With each box, Happy Rebel Box donates a portion of the proceeds to charity. For this box, they selected the Women’s Sports Foundation, a charity dedicated to advancing girls’ and women’s lives through physical activities.

Now, on to the items!


KIKO The Double Zip Tote – Retail Value $150.00

Subscribers could pick between this tote, or between The Snazzy ($194) or The Zip Tote ($194)

I have been wanting a basic black leather tote for a while now, but I have never bit the bullet. I was really happy to discover I could select one this month. The leather is thick and beautiful, and though the tote itself is a very traditional tote shape, it features two zippered compartments for all of my smaller items that could easily get lost in the bottom of this generous bag. It also included an oversized dustbag for storage. This is perfect for tossing my camera and wallet into for summer afternoon brunches or day trips.

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It is a pretty good size for everyday usage.


Kiko Leather Passport Holder – Retail Value $35.00

This passport holder is perfectly coordinated to my new tote. I don’t usually have my passport with me, but still found this was a great little holder for business cards, shopping lists, and receipts. It is a really nice blend of felt and leather, and I like the clean styling very much.


NaturalAnnie Essentials Travel Candle – Retail Value $16.oo

(Subscribers could choose between this scent, Island Vibes, or Citrus Bliss.)

I was stuck between this scent and the Citrus Bliss, but the tea notes described in this scent won me over. It has a heady black tea base with semi-sweet berry scents and a bold rose. The ylang ylang was nearly non-existent to my nose, but I am fine with that as that note is very easy to get “wrong” in my opinion. The scent is romantic and a little sexy, and this travel candle burned evenly and brightly, with enough scent to easily fill my smaller office.


C Wonder Geo Neck Pillow – Listed Value $38.00

I feel like the listed value for this pillow is a little high, but perhaps it does beat airport prices when you find yourself desperate for one between flights. My husband and I will be driving home to Tennessee at the end of July for a quick vacation so I already stashed this in my car for him. I tend to do the majority of the driving (because I love it!) and he sleeps. I hate seeing his head flop around so this should totally help. It has a super soft cover in a black and white geometric print. The cover unzips for washing, which is great! It features brass snaps that did fit around my neck, but I think Will might be out of luck with that feature!


Ellen Tracy Travel Bottle Set – Listed Value $28.00

The products this month fit the “Jet Set” theme so well! This bottle set features enough bottles and pots for all of your beauty favorites. No need to rely on hotel shampoo! Also included are a funnel and spoon to help you fill them, which was very thoughtful. All of these bottles are TSA approved, so you need not worry about tossing your fave conditioner in the trash before those body scanners. They are all housed inside a vinyl and faux leather bag.


Rebel’s Refinery Skull Lip Balm – Retail Value $6.00

A little skull always seems to fit into the Happy Rebel aesthetic! This black plastic skull features a dome-shaped mint lip balm. Badasses need soft lips too!

Mai Couture Bamboo Charcoal Blotting Paper – Retail Value $10.00

Finally, our last item is a booklet with 60 pages of charcoal infused blotting paper. These little papers are lifesavers for longer trips, especially in gross warm planes or too long road trips. These are paraben-free, talc-free, and biodegradable!

Verdict: My box has a value of around $283.00, which is great for a $100 box. If you chose one of the other bag styles, your box would have a value of closer to $327! Honestly, since I was on the prowl for a black tote, the purse itself more than covered the $100 box cost, but the other items sure made this month sweeter. Everything was totally useable for me, and most even when I am not specifically traveling. The candle smelled amazing and the neck pillow arrived at a really optimal time for me, with our upcoming road trip plans. The passport holder has also proven useful, even sans passport. Of course, I never say no to quality lip balm and blotting papers, and the travel bottle kit is really smart, especially for someone like me who travels with a ton of different products. I am really happy with the value of this month and also how on-theme and well-curated everything was!

To Wrap Up:

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? Yes, this box is now available as a one time purchase for $115.00. If you sign up for a subscription, your first box will be the Fall box.

Value Breakdown: As this box costs $100, meaning each of the 7 items has an average cost of $14.29.

Check out our Happy Rebel Box reviews to learn more about this subscription box and check out our other fave women’s boxes.

Keep Track of Your Subscriptions: Add this box to your subscription box list or wishlist!

What do you think of the Summer 2019 Happy Rebel Box? What is your favorite item?

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Written by Megan


I love natural/vegan beauty products, Korean skincare, unique jewelry, and weird candies from far away places. When I am not waiting for my next exciting box you can find me painting or taking photographs of interesting people. I never leave home without pug hair somewhere on my shirt and a bold lipstick on my smile.

Posted in Happy Rebel Box Reviews, Subscription Box Reviews, Subscription Boxes for Women| Tags: Happy Rebel Box | 38 comments

Comments (38)

  1. Anyone know when we’ll get spoilers for the Fall box?

    • Yes! I’m wondering the same. We will be billed on the 1st.

  2. I am so happy I got this box – the Snazzy tote is so gorgeous I can’t believe it and I will definitely use many of the other items. Very well curated indeed.

  3. Just FYI in case you want to post separately – HR is having the “xmas in July” sale for 60% off single items (boxes not included, must spend $100). Things from past boxes like the leather handbags/accessories, acrylic tray, gold urchin, the “flawed” candles from this box…. etc.

    I ordered a couple things that I was wanting for a while and couldn’t manage to swap for, yay!

  4. Received my box on my birthday. What a happy surprise! I travel for work and needed a good travel bag. I’m very happy with the quality of the zip tote. Plus I love a good curation with quality items: The pillow is great, the candle smells amazing (citrus bliss) and the other items will all be used. Bravo HR, can’t wait to see what you bring us next quarter.

