If you’re in the market for a subscription box but don’t want to pay into past Bachelor contestant’s Instagram-made empires, then look no further, as I’ve rounded up the six best subscription boxes that you won’t find alongside laxative teas on past cast members’ Instagram feeds. Whether you’re looking to get beauty products, spiritual shit, food, or wine delivered to your door—or simply just want to know WTF you’re actually getting in your box each month—ahead is a breakdown of the best boxes of goodies that you need to know about.
What good is a #selflovesunday (aka a Sunday spent undoing all of the bullsh*t you put your body through all weekend) without a Sunday Riley Wellness Box? This brand new box, that doesn’t actually require a subscription, contains everything of your self-love dreams—including two Sunday Riley products. There’s Sunday Riley Ceramic Slip cleanser, a daily face wash that gets deep into your pores to remove dirt, makeup, and impurities, and Sunday Riley Good Genes Acid Treatment serum that gives you good skin. Even if you don’t have good genes, it exfoliates and renews your skin to give you a refreshed, bright complexion.
You’ll also find THINX Hiphuggers underwear that are meant to save you (and your underwear) from the embarrassment of leakage when you’re on your period. And then there’s a chic bkr glass water bottle; IGK Rich Kid Coconut Oil Air Gel; Smith & Cult Nailed Lacquer in Kundalini Hustle; a pass for a free month of Headspace, the ultimate meditation app that is a necessity on a daily basis but mostly to cure the Sunday scaries; a Kitsch microfiber hair towel (which, if you’re not hip to what microfiber hair towels do for your hair, you should be as they prevent breakage and frizz); and finally, the Clear Your Space, Clear Your Mind Palo Santo + 2 Crystal Tower Points to cleanse your space of all of the bad energy brought on by past f*ckboys, so you can then welcome the good energy of a nice gentleman.
For the spiritual person (or the Spencer Pratt of your friend group) the MoonBox subscription box is a perfect way to really nail living your life with self-love, purpose, and positive intentions. The box was created to reflect the whole monthly moon cycle. And if you’re not hip to what that cycle is, each month there is a full moon, where everything becomes magnified through our energies and emotions. Then there is the monthly new moon, which represents fresh beginnings and overall resets. So overall, the items in MoonBox are meant to promote growth and spiritual guidance all by looking cute and like, super Instagrammable on your beauty vanity while you post about hating Scorpios.
Each month, the MoonBox contains three small crystals, one premium crystal, a Lunar Phase Guide, a guided meditation, a new moon + full moon ritual, and four featured artisanal products. These can include anything from jade rollers to body oils to bathbombs to star-inspired makeup palettes, you name it. It’s your choice.
Considering millennials are currently responsible for consuming about 42% of all wine sold in the U.S., the Winc Wine Club membership might be a favorite from this list, because us drunk, selfish, adventurous millennials will literally find any reason to put away an entire bottle of wine on a random Wednesday night.
Well as far as this godsend of a subscription box itself goes, Winc actually makes their own wines. You won’t find a bottle of Barefoot in your monthly box, but with bottles that start at just $13 you’re guaranteed quality, great tasting wines at very affordable prices. Each month you will receive four bottles of wine that you can either pick yourself or have the company choose for you based on your preferred taste (which they figure out through a quick questionnaire).
The total price each month will only set you back between $52 – $59 (shipping included), which, when you add up how much you spend a month on crappy wines at your corner bodega, Winc truly is a better deal. What’s more? Having bottles delivered straight to your door means that your wine rack is always stocked, and depending on your willpower and ability to not drink the bottles right away, that could be a great thing because you never have to frantically run to the liquor store before you have company over.
Fit Snack’s monthly box is curated in part by a nutritionist and personal trainer, so of course the box is going to be made up of healthy snacks, nutritional tips, and fitness inspiration. So if you’re one of those people who finds it hard to pick up almonds instead of Oreos when you’re grocery shopping, then you can leave it to Fit Snack to ship you a ton of healthy snack options to your doorstep. On average, you can find things like fiber bars, protein bars, granola, low-calorie chips, healthy drinks, beef jerky, and more.
If you’re one of those people who can’t be bothered to find and purchase seasonal clothes, jewels, and beauty products that are necessities but also look really cute (so you can give off the vibe that you have style/actually know what you’re doing), then Rachel Zoe’s curated quarterly subscription box will get the job done for you. For just $100 every three months, you can receive a box that typically contains one staple fashion piece (for Fall the box contains this maroon Cleobella Sevigny Capelet), two accessories, a skincare product, and a makeup product. And after looking at the retail price for each item, (with the total combined cost being over $400), this box truly is a chic steal. What’s more is that the items in the box are selected and styled Rachel Zoe, so if you’re totally helpless then you can look to the OG famous stylist for inspiration on how to wear and style what comes in your box.
If you’re more of a control freak when it comes to your fashion choices, FashionPass is another awesome fashion subscription service—it’s sort of like Rent the Runway, but cheaper. Starting at $79/month, you can rent a set number of designer clothes and accessories (that you choose) as many times as you want throughout the month. Seriously. And if you like something so much you want to keep it, you’ll get a discount on your purchase.
If you’re addicted to affordable, high-quality lippies then for 20 bucks a month, you can select your color scheme from LiveGlam’s selection of nine mood boards and get three longwear liquid lipsticks sent your way every month. LiveGlam also offers a brush club and an eyeshadow club. When you join the brush club, you can get anywhere from three to eight brushes for $19.99 a month as a way to “brush” up your makeup kit. As an eyeshadow club member, you can receive six-pan eyeshadow palettes every two months for $19.99. The palettes contain six creamy, highly-pigmented hues that range from matte, velvet, shimmery, bold, and neutral colors.
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