The Better Beauty Box Subscription Box Review – June 2016

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Outer Box

The Better Beauty Box is a natural and organic beauty box geared for tween and teen girls. There is a box option which includes age appropriate makeup items or a makeup free box which includes no makeup at all. This review is for the box with makeup included.

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Box Open

The Subscription Box: The Better Beauty Box

The Cost: $20 a month + free shipping, with 3-, 6- and 12-month subscription options. The Make-up Free box is $16 a month.

The Products:  5 natural, safe and/or organic products geared for teen girls (a mix of full-sized, travel and trail sized)

Ships to:  US

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Info Card

The information card was pasted into the lid of the box. The products and their corresponding values were listed on the card.

Bath Bomb

BATH Bomb Bar (3 oz.)- $4

This bath bomb bar smells great (I received the Shea Butter) and while I used it in the bath, they also recommend using it as a pre-pedicure foot soak as well. It was moisturizing from the Argan oil but I didn’t feel overly greasy when I got out of the bath.

Demeter Sunshine Roll On Perfume Oil (0.29 oz.) – $12.00

I’ve been wearing Demeter fragrances for probably 20 years now. I typically buy their fruity fragrances like Pineapple and Golden Delicious. While I love Demeter fragrances I always wish they had more staying power. This roll on oil is a perfect solution. It lasts way longer than their sprays and the sunshine scent smells amazing. It smells warm and clean. What’s your favorite Demeter fragrance? They have so many! Though the information card lists the price as $12, the Demeter website is showing this roll on for $9.


Southern Magnolia Minerals Goddess Bronzer (0.28 oz.) – $16.99 (on sale for $12)

This bronzer is made with 100% mineral pigments. It is long lasting and blends well, but it was too sparkly for me. I’ve swatched it below. I think this could work well for someone with darker skin or even mixed with body lotion for an all-over shimmer body product.


Z Palette Mini – $5

Yay I finally own a palette! I’ve been getting individual eye shadow pans in my beauty boxes and haven’t had a palette; I’m so excited to receive this. This palette will hold three round eyeshadow pans. It’s portable, has a magnetic see-through lid and is a great size to keep in my bag.

Honeybee Gardens PS Pink Single Pan – $8.99

This pink pan is a perfect fit for the Z Palette and can be used as an eye shadow or a blush. It’s free of petroleum-based oils, talc, and fragrances. I like this color with my skin tone, very pretty!


These are swatches for the eye shadow/blush pan and the bronzer.

Verdict: I’m really happy with The Better Beauty Box and I think it meets an underserved demographic. I like that the products are more natural than many beauty boxes. This particular box was more make-up focused than last month’s box. My favorite items this month were the perfume oil, palette and bath bomb bar. The value was more than double the cost of the box and I was happy with that.

What do you think of this month’s The Better Beauty Box? Which product was your favorite?

Written by Jessica Telesmanich

Jessica Telesmanich

Jessica’s addiction started off slowly enough with Birchbox, but it has grown and grown over the last three years. An elementary school librarian and mom of two she loves boxes that are child-centric. But she’ll never turn down a good fashion, beauty or tasty treat subscription.

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  1. I have a hard time picking a favorite Demeter, but I really like Wet Garden and also honeysuckle. (Honeysuckle takes me right back to childhood and the bushes that grew along a particular fence in our neighborhood.) Gin and Tonic is a good one for summer.

    Like you say, though, the staying power is awful. Even with the oils I only get about an hour. I like that the fragrance won’t knock people down, but I wish I didn’t have to reapply so frequently.

    • I love those smells that bring you right back to fond memories. My childhood smell is fresh lilacs at my grandparent’s house!

      • I know! It’s so odd, yet so wonderful that smell is our strongest connection to memory. Now I’m feeling nostalgic and will have to go roll on some honeysuckle.

        • It is so wonderful. Our brain works in amazing ways…

  2. My favorite Demeter scent is Pixie Dust.

    • Oh I’ve never even heard of that one, thanks for sharing!

  3. I’m not a tween, but I’d like this box lol.

  4. Based on the past couple of reviews, this box looks fun, and something I’d enjoy receiving (despite my age being 3x a tween 🙂 ). I am definitely adding this to my list of beauty subs to consider when I re-subscribe to beauty boxes again next year.

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