SinglesSwag Subscription Box Review + Coupon – September 2019


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SinglesSwag Review - September 2019

SinglesSwag is a monthly lifestyle subscription box geared towards single women for $39.99 for the regular size (6-7 full-sized products) or $24.99 for the petite (3-4 full-sized products). Each box contains makeup, beauty, accessories, snacks, and other products to celebrate your independence. 

This review is of the regular SinglesSwag box for $39.99 a month.

Open SinglesSwag box with info card on top

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.)

Group of included items around box

About SinglesSwag

The Subscription Box: SinglesSwag

The Cost: $39.99 a month + free US shipping. Save with 3- and 6-month subscriptions.

The Products: 5 to 7 products for single ladies. Products include bath and beauty items, accessories, a yummy snack, a book, and other surprises.

Ships to: The U.S. for free, Worldwide with varying rates.

SinglesSwag September 2019 Review

  • Product descriptions on info card

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  • instructions on how to win your next box on other side of info card

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    You will find an info card right on top as soon as you open the box that lists out the featured products as well as their retail value and a short description. On the other side of the card are details on how to get your next box for free! Just tag your pics with @singlesswag to enter!

    • Velvet Cosmetics by Zoe Ayla Facial Jade Crystal Roller with box

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    • Velvet Cosmetics by Zoe Ayla Facial Jade Crystal Roller

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    • close up of small end of Velvet Cosmetics by Zoe Ayla Facial Jade Crystal Roller

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    • close up of large end of Velvet Cosmetics by Zoe Ayla Facial Jade Crystal Roller

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    • Velvet Cosmetics by Zoe Ayla Facial Jade Crystal Roller with back of box

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      Velvet Cosmetics by Zoe Ayla Facial Jade Crystal Roller – Retail Value $65.00 (Found here for $9.97)

      Ah, jade rollers. They had a really big moment a while back and still pop up from time to time. I really enjoy using the one I have every once in a while and it honestly helps with a myriad of things like depuffing and blood circulation while simply feeling decadent while rolling across my face. This also seems to be a tool that has a wildly large range of pricing. As the very name suggests, a jade roller is made from jade, but I wonder why some are $10 (or under) and some (like this one) are $65. While there are a lot of fakes out there, this one does say it’s 100% authentic jade on the package and feels cool to the touch, so I believe it’s real. Why it has a retail of $65 instead of $30 is a mystery though. From my experience, they all speak slightly and have similar metal hardware to this one. Since I have one already, I’ll pass this on to a girlfriend who has yet to experience its spa-like ritual.

      • Laritzy Long Lasting Liquid Lipstick with box

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      • Laritzy Long Lasting Liquid Lipstick with wand resting on tube

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      • bottom of Laritzy Long Lasting Liquid Lipstick

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      • swatch of Laritzy Long Lasting Liquid Lipstick on Marne

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        Laritzy Long Lasting Liquid Lipstick in Crush – Listed Value $22.00, Retail Value $20.00

        This shade of matte lipstick is right up my alley. Laritzy isn’t new to sub boxes, and I rarely see it anywhere else, but they offer nice colors that stay put. The only downside here is that the formula is suuuuuper dry, so you’ll want to throw a balm on below or even a gloss topper if you’re into that sort of thing. Otherwise, I love this deep rosey mauve.

        • Ettika That New Feeling Layered Necklace on card with pouch

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        • Ettika That New Feeling Layered Necklace

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        • close up of Ettika That New Feeling Layered Necklace

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          Ettika That New Feeling Layered Necklace in Gold – Retail Value $75.00

          Next, we have a piece of jewelry which I can be picky about. When Megan saw this she said it was like an “infinity scarf necklace” and I have to agree. It looks like it’s been wrapped several times and has little gold balls and two rectangular accents at the bottom of each end. It’s really just a few different chains connected at the back. This necklace is really cute, don’t get me wrong. BUT I do not think there is a world where this is worth $75 since it’s “nickel-free gold-tone-plated steel chain”. It’s really light in weight and doesn’t really come off as high quality close up. Not mad at it, just think the price is way off.

