If you’ve been a reader on The Rosy Snail for any amount of time, you probably know there are two things I really fancy. 1. Subscription Boxes and 2. Getting a really great deal! These things go hand in hand for my love of beauty, fashion, accessories and just overall designer, girlie goodness! So, when Ella of i-Ella contacted me to try out her new Monthly Bag she dubbed, The List, I was thrilled!
The List comes in three “sizes” (or pricing options). There is the Starter Bag prices at $59, the Soho Bag priced at $129 and the St. Barth’s Bag priced at $389 per month. These bags are full of the latest and greatest in fashion and trends. On i-Ella, they describe The List as “that super cool bff with amazing designer connections and our fingers (perfectly manicured of course) on the pulse of all that’s happening in the world of fashion. From emerging trends to emerging designers, we’ll have you covered. Expect great deals, great inspiration and a fantastic experience. Sit back and relax while we put together the perfect gift bag just for you. There’s really nothing like it!”
For most people, fashion is not just clothing. So, with The List you can expect shoes, clothing, accessories, beauty products, jewelry and more. Essentially, anything to help you look and feel like your inner fashionista! To get started I headed over to I-ella.com and filled out my profile for my bag. I opted for the middle size bag, the Soho. The profile covered everything you might think and more! I felt like the questions were in depth and perfect. I got to tell them everything from colors I like to which size of handbag I like to carry. There is also a place to mention restriction (such as colors you strongly dislike or items you would NEVER wear, etc) and while it asks things like if you have pierced ears or not, you can still select “No, Thank you.” if you’re just not an earring girl! You can check out the full profile HERE to get a better idea!
After you fill out the profile, you’ll submit then you can pay your balance via Paypal (if you don’t have a Paypal account, you can use your debit or credit card to pay through Paypal.
Then you wait It took about 4 business days for my bag to arrive which is pretty fast in my book!
In each bag, you will receive 3-5 items, 1-2 of them being the featured Designer pieces. (The rest they consider your “free” items) My featured item was a fair of Smoking Slippers by Charles Philip. While I’ve seen Charles Philip shoes in retailers like Neiman Marcus, I’ve never owned a pair because frankly, they are expensive!
I received the Leopard Haircalf Loafers. Charles Philip has a fairly large selection of these “smoking slippers” that ranges from prints like these, to pastels and even anchor printed ones. (That I’m SO in need of!) For a subscription bag that cost of $129, these shoes are an absolute STEAL with a retail value of $175!
These shoes just deserved another picture These run a little bit narrow (on me) so I contacted Ella about possibly returning them. With The List, returns are allowed when there is a sizing issue, but if you ever get something you don’t love in your bag, you can trade your items on the i-Ella online community! I haven’t delved too much into it, but it looks like an awesome site.
My other products came in a cute gift bag with The List logo on it. This reminded me of a goodie bag you might get at a store opening or a special event but the best part if I didn’t have to attend to score this bag of goodies It just showed up at my door step!
Inside, I received 4 full sized goodies!
The first thing I pulled out was a bar of soap by a company called “Hand in Hand”. They created Fair Trade Certifies, natural, cruelty free and sustainable soap. They also donate a bar of soap to help a child in need with every purchase. On top of all that, this soap smells amazing! I don’t have anything in an Orange Blossom scent, but I’m loving it. This soap has a retail value of $9. I think I’ll gift this to someone who would really love this, but I’d gladly pay $9 for another bar!
Next, I received this Carpe Diem Day Lotion by Elena Rubin Skincare. This is a brand I’m familiar with as being on the high end and really nice. I love the name of this and with and SPF of 28 It’s something I could really use in my life. I don’t currently use any SPF in my routine, but I should! This lotion has a VERY light smell and absorbs into the skin almost immediately and doesn’t leave the slightest bit of a greasy feel. This lotion has a retail value of $49.
I also received what is in my opinion one of the BEST hair oils on the market! This is the Pureology Hair Oil. This hair oil makes your hair super silky, smooth and never greasy. This 1oz bottle retails for $20 but is totally worth it. I was really happy to see this in my bag.
The last thing I got was this candle from Seawicks of Maine. While I wasn’t expecting a candle in my bag, this candle is FABULOUS!! It smells like the beach (it is called Beach Girl after all) and it’s got a beautiful label and I can’t wait to put this is my bathroom where it perfectly matches the decor and theme! It’s hard to say, but I think this might be my favorite item aside from the shoes!
With The List, you should expect to save at least 50% on all your products so for the Soho bag, you should receive $258 in products BUT I received $268 in products!! The value is outstanding and I loved EVERYTHING I received. The only thing I would have LOVED to see would have been a lipstick or color cosmetic item, but I’m just a junkie when it comes to those things
Overall, I thought this subscription was an amazing deal, super fun and perfect for anyone who loves the girlie things in life but isn’t sure where to turn for what is really trending!