But it ran out. Instead of renewing mine, I returned the favor and got six months of Birchbox for her. And then I moved on to the big guns. I saw that Celebrity Stylist Rachel Zoe had a Box of Style and I wanted in.
At her webpage, you can see that past Boxes of Style contained some high end cosmetics plus designer label accessories. Each Box of Style, Zoe boasts, contains over $300 worth of merchandise. Box of Style costs $100 a shipment or $350 for four boxes. They are seasonal.
I bought the whole year's worth. My first box, the spring box, came a few weeks ago. And according to Rachel Zoe, the spring box has already sold out! Let's examine my Box of Style.
It comes like a big present! I love presents. Happy Spring, Me! And you open it up and find everything wrapped in black inside. What is all this great stuff? I could not wait to open each parcel. Yes, it comes with a booklet that describes each item but I did not look until I opened everything (more fun that way).
The first item is the biggie, what Rachel Zoe calls "the Hero item." This time, it's a caramel leather bucket bag from Shaffer LA, with a retail value of $150. Along with the bag, you get a code inviting you to shop more from Shaffer for 25% off.
Next, a Jouer Creme Eyeshadow Crayon, The Shimmer. Retail value, $24. Also with an offer for 20% off at the Jouer site. They shipped multiple shades at random. I got a dark smoky gray.
And then, the Not So Heavy Metal pave bar and stone cuff bracelet from Jules Smith (and yes, a code for 30% off at Jules's site). Bracelet retail value, $45.
Maybe my favorite item is LSTN Sound Co. Wembley Earbuds. They're very cool earbuds with nubby wooden bases that fit comfortably and sound great. Retail value, $100. Plus 20% orders at LSTN Sound Co.
Zoe rounds out the box with a full size bottle of Klorane Dry Shampoo with Oat Milk that Zoe claims to love (plus 20% off at Klorane) and a pack of Hollywood Fashion Secrets Oil Blotters (and 15% off at the site) with retail values of $20 and $5 respectively. Not mentioned in the catalog or priced is a sample of La Mer.
Total value of my Box of Style (if I went with strict retail value on all items, and I'm sure you might find some on sale eventually) is $344. Now, consider, would I choose some of these items if left on my own? The bucket bag is nice, but not normally my style. But for $100 a box (or less if you buy the four a year), it's a fun box of luxurious treats.
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