Thursday, December 21, 2017

Strong Self(ie) Subscription Box - Review and Giveaway

I received products for review.  The opinions within this post are of my own and I was not influenced in any way.  Please do your own research before purchasing products or using services.  Your opinions and results may differ.

Subscription boxes are all the rage right now.  People seem to love the idea of receiving themed boxes in the mail every month.  One such company is Strong Self(ie), geared towards girls aged 8 to 17 years old.  It is a quarterly subscription box for teen girls filled with positive messages, trendy products, and a mission to help parents build strong girls for life.



The company was founded by two moms who have girls themselves, that wanted to inspire this demographic to be strong and positive and to also encourage them to pay it forward. The boxes feature high quality items (for example, one of the items in the December box is a Mermaid Pillow!) that many girls are looking to buy anyway. Now they are packaged in one easy shipment, cost a fraction of what they would pay for each item individually and mailed to their home with a positive message every three months.

There are two boxes – Bloom (for 8-12 year old) and Burst (for 12-17 year old) - that feature trendy products that represent the four corners of self(ie) strength: Health(ie), Smart(ie), Funn(ie) and Beaut(ie).  Both boxes are the same price of $59.95 per quarter.  You can also shop online at Strong Self(ie) to purchase boxes or individual items without having to subscribe.

Because Emma is 16 years old, I chose the Burst box of the two available options.  Emma was super pleased with the items inside and loved that the entire box was something tailored specifically for girls her age.  Inside the Winter Burst Box was a sequin gold and off-white pillow with the words "Inspire" on the front and gold sequins on the back.  A black wishing bracelet encouraged Emma to first make a wish before putting the accessory on her wrist.  A  hydrating lip mask and a small bottle of hair treatment were nice for the lips and hair.  Stickers with positive images and sayings were included that Emma can add to her 2018 planner.  Two velvet hair wraps are used to keep her hair in a ponytail and a pack of kindness cards are encouraging and uplifting reminders to be a Strong Self(ie).


I was very pleased with the products chosen for the Burst box.  The items included in the box were of good quality and I felt like it was a good value.  The Bloom and Burst boxes are full of little gifts of surprise and delight that help remind your girl that she is strong, brave, and confident.

Exclusive Discount Code:  Receive $10 off your first Strong Self(ie) subscription box when you use code HECK10 at checkout.  


Win It!

One person will win a Strong Self(ie) Burst Box filled with items for girls 12-17 years old.

*This is a Rafflecopter giveaway open to residents of the USA.*

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144 comments:

Peggy said...

I have not ordered a box before.

karley moore said...

I have not ordered a subscription box, but I would like to.

Suburban prep said...

I have not ordered. I have not heard of these until today.

Kathy E. said...

Yes, I have subscribed to Quilty Box which is a monthly box of sewing/quilting supplies.

alissa apel said...

I have, but they've only been for reviews.

Kim Avery said...

I have never ordered subscription boxes before mainly due to being in a strict budget.

Candie L said...

I have. Some of them were not very good but others were extremely good. Thank you

candieluster(at)gmail(dot)com

Pat Schwab said...

I have ordered Target and Walmart boxes. This would be a fun box to send to my daughter in college.

pailofpearls said...

I have, only once. It was a women's lifestyle box recently released.

Marty C. said...

I've ordered several of them. It's great fun to have a present to look forward to every month.

Lisa Queen said...

I have not ordered a subscription box before but this one would be nice for my granddaughter. I really like it. Thanks!

Gwendolyn Jordan said...

No, I have not

rubynreba said...

No, I have never.

latanya t said...

yes, I have

Charlene S. said...

Yes, I have belonged to several different subscriptions.

CosmeticCrazy said...

Im currently only subbed to Boxycharm.

(Rosie A)

Lauryn Rescoe said...

I have never subscribed to one before, but I love the wide variety that available now! They seriously have one for everyone. :)

Gala said...

I've never ordered a subscription box before.

Ken Ohl said...

never have done a subscription box before

Julie Lynn Bickham said...

I haven't yet. There are so many box subscriptions I wouldn't know where to start.

John Smith said...

I have not ordered any sort of subscription box before.

Kayley said...

I have ordered a subscription box before - I actually used to run a website called Monthly Box Hub that reviewed subscription boxes! I shut down the site because it took too much time, but I still enjoy the boxes.

Missa said...

I've ordered makeup and wine subscription boxes before. :-)

steph y said...

I haven't yet. There are a few I've thought about, but I haven't made decision.

slb3334 said...

I have not ordered any.

AnnaZed said...

I never have. they always look so fun though.
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Heather B said...

