Bless Box Subscription Review + Coupon – April 2018


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Bless Box is a monthly lifestyle subscription box for women, curated by Sazan Hendrix. Each box will include items in the beauty, health, food categories.

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Bless Box April 2018 review

About Bless Box

The Subscription Box: Bless Box

The Cost: $29.99 a month + $7.50 shipping

LIMITED TIME DEAL: Use code BLESSMOM to get a free box with any subscription!

The Products: Each box will include items in the beauty, health, food categories curated by Sazan Hendrix.

Ships to: US and Worldwide!

Bless Box April 2018 Review

 

Bless Box has gotten a recent makeover with their box, and an info booklet that comes along with it. Inside, find the items included and listed values, plus interviews and general life tips.

Salon Perfect Silk Noir Lashes, 3 pairs – Retail Value $8.44

I am not really into fake lashes, but for the sake of reviewing I gave them a shot. It took a solid 20 minutes for me to get them on semi-correctly, but I actually liked the end result! I am going to be hanging onto these for days I wear my contacts and want to look extra fierce. See me wearing them below.

Salon Perfect Get A Grip Brush On Lash Adhesive,

Salon Perfect Get A Grip Brush On Lash Adhesive, Full-size – Retail Value $2.98

I love that Bless Box included glue, and this brush-on glue, in particular, is one of the better ones I have tried.

Juice Beauty Phyto-Pigment Cream Eyeshadow Stick in Cove

Juice Beauty Phyto-Pigment Cream Eyeshadow Stick in Cove, Full-Size! – Retail Value $22

Juice Beauty proudly describes that these eyeshadow sticks start sheer and can be built up in coverage, but that isn’t how my experience panned out. This is so sheer, and multiple swipes didn’t increase color payout. This is a hard pass for me.

Here are the swatches. The top is me trying to build up color, the heart is one swipe.

Here I am wearing the lashes and the eyeshadow on my lower lash line. I did several swipes (pressing hard!), and yet you can still barely see it.

Deep Sea Cosmetics Nourishing Cuticle Oil, .5 oz

Deep Sea Cosmetics Nourishing Cuticle Oil, .5 oz – Estimated Value $14.95, Listed Value $26.95 for Cuticle Oil + Cuticle Pusher

This is a nice enough cuticle oil, but it isn’t anything to write home about. I thought the cuticle trimmer was a bonus, but it would need to be worth $12 to be worth the listed value that Bless Box put. The cuticle oil isn’t available for sale any longer, but when it was it was sold for $14.95.

Callyysee Perk Up Your Eyes Eye Masks, 2 pair

Callyysee Perk Up Your Eyes Eye Masks, 2 pair – Estimated Value $8.17 (buy a pack of 12 for $49), Listed Value $19.90

I love eye gel masks! I always feel refreshed after using them. These were no exception and left my under-eye skin feeling soft and supple.

Garnier SkinActive Moisture Bomb Sheet Mask, Retail Value $2.99, Listed Value $4

This is a standard sheet mask that was fun to use, and for the price, I would consider buying it in the store. It didn’t drip down my neck (always a plus), and it fit the contours of my face well.

Sol de Janeiro Brazilian Bod Buff, .5 oz – Estimated Value $2.31 (buy the full-size version for $25), Listed Value $10

This exfoliating goop can be used as a scrub or a mask, and since Sol de Janeiro became popular thanks to their Bum Bum cream, I thought it would only be appropriate to do a bum bum mask. Unfortunately, this tube is half air so I only got enough product for one derrière application. One of the things that stuck out to me when looking up the product is that it claims to “Encourage better circulation as you rub and play to create a Brazilian afterglow.” I read that after the doing the mask, so there was no rubbing and playing going on. My skin did feel smoother and soft, but I don’t know if there was enough of a difference to look at buying this in the full-size version.

Popchips Nutterpuffs, 1 oz

Popchips Nutterpuffs, 1 oz – Estimated Value $1 (buy a 4 oz bag for $3.99), Listed Value $2.50

I got to try these in a recent Degustabox and I love them. I normally don’t like peanut butter, but these crunchy puffs taste just like a powdery peanut butter with a nice texture, and I gobbled them down. I took these in with me as a snack during one of my finals, and I would buy these if I saw them at the store.

Juice Beauty Green Apple Cleansing Bar, 1.2 oz

Juice Beauty Green Apple Cleansing Bar, 1.2 oz – Estimated Value $3 (buy a 4.8 oz bar for $12), Listed Value $5

I am not really a bar-soap kind of girl, but I love the citrus scent of this one and that it is packed with skin-nourishing goodness like olive oil, coconut oil, and aloe vera. It suds up well, and didn’t leave my skin dry.

Bobbi Brown Eye Opening Mascara, .17 oz – Estimated Value $12.14 (buy the full-sized version for $30), Listed Value $12.50

This is a good, solid mascara that I enjoy having extras of! It provides great volume and that inky black color I crave. I also received a sample in the Sephora Favorites Lashstash To Go Kit, so see me wearing it here.

Orly Breathable Nail Polish in Nail Superfood, .6 oz

Orly Breathable Nail Polish in Nail Superfood, .6 oz – Retail Value $8.99

I have used Orly polishes for years, and it is because they consistently have great colors and formulas. The brush is a bit wider than standard, which makes the application even easier. Since I have worn acrylics since December of 2015 the breathability factor of this polish isn’t really applicable, but I love the color. Shown above is two easy coats!

