Update- I got a 2nd box-- the Aura Protection and LOVED everything in it (except the card wallet). It made me so happy and I'm still using all the products a month later. I gave the wallet to a friend who loved it. I was thinking of getting an ongoing subscription, but then the January box items didn't speak to me or I already have, so was looking forward to the Feb, but that's not speaking to me either. It seems like you either love it or hate it, so I think I'll just wait til they reveal their spoilers each month to decide whether to get a box or not. I will say that there is a LOT of value in each box and it's fun to discover new practices, small businesses and products. The key for me is to not read how much they say each item is worth, b/c i definitely would not pay what they say the things are worth....but that said you definitely get more than $33 worth (and that's including shipping) This might be my favorite box I've tried so far....it's bringing fresh energy into my life and just makes me happy.
I wasn't "over the moon for this box at 1st, but it's growing on me. The Ruby Moon tea was delicious, but 1 oz is a very little amt for what it's valued ($11). I'm loving the hammered metal moon...
Love this box! It has such good energy and caring attention to detail. I love that many of the items are made by the owner, esp. the beautiful and magical art prints. Lot's of unique and super high quality items. Personally I'm not as into the body care items, but the one drawback I would say is that many of the products, such as the Colure and Kevin Murphy hair care and soap rocks from the same company seem to be in heavy rotation and I think most people who subscribe, including me would prefer to discover new products, and different small businesses. My suggestion in order to keep a loyal customer base would be to mix it up more--find more new sources/suppliers and not use the same supplier/small business more than 2x a year in the same level of box. I needed support from customer service a few times and Kat was always very responsive.
I ordered a 3 month Luna Lux subscription and had also gotten 1 of the lowest tier boxes. I got it as a holiday splurge for myself but didn't intend to renew due to my budget constraints, but I'd definitely consider buying a box here and there again for a holiday or if my finances change.
This was my 1st Awakening in a Box subscription....I've order 3 different subscriptions so far and still trying to decide which is best for me. I love the theme of this box and had never heard of Stromatolite and never seen petrified wood in person so I was very excited about those. The Fossil was the 1st piece I opened and in the bubble wrap bag, I thought it was like an African Mask of some sort....it still reminds me of a mask, so that fits perfectly into the the Ancient Wisdom theme. This theme resonated with me
I got 30% off deal being new to Cratejoy so that made this worth it (I ordered the crystal pouch), but $5 shipping every month would bring this up to $20 and I don't feel like I'd pay $20...however, full disclaimer, I am a true bargain hunter, and almost never order things with extra shipping.
The stromatolite captured my heart right out of the bag and I actually gave him a hug! He feels like an ancestor! See his adorable face? I love him!
The piece I was least excited about was the labradorite b/c A) i already have many pieces, and B) this one has no flashing and is just dull grey and C) is small for a tumble and kind of semi-polished. It wouldn't have been a piece I would have chosen out of a bowlful of them, but I'm guessing that's probably the luck...