Fruits & Passion Live Box Review – September 2016
Fruits&Passion looks to “reinvent the world of fragrance, body care and ambiance products” with natural ingredients. They offer two subscription boxes called Dare and Live. The Dare box features new and innovative products while the Live box includes customer favorites.
My Subscription Addiction paid for this box. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).
This review is of the Live, $39 a month, box.
The Subscription Box: Fruits&Passion Live Box
The Cost: $39 for 1 box per month + Free Shipping
The Products: Features $70+ customer favorite products from the Fruits&Passion line.
Ships to: US and Canada
Good to know: They accept Paypal! And you can try a box (no subscription) for $45
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This info card lists the items in the box. (If you prefer, the information is written in French on the other side, too!)
I loved the aqua-blue color of this liquid soap. At first, I thought the olive oil might keep this soap from drying my hands out (which happens to me a lot with liquid soaps), but it didn’t really make a difference. But the soap smelled like a lovely herb garden, which I liked a lot.
Lavender Shades Foaming Bath, 10.1 fl oz. – Value $14.50
What’s more relaxing than a bubble bath? A lavender bubble bath! You can get a couple baths out of this bottle. The fragrance is a sweet, almost fruity version of lavender—I can imagine lighting a few candles and settling in for a nice long soak with this therapeutic potion!
This hand cream had the same fresh, herby smell as the soap and was a convenient size to toss in my purse for the day. Yet the formula was on the liquidy side, and it didn’t leave my hands feeling moisturized for that long.
Lavender Shades Perfume Refill for Electric Diffuser, 0.85 fl oz. – Value $5.25 (retail $10.50)
Electric Fragrance Diffuser – Value $10.50
These two components—the gray diffuser, which plugs into a standard outlet, and the fragrance—come packaged separately, but the fragrance refill is simple to snap into the diffuser. The plug on the diffuser can turn to fit the orientation of your outlet, so that it’s always neat and upright. There’s a dial on top of the box-like part, too, so that you can adjust the intensity of the scent. It’s the same fragrance as the bubble bath, but it seems gentler and more herbal in this context.
I love that this box not only features the fragrance, but that it provides the diffuser as well. I feel like that gesture proves that Fruit&Passion really wants to help you enjoy their products, not just loop you into buying more from their site.
Anti-Imperfection Face Patches – Value $2.50
I really love patches, masks, and strips like these. They make it easy to pamper yourself and take care of your skin in a snap. These patches are like little translucent stickers that you pop over a blemish to relieve redness, etc. The package recommends leaving them on for at least 8 hours. Fall asleep with a blemish, wake up with happy skin!
Dual-Action Nasal Strips – Value $2.50
The two-step nasal strip was pretty different from what I was expecting. I’ve seen my share of those pore strips that dry on your skin and peel off almost like tape would. In this case, the shape of the strips were the same, but the first was made of light fabric soaked in some sort of blackhead-dissolving liquid. Once that liquid had soaked into my skin, I applied the second strip, which felt like a gel-style sheet mask—the one side was smooth, dry fabric, but the other was a thick, cool gel.
Neither strip stuck to my nose very well, so I had to stay rather still and keep tapping them back into place. These strips didn’t have that big peel at the end the way other strips do, but they did leave the skin on my nose feeling soft and toned.
Verdict: While I definitely liked the idea behind a lot of the items in this Fruits&Passion box, I felt like I was left wanting more a few times. Not in a quantity sense—I really appreciate that the items are all full size, rather than samples—but for instance, I wish the olive-oil-based soap was a little more moisturizing, or that the hand cream’s smoothing magic lasted longer on my hands than the 10 minutes or so that it did. Of course, the focus for Fruits&Passion is fragrance and natural ingredients, and in that regard, they hit it out of the park. And the value of the $39.00 box? Upwards of $70.00.
What items in this Fruits&Passion Live box are you most curious to try?