I have never ordered a subscription box.

Niclan80 said...

I have ordered a subscription box before. I ordered a Bark Box for my dogs.

sweepmom said...

I have ordered a subscription box before.

iggysaysno said...

Yes, I have ordered a subscription box before.

msrodeobrat said...

I have never ordered a subscription box before
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Ashley C

Nafeeza Chung said...

I have not ordered this box before

Lauren said...

I have not ordered a subscription box before, but they look fun!

crystle tellerday said...

I have never ordered on cause I don't have the money to but I have always wanted one

Anonymous said...

I have not ordered a subscription box yet.

Alice said...

I have not bud would love too. they look fun

Jen B. said...

I have never ordered a subscription box but have thought about it.

Julie Waldron said...

I subscribed to one but cancelled after two months.

Meagan Bailiff-Sweeney said...

I haven't yet. I'm too afraid to commit!

tatertot374 said...

I have not. I have thought about it tho. Especially for my girls. THank you

Leela said...

I've never bought one before.

Tram Le said...

No, I have not order a prescription box before.

bison61 said...

no I have never ordered a subscription box before

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David B said...

No I havent

Aleksandra Nearing said...

I love subscription boxes. I subscribe to some beauty ones.

Elizabeth Miller said...

I have never ordered from a subscription box before. I would really love this one for my tweenie daughter for the self image messages.

SueZH said...

I ordered a subscription box for my godson for his lst birthday.

Dawn Ballo said...

I get ipsy subscription. I would love to win this for my daughter.

Anonymous said...

I do not subscribe to a subscription box...I would love to be spoiled monthly with a gift box.

Jenny Scheldberg said...

I see to do A couple of the makeup subscription boxes.

Michelle D. said...

I'd ordered Birchbox before.

amh1982 said...

I never have but would love to try it!

Donna C. said...

No I never have , but they sound fun.

Rose Santuci-Sofranko said...

I've never personally ordered one, but way back when I was a child my mom used to get these great craft subscription boxes. Love those things (and my sweet momma!). Thanks and God Bless! ILuvTheEucharist @ aol dot com

christine lewis said...

I had a makeup subscription box before but cancelled it because they always sent colors that looked horrible on me.

Pam said...

I have ordered one subscription ox previously, it's always fun to see what surprises arrive!

Michael James said...

I have not but this looks gret!

Shelly Leatham said...

I have only ordered a subscription snack box before!

Darlene Carbajal said...

I have not.

Melissa Storms said...

I have ordered a subscription box before, only 1 month at a time though.

nicky heim said...

I subscribe to a few monthly boxes

Dagmar L said...

Yes! Ive done a snack subscription box

Rachel Browning said...

I have not tried them yet but going to

Renee said...

I've done Birchbox before, not currently though.

Laurie Nykaza said...

yes we do get them Love with Food we get 2 every month one is GF

Lana Bilyy said...

No I have never ordered from them

Danielle Oyen said...

I just ordered Japan Crate for my daughter in law for her Christmas present.

kdrae said...

Yes, I used to. My budget doesn't allow it at this time! :)
kdraebellamy(at)yahoo(dot)com

Randi Sampson said...

I've gotten a few, but never regularly... box here and there to try out!

KV H said...

I haven't ordered a subscription box before.

abfantom said...

Yes, I have gotten a snack subscription box that was a lot fun.

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Gina Ferrell said...

Yes, I've order a subscription box before for my daughter.

Robin Abrams said...

No, I have not order a prescription box before.

April @ PolkaDots n' PinkySwears said...

I subscribe to Birchbox!

brittany said...

i havent ordered one from this company but have from others

Anonymous said...

I have not ordered one before. I always think about it but don't really want to spend the extra money. I feel guilty lol.

Diane Estrella said...

I have not ordered boxes before. they look like fun!

Nancy said...

I have not yet ordered subscription boxes.

Nancy
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Yona Williams said...

I have not ordered this before. THis is the first time that I've heard of it too!

Jackie said...

I've never ordered a subscription box, but it would be fun.
Thank you!

Erica C. said...

I've gotten stitch fix.

joanne darrell said...

I have not ordered a subscription box before.

Jessica Whitehouse said...

I haven't ordered any subscription boxes before... although I have had a couple sent to me.

Jennifer Cervantes said...

I have ordered loot crate boxes for my husband before.

Edye Nicole said...

No, I never have.

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Suzanne Howe said...

I did try stitch fix for a few months. It was a fun experience.

Samantha Martin said...

I have heard great things and read your review but no I have never order a box yet :)

Erika P. said...

