Yay for December! I have lots of packages full of goodies (though admittedly the contents aren’t for me) arriving on a daily basis, and one of the most anticipated ones is the Rachel Zoe Box of Style Winter box. It feels like forever since the last box and I was itching for my fashion fix!
The Box of Style is pretty much exactly what it sounds like: a box filled with fashion, beauty, and lifestyle items curated by Rachel Zoe! It’s a quarterly subscription, so it ships in March (Spring), July (Summer), September (Fall), and December (Winter). Every box promises $300+ value for only $100, or you can sign up for a whole year for $350.
As always, the packaging is gorgeous. This is definitely a box that you can gift without doing anything to. The black box ships inside a brown cardboard shipping container, so the black box remains pristine and free of any shipping labels. Sidenote: Rachel Zoe puns are always welcome in my home.
The little booklet is always something I actually read through from cover to cover, since I’ve found it to be full of interesting tips and ideas. It definitely gives the sense that Rachel Zoe actually curated the box and she adds a lot of little notes about why each item is included and how to use it for the season.
Each item is always wrapped individually, which makes the opening process particularly fun. Who doesn’t love unwrapping little presents?
Alexis Bittar Gold Tone Swarovski Crystal Adjustable Ring | $198.00
First item is the hero item that was released a long time ago. For the unaware: Rachel Zoe Box of Style always releases the hero item (the most expensive item) as a spoiler ahead of time. Personally, I think this is how they keep their customers really happy. If you don’t like the highest value item, you can cancel your subscription to skip the box and resubscribe for the next one. It becomes less of a gamble, and since it’s a pricier box at $100 I think the peace of mind a spoiler offers is really important. And it doesn’t take away from the whole surprise aspect, since there’s always 4 or 5 more items that are still a surprise!
I always like to reserve judgement for statement jewelry until I have it in my hands, and I’m so glad I did. Even though I had seen pictures of the ring, I wasn’t quite sure if I really liked it and was definitely more interested in what the other items in the box were. But now that I have it, I am very impressed. The quality is fantastic and it looks absolutely beautiful in person. I will say that it’s very sturdy, so it might be best to get it adjusted/resized by a jeweler.
Once I put it on, I loved it!! I always lean towards dainty jewelry and almost never buy statement pieces like this, which is why I love getting them in subscription boxes! It pushes me out of my comfort zone and I end up with new styles that I love. The stacked look is so pretty and I am pumped to rock this for all my holiday parties this year.
Honest Beauty Makeup Remover Wipes | $10.00
I’ve used Honest’s 3-in-1 Facial Wipes before, which is what I was expecting when I first read about the spoilers. But I’m happy to try something from Honest Beauty, their new makeup line. I honestly don’t really feel much of a difference between these and the regular facial wipes, so I don’t think I would pay for the $3 extra to get these in the future.
Honest Beauty Lip Crayon in Mulberry Kiss | $18.00
The rich burgundy color is perfect for winter, and I like that I can layer to get a really pigmented color or just do a quick wash for a stain look. It feels pretty similar to Clinique Chubby Sticks. Again, for the price tag I don’t know if I would repurchase again.
Lelet New York Swarovski Crystal Hair Pin | $98.00
If you remember the ear climbers from the fall box, this hair pin looks like it would match very well! The daintiness of this pin is perfect for me and I don’t own any fancy hair pins at all, so this is something new for me. It definitely feels luxe and is a great subtle way to add a little sparkle to your look. Now I just need to find some cute hairstyles that can highlight the pin!
Our Heiday Navy Leopard Note Card Set | $20.00
I’m a complete sucker for stationery of all kinds, and this is no exception. I like the versatility of these simple pattern cards and think they’re really cute. They even come with gold envelopes–love! I have never heard of Our Heiday before but now I want several of their prints! As if I needed more reasons to shop…
Marula Oil Rare Oil Intensive Mask and Complementary Rare Oil Treatment | $45.00
I didn’t open this box because I wasn’t sure about whether or not I would be gifting it. I have a bunch of hair masks and oils waiting to be used up thanks to my subscription boxes, so I’m thinking since this is such a luxe package, I might have to gift it. I just can’t justify keeping it with the holidays right around the corner.
Ciate Paint Pot in Celestial | $15.00
It looks like subscribers received variations in color for the nail polish, and I’m happy with my color. It’s very appropriate for winter and I love all glittery polish! I can’t find the Celestial shade online, so I’m thinking maybe it was from a previous collection that they no longer carry? The closest shade I could find is Confetti.
Close up shot of the glitter. I don’t own very many Ciate products since they’re pretty pricey, but I like the formula and it stays for a long time without chipping on my nails.
Foot Petals Tip Toes | $7.00
Since Rachel Zoe is a stylist, she has been including one styling tool in each box. Even though it’s always a very practical and low value item, it’s actually one that I really look forward to. It’s great to learn about these little things that stylists use and recommend, and it’s almost always something I never would have though to buy for myself. While foot petals are terribly exciting, I am looking forward to trying them and can’t wait for more styling tools to come my way!
Overall, I thought it was a solid box. It isn’t my favorite, but I like the range of items and thought the ring and hair pin were both stunning. I absolutely feel like I got my money’s worth, seeing as how the box has a value of $411.00! The curation makes sense and the items feel cohesive to me. I think Rachel Zoe has been absolutely killing it with this box! Seriously can’t wait to see what the hero item spoiler will be for spring 🙂
And don’t forget: if you’re signing up for the Winter box, get $10 off when you’re invited by an existing member! Just use this link and you’ll automatically be prompted to enter your email for the $10 off!
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