The Seasonal Subscription Box from Margot Elena is a quarterly subscription box featuring full-size beauty and lifestyle items. (If you aren't familiar with this brand, it's carried in stores like Anthropologie.)
FYI: This box has sold out. If you sign up now, the Spring 2020 box will be your first arrival, shipping in early March.
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.)
In general, the packaging is fab, and this would be a great box to send as a gift!
About the Margot Elena Subscription Box
The Subscription Box: Margot Elena Subscription Box
The Cost: $49.99 per quarter
The Products: Discover the world of All Things Beautiful with the Margot Elena Subscription Box, filled with over $200 worth of full-sized products curated by the M.E. team.
Ships to: The contiguous US for a flat fee of $6.95
Margot Elena Winter 2019 Review
This box comes with a card detailing all of the items included. As usual, the floral illustrations are so pretty, and I love the minimal blush and black palette this quarter.
We have so many pretty things to see.
In Love Shea Butter Handcreme by Lollia, 4 oz - Retail Value $25.00
I am always excited when I get a big tube of hand creme from this subscription. It always is eagerly used, especially in the cold months! This scent is anything but wintery though: a collection of fresh white petals, roses, and a little hint of fruit. It makes me long for spring! It is on the sweeter side but it is featherlight, which makes it feel like one of those scents you kind of wear like a second skin. The formula feels luxe and very hydrating.
Eucalyptus & Mint Travel Candle by The Cottage Greenhouse, 4 oz - Listed Value $12.00
I am also thrilled to see a candle this month! I feel like all I do in the evenings from November to March is compulsively light candles and hide under blankets, so I go through a lot of candles. This little travel candle has a truly delightful fragrance that is mostly mint and eucalyptus. Needless to say, it really refreshes a room and makes everything just feel brighter and cleaner. I also love the blue and white design because it adds just a little bit of color to my marble coffee table.
Dead Sexy Eau de Parfum by TokyoMilk, 1 fl oz - Retail Value $36.00
YES!! Wow, this has been a great box already. Inside this rose-covered tube was a full-size bottle of one of my favorite TokyoMilk perfumes: Dead Sexy. This is a blend of vanilla, wood, orchid, and ebony, and it has a really unique scent. It reminds me of the cool gothy girl I never was: edgy but sweet, smelling like flower petals and sugar, and always wearing a black leather jacket. I am delighted with this.
Linden Perfumed Shower Gel by Library of Flowers, 16 fl oz - Retail Value $24.00
Shower gel is generally a product you can always count on in this subscription, and I have used every single bottle and tube I have ever received! This is a massive bottle with a handy pump. The gel itself is on the heavier side and it clings to your skin until you wash it off. The Linden scent is another favorite: think clovers, honey, and meadow flowers!
Charcoal & Lemongrass Face Mask by The Cottage Greenhouse, 2 oz - Retail Value $32.00
As far as clay masks go, this is on the most moisturizing side. It does have loads of purifying kaolin clay, but the dryness that often accompanies such a deep clay clean is balanced out by the addition of sunflower seed oil, aloe, and beeswax. I usually end up regifting clay masks because they just aren't practical for my dry skin, but I liked this one enough to keep it around to use as a spot treatment. It has a very earthy scent with just a hint of lemongrass.
Share The Love Boxed Notes by Margot Elena - Listed Value $16.00
The Margot Elena team always designs exclusive items just for their boxes and this month it was a truly gorgeous set of 8 mini notecards with two designs. One is a colorful assortment of flowers on a navy background and the other is a white and navy 'thank you' card. All come with little white envelopes. Though I love the cards, I was even more excited for the beautiful floral tin because it is utterly perfect for stashing my watercolor pans. I usually magnetize the bottoms and store them in a few different Altoid tins, but this is a much larger and significantly more glamorous alternative. It also has a Van Gogh quote on the front, making it extra perfect for paint!
Pomegranate Facial Serum by The Cottage Greenhouse, 2 fl oz - Retail Value $32.00
I don't think I have ever tried any serums from this brand before, and the (wonderfully short and totally pronounceable) ingredient list is full of skin-loving oils. It worked beautifully as a night serum and really hydrated my sad winter skin. I also used this on dry elbows and knees! If you have dry skin like I do, I also recommend adding a few drops of this to your face before using the clay mask that also arrived in this box. It changed the mask from a drying clay type to more of a hydrating super mask.
Tour Eiffel Hand Soap by TokyoMilk, 8 oz - Retail Value $12.00
The perfume inside this soap is Waltz No. 14, which is a super feminine mix of musk, petals, honey, roses, and wisteria. It is a warmer fragrance, but also still very light. I like the Margot Elena solid soap formula because it gives a deep clean but doesn't feel overly drying to hands. There is a soft fragrance that clings to your hands and powder room, so this is perfect for a little guest bathroom.
Bath Salt Satchet by Lollia, 7.5 oz - Retail Value $15.00
Wow, I actually cannot imagine a more relaxing blend of scents for bath salts. This is a super-soft mix of lavender, honey, and vanilla. There is a little floral twist in there somewhere too that really works well in a hot steamy bath. The beautiful cotton packaging is something I will be hanging onto long after the salts are gone because it is perfect for a jewelry travel pouch.
Lip Elixir by TokyoMilk Dark, 0.70 oz - Retail Value $7.00
Finally, our last item is a tin of lip balm. I think I have seriously owned every one of these different fragrances, though my absolute favorite, Smoked Salt, was discontinued. (If anyone from Margo Elena is reading this and wants to bring that one back, I would literally cry!) This is the La Vie En Rose scent and it smells lovely, like roses, fruit, and cream. I always keep one of these in my purse (currently Absinthe is in there) because they are wonderfully hydrating and a lot edgier and fun than a normal balm.
Verdict: Gosh I love the Margo Elena Subscription Box. It has yet to disappoint me! Everything is always so over-the-top beautiful and smells amazing. If you love pretty packaging, great formulas, and stunning scents, this is certainly a box you should experience. The other bonus for a box like this is that everything is so brilliantly giftable. You could literally order one of these just to have gifts on hand or keep what you want and gift the rest. I usually end up splitting this box with my mom because she is head over heels for all of the Margot Elena products and she always feels to indulged and spoiled when I share them with her. I know she will love this assortment as much as I did, though there is no chance I am giving up that perfume! This box also has a retail value of $211.00, making it a great value.
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No, the Winter box has sold out. The Spring 2020 box would be your first if you sign up today.
Value Breakdown: At $49.95 here is what you are paying approximately per item:
- Shea Handcreme $5.92
- Travel Candle $2.84
- Dead Sexy Perfume $8.52
- Linden Shower Gel $5.68
- Face Mask $7.58
- Notecards $3.79
- Facial Serum $7.58
- Hand Soap $2.84
- Bath Salts $3.55
- Lip Elixir $1.66
Alternatively, each of the 11 items has an average cost of $5.00.
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