Thursday, July 10, 2014

Fancy Mystery Box (Medium Women's Box) Review

I've always been interested in trying one of Fancy's boxes but they're just a bit pricier than what I want to spend right now, especially because the items are a little bit more (seemingly) random than with some other subscriptions, like Birchbox.  There's the original Fancy Box, which can contain any type of items for men or women, and there are also curated boxes from people like Tyler Florence and Kelly Rowland.

When I found that Fancy was offering free shipping on Mystery Boxes I figured it was the perfect time to give them a try.  I purchased a Women's Medium Box for $20 and was pretty happy with what I received.   Mystery Boxes are available in three sizes, $10 for small, $20 for medium, and $40 for a large, both are also available in men's or women's boxes.  I don't believe that the larger boxes have more items, I think the value of the individual items just increases with the box's "size."

When I first picked up my box I noticed that it was surprisingly light, and I felt a bit disappointed because I expected it to have a heftier weight.  This disappointment clouded my judgment a bit with the initial unboxing and I felt underwhelmed.  But after I actually considered the items a bit more I decided that this was a pretty good box for a mystery box, and that it had a great value.

  • The Fancy Wayfarers ($30) - Unfortunately I have terrible eyesight so I need to wear my contacts if I want to wear sunglasses other than my prescription pair, and I'm currently out of contacts.  I'm going to make it a point to schedule an eye exam though so I can start wearing cute pairs like these!  I love the wayfarer style and the tortoiseshell coloring is fun, too.
  • Sophie Sparrow Shark Tooth Necklace ($60) - When I saw the little bag in my box I knew it contained jewelry and I was hoping that it was a necklace.  I don't really wear rings and could care less about earrings, so I was very happy to receive this shark tooth necklace.  It's definitely my style and I love it!
  • Bib & Tuck Lip Balm - I have no idea what the retail value of this lip balm is, but I'm guessing anywhere from $3-$5.  It doesn't really matter to me, though, because I have a ton of lip balms already.  Normally I like getting more, but I know nothing about this brand and couldn't find anything about it online, so I'm guessing it's probably not made from natural ingredients.  I've posted it for swap.
  • ncLA Designer Nail Wraps ($16) - I've used these before and I don't like them.  I received a pack from Little Black Bag a while ago and I found that they didn't apply well and looked really cheap.  At first I thought that maybe the pattern on my first pair was an exception, but after looking at these I think that all ncLA nail wraps are printed with the same poor quality.  I've also posted these for swap.
Bottom Line: I liked and will use two out of the four items in my Mystery Box, which had a total value of $106 (not including the lip balm).  I would probably use the lip balm, too, if I didn't already have a ton of them.  Not a bad deal for only $20!  If you're interested in picking up a Mystery Box, you can do so by clicking here.

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  1. love that tooth necklace, so fancy♥

  2. I love the necklace and the design on the nail wraps is really cute! Too bad the printing isn't so good. :(

    1. The necklace is my favorite item for sure. I like the design on the nail wraps too, I wish they were better quality :/


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