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This is a review of the February 2015 Green Beauty box. Subscriptions for February are closed so if you sign up now, your first box will arrive in April. (The cutoff for getting the April box is March 15.)
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.)
The Subscription Box: Boxwalla Green Beauty
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…).
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!
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
Boxwalla included this letter with more information on the items. When you sign up, you’ll also get an email newsletter with helpful tips.
RMS Beauty Skin2Skin Blush Brush – Value $34
This is a vegan brush with synthetic fibers. They’re placed in such a way that is supposed to mimic application of blush to skin instead of on foundation, and I can say that the brush does not pick up any existing foundation. I like getting brushes in subscription boxes, especially when they’re nice ones like this, though with cream-type blushes, I generally prefer applying with my fingers. However, I have a ton of powder blushes as well so this will get used.
RMS Beauty Lip2Cheek in “Smile” – Value $36
This is a coral/pink blush that you can layer for more intense color. Although it’s a lip and cheek stain, I am not so big on dipping my fingers into lip products for reapplication throughout the day, so I have been using this on my cheeks. It has some definite staying power despite being a cream based product.
Cocoapink Goatsmilk and Honey Lotion in Orange and Amber (6 fl oz) – Value $11.99
Two possible fragrances were scent out for this one. I love the combination of orange and amber that I received. There are a ton of possibilities for other fragrances on the Cocoapink site (click the product link above) that have me intrigued as well. This absorbs quickly and is supposed to be good for sensitive skin!
Lalun Naturals Moon Butter (10 g?) – Value $18
This smells just a little chocolatey to me but it does have cocoa butter in it so that makes sense. It is also scented with night blooming flowers. It is a pretty thick balm so I have actually been using it on my elbows, which get very dry during the winter and which I prefer thicker moisturizing products for. So far, so good.
Lalun Naturals Winter Rose Toner (1 fl oz?) – Value $5.50
Lalun Naturals specializes in seasonal skincare. This toner is alcohol-free so and rosewater based so it is suitable for dry skin and winter skin. The rose scent is pretty strong. Apparently you can also spray this on your tongue. I do like to use alcohol-free toners during the coldest part of winter, so this was particularly timely.
This swatch is after two swipes with my finger. So the color is buildable and will probably still work even if your complexion is darker than mine! It stayed there a long time, too.
Verdict: I calculated a value of $105.49 for the February 2015 Boxwalla Green Beauty subscription box. All the brands were new to me and that is over double the cost of the box. I thought everything was super luxurious this month and I loved how everything was focused on dry winter skin (except the blush, which provided a much-needed pop of color for this time of year).
What do you think of the Boxwalla Green Beauty box? Do you subscribe to any of the Boxwalla boxes?