I have tried a subscription box.
ET Pruitt

Stephanie said...

I have never ordered a subscription box before.

Heather D said...

I have never ordered one before. This one looks nice.

Lisa Ann said...

I've subscribed to a makeup subscription box before. I cancelled because I just don't use a lot of makeup.

Francine Anchondo said...

My husband has one. I have never ordered one.

brendaelsner said...

No, I have not ordered a subscription box before

Susan Smoaks said...

i haven't ordered one of these before. i would love to give it a shot.

Lisa Voyce said...

I have not ordered before.

Julieh said...

I have not ordered from a subscription box.

Angie Ford said...

I have ordered makeup and recipe subscription boxes love them!

Cheryl Van Brunt said...

I have not ordered a subscription box before.

nickieisis3 said...

I have not ordered a box before.

Vicky said...

I have not ordered a subscription box.

caseyle2010 said...

yes, i have ordered a couple before, i love them!
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saturdaynightfever said...

I am a virgin to subscription boxes.

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Kathy Pease said...

I have not ordered a subscription box before

Jennifer Q. said...

I have not ordered a subscription box before but this seems like a fun idea. I think it would make a great gift idea for my daughter too.

Yana Ryjova said...

I love subscription boxes! most of the time i get food ones only

yellowlabs said...

I haven't tried a subscription box as of yet.

Juleemm said...

I have ordered a subscription box before.

Kayla Klontz said...

I've never ordered a subscription box before.

Lisa Pecora said...

Yes, I love subscription boxes!!

Eileen Boyce said...

Yes I got a Love box for a year.

stOOpidgErL said...

I have ordered sub boxes and loved them all!
Kimmy RIpley

Amy G. said...

No, I never have. I wouldn't be against ordering one someday though. They look pretty cool.

jbmthill said...

The only subscription box I have ever ordered before was Sephora. I have since cancelled, I had way to much stuff I was never using.

rockergoddess2002 said...

I had ipsy at one time.

Tracy Shafer

Annamarie Voss said...

I had a subscription to vegan cuts beauty box for 6 months and it was fun getting the different items every month.

Kerry P said...

I have not ordered a subscription box yet. There is something uneasy about being sure what you are spending your money on. Surprises are nice but the unknown makes me uncomfortable.

Jeremy said...

No i have not ordered a box before.

Katherine L said...

I've never ordered a subscription box before but I would love to!

Pamcakes said...

I haven't yet but there are so many good ones now, I think I need to!

Clair Freebie said...

My daughter has a Lego Brick Box that she gets every month that she loves!

Princess Rainbow Shy said...

Never have, but alaways wanted to.

Christy DuBois said...

The only one I have purchased is the Target beauty box and it isn't actually subscription as you know. I really like so many of them and have thought about it but always hate to spend the money on myself.

Siri Gosselin said...

I have ordered the BuddhiBox, FitFabFun, and PopSugar.

Trisha McKee said...

I have not ordered a box before. But I love this concept. Girls need as much positive reinforcement and joy as they can get.

Maria Gagliano said...

We do have a subscription to Doki Doki box from Japan Crate

Anita Jude said...

no i have not order a subscription box

/\Heather/\ said...

I never have, but am very tempted!

Ang said...

No although I've been looking around. It's something I'm interested in!

MichelleCat said...

I do a few subscription boxes and have tried and cancelled several others through the years as I find the ones I truly want.

Crystal Rose said...

I have a few subscription boxes I currently buy.

TRISHA MUSGRAVE said...

Yes, I have ordered a subscription box before! I have actually tried a couple different ones, and liked them!

Kathy Green said...

I haven't ordered before, but I'm really liking a couple and want to look further in to it.

Carolyn Daley said...

I have never ordered a subscription box before.

Breanne said...

No, I have not.

Cassandra D. said...

I have not ordered a box before. This is the very first time that I am hearing about this.

Sand said...

Yes, I have purchased subscription boxes in the past.

Sue Hull said...

I never have.This would be perfect for my niece who will be 14 in a few wks.Thank you for the chance ☺
Happy New Year 🎉

Maggie Smith said...

I have purchased some in the past but have never heard of Selfie before! 😍

AEKZ2 said...

I have ordered a subscription box for my son and daughter before.

Jennifer Herman said...

We have not.

Dynal Roberson said...

I have subscribed to boxes before, I am currently Subscribed to Loot Crate.

Janine h said...

I’ve ordered beauty subscriptions boxes

Philip Lawrence said...

I have never ordered a subscription box before.

Stephanie Grant said...

Unfortunately, I have never ordered a box before.