At the moment there are so many new subscription boxes on the market – and most of them revolve around beauty and beauty products – that it is hard to decide for any of them. Here is another subscription box called Barbara Box I want to introduce to you and here we have a slightly different approach, which I really appreciate and am excited to share:
I talked about the launch of this box earlier on my Instagram and although I was not able to attend the launching event I was sent a box to show you. I’m super happy and thankful for this opportunity :)
The Barbara Box ambassador is also the donor of the name, a German celebrity called Barbara Schöneberger. The box is not only advertised by her but also she selects the products. The topic of the boxes revolve around “Girls Night” with your best friend(s) and contain food, drinks, beauty, decoration, games…so as you see the Barbara Box seems to be very versatile.
The box is not a monthly box but is released every three months and comes together with a print of the Barbara magazine, also a magazine curated by Barbara Schöneberger and addressing women in their 30s...but enough of the talk, let’s see what is inside the first Barbara Box:
Inside a light pink box there are 10 different products of all kinds, but the first product popping into my eyes is the Missha sheet mask! I love Missha, I love kbeauty and I love that I finally receive a German subscription containing a sheet mask :D In my box I found the Missha Pure Source Cell Sheet Mask containing Lotus Flower. Although I’ve tried like hundreds of sheet masks literally I didn’t try this mask yet, which makes me even more happy! A pity it only comes with one instead of two masks. It would be fund to share a second mask with your BFF. The Missha Mask is listed with a price of 1.75 € in the product description card included.
The second product in my hands was a postcard set by Typealive. These are really beautifully designed and I love the minimalistic black and white here. This set of 4 postcards retails for 8 €.
The Barbara Box was really heavy when I received it and looking at the content the reason for this were the drinks included:
First of all there were two cans of Tranquini, a natural drink for relaxing and compensating stress. I never heard of that drink and I’m even more curious to try it now :D There is one with the flavor Green Tea Mix and one with Berry Mix. This drink retails for 1.39 € per can. The second heavy product was a small bottle of sparkling wine with elder flower from the brand Jive. It retails for 1.19€.
Another drink, but yet not ready to drink, was also included in form of a small tin of Kusmi Tea. It’s a green tea blend with strawberries and it smells soooo delicious. I love green tea and I love strawberries! This seems to be my new favorite tea. The small tin of Kusmi Tea retails for 5 €.
What I like especially about the Barbara Box is its versatility. It does not only contain the usual products, but it also included a party game in this box. I love board games and we are having board game evenings with our friends here quite often. I’m not exactly in favor of party gaming though, but I can imagine that some people love these kinds of games and would be happy about it. The game you’ll find here is called Privacy by the game company Amigo. It retails for 11€.
There is no girls night without some snacks. So this box surprises with the Bahlsen Cookie Chips Chocolate Chips. They taste deliciously like chocolate cookies, but are thin and crispy. I could not keep these untouched for long :D The Cookie Chips retail for 1.69€.
The first Barbara Box also came with a notebook. Since Bullet Journaling seems to be very trendy at the moment I can imagine that this is really useful for many. I would have loved a cute design on the front instead of simply the brand. But I like that the pages are clear with dots instead of lines or caskets. It retails for 6.50€.
And what else is important on a girls night? Nail polish of course. I love the red shade of the Faby Nail Lacquer that was in my box. The perfect color for me. There was one of two colors included in the box, either Red Carpet or Simply Perfect. My nail polish here is in shade “Simply Perfect”. Faby is an Italian brand and their nail polishes are vegan, 5-free (without Formaldehyd, Toluol, Campher, Dibutylphthalat and Formaldehyd resins), and are supposed to be long lasting. they retail for 15 €.
The last item, and also my favorite one of the non-beauty items is this light scarf from Codello. There were different colors available and my box came with a light cream colored scarf, the perfect color for spring and summer and I love it so much. Codello is known for their scarfs and bags and they also have a cute Disney Collection at the moment. The scarf retails for 29.95€ and is a blend of viscose and polyester.
So, this is it! The content of the first Barbara Box was really enjoyable and I love the versatility here. I like the idea of having a box that can be enjoyed on a girls night. Also, the fact that this box is released not every month but every three months makes it more appalling, in my opinion. The box retails for 29.95 €, but there are also options for a yearly or half year order with 4 or 2 boxes, respectively. Considering the prize of the included products in the first box here it made up for that prize definitely. I hope that the future boxes will be as beautifully curated as this one. What do you think?
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Just as a short reminder: All products mentioned and reviewed on this blog are of my personal opinions. This product here was sent to me for reviewing purpose by https://www.barbara-box.de which doesn’t influence me in providing my honest opinion on the products.