Be Kind by Ellen Subscription Box Review – Fall 2019
Ellen Degeneres has launched a subscription box full of her favorite things.
My Subscription Addiction paid for this box. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).
About this Box
The Subscription Box: Be Kind by Ellen
The Cost: $54.99 quarterly
The Products: Each quarterly box is thoughtfully curated and filled with hand-picked products from Ellen. And, the best part, each box and each product within the box does something to make the world kinder and better.
Ships to: The US for free, or Canada (additional $16.00 shipping)
Be Kind by Ellen Fall 2019 Review
This box comes with a large fold-out card and a note from Ellen. It also gives details of all of the items included this month.
Now, on to the items!
The Giving Keys Necklace – Retail Value $42.00
I have received one of these key necklaces before in a Love Goodly Box. Weirdly, that one also said “Be Kind” on it, though it was much more weathered. I actually preferred the aged looking one much more than this shiny new brass key. This one looks so new that it kind of makes me feel like I am wearing a gym locker key. I am sure it will age beautifully, but since I don’t need 2, I plan on passing this one along to a friend. I love the cause behind these keys, regardless. They are made by people transitioning out of homelessness and hope to bring stability to people who are trying to improve their lives.
I do adore the length of this chain.
Garners Garden Body Butters, 2 x 3.3 oz – Retail Value $4.99 each
Two butters were included in our box, in lavender and lemongrass. I am not a huge lemongrass fan, but I love lavender, especially a rich and natural one! This pot explodes with lavender essential oil scent and the shea and beeswax formula is super nourishing. It reminds me much more of a balm than a butter, which suits me (and my sensitive legs) just fine!
Sound of Sleep LectroFan – Retail Value $49.95
This was the item I was most excited about in this box because I am married to a guy who likes a hurricane strength fan running at all hours of the night “for the noise.” The noise part I can live with, but I despise the aggressive wind and how it chills me and makes me cold! This machine is a nice compromise because it gives him the wind sound he “needs” minus the physical whirlwind I quite literally hate. This little machine has 10 white noise sounds and 10 different fan sounds, so he can even have some variety.
I have tried ColourPop Super Shock shadows before and been impressed with the pigmentation and powder/cream hybrid that is soft and very blendable. These pots have two shades that could arguably be eyeshadows but are highlighters. The formula seems the same as the shadows and it really beautiful on cheek or lid. I plan on wearing the darker of the two on my lids, but the lighter ‘Lunch Money’ could work anywhere!
Top: Might Be. Bottom: Lunch Money.
Be Kind Soap Bar– Listed Value $12.99
This vegan soap bar smells heavenly. It is a strong and delightfully unisex fragrance that clings to your skin after you shower. The bar itself is coconut based, so it is nice and moisturizing.
Thrive Market 3-Month Membership – Potential Value $15.00 + $20.00 off of a $49.00 purchase
This item might not be for everyone since not all subscribers utilize promo codes. I will make sure to reflect that in my value at the close! Thrive Market is a club-based online shop filled with products that you can filter by 70+ diets, allergies, and lifestyle values. It also includes pretty hefty discounts! The membership costs $5 a month and for every new member, a membership is gifted to low-income families, students, teachers, veterans, and first responders.
Everything is Here to Help You – Retail Value $15.99 (found for $10.49)
Everything Is Here to Help You offers an emotionally supportive way to shift out of the inner war of ego, and into the illuminated presence of your soul.In this book, spiritual teacher and intuitive Matt Kahn redefines the spiritual path for the modern-day seeker, and offers original, innovative ways to resolve fear, unravel judgments, and learn how to view life from a clear, expanded perspective. By redefining our understanding of the spiritual journey from the point of view of the soul, Matt breathes fresh life into all aspects of the healing journey to usher in a revolutionary and loving approach to personal growth.Each chapter highlights Matt’s most cutting-edge teachings and loving wisdom. From teaching you how to unravel blame by exploring the four stages of surrender, to providing step-by-step energy clearings and recited activations to amplify the power of your consciousness, this book offers a clear road map to explore the magic, mysteries, and miracles that reside in every heart.This book also includes engaging questions to contemplate, as well as energetically encoded mantras to experience our unlimited spiritual potential.Get ready to explore a deeper reality, daring to view your life through the loving eyes of Source and opening yourself up to life’s miracles!”No matter how anything seems or appears—everything is here to help you become the one you were born to be.”
I am not really one for self-help books, so this will likely become a gift for someone significantly more introspective than I. Though this is not for me, it totally fits into an Ellen box!
Everyone Roll-On Aromatherapy Revive – Retail Value $7.99
Finally, our last item is an essential oil roll-on. There were different scents possible, but I received the Revive blend, which is a mix of geranium, orange, peppermint, and lavender. It isn’t the strongest scent but I do love all of these oils together and find them quite calming.
Verdict: This box was a little hit and miss for me personally. While I was less enthused about the key necklace and self-help book, both really fit an “Ellen” vibe perfectly. I am very, very happy with the noise machine, and I also enjoyed the soap, body butter, and ColourPop highlighters. The Thrive Market membership was a nice touch, though I will admit I am happy this box wasn’t full of multiple promo codes like last season. I do think there could have certainly been a little more excitement in this box for the cost, but considering the noise machine alone is almost worth the entire monthly price, I don’t feel like I can complain TOO much. The value lands somewhere around $153.95, which is a good value for a $54.99 box. The Thrive membership adds an additional $15 and another additional $20 if you use the discount code on your shopping cart.
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? Yes! This box is still available.
Value Breakdown: This box costs $54.99. Here is approximately what you are paying per physical product:
- Key necklace $15.00
- Body Butter Duo $3.56
- Noise Machine $17.50
- ColourPop Duo $5.72
- Soap $4.64
- Book $5.71
- Oil Roller $2.85
Alternatively, each item has an average cost of $7.86. (The Thrive Market promo was not included in this breakdown.)
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