CAUSEBOX Spring 2019

I have to say when I saw the spoilers for this, I was not excited. I was annoyed I purchased an annual subscription because there was nothing exciting from what I could tell. Well, I was wrong. This is actually a lot better than I thought!

Let’s open it up!

This box is very pretty! I love the focus on women and the spring colors.

Is there anything prettier than flowers? No. There’s not.

This booklet is one of my favorite little informational blurbs that comes with sub boxes – there is information about the founders behind these companies which look like mostly women. I love that they include a little background!

There are also coupon codes for any purchases of these products! Feel free to use them if anything tickles your fancy.

I love that they turned the artwork into a sticker for the box. It’s a nice touch for the box that makes it more cohesive.

On to the items!

They also include sweet postcards from the artist who designed the box for the season. This one comes from Alja Horvat.

Spring CAUSEBOX artist, Alja Horvat works out of Ljuljana, Slovenia – where she combines bright colors, textures, and patterns to create her unique and iconic maximalist style. Her work often depicts strong, poised feminine figures in vintage floral attire – and she finds her inspiration in 70s fashion, movies, museums, and most of all, nature.

I think it is amazing they include information about the artist and a little sample of her artwork in a keepsake. I want to frame them for little seasonal artwork around my house!

First Item: Glass Ladder & Co The Megan Portfolio Clutch –

An exclusively-designed and PETA-approved vegan leather portfolio clutch, stylishly designed for work and play.

When I saw this as a spoiler I WAS PISSED! I have a few vegan leather items that seem so cheap and I really don’t see how plastic leather is any better than real leather besides plants are dying instead of animals…..so naturally I thought I was going to hate this item. But y’all, this is actually so much nicer than it photographs. It is heavier than other vegan leather products I have received which makes me happy. It really feels like great quality and there is a lot of space to get organized. One day, when I get a big girl job, I will be happy to use this. In the meantime, I will think of clever ways to make this a little activity portfolio for when I go back home and have to entertain my kid on a very long ass plane ride.

I do have one disappointment with this though. It is advertised to be able to hold a 13 inch laptop but mine definitely it no where close to fitting one with a case on. I think it will fit without the case but come on – my laptop case is too beautiful to take off. I think I will fit an iPad or something in there. I’ll show you the laptop below –

See, it’s so close!

Item Two: Wyld French Pink Clay Konjac Sponge

A powerful-yet-gentle exfoliating facial sponge made from renewable plant root and French pink clay, baked to perfection like a gentle cookie.

I love that this is an exfoliating sponge for your face. I have a lot for my body but I am also running out of my facial exfoliant. I think this description is hilarious for a sponge, but holy hell now I want whatever a gentle cookie is.

Item Three: Cosmedix Glow Bamboo Brightening Mask

A combination mask and scrub made from bamboo extract, designed to achieve clinical results with natural ingredients.

I can’t say that I have any masks that have bamboo as an ingredient. That being said, I am kind of tired of this type of mask in subscription boxes. I really want like a pack of sheet masks. Throw in some Tatcha and I will die of happiness. I like that this is supposedly brightening though. My face needs brightness. Hell, my life needs brightness. Send me life brightness next please.

Item Four: Cleobella Silky Scarf

An ultra-versatile lightweight spring scarf made from vegan silk, inspired by global designs and female empowerment.

This was another thing I was not happy to see in the spoilers either. I have to admit, I saw there was going to be an actual silk scarf in the Box of Style so now I will have two. Also, I have no idea what the hell vegan silk is but I had no idea what I was going to do with this scarf…..then it got here. This is SO SO pretty! It’s not as silky as I thought it would be (vegan silk texture I guess), but the colors on this are beautiful. I wear a lot of black, grey, subtle colors and this will go beautifully with it. Also, this color looks great in my hair. There are many times where I wear headbands hiking or around the house or something and this is large enough to create a super cute look. It also will look great on my very chic diaper bag as a pop of color.

Item Five: Kálos Mist Congeniality Elixir Toning Mist

Rose Water Hydra-Mist inspired by a generational rosewater recipe and designed to provide a moment of peace and refreshment with every spritz.

Another thing that seems to be overplayed in subscription boxes is facial mists. This is nice – it has a subtle rose sent and feels refreshing BUT it’s a facial mist. It is nothing special and there is unfortunately no other way to put it.

Item Six: Altru Macrame Plant Hanger

The perfect macrame plant hanger to bring a touch of green into your house and support an effort to plant trees in parts of California that were recently ravaged by wildfires.

Now this is a creative thing to put in a subscription box. It seems very vintage but y’all, I love me a good way to display plants. This is so cute and I cannot wait to find a cute planter to put in this. Maybe I will put a bowl in there and stuff it full of cute stuffed animals and stick into my little man’s nursery. Who knows, but I dig it!

Item Seven: Marina de Buchi Luxe Gold Plated Bracelet

A gold-plated bracelet that symbolizes freedom, and supports the effort to abolish human trafficking through charity partner, A21.

This is something else that I wasn’t excited about. I think it’s almost too subtle and dainty but it’ll be nice with some chunkier bracelets. I like the background for the bracelet though so that makes up for its lack of uniqueness.

Item Eight: Ettitude Bamboo Lyocell Eye Mask

A 100% Organic Bamboo Lyocell sleep mask made from an earth-friendly fabric that also happens to be the softest material we’ve ever felt.

So, I have mentioned it a few times BUT I live in Alaska – that means coming up soon, I will have almost 24 hours of sunlight. I am not sure how the hell people around here deal with that (I’m from TN after all) but I imagine this will be great to have. It seems comfy enough to sleep in but in a few months, this will undergo the ultimate test.

So, there it is! The booklet does not provide prices for the items, but I don’t mind it. I like the collection of everything even though I thought I was going to be very disappointed. I really love the clutch the most I think. I love how classy and elegant it looks! I imagine me walking in looking like a boss bitch holding this OR I imagine me lugging my iPad along and having random small things to entertain my child. It could go either way, but the most important thing is that it gives me variety. The thing I am surprisingly disappointed by is that there are really only 2 things (clutch and hanging basket) that are out of the norm for the subs I have seen. I really need to find a subscription more unique!

Anyways, there might be a couple more bigger seasonal boxes on the way AND at the beginning of April, I get a lovely box of clothes from FabFitFun – a new program they are trying out that is similar to Stitch Fix. I am really excited about it!

Thanks for reading! Til next time!