          • Pirouline Dark Chocolate Creme Filled Wafers in tin

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          • Pirouline Dark Chocolate Creme Filled Wafers package spilling out of tin

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          • Pirouline Dark Chocolate Creme Filled Wafer resting on lid of tin

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          • nutritional info for Pirouline Dark Chocolate Creme Filled Wafers

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            Pirouline Dark Chocolate Creme Filled Wafers – Listed Value $5.00, Retail Value $1.00

            I’m not hugely into sweets, but I can’t resist wafers with cream filling in any form. These are filled with dark chocolate and although kinda messy and crumbly, taste delicious. I definitely snacked on these while watching some HBO and nearly at the whole thing in one sitting.

            • Manna Kadar Beauty Sea Minerals Renewing Body Butter

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            • open Manna Kadar Beauty Sea Minerals Renewing Body Butter with lid resting on edge

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            • Directions and ingredients for Manna Kadar Beauty Sea Minerals Renewing Body Butter

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              Manna Kadar Beauty Sea Minerals Renewing Body Butter, 180 g – Listed Value $24.00, Estimated Value $10.80 (Buy 400 g for $24.00)

              Did y’all know Manna Kadar made body butter? I sure didn’t. This smells really nice (floral) which is surprising since I normally don’t go for scented things like this. I used this butter on my legs which get really dry after shaving and showering and it made them feel soft and moisturized. There is quite a bit in this tub to use even though it’s not the full size. They added the full-size price on the info card though, so the value they have listed is off.

              • Headbands of Hope Grey Floral Knotted Headband

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              • close up of tag for Headbands of Hope Grey Floral Knotted Headband

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                Headbands of Hope Grey Floral Knotted Headband – Listed Value $18.00, Retail Value $16.85

                I’m familiar with Headbands of Hope since Rachel reviewed their subscription a while back. They are an inspiring company that gives back by donating a headband to a child with cancer for each item sold. I found this particular grey floral pattern super cute and thought I’d try to wear it to my next water aerobics class to keep my hair out of my face while in a little bun. It has a slight stretch to it which is great and I was able to knot it twice to keep it secure. Unfortunately for me, my hair never holds in any headbands or clips when I’m moving and it slowly slid out of my fine hair. I love how it looked though so I’ll use it when washing my face at night.

                • Daily Concepts Multi-Functional Soap Sponge Charcoal in package

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                • Daily Concepts Multi-Functional Soap Sponge Charcoal out of package

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                • back of Daily Concepts Multi-Functional Soap Sponge Charcoal package

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                  Daily Concepts Multi-Functional Soap Sponge Charcoal – Listed Value $10.00, Retail Value $8.00 (found here for $5.00)

                  On the Daily Concepts site, this is listed for $8.00 but on Ulta, it’s $5.00 without being on sale so this seems like an item that can be found for varying prices. The info card has it marked as $10 which just seems a bit much. Value aside, I love scrubby little bath items like this and was a fan of this the first time around in my shower. It’s honestly quite abrasive at first, but with a lot of products like this, it softens over time with more water and whatnot. It decreases in hardness soon after the first use and becomes more spongey than soapy, but there is still quite a lot of charcoal soap still. I’ve been using this on areas of my body with rougher skin to exfoliate and get rid of “chicken skin” as my friend Ash calls it.

                  Verdict: My first SinglesSwag sent seven items that I really enjoyed! My only issue with this box is that the values seemed off. For $39.99, I think I got my money’s worth, I’m just not convinced that the RV is as high as they say it is and that leaves me feeling a little skeptical. Seeing a jade roller in here would have been a bigger delight if I didn’t already have a couple but the other beauty products are super useable for me. The necklace is cute but the value is way off IMO. With what I could find online, this box has a total retail value of $196.65 but I’m personally not 100% on board that the two highest values items are really worth what they are being sold for. 

                  To Wrap Up:

                  Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No. This one is gone but sign up to get October as your first. Check out the latest spoilers here to see what’s coming.  

