Sunday, July 12, 2015

The Zoe Report Box of Style Summer 2015

Rating: Love It!!!!
Cost: $100/quarterly box; $350/yearly subscription

The Zoe Report Box of Style Summer box, was my most anticipated box for July. This box could not ship soon enough. They released the highest value item in the box when it launched for sale, so I knew I couldn't wait for that item. I missed out on the Spring 2015 box, which was the first box by the Zoe Report and it was a great box! So as soon as the Summer box sale was announced I didn't hesitate to sign up for a yearly subscription. I knew I didn't want to take a chance of missing out on any of these boxes. They are the best mix of fashion items and the box feels very special, like a lot of thought went into curating them. I peeked at spoilers the moment I saw some posted and it made me even more excited to get the box in person. Everything looked amazing!

The box reminded me of the Popsugar Limited Edition boxes. And when I opened it up I saw black tissue paper and an information booklet. I wish they would have chosen a different color tissue paper for this box, because I really felt like I was opening up a Popsugar box and was hoping this would be a totally new experience.

Then when I opened up the tissue, everything was individually wrapped in black tissue paper. I really wish it would have been a different color, like bright summery colors. It felt very luxe, but I was hoping for some color!

I had to snap this picture fast, because my daughter helped me open this box and was so excited to start unwrapping the "presents".

The information booklet was like a tiny magazine with everything included in the box and Rachel Zoe's thoughts on them. They also provided styling tips, which I really liked. I took pictures of each page of the booklet, because I really liked it!

The item that was released when the Summer box went on sale was the Cambridge Satchel Company White Leather Pushlock Cross-body Handbag. Retail price $150. This bag is already over the price of the box. Love it!!! When they released the spoiler I wasn't too excited about a white handbag, because all I could think about was how dirty it would get. But before this box arrived, I was wishing I had a white handbag, because it would go with everything and look so chic. I kept thinking that if I had it already, I'd be wearing it every day. This bag could not get here fast enough. It's a simple style that is timeless and so chic. It will go with everything and I love how it doesn't have a lot of distracting details or hardware, so I will be able to use this bag for years (I'm hoping it lasts for years, because I love it). It doesn't have any inside pockets, which I would have liked, but it's not huge, so I don't think items will get lost at the bottom easily. It's a great size for summer, when I don't want to carry a lot of extra stuff. The handbag is large enough to carry everything, but not oversized and bulky. It's perfect and I love the cross-body strap, so my hands are free. The strap is also detachable, so it can be worn as a clutch too. 

My next favorite item in the box was the Mara Hoffman Sarong that was created exclusively for Box of Style! Retail price $98. When I saw this in spoilers I squealed a little in pure excitement. I was hoping for a sarong in the CFDA Popsugar Limited Edition box, so I was very happy to see it in this box instead. And the pattern is so vibrant and fun and completely beautiful!!! I need to google different ways to wear it, so I can wear it all the time, but not look like I'm wearing it all the time! It has black tassels on all 4 corners, which I love. It can also be worn as a scarf in the fall months, so I'm planning to get a lot of use out of this for a few seasons. At this point, it didn't matter what else was in the box, because I was beyond happy with just these 2 pieces. And these items definitely already paid for the box. Actually either the handbag or the sarong would have paid for this box alone, so the rest was just bonus!

I had to try to get a full picture of the pattern. I love it!

The next item was Too Faced Bronzer in Sun Bunny. Retail price $30. I love bronzer in the summer. I rarely get tan, so this does the trick to make my skin look sun kissed and ready for summer! This compact has a mirror and 2 shades of bronzer which is perfect for any look and any skin tone. Plus it's such a pretty gold compact! I'm happy this was included in the box. 

I also received another product from Too Faced. The Lip Creme in Spice Spice Baby is the perfect color for me! Retail price $22. It's just a bit darker than my natural lip color, so it looks natural and pretty on me. And it's a very smooth lipstick that doesn't feel sticky or heavy. I also love the gold tube! Another item I'll definitely use from the box.

Rarely do I receive a product that I need to open and try immediately, but this next product was just that. It was ORG Skincare Mineral Face Peel. Retail price $44. This is a spray that is an exfoliate. I love easy products that work! You spray this on and rub your skin and rinse it off, so quick and easy. My skin was smoother after one use! I was so excited for this product and will definitely continue to use it and may even buy more!!!

The final product was Bristols 6 Nippies. Retail price $26. I'm unsure if I'll use these or not. I like the idea of them and if I had a perfect body, they'd be great, but I need a little extra in the boob area, so I tend to wear push up bras with some padding. I wish I could go natural and be confident, but I'm not sure I'd feel secure enough wearing these. I definitely have some summer dresses that these would work great with, so maybe I'll get brave enough to try them! They do match my skin tone perfectly, which I was a little worried about. I don't remember filling out a questionnaire with this subscription, so I wasn't sure what'd I'd be getting. In the information card it mentions you can also use these as insoles in shoes, so maybe I'll try that if I'm not secure enough to wear them as intended.

This was an amazing box! Perfectly curated for summer! And out of 6 products, there is only one I'm uncertain of, which is great!!! I always expect 1 or 2 items to be misses, and I'm still happy as long as the majority of products I can use. This box seemed perfect! It definitely felt like summer, and included some unexpected items I wouldn't purchase for myself! I also love when items are created for boxes, so they are exclusive to subscribers. I will get a lot of use out of everything and can't wait to see what the Fall Box of Style brings! Hopefully they'll release the big ticket item for the box soon. I'm sure I'll love it and be even more excited to see what else we get!!!

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