The March boxes are starting to roll in and Kloverbox is the first! They’re a great mix of both beauty and lifestyle products, so this box can go so many ways and it’s always neat to see what they put together. The packaging was green and brown crinkle paper and included a few little green clovers which fits in with the theme on the product card, “Stop and smell the Klovers.” Cute!
- Love Myself Organics Natural Deodorant – 2.9 oz / $11.95 – (Product is full size) The scent is, “Forever,” which is a lavender blend and smells like a warm, herbal lavender – not soapy at all. It comes in a solid stick form (YAY! No making a mess digging the product out of a pot and applying with your fingers!) and goes on nicely though it does take a bit of swiping the stick on your underarm to warm it up so it applies. The formula is pretty much the same basic formula as all the other natural deodorants I’ve tried that haven’t worked, so even though this says it actually works (just like all the others), it’s probably not going to work for me. Natural deodorants just don’t work 8+ hours unless you’re sitting still, and being stinky while working as a photographer at a wedding is a huge no-no. I do like the scent, and while I’d love to make the switch to natural deodorants, they just never work long enough (nor do I have the luxury of being able to not worry about BO and go through the “transition period” of “detoxing” off aluminum-based deodorants). So, unfortunately, this is kind of a miss for me, just like every natural deodorant ever. I’ll probably still save it to use for the days I’m doing editing work at the computer, but it’s not going to replace my regular deodorant.
- Cuccio Somatology Elixir Calming Spray – 2 oz / $8.95 – (Product is full size) The scent is Lavender and Cardamom which combine to make a lovely, light but warm scent. The product website suggests that this can be used as a room spray or on towels, and I can definitely see that being a perfect application. I’d probably even give my pillow a mist with this before bed. The scent is not overpowering at all, my nose can definitely pick out both the lavender and cardamom, and it’s just plain delightful.
- Harvey Price Eau de Parfum – 8.8 mL / $28 – (Product is full size) Oh Harvey, how I haven’t missed you. Harvey Prince products are kind of an unfortunate thing in the beauty box world. They’re everywhere, they’re not that great, and people seem to groan whenever one shows up. Anyway! This scent is supposed to have notes of Indonesian Clove Bud, Australian Sandalwood, Moroccan Rose, French Bergamot, Indian Tuberose, Japanese Orange Flower, Lebanese Cedarwood, Turkish Cyclamen, and South African Freesia. Instead, it smells more like laundry detergent or dryer sheets at first. The freesia then takes over and steals the show, and maybe it’s just me and the fact that I don’t like stinky florals like freesia, but I can’t pick out anything else over the freesia. So, this goes on to the trade/give-away box because I loathe floral perfumes.
- VagMagic – 7 count / $7.99 – (Product is full size) No, that’s really the name. VagMagic. I mean, I had to laugh because it’s a hilarious name, but it claims to be just that exactly, so, VagMagic it is. It’s essentially Boric Acid and L. Acidophilus in a capsule form which is a pretty well-known homeopathic cure for yeast infections and BV. Fortunately, I’ve never had a reason to use a product like this, and I don’t see the need to introduce this magic to something that’s already working properly, so.. this one is a loss for me too. I appreciate the natural approach to health, but personal care products like this are just.. ugh. I don’t like seeing them in subscription boxes.
The total value comes to $56.89 which is over double the cost of $25 for a month-to-month subscription. Personally, the only thing I’ll keep and use is the Cuccio Calming Spray, so the value on this one personally doesn’t come out above the cost this month. Bummer! Not every box is going to be a winner, and I get that – it’s all part of the subscription box idea that you get to try new things without shelling out for a full size. So, even if this box didn’t work out for me in terms of cost to value ratio, I did get to try (or see) three products that I wouldn’t have tried otherwise, even if they didn’t wow me. Looking forward to next month!