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Total Beauty Summer Prep Collection Review & Coupon

Total Beauty Summer Prep Collection Review & Coupon!

About once a month Total Beauty releases a new collection – and each box is a one time purchase. This month they released the Summer Prep Collection.

Total Beauty Summer Prep Collection Review & Coupon First Look

I bought it the day it was released, and they shipped it out very quickly!

Total Beauty Summer Prep Collection Review & Coupon Items

The Box: The Summer Prep Collection

The Cost: $25 with free shipping

The Products: $95 worth of products for getting ready for summer.

 Total Beauty Summer Prep Collection Review & Coupon Card

Each box comes with a card that gives you a list of all the items included and a value breakdown.

Total Beauty Summer Prep Collection Review & Coupon Gleam


Gleam by Melanie Mills Body Radiance in Light Gold – 1 oz Value $15

Nelson J Healing Mask Packets in Pomegranate, Coconut, and Rosemary Mint – Value $5.65 total

This gleam body shimmer was one of the spoiler items and I was excited to try it. (You will either get this in Light Gold or Bronze Gold). At first I thought the light gold was a little too light, but after I blended it in, it gave my legs a shimmery golden look. I’m so excited to try layering this over self tanner. (And Gleam Body Radiance products are cruelty-free, paraben-free, sulfate-free, phthalate-free and gluten-free!)

Total Beauty Summer Prep Collection Review & Coupon Hair Ties

Kitsch Basics Hair Ties – Value $9

These hair ties were the other revealed item – and they came with a 25% off coupon at

Total Beauty Summer Prep Collection Review & Coupon Purlisse

Purlisse SPF 30 Sunscreen – FULL SIZE! Value $55

Cotz Face Natural Skintone SPF 40 – 2 g Value $1

Sun-tegrity Natural Moisturizing Face Sunscreen & Primer Broad Spectrum SPF 30 – 4 g total Value $3.50

At first I saw Purlisse and was not happy (Over the past few months Purlisse moisturizers seem like they have been in a ton of subscription boxes), but sunscreen is a completely different story. SPF is pricey, and normally subscription boxes just send tiny samples, so this full size Purlisse sunscreen is a win for me! (And it lets me not get frustrated about these other tiny SPF samples they included!)

Verdict: Based on my calculations, this box value is about $89 – a little less than the $95 they claim. (The card the include I think doesn’t properly calculate the value of the foil packets). That being said, if you’re going to use all the full size items in this box like I am, I think it’s a great value.

What do you think of the Total Beauty Summer Prep Collection?

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!

Posted in Subscription Box Reviews, Subscription Boxes for Women, Total Beauty Collection Reviews| 17 comments

Comments (17)

  1. UGHHH – Never mind – I just noticed they are all sold out.

  2. liz: happy labor day! – happy labor day everyone – total beauty has a bunch of new limited edition mystery boxes out today 🙂

  3. New – total beauty box out $25 ( $85 Value )

    • Thanks Lily! I’ll post about it now! 🙂

      • Another tempting box 🙂 – At least they show whats in it this time….I’m still disapointed by the hair box. I’m interested in the cuticle oil in this new box – been looking for reviews to see how it smells. So far the best smelling one has been nubar.

  4. NEW! – Just got an email from total beauty – Exclusive 3 Day Presale Starts Now on The All About Hair Collection! Over $95 value for Only $20! — works with code: SAVE15 ( to save 15% ) —- When I saw this I immediately got it for $17 — I can always use hair products 🙂

  5. FYI they have a deal right now: Total Beauty Favorites Sample Collection – TWO of them for $20, free shipping! Code is 2FER

    They have 9 “favorites from previous collections” – totaling “over $35”. (I think 2 sample packs for $20 is an awesome deal! ):
    NYX Color Lip Balm (full size 0.05 oz) – 2012 Award Winner
    • NYX Roll on Eye Shadow (full size 1.5oz) – 2012 Award Winner
    • Neutrogena Naturals Lip Balm (full size 1.7oz)
    • St. Ives Apricot Scrub (full size, 6oz.)
    • EVOLVh UltraShine Shampoo (travel size, 2 oz)
    • EVOLVh UltraShine Conditioner (travel size, 2 oz)
    • Ferro Mini Blush X3 (deluxe sample – 2 pods, .75g each)
    • ALFAPARF Cristalli Liquidi Serum (deluxe sample, 5mL)
    • Juara Candlenut Body Creme (sample, 5mL)

    • Thanks Brooke! That is a great deal – I’ll post about it 🙂

  6. Just got an email from them – Code: MAY30 – The Summer Prep Beauty Box (over $95 value) is just $20 with code valid through May 30

  7. Just got this box, fast shipping, good price because of your coupon code. I got the Sun-tegrity Natural Moisturizing Face Sunscreen & Primer Broad Spectrum SPF 30 yet I got 3 packets. — What surprises me most is how expensive everything in the box is. Hair ties ( value is $9 ) Even though they look nice I have not even opened them up yet, based on the price. Hope they last longer than the cheaper ones I’ve been buying for years. — Total Beauty has been a reliable company ( at least in the past 2 months I’ve been ordering ) , with quick shipping and the value is always there, yet I still need to get used to how expensive some of these products really are.

  8. I thought the same thing when I saw the purlisse but I’m happy to see it’s SPF not another moisturizer. I got this Cotz sample in my birchbox and my skin broke out like crazy so I threw it out. I’ll see if they have a better coupon then I may get it lol

    • Thank you for mentioning that about the Cotz sample. I have sensitive skin, now I know I shouldn’t try it.

  9. Okay, you sold me just because of the Pur-Lisse, I’ve been trying to swap for one with no luck and bought one on ebay. So for this box, which ships so fast is worth it! Thank you Liz!

  10. I have already ordered this and it’s in the mail. At first I was disappointed when I saw all the packets, but I definitely like the sunscreen. I have very fair skin and live in a very hot state, so I use a lot of sunscreen.

  11. Thank you liz for this review and all your reviews. Gonna purchase this box because of the sunscreen. I have an allergic reaction to most sunscreens yet this one seems natural enough for me to actually use :). The rest of the stuff I’ll probably just end up swapping :).

  12. Just bought it after seeing your review, The full size Pur-lisse Sunscreen sold me. I will use the other spoiler products too. I’m excited to try the Nelson J Hair mask as well but not too excited about the other stuff…. I have received so many of those Coty samples its not even funny! I do like Suntegrity products so I’m sure I will try that I just wish it had been a deluxe sample rather than the foil packets, oh well still a good value. Thanks for all your reviews. I know how much work and time goes into them!

    • Thanks Amanda! 🙂

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