How to be a Redhead (H2BAR) is a monthly subscription box that was started by two redheaded sisters, Adrienne and Stephanie Vendetti. Their goal was to empower all redheads to feel confident in their looks by providing products at are “Redhead Friendly.” This means all items are free of heavy chemicals and complement red hair.
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About How To Be A Redhead
The Subscription Box: How To Be A Redhead
The Cost: $18.98 a month + shipping. Save with 3, 6, and 12-month subscriptions.
The Products: Sample and full-size beauty and makeup samples.
Ships to: the US, Canada, Australia, UK, and Europe between the 1st and 3rd of each month
How To Be A Redhead February 2018 Review
Included is an Valentine’s Day themed greeting card that has details on the products on the back and retail values.
On the back of the card is a handy listing with information about the products and their values.
Included as well is information on the importance of using oils for skincare and how to use the one included in this month’s box.
This month’s box includes Homestead Body’s Pure Love face oil, but also provides a coupon for free shipping on first order.
A coupon for Madison Reed Color reviving gloss is also included for 10% off and free shipping. Not too shabby!
Red Hair Flowing Cosmetic Bag - Retail Value $29.89
I am terrible when it comes to lugging my make up around. I have vintage makeup train cases for photo shoots, performances, and storage purposes when I am not on the go. I also have a few cutesy cosmetic bags that I have accumulated over time. Somehow, I destroy said bags, either by spilling product in them or filling them beyond capacity and busting the zipper. I have resorted to using freezer bags to carry around much of my makeup. That makes great sense for traveling, but on a regular day maybe not? So, needless to say, I was rather pleased to get a new makeup bag in this month’s box. I absolutely love the design and the size of the bag is able to fit full size items! The material is made of durable canvas, so this bag will take a licking and keep on kicking! That all being said, I am still stunned by the price of this bag--- seems a tad steep! Then again, this is coming from a girl that carries her makeup in a freezer bag!
Nue Laritzy Eyeshadow Palette - Retail Value $48
I love bright blue and green shadows, but as I have aged I am a sucker for a good nude shadow palette. Especially since lately I have been wearing darker and bolder lips. My go to lately is a Copper set by Morphe Brushes, but I am always excited to expand my collection of warm neutral shades. I like this palette, but the matte colors included are a bit chalky. The shimmery shades are far more pigmented. I definitely would suggest using a primer and applying with a damp brush for a bolder look. Otherwise, the colors in this set are fantastic. We all need a little warmth here at the Tundra, and these shades provide just that!
Homestead Pure Love Face Oil, .30 oz. - Retail Value $12
Now that I am in my mid-thirties, skincare has become a bit of an obsession. I use a few oils and serums to keep my skin in check and I am always eager to try new products. This is the Love face oil from Homestead Pure’s line. It contains argan oil, vitamin E, and jojoba oil. Often people get deterred to use oil, I know I was due to my combination skin that can get rather oily, but the oil regulates the skin and helps it produce less oil. This oil left my skin feeling soft and moisturized.
Madison Reed Color Reviving Hair Gloss, 4fl oz. - Retail Value $29.95
Maintaining dyed red hair can be tedious at best. Red hair fades so easily, so getting glosses and color depositing conditioner helps! I typically use Overtone brand masks or get a gloss at the salon between visits. There were two variants of this gloss being sent in February’s H2BAR pack and I got the Canella shade, which adds copper, gold tones to the hair. The other shade was a more vivid cherry red. I prefer my hair to be more on the orange side, so I am excited to try this product!
Earthly Body Lavender Hand Lotion, 1 fl oz. - Listed Value $1.99 (Buy a 7 fl oz. bottle for $10.99)
This is my favorite item in this month’s H2BAR box! My hands are constantly dry and patchy and this lotion makes them incredibly smooth without feeling greasy. Plus, the lavender and hemp smell is so pleasing. It has this spicy yet relaxing scent I cannot get enough of. If this tells you something, I have already managed to use this entire sample size up in less than a month! I think it is time for me to get myself the big girl tube.
Amanda Blakely Cleanser, 6.26 fl oz. - List Value $44.99 (currently sold out)
Like I said prior, I am on a killer skincare kick, so I was excited to see this cleanser being included. The texture is a bit thicker, almost like a grittier sunscreen. I usually use Philosophy’s Purity, so the consistency and texture were way different in comparison. This face wash left my skin feeling soft and clean. Thumbs up!
Verdict: H2BAR constantly and consistently slays! I am immensely impressed by the selections for this month’s box in terms of quality and cost. The majority of the products sent this month were full sizes like the Amanda Blakely cleanser, the Madison Reed hair gloss, and the Laritzy eyeshadow palette! I also was pleased to see so many brands I wasn’t familiarized with to try out. H2BAR is definitely a box I look forward to getting every month! This box cost me $18.98 including free shipping,
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? This box is currently sold out, but order by 18th of each month and your box will ship on the 1st of the following month.
Value Breakdown: At $18.98 for this box, here’s what you are paying approximately per item:
- Cosmetic Bag: $3.40
- Palette: $5.46
- Love Face Oil: $1.37
- Hair Gloss: $3.41
- Lavender Lotion: $0.23
- Cleanser: $5.12
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