NSFW SlutBox by Amber Rose Review – January 2020
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. They’ve just gotten a box update, so “SLUTBOX” is no longer on the front of the box- it’s now inside.
NSFW – this post may not be safe to read at work due to the name.
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About this Beauty 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 January 2020 Review
SlutBox is still running behind on deliveries and we received this box on March 4th. As of now, we’re still waiting for February, they are skipping March altogether (no one will be charged), and they are supposed to come back fresh and new for April.
The theme for January is “Glo Up” and features a gang of beauty products that mostly are not detailed in the info card. Similar to last month, they are doing a sort of grab-bag style and subscribers will receive variations.
Millenial Beauté CBD Facewash – Buy a full size for $45.00 (on sale for $24.99)
The first item is the only one specifically called out on the info card. We’ve seen Millenial Beauté here before and this is apparently a new product from them. You can’t swing a cat without hitting a CBD product these days so it’s not surprising to find one here since I’ve gotten CBD gummies from SlutBox in the past. I’ve used this wash a couple of times and just plain am not into it. It has a really off-putting scent that smells sort of like a hospital to me and it feels pretty drying after use. There’s no size on the bottle so I’m not sure how much this is worth, but $45.00 for the full size seems steep to me.
Yes To Coconut Frothe Mousse Mask, 2 oz. – Retail Value $15.99
This brand is widely available at drugstores and places like Target, so it’s interesting to see it here. I’ve never tried any Yes To products and although I know they recently recalled a unicorn sheet mask of theirs, I still felt okay to try this mousse mask from them. Squeezing the pale yellow mask from the pouch was fun and it really is like spreading frosting on my face. It has a faint coconut/coffee smell similar to a latte of sorts but with a synthetic aspect. It has a slightly chalky feel to it and after 10 minutes, I removed it. I did find this mask to by moisturizing but overall I think there are masks I prefer to this one in scent and experience.
Le Mini Macaron Hand Mask – Retail Value $5.00 (on sale for $3.50)
Since removing my acrylic nails a few months ago, I’ve been paying special attention to nursing my nails and cuticles back to health. Hand masks like this one are a great way for me to deeply moisturize and give them special treatment. Inside the package are two plastic single-use gloves filled with moisturizer. I simply put them on for 15 minutes to let it penetrate, and once removed, my hands were incredibly soft and I saw a big difference in my delicate cuticles.
Oh K! Glowing Skin Gold Dust Hydrogel Mask – Retail Value $8.00
Hydrogel masks are my favorite! I also happen to love this K-Beauty brand (Oh K!) and already use a cleansing stick of theirs. This mask comes in two separate pieces (top and bottom) which makes it easier to fit my small face. Each piece has two backings so that the hydrogel mask is safely sandwiched in between. Once I peel off both sides, I can place it on my face and relax for 10-15 min. It smells sort of botanical and soothing probably due to its green tea ingredient along with gold powder and vitamin B3. After using, my skin felt super soft and I overall loved the luxurious feel!
Yu-Be Moisturizing Skin Cream, 0.1 oz – Retail Value $1.60 (Buy a 1 oz. tube for $16.00)
This intensive moisture cream is a classic and really great on ultra-dry skin! It has a medicated scent to it which I secretly love (like Vicks vapo-rub) and although it’s slightly greasy, it really helps chapped skin. This tiny tube is a free sample size but I’ll be tossing it into my purse for extra care for my hands after washing so much lately.
Niu Body Piña Colada Sugar Lip Polish -Buy a full-size 15 g for $10.00
Seeing this lip scrub from Niu Body is like seeing an old friend. I got a full-size version of this back in November 2017 from a different box and was a big fan then. This petite jar is perfect for travel even though I’m not sure if it’s 5 or 10 g (it says both: one on the lid, one on the bottom). This scrub is nice and wet so that it doesn’t crumble as much as some, but its not too liquidy either which makes for a nice texture. After a good scrub, the oil left behind on my lips is very hydrating. If you like piña coladas or getting caught in the rain, I think you’ll enjoy this lip scrub as much as I do.
Sol de Janeiro Brazilian Bod Buff, 15 mL – Estimated Value $2.34 (Buy a full-size 160 mL for $25.00)
Wow- really surprised to see such a popular and big brand like this in SlutBox. Although this tube is quite small, it’s filled with Sol de Janeiro’s body scrub. The key ingredients here are Brazilian quartz crystal, tropical volcanic pumice, rice grain, and Amazon river kaolin clay. It has the same delicious smell as their popular Bum Bum Cream which I am lowkey obsessed with. However, I didn’t find this scrub to be all that… scrubby. It was still nice but didn’t get the job done like a salt scrub would.
Verdict: SlutBox is getting really weird. It has become a straight-up beauty box with zero slut factor and pretty much no cohesive theme whatsoever. The brands included this time were more familiar than ever, but still gave me vibes of just being promotional items that were provided for free. I honestly do like about half of what came here but it’s just feeling like a random shelf from the beauty section of Marshall’s which I’d rather choose myself for $29.99. Some of the items I wasn’t able to calculate prices for, but it’s kind of in the eye of the beholder at this point. I liked the sheet mask, hand mask, and lip scrub, but the rest was a big MEH.
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No, this box is gone. If you sign up today, you may get April as your first box. PLEASE NOTE: they are behind in shipping and have not yet shipped February. They also will not be shipping a March box at all and are supposed to return in April.
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.
If you’re confused about when to expect your first box, submit a request or email us at [email protected]
Value Breakdown: At $29.99 for the cost of this box you’re paying $6.62 for each of the 7 items.
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What is going on with SlutBox? Do you think they’ll come back strong in April?