Hello friends. Today I have for you my review of my Coco Rocha Fancy Box for the month of December.
This is the first subscription box I’ve subscribed to and I’ve mainly subscribed to it because I admire Coco very much. Her work in front and behind the camera is remarkable. She has made huge headway in the fashion industry not only as a model but as a role model for girls getting into the industry and as a whole.
If you don’t know what Fancy is, it’s essentially like any other subscription box only this one has hand picked items from Coco herself. Things she found in the month that she wants to share with us who subscribe to the service. It can be anything from techy to fashion and anywhere in between. It’s very three dimensional like Coco is, from what little I know of her personally.
As with most boxes, there are cards included with item descriptions of what you’ve received and on the back is a short description written by Coco on why she chose it. Admittedly this box is one of the more expensive I’ve seen, but as you’ll see, I think it pays for itself quite happily. Along side the title of the item, I’ve put the cost as found on the product website.
Senhoa - Sovanna Earrings $85
I was very pleasantly surprised to see such an item in a box like this. These earrings are from Senhoa, who asked Coco if she would design a line of jewelry for their company. The company takes girls out of human trafficking and off the streets of Cambodia, teaching them to make jewelry once they are of age. Giving them an opportunity of a lifetime. The earrings consist of large clear gold gems and smaller gems at the top with long silver and gold chains. Oh my goodness. I was so taken aback by this as I’d followed the images coming out of the photoshoot that went along with these products. They are incredibly simple with so much sparkle. To know that they were made with such a story behind them makes them incredibly special to me.
Rifle Paper Co. - You’re the Bees Knees card $4.50
This card made me smile. I love giving cards to loved ones for occasions like birthdays and holidays so this was absolutely perfect. I’ve loved the illustrations that go into Rifle Paper Co. products for a while and there are a few phone cases I’ve looked at getting. Maybe when I upgrade the one I have! It’s blank inside, which makes it all the more customizable for that special someone.
SuckUK - Emergency Money Box $15
This made me chuckle upon seeing it. There are times when my wallet is so full of change, it won’t close. Sigh. I’m thinking of putting this right at the door when I get in so I can empty out all the smaller coins and save them for an emergency. Or, when there’s enough to put into rolls and cash in!
Quay - Kitty Cat sunglasses $40
First off apologies for the picture of not so great quality of me wearing these shades. They are cat shaped with thick rims and amber lenses that are 100% UV protected. As mentioned on the card, not only do I have sun to worry about but there is glaring snow here on the sunny days of winter that can make walking and driving a blinding task. I do wear glasses full time myself so unfortunately these may not get much use but I do have a couple friends these might make a lovely gift for. One thing I like about these is they are snug fitting. Not so much that they hurt the backs of your ears or bridge of your nose but that they don’t feel like they are going to slide down my nose if I do wear them out. The materials are light so you get the nice big glasses with no worries about it weighing you down, which can add to the nose slippage factor.
All in all I am very pleased with what I received in my very first Fancy Box. The total of the items, without tax and shipping, came out to $144.50. Considering the price of the box and that my first box was bought with a Black Friday deal which made shipping free, the box and the items are a huge steal. The sunglasses were the only thing I “paid” for in the box and everything else came free with them. I’m looking forward to my January box arriving sometime this month and I will do another review then as well of what I received and if I felt it was worth it. I may keep up with this for the year of 2014 depending on finances and the items I receive and if they are all as great as this one. It’s personal preference and I know not everything will be to my taste but that is part of the fun risk of subscribing to something like this. I never know what I’ll get in the box until I open it, or look at spoilers but where is the fun in that? For me, this makes my mail much more fun and isn’t another bill or bank statement to ignore haha!