I got an email from Blush advertising their December box, trying to convince me to buy one before they sell out. Of course, with all that pressure I just HAD to….oh and I looked up other reviews of past boxes and felt it was a really good deal for the quantity and quality of the products you get. I am definitely not disappointed with my first box, and I am SURE there will be more to come.
Blush Mystery Beauty Box is yet another beauty product subscription box of full, deluxe sample sized and regular sample sized products. It is $24.95/month (with a recurring month subscription you can cancel anything. It’s more if you chose to buy just one box, but for me it seemed silly to pay more when you can cancel easily anytime) including shipping. They claim that each box will have over $100 in products hand-picked by beauty experts. If you contact me I can send you an invite to Blush that will give you $10 off a purchase of $30 or more as well.
I received 11 items in my first bag. All prices listed for samples are estimates based upon full sized prices I looked up online. I apologize ahead of time for the dark pictures, I took them at 1am while in bed
Here is what I received:
Neova Make-Up Remover (Face and Eyes) 2oz deluxe sample $6 – claims to gently remove even the longest wearing make-up including water-proof mascara. I tried this and while it removed my make-up in took more than I feel it should. The only thing water-proof was my eyeliner so maybe that was why. This product has great reviews online. The 5.7oz full sized product is $18.
NeoStrata Skin Active Exfoliating Wash 1.3oz deluxe sample $11 – claims to stimulate cell renewal, enhance clarity and texture, and prepare the skin for treatment. I really liked this. It came out as a foam and stayed foamy the entire time I was using it. My skin felt soft and fresh afterwards. The 4.2oz full size is $35.
Eminence Organic Stone Crop Body Lotion 0.5 oz sample size $5 – the sample container doesn’t give much information, but online I read this is supposed to lighten age spots as well as moisturize. I’m not sure there is enough of a sample here to really evaluate it’s effectivness. I used this on my arms and legs and they felt soft all day, but I am not sure I would buy this, as I don’t have many age spots. The 8oz full size was as low as $20 online.
REN Clean Skincare Hydra-Calm Global Protection Skin Cream 0.5oz sample size $14 (yes $14!) – to hydrate, calm and soothe sensitive skin. This is heavy for a day cream but absorbed well and just what my winter-dry skin needs! I really liked this product. The 1.7oz size is $45.
Murad Advanced Radiance Serum 0.17oz sample size $16 – improves brightness, clarity andn radiance by 60% in less than one week. I haven’t tried this yet, but in the winter when my skin can get super dull, this is worth a shot. It’s expensive though so unless I see miracles happen, it’s not in my budget, but fun to try anyway! The 1oz size sells for $89.
Lisa Hoffman Beauty Japanese Agarwood Body Wash full size $28 – Lisa Hoffman was the curator of this box. I have no idea who she is, but I am no expert on high end products either, I know a few. This is sealed and I am undecided on keeping it, selling it or starting a trade list in the forums and putting it on there. It’s not that I don’t like body wash, it might smell amazing, but the ingredients read like a chemistry experiment. It doesn’t really claim to do much but smell good, but I can’t even confirm that.
Sultra Cameo Pink Cheetah Clip-In Hair Extension full size $9 – I’m 35. This just isn’t for me. Will sell or trade, but would be fun if I had a little girl I guess.
NYX Love in Paris Eye Shadow Pallet full size $10 – I have read mixed reviews on NYX eye shadow. I haven’t opened this to try it because I am not sure I am keeping it either. I have received 4 eye shadow pallets in the past month or two, all neutral colors like these. I also don’t see NYX as higher end but it keeps showing up in all my subscription boxes.
Nailtiques Avocado Foot Creme full size $15 – I have seen a few reviews where people are complaining about yet another foot lotion, but personally I am happy to see it. I have 2 others open, one cheap drug store brand and one from Julep that I like, so I haven’t opened this one yet, but I am planning to keep it and maybe I’ll remember to use them more often now that I have a bunch!
Dermstore Lip Quench full size $12 – dermstore is a sister company of Blush. This was a “free gift” with purchase. It has petroleum in it, which my lips don’t react well to – they crack and peel horribly. I’m going to pass this along to a friend.
Goldfaden MD Doctor’s Scrub Ruby Crystal Microderm Exfoliator sample size $2 – this was a tiny throw in sample but a little bit goes a long way. It worked great and my skin feels amazing, but the 3.5oz full size is $75 and I am not sure it works any better than a lower priced exfoliator. I’ll enjoy it while it lasts though!
All in all I am really happy with this subscription. It’s definitely going to be a keeper for awhile, as I like being able to try brands completely NEW to me and higher end for such a good price. I am hoping to be able to sell or trade what I don’t want to balance out the cost of the box too!
Again, if you want a code for $10 off a $30 purchase I can email you an invite – just contact me on here!