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Orglamix Subscription Box Review + Coupon – May 2017

Orglamix Natural Beauty Subscription Box - May 2017

Orglamix is a vegan and cruelty-free beauty subscription containing loose shadows, glitter pigments, aromatherapy roll-ons, and more. Many of the items in the subscription will be unique to the subscription and not available in the Orglamix shop (although they will have the same great formula).

They are now doing custom box prints every month and they’re quite pretty.

Orglamix Natural Beauty Subscription Box - May 2017

Lately, they have been putting confetti inside the boxes. It is cute, but it is kind of messy, too.

This box was sent to us at no cost for review. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)

Orglamix Natural Beauty Subscription Box - May 2017

The Subscription Box: Orglamix

The Cost: $29 a month (save with longer subscriptions)

The Products: 4-6 vegan and cruelty-free products from the Orglamix product line including fragrance, makeup (loose mineral eyeshadows and glitters!), and skincare products.

Ships to: U.S.

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Orglamix Natural Beauty Subscription Box - May 2017

Orglamix Natural Beauty Subscription Box - May 2017

The box came with an information card detailing the items for May as well as the monthly theme (“Tea Party”).

Orglamix Natural Beauty Subscription Box - May 2017

Lemongrass Bath Bomb – Listed Value $5

I have not yet gotten to use this because we have had houseguests several days this past week (I have to take baths in the guest bathroom; our master bathroom has this ridiculous tub with a capacity a good 3x the time of our water heater). But, it smells good and I am excited about using it soon. I like getting only one or two bath items in a subscription – it’s a reasonable amount of product to get through in a month without accumulating too much of a stash.

Multi Tea Organic Facial Cleanser – Listed Value $9

This has extracts from green, white, and rooibos teas. It also has neem (for some reason, this is the scent I am really picking out, but I think my sense of smell is a little messed up from a recent sinus infection) and aloe. It does not have any traditional surfactants (e.g., sulfates) and it didn’t lather much for me. There are a few natural oils and I think this might be good as the first step in a double cleansing routine, but I haven’t worn makeup much this week since I’ve been off work, so I’ve really only been able to try this as a regular cleanser. It is definitely non-drying on me, even though there is a bit of alcohol in it.

Orglamix Natural Beauty Subscription Box - May 2017

Orglamix Natural Beauty Subscription Box - May 2017

Rooibos Organic Eye Cream – Listed Value $18

I almost made a huge mess with this. It is not really a cream at all, more of a very thin, liquidy lotion, as I think is evident in the second photo (see the bubble?). For what it’s worth, the jar was tightly closed and none of the product leaked. It is moisturizing and non-irritating, which are two things I look for in an eye cream (my skin has been kind of sensitive lately).

Orglamix Natural Beauty Subscription Box - May 2017

Sweet Tea Liplux Lip Tint – Listed Value $12

This was really, really soft. A big chunk of the end broke off when I tried to swatch it. In fairness, I’d just retrieved it from the mailbox minutes before and it was hot out, so maybe if I’d left it alone for a few hours, it would’ve firmed up. To me, it’s more of a tinted balm than anything else; the color is not super-evident on my lips. As a tinted balm, though, it is pretty moisturizing and not at all gritty as some natural balms can be.

Orglamix Natural Beauty Subscription Box - May 2017

Tea for Two Natural Eyeshadow – Listed Value $12.50

You’ll usually get at least one loose mineral eyeshadow with this subscription. This month it is a fairly neutral color, but my eyeshadow looks usually involve neutral shadows and colored liners, so this is a good shade for me. I have sensitive eyes and wear contact lenses but find the Orglamix formula non-irritating. It also blends well. This one will see a lot of use. (This is an exclusive product for the box, this month.)

Orglamix Natural Beauty Subscription Box - May 2017

Here are swatches of the eyeshadow and lip tint. Sorry about the mess with the lip tint, that’s what happens when the product breaks off on your arm…

Verdict: I calculated a value of $56.50 for the May Orglamix subscription box. All the items were exclusive for the subscription, so I had to take the values from the information card. However, that is nearly double the cost of the subscription, so I feel that you are getting your money’s worth. I thought there was a nice mixture of skincare, bath/body type items, and color cosmetics (some months are a little heavier with fragrance or color cosmetics), plus nothing irritated my skin and the eyeshadow color is very useful for me. (Yeah, it’s a little sparkly but I’m OK with that!)

