Peaches and Petals September 2016 Review

Got my September box from Peaches and Petals a few days ago. I was really dying to get the items in my hands and try them out, because last month was such a disappointment. I’m pleased to say that this month was a slam dunk for me!

Peaches and Petals is a monthly subscription service that sends out vintage-modern items and beauty goods. For $19.99 a month (includes shipping), you’ll receive a mix of jewelry, fashion accessories, lifestyle goods, and beauty samples.

Peaches and Petals September 2016 Review

The theme for September is “Cuteness Overload”. Kind of an amazing theme, right?

Peaches and Petals September 2016 Review

Cat Coin Purse | $1.75
This made me laugh out loud when I saw it. It’s so cute and funny! My parents have a gray tabby who is always grumpy and this reminds me of her so much. My favorite part about this coin purse it that the back of it is furry!

Peaches and Petals September 2016 Review

Even the interior lining is adorable! Loving the little flower illustrations. I’m going to keep this in my car to stash all my quarters for parking meters. It’s the perfect size–small enough to easily tuck in my glove box and large enough to hold lots of coins and receipts.

Peaches and Petals September 2016 Review

Blue Avocado Eco Wrap | $12.94
Really impressed to see a Blue Avocado product in my box! It’s a brand that I discovered through POPSUGAR and I love their prints. The quality of their products is great, because I’ve been using the same tote bag for over 2 years now and it’s going strong. This is listed on the information card as a “cute surprise”, meaning not every subscriber received it. I think subscribers either received this or a bird necklace. Personally I’m happier with this sandwich wrap because it will get more use in my household than a necklace!

Peaches and Petals September 2016 Review

Sturdy materials and good quality stitching. I can tell this is going to last for a long time. The interior is a waterproof material that wipes clean easily. We go through a lot of zip lock sandwich bags right now and I’m happy to have a more green alternative for me to use. I tried it out yesterday and it worked really well. The sandwich didn’t get dried out and it was really easy to clean the wrapping. Bonus: the nautical print is adorable!

Peaches and Petals September 2016 Review

Mermaid Knee High Socks | $15.00
Love this! It seems like mermaids are really having a moment right now, because I’ve been seeing a ton of mermaid related items in stores for the past year or so. These knee socks are one size fits all, though I would say they’re on the smaller side. My shoe size is 7 and I tend to wear size 4 pants and these were a good fit for me. Not too loose and not too tight. I imagine it’s a pretty small range though, since the material isn’t as stretchy as other socks I’ve had in the past. The pattern would get distorted if they were overly stretched too. But since they fit me, I’m happy with getting them in my box. They’re fun and silly!

Peaches and Petals September 2016 Review

Totes Adorbs Tote Bag | $2.00 (?)
Simple but cute! Really fits the theme well. This is a very basic tote bag with no bells or whistles. Not particularly well made, but sturdy enough for your groceries as long as you don’t overload the bag. I tend to use Baggu bags for groceries, but this would be useful to keep around as a spare.

Peaches and Petals September 2016 Review

I particularly like the metallic gold silk screen printing!

Peaches and Petals September 2016 Review

Unicorn Pillow Cover | $15.00 (?)
Favorite item from this box! I love getting pillow covers in boxes because it’s a really easy way to change up your decor for different holidays, events, and seasons! Peaches and Petals seems to send out pillow covers fairly often. I think we got one in the February box as well. I love the print on this one! It’s so cute and just perfect for a girls night. My friends and I like to do an impromptu movie spa night (sheet masks + chick flicks!) once a month and I can’t wait to show off this pillow cover! Fits a standard square pillow.

Peaches and Petals September 2016 Review

 

Wow! What a change from last month! I really liked all the items for this month and thought they were well curated for the theme. Everything also felt very on-trend right now, not outdated or anything. I could totally picture these items in stores right now. The value comes to an estimated $46.69, which is over twice the cost of the box itself. But more importantly, nothing felt like filler material. Each item was clearly chosen with intention and I thought it made for a very cohesive box. Hopefully this is the type of box we will continue to see from Peaches and Petals! Can’t wait to see what my birthday month box will contain!

