On the whole, I love using Nuuly. The price tag is slightly expensive, but worth it IMO when you realize how many "new" clothes you're getting to wear versus having to actually buy new ones. Nuuly's range of styles, and how trendy/young their styles are, is distinctive among the subscription rental companies (I've tried them all - Nuuly is the only one that really works consistently for a twenty-something, all the others are for an older demographic and have far less fun weekend wear, more frumpy stuff).
I really, really, really wish that Nuuly let you do unlimited returns within the month. Only getting one box per month means that the sizing NEEDS to be right, otherwise you're wasting a valuable portion of your subscription fee on clothes that you'll never wear because they don't fit - and obviously, how can you possibly know the right size every time, so this always happens. I'd say at least 1-2 items per box are unwearable for me, which is really frustrating. Other rental companies offer an unlimited exchange plan (i.e. Armoire) which means you can just instantly swap out clothes that don't fit - and you can ultimately wear more clothes, because you can switch out a box every week or two as opposed to waiting the entire month.
I feel like everyone knows this by now, but Allbirds are definitely the real deal. I've had a basic pair of lightweight runners for over 5 years now, and they basically look identical to the day I got them - even though I've worn them easily thousands of times, walked a very long way in them, and generally used and abused them a ton. They're incredibly comfortable, basically like not wearing shoes. When my current pair does eventually start to wear out (though who knows when that'll be!), I'll immediately get a new pair.
On the whole, Sheertex are definitely far superior to any other brand of tights that I've ever tried. Ripped tights are one of my biggest pet peeves in life - there's nothing worse than looking down and realizing you have this huge unsightly run in your nylons. That feeling is significantly less likely when wearing Sheertex, so you get a ton more peace of mind. That being said, Sheertex definitely aren't as indestructible as they say they are. While it's much less frequent than with other tights, I still do have tears/runs on occasion - I've caught my engagement ring on my thigh and caused a little tear, got some small imperfections from sitting on concrete, etc. Sheertex are also definitely pretty expensive - you do get way more use out of them than regular tights, but given that it is still possible for them to rip and tear, it'd be nice if they were a bit cheaper.
I appreciate the overall concept - you can have a tasty snack without many calories/not much sugar, which is great if you're watching your caloric intake or trying to wean off of a high-sugar diet. SmartSweets are definitely better than most of the other "diet" candy options you find at the grocery store. However, that doesn't mean they're great. Most of the candies just don't taste all that good. The gummy bears are most tolerable to me, but they definitely have a sort of strange chemical aftertaste that you start to notice if you eat them multiple times. Some of the other varieties are actively gross - the Swedish fish are barely edible, IMO. Plus, the little baggies are expensive AF - not at all worth it for how few candies you get.
I really want to love Barkbox, and I do love some elements of it. The treats that they ship each month are great - they're excellent high-value treats that we consistently get through on almost exactly a monthly schedule, just in time to get the next batch. However, the toys simply aren't fit for a super chewer dog like ours. The basic subscription is almost always just basic plush toys that our dog shreds literally within 15 minutes of starting to play. We then realized that BarkBox has a super chewer box, which we upgraded to - but were disappointed to find that those toys aren't really much better. The super chewer toys are usually either some sort of rubber toy that has a plush exterior (so they want your dog to shred off the plush to get to the rubber, but how is that safe for the dog? / means we have to watch her like a hawk so she doesn't eat the plush) or these nylon chewer toys that become splintered and incredibly pointy/sharp/dangerous after a few minutes of chewing. I don't understand why Barkbox can't offer more durable plus toys, or more basic rubber chew toys, for their super chewer box. Because the toys continually seem like such a waste of money, we ultimately cancelled our subscription. To be clear, though, if you had a dog who isn't a super chewer and can play safely with plush toys, Barkbox will probably be great for you.
I've used Billie razors for years and years now. It's a simple product, but it does the job - the razor handle is sleek and aesthetic (I particularly love the little magnetic base that sticks easily to your shower wall and gives you an easy way to store the razor), and the razor blades do the job of shaving anywhere you need to shave. I don't love their skincare products quite as much (their shaving cream is way more of a pain to use than regular foam/aerosol shaving cream), but I love the razors so much that the brand is still five-stars for me.
I really like Quip in theory but the products themselves seem to always disappoint. The toothbrush is simply not powerful enough to mimic a normal electric toothbrush. You can barely feel the vibration, so it mostly feels like you're using a normal non-electric toothbrush - as opposed to the powerful, and therefore more effective, cleaning power of a normal Sonicare or Oral-B electric brush. I waited so long to see if the Quip brush could grow on me, but ultimately discarded it in favor of a "real" electric brush. I really liked the concept of the mouthwash dispenser - it seemed like a sleek piece for the bathroom counter, and a more fun/less messy way to use mouthwash every day. But then similar to the toothbrush, the actual design/function was lacking - the way the mouthwash dispenses is actually really messy (leaves a big drip running down the side of the dispenser) in a way that ruins the aesthetic and gives you extra cleaning steps every time you use it. Ultimately stopped using that too, because it was just so annoying.
I was #influenced to buy the Beis weekender bag and carry-on roller set, and they didn't disappoint. Both bags are extremely roomy and have lots of cool little features - like the TSA lock on the roller bag, the removable laptop cushion in the weekender, and all of the pockets and compartments across both bags. I also got the Beis packing cube set, which fit perfectly within the roller bag and allow you to stuff so many more clothes in an organized way. Overall, there's really nothing that I would change about the bags - they're one of my favorite purchases in the last couple years.
Bombas socks definitely feel luxurious. At least for the main/default sock line, they're markedly thicker and more cushioned than other socks. On the other hand, Bombas is definitely not the only company that offers nice/thick socks. Plus, each pair is somewhat absurdly expensive. The socks also take forever to dry - both if you're wearing them and they get wet outside, or if you're doing your laundry and putting them in the dryer.
As others have noted, some Glossier products are great, and others are a bit more mediocre. Frankly even though some of the products are mediocre, I keep buying anyway because my brand loyalty is so high - Glossier is great at that. My favorite products are the You perfume and the skincare line (cleanser/moisturizer/sunscreen/serums/FutureDew/lip balm). I also have almost every product of the makeup line, but agree with others that the makeup products aren't all that distinctive - they're mediocre additions to my makeup collection, but my real favorite makeup products are from other brands at Sephora.