Friday, May 6, 2016

Kloverbox April 2016 Review and Unboxing

Apologies in advance for getting a couple of April reviews up late! I really hate when bloggers do that since my brain is usually already on the next month and thinking about what goodies are going to arrive, but I had a few boxes come a bit late in the month and I'm struggling to balance getting everything photographed and reviewed on time while juggling school, multiple jobs and my long-distance relationship. It's been a crazy couple of months, that's for sure!

One box I always want to make sure I get blog about ASAP is Kloverbox. They've been one of my favorite subscriptions for awhile now, and even though I've been burnt out on the majority of subscriptions for the past year or so, Kloverbox is one of the 3 boxes that I'm still incredibly excited to open every month. Without fail, Kloverbox consistently delivers not only useful products, but interesting products that you don't see in every other subscription box, and I love that! I also love that over the time I've been receiving this subscription, I have made small, but meaningful changes in my life that have made me live greener and more organically, which I absolute love!

What is Kloverbox?
Kloverbox is a lifestyle subscription box that sends 4 or more natural and organic products for you to fall in love with each month. This isn't a beauty subscription. Kloverbox sends products from all categories: beauty, health, food and home products, so you can incorporate more natural products into every aspect of your life!

How Does It Work?
On the Kloverbox site, you can choose a 1, 3 or 6 month subscription. The one month and 3 month subscriptions automatically renew, which means you will be billed again once that cycle is over (monthly, or every 3 months.) The 6 month subscription is a one-time purchase; Meaning you will not be billed again once the 6 month subscription is over. This is a great option to gift to friends and family because you won't have to remember to cancel the subscription. The longer the subscription you choose, the more of a discount you get, which is also awesome!
Another really great thing about Kloverbox is that they usually include a coupon code on the information card for each product for that month. So if you really fall in love with something from your box, you'll be able to get more at a fantastic discount. 

How Much?
  A month-to-month subscription to Kloverbox is $25 per box.
 3 month subscription is $71.25 ($23.75 per box) 
6 month subscription is $135 ($22.50) per box. 
Shipping is free! 
 
COUPON!
You can save even more money by using the code "HB10" at checkout to save 10% off! This code can be used on any length subscription.

Let's get into the April Goodies!

Love Reusable Bags: Snack Pouch Set ($11.95)
I'm just absolutely in love with these!! Firstly, I love lifestyle items in subscription boxes. Secondly, I bring a bagged lunch to work with me every single day and these are absolutely perfect! Instead of buying and wasting tons of zip lock bags, I'm now the proud owner of these fantastic reusable snack bags! They're super cute, dishwasher safe and fit sandwiches and a variety of other snacks. The bags have a food safe PEVA coating, so no worries about any chemicals or contaminants! I'm addicted to garlic butter Ritz crackers, so I have a feeling at least one of these is going to be my designated "Ritz Bag!"

Go Green: Miracle Balm ($17.99)
I've gotten a variety of multi-use balms from Kloverbox and subscription boxes in general and while they used to be the type of product that I would pass on to friends and family, I have since become totally addicted to how useful these can be! This one is great for dry, chapped, cracking skin and can be used on hands, feet, arms, lets, face and even split ends and dry scalps! The greatest thing about these balms though, is that they can be used in so many other ways- I've used them as chapstick, as a way to cover and heal burns, cuts etc. I've used them as a cuticle "oil" and as a way to moisturize and protect fresh tattoos.You can use them to tame unruly eyebrows or flyaways...honestly the uses are endless with these! I'm glad they come in giant tubs because I'm always going through them super quickly!

Goodnessknows: Cranberry, Almond, Dark Chocolate Snack Squares ($1.00)
 All I can say about this snack is: yessssssssssss. It's so good, you guys. So good. I could not stop myself once I opened it up just to "try" it. This package came with 4, decently sized squares of goodness. Oats, cranberries and dark chocolate, essentially. I'm not even that big of a fan of cranberries but this was out of this world delicious! I'm always looking for natural, healthy and low(ish) calorie snacks to take with me to work because I tend to snack a lot during the time I'm there. I'd much rather have one of these on hand than go reaching for my co-workers peanut butter cups! Really happy to have discovered these!

Kali: Organic Tampon Sampler and Wipette ($3)
Kloverbox is all about natural and organic, so I love that they've teamed up with another subscription box this month and introduced us to Kali! This subscription features monthly boxes of 14 organic tampons, 10 individually wrapped wipes and 1 "rotating period pampering product" which I'm assuming is probably chocolate or something else that will help you through that time of the month! What's great about this service is that they donate $1 for every box sold to "Girl Up" which is a campaign focusing on adolescent girls through the United Nations Foundation.  
I'm a little concerned that 2 tampons and a wipe is valued at $3, but for some reason, the pretty pink and white packaging has me interested enough to want to give it a try. Also, you can use the coupon code "ilovekali" to save $5 off your first box with them if you're interested!

 Kloverbox Overstock ($5+)
 While the regular products this month did seem a little on the light side value-wise, I was happy to see that they've included some extra/bonus items this month from the Kloverbox overstock! This isn't just junky products, either! While it seems that all subscribers received random items, I got two items that I really, really loved from past boxes! I did enjoy the blush- it reminds me a bit of NARS Orgasm only in a loose powder form. You need very little and get a lot of color payoff! What I'm most excited about though, is that I somehow lucked into getting the Kiss Me Honey lip balm. When we first got this in one of the past boxes, I tossed it into my lip balm pile and forgot about it. About a month ago, I misplaced the one I was currently using and snagged this one as I was running out the door. Since then, I have been absolutely addicted to this stuff! The light minty scent is amazing, but how soft it makes my lips is even better! I use this before I go to bed every night and I've been super impressed with how well it moisturizes and protects. So happy!
 Overall Thoughts
Kloverbox costs $25 per month (less when you purchase a longer subscription!) and the April box has a total value of about $34. That is not including the value of the "bonus" items as I don't think those are supposed to be included in the value, however I would say with the two items I received, the value is much higher as the blush was a decent value if I remember correctly. Still, I think the tampon set should have been more of a bonus item than an actual "product" for the box this month. This might be the first time I'm a little bit iffy on my thoughts for Kloverbox this month. I'm not wowed on the overall value and the addition of overstocked items seems a bit like fluff for an otherwise low-value box. Having said that, I know the kind of business Kloverbox runs and it's very possible that they were genuinely just getting rid of overstock and wanted to gift us with it. Regardless of my iffy feelings on the value this month, I'm still really pleased with everything I received, which is something that happens month after month for me with Kloverbox. There's nothing here that I won't use and enjoy, and that is extremely rare for me to say with any subscription- even my favorites!

If you want to sign up for Kloverbox (and why wouldn't you??) You can do that here!
Don't forget to use HB10 at checkout to save 10% off any length subscription!

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5 comments:

  1. Garlic butter ritz crackers?! I must find these things!

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    1. Oh my gosh if you can get your hands on them, beware. I cannot stop eating them!! hahah :)

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  2. Beauty with taste; sounds something interesting! Although I prefer lifecell skincare but I would love to have this. :-)

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  3. Just curious if you received the May box & if so, what your thoughts were? I was really disheartened with mine.

    Carla

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    1. Hi Carla,

      Unfortunately it seems like my partnership with Kloverbox abruptly ended after this review after reviewing their boxes for over a year. I'm not sure if that's because of my review, my lack of regular posting lately, or if they're not doing very well income-wise. Regardless I didn't receive last month's box but I have notice a trend in the decline in quality curation. I really loved this subscription and I do hope they can turn it around!

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