Warm up to the Zoe Report Box of Style Winter 2015!

Zoe Report Box of Style Winter 2015 Box

Purchased by me

Winter is finally here, even though the temperatures don’t quite reflect it, not yet anyway. Regardless, now is still the ideal time to cozy up to another review of the Zoe Report Box of Style, $100. In this installment, I’ll be sharing my thoughts on the Winter 2015 box, which has a retail value of approximately, $412.

In addition to being the fourth box in the subscription service, it also marks the completion of the first year for the Box of Style. After receiving three of the four boxes, I can’t wait to see what the editors and Rachel Zoe have planned for 2016. I’ve been thoroughly impressed by how well thought out and curated all of the boxes have been.

Zoe Report Box of Style Winter Card
Let it Zoe sticker

As with previous boxes, each item included in the subscription is neatly wrapped in black tissue paper inside in a large black box, embossed with “Box of Style The Zoe Report.” This time the sticker seal inside the box featured a cute little winter reference, “Let it Zoe,” which I thought added a bit of whimsy. The box also comes with a handy little booklet, which details why each item was chosen, provides styling and usage tips, and includes a discount code for future purchases.

Hero Item: Alexis Bittar Gold Tone Swarovski Chrystal Adjustable Ring- $198

Alexis Bittar Cocktail RingAlexis Bittar Ring

As a long time friend and fan of Alexis Bittar, I couldn’t be more excited that he created this ring exclusively for us. It’s timeless & elegant, dramatic but not too over-the-top.” RZ

The moment I saw the sneak peek of this piece, I couldn’t wait for the winter box to ship. I have a slight obsession with cocktail rings, the bigger the better. As Rachel Zoe would say, “this ring is everything.” It is absolutely stunning, and not like anything I have in my collection. It adds sparkle to almost any outfit, which I adore. Plus, it’s adjustable, which means you can wear it on any finger.

The Stationary: Our Heiday Notecard Set – $20

Our Heiday Notecards

Follow up a glamorous season of gift giving with an equally glamorous and thoughtful thank-you card. I think these are a chic go-to all year round.” RZ

You can never underestimate the importance of beautiful notecards, even in the days of emails. I find a nice handwritten card is so much more personal than an email or text. These cards definitely come in handy after the holidays, when you want to thank family or friends for that special gift. I’m so glad Zoe included this set in the box. I especially love the sparkly gold envelopes; they’ll stand out among bill and junk mail.

The Refresh: Honest Beauty Makeup Remover Wipes – $10

The Pout: Honest Beauty Truly Kissable Lip Crayon in Mulberry Kiss – $18

Honest Beauty Makeup Wipes and Lip Crayon

This gorgeous lip crayons can be worn as a light stain during the day and layered more heavily at night. Plus, it’s from Honest so you can feel good about wearing it.” RZ

When I first heard about the new makeup line from The Honest Company, I was intrigued. I’ve been trying to use more products that are good for my skin, and to become more aware of what is in the skincare and makeup I buy. I was so curious to see how the makeup wipes would perform, and I was pleasantly surprised. Not only do they do a great job of removing makeup, but they also feel refreshing on the skin and don’t have an overpowering scent.

Of the two products, the lip crayon is my favorite. The color is beautiful and perfect for this time of year. But most of all, the texture feels incredible on my lips. It glides on like a dream and is very hydrating and nourishing, another must have for the dry season.

The Head – Turner: LELET NY Swarovski Crystal Hair Pin – $98

Lelet NY Hair Pin

I believe in accessorizing everything so why stop with your hair? This pin is simple enough that anybody can wear it and it will never overpower the other jewelry you have on.” RZ

Though I’m not sure if I will ever use this hair pin, I must admit it is gorgeous. As Rachel Zoe stated in her description, it is simple yet chic. The styling suggestions on the box card recommend using it to add a bit of bling to your look, by fastening it to your hair just above one ear, or as a sparkly accessory to an updo. The half moon shape is so unique I may have to try it out in my own hair.

The Hair Repair: MarulaOil Rare Oil Intensive Masque & complimentary Rare Oil Treatment Set – $45

MarulaOil Rare Oil Mask and Treatment

You have to take care of your hair, especially as it gets colder. A moisturizing masque will help keep your hair shiny and healthy all winter long.” RZ

I’ve seen Marula Oil products before, but have never tried them out. I have very oily prone hair, so I decided to pass the masque on to my sister, who has dry hair. I figured she could get more use out of the masque than I. However, I did keep the Rare Oil Treatment. I don’t know what magical power is in this treatment, but my skin has never felt so smooth and soft. I will definitely be purchasing a full size bottle of this lightweight oil in the near future.

