California Found is a monthly subscription box which features products from California makers that can typically only be found in California! Subscribers receive several items per month that could be beauty, gourmet, style, or home goods.
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About California Found
The Subscription Box: California Found
The Cost: $49 per month + shipping with discounts available for longer subscription commitments
ACTIVE DEAL: Get free shipping to US addresses.
The Products: A minimum of $90 worth of California lifestyle goods, made by California-based artisans
Ships to: The US for $7.95, Canada for $16.95, and worldwide for $23.95
California Found July 2019 Review
Instead of a booklet or pamphlet, California Found sends these really cool info cards for each product. They are very nice quality and informative. It also points out that they donate 10% of their profit every month to a charitable cause, and this month they are donating to Surfrider Foundation. Also, they have added a Golden Ticket contest - so if you find one in your sizzle, you get a free box for yourself or a friend!
"I Woke Up Like This" Hydrating Hair Serum by Belle & Beast Organics, 0.5 oz - Retail Value $16
California Found has sent products from Belle & Beast Organics in the past, and it's good stuff! My favorite beauty products are those that are made with wholesome ingredients, and B&BO only makes products that are organic, vegan and cruelty-free. My test for hair oils and serums is simple: Does it make my hair look healthier but not greasy? This serum is a winner! Passed the test! Belle & Beast Organics is based in South Pasadena, California.
Revive Mason Straw Lid, Glass Straw & Brush Set by Simply Straws - Listed Value $20
I am completely aligned with the spirit of Simply Straws, a company out of Costa Mesa, California that creates glass and steel straws as an alternative to disposable plastic straws. I think plastic straws are hugely wasteful and just clog up the oceans and landfills for no good reason. However, glass and steel straws terrify me. Some child is going to poke an eye out if they haven't already. I don't actually know why we need straws at all except maybe under rare mouth injury circumstances. Just drink right out of the glass! Having said all that, the mason jar is really cute, and I can always use more of them!
Calm the Viking Herbal Tea by Luna Tea Co. (1.5 oz.) - Listed Value $15
Tea Infuser by Luna Tea Co. - Listed Value $13
I went to look up the tea online and found that sadly, Luna Tea Co. has gone out of business! It looks like at least it was by choice, but that's still a bummer. This tea is so good, and I have had the pleasure of sampling several Luna teas in the past. I love ginger tea, especially when you can taste the real, natural ginger like this one. I was also really happy and excited to get a new tea infuser! And this one is so cool with a crystal on the end. I love it!
These two beverage recipes were included as a bonus. Both include Calm the Viking tea blend. They both look delicious! Fun!
Free Spirit Sterling & Brass Bead Necklace by Jasmine Jewelry - Listed Value $48
Look at how beautiful this necklace is! I couldn't find this exact piece online, so I am not sure what it is made of, but it sure is pretty. If I am not mistaken, it's brass and sterling on a sterling chain. The only issue is that it's a very short chain, probably a choker on most people, and it has an unusual magnetic clasp. If it had a regular clasp, I could use a chain extender to wear it, but as it is, I can't. It's too short for my neck. That's so disappointing! My eleven-year-old son is modeling it in the picture above, but I suppose I could gift it to one of my nieces. This is an awesome inclusion for subscribers with slender necks.
The Verdict: California Found is one of my favorite subscription boxes, and I look forward to it so much every month! Having said that, this was not my favorite month. I was disappointed by the necklace, and I am sort of opposed to rigid straws, so it just was kind of a miss for me. I do love the tea and infuser, though! California Found has a promised value of $90, which is outstanding, but this month's total value comes to $112! And the box only cost $49! That's amazing!
To Wrap Up:
If you subscribe on or before the 30th of the month, you will receive that month’s box. If you subscribe after the 30th, your subscription will begin with the next month’s shipment. If we are sold out of boxes the month you subscribe, you will be notified and your subscription will begin the following month.
ACTIVE DEAL: Get free shipping to US addresses.
Value Breakdown: At $49 for this box, here's what you are paying approximately per item:
- Hair Serum - $7
- Mug and Straw Set - $8.75
- Tea - $6.56
- Infuser - $5.69
- Necklace - $21
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What do you think of California Found? What was your favorite item?