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About Bless Box
The Subscription Box: Bless Box
The Cost: $29.99 a month + shipping. Save with longer subscriptions.
ACTIVE DEAL: Save 35% off your first box
The Products: Each box will include items in the beauty, health, and food categories curated by Sazan Hendrix.
Ships to: The US for $7.50 and worldwide for $15
Bless Box "The Fall Edit" Review
Before we get into the review, a quick note: this September box arrived the first or second week into October. According to Bless Box's shipping FAQ, "Bless Box ships once per month, usually around the 20th - 25th." As an FYI, it seems like the delivery cadence differs here compared to some other subscriptions.
The full magazine that used to come with this box is now 100% online, but we did receive an info sheet detailing the products included.
We also received a few coupons for some of the included brands.
HAIRtamin Advanced Formula Hair Vitamins, 60 capsules - Listed Value $50 (Buy a 30-capsule container for $25)
The high price on these supplements definitely has me raising my brows- $25 for a one month's supply is not exactly sustainable, but I do appreciate that we were sent a two-months supply to see if these really work for us. This has the usual biotin and folate while also having vitamins like B12, B3, and D along with zinc, turmeric, and black pepper extract. The dosage is just one pill a day, and they were easy enough to swallow with a sip of water.
Oh K! Pink Clay Sheet Mask - Retail Value $7
I am never mad to see an Oh K! mask in a subscription box- I like them and think they're fun, but find the retail price a bit steep for what you get. This is a clay sheet mask designed to give you the experience of a detoxifying clay mask without the mess, and it is made from three types of clay: bentonite, illite, and kaolin.
SooAE Intensive Repair 3-Day Hair Treatment - Retail Value $5
This is a foil packet of three separate hair treatments designed to be used over consecutive days to hydrate, nourish, and heal. I am always happy to see deep conditioners in sub boxes and like the idea of this in theory, but this was the first of many foil-packaged products that overall made this box a bit of a disappointment.
SooAE Soothe Tea Tree Rosemary Hair Mask, 0.40 oz - Retail Value $3
This is a slightly larger version of one of the three-day hair masks. This is made with tea tree and rosemary to soothe sensitive scalps and remove product buildup, and while I liked it this mask ended up being a single-use product due to the amount in the packet and the amount I needed.
LA Fresh Good Day Moisturizer, 2 g - Estimated Value $1.60 (Buy a 50 g jar for $40)
LA Fresh Good Night Cream, 2 g - Estimated Value $1.60 (Buy a 50 g jar for $40)
The fact that these are counted as items in this box is ridiculous, and so is the listed value of $5 for two packets of samples. I did appreciate the ingredients list on both of these, with the day cream containing squalene, peptides, aloe, and caffeine while the night moisturizer has vitamin E, hyaluronic acid, folic acid, and grape seed oil.
AB Skincare Acne Spot Treatment, 1 oz - Listed Value $10.99
This spot treatment is no longer listed on the company website and instead is only available for sale through Amazon. This is a 10% benzoyl peroxide acne spot treatment, so I definitely recommend using this sparingly otherwise you will dry out your skin. This can also easily bleach towels and linens, so be mindful of how you apply it.
Primal Kitchen Golden Turmeric Collagen Drink Mix, 0.56 oz - Listed Value $2.99 (Buy a box of 12 packets for $34.95)
Primal Kitchen Vanilla Collagen Drink Mix, 0.56 - Listed Value $2.99 (Buy a box of 12 packets for $34.95)
Collagen is a source of protein derived from animals, and while I usually supplement my protein needs with whey isolate, these powders work well to add to smoothies or yogurts for an extra protein boost. I am not one to mix protein powder into drinks like lattes, but I like that each packet provides 10 grams of collagen protein.
Verb Energy Maple Blueberry Energy Bar - Listed Value $1.50
I am pretty conscientious of my caffeine intake, so I actually chose to not taste this due to one bar having the equivalent caffeine as a shot of espresso. Each bar is only 90 calories, so I will be keeping this in my purse for the next time I am dealing with a mid-day slump and need a boost.
Fall Edit Beauty Duo - Listed Value $33
Every month this box includes items from previous boxes as a beauty duo that are supposedly past box favorites. This month I received the Hollywood Fashion Secrets Microfiber Makeup Wipes (which you can read about in my May 2019 review) and the Manna Kadar LipLocked Priming Wand in Creme from the March 2019 Box. Combined, these two products actually have a retail value of $39 (though it definitely doesn't feel like that is the personal value).
The Verdict: This box from Bless wasn't my favorite. The fact that every month intentionally includes repeats from previous months as being "favorites" is really bringing down the overall experience, and the fact that there were so many single-use products is bummer in a box at this price point. Going by a mix of listed values and estimates, this box has a total retail value of $107.68. However, had I known what was in it before being purchased, I probably would have said this box wasn't worth the $37.49 box cost.
To Wrap Up:
Bless Box ships once per month, usually around the 20th - 25th. If you subscribed on or before the 17th, you will receive that month's box with our regular shipment. If you subscribed after the 17th, your first box will ship later in the month or early the following month, as part of a second shipment (unless otherwise stated).
ACTIVE DEAL: Save 35% off your first box
Value Breakdown: This box costs $37.49 ($29.99 + $7.50 shipping) which means you are paying $3.75 per item.
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