Friday, October 25, 2013

Her Fashion Box - October 2013 (Feminine)

My Her Fashion Box arrived today and I've really struggled with whether to blog about it or not.  I've been subscribed to Her Fashion Box since it started and I've really enjoyed receiving these boxes.  Unfortunately last month's box didn't hold much value for me but I didn't mind too much as that's bound to happen and that had been the first time.  When I received this month's box I was really disappointed to see what had been offered. 

To give you a little background Her Fashion Box is a subscription service that costs $39.95 a month and promises to deliver "2-3 on-trend fashion accessories tailored to your style profile, as well as the additional value of carefully selected beauty products or deluxe size samples from high-end, boutique and cult brands from around the world".

I'll let you decide:





A $4 lipstick, a ring that doesn't fit me (and isn't adjustable) alongside more fashion accessories that look cheap and join my collection of weird necklaces I'll never wear.  Another 2 nailpolishes even though last month's box contained 2 nail polishes also.  I don't use nailpolish so these are completely wasted on me and repeating a product isn't what I would call mixing it up.  The tea and tea strainer is a good concept I guess but I won't be trying it myself as I loathe herbal tea.  The one thing I will use in this box is the Collagen Crystal Eye Patches but as this is only worth $4 I could've bought a whole 6 pack of these and still had $15 left over.

I wouldn't normally be so vocal over a subscription box as I'm aware that everyone has different taste and isn't going to like every thing they get but I honestly feel really let down by Her Fashion Box and I truly think they didn't deliver on what they promise.  That's just my honest opinion.

I'd love to hear what you think?  Am I being too harsh?

12 comments:

  1. I agree with your post, this box is a disappointment! You could easily go out and purchase all those items and the accessories dont look attractive. I find the tea to be a really odd inclusion and the cosmetics/beauty products are nice too but nothing too exciting. I have an ulta3 lipstick and love it but I wouldnt classify that or the nail polishes as coming from a 'high-end, boutique or cult brand'. Definitely not worth the boxes $40 price tag.

    The only suggestion I would give HFB would be to to focus on being purely a fashion box. I think if more effort, time and money was put into the 'fashion' of Her Fashion Box, it could be a great box.

    I was only subbed to HFB for one month (June) and was so disappointed that I unsubbed straight away, luckily when I joined, they had a special code so I got the box for cheaper. The issues I had with the box was that the accessories didnt match the theme of the box (Classic) and it was just poor quality, definitely not worth the stated $20 - $30 price tag. I found the beauty products to be nothing exciting and easily bought from the shops and the box that month was quite late too!

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    1. Definitely agree with everything you've said there - hope they take on the feedback. Thanks for your comment. Kayte x

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  2. I unsubscribed last month. I used to enjoy their beauty products more than their accessories but the past couple of boxes have been hit and miss on both counts. Feels like a case if quantity over quality.

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    1. I've always enjoyed the beauty products more than accessories also but you're right they're getting worse on both counts. Thanks for your comment x

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  3. We got the same box! I agree about the lack of high end beauty items, but felt I got my money's worth anyway. The great thing about this box is that it keeps bringing me accessories that I might otherwise have overlooked, and it adds a little something awesome to certain outfits!

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    1. I see where you're coming with the accessories side of things - I guess I'm just not very adventurous with these types of things. Thanks for your comment x

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  4. 1. For a person who doesn't wear nailpolish you are wearing some in one of the photos
    2. The midi ring isn't meant to fit like a normal ring, it is meant to sit lower on the finger

    I got the trendy box and am subscribed understanding that every month may have products that are hit and miss.... agree that nail polishes two months in a row is a little overkill but I liked the tea idea and the fashion accessories were a hit for me over the last two months,

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    1. Thanks for your comment Anonymous, I should have clarified that I don't wear regular nail polish as I DIY shellac. The ring is pictured in the magazine as a ring that goes over your knuckle just like a normal ring which is why I was surprised it didn't fit. I guess it could be worn as a midi ring though. Thanks for your pointers, Kayte x

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  5. I kind of like the rings, but they're not really any use if they don't fit. I probably wouldn't wear the necklace or the nail polishes. I would like to try the tea and diffuser, but it's not the kind of thing you'd expect in a fashion box. I really hope you get something you like more next month, if you're still subscribed. sparkle2day.com

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    1. Thanks Susannah, definitely holding out for a better box next month ;)

      Lovely to see you on Saturday

      Kayte x

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  6. I love the jewellery here!

    Also, I currently have a MAC lipstick giveaway over on my blog that I'd love for you to check out and enter if you're interested :)

    Sophie xxx

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