BoxWalla Green Beauty Subscription Box Review – June 2016
Boxwalla is a subscription box company dedicated to sharing the best food, books, films, and green beauty items. They curate bi-monthly boxes in each of those categories. Subscribe to one or more, and add or switch interests at any time!
Boxwalla kindly sent us this box at no cost for review. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)
These come via USPS priority mail and the pretty inner box is nicely protected.
This is a review of the June 2016 Green Beauty box. Subscriptions for June are closed so if you sign up now, your first box will arrive in August. (The cutoff for getting the August box is July 15.)
The Subscription Box: Boxwalla Green Beauty
The Cost: $49.95
The Products: Luxurious and effective green beauty products for your skin and body. The products are crafted by artisans from all over the US. All products are full-sized or large travel-sized products and are cruelty free.
Ships to: US for free, Canada for $11.95, Internationally for $18.95
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Here’s a look inside. Pretty packaging (and lots of cornstarch peanuts, so I had to keep this away from my cats – they eat cornstarch peanuts…).
Lining up for a taste of the delicious cornstarch peanuts…
The box is crafted of tree-free paper by workers at a small company in Rajasthan, India. The process is child-labor-free and helps support artisans whose families have been making paper for generations!
Boxwalla included this letter with more information on the items. When you sign up, you’ll also get an email newsletter with helpful tips.
Super shiny items don’t mix well with my camera. Sorry about the photo quality…
Rachel’s Plan Bee Original Bee Cream (0.5 oz) – Value $4
This is a thick-ish product that is marketed as being good for hands or cuticles. I tried it on my heels (under some gel heel socks so I didn’t get it everywhere) and it was nicely moisturizing. I think this is also a product I would reach for, for my elbows in winter (they get really dry). This contains beeswax so is not vegan.
Gressa’s Lumiere in Elise (0.16 oz) – Value $28
I am assuming this is full size but I don’t really know for sure as the Gressa site isn’t clear on the amount of product in the full sized container. This can be used as an eye, lip, or cheek tint. For me, it is a type of product I prefer to use as cheek color. This is vegan and contains a lot of plant extracts (including broccoli extract!) that make it function both as makeup and skincare. I am still experimenting with the best way to apply it so I don’t look like a clown (I used way too much at first…) but I am thinking the way it will work best is actually to put it UNDER my foundation. That way I will also get the maximum skincare benefits.
Henne Organics Rose Diamonds Lip Exfoliator (0.35 fl oz) – Value $24
So a few weeks ago, I ran out of lip scrub. I was ordering from Tarte so I put one in my cart. Then I got three full size ones in subscription boxes. I’m sure that is a familiar story to a lot of you. But, this is probably the most luxurious one I have. You apply this to damp lips and then rinse off with water, which is a little different from how I usually use lip scrubs, but it’s been effective so I can’t complain. (My lips need a lot of TLC because I have been doing quite a bit of experimenting with lip colors lately, and some of them have been drying.)
Rachel’s Plan Bee Original Body Polish (7 oz) – Value $20
I love scrubs and I go through them VERY quickly, so this is most welcome. It smells really good (this one is a mix of citrus and vanilla) and it exfoliates with Moroccan lava clay which definitely agrees with my skin. Please note that this includes beeswax so it is not a vegan product.
Here is a swatch of the Gressa pigment. I didn’t realize until well after I took the rest of the photos that this was a pigmented product, so I took this photo late at night under poor lighting conditions. Also, I dispensed way too much – a little goes a long way, especially with my complexion.
Verdict: I calculated a value of $76 for the June 2015 Boxwalla Beauty subscription box. All the brands were new to me and that is higher than the cost of the box by a fair amount considering the box is full of natural, organic, and indie brands. Further, all the items were useful to me and I really like getting a big container of body scrub instead of those tiny samples you can use on like one arm only.
What do you think of the Boxwalla Beauty box? Do you subscribe to any of the Boxwalla boxes?