August 2013 – Best Subscription Box Awards

In the running:

  • Birchbox July 2013 (read my review)
  • Native Box July 2013 (read my review)
  • Native Box August 2013 (read my review)
  • Popbasic Serendipity August 2013 (read my review)
  • Violet Box August 2013 (read my review)
  • Wantable Accessories Box July 2013 (read my review).

And the winners are…

  • Best subscription box: My July Birchbox had three items that I really loved the Number 4 Super Comb Prep & Protect, purminerals CC Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 40, and the Vivant Skin Care Green Tea Antioxidant Cleanser.
  • Runner up: My first Wantable Accessories Box really wowed me. I love the blue Rosalie necklace. It looks great with my new little black dress from Popbasic.
  • Favourite beauty item: Number 4 Super Comb Prep and Protect from my July Birchbox. This makes my hair look amazing!
  • Favourite fashion item: I have two favourite fashion items this month. The blue Rosalie necklace from Wantable and the Serendipity Collection Little Black Dress from Popbasic. I have been loving this dress. Wearing it right now actually!
  • Most used item: purminerals CC Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 40 – I have been wearing this everyday.
  • Tastiest item: Bondi Chai from my July Native Box.

Native Box review September 2013

The September Native Box is all about Spring – ‘a time for new beginnings, out with the old and in with the new!’ This is the last box of my three month subscription 🙁

 The products

Baby Organics Moisturiser and Body Cleanser
Sample size 2 x 5ml foil sachets
Sample value 0.40 cents

I’m not in need of baby moisturiser and cleanser but I figure that if it is gentle enough for a baby it will be fine to use on my skin. I used the moisturiser on my feet the other night. It seemed fairly gentle. I don’t have much experience with baby products though, so I am not too sure what I am looking for!


Morlife Goji Antiox Wholegrain Toasted Muesli
Sample size 60 grams
Sample value $1.50

I had my doubts about this one, I have found in previous goji products that too many goji berries is overpowering.  However the balance in this muesli was perfect. I really enjoyed it and felt filled with energy as I went about my morning.

Natralus NatraSan Instant Hand Sanitiser in Kakadu Plum and Vanilla
Sample size 28ml
Sample value $3.50

I love this product, the vanilla fragrance is delicious and the spray is really easy to use. I have stashed it at my work desk to use throughout the day.

Essentially Natural Soap in Ripple Raspberry
Sample size 100 grams
Sample value $5.95

Another great smelling product!

Wotnot Biodegradable Wipes
Sample size 20 wipes
Sample value $2.95

I haven’t used these yet. I am saving them for when I go on holidays next week. You always need wipes, when you travel! They’ll fit nicely into my handbag (please note that I carry a large handbag of the Mary Poppins variety).

Fresca Natural Hydraskin Elixir
Sample size 1ml approximately
Sample value $2.85

This stuff was good. I used it at night time and had enough product to do the backs of my hands and my face for four nights in a row. The product smells like a chamomile and lavender herbal tea, so it is quite relaxing. My skin definitely looked calmer and clearer while using this product. I also had a really great sleep each night! I was interested in purchasing it, but at $85 for a 30ml bottle I might have to think about it some more.

How much does it cost?

The price of Native Boxes has now gone up. I purchased 3 months for $59.85 in July. The new prices for September onwards are:

  • month to month subscriptions of Native Box will cost $24.95
  • 3 months subscriptions will cost $69.90
  • 12 month subscriptions will cost $259.20.

Where does it post to?

Native Box is an Australian based subscription that offers international shipping. Yippee!

Was it worth it?

This month I received 6 goodies with the total value of the box coming to $17.15.

At first I was a little disappointed when I opened my box. I felt like I didn’t get as many different things to try out this month. However after I had a play with the items, I became very happy. This month I had four favourite items – the hand sanitiser, raspberry soap, Hydraskin Elixir and toasted muesli were all excellent.

Read last month’s (August) Native Box review or visit Native Box to order your own box.

At the moment Native Box have a $5 off any subscription offer. To claim enter the code $5OFF at check out.