POPSUGAR Must Have September 2016 Box Review

It feels good to be back from my blog hiatus! Extra exciting because fall is right around the corner and fall always has the best boxes. Here in Houston the heat isn’t letting up at all, but I’m hoping once October gets here it will finally start to become sweater and boots weather again!

POPSUGAR Must Have is a subscription service that sends a variety of items for women that are curated by the POPSUGAR editors. Items typically include food, beauty, home, among other miscellaneous things. Each month is $39.99/month, but you can use the code REFER5 to get $5 off your first month.

POPSUGAR Must Have September 2016 Box Review

Jack & Lucy Bicoastal Wide Brim Hat | $58.00
This was the spoiler item that POPSUGAR released ahead of time, so I knew what to expect. Not going to lie, I was skeptical when I saw the spoiler picture! I’ve never had good luck with fashion hats–I tend to look really silly in them. I only own warm winter hats (leftovers from my days on the East Coast, certainly not necessary in Houston!) and a few straw hats that I wear exclusively at the beach.

POPSUGAR Must Have September 2016 Box Review

But I’m happy to announce that I like this hat! I think it looks decent on me, and my boyfriend thinks it’s really cute. I wear it more towards the back of my head and pair it with oversized sunglasses. A great look for fall! The material is 100% wool and the black color is classic.

POPSUGAR Must Have September 2016 Box Review

The interior of the hat is adjustable with a ribbon, so it fits a large range of sizes. The default size was a bit large for me, but by tying the ribbon I was able to get a perfect fit. The only downside to this hat? The wool material makes it a magnet for lint and dog hair! Both of which my house seems to have plenty of. And the black color makes it really obvious. Good thing POPSUGAR also included a remedy to this problem! (Keep reading!)

POPSUGAR Must Have September 2016 Box Review

Briogeo Don’t Despair, Repair! Deep Conditioning Mask | $36.00
Whew, this is a huge tub! I’ve tried this product before thanks to Birchbox, and it didn’t do much for my hair. For the record, I have thick hair that frizzes really easily. This mask weighed it down a lot and didn’t make it feel smoother or repaired. It does get great reviews though and I have friends who swear by this stuff, so it will get gifted. Can’t complain about this since I like that they’re sending out new brands (I don’t think I’ve ever seen a Briogeo product in POPSUGAR before) and it’s a very generous size.

POPSUGAR Must Have September 2016 Box Review

NCLA Mani-ER Tool Kit | $16.00
Pleased to see something I haven’t gotten from a subscription box before! I like how small and compact this kit is, and the concept is great. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been traveling and broken a nail and wished I had a little repair kit! My last one got confiscated by TSA and I never bothered replacing it, so this is a welcome surprise. Word of advice: don’t bring this in your carry-on luggage! There’s a chance that TSA will consider the scissors to be dangerous. Completely silly, I know. But hey it could happen!

POPSUGAR Must Have September 2016 Box Review

Unfortunately, the quality of the individual tools is quite low. I’m disappointed because the brand NCLA has had great products in the past, and for $16 I think it should be higher quality. My last kit was from Target and only cost like $8, and I would say the quality was about the same.

POPSUGAR Must Have September 2016 Box Review

Flint Lint Roller | $9.99
Is it weird that my favorite item this month is a lint roller? This is a retractable lint roller that you can use on the go. Since it retracts into a solid case, you don’t run the risk of having it stick on anything. My dog is constantly getting little brown hairs all over me, and I love to wear black. Due to that combination, I’ve gotten used to keeping lint rollers in my car, at my office, and all around the house. Now I can have one for my purse and for travel! This is also perfect because the black wool hat from this box definitely needs a lint roller every now and then.

POPSUGAR Must Have September 2016 Box Review

Smith & Cult Lip Lacquer in The Warning | $22.00
I really like Smith & Cult and was excited to get one of their lip products. I’ve tried their nail polish before and it’s wonderful, so I had high hopes! Overall the formula is good, but one thing that I dislike is the packaging. It looks totally luxe and beautiful, except there’s this annoying dented part on the cap! Doesn’t it look like it’s unintentional?! It drives me nuts–to me it looks like the lip gloss got really banged up in my purse or something. At first I actually thought my lip gloss was damaged, but on their website the dent seems to be their “signature” for packaging.

