If You're All About That Marine Life, You Need This Subscription Box ASAP
Would you rather be mellowing out by the water than joyriding through the hills, blasting music? Would you rather be swimming in a sea of fish than rolling around with a litter of kittens? Would you rather be combing the beach for treasure than gossiping with gal pals?
If you answered "yes" to any of the above, then it sounds like you're a marine life junkie—and we have found the subscription box for you.
A rep for Sand Cloud—a social-conscious clothing and accessory brand with a mission to #savethefishies—reached out to see if we wanted to review their latest box, and (partially due to these adorable penguins featured on the company's Instagram page) we said "absolutely."
Each month, subscribers are sent a curated, marine life-themed box that includes Sand Cloud socks and a matching shirt, plus a keychain, pin or sticker set. The subscription is $26 per month, and 10% of every purchase is donated to various nonprofits that focus on saving marine life.
My sample box features sea otters (cue the awws), and I received a grey tee with the brand's logo on the front, and the animated sea animals on the back. The matching socks are also brightly colored, with hues that reflect the colors of the ocean and seaside.
If the subscription box is too much of a commitment, Sand Cloud also sells solo beach towels, blankets, reusable water bottles, metal straws and recycled clothing.
When I first opened my box a week ago, I uncovered what I presumed to be a plain grey tee and some colorful socks. Today, I went back into the box to write my review and kept reading the part in the description that says matching socks and tee, but I lamented to my coworkers that my set is not matching, but that the socks are cute—and who can turn down a pair of socks with little sea otters, amirite?
Next I went on Sand Cloud's Instagram account, only to find so many adorable tees with colorful sea animals adorning the backs. That's when I finally turned my tee around, and—to my surprise—saw the cutest little graphic that indeed matched my socks. Okay, now I get it!
Once I realized the set is indeed matching, I rolled everything up and threw it into my work satchel to take home with me to comfortably wear around the house tonight.
Whether or not you're a huge advocate of saving the fishies (and how dare you not be!), you can't deny these items—whether in the box or purchased solo—are colorful and adorable.
I, personally, have such a huge collection of tees (and socks alike) piling up and overflowing out of my closet that I don't think I'd opt for the subscription, but I'd certainly use this website as a go-to for my beach accessories. I don't own any cool towels and certainly none of those accessory blankets, so I think this is a colorful (and affordable) place to turn.
That said, if you love animals and do need some more casual wear to fill up your closet, you'll end up with a slew of options by subscribing.
For now, I can't wait to get home and slip into my new, cozy, color-coordinated ensemble.
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