Subscription Boxes that Ship APO/FPO!

This is a list for those of you who live overseas (APO/FPO) that would like to try a subscription box service… or 3 or 6 😉 lol.

I will also try and include my experience with how quick shipping is for the services I subscribe to.

APO/FPO List:

(Note: The 7 companies that are in bold are the boxes that I currently subscribe to, the others I do not have personal experience with)

Beauty Subscriptions:

1. Ipsy: I subscribed to Ipsy back on March 31st. I JUST received my April bag two days ago. (It is now May 23rd). However, I did email customer service and they sent me a brand new bag for free because of the inconvenience. 🙂

https://www.ipsy.com/new?refer=u3cqd

2. Julip Maven: http://www.julep.com/maven.html

3. Boxy Charm: http://www.boxycharm.com

Note: “In order to ship APO/FPO shipping, you must sign up and then contact customer service to complete the order.”

4. Wantable Makeup: www.wantable.com/invites/U1jNvmVAMXM

5. Lip Monthly: http://www.lipmonthly.com

6. Vegan Cuts (Beauty): http://www.vegancuts.com/beautybox

Note: “Please sign up with a normal US billing address and then email support@vegancuts.com with your APO mailing address right away.”

7. Sample Society: www.beautybar.com/sample-society

Note: “Additional shipping charges may apply, and delivery may take longer”

8. Beauty Fix: www.dermstore.com/profile_BeautyFIX_502784.htm

Style/Accessory Subscriptions:

1. Wantable Accessories/Style Edit/Intimates/Fitness: https://www.wantable.com/invites/U1jNvmVAMXM

2. Stitch Fix: http://www.stitchfix.com/referral/3860456

3. Dailylook Elite: http://fbuy.me/cq4mi

4. Golden Tote: http://www.goldentote.com

Note: “Please contact customer service to receive APO/FPO shipping”

5. Her Fashion Box: http://www.herfashionbox.com

6. Blush Box: http://www.blushbox.com

7. Le Parcel: http://www.leparcel.com

8. Soxiety: http://www.soxiety.com

Food Subscriptions:

1. Something Snacks: www.somethingsnacks.com

2. Love With Food: http://www.lovewithfood.com

3. Vegan Cuts (Snack Box): http://www.vegancuts.com/snackbox

Note: “Please sign up with a normal US billing address and then email support@vegancuts.com with your APO mailing address right away.”

4. Treatsie: http://www.treatsie.com

Pet Subscriptions:

1. Bark Box: http://www.barkbox.com

Wantable Accessories Subscription Box- April 2015

Hello again subscription friends 😉

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This week I received my first Wantable Jewelry/Accessory Box subscription! I don’t know about you but I’m a avid YouTuber. I spend hours binge watching subscription unboxing videos, and when I saw Wantable I knew I had to try it! I own some jewelry, but I don’t have much of a variety and most of my jewelry breaks after one wear. Its frustrating. So having 3 to 5 items of jewelry come to my mailbox each month is an amazing thing!

Heres some info about Wantable & how it works (then keep reading to see what items i got in my first box!):

Wantable has four types of subscription box options.

1. Makeup

2. Accessories (Also includes watches, scarves, sunglasses, etc…)

3. Intimates (sleep wear, socks, leggings, etc…)

4. Fitness

Example of my style quiz preference list.

Example of my style quiz preference list.

The first three boxes; makeup, jewelry, and intimates work the same way. You pay $40 for the first month & $36 each month after. You receive three to five items each month, picked specifically by your personal stylist. When you subscribe you fill out a style profile quiz that helps your stylist pick your items. When your box arrives, you DO NOT pay any additional money (unlike Stitch Fix & some other subscription boxes). You also do not have the option to send back items you did not like. If you want to send an item back, you must send back the whole box.

The fitness subscription works a little differently. You pay $20 for a “styling fee” & you receive 5 fitness items ranging between sports bras, tops, bottoms, jackets, etc… You have 5 days to try everything on & decide what you want to keep or send back. You pay for the items you want to keep & send back what you don’t (for free). (This is just like my Stitch Fix subscription)

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One of my favorite things about the accessories subscription is the velvet bags that the jewelry comes in! These are such great quality and perfect for traveling.

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Anyways, lets get to my reviews of Wantables accessories subscription box for April! I received four items total.

The first item I received were the Angelica Earrings

Retail price: $21.00

Wantable’s price: $11.83

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This was my 2nd favorite item in the box! I LOVE the style. These could be worn during the day or dressed up for an event/date night. I love the white stone in the middle & gold outer setting. So far, so good.


The second item was the Blair Bracelet in Gold

Retail price: $18.00

Wantable’s price: $10.14

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This bracelet is going to be perfect for layering with others. The quality of the metal seems so great. Unfortunately this bracelet is not size adjustable. But it fit me just fine. I will definitely be pairing this with my favorite watch and bangles.

