Sunday, October 21, 2012

KLUTCHclub Review

I was contacted a few weeks ago about reviewing a box from a company called, KLUTCHclub, and I decided to try it.  I actually should have gotten this review up a little while ago but with all of the running, volunteering and spectating (more on that tomorrow) that we have been doing this is the best that I could do.

Shari from KLUTCHclub contacted me about trying and reviewing the box for September, which was a "spa month" themed box.  One of the cool things about KLUTCHclub is that every month is a different themed box!

My box!

My box arrived right before the Wineglass Marathon and the contents of the box were:

Anatomy Naturals Dead Sea Mud Mask
EBOOST Natural Energy Booster Mix
Lauren Brooke Cosmetiques Lip Gloss in Winterberry
Natural Vitality’s Natural Calm Magnesium Powder
Taylors of Harrogate Tea
Dream Water Sleep Aid and Natural Relaxer
Soothing Music CD from Sequoia Records
iTrain Mobile Workouts $50 gift card
Zeel.com $50 gift card
EcoTrek Fitness Whole Food Bar
Cremo Company Women’s Shave Cream
Zenify


All of these items normally cost over $100 but with a subscription to KLUTCHclub it could all be yours at $16 to $18 (depending on the type of subscription you sign up for)!

What I Liked:

I really enjoyed the EBOOST Natural Energy Booster Mix (it is similar to Emergen-C).  I used it a few days after the marathon because I could feel myself coming down with something, which is typical after marathons, and it worked like a charm! You just mix it in water and then drink the mixture.  It tasted great and was a little bit more fizzy, in my opinion, than Emergen-C.

I also enjoyed using the Lauren Brooke Cosmetiques lip gloss because I normally just use chapstick.  It was nice to add a little bit of color without it being too overpowering!

The other product that I really liked was the EcoTrek Fitness Whole Food Bar.  It was a chocolate raspberry flavor and even though I don't like chocolate since it was mixed with another flavor I really liked it! I need to find where I can buy some more of these.

What I Didn't Like:

I don't really listen to "soothing" music so the CD was a lost cause with me, however, if you enjoy this kind of stuff and are really into yoga/meditation you might enjoy it!

I also didn't like the two gift cards because I don't have an iPhone (or iPod touch) nor would I use the gift card from Zeel.  The iTrain mobile workouts gift card would be great for those with the capability to use it, however! I did look into the Zeel gift card (it is for health and wellness specialists in your area) and there weren't too many to chose from in Rochester and it appeared that you had to pay extra for most of them.  For those who already use these services, though, this would be a great gift card!

I also didn't try the Dream Water Sleep aid because I don't like to take things like that.  It said, "do not operate heavy machinery" while using it so in my opinion it was like a medicine, which I avoid at all costs.  Just my personal preference, though.

Overall Thoughts:

KLUTCHclub seems like it would be a great gift (they also have KLUTCHclub boxes for men!) but it isn't something that I would want to pay for every month.  I actually already cancelled my subscription, but if someone wanted to buy it for me as a gift I wouldn't complain.  It is just not something that fits within my budget and honestly I would never see myself using everything in the boxes so a lot of things would go to waste.

It is a really cool concept though and I am grateful for the opportunity to try it! (It was nice to be able to pamper myself a little bit). If you would like more information/reviews on KLUTCHclub check out these by Organic Spa Magazine and Vital Juice

Have you ever had a subscription for a monthly box club before?

The cost of the box was waived, however, I did have to pay $8 for shipping.  I was not compensated in any way for this review and all opinions expressed in this post are, as always, my own. 

10 comments:

  1. This post was super helpful! I was thinking of trying out Klutchclub as well. I actually get bulubox already, but was thinking of trying something new. Have you tried bulu??
    Cheers, Tara

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    1. Thanks Tara! I haven't tried BuluBox yet but I have seen it. There is also Kona Kase which I might be more interested in trying since it is for endurance athletes!

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  2. It sounds like a cool service! I've always been intrigued by mailorder monthly services like that...

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  3. Never actually heard of a box club... learned something new today!

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  4. I just got my klutchbox in the mail. I got last months though. I'm excited to check it out. last months had some workouts/healthy eats in it but the one you got I don't think I would've liked that much either!

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  5. great post! thanks for your thoughts on klutchbox!

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  6. VERY interesting! I've never heard of this company. Thank you for sharing your real thoughts about likes/dislikes!

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  7. Thanks for the honest review! I think all these monthly things are great, but kind of like an All-You-Can-Eat Buffet for me...just wouldn't get my money's worth!

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  8. I haven't heard of klutchbox, I think I would rather always have a steady theme, (i.e. running) rather than something new every month. Good review. I have thought of trying Kona and still might.

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  9. Wow this whole box thing is all the rage lately. It does seem like a good gift idea.

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