POPSUGAR Must Have September 2016 Box Review

The color is a really bright red, but goes on pretty sheer. It’s a little stickier than I would like, but the color is lovely and stays well. I’ll add it to my already massive collection of lip gloss, though I won’t be repurchasing. Between the weird packaging and the stickiness I’m left a little disappointed.

POPSUGAR Must Have September 2016 Box Review

The Gluten Free Bites Dark Chocolate Coconut Bites | $4.99
It’s always nice to see subscription companies catering to different dietary needs. I know plenty of people who are on gluten free/vegan/dairy free diets now, and I like having snacks on hand that I can share! I also like that this isn’t a super healthy snack like granola. More chocolate please, POPSUGAR! To me (a person with no dietary restrictions) these tasted kind of odd because of the texture, but my friend who has been eating dairy free for a year now thinks they are fabulous. She has been missing chocolate and these were a great fix for her. I’m happy that I was able to share something from my box!

POPSUGAR Must Have September 2016 Box Review

The September box was a mixed bag for me. The total value of this box is $146.98, which is fantastic. I do like the hat and the lint roller, which more than covers the cost of the subscription. The hair mask and the chocolate ended up being shared/gifted. The lip gloss and the nail kit were sort of disappointing. Overall I’m still pleased, because I understand that not every month will have 6 items that I love. As long as I like enough items that cover the cost of the subscription, I consider it a win. Super excited about October though, it’s my birthday month and I’ve had a great track record of phenomenal boxes!

Peaches and Petals August 2016 Review

Back from a little unplanned blogging break! I sort of hit a mental roadblock last month when I got the controversial Peaches and Petal box, and I didn’t really know how to review it in the most fair and honest way. After thinking about it for a long time, here’s the review! Thank you to all my readers for your support! Y’all are the best🙂

Peaches and Petals is a monthly subscription service that sends out vintage-modern items and beauty goods. For $19.99 a month (includes shipping), you’ll receive a mix of jewelry, fashion accessories, lifestyle goods, and beauty samples.

The theme for August was “Thank You For Being A Friend”. It included a cute little inspirational sticker, which I put on a plain notebook. The pink watercolor background is pretty and very on-trend right now!

Peaches and Petals August 2016 Review

Golden Girls Notecards Pack of 5 | $2.00 (?)
I usually adore stationery in boxes and would love to get a set of thank you cards. I go through thank you cards really quickly and am always looking for new cute designs. Unfortunately, I don’t really care for Golden Girls and don’t have any friends who are fans either. The print quality is also pretty low.

Peaches and Petals August 2016 Review

Funkytech Kitty Kat Two-Port Splitter | $7.25 
I would have loved this a few years ago, but my boyfriend and I are upgrading to the new iPhone 7 soon, which doesn’t have a port for headphones. But on the bright side I’m going on a long international flight with my mom next year, so I might be able to put this to use during the flight! She also really likes cats so I’ll probably just give it to her. Some subscribers received the splitter in a fox shape, which was also super cute.

Peaches and Petals August 2016 Review

Manna Kadar Split Pan Bronzer and Highlighter and Duo | $21.00
As you can see, this item arrived completely smashed. I don’t fault Peaches and Petals, because Birchbox recently sent the exact same item out and most of them arrived damaged as well. I think there was also another box that sent them out last month with the same problem. It’s clearly a manufacturing problem. Unfortunately due to the mixing of the bronzer and highlighter, the broken powder can’t actually be used for either. It’s too pale and sparkly as a bronzer but definitely not a highlighter. I think the best bet would be as an eyeshadow.

