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STRONG self(ie) BURST Review + Coupon – Winter 2020

Caragh Taylor
ByCaragh TaylorDec 9, 2020 | 2 comments

Strong Selfie box

STRONG self(ie)
5 overall rating
2 Ratings | 2 Reviews

STRONG self(ie) is a quarterly subscription box for teen girls aimed to empower and inspire.

Each box contains all sorts of fun, positive products for teens, plus helpful information for parents, too. Choose from the BLOOM box for 8-12-year-olds, or the BURST box for 13-17-year-olds. Both boxes cost $56 per quarter.

This is a review of the BURST box, which is $56 per quarter.

Strong Selfie opened box

This box was sent to us at no cost for review. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)

Strong Selfie box assortment

About the STRONG self(ie) BURST Subscription Box for Teen Girls

The Subscription Box: STRONG self(ie)

The Cost: $56 per quarter + 89.50 U.S. shipping. $64 for a one-time box, with your choice of card design. Save with a prepaid annual membership.

ACTIVE DEAL: Save 20% off your first box!

The Products: Trendy products and positive messages focused on health, beauty, fun, and more. Each box contains over $100 in product value.

Ships to: The U.S and International for an additional cost

STRONG selfi(ie) Burst Winter 2020 Review

Note that I’m reviewing this as an adult with the help of my teenage daughter, Whitney. If you have, know, or are a teenager, take a peek and leave a comment about what you think!

I'm reviewing the BURST box for 13-17-year-olds. See our spoiler and get a peek at what's in the BLOOM box for 8-12-year-olds.

Strong Selfie insert

The box arrived with a card all about the "Dream Boldly" Winter 2020 BURST box theme, with a spot to jot down and visualize her 2021 goals.

Strong Selfie product list

The card also includes the full list of what you'll find in the BURST box.

Motivational card front

Motivational card

This box always comes with some motivational cards to inspire big dreams or pass along some positivity to a friend.

Unboxing video info

Instructions on how to share an unboxing video on TikTok.

Images of stickers

And it also comes with two stickers! Now let's get to the items.


Star Blanket - Estimated Value $39

This super-cute star blanket got oohs and aahs right out of the box. It's sooo ultra soft and plush! At about 37" x 63", it's perfectly sized for cozy naps or wrapping up on a chilly day. The Star Blanket keeps Whitney snuggly warm at her desk and it's just right for staying comfy all around the house. It's not too thick, but it has a little weight to it – making it great for travel or stowing in her sleepover bag. Your teen can also drape or fold it as an accessory on their bed, with the embroidered "DREAMER" showing or not, depending on the look she's going for. This blanket will be loved by everyone who gets to cuddle in it. It's definitely the first highlight of the box!


Moon-Shaped Dream Catcher – Estimated Value $36

This beautiful moon-shaped dream catcher is an unexpected fave in this teen gift subscription box! Dream catchers are meant to bring good dreams to the sleeper and keep bad dreams away. The 6" x 22" boho-chic design is as decorative as it is inspirational, with faux-pearl beads in the web, and delicate string, yarn, and lace hanging from the hoop. Whether it helps my daughter drift off to sleep (or encourages more snoozing) is a toss-up, but it has already earned a special spot on her bedroom wall.


Mollie Jacob All Eyes on Me 4-Piece Eye Brush Set – Retail Value $24

We were impressed with the quality of these Mollie Jacob brushes. They're really soft for application (not like the inexpensive coarse kind). They get the thumbs-up from my makeup-maven teen. The set includes an angled brow and liner brush, a cream eye brush, an eye shader, and a base shadow brush. (Whitney will use one for the base, one for the lid, one for shimmery glitter, and the other for sharp eyeliner looks.) Each handle is made of wood and has a catchy message. It's nice to know these brushes are cruelty-free and made of all-natural ingredients.



Star and Moon Ring – Estimated Value $19

Teen girls love their rings, and this one's a sweet way to let her know she's your moon and stars. This open-design crescent moon and star ring is right on trend. Note: It's smaller in size, and not at all bendy or adjustable (in a good way for durability, but might affect fit for some). It fits just right on this teen's pinky finger, but not on her other fingers. It comes in a pink drawstring pouch for travel or storage.


GeoCentral Love Crystal Mini Box – Retail Value $9.99

These pale-pink rose quartz and clear quartz crystals are a unique addition! They're believed to "open your heart and mind to new possibilities." The adorable display box with magnet closure shows them off nicely, or you can take them out of the box, too. The clear plastic insert on the top can be removed, so you can check out and touch the crystals. She will want to keep them on her nightstand or desk, share them with friends, or carry them for good energy.


Chloe Emerald Calm & Cool Lavender Essential Oil – Retail Value $24

I love lavender for its soothing scent, and this wearable essential oil takes it to the next level. Amethyst "healing" stones are inside the rollerball bottle for a different twist to pique her interest. She can roll the refreshing essential oil fragrance on her wrists at night or at bedtime to keep calm and dream on. The formula is cruelty-free, paraben-free, and phthalate-free.

The Verdict: Packed with a little bit of bling, some self-care, and lots of good vibes, this STRONG self(ie) box is a treasure trove any daughter, granddaughter, or friend will love. Whether for a birthday or special occasion, it's chock-full of treats she'll want and ones she might not have yet. Hands down, the blanket and dream catcher got the most attention, but the brushes, crystals, and essential oil sparked my teen's excitement. She'll also definitely wear the ring for a casual get-together, and find a good place for the stickers. Truth is, as an adult, I love all the items too! Value-wise, I would feel like I got a bang for my buck with this box, plus lots of positive and useful goodies for my teen.

To Wrap Up:

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? Yes, as of publication, this box was still available!

Value Breakdown: This quarterly box cost $56 with free plus $8.50 U.S. shipping and I received 6 items. That means you're paying approximately $9.34 $10.75per item.

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Caragh Taylor
Caragh Taylor
Caragh loves the surprise of opening a box and discovering an amazing new product or fun brand, especially when it involves beauty, coffee, or fashion. She joined MSA in 2020 and enjoys hearing about everything our community likes, too. In her spare time, she can be found snacking, running, or driving her two kids to their sporting events.

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Can’t find anything about the brand Funn(ie) online. I hope they’re supporting indigenous people with the profits from selling dreamcatchers.

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Stephanie Szewczyk

Hi Marion. We had these dream catchers made specifically for STRONG self(ie) from one of our many manufacturers.

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