Sunday Riley recently started a quarterly lifestyle subscription box curated by the editors of their blog, The Sunday Edit. In addition to great beauty and lifestyle items by popular brands, they always include a few Sunday Riley products and this time there are three with one being FULL SIZE. Squeeee! Since we just received the last box in May, it was a surprise to get another so soon. We reached out to customer service and they told us that it ships every 2-3 months, but they "slightly compressed the schedule this year so that folks who received their first box in late February could still get to experience a full year of boxes." They should have a more definitive schedule for 2020, so stay tuned.
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 Lifestyle Box from Sunday Riley
The Subscription Box: Sunday Riley
The Cost: $95.00/box or save 10% and subscribe to get it for $85.50/quarter!
- Sunday Riley summer skincare essentials:
- Tidal Brightening Enzyme Water Cream 50g
- Good Genes All-in-One Lactic Acid Treatment 5mL
- A+ High-Dose Retinoid Serum 5mL
- Sunday Riley mini zip pouch
- Lena Bernard Delfina Cuff Bracelet
- TAN-LUXE The Body, Illuminating Self-Tan Drops
- R+Co Foiled Frizz and Static Control Spray
- W&P Design Cocktail Kit in Italian Spritz
- Real Techniques Everyday Essentials Brush Set
- COOLA Mineral Liplux SPF 30 Organic Tinted Lip in Skinny Dip
- Simon & Schuster Say You Still Love Me by K.A. Tucker
- Boy Smells Scented Candle in Kush
Ships to: US only.
Sunday Riley Summer 2019 Box Review
Tidal Brightening Enzyme Water Cream, 1.7 oz. - Retail Value $65.00
We received a sample size of Sunday Riley's Tidal in the last box, but this time they've decided to include a full-size version. I was a big fan of it when I tried it, so I'm super happy to receive this one which should last quite a long time! Water creams are so moisturizing and light, and this one is no different with its dreamy formula that makes my skin feel like it was just born. I can also appreciate that it comes with a little scoop to get a nice size dollop out of the tub without getting it trapped under my nails. The value for this one immediately covers most of the cost of the box alone!
The two minis come in a super cute resealable bubble pouch similar to the blue one from the Love Edition box.
Sunday Riley Yellow Heart Bubble Pouch
The 4.25-inch pouch is on the smaller side but perfect for traveling with jewelry or other items that need a little protection.
Good Genes All-In-One Lactic Acid Treatment, 5 ml - Estimated Retail Value $17.50 (Buy a 30 ml bottle for $105.00)
I was surprised to see Good Genes in the box again since they included a deluxe sample version last time, but I don't mind a little more. This treatment has a nice lemongrass scent and can be spread onto the skin after cleansing and toning but before any heavier serums or oils. I noticed that it feels sort of firming as soon as I put it on which is kinda nice. I can toss this one into a travel bag since I have a larger size at home.
Sunday Riley A+ High-Dose Retinoid Serum, 5 ml - Estimated Retail Value $14.17 (Buy 30 ml for $85.00)
This is the first time I've tried their pale yellow retinoid serum and am impressed at how moisturizing it feels when applying. It also quickly absorbs without feeling heavy and has almost no scent at all. Only time will tell if this retinol-alternative with help reduce any lines or wrinkles on my face, but the ritual is a pleasant one.
Lena Bernard Delfina Cuff Bracelet in Green Aventurine - Estimated Retail Value $78.00 (Similar here for $54.95)
I think this is the first time we've seen jewelry in the box and they've chosen a great piece by Lena Bernard which can be found at places like Anthropologie. While this isn't exactly my style, it's a really well-crafted cuff made of brass and green aventurine which speaks to my love of gemstones and crystals. The cuff is soft enough to bend so you can get the right fit on any wrist and the stone is a beautiful large specimen. Talk about a statement piece!
There was a period of time where I was overrun by makeup brushes, but I gave a lot away to my friends and now am left with just a few. I go back and forth about wanting to use one brush for several things, using just my fingertips, or having specific brushes for every need. The set included in this box has four brushes they deem "essential" as well as complexion sponge. The brushes all are incredibly soft and bushy and I really enjoy the matte metallic handles on each in pink, red, and purple. I've been using the blush brush the most frequently with setting powder to finish my makeup and the deluxe crease for my eyeshadow. I also appreciate the flat side of the sponge to cover more surface with each swipe. Great set for those starting a brush collection!
TAN-LUXE The Body Illuminating Self-Tan Drops in Light/Medium, 1.69 oz. - Retail Value $59.00
These drops are the second self-tanning item I've gotten this summer so I felt a little more equipped to try them out. There are two colors available and I received the light/medium for my pale skin. The presentation is wonderful and I didn't have to use much to coat both of my legs from my thighs all the way to my feet. The directions suggest adding 2-6 drops (depending on the color you want to achieve) to your favorite moisturizer before slathering on. I started with just two drops per dollop of Aveeno lotion (my go-to) and although it was an alarming difference, the next day I could tell my legs looked a bit more sun-kissed. Feeling even more confident, I think I might graduate to four drops since I was beginning to like the way my skin looked being a little less pasty.