Peaches and Petals August 2016 Review

Friendship Surprise (Picture Frame) | $14.99
I don’t get very many picture frames in subscription boxes, so I appreciate a more unique item. The style isn’t really for me, but I’m sure I can find a friend who would like it. Since the frame is made of wood, it’s also an easy DIY to paint over the current design and do something else with it. Some subscribers received a trinket box instead of the picture frame.

Peaches and Petals August 2016 Review

The frame is a pretty big size. Here it is with the cards and the bronzer/highlighter for size reference. It fits a 4×6 photo.

Peaches and Petals August 2016 Review

And here’s the controversial item that I really struggled with:

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Anchor Necklace | $1.02
The anchor necklace that they sent out came on these “Friendship” cards. Once I saw it, I instantly knew it was a counterfeit Dogeared product. The one I received from Peaches and Petals is on the left, and on the right is the authentic product from the Dogeared website. I’ve removed the logos on the packaging I received at the request of Peaches and Petals. 

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Notice how the text is in Comic Sans? Yikes.

Peaches and Petals August 2016 Review

The corners are also sloppily cut, probably by someone at home with a simple paper cutter and scissors.

Peaches and Petals August 2016 Review

I emailed customer service about the issue and was eventually given the following response:

“The anchor necklace that was sent out was sent to us in incorrect packaging and it was NOT what we had been shown or ordered. The item we specifically purchased had no mention of a brand. Unfortunately, our first round of boxes were shipped with the incorrect packaging as our shipping team did not catch the error. The necklaces included in our August box are in no way branded or associated to the brand, and as so we did not mention any branding on our item list postcard. Also, please note that the retail value of the item is no more than $9.99.”

I was still hesitant about what to post in my review, since I wanted to address my issues with the box without putting all the blame on Peaches and Petals (because I do genuinely believe they are not 100% at fault here). I was able to receive a little more insight about the process, shown in the email I received:

“We’re fine with you being honest, but we do ask that the brand not be shown in the review. This is because we never once stated subscribers would get a branded item, nor mentioned it on the post card. The product we purchased had pictures that did not have any brand on it what so ever. It was just the plain phrase with the necklace, which is also sold on ebay and many other sites at this time. 

When our shipment arrived our warehouse counted the amount, and we began preparing boxes. It’s 100% our fault for not looking at the product we received, as we would have stopped them from shipping with the logo. The majority of the first round of boxes left the warehouse (which included our bloggers) with the incorrect packaging, and the rest were fixed. We advised all bloggers to not over value the product (many had put the high retail value of the branded item), and that the item was worth no more than $9.99.

Many other bloggers have said the packaging on many of the first round boxes was incorrect and showed branding, and that we did state to them that we are NOT claiming this to be name brand nor does it have the value.”

My main problem is this: While I understand that Peaches and Petals did not advertise this as a Dogeared product, they still ended up sending it out. And as such, they should be taking full responsibility for it and reaching out to customers. Not all subscribers who received the first wave of boxes were contacted about this problem. I know that for sure, because I have friends who were not aware of the problem until others started posting about it. I’m sure there are others who don’t even know they got a counterfeit item!

But I’m also sympathetic to Peaches and Petals if they really did not know they were buying a knock-off product. Sourcing is a difficult job, and it is very possible that the extra packaging was just overlooked at the warehouse.

I’ve been a loyal Dogeared customer for many years now and I was horrified to see this. They’re a company that makes high quality handmade jewelry in the USA, and started from very humble beginnings. It’s sickening that people out there are ripping off their designs and giving their brand a bad name by putting out bad quality counterfeit products. Sourcing is hard and labor intensive, but it’s a job that should not be taken lightly. Whomever is in charge of sourcing at Peaches and Petals really needs to do more research and be more diligent at his or her job. Purchasing counterfeit products is incredibly harmful (it can literally end up funding terrorism!) and should be taken extremely seriously.

Verdict: I’m sorely disappointed with this box. For $19.99, the value is only $46.26 with almost half the value coming from a broken product. I also found the age demographic of this box to be strange. I was always under the impression that I (working professional in my mid-20’s) was in their target demographic. But this box felt like it was for an older audience due to the Golden Girls cards and the outdated headphone splitter. This is without a doubt my least favorite box so far. Even without the necklace problem, I would have been unhappy with this box.

