Botanic + Terre Subscription Box Review – March/April 2018
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About Botanic + Terre
The Subscription Box: Botanic + Terre
The Cost: $40.99 bi-monthly + free US shipping. Save with 6 and 12-month subscriptions.
The Products: 3 – 4 full-size and samples of natural/organic products including makeup, skincare, body care, and hair care
Ships to: Free shipping to the U.S. and Canada, international shipping $21.99 (check out this page for the list of countries they ship to)
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Botanic + Terre March/April 2018 Review
Vapour Organic Beauty Artist Multi-Use Palette in Rendez-vous – Retail Value $46.00
I love the idea of a multi-use palette so I can have a few different products within one small compact for a light lift when traveling or just to cut down on how many items I keep in my makeup bag.
I was a bit confused at first as to what all of these were (mainly the “aura classic”) since I’m not super familiar with their products already. I found the video on their product page to be super helpful though!
The palette comes with three products that each have a unique shade. On the far left is their Halo Illuminator which is a highlighter to use on your cheekbones, above your eyebrows, and anywhere else you want to pop. The color is “Moonlight” and is a barely-there soft peachy-pink tone. In the middle is what they call the Aura Classic which is a multi-use product in the rosy hue “Virtue”. I would tend to use this as a blush since I love cream blushes, but it can be used on the eyelids and lips as well. The last product in the palette on the right is their Velvet Gloss for your lips in the shade “Hush” which is a soft nude color.
As expected from an organic beauty brand, these colors were quite soft, as you can see by the swatch. The upside to that is it keeps your makeup looking natural and minimal with the potential to build. The illuminator should def be on the light side and I loved how it looked on my nose specifically. The Aura Classic probably has the most pigment and looked great on my cheeks. The gloss is probably my least favorite just because it’s so delicate that I think I’d rather just use a balm. It did feel quite hydrating though. I ended up using my fingertips to apply all of these (which is my preferred method) and found the brush to be pretty unnecessary.
Bella Aura Night Cellular Renewal, 1 oz. – Retail Value $110.00
The next product is a full-size bottle of Bella Aura’s Night Cellular Renewal which I will call a “cream”. Right off the bat, I hate to say that I do not like the scent. It’s just a bit too floral for me and distracted me a bit as it’s on the strong side too. I don’t know why I am still shocked at beauty prices these days, but I gasped when I saw the price of this. However, it does have seven benefits, so maybe its worth it? While you sleep, this cream promises to help with the following: Anti-wrinkle / Replenishes / Renews / Energizes / Revitalizes / Rejuvenates / Rebalances.
Here are the key ingredients as well:
Gynostemma Pentaphyllum is called the immortality herb in China. It revitalizes and energizes the epidermis while delivering nutrition, hydration firmness, elasticity and smoothness to thirsty skin for a more youthful and radiant appearance.
Cistus Incanus is known as the plant of beauty. It strengthens the anti-oxidative defence system of mature skin plus provides nutrition and resistance against premature aging.
L-Glutamine provides increased collagen production within the skin. It’s proven to play an important role in the regeneration of fibroblast cells. It also has a natural whitening and brightening agent.
I’ve only used it a few times so far due to my dislike of the scent, but I may keep on keeping on since I don’t currently have a night-specific product that does this much. Aside from the scent, it is ultra light and made my skin hydrated and soft which is all that I can really hope for!
Verdict: This installment of Botanic + Terre has a retail value of $156.00, is just outrageous for a $40.99 box. Even though they promise at least three items normally, I was still pleased with the value of the two items I received this time. Even though I don’t love how the night cream smells, I’m going to move forward with using it each night because the benefits just seem too good to pass up. The multi-use palette will also be great to have in my makeup bag when I want to travel light.
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? Yes, subscribe by April 15th to receive this box!
Value Breakdown: At $40.99 for this box, here’s what you are paying approximately per item:
- Vapour Multi-Use Palette: $12.09
- Bella Aura Night Cream: $28.90
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