Reviewing Causebox: The Spring 2019 Box Reveal

16 Mar

I was planning to share this last week, but got all excited about my Trunk Club… so here it is this week! Let’s take a look at the Spring Causebox!

About CAUSEBOX:
Every season, members receive a limited edition curation of products from the leading socially conscious brands. Some of them are designed exclusively for CAUSEBOX. Each box is designed and filled with love. From the original artwork on the outside of the box, to the lovingly handmade products that fill it up, there is love in every detail. The cost is $49.95 per quarter if you subscribe annually, or $54.95 per quarter if you subscribe by the quarter. I don’t have a referral code to give you, but if you click on their website you might see a pop-up with a promo code on it: www.causebox.com

Let’s check out what I received in the Spring 2019 box:

Ettitude Bamboo Lyocell Eye Mask, retail $15

I do not currently use a sleep mask and I’m not sure how I would feel about having something on my face all night long. I’ll try this one out though and see if I like it. It might help me stay asleep longer on nights when my husband gets up for work way before my alarm goes off.

Kalos Mist Congeniality Elixir Toning Mist, retail $22

I typically don’t use a toner in my face routine. In the accompanying booklet, the creator suggests keeping the toner beside your bed and spraying it on for a ‘moment of peace’ ritual to relax you. I imagine a 1950’s starlet version of Joules spraying on some of the toning mist and then lowering down her eye mask for a restful sleep… maybe we’ll have to try and make this a reality.

Cosmedix Glow Bamboo Brightening Mask, retail $54

I love a good mask and each week I treat myself to Monday Mask Day. For this mask, you apply it to damp skin and it’s rather gritty for exfoliating. Then, once you rub it on with circular motions, you let it dry for 10 – 15 minutes before washing it off. I tried it the other night and it actually did a great job, so I’m really happy to add this one to my weekly mask routine.

Luxe Charm Bracelet from Marina De Buchi, retail $37

I love bracelets, but I tend to be more of a leather statement bracelet kind of girl. This ‘unlock your dreams’ key bracelet is really pretty, but much daintier than I typically would choose. I was initially thinking I might give this away, but I tried it on and it is awfully pretty.

Silky Scarf from Cleobella, retail $52

This silky scarf was the first spoiler for this season’s Causebox and I wasn’t very excited about it. With that being said, I do like the Marigold color of this scarf. And it does look great with the key bracelet. However, I have NO IDEA what to do with it. In the booklet it shows a variety of ways to wear it, including: as a headband, a belt, a bracelet(?!), tied around your neck yuppie-style, etc. And literally none of those ways appeal to me. I went ahead and added it to my Poshmark closet so someone else can enjoy it. Someone purchased it pretty quickly for $19, so that’s a nice surprise!

Megan Portfolio Clutch from Glass Ladder Co, retail $120

This clutch was the second spoiler and I was kind of bummed about it. I’ve come around a little, but I still want to point out that $120 for a ‘faux’ leather (aka plastic) organizer is ridiculous. I work out of a bunch of different locations, so I may use this as an organizer in my work backpack. If it doesn’t work for me, I may give it to my husband to use… which is why I picked the color black (rather than pink or light gray). As expected, it smells like fumes… so hopefully it gets less stinky soon.

WYLD French Pink Clay Konjac Sponge, retail $16.90

This French pink clay sponge is infused with pink clay from France before it’s baked. It is supposed to be powerful, yet gentle for exfoliating your face. I’ll stick it next to my sink for evening face washing and see how it goes.

Altru Macrame Plant Hanger, retail $14

Um, is it 1978 again? I find it very odd that they gave a macramé plant hanger in this box… but no bowl or flowerpot or anything to hang from it. That’s weird, right? I decided to add it to my Poshmark closet, just to see if anyone wanted it… and someone bought it for $8.

Alja Horvat Exclusive Art Print, retail $10

Eh.

Overall Thoughts
After absolutely LOVING the fall and winter Causeboxes, it seems about time I got a box that was just ‘eh’ for me. Out of the three spoilers shared before the box shipped, I wasn’t really excited about any of them. I actually went into my account to pause so I could skip this box, but I was too late and the cutoff had passed. The retail value of everything in my box came to $340.90 which is great. However, I think the retail value of the plastic organizer ($120) and the “silky” but not silk scarf ($52) are laughable. I’m glad I was able to get a little of my money back with the scarf and plant hanger sales. I do like the key bracelet and the mask, but overall this season’s box was really disappointing.

What is your favorite item from the Spring CAUSEBOX?

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One Response to “Reviewing Causebox: The Spring 2019 Box Reveal”

  1. Nancy Rowlinson March 26, 2019 at 10:55 am #

    I like the bracelet. Very pretty, and you can add other bracelets with it. I always get compliments when I add a few other bracelets with a daintier one. If I don’t know what to do with a scarf, I will tie it onto my purse handle. It’s good you could sell it, however.

    I have to agree, it isn’t the best box you have ever gotten from them. A macrame plant hanger? Even when macrame was around it wasn’t that popular!

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