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Terra Bella Box Subscription Review + Coupon – May 2016

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Terra Bella Box is a beauty subscription box that sends you 5-6 small-batch items a month. (They also offer a Lite version of the box which sends 2-3 items a month).

FYI – Terra Bella Box now ships worldwide!

This box was sent to us for review purposes. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).

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The Subscription Box: Terra Bella Box

The Cost: $34.95 for Terra Bella Box (5-6 Products) $16.95 a month for Terra Bella Box Lite (2-3 Products) + shipping

COUPON: Use coupon code is MSAEXTRA to get an extra item in your first box (does not apply to Terra Bella Box Lite.)

The Products: “In each box you’ll receive bath and beauty products such as cleansers, moisturizers, masks, exfoliators, hand and nail products, makeup, hair products and much more. All products are made in small batches by small businesses, from ethically sourced ingredients and never tested on animals.”

Ships to: US + Worldwide ($5.95 shipping to the US)

Keep Track of Your Subscriptions: Add this box to your subscription list or wishlist!

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This box comes with an info card detailing each of the items included.

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Klen Shower Steamer in Happy – Value $4

I love shower steamers! Some I’ve tried can be almost overpowering (I’m looking at you, menthol-steamers!), but this one was perfect. It scented the shower, and my bathroom had a lovely jasmine scent the whole next day, too.

Here it is unwrapped:

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To use it, you place it out of the direct path of the shower stream, put a little water on it to get it started, and it slowly dissolves during your shower.

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Woolin & Co. Handcrafted Soap in Ylang Ylang and Geranium – Value $7

This scent was made just for Terra Bella Box subscribers! I love it almost as much as I love the packaging! So gorgeous:

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It’s all natural, and gentle – I can’t ask for more!

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Purely Great Cream Deodorant in Lavender – Retail Value $15 (On Sale for $13)

I’ve sampled a few natural deodorants, and I’m not the biggest fan of the non-stick application method, but this one is a little different. It’s not a solid that you have to warm up to spread on your skin. Instead it’s a bit of a paste:

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Still not as easy to apply as a stick, but it worked well as a deodorant, and I like lavender, so overall – I’m impressed!

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Orglamix Blacquer Shadow + Liner – Value $18

Orglamix Eco Chic Bent Eyeliner Makeup Brush – Value $7.50

This eyeshadow pot is designed to be a shadow, primer, and liner in one. It has a dewy finish, and the pigment isn’t very strong. It is perfect for a subtle smokey eye look, though. And so easy to blend with your finger. I’m a fan! Here it is swatched with the liner brush:

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Meraki Botanicals Rose Lemongrass Toning Mist – Value $20

I wasn’t sure if I’d like this mist because I’m not always a rose fan, but the lemongrass is a perfect addition for me. It’s designed to be used on a freshly cleaned face, but can also use it throughout the day as a refresher. I found it hydrating even over makeup!

And here is a sneak peek for the upcoming June box:

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Verdict: This box has a value of about $70. That’s good for a $40.90 natural beauty box that works with smaller brands and etsy makers. I also like that they got an exclusive soap formulation for Terra Bella subscribers this month!

I would recommend this box if you are looking for a well-curated natural beauty box, but not necessarily if you are looking for a super high-value box.

What do you think of the May Terra Bella Box? What was your favorite item?

Written by Liz Cadman

Liz Cadman

Liz is the founder of My Subscription Addiction. She’s been hooked on subscription boxes since 2011 thanks to Birchbox, and she now subscribes to over 100 boxes. Her favorites include POPSUGAR Must Have, FabFitFun, and any box that features natural beauty products!
All views in this review are the opinion of the author. My Subscription Addiction will never accept payment in exchange for a review, but will accept a box at no cost to provide honest opinions on the box. This post may contain affiliate/referral links. Read the complete My Subscription Addiction disclosure.

6 Comments

  1. Noticed you added the shipping into the total value (cost) of the box, but in other reviews you didn’t. Is that new to add shipping into the total value price of the box? Just wondering the difference.

    Shipping costs went up like $3-$5 in January for packages with the Post Office. That forced everyone to increase shipping costs. It is a fact of life and I for one will never complain about shipping prices, It isn’t free ya know. At $5.95, that is super cheap!!

    I like their box. They had great customer service and their items were from smaller companies (which is the whole point of the box!) and love all the natural and organic stuff too.

    Shower steamers are the absolute best!! I don’t get much time to take a bath, so shower products are perfect!

    Their box design is really pretty too! It looks like a bit of nature being delivered to the house, love that!

    • I agree that it’s perfectly reasonable to expect the customer to pay for shipping & tax.
      I recently completed a survey for another beauty box who also charges for shipping & tax in addition to the cost of the box, and one of their questions was how did I feel about the pricing of the box. That was a hard question to answer, because while the all inclusive price was still good (when comparing it to the value of products received, albeit it is the highest priced box for the types of products it offers (Asian beauty)), it’s not the norm/standard within the beauty box industry to charge for both.
      I subscribe to virtually all of the beauty boxes (>40) in all categories (i.e. general, skincare, makeup, WOC, natural/vegan, Asian/K-beauty, hair, nails, etc…. I should probably seek a job at MSA!), and at least 2/3 pay for both shipping & taxes (however I’m sure that shipping is a hidden cost within those boxes, but they just don’t mention it), while the rest (with the exception of Terra Bella and the other box I took the survey for) pay for either shipping or taxes, and I cover the other.
      I basically said in my survey, that while it’s perfectly reasonable to expect the customer to pay for shipping & taxes, it’s not the norm in the beauty box industry to pay for both, thus it could make their box look less appealing to those seeking the products they offer since they could find virtually the same items in a less expensive sub box…. This seems to be exactly what Terra Bella is experiencing.

  2. Aw sad I missed this box. Super cute stuff & almost double in retail value?!
    I just resubbed during the Memorial Day sale since the shipping has gone down to flat rate. $35ish + flat rate I can do. I’m so happy it’s now in my budget because I really like this box a lot! Cute June sneak peek!

  3. Haha, I think the Level naturals shower steamers are weak. Probably because I am constantly congested since I’m allergic to cats…

  4. I used to like Terra Bella Boxes, yet because of the higher shipping costs now, I wont sub again or purchase another box. Their are so many other boxes in the same price price range or lower that I now purchase and sub to. I wish the value would get higher on this box which it did not when they raised their (TOTAL) price. Or they would lower the prices at least to $37 which would include shipping.

    $37 + Shipping. I’ve found shipping to be over 9 and under 10 – which still makes the box over 45! a month which is higher then most similar natural beauty boxes

  5. I really wanted to try TerraBella with the Memorial Day offer. But when I realized how expensive the shipping was, on top of the box, it put it out of my price range. The have a nice variety of products and I love small makers. I have been getting Petite Vour for a year now, but want more products. I am giving GoodBeing a try, since it is only $21 a month.

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