Bare Necessities is a subscription box that send a backpack full of basic necessities to men and women. Each month you will get a monthâ€™s supply of: shampoo, deodorant, body wash, toothbrush/paste, razors and shaving cream. This is the first of this kind of box (that I found) and I like the simplicity of it. No fluff, just the basics. I was sent a package to review, and I was excited to see what was inside.
Cost: $29.00/mo, $159.00/6 months, $299.99/ 1 year
What’s in the box? Each month, you can expect to receive a Sudz decorated drawstring bag, along with all of your Bare Necessities including:
Shampoo/Conditioner, Deodorant, Shaving Cream, Razors, Toothpaste, Toothbrush, Body Wash, And More! Along with a variety of complimentary surprises from our valued sponsors…
Everything shipped in this bag and was shipped in a Fedex Bag. Everything arrived safely and nothing leaked. I received the girl package.
The Bag; $10.00 est: This is an estimate of value but this is a cute little backpack. It has the Bare Necessities logo on the front. This can double as a small laundry bag or a tote to the shower.
Daily Defense Shampoo and Conditioner with Macadamia Oil 16 oz $13.95 This is safe for color treated hair and is enriched with Moroccan Argon Oil, It smells good and reminded me of coco butter. There is also the matching conditioner. I do wish the shampoo or conditioner was a bit more girly/floral.
Olay Satin Care Shave Gel with Shea Butter 2.5 oz $2.96: This is shaving gel with Olay/shea butter added. This combination leaves your legs silky smooth.
Gillette 2 Razor 3 pack: $ 4.00: I couldn’t find this online, so I made an estimate on price. I don’t think Gillette makes the 2’s anymore, because I couldn’t find them on their website. I like that these are name brand, but wish it was more feminine like a Venus. I do use men’s razors though, because they do provide a great shave.
Daily Defense Macadamia Oil Body Wash $1.05: This brand goes with the shampoo and conditioner.
Pink Loofah $1.00: Loofah’s are some of the best bath inventions. These can trap mold, so it’s good to have a new one hanging around, for replacement.
Lady Speed Stick Invisible Dry 1.4oz $2.89: This provides 24 hour protection and is said to leave your black clothes without white residue. I have used the same deodorant for over 10 years, so I will try something new.
Colgate Triple Action Toothpaste 2.8 Oz $1.50: This has cavity protection, whiter teeth, and fresh breath.
Bare Necessities included a flyer about their subscription. They also mentioned they have a program to review your products in your box and earn BN bucks, that can be used on your next box.
There was also a coupon for UBER to save $20.00 on your first ride. This is a service in cities that will pick you and take you where you need to go.
Final Thought: This box/bag had a total value of $37.35. This was higher than the $29.99 cost, but lower than the $70.00 value. I like the concept of this subscription. I do wished there were some more name brand shampoo, conditioner and body wash. I would love to have some Olay Body Wash, or some fruity or flowery shampoo and conditioner. I also wish the razors were made for women. I can see this subscription being good for kids in college. Who wants to spend their money on shampoo vs pizza? This would also be a nice care package for people in the military. If you are interested in Bare Necessities, click HERE.
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Disclosure: I received this box free for review. My opinions are my own.