BlackBox by Cult Cosmetics Subscription Box Review – August 2015
Cult Cosmetics is an online nail polish store based out of California. Their polishes are 5-free and vegan friendly. They also offer a nail polish subscription service called Blackbox:
“Blackbox is monthly membership program that grants you access to exclusive styles available for a limited time. The contents will be a surprise, but our stylists pick them based on what’s trending this month!”
The Box: Blackbox
The Cost: $19.99 + shipping and handling
The Products: 2 Cult Cosmetics Nail Polishes, 1 Full sized Beauty Product and a Bonus Item
Ships to: US and Canada
Good To Know: To start a Blackbox subscription, choose from the available starter boxes listed on the Cult Cosmetics website. This review is for the “Summer Glam” starter Blackbox.
NYL Organic Shimmer Scrub 2 oz – Value: $9.50
Just for the record, this is a good sized sample, but it’s actually not the full sized version. Full-sized is 8oz and runs for $38.00, (but I love scrubs no matter what size they are). It smells like a grapefruit with a few Equal sugars sprinkled on top! Delicious.
Cult Cosmetics Makeup Bag – Value: $4.00?
I give a lot of my beauty bags from Ipsy to Abigail to play with. This one is made of a thick plastic. I’m going to put this one away for our trip. I’m sure it will come in handy.
Knotty Pyramid Studs – Value: $24.99?
Simple yet pretty! These earrings are no longer for sale on the Knotty website, but I was able to find a similar sized pair at this price. I like that I can wear some stylish earring without my kids yanking them out.
Cult Cosmetics Nail Polish in Melrose Place 0.5 oz – Value: $12.00 described as a metallic silver
Cult Cosmetics Nail Polish in Sunset Blvd 0.5 oz – Value: $12.00 described as a metallic gold
I didn’t have anything in my nail polish collection like these two. I’m really impressed with both shades. I’m planning on using the silver as a stripe and the gold as an accent nail color.
MELROSE SWATCH ON TOP
SUNSET BLVD SWATCH ON BOTTOM
Verdict: I estimated a retail value of about $62.50 for this box. I’m really happy with the pigmentation and how well a single coat covers. Abigail hates sitting around for a second coat. She suckers me into painting her nails twice a week and tends to pick out a Cult Cosmetics polish frequently. I know she will be excited to see even more color options from this brand in the near future.
What did you think of this nail polish subscription box? I’m wondering what will be next month’s polishes with Fall coming soon.