The Finishing Touch: Ciate London Nail Polish – $15

Ciate Ivory Queen

Nails are just an extension of your mood and one more way to accessorize any ensemble. For this holiday season, start with your nails to add a little spark to your look.” RZ

I’m a huge fan of Ciate nail polish, from the design of the bottle to the staying power of the polish itself. There were three options sent out to subscribers, and I received Ivory Queen, which is very pale peach with microglitter. While it is a pretty color, it doesn’t really have a winter feel to it. I was really hoping to receive the sparkly silver pictured in the box card. Oh well, guess I will save Ivory Queen for spring.

The Styling Tool: Foot Petals Custom Tip Toes- $8

Foot Petals Tip Toes

Whether you’re running from your desk to dinner or out dancing all night long, Foot Petals Tip Toes bring comfort to your high heels.” RZ

As with every box, Zoe always includes a unique lifestyle or styling tool. Though I’ve seen some comments from subscribers saying they aren’t excited by these tools, I have yet to be disappointed. I’m so glad to have Foot Petals. I’m always on the hunt for something to help my wearing heels be not so painful for my flat feet, and from the feel of these, I think I may have found the solution. We all could use some cushion.

Bottom line: $100, for a subscription box isn’t cheap, although it is quarterly, but the value more than makes up for it. The Winter Box included over $400 worth of products. I really like the diversity of the products included, from jewelry to makeup, and how each time I’m introduced to new designers and brands. I can’t wait to see what the Spring 2016 box will contain, especially since the hero item will be The Shaffer LA leather Gretta bag, with a retail value of $150. The winter box is sold out, but spring sign-up is now open.

What is your favorite item in the Winter Box? What are your must have winter items?

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Comments

  1. Wow, look at all that good stuff. You must have been so excited.

  2. Travel Blogger says

    Love that ring! And I use the foot petals all the time. They are great!

  3. Those rings are stunning. I love how they are stacked as layering is key this season great products here!

  4. Ooh, that ring is so glamorous!

  5. Wow! The box is definitely amazing, I love all the contents which she perfectly described as well. Good job, Rachel Zoe!

  6. Melissa Bernardo says

    This box looks awesome! I am so in love with that gold ring! Great post 🙂

  7. Wow, your ring looks so gorgeous and stunning.

  8. Debra Hawkins says

    Wow! That ring is just amazing! I am absolutely in love with it.

  9. I didnt rralize that Rachel had a box. I love the ring and the hair mask. I will have to check it out.

  10. The price is a tad high, but boy howdy, did you get your money’s worth. That ring alone! I love it. I would actually use most everything in this box!

  11. I’m very impressed with this box and I wasn’t necessarily with your last box. The ring is beautiful and my favorite item that you got. I think the hair pin is beautiful but I’m not sure how it would look in my hair but I know I’d love getting that too.

  12. Eileen Murphy Kelly says

    I am just learning about the box deliveries and I love the idea and the goodies you get were great

  13. FabZilla_Kath says

    I like that ring a lot! I’m into statement rings!

  14. Eileen Mendoza Loya says

    That ring is beautiful! Oh my goodness, I would love to have that too. I will give this subscription box a serious consideration. Love all those things they send!

  15. This box is definitely outside my budget, but I think it would be worth the money if I could swing it. Love the hair pin, and I’d like to look into the Honest Company’s makeup line.

  16. That ring is gorgeous!

  17. What a fun box! Going to have to add this to my list to try!

  18. tiarastantrums says

    That is a great value, especially IF you use the products they send. $100 a quarter is like a Starbucks coffee a week! Totally doable!

  19. TinaBowling says

    I’ve been contemplating this sub box for a little while now. Love all that you received!

  20. I love that ring, it’s just gorgeous. Great find, thanks for sharing.

  21. jillconyers says

    I rarely have much luck with sub boxes but this one looks great!

  22. The ring is so pretty!

  23. Ourfamilyworld says

    This box looks amazing. Everything looks great. I especially like the ring.

  24. The box looks so nice! I’ve been wanting to check out Honest Beauty. Love the ring!

  25. This box is incredible! I would love each piece in the box.

  26. Laura Londergan says

    oh I am loving this box with all of these great products! AND that ring – gorgeous!

  27. mail4rosey says

    That is a pretty ring. I like that it’s big without being gaudy.

  28. orana velarde says

    what a great box! i love the hairclip. thats my favorite

  29. Christine Cox says

    This is a bit pricey for me, but that ring is gorgeous!! Glad that you scored some fab finds! And I LOVE Ms. Zoe 😉

  30. Love Honest Beauty! And that ring is so pretty! I hadn’t heard of this box before.

  31. Geanine Cilenti says

    I love all of Alexis Bittar pieces, so beautiful!

  32. I have and LOVE that Marula oil mask.

  33. I’m dying to get one of these boxes! I love RZ!

  34. What a cool box!

  35. Oh! I know someone who would totally love this box. My mom! She’s such a huge makeup fanatic. Gonna have to check it out.

  36. That nail polish with the ribbon accent is so pretty. I also think the hair pin and adjustable ring are pretty too…I love sparkly things.