Oh and one last thing: if you like the look of dainty charm necklaces, I would highly recommend checking out Dogeared! They make beautiful pieces and their customer service is top notch. I promise you that the authentic pieces are wonderful quality and will last you much longer than the cheap imitations.

Serendipity by Little Lace Box July 2016 Box Review

My Serendipity by Little Lace Box arrived just in time for July! I got it in the mail on Friday, and it was perfect timing because I’ve just been dying to know the contents. Another day and I probably would have peeked at the spoilers! This is my second Serendipity box so far and I am so incredibly impressed.

Serendipity by Little Lace Box is a bi-monthly subscription by the same people who run the original Little Lace Box. Serendipity is only $12.99/shipment ($9.99/shipment if you get a whole year), and sends out a collection of 5-7 items that “celebrate life, celebrate style, and celebrate you”. The shipments for the two boxes alternate, so if you subscribe to both Little Lace Box and Serendipity, you’ll receive a LLB in August and a Serendipity box in September. There’s no overlap at all. And while Little Lace Box has a theme for each shipment, Serendipity does not. Sign ups for Serendipity are often sold out and open briefly when new spots become available, so if you’re interested I would check the website every now and then to keep tabs! Usually spots open up when the shipments go out. 

Serendipity by Little Lace Box July 2016 Box Review

Manna Kadar 3-in-1 Blush Highlighter Shadow in Fantasy | $19.00
Usually I don’t get excited about eyeshadow or blush anymore unless it’s a brand that is really luxe, but I really like this! Manna Kadar isn’t super high end or anything but they do make good quality products that I’ve been happy with in the past. This is a universally flattering color that can work as an eyeshadow, a blush, and also a highlighter. I really love it as an eyeshadow in particular–it’s a great neutral shade for me and gives me a polished look without looking overly done. I currently use an Urban Decay eyeshadow that is a really similar color and this one works just as well. I just hit the pan for my UD shadow last month (finally!!!) so this Manna Kadar shadow will save me the trouble of having to buy another one. And since this one product is more than the cost of the box, I’m calling this entire box a total win already.

Serendipity by Little Lace Box July 2016 Box Review

Pre de Province Riche Hand Butter in Coconut$7.99
This was a variable item, with four different scent options that subscribers could receive: coconut, lavender, amande, and starflower. I’m happy with the coconut scent that I received. Very tropical and perfect for summer! Although I don’t need another hand cream (especially in this humidity), it will get used eventually.

Serendipity by Little Lace Box July 2016 Box Review

Kitsch Chevron Pendant Necklace$22.95
I’m impressed that for such a low cost box they were able to include a necklace like this! The quality of the pendant is pretty sturdy and the chain is well made. Even though the size of this necklace is fairly large, the color and style are neutral enough to go with a variety of outfits and can be dressed up or down. I think some subscribers received a pearl layering necklace instead of this one, but I’m pleased with my chevron necklace.

Serendipity by Little Lace Box July 2016 Box Review

The pendant feels very heavy and well constructed. I like that it has a matte finish that gives it a more casual vibe. The gold and silver are both muted so the contrast is subtle, which I prefer. I generally don’t like mixing metals but this works for me!

Serendipity by Little Lace Box July 2016 Box Review

100% Cotton Boca Terry Spa Headband | $3.99
Really useful! I haven’t received one of these from a subscription box before so I’m really glad to have it. It’s practical and luxurious at the same time! I’ve been using mine to keep the hair out of my face when I’m doing masks. I also used it as an impromptu eye mask during a nap and it fit really well.

Serendipity by Little Lace Box July 2016 Box Review

The velcro makes this highly adjustable, and I think it could easily fit the vast majority of people. The material is soft and absorbent and dries easily as well.

Serendipity by Little Lace Box July 2016 Box Review

LeBlanc France Parfum Sachet | $5.99
Such beautiful packaging! I love Alfons Mucha illustrations and am so glad that I received this design! Subscribers received one out of six options: lavender (2 designs), peony, lily of the valley, rose, and vanilla. I actually can’t really tell what scent I received, is that strange? It smells like rose, but could also be lily of the valley or peony. It’s floral, that’s all I really know!

