Ever heard of the CurlBox? It’s a subscription where you get a box every month that contains hair products either full sized or sample sized. The products are a surprise and are different every month giving you the opportunity to explore and try a variety of products.
Imagine my joy when I found out that we have our own version of this American wonder and ours is called the BoonBox! The BoonBox is put together by a Nigerian online beauty store called The Beauty Boon.
Somehow I never got around to ordering one until I read a review about it on She Is Out Of Control.
HOW IT WORKS
Just like I explained with the CurlBox, the BoonBox is literally a box that contains hair, skin and beauty products. The products are different every time and can be either sample sized or full sized.
You fill a form about your likes and dislikes, preferred brands and products etc. This helps the team putting the boxes together know what to put in yours. E.g if you say your hair is natural on the form, they won’t go and send you Profectiv relaxer in your BoonBox.
There are two subscription options: monthly and quarterly.
I chose to go with the monthly/one-time subscription so I ordered and prepaid for my BoonBox on the 17th of December. I chose to prepay instead opting for cash on delivery just incase I wasn’t home when it was delivered. Guess when I received it guys. 18th of February!!!
2 months later!
Sometime in January, a month or so after I ordered it(in fact I don forget sey I order something by then), someone from The Beauty Boon called me to confirm that I had ordered one, had prepaid and was yet to receive it; she also informed me that I would be receiving it soon.
By February 4th I had still not seen the shadow of the BoonBox so I sent an email to them about it and they replied saying it would come that Friday(February 6th).
Alas, it came February 18th.
I was pleased with the BoonBox (even though I grew old and wrinkled waiting for its arrival). I got 5 items in mine:
1. EOS lip balm in blueberry açaí (Been wanting to get one so I was happy about this)
2. Clearasil daily clear daily facial scrub (Been wanting to try the Clearasil moisturizer so let’s see how this one works. Hopefully it won’t be too drying/harsh seeing as it’s for acne and acne is currently not a problem for me)
3. Mac lipglass in famously fab (Even though I think I mentioned on my form that I don’t like lipgloss but then I could be wrong. It’s a nice pinkish lavender shade)
4. Shea Moisture curl enhancing smoothie (I already had this. Nooooo!)
5. A scented candle (The scent is called garden party and it smells divine even unlit)
A handwritten apology note (I wish! I was half expecting one but I got a hot ela as they didn’t send any)
I love the idea of being surprised with different products and I love the idea of stepping out of my comfort zone and my staple product bubble and trying new things. I love the idea of the BoonBox. It’s a winner if only it could be smoothly executed. I was really mellow about the delay in the delivery timeline even though it was pretty unacceptable but not every one will be. So what if it were the quarterly subscription? Would you be getting each one 2 months late?
WOULD I REPURCHASE?
Maybe. If and only if I am assured that it will arrive on time.
Where to purchase– The Beauty Boon
Price– N5,000 monthly or N19,000 quarterly
Would you be willing to try the BoonBox? Ever tried it or ever tried something similar? Share please.
P.s anyone know any good WordPress blogging apps for iOS? I keep losing my posts because the official WordPress app keeps crashing on me 😥
By the way have you noticed?!?!
The blog is now a “dot com”!!! *confetti*
It is now http://www.nigerianandnatural.com
But don’t worry if you forget and type http://www.nigerianandnatural.wordpress.com (this one is so long to type though; I can say that now 😀 ) because it will automatically redirect you to the dot com website.
Also, the email address is now email@example.com but don’t worry if you send it to the old one (firstname.lastname@example.org) because I will still get it.
We are moving on up! *shakes bottom*
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16 thoughts on “Review: The BoonBox”
U know every time I see a new post from you (or TheKinkandI) my soul does a little jiggle 🙂
As for the BoonBox, smh for the delays and ermmm… 5k sha. Not bad but I’ve always preferred free surprises. Hehe.
Aww! Thank you; that’s so sweet of you 😀
And yes, my soul does a little jiggle when I see a new post on The Kink and I!
I prefer free surprises too jare
Congrats on the .com! Seems like a good idea, minus the delay. Like getting a surprise gift each month (only you pay for it 😓)
Thank you! 😀
Exactly, I love the idea minus the delay
Yaay! Congratulations on the new domain name hun.
I like the idea of the BoonBox really, only the delay part will infuriate me.
Do you select the products you want specifically or you get surprised? I’d like to try it out.
Thank you dear!! 😀
It really is a good idea.
You fill a form prior to ordering that helps them know the kind of products you like/need in general.
However, you don’t select the products you want specifically; you get surprised.
Okay hun, thanks.
Didn’t notice the ‘new domain thingy’ until you mentioned it…nice one dear! double thumbs up!
As for the boon thingy? naah, not me…i don’t like being delayed especially after payments have been made. i cancelled an order i made on konga just for dat reason: delay!….besides, i like free stuffs jare!…lol
I know right?
Free is the best, lol
I think its a really genius idea!!
I might be trying it out soon although I hardly need beauty products.
It really is a genius idea
Would love to read your review if you try it out
I just paid for my boonbox subscription but I don’t want to make the mistake of waiting for delivery so I opted to pick up the box at their surulere store…keeping my fingers crossed..
Lmao! The fear of a 2-month delivery delay is the beginning of wisdom.
Didn’t know they had a pickup option; will definitely try that next time.
Looking forward to reading about it on your blog
Mehn, Congrats on moving to a dot com, that’s one thing I need to get done this month and a change in layout too, God help me!
Thank you 😀
You definitely should. Since you’ve already purchased the domains, it’s easier.
I didn’t even change my layout because I’m lazy, LOL.
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