This is the second ever Her Fashion Box, and sadly it will be the last that I will receive. This costs $39.95 per month (approx $480 for a year) and it just isn't worth it! I did a first impressions video (being uploaded as we speak!) which explains why I wasn't impressed, and I will go through each item in this post.
So this box contains beauty products and an accessory. The accessory varies depending on which box you choose to subscribe to (I subscribed to the classic box). The box also comes with a Her Fashion Magazine which goes through each item in the box.
Accessory: The accessory this month is a cuff, mine is just a plain silver looking one, and you can see what the trendy and the feminine cuffs are below. This is a Her Fashion Box brand cuff, and the magazine states that this costs $39.95! Can anyone day rip off? I wouldn't even pay $2 for this at Diva Accessories, it is a thin tinny cheap bangle, and it is glaringly obvious that they have inflated the cost just to justify the price of the box. I am not impressed!
At least the beauty products are all known brands and are all full sized items.
Bondi Sands Sel Tanning Foam in Light/Medium: I have never heard of this brand, but the magazine claims that this costs $19.95. I am happy to give this a go, but I winter is coming up and I will probably save this for next summer.
Bondi Sands Reuseable Self Tanning Mitt: I don't have a tanning mitt, so this will come in handy. It is valued at $9.95.
Schick Hydro Silk Razor: This is pretty handy, and even though I got one of these free with a beautybay.com order, it is a very usable product. I will probably give this to my sister. This is valued at $10.
Model Co Black Eyeliner: The magazine claims that this is worth $26, which is laughable! It is comparable to a Designer Brands eyeliner ($4.99) or a MUA Cosmetics eyeliner (£1/$1.50). This is a pigmented and soft liner, but it is sooo smudgy and just doesn't stay put. Definitely overpriced! Strangely enough, the Model Co website says that this costs $12.95, not $26! Not impressed!
Model Co Lip Duo Lipstick and Shine Ultra Lip Gloss: This is a duo lip product that has a lipstick on one end and a lip gloss on the other, I got this in a nude shade (lipstick in Nude and Watermelon lipgloss). This is also over priced at $24. The gloss is sticky, the lipstick is just meh and the lipstick has already broken at the base, and is now unusable. In addition to this, the container has a mirror on it, but the mirror is on the handle of the lip gloss/lipstick so you cant actually look at it when applying the product... just stupid!
Overall, the only products that are worth the money are the tanning products and the razor (which I already have one of). So pretty much, in my opinion this box is only worth the $40 that the tanning products and the razor retail at. The rest of the items are way over priced and are going straight in my bin! I will unsubscribe and from now on I will invest my $39.95 each month on a nice MAC or Illamasqua product.
Update: I got an email from a follower who informed me that she saw this Model Co pack which contains the lip product and the eyeliner plus other makeup for $12.50! Now, do you really believe that the lip product is worth $24 and the eyeliner $26?
So, do I think this box is with $39.95? Fuck no!