Handmade Beauty Box Subscription Box Review – March 2015
Handmade Beauty Box is a new subscription service that sends you everything you need to make your own beauty supplies! I love all things DIY, so I was excited to try it!
This box was sent to us for review purposes. (Check out the review process postto learn more about how we review boxes).
The Subscription Box: Handmade Beauty Box
The Cost: $31.50 per month with free shipping
The Products: All materials needed to create several containers of one DIY beauty product per month
Ships to: US only
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This month we made lipstick! I wear lipstick almost every day, so this was a good project for me. My sister-in-law was at my house when I was making this, so we made it together and had a great time!
The instructions come folded into a little card, so it was hard to take a great picture of them, but they were very straightforward and easy to follow. There was only one issue. I think when they were planning this box they were planning to send two heat-safe containers, but in the end they only sent one, but the instructions said you needed to provide your own, so that was a little confusing. In the end, we decided to just make it in two separate batches and use the same container.
These are all of the materials that were included. I needed only to supply scissors, a couple of spoons and my microwave.
Like last month, the most time-consuming part of this project was cutting out the labels and adhering them to the tubes. I really wish the stickers were perforated!
Creating the lipstick was super easy. In two batches, we melted the lipstick base in the microwave, added the colors (in two different recipes), and stirred. Then we poured it into the tubes. That’s it!
Here’s my finished product. The two batches made two different shades. One they call “A lady about a town” (I think they meant “Lady about town”), is a sheer pink color, and the other they call “Date night,” which is a dark purple-y red.
Here’s a better look at the colors of the lipstick. The colors looked kind of scary in the tubes, but they actually are quite pretty on.
Verdict: We had a great time making these lipsticks! They turned out great, I’m happy with the colors, they are unscented, they feel good on the lips, and the color lasts quite a while (3-4 hours). In this case, lipsticks can be quite expensive, so the value is definitely there. I plan to keep a couple of these, and of course I gave my sister-in-law a couple, but as I mentioned last month, I’m going to make gift bags for the teachers at the end of the school year, and these will be a perfect addition. The materials allowed me to make about ten of each color. The only thing I didn’t like this month was that the project was quite messy! I used the same bowl for both batches and it was a feat to clean it out between batches. I also spilled little drops and they were hard to clean up. I guess if I had been more careful, this would have been a perfect project!
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