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Cost: $49.95/month (Full Size). $24.95/month (Escape Mini)
Ships To: United States and its territories.
I know I just got back from vacation, but that doesn’t mean I wasn’t excited to see my vacation in a box when it arrived today! Yep, my July 2014 Escape Monthly box is here!
If you aren’t familiar with them, Escape Monthly, which is $49.95/month is a monthly vacation in a box. Each month you will discover products from a different location. Products consist off local and destination-inspired foods, relaxation and beauty essentials, and the highest quality products that bring the life of the destination right to you. They have also recently launched an “Escape Mini” ($24.95/month) and contains 4 to 5 luxury, locally-made products and a travel brochure.
Escape Monthly ships via USPS Priority Mail, which I love, and generally takes only two days to arrive.
I know I should be looking at the products in the first look, but my eyes are always drawn to the chevron. Typical right?
The July 2014 Escape Monthly destination was “India” and included the following unique scents and tastes to take you on a refreshing trip into the unknown:
~Moon Travel Guide – Taj Mahal ($9.48): I am amassing quite the collection of Moon Travel Guides. I think the ones in the states will probably come in less handy than the overseas ones since I could easy hop on the internet on my phone here and find out whatever. But if I were in India I am guessing it wouldn’t be that easy.
~Maya Kaimal Kashmiri Curry ($6): I do like Indian food so I am hoping that B can come up with something amazing for this.
~Banyan Botanicals Healthy Hair Oil ($8.65) & Cedar Eucalyptus Trial Sized Soap ($1): I am super excited about the hair oil! I tend to compare all hair oils to moroccan oil so we’ll see how this one stacks up. The soap smells very good and will work nicely for B to take to the gym.
~Pure Indian Foods Grass Fed Organic Ghee ($2.95): This is described as a healthy alternative to butter. I am not totally sure if I should just go wild and use this in my next batch of cookies instead of butter or what. I may need to do some more research!
~Saffron Road Korma Simmer Sauce ($3.99): The information card actually lists a different sauce, but I am sure we (he) can figure out something fabulous for this one.
~Masala Pop Chai Masala Popcorn ($5.49): I did not think this was going to be good, but much to my surprise it is! It’s not something you need / want a ton of though, so this is a good size.
~Amber & Musk Amber Perfume Oil ($9): This is another one I wasn’t expecting to like. It’s lighter than I thought it would be and I like the idea on the card of getting the authentic experience by putting it on and then just giving yourself the time and space to not think about anything.
~Bonus: Indian Bindi ($2): I don’t know where I will wear this, but I think it’s so cool. The information card says that binds have become less spiritual and more decorative these days, but I still don’t think I would be okay wearing it anywhere!
All totaled I came up with a value of $48.65. I paid about $40 (I get the 20% off lifetime discount) so I got my money’s worth, but I wasn’t wowed by it.
What do you think of Escape Monthly this month? If you are interested in subscribing or just want to learn more, click here. You can use the code “MYSCAPE” to score 20% off, not only your first box, but all your other boxes for the life of your subscription. That gets you a discount of $10/month on the regular box which is awesome (it doesn’t look like the code works on the Escape Mini)! The August 2014 Escape Monthly destination is “PARIS”, which I am thrilled about!. I was thinking of switching to the Mini for August, but now that I know it’s Paris, there is no way that is happening!