Serendipity by Little Lace Box July 2016 Box Review

I think this is a unique item to receive, and I actually love using lavender in my closet already. Most of my dresser drawers have little satchets of lavender and I like the idea of adding more scents to the arsenal. I also like the suggested idea from LLB to sprinkle the contents of the bag onto the floor and vacuuming it up so in the future when you vacuum your house will smell like flowers!

Serendipity by Little Lace Box July 2016 Box Review

 

Once again I’m blown away by the value Little Lace Box is able to deliver in such a low cost box. This July box has a value of $59.91! That’s completely insane! The items also don’t feel like useless fluff items–even the lowest cost item (the headband) is really useful and of decent quality.

Even though these boxes don’t have a theme, I think the curation feels very cohesive. The items I received felt appropriate for summer and had sort of a “treat yoself” vibe to me. Love it! Not to mention that the surprise element of this box is so much fun. If they made this a monthly subscription I would sign up in a heartbeat! You simply can’t beat the price and variety of products. POPSUGAR Mini could stand to learn a lesson or two from Little Lace Box…

Peaches and Petals July 2016 Review plus Promo Codes

Finally got most of the moving boxes unpacked and put away, whew! I feel like I’ve earned a reward this month for all the heavy lifting I had to do. And that’s what subscription boxes are for, right? I was glad to see my Peaches and Petals box on my doorstep a few days ago. Definitely a fun little surprise, since I didn’t look at spoilers ahead of time or anything (for once!).

Peaches and Petals is a monthly subscription service that sends out vintage-modern items and beauty goods. For $19.99 a month (includes shipping), you’ll receive a mix of jewelry, fashion accessories, lifestyle goods, and beauty samples. Get 50% off your first box (bringing the price down to just $10!) with promo code PEACHCODE50. If that doesn’t work, you can try PEACHCODE25 and PEACHCODE10 for 25% off and 10% off, respectively. Each code can only be used a set number of times, so if the 50% off isn’t working for you try the other two.

Peaches and Petals July 2016 Review plus Promo Codes

Each month has a theme, and July’s is “Dance To The Music”. I’ve found that Peaches and Petals tends to have some pretty interesting themes and does a good job of sticking to them. In the past I have received some interesting items that are uncommon in the subscription box world, like a set of ceramic tasting spoons.

Peaches and Petals July 2016 Review plus Promo Codes

Boombotix Boombot Mini Bluetooth Speaker | $39.99 ($13.99 on Amazon)
I love that this one item is worth more than the box itself! It was also released as a spoiler last month, which I think is smart. I wish all boxes would release a spoiler of the star item each month! I was really happy to see this, since I had been thinking about buying a small wireless speaker for like, a year now. You know how sometimes you just add things that you want to your Amazon shopping cart but never actually check out because they’re not items that you really need? A wireless speaker is one of those items for me. Glad to have it now that it came in a box!

Peaches and Petals July 2016 Review plus Promo Codes

It has a clip on the back, so you can easily carry it around or clip it onto something for a party. The speaker is water resistant, which makes it great for pool parties. Keep in mind that it’s not water proof though. So bring it to the pool but don’t drop it in the pool!

Peaches and Petals July 2016 Review plus Promo Codes

Size comparison with my iPhone 6. It’s really quite small and very portable. For the size, I think the sound is great. It’s louder than I was expecting and sound quality is clear. It’s not loud enough to be a real dance party speaker or anything, but it’s certainly more than enough for a pool party where you want to be able to have conversations anyways. For my needs, this speaker totally fit the bill. It’s available on Amazon for around $14.00 right now–check it out if you want a tiny and affordable speaker!

