28 May 2014

Subscription Addiction

Subscription boxes are THE THING these days, as I'm sure you've noticed.

I have both a hard time making up my mind and a hard time spending all my money on surprises.

Last year I told Julia that I just wanted to pay HER to send me presents every month. It's GLORIOUS.
I get a different assortment by month, it is always a surprise, and she knows me really well, so it's always a PLEASANT surprise.
The May Box was made up of Japanese treats. I love it.
Anyhow. In theory, I can also send Julia a box and it's like a box exchange, but I'm really, really bad at mailing things, so in practice it's usually that I paypal her money ($25/month) and she sends me presents. I think I've done one box for her, and randomly sent her things in the mail a couple of other times. Maybe. Mostly we do the other thing.

Oh here's another box I got. It's the People Magazine VIP Box. I got it via some Klout perk thing where I have 3 months of people magazine and digital access and also I got this box.
It's pretty cool, actually. That weird pink plastic thing is this bizarrely effective detangler. On the description of the things in the box, it is just called 'Professional Detangler'. I tried googling it and there are a couple different ones that look like that, but I'm not sure what the 'official' one is. I have curly hair and this thing WORKS. I would seriously and highly recommend buying it. If I were to lose it? I would buy another.
The nail polish is a pretty good neutral color but I haven't tried it yet.
The cosmetics/toiletries bags (there are three, green chevron pattern) are nice, they are just...cosmetics/toiletries bags.
The bracelet is not my style but I think it would make a nice gift, or gift add-on.
The only thing that I'm never going to use are these Hungry Girl Recipe Cards. From what I can tell, they are like substitute diet recipes. Craving onion rings? Have these zero calorie fake onions instead! Or whatever. That's...not the kind of food I eat. So I'm not into it. Otherwise I thought it was a pretty good box, so I'm thinking if you are a person who subscribes to People, it might well be worth the incremental cost to get the occasional boxes?

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