Her Fashion Box review October 2013

This is my second Her Fashion Box, I am a bit disappointed with the fashion items in this box. I loved the sequined clutch in the September box but none of the fashion items in the October Box appeal to me 🙁

I subscribed to the ‘Femine’ style. You also have the option of ‘Classic’ or ‘Trendy’. Each box gets the same items but in a different style or colour.

First look…

Underneath the mini mag everything seemed to just be thrown in randomly 🙁

The products

Alectrona necklace
Her Fashion Box values this at $29.95

Her Fashion Box says – “Turn to the sun and feel that summer rush. Feeling heavenly yet? Well it’s time to accessorise with these warm and peacefully toned necklaces, featuring sun and sky colours of electric crimson and teal on one necklace and rainy tones of soft teal and cobalt blue on the other. Infuse all your summer looks with this goddess aesthetic by pairing the necklace with floaty gypsy skirts, shift dresses and sandals and big boho hats.”

This necklace comes in either red or blue. I got the blue version. I am not sure how they decide who gets which colour. Personally I think this necklace is ugly and I would never buy it. However in the spirit of being a good sport I will try to find something to wear it with!

Shot Through The Heart ring
Her Fashion Box values this at $7.95

Her Fashion Box says – “Bring a lil’ passion to your fingertips with this heart themed ring.”

This feels super cheap and looks like a trinket you might give a 10 year old. This ring is super tiny, I can barely get it on my ring finger. I am totally unimpressed with this item.

Turquoise Is A Girl’s Best Friend adjustable ring
Her Fashion Box values this at $24.95

Her Fashion Box says – “The cool blue hue of turquoise makes this ring the perfect girly addiction to your summer wardrobe. The hint of silver on the sleek oval-shaped piece lends an unforgettable shiny contrast, while the stone – the real scene stealer – goes with so many of your feminine colours. Try the ring with a bright coral kaftan to bring out the electrifying hue, or accessorise a white hippy blouse with pale pink pants.”

Ok now this is really stupid because the heart ring is too small and then the turquoise ring is too big. Ummmm get your stuff together guys!

Revitanail Triple Strength in Cashmere and Graphite
Sample size 2 x 14ml bottles
Sample value $14.95 each

Last night I tried the Cashmere on my finger nails. It goes on quite smoothly. I applied two coats as directed and my new Julep Top Coat. Unfortunately within 24 hours I had lost one whole fingernail worth of paint and three other nails were badly chipped. I’m not sure if it was the Revitanail or the Top Coat, so I’ll have to do some more experimenting.

tea with benefits, skin bright oh my! evening tea
Sample size 15 grams
Sample value $12 (guesstimation)

Her Fashion Box says – “We’ve all heard of detoxing, but we’ve fallen well and truly in love with teatoxing thanks to Tea with Benefits! Their 100% organic herbal teatox plans are tailored to rejuvenate you, for total mind and body wellness. Whether it be weight loss, stress relief, improved complexion, more sleep or a general overhaul, rediscover your fabulous with a Tea with Benefits plan.”

I love tea. So I was super excited to try this. It reminded me of an earl grey tea without milk, which was great. Initially I was a little worried that it would taste horrible. I have tried some complexion boosting teas before and they were a challenge to drink. Complexion wise, I think I’d have to try this for two or three months to decide if it made a difference to my skin.

Her Fashion Box tea strainer
Sample value $3

As a tea lover, I think that you can never have too many tea strainers. So hooray for me!

Lonvitalite Collagen Eye Mask
Sample size 1 pair
Sample value $4

Her Fashion Box says – “Even if you are in your blossoming 20’s and not even thinking about your wrinkle-count yet, too many women neglect the area, resulting in UV damage, a sagging dehydrated skin and and aged appearance later on in life. Lonvitalite’s Collagen Eye Masks hold the key to maintaining a gorgeous, youthful look!”

Ohhh this was so relaxing. The eye masks feels nice and cooling. I left them on for 20 minutes and when I took it off underneath my eyes felt plump and refreshed. This is the second Lonvitalite product I’ve tried through Her Fashion Box. In September’s box I received a Lonvitalite C2 Collagen Firming and Moisturising Facial Mask.

Ulta3 Matte Lipstick in Sahara Rose
Full size sample
Sample value $3.95

Her Fashion Box says – “Matte lip colours, unlike their glossy, shined-up counterparts, play down the intensity of a lip colour; making them perfect to rock during a lunch with the girls, a shopping trip or (if you’re really brave) glamming up your corporate-wear.”

I was pleasantly surprised by this lipstick. It packs a lot of punch for $3.95. The formula is nice and creamy. It goes on smooth and it doesn’t slide around. This has become one of my favourite work lipsticks this month.

Bonus gift cards

In this month’s box the following gift cards and discounts were included.

  • $30 HelloFresh gift card – HelloFresh operates in Sydney, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Central Coast, Southern Highlands, Wollongong, Newcastle, Canberra and Melbourne.
  • $50 StyleRocks gift certificate – wow StyleRocks is expensive the cheapest category is $200 and under. I did see some cute pearl earrings for $89 though. So the gift certificate would make them $39.
  • Her Fashion Box discount code – Share with a friend. Your friend gets their first box for $19.95 and you get an extra bonus in your next box. My discount code is ‘HFB Love’ if anyone wants a box for $19.95!


How much does it cost?

Her Fashion Box costs $39.95 per month. Which as far as subscription boxes cost is a lot of moolah. You receive 3 on-trend fashion accessories, 4 beauty and lifestyle deluxe samples and Her Fashion magazine. They are also now offering the Her Fashion Boxette for $24.95 per month. You receive 2 on-trend fashion accessories and 2 beauty and lifestyle deluxe samples.

Where does it post to?

Her Fashion Box is only available in Australia. Sorry international readers!

Was it worth it?

The value of the box is $115 (I didn’t include the value of the gift cards).  Which is good value but for me none of the jewellery items were a hit, so that really doesn’t make it good value 🙁

I did enjoy the tea, lipstick and eye mask. Which value wise is only $20, half the price of the box.

I will be sticking around for another month though. I did really love both the Tiffany style bracelet and the sequin clutch from September, so I am hopeful that the November box will redeem Her Fashion Box for me.

GIVE AWAY – Also if anyone wants my $30 Hello Fresh gift card please send me an email. First in best dressed!

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