This is the second box I’ve gotten from My Subscription Addiction through Quarterly. Unfortunately since then the curator, Liz Cadman, has posted that she is discontinuing the box because it is too stressful for her to continue, which is a major bummer. But there are plenty of other boxes out there to subscribe to! I found a few hidden gems in this box.
Bauble Bar Ice Circle Pendant – This little sparkly necklace is so delicate and pretty. It looks great for layering or by itself. I have always wanted something from Bauble Bar but never had bought anything – this was a perfect addition to the box and I have worn it several times since getting it.
Fuzzy Slipper Socks – I get some of these every year for Christmas so they weren’t really exciting, neither is the plain black color. I was able to swap these. If I didn’t already have like five pairs maybe I would have kept them.
Yes to Carrots Fragrance Free Intense Hydration Night Cream – I generally like this brand which they sell at Target. It is affordable and they have some good ingredients in their products. However this did not get a good review from Paula’s Choice. First of all I don’t have dry skin so intense hydration isn’t needed. Second of all the jar packaging is awful – once you open it the oxygen that it’s exposed to starts to break down any helpful ingredients. It’s also not as sanitary to keep dipping your fingers into the jar. I was able to trade this product.
Au Naturale Cream Eyeshadows – The left is White Quartz, a matte white she recommends as a hilighter. I already have hilighting products and don’t like to work with white to I swapped this. The one on the right is Addiction, a gold shade created exclusively for this box. The fact that it’s exclusive is very cool. It goes on darker than expected and has a sort of green undertone but I have still used it a few times. I’m not as experienced with cream shadow but I think it went on well.
Faribault Woolen Mill Co. Recycled Wool Throw in Red Whip Stitching – I think it’s great that she was able to include a $64 blanket in this box – great for winter! I don’t love the coloring but I feel like you can never have too many blankets for future sleepovers. My husband just said it is the “scratchiest blanket ever” but I disagree, it’s only mildly scratchy.
Overall I traded away half the items in this box. The real standout for me was the necklace. Even though I liked her last box better, I am sad to see the MSA Quarterly box go. It was fun to see what she would curate and to try new products.