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November 2016 Tombox Review
Last month, I tried Tombox for the first time and was blown away by the impressive value and variety of items included in the package. The box only cost $10 and I received over $60 worth of stuff! More importantly, the items were all things personalized to my tastes so that I can put all of them to use.
You can read last month’s review here:
After its amazing performance last month, I decided to stick with Tombox as a subscription. Let’s see if my second box is just as good as the first!
The first item I took out of the November 2016 Tombox was an eye crayon from Hikari Cosmetics in a hazelnut color. This eye crayon has a beautiful pigment that should complement my hazel eyes. Hikari is also a reputable brand for cosmetics. All in all, this was a strong start for the month.
Estimated value: $13 (Source: HikariCosmetics.com)
The second item was an unbranded fashion jewelry necklace. I’m not usually a fan of fashion jewelry, but this piece looked nice when I put it on.
The necklace is multi-layered with hues of gold, black, and green. The green color in particular is appealing because I like to wear green clothing, so this will match my outfits.
Estimated value: $9 (Source: Tombox)
The third item was a trial size (0.5 oz) of Extreme Creme from California Mango. This is a small but useful item, especially during the skin-drying winter months. I also like fruity scents, which I believe Tombox took into account when selecting this item for my package.
Estimated value: $2 (Source: CaliforniaMango.com)
The fourth item was a matte lipstick from Iris Belle in a “cherry plum” color. I tried searching for Iris Belle online and I could only find a website purchases. I try not to use wholesale prices for value estimates, because it’s unlikely that a regular consumer would get them at that rate.
The fact that there isn’t much information about Iris Belle online made me a little worried, but the lipstick itself applied well and looks great. At the time of writing this, I’ve had it on for a few hours and it’s still remained, so it has long-lasting wearability.
Estimated value: $10 (Source: Tombox)
The fifth and final item in the box was a collection of three pumpkin-flavored caramels from The Little Red Hen. Last month’s box included sea salt caramels from the same source that were delicious. These pumpkin-flavored caramels were also delicious, although I prefer the sea salt flavor. Regardless, I think the pumpkin flavor added an appreciated seasonal touch to the package.
Overall, the November 2016 Tombox contained about $37 worth of items. This isn’t quite as high of a value as the October box, but it’s still an impressive value for a subscription that costs only $10 per month!
Similarly, the variety wasn’t as appealing as the October box, but it was still satisfying. Tombox seems to have a system of including two makeup items, a necklace, a scented item, and some treats - and that works just fine with me! As a novice when it comes to makeup, it’s helpful to get new products to try that I might not have discovered myself. The necklaces so far have been cute, and the scented items have fit my preferences. And the treats - I love that they include just enough to satisfy my sweet tooth without going overboard.
I am once again happy with the Tombox and I think it’s one of my favorite subscription boxes, if not my absolute favorite. It’s a low-cost, high-value box that is personalized to my tastes - what more could I ask for?
Recommended for: women who love high-value boxes that include a variety of useful items