Like the rest of my boxes, #MSA02 was delivered after we returned home for the holidays. I was excited to open the second installment of the My Subscription Addiction Quarterly box. Since lots of people travel for the holidays I do wish all boxes would arrive by December 15, but that’s just me. If you’re unfamiliar with Quarterly, they are a box company that sells celebrity-curated boxes. I have a love-hate relationship with Quarterly – I really really want to love everything they sell but usually something irks me about their boxes. I think it’s the way they put their catalogs together that oftentimes makes the boxes seem disjointed. For example, Liz (owner of My Subscription Addiction) wanted a cozy throw in the box – do I really think she would have selected this particular one? Not really. But it was an interesting and unique choice. Nothing is run of the mill in these boxes and that’s why I continue to subscribe to them!
The Winter box had everything you need for a cozy day at home, a little holiday sparkle and one of Liz’s favorite skincare items.
Faribault Woolen Mill Co. Recycled Wool Throw in Red Whip Stitching ($65) This is quite stiff and is more utilitarian than I would normally want – but it will look great in the kids’ “adventure” room. I would not use it anywhere else in my home – it’s totally not my style.
Fuzzy Slipper Socks ($9) Warm fuzzies.
Yes to Carrots Fragrance Free Intense Hydration Night Cream ($12.99) Love this brand. This is a great inclusion.
Bauble Bar Ice Circle Pendant ($32) This is cute and sweet but I feel like I’m suffering an overload of tiny delicate gold jewelry.
I liked how Liz noted there would be 3 color variations on the socks.
Au Naturale Creme Eye Shadow (Addiction & White Quartz) ($40) My verdict isn’t out yet on this except that it’s messy because it’s a cream. When I tried it out I wasn’t really in the mood for it.
I thought overall #MSA01 was better than #MSA02, though this box didn’t have anything that ruined it for me (like the scarf did). While I returned & canceled my Nina Garcia box (you can return Quarterly boxes if you don’t enjoy them!) I am keeping this one (obviously, since I used the shadows, but I had already decided to keep). Not really a wow box for me but of course I have to see the next one!
The box also came with a free 30 days subscription to Next Issue.
The Description: Quarterly Co. is a subscription service that lets you receive awesome things in the mail. You can subscribe to people you find interesting and, once every three months, they will send you a package right to your doorstep
The Price: $25+ per quarter. MSA’s box is $50 per quarter.