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Beauty Joy Box Subscription Box Review – March 2015

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Beauty Joy Box Subscription Box Review – March 2015 Box

Beauty Joy is a new monthly subscription box. Every month, they send you beauty products and one piece of jewelry.

Beauty Joy Box Subscription Box Review – March 2015 Packaging

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

Beauty Joy Box Subscription Box Review – March 2015 Items

The Subscription: Beauty Joy Box

The Cost: $15/month

The Products: one hand-curated jewelry item, one full size beauty item, and 2-3 deluxe samples

Ships to: Worldwide.  Shipping to the US is Free.  Canada is an additional $5/month and everywhere else is an additional $10/month.

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Beauty Joy Box Subscription Box Review – March 2015 Info

Each box comes with a card detailing the items included.

Beauty Joy Box Subscription Box Review – March 2015 Mascara

Pharmacopia Verbena Body Lotion – 1.25 oz Value $2

This lotion is made with natural and organic ingredients – with no synthetic fragrances. It’s a lightweight lotion and the scent is subtle and fresh, so it is perfect for summer.

Urban Decay Perversion Mascara– 3 ml (Travel Size) – Value $12

I’ve tried this mascara before and it does give great length and volume. I’m not sure why, but the formula irritated my eyes, so I’ll be passing this along to a friend.

Beauty Joy Box Subscription Box Review – March 2015 Ciate

Ciate Mini Polish in Boudoir – Value $8

Even though I don’t need any more nail polish in the next few years, I always think Ciate Mini pots are cute! This is a nice classic color too.

bareMinerals i.d. Eyeshadow in You Can Never Be Too Rich Brown – FULL SIZE! Value $14

This is a great everyday brown eye shadow color for me, and I love that it is full size. My only hesitation with this item is that the i.d. packaging seems like it might be older stock – if you’re more familiar with bareMinerals packaging, please let me know!

Beauty Joy Box Subscription Box Review – March 2015 Necklace

Glass and Gold Necklace – Value $12

Each Beauty Joy Box includes a jewelry piece in addition to the makeup. This necklace isn’t my style, but I like the idea of a jewelry and makeup box.

Verdict: This box has a value of about $48 – pretty good for a $15 box! Since this is a new subscription, I’m curious to see how their subscription will evolve, but so far it looks promising. (I’m still a little hesitant about the older bareMinerals eyeshadow, but I could be wrong on that).

What do you think of the March Beauty Joy Box?

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.


  1. I wasn’t overly thrilled with this box. The necklace in my box was super short so I had to give it away. I got a glitter nail polish which was just kinda…meh. Now that I know the eyeshadow may be old, it makes me question this service. It just all seemed very thrown together to me.

  2. I have personally checked with Bare Minerals/BE about expiration a on their loose mineral products and was informed they don’t expire if unopened and even after being opened so long as there’s no cross contamination (as from dipping a reused applicator brush into the container itself instead of poring some out to then apply; not even sure how one would manage to do the former given their packaging design). That said, I have used some of the same mineral shadows for years now and have never had a problem (and I have super sensitive eyes, hence why I asked the question in the first place).

  3. I love Phamacopia. Sometimes brands will contract with hotel chains in order hopes to get people to discover their products. That’s actually how I discovered Bliss, another of my favorite brands.

  4. Didn’t know the BE loose minerals had an expiration date? I’ve heard from BE representatives & read from BE that there is no expiration dates on their loose minerals? Assumed if there was one, it pertained after you opened it, use it with water, or just usage (put the powder back into container after you have used it/touched with brush)? Thought that was the rule for most loose mineral powders?

  5. Hey, I just wanted to let everyone know I just used the coupon code SUBSCRIPTIONADDICTION and it is still good (when I found it it said it expired Feb 28th). It took $2 off. That was enough for me to give it a shot so hopefully my first box is a great one!

  6. interesting…. that pharmacopia is given out a midtier hotel in ny (normally i tend not to take the stuff) but its kind of shocking to see it in a toiletry that i felt was filler for hotel in a subscription box

  7. Beauty Joy had a great box in January so I signed up for February, and it was unmemorable, then this box I kept the $2 lotion which smelled great and swapped everything else. I got the same nail polish and eye shadow. I’ll give it another month or two and see what happens.

  8. I am somewhat concerned about the Bare Minerals shadow also. I owned this same shadow about six years ago. The Ciate item I received is a colored powder in a nail polish bottle. I’m not really sure what to do with it. I will give them another month…

    • I’ve received that type of mineral eye shadow a couple of times and enjoy the doe-foot style applicator in the bottle. Give it a try.

    • You must have received one of the Ciate polish toppers. That’s actually their claim to fame, not anything bad/old/weird. You apply it onto your second coat of polish. It’s part of their “caviar manicure” collection. They also offer velvet, foil, chalkboard, seashell, dried flowers, and a neon glow in the dark manicure set as well. Bare Minerals has verified online many times that their loose minerals have no expiration date. They re-release similar shades and create near identical ones all the time so it doesn’t appear this is 6 year old eyeshadow.

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