Kloverbox, $25 per month, US only
Kloverbox is a monthly subscription box that focuses on natural and organic beauty and home items. It's one of my favorite boxes. I like that they aren't strictly beauty; it's fun to get something like a candle, dish towel, or snack sometimes.
In the picture above, you can see little Eleanor the Holland Lop bunny. In the top half of the picture, she is one month old and in the December Kloverbox; in the bottom half, she is two months old in the January Kloverbox. Look how much my baby bun has grown! Isn't she a cutie?
Also, it's hard to see in the picture, but some of the squiggles in the January box had a sparkly, holographic quality to them. They were so pretty! Best squiggles ever! I've seen a lot of squiggles, so that's saying something. By the way, is that the official name of those little paper things? That's what I've heard other people call them, but I don't know if it's the real name of them. If anyone knows, I would love it if you told me.
Kloverbox sent me the box free of charge for review.
The January box made it here a little late. It got here on February 1. Kloverbox is going to have a shipping company help them starting this month, so it sounds like the Kloverboxes will be out on time in the future. It doesn't bother me that it's late on occasion because I love the box, but I know it bothers some subscribers. I'm looking forward to seeing how it works with the new shipping company. I know how hard the owner works, so I hope this will take some stress off her!
There were three items in the January Kloverbox. Here's what I got:
- Saylorwolf's Watercolors 2016 Seasonal Watercolor Calendar (calendar pages and wooden stand, worth $10)
- Palmetto Derma Rejuvenating Antioxidant Mask (full size, worth $64)
- Snapz Organic Apple Cheese Crisps (small bag, worth $1)
I've never gotten just three items in a Kloverbox, but it was still a high value box at $75. It's a little risky with so much of the value being in one item, but masks are very popular, so I don't expect too many complaints.
First, there was this cute little calendar on a wooden stand. There are six cards because the months are printed on the front and back. I've included photographs of all twelve months in case anyone is like me and has to see the picture for their birth month in every calendar. I am always sad when I don't like my birth month picture in a calendar.
April, my birth month, didn't have my favorite picture, but it's okay. I really like the June bee. The pictures are beautiful and very fitting for each month. You can't buy the actual calendar that came in the Kloverbox on the website linked above. You can buy a file for $6 which contains the picture files for each calendar page, then you print it yourself. I liked this calendar, but I always have a new calendar by the start of the new year. It would have been nice to get this in the December box. It's very pretty, though, so, for me, it is more of a decoration than a calendar. The artist, Rhonda Saylor Wolf, is extremely talented. I recommend taking a look at her artwork on her Etsy site.
Most of the value ($64 out of $75) in the January Kloverbox was in the Palmetto Derma Rejuvenating Antioxidant Mask. This is a clay mask meant to give your pores a deep cleaning, reverse damage to your skin, and give you an overall radiance. Emily and I gave this mask a try last night. I was surprised when I opened the seal and saw that it was white because most clay masks I've used have been more on the tan or grey side. Clay is the third ingredient after water and aloe, though, so I'm sure that is part of the reason for it being so light. The consistency of it wasn't all that thick and it went on easily. We left it on for thirty minutes and were again surprised when the masks dried clear. We used warm washcloths to rub the mask off in a circular motion, giving us a little exfoliation. It looked like it had actually gotten rid of my sebaceous filaments, which I wasn't expecting. (FYI, if you think you have clogged pores on your nose at all times, those are most likely sebaceous filaments, a part of your pore.) Both Emily and I had bright, clean skin. I would highly recommend this mask. It is definitely on the pricey side, but it should last you a while.
Finally, there were the Snapz Organic Apple Crips with Cheese Puffs. These don't seem to be for sale online, but I linked to the company website. I absolutely hate cheese, so I wouldn't touch these. Emily loved them, though. She thought the crisps and puffs were a perfect combination.
This wasn't my favorite month of Kloverbox ever, but it was still a good month. The value of the Palmetto Derma mask was very high, but, if you didn't like the mask, there isn't much else for you in the box value-wise. The calendar is a month late, but it's gorgeous and I am happy to have it. The snack was not for me, but Emily was a big fan of them. What did you think of the January Kloverbox? Did you like everything in it?