There is something about living in Alaska that makes you get everything super late. Take for instance my March 2019….I may have signed up for this super late but it just came today (April 10). I hope you guys haven’t seen too many of these, but if you have, you still might enjoy me being awkward – that’s a treat in itself if you ask me!
Let me go ahead and get into this!
First off, this box is everything. It is so nice and sturdy and I feel like I cannot throw this away. I am going to use this for anything and everything I can cram into it.
The inside is very pretty as well!
There is this random wine card in the box that I won’t be using so whoever wants to use it – go for it!
First Item: Nuria Rescue Rebalancing Cleanser – $26
Designed to relieve and rebalance acne-prone skin, this multi-tasking cleanser uses the gentle astringency of Mandarin Orange extract. Rice water, which is rich in vitamin B and C, is used to promote daily skin firmness. Its the perfect every day, acne or no acne saver that properly maintains and cleanses the skin.
This is a nice, big facial cleaner. There is nothing more exciting than full size products! The wash itself is nice enough – it has a nice bubbly effect on my skin and got rid of the excess oil and makeup. I didn’t notice much of a scent which is great since I cannot stand most scented facial products. I noticed a little bit of drying after using this but I loaded up my face with serum and moisturizer.
Second Item: Manna Kadar Beauty Bloom Volumizing Mascara – $29
A cutting-edge wand captures mascara between each individual groove of the ultra-dense fiber bristles of the Manna Kadar Bloom mascara to give you the fullest, sexiest lashes imaginable.
Holy cow, this packaging is GORGEOUS! I can’t say that I have seen anything shaped like this. The wand is also a strange shape (check out my video to see) so I am not sure how I feel about that.
I was going to add a picture in here but holy hell, my eyebrows are out of control and the dark circles under my eyes are in full force. ANYWAYS, this definitely added some length to my lashes. This didn’t really give me any real volume which is disappointing because I can spend a lot less at Target and get a lot more. The wand is weird as well – let me show you the picture from their site!
Isn’t that strange looking?! It is like a balding little mascara wand BUT it definitely gets to my lashes really well.
Third Item: DWTN PARIS Eau De Teint Highlighter – $25
This lightly powdered cream highlighter offers a texture for easy application and lustrous finish. Extracted benefits from botanicals like the white horehound plats help protect against pollution and the harmful effects of light from scenes. A highlight should always be healthy.
Here is a swatch:
It has a nice bronze shimmer. I just don’t know how I feel about liquid highlight. It definitely brings out my little hand hairs…..which makes me feel like it might bring out the peach fuzz on my face. Don’t worry, I didn’t notice that happening! But, this is not a blinding highlighter by any means. It almost blends into my skin and just barely sparkles. I prefer something much more bold.
Fourth Item: Briogeo Don’t Despair, Repair! Strength + Moisture Leave-In Mask (Sample Size) – $14 (according to the brochure)
Female founded brand Briogeo, brought to you by Nancy Twine, introduces an ingredient conscious brand for all your hair needs. Included in its haircare line is their leave-in hair repair mask that strengthens and conditions. Safe to use for all types o treated hair, it uses a unique micro-encapsulated formula of organ oil which helps restore the hair cuticle. The end result is consistent and manageable hair made with ingredients that are vegan, clean, and cruelty-free.
I. LOVE. THIS. PRODUCT. Like seriously. The smell, the way it makes my hair feel, hell even the packaging. I want to use this in my hair every single day for the rest of forever. It has almost an herbal smell which I am obsessed with. I feel like I want to tell people to smell my hair because I want everyone to experience it. Also, it makes my hair even more silky than I ever imagined it could be. Doesn’t that sound lovely??
Fifth Item: Yensa Tone Up Primer Essential Glow (Sample size) – $15 (according to the brochure) while the full size of 30ml is $35
By infusing super powered-ingredients, this lightweight primer helps smooth out fine lines and wrinkles. It has a satin sheen finish that gives the skin a radiant look and feel. While minimizing the appearance of pores, it also evens skin texture for a flawless appearance.
This is more creamy than most of my other primers – like a lotion. It makes my skin feel smooth and I feel like I noticed some color correction in areas where my face was a little red. I didn’t notice any real change in my pores (I’m starting to give up hope) but it makes a nice enough canvas for adding on my makeup.
Here is the final lineup. It looks like there was 3 full sized products and 2 travel sized products. The total value of the box is $109.
If you compare this to BoxyCharm which is the same price and promises over $100 in value as well, then it’s a little frustrating to get some sample products. If you want a mix of skincare, haircare, makeup then this would offset that because BoxyCharm is mostly makeup. I guess it’s a little like comparing apples to oranges, but if we are strictly speaking the size of items for the price, then there should be all full size products.
That being said, I still really love this box. I signed up for a 3 month subscription so I am excited to see what the next months hold. I personally don’t 100% mind that there is a mix of full size and larger samples in this box BUT it might annoy me depending on the quality of the upcoming boxes.
As always, thanks for reading. Til next time!