Peaches and Petals July 2016 Review plus Promo Codes

Global Beauty Care Makeup Cleansing Wipes | $3.99
I can always use more makeup wipes, so I never complain about getting these! As an eye makeup remover these didn’t do very well, but as general face wipes they were fine. The cloth is a little too harsh for eyes and it’s not effective removing eyeliner or eyeshadow, so I’m going to use them for face only. The scent is pleasant and not strong, which is what I prefer. I also didn’t feel any stickiness after using the wipes, so you probably wouldn’t have to rinse your face. I almost always rinse after using wipes simply due to habit, but with this one you wouldn’t have to if you didn’t want to.

Peaches and Petals July 2016 Review plus Promo Codes

Chroma Lights Temporary Hair Color Spray in Metallic Red | $15.98
This is one of those “As Seen on TV!” items, but I like the concept. It’s a temporary hair coloring formula that comes in a spray form, making it easy to control where the color goes. The coloring washes out with shampoo. I’ve only tried it on a small strand of hair thus far, but I’m impressed with how well it shows up on my dark hair. I have very dark hair that hasn’t had much luck with these sorts of temporary dyes, but I think since this is a spray form it actually does show up well. In the past I’ve used liquid dyes and it doesn’t do anything. This product only comes in three colors, and I’m glad I got the metallic red. It’s a great color for me! I’m excited to try this out for a night out!

Peaches and Petals July 2016 Review plus Promo Codes

The Chill Tube Cooling Towel by Cool Core | $8.99
Cute packaging for a towel. This is a really lightweight cooling towel that feels cool to the touch when wet. It’s great for after a workout! (Or in my case, a walk around the block in Houston’s temperature…) The material feels silky, but absorbs moisture well and stays pretty soft. It’s machine washable and very durable. I’ve already put mine through the wash twice and it looks brand new.

Peaches and Petals July 2016 Review plus Promo Codes

The towel is a long and narrow shape, which is not what I’m accustomed to using so it was sort of odd at first. But the length is actually long enough to wrap around my neck, and also just long enough to use as a headband as well. It seems really versatile! And the best part is that it actually does feel cool!

Peaches and Petals July 2016 Review plus Promo Codes

Floral Headband | $1.00 (??)
Since this is an unbranded item, it’s hard to track down the exact product online. I’m guessing on value here since I saw similar headbands at Michael’s the other day in the $1 bins. I think for a music and dance themed box, this headband makes a lot of sense! Floral crowns and flower headbands are so popular at music festivals, and it’s nice to have one on hand for the future! Here in Houston we have Free Press Summer Festival and I totally would have worn this if I had it at the time.

Peaches and Petals July 2016 Review plus Promo Codes

Engraved Song Lyric Bracelet | $3.00 (??)
Another unbranded item, so it’s hard to know the value. Guesstimating based on similar products that I’ve seen in stores like Target. Even though this is meant to be a bracelet, it could work as a necklace as well. The string is definitely long enough. I like the lyric plate, but the quality of the overall bracelet is very low. I imagine this is a piece of jewelry you would wear once (to a music festival?) and throw away.

Peaches and Petals July 2016 Review plus Promo Codes

 

Verdict on this box: great curation! The value comes out to $72.95 if we’re talking retail prices, and $46.95 for Amazon price. Amazing value either way! I really think all the items were great choices for the theme, and I understood why every item was in the box. It really felt like a great box for a music festival or a night of EDM clubbing.

For a lifestyle box that only costs $19.99 (or only $10 if you’re using a coupon), I think Peaches and Petals consistently delivers great value and smart curation. The items you receive aren’t the same things you could find in every subscription, like candles or lotion or black eyeliner. There’s usually several unique finds in each box, and I always have a sense of excitement upon opening because I know I’ll be getting some different stuff. Don’t get me wrong, I love candles and lotion and black eyeliner. But you have to admit, after getting so many of those you get a little more excited for something new.

With all that being said, the quality of the items isn’t always great. For me, the floral headband and bracelet in this box are pretty useless and have very little value. But so far I’ve found the star of the box has always been adequate. In this case, I have no issues at all with the quality of the speaker. I’m also impressed with the cooling towel and the hair spray. I definitely feel like what I received is well worth the money and I’m super pumped to see what August will bring!