The Wanderlust Review Spring 2018
The Wanderlust is a quarterly box full of style, travel, beauty and fitness items from unique brands around the world. Each box’s theme is based on an iconic beach destination and has over $250 worth of full-sized products and lifestyle tips for you to discover! They kindly sent us this box for review.
We got to review The Wanderlust box for the first time last Summer, and let me tell you….we were impressed! This box is super fun, it’s packed full, and it is reasonably priced. It is definitely worth checking out…..trust me on this one, you won’t be disappointed.
The Wanderlust is a quarterly subscription. You can sign up for a recurring subscription or you can purchase the annual subscription. It is a discovery box with over $250 worth of beauty, style, travel and fitness essentials every quarter!
Seasonal Subscription = $75 per season
Annual Subscription = $250 per year
Boxes ship for free and you will get 2x Bikini Society points with The Wanderlust purchase!
Spring Theme – Havana
From its white-sand beaches to its dramatic colonial architecture harkening back to the 1500s, Cuba is a feast for the senses — and Havana remains its vibrant heart. Sip coffee (or cocktails) in a hip café, take a walking tour of historic Old Havana, or rent a classic vintage car and drive to the beach to spend your day sipping bottomless mojitos under a beach umbrella with a view of the endless, crystal-clear waters.
Here’s a closer look at the items we received in the Spring box….
Penny + Grace Necklace, Pouch & Pin ($29)
Penny + Grace is a Jewelry Club that will refresh your style, each and every month. For $19.99 they will send you a trio (3) of their hottest, trendiest jewelry picks.
I am a HUGE fan of Penny + Grace. We review their subscription on a regular basis and have never been disappointed. I love that they have partnered up with another subscription box. It’s a great way to get their name out there and it allows us Penny + Grace lovers to receive pieces we might not receive in their subscription box…….love!
Sparkle Skinboost Starter Kit ($8)
Achieving that enviable lit-from-within glow that comes with a smooth, radiant complexion is easier than ever with Sparkle Skin Boost.
Incorporating key nutritional ingredients that have been clinically proven to boost the skin’s collagen levels by up to 60%, Sparkle Skin Boost delivers many benefits to your skin including reducing the appearance of fine lines & wrinkles and improving skin elasticity, as well as improving nail health. **
Taken every day, Sparkle Skin Boost will have your skin looking and feeling healthy within weeks! This starter kit is your first step towards better skin!
Each serve is packed with the goodness of 2,500mg of VERISOL® Collagen Peptides, to boost your skin’s collagen levels, and so reduce wrinkles and improve elasticity **.
Skin Boost is also packed with Vitamin C.
Sorry for the long product description but I wanted to give you as much info as possible on this product because I am super excited about it!!! I recently started taking collagen and am super happy with the results so far. I have heard great things from friends who incorporate collagen into their diet on a regular basis so I had to test it out for myself. Until now, I had never heard of this brand and am looking forward to testing it out. I like that it contains Vitamin C because my skin responds well to that also. Since I just started taking collagen I’m not married to any particular brand so it’s possible that Sparkle will become my go-to.
Aila Cosmetics Nail Polish ($14)
AILA Cosmetics (pronounced eye-luh) was inspired by a desire to provide beautifully curated nail colors without compromising function or nail health. Our system offers luxe colors while addressing common nail issues. Our comprehensive approach to nail care was developed by Board Certified Podiatric Surgeon Dr. Cary Gannon.
It’s always nice to receive a new nail polish. I think it’s the perfect addition to any subscription box. We received Wheatgrass which is an amazing green color. It’s not a shade I typically reach for, but I like testing out fun new colours on my toes.
Deodoc DeoSpray Intimate ($22.50)
Just as sweat glands exist in the armpits, they also exist in the intimate area. That’s why DeoDoc has developed a pH-balanced intimate deodorant that help neutralize odor and leaves a fresh feeling all day. t’s no wonder why we call it a refreshment in a bottle. Suitable for daily use.
Ok, full disclosure….at first I thought this was a regular ol’ deodorant….you know, the kind you apply to your underarms…..but it’s not. This spray is for your “intimate” area. Such a unique product for a subscription box.
