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Cost: Basic Box: $19.95/month. Graphic-Tee Box $29.95/month
Ships To: US (excluding Puerto Rico & Hawaii).
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iBbeautiful, who sent me this box to review, offers an innovative way for tween + teen girls to explore, sample and fall in love with inspiring beauty, accessory and lifestyle products – in the comfort of their own homes – through a monthly box subscription service. Each iBbeautiful box contains 3-5 items and aims to inspire girls to be their best with their natural beauty.
iBbeautiful ships via USPS Priority Mail. Orders placed before the 15th of the month will receive a box for that month. Orders placed after the 15th will be shipped the following month.
I am not a tween, but I can easily think back and remember how much I would have loved something like this when I was younger.
The September 2014 iBbeautiful theme was “New Beginnings” (which is a reference to back to school and having a clean slate at the beginning of the school year) and included the following items:
~Snifty Pencil ($3): I guess these are brand new – not yet available in stores? I love it and I think it will quickly become L’s favorite homework pencil. I know it would have been mine when I was his age (or older).
~Dotty Duck Lip Balm ($5): Adorable! I love that they don’t include a bunch of makeup in their boxes, but do include cute little lip glosses like this. Very age appropriate.
~Beauty Junky Strawberry Gel Mask ($3): Another very age appropriate skincare item for young girls. I am going to pass this on to a friend’s daughter.
~Lace Up Socks ($8): I wish these were big enough for my feet! Ha. I love fun & crazy socks and love that this seems to be a trend right now.
~Multi-Strand Leather Bracelet ($14): I can’t find this exact bracelet online (at least not in a timely manner), but it’s awesome. This works for any age. I think it’s something you could “borrow” from your tween and wear out on the town.
~Tee Shirt ($22): iBbeautiful tees always have very positive messages for girls on them which are a ton better than a lot of the shirts I see girls wearing these days. Just a reminder that if you are ordering the t-shirt box (which is the one I get to review), the sizing is juniors so everything is going to run smaller.
All totaled I came up with a value of $55 for the September 2014 iBbeautiful box. As usual that is nearly double the cost of the box (which is $29.95) and I think this is a great box for tweens. I love the idea of a box like this as a birthday gift so she’s got something to open from you every month instead of just one gift.