Nylon Box Subscription – October 2017 Review + Coupon
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The Box: Nylon Box
The Cost: $19.99 per month
COUPON: Use code FIRSTFIVE to use code FIRSTFIVE to take $5 off your first box!
The Products: A curated mix of 5-6 full/sample size beauty and skin care products, plus small accessories.
Ships to: US and worldwide. (Free shipping to the US.)
Normally, Nylon Box comes with a booklet to guide you through each item, as well as a sticker sheet, but it looks like mine got skipped this month. Drat! Luckily I was still able to find all needed info online. 🙂
Now let’s get to the items!!
Milky Dress Bomb Pack – Value $3 (Buy a pack of 10 for $30)
I’m familiar with sheet masks as well as bubble packs, but this is the first bubble pack sheet mask that I’ve tried! Holy CRAP this mask is AWESOME. Two things: It smells wonderful (which most sheet masks don’t), and you only leave it on for 2-3 minutes instead of the usual 15-20. I love how bubbly it got and even when I removed it, my face was bubbly too! After removing, I washed the bubbles off of my face and felt squeaky clean! Love love love it!
Tarte Tarteist Pure Glow in Stunner, 0.16 oz – Value $8.29 (Buy a .56 oz tube for $29)
Wow- this is VERY pigmented! I’m not very versed in highlighting, but this is really quite beautiful. It comes out in liquid form and goes on really smoothly but quickly sets and turns into more of a powdery feel. It’s quite shimmery, so it seems best to start subtle and build on your cheekbones or wherever you need some highlighting. I’m looking forward to experimenting more with this pretty champagne color!
Venus in Leo Rosemary Grapefruit Deodorant Balm, 0.5 oz – Value $2.25 (Buy a 2 oz tub for $9)
Very cool that Nylon is including a small Etsy maker in their box this month! This looks to be a sample size about 1/4 of the size normally sold in Venus in Leo’s shop. I’ve been hoarding natural deodorant lately because it always smells SO NICE and never has aluminum in it. I really enjoy the smell of rosemary as well as grapefruit, so this is divine. I like the little gold tub it comes in and it applies easily to my underarm. It’s a little gritty I think due to the baking soda in it, which as we all know helps soak up smell and moisture.
Linné Botanicals Smooth Body Balm, 1 oz – Value $17 (Buy a 4 oz jar for $68)
I could tell right away that this was a natural product before reading any of the ingredients on the card. It has a distinct (yet lovely) scent that I recognize from other natural beauty products I’ve received. I spread a little of this onto my hands and they instantly turned buttery soft. This reminds me of a healing balm but can be used for everyday use on dry skin (or lips!). It contains avocado, beeswax, geranium, bergamot, and rosemary extracts to name a few. I am super impressed with how soft my skin feels! I’m pleased to know they make small batches of this with wild harvested, natural, and organic ingredients. I am certainly interested in this line now that I know about it!
Inked by Dani Hand-drawn Temporary Tattoos – Value $1.50 each (Total Value $4.50)
It never occurred to me that temporary tattoos are something that would be hand-drawn by someone, but it looks like Dani has done it! Nylon has sent us a pack of three designs which includes a holographic unicorn, a couple of back to back cresent moons, and my favorite, a simple “whatever” script typeface. Did you also happen to catch what cute packaging it comes in? So fun!
Nion Beauty Opus Express – Value $39.95
I was REALLY excited to see this device in this month’s box because I recently saw all kinds of face brushes at Sephora recently and have always been curious. It seems like almost all of the newer ones are made with silicone brushes instead of the old school nylon ones and the Opus Express follows suit. I received the pale pink version that takes 2 AA batteries (not included) that are easily loaded into the bottom. Once it has power, there are 3 settings to choose from to get your face clean which you can toggle through by pushing the single button on the handle. They are all basically the same with the exception of how strong the vibration is. Even the strongest setting feels gentle on my skin. The instructions call for you to apply your favorite cleanser onto your face, and then use the Opus Express by slowly moving it around your face in a circular motion for a minute and a half. I recently got a facial and the facialist told me that I should use a foaming cleanser moving forward (as opposed to a cream cleanser). This tool works well with foam, so I’m good to go! The silicone brush is also detachable in the event that you need to clean it.
Chef’s Knife Earrings by Vinca – Value $17.95
Hahaha, how perfect are these for an October accessory?! Another handmade item from a small maker, too! Go Nylon! These little knives are 1″ long and a great way to accessorize for this spooky time of year. These are a great item for me because I love cooking AND horror movies, and although they aren’t quite the same, I collect meat cleavers! The card these come on is also really cool with its red velvet anatomical heart. So cool!
Verdict: Nylon Box really knocked it out of the park for me this month! This has to be my favorite beauty box because it’s always so fun with really unique items I don’t see in other boxes. I’m happy to see them support smaller brands too. The facial brush is a clear winner for me but I’m also over the moon about the body balm that is insanely lush. For this $19.99 box, I received an UNREAL retail value of $93! Outrageous, I tell you!
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? Yes! Each month’s cut off date is the 20th.
Coupon – Use coupon code FIRSTFIVE to save $5!
Value Breakdown: At $19.99 for this box, here’s what you are paying approximately per item:
- Mask: $0.66
- Liquid Highlighter: $1.82
- Deodorant Balm: $0.50
- Body Balm: $3.74
- Temporary Tattoos: $1
- Facial Brush: $8.80
- Earrings: $3.96
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