Oceanista Subscription Box Review – Fall 2019
Oceanista is a quarterly box for women featuring items inspired by the ocean and boho lifestyle. It features skincare, jewelry, home decor, fashion apparel and accessories curated for sophisticated beach lovers. Many of these included items are handmade just for this box, meaning you won’t find them anywhere else!
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 Ocean-Inspired Lifestyle Box
The Subscription Box: Oceanista
The Cost: $89.00/season + $6.95 shipping. Save with an annual subscription.
COUPON: Use code LOVEMSA to save $10 off your first box!
The Products: A handpicked assortment of beach-inspired fashion, accessories, and lifestyle pieces.
Ships to: The U.S. for $6.95, Canada for $16.95, and International for $24.95
Oceanista Fall 2019 “Good Golly Miss Bali” Review
Their info card has a beachy photo on one side with a short intro and list of items on the other side.
Embroidered Tunic – Listed Value $49.00
Right out of the box I was impressed with this tunic. It has so much embroidery and feels really high-quality. It reminds me very much of an old-school Free People sort of top and this speaks to my inner free spirit. The only downside is that I don’t always look great in tunics because my curvy shape needs a little definition when it comes to clothes, and especially tops! I decided to pair it with a long duster sweater to show that it would also easily work for fall and give it a little structure. It is a wee bit low cut (you can see my black bra in the image) but with a plunge nude bra this wouldn’t be an issue at all.
Kate Shore Fine Art “Daydreaming” Print – Listed Value $28.00
This 8 inch by 8 inch giclée art print is of great quality and has such rich and saturated colors! I love the abstract style of this beach scene because you can see Kate’s individual brush strokes and it has so much texture and movement. Each print is hand-numbered from an edition of 500 and signed and dated by Kate. It arrived in a protective clear slip so you can keep it safe while you seek out the perfect frame.
Tallulah ‘Noime’ Bali Bag – Listed Value $79.00
This is the highlight of the box for me personally. I have wanted one of these woven round bags all season but whenever I saw them in stores they felt cheap and fragile. Unlike those commercially mass-produced options, this one is handmade, super sturdy, and features genuine leather accents. The strap is around 49 inches long and was easy to wear crossbody as well as over one shoulder. You can feel how well made it is at first touch! My bag was handmade by Balinese artisans and each purse takes between 3-7 days to complete. I absolutely love the thoughtful design elements chosen for this purse, but especially the focal braided area on the front that exposes the colorful batik lining inside. It also has a handy pocket inside for stashing your smaller essentials. Because this bag has those rich leather accents and a jewel-toned print inside, I plan on wearing it into the fall season. It also came in a thick and protective dust bag for storage, though I might hang this on the wall with my basket collection when not in use. It is that pretty!
Balipura Crystal Infused Healing Mist, 3.4 fl oz – Retail Value $25.00
I love keeping these sorts of mists at work to freshen up my desk space and create good creative vibes. This one smells so heavenly it might just go home instead to use on my sheets. It has notes of champaka, jasmine (a fave of mine), and ylang ylang. It is infused with rose quartz, jade, aventurine, and chrysoprase. A few quick sprays leave my space feeling inviting, calming, and very refreshed.
Handcrafted Wooden Bali Bead Necklace – Listed Value $24.00
This necklace was also handmade in Bali by local artisans. The colors can vary, but I ended up with a brilliant burgundy one that I think is pretty perfect for wearing the tassel trend well into fall. It is lightweight and has no metal, meaning this is an extra special treat for those of us with metal sensitivities. I wore it this past week with a striped Oxford shirt to give a fun twist to a more structured look, but I also loved it with a chunky sweater.
Doucce Freematic Eyeshadow Quad in ‘Island Hopping’ – Retail Value $35.00
Our final item is an eyeshadow palette with some very beach-inspired shades. My favorite is that last pinkish-tan shade because it happens to be absolute perfection over my lid and into my crease for a really effortless eye look. All of these colors were beautifully pigmented and smooth and though this brand isn’t always my fave (it shows up in a LOT of boxes) these colors worked for me.
Verdict: Oceanista was awesome! I really love this box. Everything was of great quality and felt unique in its own way. I was blown away with the quality of the tunic and handbag. Seriously, they are so well made. I also love that they added in a beautiful and archival quality print from an independent artist. I can’t wait to frame it. The beaded necklace was another lovely addition and I love that the color of the thread makes it wearable year-round. The healing mist and totally on-theme eyeshadow palette were just icing on the cake. If you are looking for an ocean-inspired box, this is absolutely one you should add to your list, especially if you love a boho twist. Based on a mix of retail and listed values, this box has a value of around $240, which is great for an $85 quarterly box of such quality.
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? Yes, fall boxes are shipping now!
COUPON: Use code LOVEMSA to save $10 off your first box!
Value Breakdown: At $95.95 ($89.00 + $6.95 shipping) for this box, here’s what you’re paying for each item:
- Embroidered Tunic $19.59
- Art Print $11.19
- Purse $31.58
- Mist $9.99
- Tassel Necklace $9.60
- Eyeshadow $13.99
Alternatively, each of the 6 items has an average cost of $14.99.
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What do you think of the Fall 2019 delivery from Oceanista?