So today I have my latest Astrid & Miyu Secret Box review, which I’m afraid has been slightly tainted. I’ll come back to that in a while… first on to the contents of the box.
The latest box has a new look, it’s wider and flatter than the old style, still a pretty box though.
Inside looked good! The fabric the pouches are made from has also been updated.
I received two pouches containing three rose gold coloured rings.
These three rings are very dainty and pretty, also rose gold is my favourite finish 🙂
I have the Floating Leaf Rose Gold Midi Ring in Pink, the Floating Leaf Rose Gold Midi Ring in Green and the The Rosy Delicate Ring in Black.
Also included in the box was a Skin Feelings temporary tattoo, a Premae Skincare Harmony Creme Balm sample, a Moa The Green Balm sample (also with money off codes for each brand) and a £5 gift card, which was provided as somebody recently signed up from my recommendation.
The boxes should have a value of £100 each, but I wasn’t convinced with this one so I went on the Astrid & Miyu site to check the prices. They were (in order) £24, £24 and £29, totalling £78. Which is significantly less than £100. I then went to the subscription sign up page just to double check my facts and saw this…
Oh. So it looks like my box should now be worth ‘twice the value’ I’m paying – which is £79. I wasn’t happy as I didn’t remember being informed of this. I checked through my emails and from what I could see, I had not been informed of this change of rules. The boxes I signed up to were definitely supposed to be valued at £100 of products – so something was definitely wrong here.
I wanted to give Astrid & Miyu the benefit of the doubt – maybe the new rules were for new subscribers only and I was just missing an item from my box? I direct messaged them on Twitter to find out what had happened. Here is our conversation –
Now don’t get me wrong I do love these rings, I just feel like I’ve been done over a bit by not being informed of the changes. I wouldn’t have spent £39 on them if I’d had the choice. I’d much rather have £100 worth of jewellery for my £39, than £78 worth of jewellery with some skincare samples which I probably won’t use. Of course it’s nice to have the extra bits in the box, but I definitely see these more as ‘freebies’ so I’m really quite disappointed. As well as that I also think this is quite sneaky of Astrid & Miyu not to let customers know of their changes. Surely they should have informed all current subscribers? I’ve decided I’m going to unsubscribe as I’m not happy, which is a shame as I do love the jewellery 🙁
So what do you think? Am I being OTT about this or do you agree? Have you subscribed? Were you aware of these changes? xxx