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California Found Box Review + Coupon – October 2019

Megan K.
ByMegan K.Nov 16, 2019 | 23 comments

California Found October 2019

California Found
4.9 overall rating
11 Ratings | 2 Reviews

California Found is a monthly subscription box that features products from California makers that can typically only be found in California! Subscribers receive several items per month that could be beauty, gourmet, style, or home goods.

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 California Found

The Subscription Box: California Found

The Cost: $49 per month + shipping.

COUPON: Use code SHIPSFREE to get free shipping to US addresses.

The Products: A minimum $90 worth of California lifestyle goods, made by California-based artisans

Ships to: The US for $7.95, Canada for $16.95, and worldwide for $23.95

Good to Know: Single-purchase gift boxes are available for $55.

California Found October 2019 Review

 

Instead of a booklet or pamphlet, California Found sends individual info cards featuring each item and giving some deets about the people and brands behind the products. They donate 10% of their profit every month to a charitable cause, and this month they are donating to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

 

Revive Charitable Jewelry Breast Cancer Studs in Sterling Silver – Retail Value $35.00

This box always delivers really well-made and thoughtful jewelry and this month is no exception. These pink studs are made of sterling silver and the stud itself is actually a close-up of a breast cancer cell slide. This seems especially timely since this month’s box is donating a portion of proceeds to breast cancer research and October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Revive Charitable Jewelry has a ton of other causes you can support with your jewelry purchases, making this a perfect way to support valuable research and look great at the same time.

 

California Brittle Co Cashew Brittle, 1.5 oz – Retail Value $4.o0

I love the sweet treats that arrive in this box. Brittle is a special vice of mine that I blame my grandfather for. He LOVES brittle! I usually gift him a large tin each year for Christmas because he is impossible to shop for, and my tin this year might come from the California Brittle Co! This stuff was so tasty! What made it different than so many other brittles out there was that it was a softer brittle that still had a delightful crunch!

 

California Brittle Co Almond Brittle, 1.5 oz – Retail Value $4.o0

This second variety was cinnamon and almond, and I think it was my fave because I love cinnamon anything. I am slightly ashamed to say that I ate all of this by myself, but I also have NO REGRETS.

 

Bon Vivant Designs Amethyst Sleep Rollerball, 10 ml – Retail Value $39.00

There is a special place in my heart for rollerballs of all scents, and to add even more magic, this one is filled with amethyst chips AND the rollerball itself is an orb of amethyst! STAAAHP. The oil inside is a blend of lavender and vanilla, but it smells like fresh, warm laundry to my nose. It is truly one of those homey comfort scents. This is nice for your bedside table for a little scent of sleep boost as you drift off.

 

Barton Burns ‘Pumpkin Pancakes’ Candle, 8 oz – Retail Value $18.00

I really don’t like sticky sweet food scents and I also dislike pumpkin, so I just assumed this was going to be a gift for someone this year. I did like it much more than I expected when I first sniffed, but that might be because there is very little pumpkin in here. My nose mostly noticed a creamy cinnamon, which I definitely prefer to pancakes or pumpkins. I still think I might pass this one on, but I am tempted to hang on to it and just burn it close to some of my more earthy candles for a complex but still sweet scent. The wax is 100% sox and the wicks are cotton. These candles also support traveling physical therapists on medical missions across the globe!

 

 

Honey Belle Moisturizing Face Creme Duo, 1 oz each – Retail Value $30.00

Finally, our last item is a set of two creams for both day and night. The brand was created by a husband and wife duo after she began to suffer from psoriasis (I feel you!). Her experimentation into natural skincare led to the Honey Belle brand. I really like these creams. They have a very interesting consistency to me because they look like normal lotions but spread and absorb kind of like a gel, probably due to the aloe inside. There is no added fragrance here, but both have a clean natural scent that I really appreciate.

The Verdict: California Found continues to be really fun. I absolutely love reading about the creators of all of the items on the handy included cards. There is something really appealing about knowing your box subscription benefits real small businesses with awesome people behind them. This box also had a great value this month, around $130! The assortment was beautifully done (no shock there) and there was a little bit of a pamper yourself sort of theme happening. I really enjoyed relaxing one night while snacking on brittle, applying the night cream, and later drifting off to sleep with my rollerball on my wrists. The little studs were also so stylish and thoughtful, and the candle will make an excellent gift. 