Purlisse Blue Lotus Eye Adore Serum, .24 oz – Retail Value $33

If you read my Spring Bonus Bless Box review, you may have noted I am not impressed with how Purlisse prices their travel-sized products. That holds true with this eye serum, which is decent enough but nothing spectacular enough to warrant a $33 price tag for .24 ounces.

One thing to note is that Bless Box really embraces sending “past favorites” from boxes, and each subscriber was promised 2 past items with a retail value of at least $30. The Orly polish and Purlisse eye serum were my two items, but I saw other boxes on Instagram receiving Amika dry shampoo, Ella + Mila nail polish, and DeoDoc intimate wash.

Verdict: For $37.49 after shipping, Bless Box sent me 12 items with a retail value of $131.97. If we go by Bless Box values, the box is worth $144.27. That is a jump, and honestly, it isn’t necessary. I was really happy with this box by itself, but once I started looking through the listed values of the items I felt a bit deflated. I wish Bless Box would be more realistic in its values because it detracts from what was otherwise a really fun box.

To Wrap Up:

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No, but subscribe before the 17th to receive May.

Bless Box ships once per month, usually between the 19th and 22nd. If you subscribed on or before the 17th, you will receive a box that month. If you subscribed after the 17th, your first box will ship the following month unless otherwise stated.

Coupon – For a limited time, use code BLESSMOM to get a free box with any subscription!

Or, new customers, use coupon code BEBLESSED for 50% off your first box. Or, use MSA35 to save 35% off your first box!

Value Breakdown: At $37.49 for this box and an estimated retail value of $131.97, that means you are paying approximately the following per item:

  • Salon Perfect Lashes: $2.40
  • Salon Perfect Glue: $0.85
  • Juice Beauty Eyeshadow Stick: $6.25
  • DSC Cuticle Oil + Pusher: $7.66
  • Callyysee Eye Masks: $2.32
  • Garnier Mask: $0.85
  • Sol de Janeiro Bod Buff: $0.66
  • Nutterpuffs: $0.28
  • Juice Beauty Cleansing Bar: $0.85
  • Bobbi Brown Mascara: $3.45
  • Orly Polish: $2.55
  • Purlisse Eye Serum: $9.37

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Written by Jessica Hapak

Jessica Hapak

I am a staunch believer that pineapple doesn’t go on pizza and when I’m not studying for law school I’m relaxing at home with my cat. I’m a sucker for anything labeled a mystery box and I’ve never met a bath bomb I didn’t like!

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10 Comments

  1. I just received my May box? It has at least 13 full size items in it. The box is so FULL!
    If I knew how to post a pic, I would. It is so much better than my first box!

  2. I think they gave you a crappier box. Mine had a full size amika dry shampoo and an intimate wash (they included this a couple months ago also) instead of the orly nail polish and the purlisse (which was in my box a couple months ago.) The amika honestly is what made this box a little exciting to me and at a $25 value, also made it worth it. I feel this box is a couple steps up from their past boxes. I was going to cancel if this one let me down but will stick around for another month and see what happens.

  3. I was deeply disappointed in this box, especially since it shipped after I was charged for the May box. This box didn’t impress me. I canceled my subscription and am looking at different boxes with better customer relations

  4. Jessica, those lashes look amazing and really natural on you! I love the way fake lashes make my eyes pop but I can never get the hang of them either. After reading your review and seeing them on you, I think I might give these ones a try!

    The box overall is a bit dull as someone else said. Nothing I’m excited about, nothing that’s new or that I haven’t seen in a box before. I’ve also never been impressed with Juice Beauty’s makeup, although I find their skincare line to be great!

  5. Including Deep Sea Cosmetics in this box is really concerning. They’re a mall kiosk brand that makes insane claims about their skincare items and uses extremely pushy unethical sales tactics. They’ve received an F from the Better Business Bureau.

  6. Thanks for the review. I have actually never work falsies before or even attempted to put them on. So, great job! This box looks interesting but a little dull IMO. The only two products that somewhat excite me at the Callyysee Perk Up Your Eyes Eye Masks and
    Purlisse Blue Lotus 4-in-1 Eye Adore Serum. I’m going to wait and see what May box looks like before deciding yay or nay.

  7. 20 minutes, first time lash adhesive – Lol, you are a star!

    But once you get the hang of it they really are “fierce”!

    Loving your reviews Sugar. Keep up the good work.

  8. I read somewhere (I think on their facebook page) that they get prices to list from the distributors and that’s what they put in the book. I’m not sure if that’s true, but I know I have seen review of other boxes where the same item has an equally high listed price, so it’s entirely possible they really are just listing what they’re told to list. I do agree that they could look for the prices online and since it was still way over the price of the box, it wouldn’t have mattered, just throwing out that that’s what I’ve seen about why prices aren’t always consistent!

  9. I wonder why they send such a large box when its mostly filler and all the items are small and sit on top. It’s kinda disappointing. Like, I’d rather have a smaller packager bursting with items than a large one that’s 1/4 full.

    • Nicole, I was thinking the same thing!

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