NSFW SlutBox by Amber Rose Review – July 2019
SlutBox by Amber Rose is a lifestyle and beauty subscription geared towards sex-positive people (often containing lube, condoms, pasties, and other sex-forward items). It’s $29.99 a month and tends to be a little controversial because of its name as well as some of the items included. While they’ve ditched the loud pink “SlutBox” emblazoned packaging, they still send a curious random collection of makeup, apparel, and accessories in the now plain brown box.
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About this Adult-Themed Lifestyle Box by Amber Rose
The Subscription Box: SlutBox by Amber Rose
The Cost: $29.99 + free shipping to the U.S. Save with longer commitments.
The Products: Beauty and lifestyle items with a sex-positive flair.
Ships to: US and Worldwide (an additional International Flat Rate shipping charge may be assessed in checkout – usually $15.00)
Good to Know: This month came in a plain paper box which leads us to believe that a new box design is coming.
SlutBox by Amber Rose July 2019 Review
It’s that time again, friends. Yes- time for the newest SlutBox review! Love it or hate it, SlutBox still exists and we are still going to review it to satisfy the various needs of our readers. Buckle up for the ride.
Over the past 3-4 months, SlutBox has really seemed to be phoning it in. Just over a year ago when it started, there was a lengthy zine that was undoubtedly the best part of the box, which has since been replaced by a shorted info booklet and supplemental digital SlutBlog. The letter from MUVA at the beginning of the booklet is perhaps the shortest yet and uses the buzz phrase “Hot Girl Summer.”
CocoLube, sample size
First things first: there is a sample of some lube. I know it’s a favorite item of our readers (wink wink), so we can all rest knowing there is yet another new brand lubrication to try out. This one is coconut-based, super slippery, and smells lovely. It’s accompanied by a coupon code and a short info sheet. It’s not included as an item, so we’re just going to call this a free sample.
SlutBox Custom Makeup Bag – Listed Value $12.00
The first item is a glossy hot pink makeup bag that is quite roomy at 10.5 x 8 x 4 inches. The booklet says that it’s “custom” but we all know that that isn’t true. It’s completely devoid of any branding on the outside or inside and is simply a large vinyl bag that is large enough to fit all of your makeup and or travel items while on the go. This bag fits everything for this month’s bag inside with room to spare.
Orange SlutBox Bucket Hat – Listed Value $15.00
Whoa boy, I really dislike this hat. Are bucket hats a cool thing now? I know there are people who can pull this off, but I am not one of them. Orange is also probably one of my least favorite colors, so this was a huge miss for me. As for it being “custom,” I also have to throw a little doubt out there even though it at least has a tag on the inside that says “SlutBox.” You’d think there would be some sort of design or something on the outside, but no. It is 100% cotton though, so it should protect your melon from the hot sun while being easily machine-washable.
Although I often see castor oil as an ingredient, it’s rare that I receive a 100% pure version (as well as organic). As it says on the back of the bottle, there are several uses for this product to improve your hair and skin. The consistency is a lot thicker than I imagined and is almost like thin honey. It’s ridiculously hydrating though and as soon as I put (accidentally way too much) on my skin, I could feel the effects. I’m quite impressed with this product and might even take the plunge to use this as a hair mask or on my lashes. SlutBox got this one right!
Perfectly Posh “Dew Me Right” So Soapy Bath Bar – Retail Value $12.00
This soap has such a strong fake cucumber scent that it made everything else in this box smell like it once it was opened. It began to give me a headache so I had to banish it from my office and am just going to avoid it.
Rude Cosmetics Pickle My Face Hydrogel Mask – Retail Value $3.50
I was a little hesitant at the sight of this mask because of the word “pickle” but quickly realized they just mean that this is a cucumber mask. Phew! This is a hydrogel mask which means it’s really jelly-like and comes in two pieces for the top and bottom of your face. It’s immediately cooling and although a little slippery, does cling to my face rather well. I bet it’d be even better if popped in the fridge for a bit beforehand. This mask is a bit on the messy side, but it feels nice on and did make my skin feel moisturized and calm.
Manna Kadar 3-in-1 Highlighter/Shadow/Contour in Iris – Listed Value $12.00
Ah yes, Manna Kadar, the reigning champion of beauty subscription boxes. I could not track down this exact product anywhere but $12.00 seems reasonable compared to their other products. As the name implies, this can be used several ways as a highlighter, contour, or eyeshadow, based on your needs. Iris is a glittery mocha color that I may use as a bronzer, but most likely it will get passed on to someone else. Nothing wrong with this powder, but also, meh.
Doucce Ultra Precision Eyeliner in Black – Retail Value $22.00
I’m not particularly a big fan of Doucce makeup and view it mainly as a subscription box-only brand, but black eyeliner is black eyeliner, so it’s not a bad choice. It’s just a safe one that has been done a million times. I normally reach for liquid liner myself, but a creamy pencil like this one allows for an easier smoky eye look. I have a ton of black eyeliner at this point, so this will probably get donated or passed on to a friend.
Here are swatches for the 3-in-1 powder and eyeliner.
Last but certainly not least, we have the recurring “sexxxxy surprise” which we know to always be an item from a past box. This time, I got the same T-shirt that I received in the very first SlutBox. Whomp whomp. It’s a black boxy tee that says “I AM A SLUT” in bright pink lettering, followed by “of the people, for the people, by the people.” On the back, the SlutBox logo is on the back in pink as well. I didn’t wear the first shirt since it’s not my thing, so getting it a second time is a real let down.
Verdict: SlutBox once again had a downturn for me since last month. With the exception of the mask and castor oil, none of the products this month really excited me. The makeup was not bad at all but also nothing new and the “custom” items were not for me at all. The only thing remotely slutty in this box was the free sample of lube, so I’m not sure what makes this any different than the average beauty box.
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No, you’ll probably get August as your first month.
SlutBox ships once per month, around the beginning to middle of the month. If you subscribed on or before the last day of the month, you will receive the following month’s box with our regular shipment (around the beginning to middle of the month). If you subscribed after the 1st, your first box will ship the following calendar month, unless otherwise stated.*
SlutBox is subject to availability and all boxes are limited edition.
*NOTE: If you subscribed after our cutoff, you may have a chance to be included in a second shipment (quantities limited and opportunity for second shipment is not guaranteed for all members). Members who are included in our second shipment will be renewed on the 20th of the month, in advance of the next shipment.
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Value Breakdown: At $29.99 for the cost of this box you’re paying $3.74 for each of the 8 items.
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Would you wear the bucket hat from this month’s SlutBox?