Subscription: Rachel Zoe Box of Style
Cost: $99.99 per season/quarter, $349.99/year [new members get $10 off]
Description: “A sleek box containing over $400 worth of products hand-selected by Rachel Zoe.”
The Autumn leaves are blowing all around, so it’s time for a box in a leafy setting.
This is my second ever Zoe box. I loved my first one! Both were purchased after the original wave of boxes went out and there was a $20 or $30 discount involved.
The PNW rain stopped for a bit so I could photograph.
Tiny wrapped presents.
I bought this whole box for this “embossed python leather” purse, and I’m really unimpressed by it. It feels super cheaply made, and the strap is stiff and thin, giving it a brittle feeling. There are no inner pockets either, which for me is a must in a purse. I mean, there has to be a $190 markup on this piece.
Grr. I don’t like useless purses. I’m guessing since it was a subscription box colab the quality probably also wasn’t what the company usually sells. But I’ve never heard of this brand before so perhaps this is how all of their purses feel.
To add to my Rachel Zoe purse frustration, earlier in the summer I noticed my Tribe Alive purse was turning orange. That’s when I realized the orange/brown dye on the handles was rubbing off on the purse. I even used Scotch Guard right away after getting it to protect the white thread from dirt, and the purse’s own handles led to the ruin of the bag ☹️
Oribe Supershine Light Moisturizing Cream: $54 for 5oz [$52 on Amazon]
I’m never particularly impressed by hair items in box because after years of accidentally using my mom’s blonde, dyed, whispy, wavy shampoos and conditioners, I know that products that aren’t meant for naturally curly black hair tend to make it all gross. So, I’ll probably gift this to my mom.
She’s got whispy waves that always would come out of her ponytail on the sides and we’d call them her whiskers.
There are lovely, delicate pieces from La Soula, but these aren’t for me. I don’t like the style and I especially don’t like the gold.
Is it just me or do the diamonds get lost on this design? I didn’t even realize they were there till I saw the name of the rings!
Nudestix Pulse Gel Color Lip + Cheek Balm in Pulse: $24 with sharpener. “An uber-moisturizing lip balm with rich color and gel shine.”
I haven’t tried this yet since I have 7-9 lipsticks and three blushes currently open, but it’s a nice color so I’ll probably keep it.
Now I can draw weird things on my cheeks and when people ask me what’s under my blush I can yell at them for judging me by my makeup.
Not even slightly interested in this!
I have so many dishes and trays. Also, it’s gold.
But, looking over the Odeme site, I did discover that it’s the same company that Popsugar used to send out a catch-all and ring dish earlier this year.
Skinesque 3-Step Brightening + Charcoal Mask: $35 for 5 mask sets. “This travel friendly 3-step pack is a complete facial treatment consisting of a gentle foaming cleanser, hydrating essence, and brightening face mask.”
Okay, surprisingly this ended up being the one item I liked!! I did the mask in the wrong order though, because I was looking at it from the back so I assumed step 2 was #1 and I put on the essence, but was confused by the lack of foamy when it was bragging about how foamy the face wash was. I haven’t tried it again, but it was a nice experience.
I love face masking, but I’m super lazy / forgetful so I have a bin full of face cleansers and masks.
Verdict: WOW! For a box that I already knew the contents of, I’m really disappointed by how much ended up disliking this. I only really bought it for the purse [after the box was on sale for $80], which I ended up not liking. Instead I ended up liking the face mask the most, and potentially the lipstick [which was described by one reviewer as a lipstick that Crayola would make if they made makeup].
Also, sidenote, this box had no Autumnal elements to it at all.
What do you think? Are there any luxe elements that you loved or wanted?
Disclosure: I purchased this box at a discounted price with my own moolah. If you use my discount code, you will get $10 off your first box.