The Box By Fashionsta for Men Review – June 2020
The Box By Fashionsta for Men is a monthly men’s box brought to you by online beauty store, Fashionsta, for $29.99/month with free shipping. Each box will include 5-7 full-size skincare and other self-care products for men with an $80-$150 value. They seem to focus on smaller indie brands that may be new to you, so it’s a great way to discover companies that haven’t blown up in popularity yet. Fashionsta also offers The Box For Women ($24.99/month) as well as a mystery box that costs $40 as an add-on with a subscription or $50 as a one-time purchase.
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About this Indie Brand-Focused Box For Men
The Subscription Box: The Box By Fashionsta for Men
The Cost: $29.99/month w/ free U.S. shipping (Internationally for $65.00 USD/month w/ free shipping)
The Products: 5-7 full-size products worth $80-$150 in value.
Ships to: The U.S. and worldwide for free
Good to Know: With each purchase, Fashionsta donates makeup, beauty, and self-care items to 1736 Family Crisis Center, a nonprofit organization dedicated to serving vulnerable community members in the greater Los Angeles area.
The Box By Fashionsta for Men June 2020 Review
The Box By Fashionsta for Men comes with a simple info card that gives a short description of each included product. I am writing this review based on my husband’s testimonial for each item! He is always down to try new products if I give them to him, so this was a fun and new journey for him into the subscription box world!
Pore Charcoal Mud Sheet Mask JJ Young by Caolion Lab – Retail Value $2.49
I love a good sheet mask, so I was really excited to see one that my husband could enjoy! Lucky for me, this mask came with a separate top and bottom, but my husband has a pretty big beard so he couldn’t use the bottom part of the mask. Which meant that I got to use the bottom part! Couple’s mask night anyone?! I have used many masks over the years, but I have never seen a sheet mask like this! It really is a sheet mask covered in a deep and grainy dark charcoal mud. It was sort of tricky to get both sides off of the mask and then get it situated on our faces, but once we got everything settled, the masks fit well and stayed on. The mask itself was super cooling at first as it tightened and became an even tighter fit. We kept our masks on for a little over 30 minutes before removing and washing. We both felt a little tight but super clean with a really lovely glow. This mask is absolutely something that I would buy again. It is made with charcoal and natural mud that works to eliminate blackheads and whiteheads by tightening and controlling oil.
MTech USA Kneck Knife Tool – Retail Value $6.89
This knife is made in the USA and is super sturdy. When I opened it I was like, oh wow a necklace, and then realized it was a knife, hahaha! My husband doesn’t really camp or hunt or hike, but we are always doing projects outside around our house that he can use this for. He actually used it the other day when he was doing yard work and he said it was really handy to just keep it around his neck if he needed it again. It also has a trusty bottle opener that makes opening some beers while mowing the lawn on a hot summer day super easy!
Bottle Opener Baseball Hat by Foster & Rye – Retail Value $16.28
When I first took this hat out I was like, “Wow this is so nice, he is going to love this.” Then I saw the bottle opener on the hat brim. It just makes a really cool looking hat feel a little less special when I saw it. My husband agreed that the hat itself is really nice! It is super thick and sturdy with a great wool material and snapback. He loved the logo and thought that the hat would look really cool year round! The bottle opener does make it feel like you could only wear it at specific times though, and my husband always has a bottle opener on his keychain so he didn’t really see the necessity of having one on his hat. He did decide that he wanted to keep it though just in case he finds a time to wear it. Maybe while out hiking, boating on a lake, or even at a party? We don’t really do a lot of those things anymore, but I do think he likes it enough that he will find an occasion to wear it!
OMG Hand Sanitizer Gel by Double Dare, 1.7 oz – Retail Value $5.50
We will take all of the hand sanitizers we can get! I honestly love that boxes have been sending these little bottles more lately because it allows me to stock up. We also have been keeping bottles in the car, in pool bags, diaper bags, you name it. Sanitizers are a part of daily life now. We have two kids so it is extra important for us to have a lot around. I received a bottle from this brand in a different box and have been loving it! This bottle meets the CDC recommendations to kill up to 99.9% of germs. Yay, bye germs!
Vida Body Spray by Keep It Handsome, 2.7 oz – Retail Value $20.00 (currently out of stock)
My husband isn’t really a body spray kind of guy, but I really wanted him to give this a try! He used this a few times, twice in the morning and then later in the day to freshen up a bit. Unfortunately, each time he used it he determined a body spray might not be for him. I will admit, this did have a more feminine smell to it and did seem to be a bit more like something you could get at the store. I think if he were to wear a body spray, it would need to be pretty woodsy smelling like pine and leather and tobacco. While this didn’t work for him personally, I could see this being a great gift item to give to someone that might already be a body spray lover!
Daily Shampoo by Keep It Handsome, 8 oz – Retail Value $20.00
My husband absolutely loved this shampoo! I have said in past reviews that he is super picky about shampoo, but he made a point to tell me that he wanted to keep this in the shower because he really liked it. So, a huge win right there! He has long hair so he doesn’t wash it every day, which means he really needs something that is going to keep his hair clean for a few days. He said that this shampoo was tingly when he was washing; it left his hair feeling super soft while keeping it clean without getting greasy for at least three days. This shampoo is made with aloe vera, silk protein, and poppyseed extract to soothe and strengthen. He also mentioned that he really loved the smell because it was fresh and clean without being overpowering or too floral.
Hydrating Lotion by Wolf Project, 100 mL – Retail Value $19.50
Another product that my husband is loving! I am always trying to get my husband to use skincare products at least once a day, but that has been a challenge over the years. This product reminds me a lot of one that I use in my skincare routine, so I felt confident in talking him through how to use this and why it would be so great. I was very excited to see that he has been using this every morning! It leaves him a little shiny in a healthy, glowing way and is providing him with deep hydration without feeling greasy. What he says he loves the most is how fresh and clean it smells. This lotion is made with ginger root, bamboo extract, and tea tree leaves. It is super lightweight, perfect for the summer, and absorbs quickly. A huge win for both of us!
Verdict: This month’s The Box By Fashionsta for Men was a hit! My husband has the things that he likes to buy, but he rarely treats himself with things unless he feels like he has to have it. I think that is what we both love about this box, it is a fun treat for him filled with things he didn’t realize he might need. This month’s products weren’t as big of a hit as the last delivery, but he was able to find a use for pretty much everything! He loves the hat but really wishes it didn’t have the bottle opener, and while he probably won’t use the knife a ton, he has already been able to use it. The mask and the lotion were a huge hit, the lotion being used every day already, yay! The shampoo was probably his favorite product this month, leaving him feeling clean with soft hair. This month’s retail value came to $90.66, which at $29.99 a month for this box you cannot beat that value! Even though not every product was a hit this month, I think that the products overall were pretty amazing! The quality is there and would make a wonderful gift for any guy in your life that might not always get a chance to gift something to themselves. The curation feels spot-on; I really can’t say enough good things about this box!
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? Your box will ship within 1-3 weeks from the payment processing date, so you’ll likely start with the July box. It’s best to reach out to customer service and ask!
Value Breakdown: At $29.99 for the box, here’s what you are paying per item:
- Mask: $0.82
- Knife: $2.27
- Hat: $5.38
- Sanitizer: $1.81
- Body Spray: $6.61
- Shampoo: $6.61
- Lotion: $6.45
Alternately, you’re paying $4.28 per item, on average.
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