NSFW SlutBox by Amber Rose Review – October 2019
SlutBox by Amber Rose is a lifestyle and beauty subscription geared towards sex-positive people (often containing lube, condoms, pasties, and other sex-forward items). It’s $29.99 a month and tends to be a little controversial because of its name as well as some of the items included. While they’ve ditched the loud pink “SlutBox” emblazoned packaging, they still send a curious, random collection of makeup, apparel, and accessories in the now plain brown box.
NSFW – this post may not be safe to read at work due to the name.
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About this Adult-Themed Lifestyle Box by Amber Rose
The Subscription Box: SlutBox by Amber Rose
The Cost: $29.99 + free shipping to the U.S. Save with longer commitments.
The Products: Beauty and lifestyle items with a sex-positive flair.
Ships to: The US and worldwide (an additional International Flat Rate shipping charge may be assessed in checkout – usually $15.00)
SlutBox by Amber Rose October 2019 Review
This is on the late side since we didn’t even receive the October box until November 18th, but here I am, getting this review out into the world! October has a “Ghosted” theme which would have been appropriate in October, but this came in time for Thanksgiving. Ah well. Let me walk you through it!
SlutBox Ghost Reusable Bag
SlutBox has sent a reusable bag like this in the past and I’m actually not mad about it. I tend to lose the ones I have, so this keeps me in grocery bags or I can pass them on to friends with goodies inside without always needing it back. This time, the bag is lime green and has white ghosts printed all over it which is quite cute. It folds up into a small square pouch so it’s easy to toss in your bag or keep in the glove box of your car so that you have no excuse to keep using plastic bags. It’s really roomy too so it holds a lot!
Millenial Beauté Bud Naked CBD Booty Sugar Scrub – Retail Value $20.00
I scrub my tush a few times a week to keep it supple and soft, so getting a new scrub with CBD is a joy. There is almost no smell to this whatsoever which could be a plus or minus depending on your preference. If I strain my nose, I get a hint of what is perhaps the watermelon extract that they use. I like that they only use “clean” ingredients here and they’re all very easy to understand. I found the grit to be perfect- not too harsh and not too gentle- to buff away any roughness my skin has. The formula also stays together pretty well and isn’t too dry that you end up wasting all of it. My skin feels hydrated after using too because of the rosehip oil, argan oil, and mango butter. I didn’t list a size because the jar and website both say “50 mg CBD” but I can’t be sure if that’s the amount of CBD used in the product or if that’s the actual weight.
Medusa’s Makeup Witch Lash in El Gato Negro, 12 ml – Retail Value $12.00
I was excited to see a familiar brand in the box that is known to be vegan and cruelty-free and Medusa’s Make-Up even has its own subscription box (read those reviews here). When I opened this mascara, the brush looked pretty standard but I waited until it was on my lashes to really judge. Sadly, this mascara did not give me the drama that I personally am looking for in a mascara with just one coat. It is very lightweight and doesn’t cake at all which is great- but the difference after applying was very subtle. This might be a plus for anyone who isn’t looking for intense long thick lashes and just a little bit of a boost in pigment. It does say it’s thickening but I’m not sure if that means in one go or if it has an ingredient that over time will help promote thicker lashes.
Mane Club Wild Thang 5-in-1 Deep Conditioner, 1.8 oz. – Retail Value $3.99
I was unfortunately not able to try this conditioning treatment out because I’m working on a hers haircare review (look our for that one in the future) and didn’t want to derail my hair care regimen. I have to say that it soothes me to find this product at Ulta though which makes it more reputable in my eyes than some past item from Slutbox. This conditioner is meant to tame frizz, strengthen, add shine, and repair damaged hair which all sounds good to me!
CleanTryOn Original – Estimated Value $0.52 (Buy a box of 25 for $12.99)
This is a bit ridiculous to count as an item or even send at all. I get that it’s useful, but it seems like the equivalent of sending those little nylon socks they have at shoe stores to try on shoes. The point of this hair net-looking shower cap is actually to put over your face while trying on (or putting on) clothes so that you don’t get your makeup all over it. I personally don’t wear heavy enough makeup for this to be an issue, but I do always see foundation smeared all over clothes at stores. I would just think- at least send a 5 or 10 pack. Just one? A little strange to count it as an item and not just a free sample tossed in.
Laritzy Cosmetics Long Lasting Liquid Lipstick in Honor – Retail Value $20.00
Ah, Laritzy – no stranger to subscription boxes. I do like this deep chocolatey red-brown color and I’m also quite impressed that it doesn’t feel dry on my lips. After wearing for a while, my lips still felt hydrated and soft. The pigment is no joke and it stays on super well without transferring at all once dry. For me, I think it’s too dark for my liking once it’s on but would look gorgeous on someone with a darker complexion or someone who craves a more dramatic look!
SiiZU Ivy Long Arc Earrings in Gold – Retail Value $35.00
The ol’ mystery item! Yes- it’s the pair of earrings I received in November of 2018 but in gold this time. If you haven’t been a subscriber since the beginning, these are probably new to you and a nice pair of earrings. I like their simple design and if you like a little sparkle, the single rhinestone is perfect. They’re really light so they don’t weigh down your lobes at all. They’re cute- I’ve just already received them. 🙂
Verdict: I actually didn’t mind this month’s SlutBox in terms of the items they included and value. Is it slutty? Not in the least. But a pair of earrings, two full-size makeup items, a scrub, a hair conditioning treatment, and a reusable bag is a good-looking box for $29.99. Personally, the items weren’t quite right for me though. I’ll definitely use the bag and the scrub, but the earrings aren’t my style, the lip color isn’t my taste, and the mascara didn’t give the boost I was hoping for. I think this box has lost its slutty way and if it were just rebranded as an Amber Rose beauty box – that makes more sense. Without the value of the bag (which I can’t confirm), this box has a retail of $91.51.
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No, but sign up to get the December box.
SlutBox ships once per month, mid-late month. If you subscribed on or before the 14th of the month, you will receive the current month’s box with our regular shipment. If you subscribed after the 14th, your first box will be the next month’s box, unless otherwise stated.*
SlutBox is subject to availability and all boxes are limited edition.
*NOTE: If you subscribed after our cutoff on the 14th, you may have a chance to be included in a “second” shipment of the current month’s box. (Quantities are limited and opportunity for a second shipment is not guaranteed for all members. Cratejoy subscribers are not included in these second shipments). Members who are included in our “second” shipment will be renewed sometime before the 7th of the following month, in advance of that month’s shipment.
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Value Breakdown: At $29.99 for the cost of this box you’re paying $4.28 for each of the 7 items (or $5.00 per item if we don’t include the makeup mask because let’s be honest, that shouldn’t count as an item).
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What do you think of the October SlutBox?