Bless Box Subscription Review + Coupon – May 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 May 2018 review

About Bless Box

The Subscription Box: Bless Box

The Cost: $29.99 a month + $7.50 shipping

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

Ships to: US and Worldwide!

Bless Box May 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.

This box also came with some coupons and extra information for the some of the brands included.

Smashmallow Cookie Dough Mallow, 4.5 oz

Smashmallow Cookie Dough Mallow, 4.5 oz – Retail Value $4

I have tried Smashmallow before because I found it for sale at Whole Foods, and I absolutely love them. If you’re not a marshmallow person you’re probably not going to be impressed, but if you are like me and enjoy marshmallows you will find these delectable. The cookie dough flavor was a new one for me, and I am really digging the marshmallow-cookie dough hybrid that this sweet treat provides. There are also mini chocolate chips peppered throughout which added some nice texture. Honestly, the hard part for me is not eating the entire bag in one sitting.

Swirl and Sparkle Mini Brush Cleaner in Goats Milk, .17 oz

Swirl and Sparkle Mini Brush Cleaner in Goats Milk, .17 oz – Estimated Value $2.21, Listed Value $3.99 (buy the 1 oz version for $12.99)

This little guy packs a surprisingly impressive punch when it comes to cleaning my makeup brushes! Once I wet the top of the cleaner and rubbed a damp makeup brush in it, I swirled the brush into a cup of water. Almost all of the makeup was removed from my brush within a few seconds—I was a bit shocked by how easy it was. Because this is a small sample size it doesn’t have the surface area to clean a big face brush effectively, but this size is perfect for all of my eyeshadow brushes (of which I have about twenty). I am genuinely considering buying the full-size version of this, too!

L’Oreal Pure Clay Detox & Brighten Mask, Full-Size! Retail Value $12.99

Yay, full-size skincare! This is a charcoal mask that doesn’t become tight as you wear it, and it is designed to refresh and brighten tired and dull skin. This was gentle on my skin and comfortable to wear, and when it dries down you can see some of the oil in your pores coming out (the same way the Glam Glow super mud clearing mask dries down). I think this is a really solid drugstore face mask.

NCLA Nail Lacquer in We’re Off to Never Never Land,

NCLA Nail Lacquer in We’re Off to Never Never Land, Full-Size! Retail Value $16

I love NCLA nail polishes, and I am really digging this purple-tinged grey. It is a great neutral for summer, and the formula made for a really easy application. This is the kind of color I will reach for when I want my nails to look extra professional while still having a bit of fun.

Lesser Evil Buddha Bowl Himalayan Pink Popcorn, .46 oz – Listed Value $0.99 (Buy 18 .88 oz bags for $17.99)

This was really tasty. I prefer butter on my popcorn, but that didn’t stop me from opening this bag late at night and gobbling it down within a few minutes. Plus, I feel like this is a lot healthier for me than standard microwave popcorn. I think Bless Box really killed it with their snack selections this month!

Trestique Blush Stick in Bora Bora, .04 oz

Trestique Blush Stick in Bora Bora, .04 oz – Estimated Value $5.33 (Buy the Full-Size Version for $28), Listed Value $10

Subscribers could get St. Barths Pink or Bora Bora Coral, and I received Bora Bora. I am not a big blush person, and I stay away from coral-toned makeup as it doesn’t usually go well with my skin tone. That being said this blush is creamy and easy to blend, and it starts out sheer so you can build it up from a faint hint of color to a strong coral.

Shea Moisture Silicone Free Miracle Styler, 3.5 oz – Estimated Value $7.30 (Buy a full-size bottle for $16.69)

I think there was a miscommunication on the value of this because the full-size 8 oz version retails for $16.69 and this is less than half of the full-size version. This is still a generous sized sample, however, and I like the hint of shine it provides. It is supposed to help with tangles, too, and that probably is true for most people. My hair needs a little more horsepower in a detangling treatment, but I still really like this for shine and softness.

Simple Skincare Skin Quench Sleeping Cream,

Simple Skincare Skin Quench Sleeping Cream, Full-Size! Retail Value $9.99

More full-size skincare! I enjoyed the water-gel texture of this moisturizer, and even though this is specifically for dry skin it didn’t feel heavy when I applied it to my oily skin. I didn’t find this to be a groundbreaking moisturizer, but it did its job and absorbed well.

Art Naturals Whipped Argan Oil Hair Mask, 8 oz – Retail Value $13

I use deep conditioners and hair masks the way most people use regular conditioner, so I am always happy to see full-sized hair masks like this one. The whipped formula makes it really light and easy to distribute through your hair. I don’t think this would hold up if your hair is extra dry or damaged, but this is a good mask for maintaining your hair when it is already healthy.

Go Smile Smile Stain Eraser, 14 x 0.02 oz

Go Smile Smile Stain Eraser, 14 x 0.02 oz –  Retail Value $14

Well, this is neat! These 14 vials are made of glass with a cotton sponge at the end, and you crack the glass to get the product to distribute through the cotton. Then you rub it into your teeth! I did notice a small difference in the whiteness of my teeth after using these, however, I wasn’t a fan of the aftertaste. I will save these to use up before important events to add a boost when I really need it!

Ardell Beauty Hydra Cream Lipstick in Fox, Full-Size! Retail Value $9.99

This brown shade is really not my color, however, the lipstick itself is very hydrating and comforting to wear. Once I applied it I forgot I was wearing it, and though it doesn’t last as long as a liquid lipstick it lasts surprisingly long for a hydrating lipstick.

