Sunday, April 27, 2014

Review: April 2014 Women's PijonBox: Kick Up Your Spring Fashion

Attention college students! There's now a subscription box available just for you! PijonBox is a curated monthly box starting at $23 per month (pricing varies based on how many boxes you subscribe to). All you do is pick a female, male or gender-neutral box and you'll start receiving your monthly care packages filled with delicious and healthy snacks, health and beauty supplies, household essentials and fun gifts to get you through each semester.

I was excited to experience PijonBox for myself, with the arrival of my April box. My curated box included 3 pairs of Bombas Socks, Nectar Sunglasses, Nature's Bakery Fig Bars in Raspberry and Blueberry and La Fresh Travel-Lite Antibacterial Wipes.

The box included one pair of Bombas Calf Socks ($9) and two pairs of Ankle Socks ($9). These socks are soft and comfortable! The calf socks are perfect for just lounging around but also would be great boot socks. I'll definitely be using the ankle socks for jogging, especially since these socks in grey/black/blue match a lot of my activewear!

You can never have too many pairs of sunglasses, and I gladly welcome another pair! Since I'm always busy blogging late-night, wearing sunnies helps hide my lack of sleep. Any college student will appreciate the dark, mirrored lenses on these Nectar Sunglasses ($20) to alleviate those morning hangovers! 

The Nature's Bakery Fig Bars ($3, two bars per pack) in Raspberry and Blueberry are great on-the-go energy-boosting snacks I'll be throwing in my purse for days when I don't have time to eat in between meetings. These snacks are also perfect for keeping you awake on road trips or supplying you with extra energy on the plane or train. These remind me of Fig Newtons, so if you like those, then you'll love these! 

La Fresh Travel-Lite Antibacterial Wipes ($2.49) is another essential item for my purse! The pack comes with 8 wipes and keeps hands clean and healthy, killing 99.9% of germs with aloe and vitamin e. I feel like I always need one of these wipes the most after I hold onto a subway pole. Holding onto the pole always makes me feel icky, especially when people next to me start coughing or sneezing. I immediately think of the movie 'Contagion'! 

Overall, I was really pleased with the contents of my PijonBox. It came with useful items I've never tried before, plus a product card of this month's themed box: Kick Up Your Spring Fashion! The best part of the six items I received is that they are all full-size products! Total retail of all the products in the April box is $55.49, so the value versus the subscription price is definitely there. 

Pijon has partnered with Project Night Night, dedicating time and money to fund and create very special care packages for homeless and undeserved kids who need them to feel secure, cozy, ready to learn, and significant. Learn more at

I really wish a subscription box like PijonBox was around when I was in college! Lucky for me, my mom used to send me care packages from oranges to clothes and accessories. This also makes a great gift for all those upcoming high school graduates! You can give a PijonBox or sign up yourself at

- Kim Weling

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