How time flies! I can’t believe I’m already on my FOURTH PInup in a Pack subscription box…it seems like just yesterday that I was first hearing about it. If you’ve kept up with my previous reviews (click here for April, May, and June), you know that I’ve liked this box more and more with each month. You may also remember that last month I gave a little nudge to the folks at Pinup in Pack to let them know an extra awesome box in my birth month would be appreciated. Well…they were nudged!
Another month, another Pinup in a Pack unboxing! This is definitely becoming one of my favorite mail days of the month…what could it be? I mentioned in last month’s unboxing post how much I enjoyed the curated feel of the box – did my wish for another themed box come true? Find out after the jump!
Last month, I tried out a new subscription box just for pinup gals – Pinup in a Pack! The down & dirty details: $19.99 (shipped in the US) gets you a selection of 3-4 retro-inspired accessories delivered to your door each month. I’m notoriously picky about subscription services because, well…I’m just super picky in general. But I liked my April box and decided to stick around for another month. What showed up in the May box? Will I be keeping my subscription for another month? There’s only one way to find out…
As though the universe is reading my blog (what up, universe), right after I mentioned in my Dia & Co review that I’d be interested in checking out a pinup/vintage-themed subscription box…one popped up! Pinup in a Pack is a monthly accessory subscription box for pinup girls. For $19.99 each month (shipping included in the lower 48), you will receive a box of 3-4 pinup/vintage-inspired accessories worth up to $50 delivered right to your door. I definitely give a critical eye to subscriptions and curated boxes of all kinds; I’m ex-Ipsy, ex-Gwynnie Bee, ex-Dia & Co…it takes a lot for a box to convince me that I’m better off subscribing than putting that money toward things I know I want. So how does Pinup in a Pack stack up? Find out after the jump.
When I first started to get interested in pinup style, I had no idea where to begin. All the perfectly put together ladies I saw online were intimidating…it seemed like I had no choice but to go from zero to Bettie Page in a single bound. And that definitely wasn’t going to happen!
But looking back now (seven years and a lot of learning later), I know how easy it can be to start making small changes one by one. Not only is this a good way to dip your toes in the pool and feel cute instead of like you’re in costume, but it’s also the most budget friendly way to get into pinup style! (Click here for more ideas for pinup style on a budget!)
Here are 5 easy ways to take pinup style for a test run. Continue reading
Am I the only one who thinks of Seven whenever someone talks about unboxing/just boxes in general? …probably.
ANYWAY, the topic of this post is far less gruesome: it’s my winter Belle’s Beauty Box! You might remember I reviewed a monthly Beauty Box from Belle Blossoms earlier this year; I missed the autumn box after the switch from monthly to seasonal, but I definitely knew I wanted some new hair accessories for the winter season. At $35, this box is such an amazing value, and I love being surprised with pieces I might not have picked out for myself.
New pretties! These boxes are so cute, with all the accessories inside wrapped up like a present. This would make a great gift for the pinup in your life…even if, y’know, that pinup is yourself.
I really appreciate the variety of pieces that are included in each box; I originally assumed those poinsettias were just sweet mini hair flowers, but they’re actually SHOE CLIPS! How rad is that? I’m so excited to holidazzle up some of my heels this December with cute little poinsettia clips.
The other major standout to me in this box is that stunning peacock comb. I may have gasped a little bit when I saw it. It’ll be such a wonderful topper to an outfit, especially for a really glitzy Christmas or New Year’s Eve party. Hopefully I’ll get invited to one of those and have the option 😉
The jeweled peony and lovely gardenia are both classic hair flowers that will work well throughout the year but definitely have a nice winter vibe. I’m also definitely feeling pink this holiday season, so I’m excited to get those cute pink vintage button earrings! The only slight disappointment is that I did get the exact same hair scarf in a different box, but so it goes.
The winter box looks like it’s still available at the time of writing – if you’re looking to stock up and expand your hair accessory collection or want a nice, affordable gift for a special lady you know, definitely check it out!