Here is the lipstick swatched above the blush.

Yu-Be Moisturizing Cream, .57 oz – Retail Value $6.95, Listed Value $9.99 

This is an extra-strong, ultra-hydrating cream that can be used wherever you have dry skin that needs help. I have been using it as an overnight lip treatment on some extra-chapped lips, and I am really happy with the results! I like that I could use this all over my face and body—this is kind of like a fancy Vaseline. One thing that is interesting is that the full-size version of this is 1 oz and retails for $16, but this size (which is more than half the full-size) retails for about $7. So you actually get more product for less money if you buy two travel-size versions instead of one full-size version.

Georgette Klinger Vitamin C Toner, 1.7 oz

Georgette Klinger Vitamin C Toner, 1.7 oz – Retail Value $12

I really like the rose gold packaging on Georgette Klinger products, and this toner is a product I haven’t tried from the brand. I thought it was gentle on my skin while being refreshing. I would need to use it longer than I have to really see if it helps with hyperpigmentation, however, I have high hopes!

Verdict: For $37.49 after shipping, Bless Box sent me 12 items with a retail value of $114.75. I am happy with that value, but more importantly, I am really happy with everything that was included in this box. Getting multiple full-size skincare items along with the hair mask and nail polish really made this a great box for me. This is only my second month reviewing Bless Box, but looking through Marne’s reviews leads me to think this is one of the better boxes Bless has come out with. Apparently, they also have a history of sending snacks that aren’t delicious—but that hasn’t been the case in the past two months. Keep up the good work, Bless Box, and I look forward to the June box!

To Wrap Up:

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

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 – New customers, use coupon code BEBLESSED for 40% off your first box!

Value Breakdown: At $37.49 for this box and an estimated retail value of $114.75, that means you are paying approximately the following per item:

  • Smashmallow: $1.31
  • Brush Cleaner: $0.72
  • L’Oreal Mask: $4.24
  • NCLA: $5.23
  • Popcorn:  $0.32
  • Trestique Blush: $1.74
  • Shea Moisture Leave-In: $2.38
  • Simple Moisturizer: $3.26
  • Argan Hair Mask: $4.25
  • Go Smile: $4.57
  • Ardell Lipstick: $3.26
  • Yu-Be Moisturizer: $2.27
  • Georgette Klinger Toner: $3.92

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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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21 Comments

  1. Question for anyone who has received this box. Was your Trestique sealed? Thanks!

  2. I had let go of my subscription, but this box brought me back! I feel more and more that Sazan’s theme is to care give and that the box is coming more in line with that theme. I find myself using product from the box throughout the day and even product/items from past boxes; and find myself being pampered.
    As a mom, life kind of gets in front of grooming the way I used to. This box is kind of bringing me back and do really appreciate that!

  3. This box looks fabulous!! I may pull the trigger and subscribe next month. Thanks for another great review!

  4. Wow that was a great box. This is back on my radar.

  5. Thank you for the great review Jessica! Looks like a good box I’m going to order that brush cleaner now since I currently don’t get this box!

  6. I have very fine hair, and the Shea Moisturize Leave in Detangler works perfect for tangles. I think it is one of my favorite hair products!🤗

    • I agree on the detangler! It is the best product for fine hair that I have found yet. I will definitely be purchasing it, plus I love the fantastic lock/seal!

  7. Wow, your nails look awesome with that NCLA polish! Great review! This is definitely a box to watch.

  8. this is almost just a beauty box tho…

  9. Re: the Shea Moisture leave-in conditioner. The size received in the box is 44% smaller than the full size product, and the RV listed is 44% less than the RV of the full size product, so I would say that Bless Box got the RV right on this one.

    Regarding this box, I am super impressed and sad I missed out! I stopped subscribing to Bless Box many months back after a number of lackluster (for me) boxes but I’ve been reading the reviews on them to see how they are doing and this is the first one I’ve been impressed with in a long time! I think they really nailed it with their products. I wish they would provide more full size products at that price point and since most are drugstore products but I could definitely overlook that since the quality is there. Going to check out the website for that makeup brush cleaner now!

    Thanks for another awesome review!

    • Thanks for reading, Anna!

    • If it’s helpful, you can still order this box with a code they have. Check out their FB, there is a post with the code.
      Totally worth it!

      • That’s awesome, thanks!

  10. Looks like a good box,has just about everything. Love your red,white and blue nails!!!

    • Thank you Katie!

  11. I don’t know. There isn’t anything in here that I can’t get cheap on Amazon or my local Walmart. I think I would be pretty disappointed to receive this. Maybe I’m just spoiled by Boxycharm and Allure lately? 🤷🏻‍♀️ But nothing in this box is exciting to me.

    • I have felt the same in the past except that there is now way to purchase all of these items for the price of the box and these items in particular I’m very excited to use or include in upcoming gifts!

  12. LOVE THAT POPCORN!!!

  13. I loved that popcorn. I received it in another sub box. I normally add a couple tablespoons of melted butter onto my already buttered popcorn, but this popcorn is good the way it is.

    I’d say this is a definite improvement from previous boxes. I do wish they wouldn’t inflate the already inflated RSV. When they say the box will contain over a certain $$ amount but you find the RSV to be less it’s irritating. I do hope they continue to make boxes like this, but just be honest about the value.

  14. Wow…one of everything in a beauty routine! Pretty much the only box I would need.. 🙂 I’m taking a break for the summer from boxes but will HIGHLY consider for the fall…!

  15. I think this a good value. I got the popcorn in a box and it is awesome for when you can’t make it yourself!

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