What do you think of the May 2017 Orglamix box?


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Written by Ragan Buckley

Ragan Buckley

Ragan stumbled across My Subscription Addiction in late 2013 and immediately subscribed to way too many beauty boxes. She’s now focused on boxes for her cats and dog, vegan/vegetarian food boxes, and craft subscriptions (and she didn’t give up beauty boxes entirely).

Posted in Beauty Subscription Boxes, Orglamix Reviews, Subscription Box Reviews, Subscription Boxes for Women| Tags: orglamix | 12 comments

Comments (12)

  1. Ragan, your reviews on this box make me think we have similar overall impressions. I want to like it because it’s more natural ingredients; I’ve found some products I’m really happy with, but there are many products that need just a bit more work. I get lots of compliments on the eyeshadow I use from them (they last well, but also offer cool colors I wouldn’t necessarily buy a full palette of elsewhere). I enjoy the rollerballs they’ve sent in boxes (although the ones I’ve ordered from their site have been pretty bad – they just aren’t meshed well). I use the walnut body scrub and love it. Other than that, their lotions, face treatments, etc. have just been misses – either unappealing to look at, “off” fragrances, or weird consistencies. I feel like I might resubscribe if I had a better idea of the types of products I would get on a regular basis (i.e. if i was guaranteed a fragrance or x number of eyeshadows). I think they’re trying a little too hard for variety, when they would do better to stick with what they’re good at, and maybe leave the rest in testing, or get a second nose to evaluate fragrances.

    • Hi, This is great feedback. I hear what you’re saying + really appreciate the constructive criticism. I’m going to send a survey this week to past & present subscribers. I look forward to hearing your thoughts. I hope as we grow + we can continue to improve our box. xox Cheri

  2. I just wish they would be consistent. some months are so eye shadow heavy and then some boxes are great. I would keep them if I knew what to expect each month.

    • Thank you for the feedback. Sending out a survey this week 🙂 xox Cheri

  3. If the lipstick broke due to the heat outside, I’m sure the eye cream was runny because of it too. You should have just popped it in the fridge to solidify it.

    • And you could have removed the swatches with makeup remover and took a better pic???

      • really?

    • Eye cream is still a little runny (I think my house is hot, the coconut oil in my kitchen is also largely liquid at the moment) although it did solidify a bit more after being inside for awhile. Still a little thin compared to other eye creams in jars. Works well enough, though, at any rate.

      All swatches I tried to do from the lip product were a bit messy (there were several others up and down my arm you don’t see here) because there was not a flat surface to use after the breakage. I ended up applying it to my lips with a brush to try it out. Probably should’ve chopped the end off with a knife or something, but that didn’t occur to me until just now.

      • Dang these girls are hard on you here! I get other brand lip balms and eye creams that don’t break down like that that are all natural so I think its the formula not the heat necessarily.

      • Agreed. I live in Las Vegas where it’s often 115 in the May-Sep months. I’ve subbed to over 95 different beauty and lifestyle boxes in the last 5 years and never received liquid eye cream or gooey lip products. And you can literally cook eggs on our mailbox. My Sephora box sat in the mailbox over the full weekend and had multiple lip products and not one was melted; it was 100 yesterday and today when I retrieved it. The photos are a very realistic depiction of the product rec iced, as they looked on arrival. That’s exactly what I want to see. For airbrushed swatches and other pics I can just go to the company website but I much prefer seeing it as it appears IRL. So thanks Ragan for showing us what you actually got in the form it was received.

      • Oh please, nobody was asking for photoshopped swatches.

        It’s okay, Ragan, you usually have amazing, well thought out reviews. Who cares about one swatch.

    • I really think heat was an issue here– that said, it’s the middle of summer. We will try and plan more accordingly so this doesn’t happen in the future.

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