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The Box By Fashionsta for Men Review – September 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.

My Subscription Addiction paid for this subscription. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).

About this Indie Brand-Focused Box For Men

The Subscription Box: The Box By Fashionsta for Men

The Cost: $29.99/month + 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 September 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!


Bonus Gift: Tattoo Balm by EIR NYC+C, 0.5 oz. – Retail Value $10.00

My husband has been itching to get new tattoos for a while now. I told him that once it feels a bit more “safe” he should go and get some. So this balm will come in handy! The balm is vegan and packed with antioxidants to help your new tattoo heal. It is also packed with deep-moisturizing benefits to help protect your tattoo while keeping it looking vibrant. This was the perfect bonus gift!


The Cord Burrito Combo by Andar – Retail Value $18.00

These leather cord wraps are really beautiful! The second my husband took these out of the bag he said they looked vintage, and then he was a little bummed when he realized they were cord wraps. He already has a few that he is using in his home office, but I reminded him that one day he will be back in his real office and he can use them there! These cord wraps are made of 100% full-grain vintage leather, and you can really feel the quality. They are like butter! The snap makes them easy to open and use and they hold a good amount of cords together, keeping everything safely compact and out of the way. My husband said he thought these would make a great gift for someone and I totally agree!


Skin Grit Face & Body Lathering Scrub by Raw Materials, 6.5 fl oz. – Listed Value $28, Retail Value $27.95

My husband is obsessed with this scrub! You can use this every day on your full body or 2 to 3 times a week on your face to exfoliate, fight ingrown hairs, unclog pores, and soften lines and wrinkles. My husband doesn’t have sensitive skin, but he said he liked that the scrub wasn’t too tough which makes him feel comfortable using it more often and doesn’t leave his skin feeling like it got too much exfoliation. So it really is great for all skin types! The Jojoba beads gently soften skin and slowly melt during scrubbing to release natural moisturizing components, and the crushed walnut shells boost the cleansing experience by unclogging pores and removing dead skin cells. I think what my husband loves most about this is that he can use it on his body and his face (he truly loves a good face scrub)!


Pain Free Potion CBD by ndulge Earth, 500 mg – Retail Value $38.00

This has been the golden prize product this month! My husband has always suffered from back pain, but lately, he has been having some pretty horrible neck and knee pain, too. So once he took this out of the box he sprayed it on all of his aches and pains. He actually has been keeping it with him downstairs to use after workouts and then uses it at night before bed. Ingredients include menthol; pharmaceutical-grade CBD isolate; therapeutic-grade essential oils like eucalyptus, wintergreen, rosemary, peppermint, lemongrass, cajeput, basil, fir nettle, and allspice; and Grapeseed Extract. Everything works together to help ease pain and inflammation, relieve muscle and joint aches, diminish arthritis pain, and even provides cough relief. Such a winner for anyone that suffers from daily muscle aches and pains.


No 10 Day Face Moisturizer by Lenus Handcrafted Skincare, 2 fl oz. – Retail Value $34.00

I am always reminding my husband to use a moisturizer but he still hasn’t found one that he really loves, so I was excited for him to try this brand! It’s recommended for all skin types and for daytime use. Ingredients include organic botanical oils with natural SPF, UV protecting plant extracts, antioxidant green tea, invigorating essential oils, vitamins E and B, and a low percentage of zinc oxide for sun protection. My husband doesn’t really have dry skin, but when the seasons change it can get a little rough feeling. He has been using this in the mornings and is really liking the results. He said it drinks in quickly, doesn’t leave him feeling shiny or greasy, and he feels less dry than he normally would this time of year. A win all around!


Mid-Calf Sock by Southern Scholar – Retail Value $22.00

My husband loves collecting socks, but he wasn’t feeling this pair too much. Totally an individual opinion though! The print and color just aren’t something he would wear every day, but I reminded him that they would be great to wear with a suit for a wedding or fancy dinner out. The socks are really nice quality though! They are a 200 needle count making them super soft and breathable. While they might not get a ton of use, they are going to look great with my favorite grey suit that he looks oh-so-handsome in!

Verdict: This month’s The Box By Fashionsta for Men was a great mix of products. While my husband wasn’t in love with the socks and the cord burrito, he can’t deny their quality. I thought the body/facial scrub was his favorite product, and he has been using it daily. However, the pain spray has quickly become something he uses multiple times a day. From after workouts, to early morning aches, or before bed, he has found a lot of relief from this spray! The moisturizer is getting him to actually use a moisturizer at least once a day, and the tattoo balm is going to be great to have on hand once he can get a new tattoo again. This month’s box came in with a retail value of $150, well above the monthly cost of $29.99, including free shipping. This box is honestly the perfect way to introduce your guy (or yourself!) to new brands and products. The quality is always spot-on and the brands are always super unique and new to us. My husband loves going through each month’s products, and always says how this would be a great gift. We even decided to buy this for one of my brothers for Christmas this year!

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 October 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:

  • Tattoo Balm: $1.99
  • Cord Burrito: $3.59
  • Lathering Scrub: $5.59
  • Pain-Free Potion: $7.59
  • Moisturizer: $6.79
  • Socks: $4.39

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Written by Taryn Lowman

Taryn Lowman

Taryn’s passion for subscription boxes started when she was gifted a monthly Birchbox. She is excited to discover more Mom and baby boxes to share with her family!

Posted in Beauty Subscription Boxes, Subscription Box Reviews| Tags: the box by fashionsta for men | 6 comments

Comments (6)

  1. Is it the box, or a subscription, that you’re going to be gifting? Do they sell single boxes?


    • We will be gifting this subscription! You can’t buy individual boxes, but they do have a shop where you can purchase a lot of products from past boxes. Thanks!

  2. I would like this box for myself because there’s no worry of getting another eyeshadow palette or a lip color I can’t wear!

    • I would have loved this for the same reason but I would be worried about getting “beard” oil or after shave 😆

      • True!!!

  3. You remind your husband of a lot of things. I do that too 🙂

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