                  From SinglesSwag:

                  If you sign up for SinglesSwag on or before the 16th day of each month, you will be charged initially when you sign up and your first box will be shipped immediately. You will be charged again at the end of that month, prior to shipping the following month’s box.

                  If you sign up after the 16th day of each month, you will receive the upcoming month’s box and be charged again on the 16th day of the next month, as an existing subscriber.

                  Value Breakdown: This box cost $39.99 plus free shipping, which means that each of the 7 items in the box has an average cost of about $5.71. Here’s how that approximately breaks down per item:

                  • Jade Roller: $13.20
                  • Lipstick: $4.47
                  • Necklace: $15.24
                  • Wafers: $0.20
                  • Body Butter: $2.19
                  • Headband: $3.42
                  • Charcoal Soap: $1.63

                  Check out all our SinglesSwag reviews and 2019’s Best Subscription Boxes for Women, as voted by MSA readers!

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                  Written by Marne Orenich

                  Marne Orenich

                  Marne is a lipstick connoisseur, record collector, and twice over cat mom. She loves discovering new clean beauty brands and has quite the collection of beautifully packaged serums and moisturizers.

                  Posted in SinglesSwag Reviews, Subscription Box Reviews, Subscription Boxes for Women| Tags: singlesswag | 12 comments

                  12 Comments

                  1. The prices that are determined for jade depend on where it came from and what kind of jade is used as there are only 2 types. (jadeite and nephrite).

                    Jadeite: more expensive and comes from Myanmar.

                    Nephrite: most common jade abs comes from china.

                    Cheaper jade rollers are usually not jade but instead made of marble, serpentine, mountain jade and other similar products.

                    Hope that helped 🙂

                    • Thank you, Hanna!
                      It seems like most of the mid-range rollers don’t specify the origin but I feel *pretty* confident that this one isn’t totally fake dyed marble.

                  2. Just looking at SinglesSwag boxes is so frustrating! The fact that this would have been a pretty great box about 6 months ago before all these things had been sent out multiple times in other sub boxes shows that they CAN curate a great box. They just need to get ahead of the trends somehow.

                    Ettika has always been a way overpriced brand, so at least it’s not SS inflating prices. I don’t know what Ettika’s reputation is like outside the sub box world, but their stuff has always gone like hotcakes on the swap boards.

                    • To me it shows they just copy other boxes months after it has already been done and take advantage of buying overstock at discounted prices.

                    • I agree, Marion. I had a subscription for several months last year and I liked the service. I keep waiting for a great box so I can jump back in, but so far the spoilers for each month have been disappointing. I don’t know how they can get ahead of the trends. Maybe do a customer survey?

                  3. WHEN are we going to stop seeing the jade rollers? This is like number 427, come on, enough already! I have 4 of them and this is ridiculous.

                    • It did seem a little late to the game but I suppose there are still some people out there without one? ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

                  4. It’s like a capsule of all the stuff sub box subscribers are sick of seeing. All they’re missing is an Eyeko black eyeliner.

                  5. The review was great up until you said you got your money’s worth… you got the box for free as is disclosed so I guess you REALLY did get that money’s worth. I understand its a common phrase but it feels so different from someone that actually pays for sub boxes to hear someone that recieved them free say that especially on more expensive boxes. Its easy to like a free saucepot or overlook wonky headgear if it was a gift vs shelling out a day or more’s salary for it.

                    I get mad at companies for inflating values over what the brands.sell them for but I sub to this for 23 a box with the sales coupon and a 6 month sub so feel I get my 23 dollars worth theres always at least two products I’m happy with.

                    • Hi Julie,

                      You’re absolutely right. That phrase was maybe not the best to use.
                      I was speaking more to the value vs the cost in this case. I appreciate your candor though! Will definitely take that into consideration moving forward.

                  6. Well that’s weird. I got a tube of brown lipstick instead of Laritzy. I would of loved having that instead. Why did I get a different lipstick?

                    • I received a frosted pink looking lipstick in mine that was just awful instead of the Laritzy. Strange inconsistency.

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