31 March 2014

Subscription Box Galore!

You know I love receiving anything in the mail that isn't a bill. Subscription boxes are my B.F.F. They pair "happy mail" and shopping, which is a winning combination. 

I've dipped my toes in the pool of several subscription boxes in my time, so I thought i'd share a little round up with you in case they are something you are considering. So far I've tried three subscription boxes in total, Julep MavenBirchbox, & Stich Fix

Here's what they look like:

It's not a secret that I love me some nail polish. I have been reading Kate and her sister Lauren sing the praises of Julep Maven boxes, so I finally caved and gave them a shot. Ohhh, they did not disappoint! Based on the style profile I completed, I received two nail polish bottles and one full sized product. [I'm 'classic with a twist'.] 

Julep included a 50% off coupon in my first box! I have my eye on these quick dry drops.

If you gave up shopping for lent; I have found your loophole! Stitch Fix! You aren't shopping, promise! Someone else is doing it for you. ;) You can blame my friend Angel for introducing me to this one...

Go to Stich Fix and fill out your own personal style profile. This is one of the more thorough profiles that I've seen and fun to fill out!  You will then schedule your 'fix' date and proceed to checkout. A personal stylist puts together a look for you for just $20. When you receive your Stitch Fix, you try everything on and decide what you like and what you don't like. Anything you don't like goes into the prepaid return envelope that was included in your box. You keep what you like and the $20 styling fee is applied to your purchase. Too easy!

My stylist hit the nail on the freaking head with my very first fix!

I LOVED everything that was included in my Stitch Fix. The Colibri Heart Print Tab-Sleeve blouse and Corinna Triped Dolman Top are exactly my style and fit like a glove! The Corinna Delicate Bar necklace was stunning and just the right touch to just about any outfit. I was completely shocked when I tried on the Johnny Skinny Jeans and they fit like a glove! I have spent the past month searching for jeans that fit my postpartum body, and the perfect ones came in this box! The Rowena Chevron Print V-Neck Blouse was kind of my wildcard piece. It was bright, colorful and bold; not what I would typically reach for, but pretty. This was the only item that did not fit, so I guess it just wasn't meant to be.

Here comes the downside; everything in this box totaled $204, so I had to make some choices. Mallory loves to tug and pull on any necklace I wear, so the necklace was out. The heart top and the striped top, while absolutely adorable, have been in my closet on repeat, so they were sacrificed. I NEED the skinnies, so I kept those. 

Stich Fix. We will meet again very, VERY soon!

Ok. I have a confession to make. I cancelled my Birchbox subscription. *gasp* Can we still be friends? The past couple of months I was just not impressed with the contents of my Birchbox...

So, as luck would have it, I cancelled my box just before the March Birchbox arrived and it was AWESOME! I enjoyed and use everything in this month's box!

The Jergens BB Body Cream will be purchased in its full sized glory asap and I'm actually using the organic green lagoon eyeliner! I don't think I'm done done with Birchbox quite yet. Apparently I go through cycles with Birchbox, a few months on followed by a few months off.

What subscription boxes do you love?

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