California Found is an awesome monthly subscription box that delivers the best of The Golden State, directly to your mailbox! Each box is $49, but has a value of $90+! What will you find in your box?
Once a month, our subscribers experience the California lifestyle through a box filled to the brim with natural spa & beauty products, locally sourced gourmet treats, beautifully crafted home goods, and infinitely wearable jewelry. Each box tells the story of five to seven California makers through their products and an individual notecard dedicated to each one. Every beautifully packaged delivery reflects the laid back, stylish, uniquely chic attitude that is California.
The presentation is always on point with this box and this paper is embedded with wildflower seeds!
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I found a set of cards – one with an introduction to the current box, and one for each of the vendors featured in this month’s box. The bundle was secured with more seeded paper.
California Found recently introduced The Golden Ticket, which seems appropriate for a box coming from The Golden State! One box each month will contain a special ticket that will entitle the subscriber to a free box for themselves or for a friend. Also, California Found gives 10% of their profits to charitable organizations and this month the chosen charity is The Lonely Whale Foundation.
My items were snuggled into paper squiggles and were kept safe on their journey.
Two other items were wrapped in bubble wrap to keep safe.
Everything in my September 2018 California Found box!
The Salty Life Co Sunshine Saltwater Sign ($18) I grew up in Southern California and salt water runs through my veins. My daughter has inherited my love for the ocean and we are considering redecorating her room to look like a beach house. This sign will fit perfectly into the theme, but it would also fit in with the rustic look that I enjoy.
There is a bracket on the back so this can easily be placed on a wall, or it can sit without support on a desk or bookcase.
Crunchy Beauty Liquid Deodorant in Geranium & Lemongrass ($15) and Crunchy Beauty Underarm Clay Mask ($15) are all-natural beauty products from an Etsy vendor. Crunchy Beauty is meant for people who enjoy handmade products without synthetic ingredients, fillers, or preservatives. I prefer natural beauty products so I was excited to see this brand make a return to the box!
The underarm mask is meant to be mixed with apple cider vinegar and applied to the armpits every day for 7 days to “detox” chemicals left behind by traditional antiperspirants.
It is made with three types of clay. I don’t have time right now to do a detox (which I feel is unnecessary, but that is my personal belief). It involves leaving the paste on while holding your arms open so it can dry. I used it once and didn’t notice any warming sensation nor did it irritate my skin. You could also add the liquid of your choice (water, yogurt, honey) and use this on your face to deep clean pores.
Speaking of irritation, some essential oils may cause itching or burning when applied to skin. I didn’t experience any irritation from the natural deodorant but I only used this once. The rollerball was a little too small and I felt like it took a lot of passes to get good coverage, but then again, I couldn’t really tell if it was on. I’m more of a solid deodorant user and again, this is from past experience and I just know what works for me.
Magnesium hydroxide is the only other ingredient besides the essential oils. Keep in mind that this isn’t meant to keep arm pits from sweating, it is a deodorant that may help keep body odor away and you can apply it as often as needed.
Burly Beverages Cranberry-Juniper Shrub Syrup ($2.99) I’ve tried shrubs before but the funny thing is, I have only found the mix in subscription boxes! I’ve never noticed it on a menu in a restaurant or bar or found syrups at the store.
A shrub is a drink made with a vinegar-based syrup. There was a recipe for a mixed drink on the back but I simply mixed it with carbonated water.
The ingredients are all-natural, mostly fruit, spices, and sugar, plus vinegar.
It had an interesting flavor. It was fruity and sweet yet tangy and definitely had some vinegar vibes going on.
Facekins Reuseable Facial Pads Sample Pack ($12.50) I love this idea – reusable cotton pads for your face!
The sample pack includes one of each of the available sizes, which you can purchase on the Etsy site once you know which sizes work best for your needs.
I found some inserts that gave some info on the pads. The idea is to use these instead of disposable cotton pads.
The pads are super soft and won’t shed so no worries about fuzzies around your eyes. They are not absorbent like disposables so less product is wasted. Of course, this also meant a little trial and error since product would roll off and into the sink whenever I tried to pour it on the pad. I figured it out eventually.
K. Leone Designs Lynzie Necklace ($40) was tucked into a gift bag for safekeeping. There are several versions of the Lynzie available on the K. Leone website.
Subscribers received a version with pearls, black spinel, or lapis. I received lapis!
Mine came on a silver colored chain with small stones fixed to the center. It is about 17″ inches long.
I know that I’m in for a treat when I find California Found in my mailbox! I enjoy the variety of products sent, from beauty items to a tasty treat, and always a piece of jewelry. The sign is going into my daughters bedroom and the shrub is almost gone. The value for this month’s box is around $103.49!
What do you think of California Found? Let me know in the comments!