I just came across the Indie Style site (featuring the soon-to-be-released Awesome Box) today and I've gotta say, I'm anxious to see how this works out! While The Awesome Box by Indie Style at first glance looks like another subscription service, it is neither ordinary nor a subscription service! The Awesome Box will be a collection of indie-only samples/coupons from a variety of different companies and will be purchasable on a first-come-first-serve basis every month!
I'm a tad disappointed that it isn't a subscription, but at the same time it does allow you to choose each month if you'd like to purchase. Then again, it also means you could miss out if you don't act fast enough! The site says it's a bi-monthly box on the About page.
There will be a "soft opening" style mini-box release that can be purchased December 1st at 8am PST (tomorrow) through the site. Only 30 boxes will be available and only 1 can be purchased per person! The cost for the mini Awesome Box is $15 and the full-sized boxes will be $24.The mini Awesome Box will ship mid-December.
The full-size boxes will go on sane in December and will ship in February with a Valentine's Day theme it looks like. The site goes on to say that every box after the Valentine's Day Awesome Box will go on sale on the first of the month and ship on the 15th of the same month--so will it be bi-monthly or no? Not quite sure!
The mini Awesome Box will feature samples from the following indies (according to the site):
Geek Chic – eyeshadow samples
Whimsy Beading – coupon
Evil Shades – samples and a coupon
OHWTO – perfume samples
Innocent Twisted – eyeshadow samples
-plus a small assortment of holiday goodies from me and Indie Style
It seems like products in future boxes will vary from cosmetic/beauty products to possibly jewelry and other fun indie company products. I'm sure it will evolve as time goes on. Either way, indie products tend to be unique and inspired in most cases from my experience!
So what do you think? Are you interested? This has definitely peaked my interest! I am a huge fan of indies and the idea of getting to sample so many in one swoop really has me hopeful. I've been so "blah" about subscription services lately because they keep letting me down. Perhaps this non-subscription sample box will give me the fix I crave!
Where to Buy
You can head over to the Indie Style site to read more or purchase HERE.