R+Co FOIL Frizz + Static Control Spray, 5 oz. - Retail Value $29.00
I'm ridiculously impressed with this control spray! It says it helps with static, which it most certainly does, as well as flyaways, which I am kind of on the fence about. It overall calms down any frizziness I may be experiencing but I still have some baby flyaways that this doesn't necessarily fix. However, this makes my hair so smooth and untangled. It works perfectly hand-in-hand with another R+Co product I fell in love with that I got in this month's Birchbox. I'm excited to have a full-size bottle of this so I won't have to order it again for a while.
COOLA Mineral Liplux SPF 30 Organic Tinted Lip Balm in Skinny Dip - Retail Value $18.00
With summer comes the sun and all the damaging rays it bestows upon us. COOLA is a beloved sunscreen brand in subscription boxes but this lip balm is a new product to me. The metal twist-off-top tube reminds me of Fresh Sugar lip balms, and the particular one I got comes in "Skinny Dip" which looks to be a peachy nude. It's a bit heavy on the ol' smackers but delivers a hefty 30 SPF to make sure the delicate skin doesn't get harmed while being out and about in various farmers markets, art festivals, and pool trips.
Not a huge reader, here and find it tough to get into fiction especially, but if the book is chosen for me and put into my hands, there is a better chance of me cracking it open. It also appears that this paperback is not even out yet, so Sunday Riley got some early access to it. There are no reviews on Amazon for me to browse, but the back of the book lets me know that K.A. Tucker is a "master of steamy romance" so that gives me an inkling as to what I'm getting into. A romance novel sounds like a great beach read which makes sense in this summer box and this one follows a woman in her late 20's who is a VP at her father's fancy real estate development firm that reconnects with an old flame who happens to be her first love (and apparently broke her heart). Since he comes from the "wrong side of the tracks" this sounds to be a classic Cinderella story, but I have a feeling there are some twists and perhaps some racy descriptions. One can only hope.
Boy Smells Kush Votive Candle, 3 oz. - Retail Value $16.00
I've been seeing Boy Smells candles in local shops and am always tempted by their cute packaging and alluring scents. Here, they've included a mini 3-ounce version of their candle in "Kush" which is very unique and a little hard to describe. The listed notes are cannabis, suede, white musk, tulip, and amber which gives me a sweet yet warm vibe. Once burning, the fragrance is subtle and delicate which is exactly what I like in a candle. Although I may not have chosen this scent myself, I'm pleased with it.
W&P Italian Spritz Carry On Cocktail Kit - Retail Value $24.00
I try to get out of Pittsburgh as much as possible to check out other cities so this little plane-friendly cocktail kit is a neat item to try. Inside the red tin, you'll find almost everything you need (minus the alcohol, ice, and orange round) to make yourself an Italian Spritz while zooming through the clouds. In addition to the Italian Spritz syrup and recipe card, they've supplied a metal jigger to measure, a metal spoon to stir, and even a linen coaster with a cool little airplane icon on it. This can be reused for another trip by supplying yourself with another delightful syrup to make the cocktail of your desire! I'm not a Prosecco fan which is what this cocktail calls for, but I'm eager to try this out on something gin or vodka-based, perhaps!
Verdict: Sunday Riley has consistently delivered an awesome box full of great brands that are curated perfectly for the theme or season. Outstanding beauty products, brands I already love, and items I've been wanting to check out make this my favorite quarterly box. The value is also always a powerhouse since just two items more than pay for the cost and all 11 total up to a retail value of a whopping $357.66!!
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To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? Yes, this box is still available!
Value Breakdown: At $95.00 for this box, here’s what you are paying approximately per item:
- Tidal Brightening Enzyme Water Cream - $17.27
- Good Genes All-in-One Lactic Acid Treatment - $4.65
- A+ High-Dose Retinoid Serum - $3.76
- Lena Bernard Delfina Cuff Bracelet - $20.72
- Real Techniques Everyday Essentials Brush Set - $5.31
- TAN-LUXE The Body, Illuminating Self-Tan Drops - $15.67
- R+Co Foiled Frizz and Static Control Spray - $7.70
- COOLA Mineral Liplux SPF 30 Organic Tinted Lip in Skinny Dip - $4.78
- Simon & Schuster Say You Still Love Me by K.A. Tucker - $4.52
- Boy Smells Scented Candle in Kush - $4.25
- W&P Design Cocktail Kit in Italian Spritz - $6.37
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