To Wrap Up:

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No. You will receive the November box. From California Found:

If you subscribe on or before the 30th of the month, you will receive that month’s box. If you subscribe after the 30th, your subscription will begin with the next month’s shipment. If we are sold out of boxes the month you subscribe, you will be notified and your subscription will begin the following month.

COUPON: Use code SHIPSFREE to get free shipping to US addresses.

Value Breakdown: At $56.95 for this box ($49 + $7.95 shipping), each of the 7 items has an average cost of $8.14.

Check out all of our California Found reviews and the best women’s subscription boxes of 2019!

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What do you think of California Found? What was your favorite item?

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Megan K.
Megan K.
I love natural/vegan beauty products, Korean skincare, unique jewelry, and weird candies from far away places. When I am not waiting for my next exciting box you can find me painting or taking photographs of interesting people. I never leave home without pug hair somewhere on my shirt and a bold lipstick on my smile.

Megan K.
Megan K.
I love natural/vegan beauty products, Korean skincare, unique jewelry, and weird candies from far away places. When I am not waiting for my next exciting box you can find me painting or taking photographs of interesting people. I never leave home without pug hair somewhere on my shirt and a bold lipstick on my smile.
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23 comments

Melissa

I have the November box, but I don’t know if we are allowed to post spoilers here…..
Suffice it to say that I am very happy with it! 🙂

beth

So happy you like it! We have pictures of the whole November collection (in all its $135 value glory) on our site and this box is still available as a non-renewable purchase! It is SUCH a fantastic collection for gifting isn’t it???

Katpenso

This box looks amazing! Sadly I can’t afford it bc of the holidays and all my money goes to my 3 kids for Christmas…but the rollerball is so unique!!! My son has autism and we use aromatherapy to.help with his anxiety. Id love to purchase that for him to try. Also the skin duo, having sensitive dry skin, this looks perfect for me, an the price is good(not too expensive)
Glad I saw this review bc I’ve never heard of this box.

beth

The holidays are tricky! But consider this, the combined value of the rollerball and the Honeybelle duo ($69 plus individual shipping fees) more than covers the cost of the box ($55). You’ll have the rollerball for your son, the skincare as a treat for you and three more items to keep or gift! It’s an amazing value!

beth

We were able to make FOUR additional October boxes available. They’ll be on our website for purchase for $55 tomorrow. Get them while you can!

Kelly

Thanks for posting this! I love this box so much, and my mother is a breast cancer survivor, so I just picked up a box for her for Christmas! She will love those earrings!

beth

I love to hear that Kelly! I’ve asked that your order be expedited so your October collection will ship today!

beth

Thanks for a fantastic review again! We are so honored to receive such praise month after month! November is another fantastic collection. I can’t wait to share it with you.

Kristin

I will be asking for those earrings for Christmas, I’m a survivor!

beth

That’s wonderful news and GET THE BOX for Christmas! You can have the whole collection for a few dollars more than the earrings! Only 3 left!

Aileen

I received the light pink pair and have never used them! They are still on the card. Would you like me to send them to you? I lost my mother to leukemia and I’m so happy to hear about those who beat the disease! It will be an early present to you 🙂

beth

You’re amazing!!!

Melissa

Wow, I wish I had gotten this box.
Megan, you don’t like pumpkin? #Unfriended LOL! Not like we are FB friends, but I obviously stole the joke from there.

beth

November is available now Melissa! Use the free shipping code and grab this one!! It’s so good!

beth

October box (only 4 available) is posted for sale now as a one time gift!!

Penny

This is my favorite sub box, a special treat I always look forward to each month. The jewelry is special to me. I dress very casually and wear these pieces almost every day. I was hoping for the green earrings but got the light pink ones instead. I have been wearing them for boot camp at the gym and get so many compliments, especially when I share the story of their meaning. So glad I got the pink ones!

beth

Thanks Penny! Every time someone ‘favorites’ us, it seriously makes my day/week/month!

Andi

This is my second month, and I have been really pleased with their variety. My biggest surprise is the Honey Belle lotion duo. While I have plenty of day and night creams already, these are really special. They are moisturizing, yet non-greasy for my combination skin, and I’m using both versions daily. I’m not a fan of candles that aren’t scented with essential oils, so I gave mine to my sister-in-law. I got the pink studs as well, and they are lovely! I can’t wait to see what’s in store for November!

beth

Last two October boxes are on the website!

beth

Aren’t the Honey Belle products amazing? We featured their eye creme last year and everyone went bonkers. My skin is insanely sensitive and their products keep it hydrated and happy! So glad you liked! November is so good and we start shipping this week! Can’t wait to share it with you!

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