CAUSEBOX Review Fall 2019
CAUSEBOX is a quarterly curation of socially conscious lifestyle products for women. Every box is filled with products that have a story and make a difference! Inside of CAUSEBOX you’ll find the best jewelry, homewares, skincare products, accessories and more each season. And they tell you the stories behind each brand. Many of the products are exclusive CAUSEBOX collaborations that you can’t get anywhere else! They kindly sent us this box for review.
My Fall 2019 CAUSEBOX has arrived and I think it was one of my most anticipated lifestyle boxes for Fall. Just to get you up to speed, Fall is my favourite time for subscription boxes, especially seasonal lifestyle boxes. I love all things Fall and I love it when subscription boxes embrace the changing seasons.
I saw spoilers for the Fall CAUSEBOX so I already knew what I would be receiving but that didn’t lessen the excitement. Not in the least.
When you sign up for a CAUSEBOX subscription you can choose to pay seasonally or annually.
Each season, you will receive a limited edition curation of beautiful and useful products from socially conscious brands — each box is filled with at least $200 in value!
You can pause or cancel your subscription anytime.
Here’s a closer look at the items we received in the Fall 2019 CAUSEBOX….
Recovery Treatment Oil by (MALIN+GOETZ) – $82
A multitasking treatment oil that provides hydration and helps skin feel softer, smoother, and brighter. It is naturally composed of 9 antioxidant rich oils, vegan and cruelty-free. The 9 natural oils multitask to help protect from free radical damage and refresh the skin’s appearance.
Directions: Apply 5 to 7 drops on clean skin, morning and night. Our VP of Product, Hannah, uses this in her daily facial routine, and we hope to do an instructional video of her using the oil as well as other products from past CAUSEBOX’s.
Yes, yes, yes! We are off to a great start with this first item. I am a huge fan of oils but you all probably know that already. I use oil on my face every morning and every night. I swear by it. It moisturizes my skin and gives it a youthful appearance. Until now I haven’t tried any skincare items from MALIN + GOETZ so I spent some time researching their Treatment Oil and found out that it contains some of my must-have oils when it comes to skincare products – evening primrose, argan, jojoba, grapeseed and rosehip .
10-Piece Makeup Brush Collection by la beauté Soi – $24
100% cruelty-free, these makeup brushes are hand-crafted from high-quality synthetic fibers and are hypoallergenic. We worked directly with the company to create custom design packaging exclusive for CAUSEBOX. The 10-piece white and rose gold ensemble brush set comes with an ivory vegan leather pouch, made from 100% Polyurethane (PU). The pouch will be wrapped in recyclable trace paper.
Next up we have a gorgeous set of makeup brushes. I’m always happy to receive makeup tools in my subscription boxes as it’s an item we don’t receive often. I also love the fact that the brushes are so darn pretty. They will look nice displayed in a vase beside my bathroom sink.
White Cactus Coconut Wax Candle by La Lueur Candles – $35
Custom-made for CAUSEBOX, these candles have a natural, non-toxic, coconut wax blend. They are hand-poured in small batches with 100% cotton wicks. The scent is White Cactus and made in the USA. The vessel is recyclable, reusable, non-toxic, as well as phthalate-, paraben-, and sulfate-free. So when the candle is burnt down to the metal wick tab, you can wash it out with hot water and soap to re-use as a glass!
Candles are a MUST when it comes to Fall boxes and this one is no exception. It smells absolutely lovely! I wish I was better at describing scents because oh my goodness….. it is so good. I feel like there’s just a bit of sweetness, some floral and definitely some musk. I feel like it is a lovely transition scent for Summer to Fall.
Known Supply weekend Duffle ($108)
An oversized duffel for everything from weekends away to trips to the gym. Handmade by artisans in Jaipur, India.
This is the item I am most excited about. It was one of the first spoilers I saw for the Fall CAUSEBOX and it got me very excited. Subscribers could have receive one of 3 colors. Annual subscribers got to choose their color and I went with the grey striped option. I love anything grey and it will complement my neutral wardrobe nicely. I like that the duffle folds up as it will be easy to store but it opens up to a generous size and will be perfect for weekend road trips.
Update: Now that we have officially announced the arrival of Baby AYOB (early March) I can let you know what I actually intend to use this gorgeous duffle for. It will be my hospital bag and I am SO excited to start filling it will all my labour/hospital essentials.
Here’s a peek at the other color options.
Nashelle Heather Drop Necklace ($38)
A custom-for-CAUSEBOX take on the classic Y silhouette – this gorgeous lariat can be dressed up or down. For every product sold Nashelle donates 10 meals to those in need.
Here we have a gorgeous necklace. Jewelry is something else I love to see in lifestyle subscription boxes as I rarely go out and purchase new pieces for myself. This one was available in gold or silver (annual subscribers got to choose) and I went with the gold option because I prefer gold to silver. It will be a nice addition to my jewelry collection. It’s a versatile piece that can be worn with casual outfits or dressy outfits.
Here’s a peek at both options.
Underwood Letterpress Felt Letter Board ($30)
A fun letter board for Fall from San Francisco-based letterpress stationery shop Underwood Letterpress. We can’t wait to see what kind of creative uses you find for yours.
This next item received some mixed reviews but I personally LOVE it! I don’t currently have a felt letter board and I have been meaning to pick one up. I love that this one is grey with white letters as it fits my home decor perfectly. Annual subscribers got to choose between this item and the next one……(CAUSEBOX kindly sent me both).
Glass Ladder & Co Terrazzo Travel Wallet ($108)
An executive collaboration with Australian artists Kristine Lubinsky, this terrazzo-inspired travel wallet is the perfect gathering place for all of your traveling essentials. Designed to fit most every smartphone in its central side pocket as well as your driver’s license and credit card. There is a place to keep cash, and two other pockets for receipts, notes, extra cards, headphones, chapstick, or other small flat essentials.
This is such a cute travel wallet and it complements the duffle bag nicely. It can be used for travel accessories such as your passport, tickets, reservations, etc….. or it can be used for everyday essentials such as your phone, cards, money, etc….
We also received a custom print which is something we receive each season. It’s a lovely addition to the box and an excuse to switch up one of the framed photos in my office.
CAUSEBOX Review Fall 2019 – Final Thoughts
The FALL 2019 CAUSEBOX was a hit with this gal. I am in love with every single item and am tempted to say it is my favourite lifestyle box of the season. I’ve come to appreciate CAUSEBOX for the amazing price point and the beautiful items we receive each season. The FALL box provided me with a gorgeous travel bag (hospital bag), a travel wallet to match, a new necklace for my collection, an amazing skincare item, a candle and a letter board (since I receive both options). I will get a lot of use out of every single item and am excited for them all. This just might be my favourite CAUSEBOX to date.
A seasonal delivery of 6-8 hand-curated products for women. Every product has a story and makes the world better.