LaRitzy Knockout Lip Gloss ($16)
Formulated to give you an effortless high-gloss, editorial look. We took out the shimmer, the stickiness and the glue-like feeling and created the ideal gloss. Unlike other glosses, our gloss is designed for ultimate comfort so we packed each swipe with a mega-dose of unreal hydration. Keep shining.
LaRitzy is a brand I see often in my subscription boxes. Luckily I like their products and have been happy with all I have received. This time we received a gloss in the shade Knockout. I’m pretty sure every subscriber received the same color.
By Lilla Hairband ($15)
Who knew hair ties could be so stylish. I like to have at least one hairband with me at all times so I was immediately drawn to these fashionable ties. I had a quick look on the Lilla website and they have some seriously cute styles. I may need to place an order.
Limited Edition Makeup Pal Day & Night Skincare ($30)
A travel-friendly set of Korean beauty products to transform your skin in a limited edition box. Includes 4-step skincare routines for morning and night so you can have glowing skin around the clock. Start your day with the 4-Step Morning Routine (Brightening Balance Toner, Brightening Lotion, White Tone-Up Cream, and Daily Defense Sunblock), then before bed, use the 4-Step Nighttime Routine (Moist Gel Toner, Miracle Refreshing Serum, Moisturizing Booster, Emulsion, and Deep Moisturizing Night Cream).
This is a really great addition to a travel-themed box. We received 5 sets of each so if you have any 5-day trips planned you are set!
Skinny Co. Shaker Bottle & Shakes ($30)
With twenty-five vitamins and minerals per serving, and a perfect blend of protein, fiber and superfoods, Skinny Shake® weight loss shake is the perfect way to kick start or maintain your nutritional goals. Each of our ingredients yields its own special health and wellness benefit that, when combined, make up the ultimate daily energy booster.
I am always on the hunt for different protein powders to try. This one has some really great ingredients like – chia, pea fibre, flax, quinoa and maca – just to name a few. But it also contains whey protein which is something I try to stay away from so I will gift this to a friend.
Smile Sciences Teeth Whitening Kit ($299)
The Smile Sciences teeth whitening kit provides consumers the opportunity to perform teeth whitening treatments on themselves from the comfort of their own home. The kit includes upper and lower trays that you can custom fit to your mouth, one 5 mL syringe of our FDA registered and dentist approved gel, two vitamin E sticks to clean up any excess gel left on the gums, an LED light to activate the whitening gel for faster results, and a whitening pen that maintains the results achieved giving you an additional 14 day supply. You will see results in as little as 20 minutes that can leave your teeth up to 10 shades whiter. This kit has 20 treatments.
Oh my goodness…..check out the value of this item!!! This whitening kit is worth $299 and the box itself only costs $75. That is pretty awesome if you ask me. It’s always nice to give your teeth a little boost, a white smile looks good on everyone. But, whitening kits can be super expensive….take this one for example. So it’s pretty amazing when we receive one in a subscription box.
Flint Lint Roller ($8)
Flint is an adorable lint roller that will fit in even the tiniest clutch. The This-Is-It, Take-No-More, Be-All, End-All Packing List of Our Dreams – Absolutely Everything You Need To Make Any Trip Great… Flint – It’s so tiny, this refillable, retractable lint remover should always live in your bag.
At first glance I thought my box was missing this item and I was extremely sad……really, really sad. Believe it or not, this is the item I am most excited about. I like to have a lint roller with me at all times; I actually keep one in my car and my fiancé’s truck. This one will be absolutely perfect for me because it’s super cute and compact.
Exclusive Bikini.com Tote Bag ($15)
We also received an exclusive Bikini.com Tote. I am always happy to receive tote bags because I use them often.
The Wanderlust Review Spring 2018 – Final Thoughts
This season’s The Wanderlust box has a retail value of $486.50. Keep in mind that the box itself only costs $75. How amazing is that! Now do you see why I was so impressed with the first box we reviewed?! Mind you, that one had a value of $280 so this one is even better than the last one we received. I can’t get over the fact that we received a $299 Whitening Kit. I feel like The Wanderlust is a hidden gem. Not a lot of people know about it or talk about it…..and let’s be honest…..we should be! This is an amazing box and they send us a ton of awesome products each season.