Thursday, October 30, 2014

SwaagBox October Unboxing and Review

I can't pass up a deal.  Its really hard.  $5 for a box of tampons, you say?  You'll even throw in jewelry, make-up, and other goodies, you say?  Oh Swaagbox, you've got my number.

So, this is the swaagbox I tried out this month.  I got it on their $5 deal.  The box of tampons alone costs about $6-7 at my local Target (because everything is expense in CA).  This normally runs $14/ month, which think is a little steep, but then again, I'm a little cheap.  I am a sucker for these subscription boxes on reduced cost or free trials though!

About SwaagBox according to their Website:

Each period cycle we send you necessary supplies as well as jewelry and makeup. Choose from name brand tampons and pads, tell us your skin type and fashion type and we will customize your jewelry and makeup to your wants.
Each month our personal shoppers find the best jewelry pieces and name brand makeup to match your needs, those items along with your tampons or pads of choice are then expertly packaged and shipped via USPS to your front door.
We also offer options to add to your box. Choose Venus razor blade refill cartridges and/or double the jewelry and makeup each month.

So, here we go:

The box was a plain, brown box, and there was no insert card; the items were slightly askew in the box.  I have come to enjoy the pizzaz of tissue paper and product cards that are part of other subscription boxes so this was a little disappointing.

Kotex U Tampons (18ct)
Swaagbox lets you choose from an assortment of pads/ tampons and brands, which is pretty nice!

Tootsie Rolls (not pictured)
Sorry readers, hubby got into the chocolates before this picture was taken.  But there were a small handful of chocolate goodies included in the box.

Hard Candy Make-Up
Little makeup surprises included dark grey eyeshadow and blue eyeliner.  The eyeshadow was pretty broken up, but I used this tip to fix it.  Now its as good as new!

Maybelline Color Show Nail Polishes
One in pink and one in light grey.  Nice products, but nothing terribly exciting.

Jewelry Item
This lovely pink breast-cancer awareness bracelet came in a lovely black velvet pouch.  Its a bit stiff, and it feels a bit cheap, but its really not bad.  Could be a nice accent bracelet on a casual day with friends.

Overall Assessment:
Much like my impression of BB5, this is a great box for $5, but not for $14.  There's nothing attractive about the packaging, the makeup and nail polish, while nice, aren't anything special.  Tootsie rolls might make Hubby happy, but for me, they simply don't count as chocolates.  I guess I have really high standards for the value to cost ratio for subscription boxes I decide to keep.  If you want to try out swaagbox yourself, $5 isn't a bad deal at all, and here's a link for that deal: