CURATEUR Review + Coupon – Summer 2021
The Rachel Zoe Box of Style is now CURATEUR, a style + beauty subscription box for women.
Our mission is to provide women with the foundation they need to lead a life of style. Imagine luxury home decor, cocktail accessories, latest fashion pieces, the most-coveted makeup and skincare products, plus much more. Not only do we deliver a hand-picked curation every season, we also hold an infinite space for content and community. As we deepen the roots of our new persona and its presence, we will be rolling out even more exclusive benefits for our members. We’ve only just begun, the best is yet to come!
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The Subscription Box: CURATEUR
The Cost: $99.99/quarter
COUPON: Use code MSA25 to save $25 off your first box!
The Products: Every season Rachel and the CURATEUR team will hand-curate more than $400.00 worth of their favorite fashion, beauty, and lifestyle items.
Ships to: The U.S., Canada, the U.K., and Australia
CURATEUR Summer 2021 Review
My box arrived with a handy booklet full of info and gorgeous summer pictures.
Melinda Maria Star Lariat Necklace – Listed Value $120.00
This was easily the item I was the most excited about this season. Paperclip chain, celestial token, and a soft gold? I am sold. In terms of design, this is one of my favorites I have ever gotten in a box. It feels really unique and special, and the quality is quite nice too. I wear a lot of lariat style necklaces and even though I have been leaning towards smaller delicate necklaces lately this one still feels really great with my current styling. It isn’t tiny by any means, but it doesn’t feel big or “statement” either.
I absolutely love it.
Here is a shot with my trusty tape measure for size reference.
Rachel Zoe Capri Tote – Listed Value $105.00
This purse was the reverse of the necklace because it isn’t my style at all. First, I should never be allowed to carry a cream purse because I am a walking disaster. Second, I have gotten to the point where I only carry crossbody bags and purses because between my dogs on leashes or shopping bags, I don’t feel like I have extra hands to spare on my normal day trips out to town. I could see this working for someone who likes to carry handbags but for me, this just isn’t functional. I can appreciate the very useful interior pouches and pockets and even the canvas finish (I think it could be waxed to protect it and keep it clean) but I don’t love the Rachel Zoe label very much. I plan on regifting this to a friend who might find it more appealing than I do.
Super cute, just not exactly my style.
Walter Baker Cozumel Towel – Listed Value $110.00
FYI: Subscribers can choose between this item or a Walter Baker Tulum Caftan.
I am not one to normally care about fancy towels (especially not $100+ towels) but I have been sitting outside a lot with the dogs during the afternoon and between covering my backseat for them in the car and our picnics, it is nice to have larger blankets and towels on hand. This is much thinner than what the word ‘towel’ would suggest but it is still somewhat cushy and very minimally chic.
We were sitting on it which explains the wrinkles! You can see how Charlie wanted me to put it back down on the ground.
Onekind Golden State Nourishing Facial Oil, 1 fl oz – Retail Value $45.00
I am always down to try a new facial oil! As someone with dry skin, I regularly sleep in heavier oils like this one to wake up with soft and glowy skin. Nourishing is the perfect word for this oil. It contains loads of fatty oils like safflower, apricot, rosehip, sweet almond, jojoba, sea buckthorn, and carrot seed. It also has aloe and vitamin E, as well as essential oils like orange, ylang-ylang, patchouli, sage, basil, and rosemary. It has a stronger scent of herbs, flowers, and a little sweetness. This is probably going to be a better oil for drier skin because it is going to feel really heavy on oilier faces and some of the oils might cause some congestion depending on your skin. Either way, this sort of oil can also be used on cuticles and dry knees and elbows.
Marc Jacobs Beauty re(cover) Hydrating Coconut Lip Oil – Retail Value $29.00
My final item is a coconut-scented lip oil. It is a really good sort of coconut, sweet and natural and not sunscreen-like at all. It feels a lot more like a nourishing gloss than an oil, and certainly added hydration and a pretty glossy sheen to my lips. I ended up really liking this stuff and hope it can make more of an appearance this summer than any of my glosses in 2020.
Verdict: This quarter’s CURATEUR was a little hit or miss for me and it might end up being that way for a lot of people depending on how they feel about the style of the items inside. My wins? That necklace, the facial oil, and the lip oil. These three items probably do end up being worth the cost of the box, but I think if I had been really into the purse or more excited by the towel/caftan it would have been closer to a home run. Items like purses always feel like a gamble for a high-value item because all of us have different preferences in terms of materials, straps, and shapes, and, frankly, this was a big miss for me. I do think depending on your feelings, this could be a great value, especially using our special link to save 25% off.
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? Yes, as of publication, this box is 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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