Can you tell that lavender is my favorite color? 😛 lol.

I can’t get enough!


IMG_1351Item #3: Becca Earring in rose gold

Retail price: $11.00

Wantable’s price: $6.20

I wasn’t too excited to get these earrings. They are cute and all, I really do like the horseshoe symbol. But I was hoping to get more “WOW” pieces from this subscription. I could easily buy these from Claire’s or some small jewelry store. But I am definitely going to get some wear out of these.


The last item! Jessa Necklace

Retail price: $21.00

Wantable’s price: $11.83

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This is by far my favorite piece. The stone in the middle of this gold basket style pendant is so gorgeous. It catches so many beautiful colors in the light. The photos really don’t do this necklace justice!

Heres the breakdown of the cost & value of this box.

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I paid $40 and the value of the box was $71.00! What a deal! I am definitely sticking with this subscription. I LOVE Wantable! What do you think? Are you interested? If so, check it out here:

https://www.wantable.com/invites/U1jNvmVAMXM

Stitch Fix #1- March 2015

Welcome to my first blog post & first stitch fix ever!

I am so excited to finally be able to try Stitch Fix. Being overseas I really love the convenience of receiving this subscription service once a month.

You can select how often you’d like to receive your box. Either every 2-3 weeks, once a month, every other month, or every 3 months. It costs $20 for the “styling fee” which you can use toward your purchase when you receive your box. If you decide not to keep anything in your box, you lose that $20 credit. However, if you decide to keep everything in your box, you get the $20 toward your purchase AND 25% off the total! Thats such a plus.

My favorite part of this subscription box is how customized it is. All of the pieces in your box are hand selected by a personal stylist who looks carefully through your “style profile” before putting it together. They also give you the choice to attach your Pinterest fashion board to your account so that they can see more of what you like to wear. Included in the box is a personal note from your stylist explaining why she picked those items for you. I LOVE THAT! It’s like having a pin pal 😀

Anyways…

Here is my full detail review of the items I received in my 1st Fix & what i decided to keep or send back.

1. Kathy Striped Fit & Flare Dress (By: Pixley) $68.00

Kathy Striped Fit & Flare Dress

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When I first saw this dress I though the cut looked super cute. I have always wanted to try the fit and flare short style dresses. However, I don’t like that its striped. I knew right away that this dress was going to make me look wide. I was right. I love the cut of the dress, but those stripes ruin it. This dress also has one of those flimsy cheap zippers that looks like its going to break after a couple wears.

Verdict: SENT BACK

2. Tucker Mixed Print 3/4 Sleeve Blouse (By: Renee C.) $48.00

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When i pulled this out of the box the colors just blew me away. This cobalt blue may actually be my new favorite color. 😉 I also love the paisley pattern, its very spring/summery. The fabric is light weight, delicate, and soft. I can’t find anything wrong with this blouse… But I’m just not sure if i wanted to spend $48.00 on it. What do you think?

Verdict: Undecided. HELP!

3. Marson Wide Leg Jean (By: Dear John) $78.00

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When I filled out my stitch fix questionnaire, I specifically asked my stylist  to send me a pair of bell bottom jeans. Something that would look professional to wear to work, instead of slacks. & she totally delivered! These jeans are so comfortable I could sleep in them 😛 I love the dark wash & how the pockets look sleek and functional. I paired these jeans with the Tucker Mixed Print blouse they sent & some new shoes from Old Navy.

Verdict: KEEP!

4. McCarthy Cutout Detail Blouse (By: Pixley) $48.00

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This top is extremely see-through & its almost impossible to wear anything underneath it. The cut outs are really cute, but this top just fits weird on me. I also paired it with boyfriend jeans & a pair of ballet flats from Old Navy. But, I just can’t see myself wearing it or being comfortable in this top, so…

Verdict: SENT BACK

5. Rainne Multi-Strand Beaded Necklace (By: Zad) $34.00

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When I saw that they sent a necklace that costs $34 (on the boxes customs form) I told my husband “there’s no way I’m spending thirty-four bucks on a beaded necklace.” But I guess I should seriously take that back… lol.

This may be the most gorgeous necklace I’ve seen in a long time. Not only is it gorgeous, its also made extremely well. Its light weight but seems like it won’t break after a few wears. The colors are everything i love; turquoise, gold, cream, and bronze. The multi-strand detail is perfect to dress up tons of outfits.

Verdict: KEEP, DUHH!

What do you guys think of my first Stitch Fix? Should I keep the Cobalt Blue blouse or send it back?! I just can’t decide.

Overall, Im really satisfied with Stitch Fix & think I’m going to keep them coming. Lets see what my stylist picks next!

Heres the stitch fix website if you are wanting to sign up!: https://www.stitchfix.com/referral/3860456

Also, check out my youtube channel for a video of me unboxing my 1st Stitch Fix!!