Rachel Zoe Box of Style Review + Coupon – Summer 2020
The Rachel Zoe Box of Style from The Zoe Report is a style + beauty subscription box for women. Each box fashionable items and accessories, plus a few beauty products and styling tools, too.
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About Box of Style
The Subscription Box: Box of Style by The Zoe Report
The Cost: $99.99
COUPON: Use code MSA25 to save $25 off your first box!
The Products: Every season Rachel and her team will hand-curate more than $400 of their favorite fashion, beauty, and lifestyle items.
Ships to: US, Canada, the UK, and Australia
Box of Style Summer 2020 Review
Henny + Lev Canvas Weekender – Retail Value $179.00
I used to have a similar weekender, but my mom loved it so much when I last visited home that I gifted it to her. I was kind of excited another was arriving in this box, but found it hard to guess the weight and overall quality just from the spoilers. I am happy to report that this bag is so well made and substantially more heavy duty than I expected. It is also huge! I also need to come clean about the fact that I am not generally a pleather fan and find most of the variations of faux leather to be laughable. You can still tell on this bag, but the PU trim feels downright hefty! The hardware is also great and as heavy as I would expect and want for a bag that is going to be tossed into my trunk, shoved under a seat on an airplane, or other traumatic travel situations that happen to luggage.
As with all of my canvas items, I plan on waxing this bag (my fave wax for this is Otter Wax!) to make sure it stays cleaner than raw canvas. The wax also makes cleaning up any dirt a lot easier and provides a little water resistance.
Panacea Beaded Tassel Earrings – Listed Value $55.00
I have to admit that I still really like tassels. They are boho without feeling too ‘hippie’ and are always fun to wear because they move so freely when worn. Do I already own a somewhat similar pair? Yeah, I do. In a pale blue. But I also wear them all the time! I don’t have anything remotely similar in white so these will certainly get worn.
FYI: I have metal sensitive ears, and I found these didn’t bother me at all until the end of the day when they became a little irritating. This is pretty much standard for my higher-quality costume earrings.
Peter Som Dream Floral-Print Sarong in Rose Quartz – Listed Value $195.00
Sarongs aren’t my thing at all, but I can get on board with one that can double as a scarf. I also do like little coverups like this in the summer when I sleep in slips but still find myself a little chilly on the couch before bed. The pattern I received is an explosion of red flowers and petals on a pink background. The fabric is a poly/cotton blend that is both slightly sheer and very soft. There is also a light pink tassel trim to finish off the edge.
Ok, so the wind was blowing today, but this should give you a good idea of how large this thing is. It also looks a lot lighter when held up.
I like it much more as a pretty scarf.
Grown Alchemist Hydra-Repair Day Cream, 2.29 fl oz – Retail Value $49.00
This happens to be one of those skincare products that my husband will actually use, so I was thrilled to see a tube inside. I think the minimal packaging calls to his minimal nature? Will’s skin is really good to begin with, but as a skincare addict, it makes me feel better that he is at least using some sort of daily moisturizer. For those of you who don’t have to share, I bet you are going to love this cream. It has a very light floral scent (think orange flowers and tart geranium) and absorbs in a snap, leaving not a trace of greasy feeling behind. The inclusion of camellia and rosehip seed oil makes this really nourishing but not heavy. It is also free from artificial fragrances, parabens, paraffin, and synthetic colors.
Kosas Color & Light Palette in ‘Tropic Equinox’, 9 ml – Retail Value $34.00
Kosas is a brand I really like, and although I don’t regularly use bronzers, I was willing to give this palette a chance. Both formulas are sheer creams that are as subtle or buildable as you like. The bronzer is actually really soft and has enough peach in it that I can easily use it as a blush if I choose. Just a few little pats on the apples of my cheeks and I have a nice healthy glow. The highlighter is an absolutely lovely creamy golden shimmer, but more in a champagne sort of way than a yellow. It looks great in the normal highlighter spots (I like my cheekbones and nose tip!) but also doubles as a very lovely lid glaze if you are into that sort of look.
Here I am wearing this duo! I have the bronzer on my cheeks and eyelids, and the highlighter on my cheekbones, nose, and forehead. I thought it applied best with my fingertips but found that if you like to wear powder, a fluffy brush made for a dreamy application that didn’t mess with your powder finish.
Verdict: This was my very first Rachel Zoe Box of Style and I really enjoyed it. Some items fit my overall vibe more than others, but value-wise there was enough in here for me to appreciate it, especially if you choose to use a coupon. I think my favorite pieces were the weekender and the Kosas palette, but I also love the Grown Alchemy cream and the tassel earrings. The sarong might be the only sort-of miss for me, but I still think it will be worn, or gifted to my mom who would likely LOVE it.
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? Yes, as of publication, this box was still available.
COUPON: Use code MSA25 to save $25 off your first box!
Value Breakdown: This box costs $99.99, meaning each of the 5 items has an average cost of $20.00
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