Oui Please is a subscription box that brings you the best of France every other month. In each box, you can expect a mix of beauty, jewelry, fashion, home, and food items.
Important to know – not all boxes are the same. This is a subscription that sends out variations. Subscribers are able to select their customization through a link that is emailed.
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 Oui Please
The Subscription Box: Oui Please
The Cost: $150 per box (ships every other month)
ACTIVE DEAL: Get 25% off your first box
The Products: An assortment of full-sized French products from the beauty, fashion, jewelry, home, and food categories.
Ships to: The US for free, Canada for $40.86 (covers duties and taxes)
Good to Know: Single-purchase boxes are available for $165
Oui Please Volume 4.5 Review
The magazine for this box is completely online and sent to subscribers via email, but this month's box did come with an insert about a program helping with domestic violence, Genesis Women's Shelter.
Codage Paris Serum No. 1, 10 ml - Retail Value $38.78 (€35.00)
I am a firm believer that every skincare routine should have a hydrating serum! This one packs in the hydration, while also providing antioxidants (making it a great day serum because antioxidants help to fight free radicals and pollution in the air). This is lightweight and absorbed easily into my skin, and it layered well with the other lotions and potions in my routine.
Malou & Marius Face Mask, 1 Mask - Retail Value $12.93 (€11.67)
This sheet mask had a great fit and was cooling to my skin the entire 25 minutes I wore it. It has ear holes (!!) and also strips to wrap around your chin and hook onto your ears for more ~lifting~, however one of my chin loops ripped when I was applying it. I still enjoyed the mask, which has ingredients like green tea and glycerin.
Polaar Ice Pure Micellar Water, 7.04 oz - Retail Value $23.21
I can't tell you the last time I purchased micellar water, but I am absolutely not complaining. I like using it as a gentle cleanse in the morning, or after I wash my face at night to remove any traces of makeup my cleanser may have missed. It was super gentle while providing a light hydrating cleanse, so it checks all of the micellar water boxes for me.
Bangle Up Paris Bracelet in Rose Powder - Listed Value $65 (check out other similar bracelets here)
I am developing a collection of delicate French bracelets, and I absolutely love it. This is an enamel bracelet dipped in gold, and it is adjustable to fit your wrist perfectly. I like this, and I think it looks cute layered with some of my Les Neriedes bracelets from previous boxes, but I do think the listed value is a touch high (after conversion, similar bracelets retailed in the $45-$55 range from the French Bangle Up website).
Oui Love It Madeleines, 240 g - Retail Value $8.30
I love madeleines- whenever I see them at a coffee shop bakery I usually cannot resist. These were a bit more cake-y than what I expect as a casual madeleine connoisseur, but they were still yummy with a delicate sweetness. This bag came with 8 individually wrapped madeleines, which is great for keeping my desserts from becoming stale.
La French1 Chocolate Spread in Pecan Noir - Listed Value $15
I have never been much for Nutella, but subscribers were able to choose what flavor of chocolate spread they preferred and I reached for the dark chocolate pecan. This has a satisfying crunch from pieces of pecans, and the dark chocolate keeps it from being too sweet. I tried it out on top of one of the madeleines, and it was satisfying without being so sweet it made my teeth hurt.
1951 Maison Française XL Pochette - Retail Value $105.26 (€95), Listed Value $100
Is this one of the best things I have ever received in a subscription box? As a proud LSU Law alum (with our Tigers currently ranked number one in the nation for college football), I think it is. Subscribers had a wide variety of options to choose for their pattern, but this tiger print is perfect for my going out purse to be both stylish while holding the necessities like my wallet, portable phone charger, lipstick, and a mini makeup remover should I not make it home that night. I thought storing all of those things in it would make the bag bulky, but it holds its shape very well. This bag didn't automatically come with a strap, but subscribers can email [email protected] if they would like one.
Pied de Poule Porcelain Dish - Retail Value $20
I am sure most subscribers would never pay $20 for a single porcelain plate, and I am in that boat too. I much would have preferred a set of plates, but this did make it handy to immediately snack on my madeleines and chocolate spread as I was unboxing this box.
Paris for One by Jojo Moyes - Retail Value $16 (currently on sale for $14.40)
Subscribers had the choice of which book they wanted to receive, and I went with this collection of short stories by Jojo Moyes (who is also the author of the book Me Before You). I would consider the stories in this book to be more fluffy and easy than hard-hitting, but sometimes that is exactly what I am looking for in a book.
The Verdict: There is no denying it- the shipping delays from Oui Please are frustrating. You really have to take a step back and just let the box come in its own time (and it will come in the end). And when that box has tasty treats, luxe French skincare, and a new favorite accessory, it is much easier to forget how long you actually waited for the box. This box met its promised $300 value ($304.48 by my math), and overall I do think this was a well-curated box that gives a fun French experience. If you're interested in this box, be prepared for shipping delays, and also be sure to use a coupon for the best deal!
To Wrap Up:
Can you get this box if you sign up today? I don’t believe so. You will get Volume 4.6 (check out our latest Oui Please spoilers to learn more!), and be aware this is a box that frequently ships late.
ACTIVE DEAL: Get 25% off your first box
Value Breakdown: This box cost $150 with free shipping and I calculated a total value of $304.48. That means you are paying approximately the following per item (less if you signed up with a coupon!):
- Codage Serum: $19.10
- Sheet Mask: $6.37
- Micellar Water: $11.43
- Bangle: $32.02
- Madeleines: $4.09
- Chocolate Spread: $7.38
- 1951: $51.85
- Dish: $9.85
- Book: $7.88
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What do you think of Oui Please? What was your favorite item in Volume 4.5?