LunaBabe Box Lifestyle Subscription Review – August 2018
LunaBabe Box is a new subscription that offers up the “best in beauty, fitness, wellness, home, and everything in between.” Each box is unique and is customized to your style profile.
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About LunaBabe Box
The Subscription Box: LunaBabe Box
The Cost: $29.99 a month + free US shipping
The Products: Anything from cosmetics, to arts and crafts, to books, and more!
Ships to: the US for free and Canada for $19.99
Good to Know: Sign up before the 18th of the month to receive that month’s box!
Also Good to Know: LunaBabe sources their items from various suppliers who buy in bulk. Nothing you receive should be expired, but it’s not going to be something brand new on the market.
LunaBabe Box August 2018 Review
When you subscribe to LunaBabe Box you take a very detailed quiz in order to try and customize a box that you will really love. After my June box, I reached out to customer service to try and update my profile and be more specific in my preferences. This box does not come with an info sheet, so let’s just dive right in!
I am a big fan of Tarte eyeshadows, and I find their metallic shadows to be especially swoon-worthy. Shake Down is a gorgeous bronze taupe, and it can be worn by itself for a quick pop of color or in a full-on look as a transition shade. It applies beautifully and isn’t patchy or dry.
Here it is swatched!
I have notoriously awful cuticles, and I recently realized that I am slightly allergic to an ingredient used in acrylic which is most likely the root of the issue. I can’t give up my acrylic nails, so now I am trying to make a concerted effort to apply cuticle oils, butters, and creams at least once a day. I have used this before and I liked how thick and moisturizing it is without leaving my entire hand feeling greasy.
Born To Sparkle Glitter Infused Bath Salts, 7 oz
I’ll never turn down a bath salt, and the little sparkle of glitter these provides is a fun twist. These didn’t really have a scent, but I had fun adding them to my bath. A little glitter was left behind but my next shower took care of that.
Ulta Beauty Blush Brush
Ulta Beauty Eyeshadow Brush
These two brushes came packed in a plastic sleeve similar to the way brushes are packed in Ulta’s gifts with purchase. That is probably what these were at some point, but hey—they’re new, the quality is decent, and the brushes are soft. I used the eyeshadow brush to swatch the Tarte shadow and I was happy with how it picked up the color.
Post-it® Super Sticky Notes, Sunglasses Shaped – Estimated Value $3.99
I think almost every office on the planet has post-its in some fashion, and these super sticky sunglasses shaped ones are perfect for adding some pizazz compared to the standard pale yellow. I appreciate the super sticky aspect because if I am sticking something to the bottom of my desktop monitor they often fall off within a day or two. Not with these babies!
Victoria’s Secret Pink 3-wick Candle in Cotton + Gardenia
This is where the personalization aspect of LunaBabe Box comes in for the win. As soon as I opened the box I immediately started internally shouting “CANDLE! CANDLE” because I really love candles and I was so excited to see a three wick candle taking up space in the box. Victoria’s Secret no longer offers candles so I couldn’t get a price comparison, but I do think the design of the candle itself is really cute. The cotton and gardenia scent is very light and clean- this would be a great candle for the powder room or bathroom when you’re about to sink into a bubble bath.
Flower Lip Product
I am not sure what is up with this. I don’t know if it is a lip balm or gloss but there is a dried flower inside in the current trendy way. This did not come sealed, and I don’t feel comfortable putting an unsealed lip product on my lips.
This notebook is a bit neat in that it comes wrapped in a hard shell that unfolds. I think this would be perfect for someone who keeps notebooks in their purse if they’re a writer and need to jot down inspiration as it strikes because the shell will protect the notebook pages. I could also see this being a cute diary for a younger girl, too!
Luminate Rejuvenating Rose Cream, 1.7 oz
The brand’s shop is currently taking a break so I couldn’t find more information about the product. This, combined with the fact that there was no seal or box (to be fair, I don’t know if they come sealed to begin with), made me decide to pass on trying this to be on the safe side.
Verdict: I think the best way to enjoy your LunaBabe Box subscription is by having realistic expectations. Think of LunaBabe Box as your personal shopper through the aisles of TJ Maxx, where the more details you provide the happier you will be. If I walked into TJ Maxx and came out with a Tarte eyeshadow, some bath salts, some good cuticle butter, some makeup brushes, and a 3-wick candle from a trendy brand for $30, I would be happy. Therefore, I am happy with this box. There are some misses, and in the future, I would recommend LunaBabe only send out products that are sealed or are in their original box. Overall, however, I do think LunaBabe continues to improve as the months progress. If you are thinking about subscribing, make sure to provide as much detail as you can think of to your profile! They really knocked it out of the park by including that candle, and as soon as I saw it the unboxing process became so much more fun.
To Wrap Up:
Can you get this box if you sign up today? No, but sign up by the 18th of this month to get the September box.
Value Breakdown: This box costs $29.99 + free shipping, which means that each of the 10 items in the box has an average cost of $3.00!
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