  5. No! Box is still out. It wasn’t yesterday. Grr

  6. Johanna, this box knocks it out of the park! I love everything in it and everything is 100% quality. The blotting papers and the adorable skill lip balm are the types of little extras that make an already great box even sweeter!

  7. The Citrus Bliss candle smells like some kind of delicious, tropical alcoholic slushie I want to shove down my gullet. Really nice summery scent!

  8. Once again, HR knocks it out of the park!! Just got my box and I LOVE all my new items. HR is far and away the best sub – they consistently have outstanding boxes.

  9. My box is here. Got the Snazzy bag and I love it! All items will get used. The candle is great. I love coconut and citrus. The passport holder matches the bag so definitely can use it for cards and cash or put my passport in it. I don’t have TSA approved bottles so these will get used with travel. The bag alone is worth it. I want a great quality leather bag. Not vegan/ plastic bags that get thrown out and actually are more waste to me than a leather bag I will use forever

  10. I love this box! Like others, I was surprised at how much it contained since the purse was so expensive. Mine is already filled to go! I use the passport holder to hold my driver’s license, registration, and proof of insurance (I’m the only driver so I don’t keep those in the glove box). I have chronic migraine so my head muscles are always sensitive so I used the travel pillow flat to sleep on. It minimizes contact between my head and the pillow! I’m not traveling soon, so the candle and lip gloss are on my bedside table. I love the travel bag – no more baggies!! The blotting papers are just in time for summer. Even in the dry climate I live in, my face can get shiny in the summer.

  11. Oh man, I wish this box was still available. If anyone decides to sell theirs I would be happy to buy it 🙂

    • I’m swapping everything except the Kiko bag & candle, if you’re interested…

  12. Pretty sure I received that same passport holder in a Bespoke black box (i.e. GWP).

  13. I love this box and my zip tote. I wish the strap was leather but it is otherwise perfect for me. I hope HR has a sale so I can pick up one if the other bags.

    • I agree! I was slightly disappointed at the strap, it kinda sticks out. The rest of the bag is gorgeous though so I’m not too annoyed.

  14. Just FYI, it looks like you forgot to change some info on your review. This month’s theme was jet set, not tidying up.

    And I love my box. I was looking for a large crossbody, and this was too good to pass up. Very roomy, and structured. Other than that, nothing I’m super excited about now, but everything will be handy eventually.

    • Eep! Thanks Tara! I got really excited about the box contents and wanted to just jump there right away!

  15. The lip balm is super cute and I love mint anything. The items and theme are on point. Overall good quality box.

  16. I got this, my first box, today and was really impressed. Everything seemed to be of such great quality. The travel pillow is very soft, with a plush cover, the zip tote I picked is fantastic, the tropical candle smells great, and the lip balm is adorable. I also really like the passport cover, though I don’t have a passport, so I will have to think of a good repurpose for it. I will throw the blotting papers into my tote for touch ups, and the travel bottles seem like a good set to hang onto for my next trip. Very pleased.

  17. First time subscriber, and I am very pleased with this box! Between this and the winter box I would prefer the winter because it had a fragrance and a gorgeous candle, I’m kicking myself for missing that one! But overall very pleased! Thanks HR👌🤗

    • I really hope fall has an amazing perfume!

      • Fingers crossed! 🤞

  18. My box arrived today. I chose the tote and I am very pleased with it. I only expected to receive the tote, the candle and one more item so when I opened the box and there were several wrapped items I was so excited! Love Happy Rebel!

    • I felt the same way Anna! I was shocked there were so many things. Yay for such a great box. 🙂

  19. Mine is being sent back to HR because my address was insufficient. I’ve gotten the last two boxes without issue and my address is correct on my account. I’ve reached out to HR. Anyone else have a glitch with their account?

  20. Oh! This is better than I thought. I was under the impression we were only getting 4 items so I’m really happy. I can’t wait for my new purse. I chose brown cross body. The pattern of the neck pillow is super cute. I love the bottle set too. Very happy, my box should arrive tomorrow.

  21. Just opened my box. Wow, this is their best box yet. I’m not doing any traveling this summer so some of the stuff isn’t useful to me right now but I still like everything. Very cohesive. I used the blotting paper already and I think I like it better than tatcha’s blotting papers.

  22. I just received my box today, I ordered the brown zip tote and I love it! The entire box was such a treat to open. I love that they added the Kiko passport holder, as well. My candle is the Citrus Bliss, and it smells like the Volcano candle from Capri Blue that they sell at Anthropologie. I love it!

    • Ooo. We have the same picks. Can’t wait to get home and open mine!

    • OoooO!! The Citrus Bliss was the scent that I had trouble choosing between. A little jealous now, though mine still smells amazing. 🙂

  23. Please be aware that the box is sold out!

    • I just saw that you can pick up the box now as a one time purchase for $115 but it is sold out as subscription?
      I was thinking about gifting the box subscription but I think I will pass.

      • Hi, Carmen. That information is incorrect. The box is sold out (not available through subscription or individual sale). Just FYI!

      • I received this box (very happy with it!!) but nevertheless I’m still curious: if the box is sold out, then how/why is it that all the individual items in this box are available in the HR shop?

      • Hi, Sammee! Glad to hear you enjoyed the box. We post individual listings on our website for each item as they are revealed so people can see photos and descriptions of the item. All of this listings are in sold out mode until after we ship to members. Then if we have any remaining product, they are taken off of sold out mode. If you click on each of the listings you can see only the bags and lip balm are actually available for purchase. The other items are still up for information purposes, but will come down soon. Let us know if you have any more questions!

  24. If I sign up today will I get a big choice or no?

    • This box is sold out. I was going to do the one time box as a gift but can’t.

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