We, the beauty-shopping people, are suffering from subscription box burnout. The prospect of paying a flat fee each month to discover a handpicked selection of exciting new products delivered straight to your door loses its luster pretty quickly the moment it dawns on you that you're paying $40 a month for a perfume sample, a travel-sized body scrub, some bath salts, and a mini lipstick in a shade of pink that makes you look like you've never heard of warm vs. cool undertones.
So do you let the subscription box die, or do you step up to the plate to allow it a carefully-curated (and clearly much-needed) renaissance? Sunday Riley has chosen the latter, with the debut of a brand new quarterly subscription box you'll actually want to get in the mail. The first edition is packed with wellness-inspired essentials from beloved brands that, like the cult-favorite brand's skin-care products, bridge the gap between the luxe and the practical — and it's available for preorder online starting today, with the official launch coming October 1.
The difference starts with the price: It’s $95. But with that $95 you get a pair of Thinx hiphuggers, a 500 ml Bkr water bottle, a Smith & Cult nail polish in Kundalini Hustle (a bright, opaque poppy red that works for all complexions), a palm tree-print microfiber hair towel from Kitsch, a travel-size tube of IGK's Rich Kid Coconut Oil Air Dry Styler for all your laissez-faire hair needs, a week's supply of the WelleCo Super Elixir, a month's subscription to Headspace, and a stick of palo santo and two crystal tower points. Never before has a subscription box been so useful in getting us one step closer to an Instagram-friendly self-care fantasy world.
And because a Sunday Riley subscription box without Sunday Riley products would be, well, kind of weird, you'll also get a 15 ml bottle of Good Genes (the 30 ml retails for $105) and a 30 ml tube of the newly-reformulated Ceramic Slip cleanser, too. The whole box is a $300 value that actually feels like it's worth $300, and from today through September 30, you can get 10% off your preorder with the code REFINERY10 on the brand's new website.
It is limited edition, so you'll want to get your name on the subscriber list as soon as you can — and with upcoming boxes featuring themes like athleisure and travel, it's safe to assume you'll want whatever Sunday is selling next time around, too.