Pearlesque Box Subscription Review + Coupon – September 2018
Pearlesque Box is a monthly subscription box that highlights one natural beauty brand each month. They include full size and deluxe size products, so it is a great way to really try out a brand and see if it is for you.
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About Pearlesque Box
The Subscription Box: Pearlesque Box
The Cost: $39.95/month + free shipping
COUPON: Use code PEARL5 to save $5 off your first month!
The Products: Pearlesque box will feature one brand each month from a different region of the world. Allowing you to discover the world’s hidden gems through a minimum of 1 full-size and 2 to 4 travel size products from each brand.
Ships to: US
Pearlesque Box September 2018 Review
This month’s featured brand is Magic Organic Apothecary! One side of the info card gives an overview of their story.
It all began in 2010 founder when Charlie Fowler started on a quest for healthy living following the birth of her daughter, who suffered badly with eczema. Having researched the alarming long-term effects of the petrochemicals being prescribed, it became the dream to produce a simple and effective organic balm to ease the itchiness and discomfort…The Green Balm was born!
On the quest for natural and organic ingredients she was drawn towards the ancient folklore of herbalism and introduced to the humble yarrow, a favourite amongst many herbalists, partly due to its array of powerful properties. With a background in art and design Charlie creates all the hand drawn illustrations, believing that the entire packaging of a finished product is as important as what’s inside.
Read more about them on their site!
The other side lists the products included, how to use them, and the retail price. They also include several #pearltips.
This month there is a shipping delay on the bamboo cloth that was supposed to be in the box due to the hurricane. Obviously, it can wait while things are sorted out so it will be shipping separately as soon as they receive them.
Let’s dig into the other items!
Magic Organic Apothecary Aphrodite Facial Oil, 1 oz. – Retail Value $33.89 USD
The featured ingredients of this facial oil (that comes complete with dropper) are rosehip seed oil, damask rose, rose geranium, and…marshmallow root?? What’s that, I wonder? It sounds really fun. Their website describes it as “the root and stem of the marshmallow plant secrete a cooling mucilage, which helps soothe irritation and redness and hydrates the skin”. Um, sounds awesome. The oil has a distinct rose scent and one single drop goes quite a long way. I was surprised to see how quickly my skin absorbed this and didn’t leave it feeling oily at all. Coupled with the beautiful packaging, this has a really luxe experience.
Magic Organic Apothecary Dreamy Mineral Soak, 14.1 oz. – Retail Value $32.59 USD
Now that it’s getting cooler, I’m going to be taking more baths so this came just in time. This bath soak is made with Himalayan sea salt, lavender, pine, and cardamom. It has an extremely strong pine/lavender scent when you first open the package that started to clear up my sinuses immediately. Visually, this is a stunning mixture with the different sizes of pink and white granules. Once plopped into warm water, they begin to dissolve and while the scent dissipates, the essence is still there, along with the benefits. This is really quite lovely.
Magic Organic Apothecary Green Fairy Absinthe Lip Balm, 0.41 oz. – Retail Value $17.60 USD
Though I talk trash on receiving basic tubes of lip balm in random subscription boxes, this is a place where they are welcomed with open arms. The packaging is once again delightful and I love the little fairy on the tin! The cap unscrews to reveal a semi-sweet scent of aniseed which I normally don’t like but totally works here. I love a balm that has a double-duty and this one not only moisturizes lips but also hands or other places that may need some softening once the cold weather rolls in.
Magic Organic Apothecary Green Balm, 0.50 oz. – Retail Value $7.82 USD
Speaking of cold weather, the last item that came in the box is a purse-size container of their original product “The Green Balm”. This all organic multi-purpose balm made with yarrow and tea tree oil can be used for a myriad of things from moisturizing dry hands, soothing skin problems, using on minor scrapes, or fresh tattoos. Although it’s slightly greasy, like the facial oil, it absorbs quickly and is thinner than I was expecting. Again, this is cool since it has so many uses and is great to keep in your bag or first aid kit.
UPDATE: I received the delayed item on September 21st.
Magic Organic Apothecary Bamboo Cloth with Hemp Bag – Retail Value $7.82 USD
I have to say, this item was what I was most excited about when the spoilers started rolling in because it’s not often that something like this is included in a skin care box. The cloth is INCREDIBLY soft and made from 70% bamboo and 30% cotton. Bamboo fiber is naturally anti-bacterial which makes it the perfect cloth to use to wash your face or rinse masks off with. At 11 inches square, this bright white cloth is also plenty large to cover your whole face when using. Really excited to get this in my rotation. The best part is that it’s also machine washable and the hemp bag is handy for toting it for travel (or to re-use elsewhere).
Verdict: I love the brand Pearlesque Box chose this month and found their dreamy folklore approach really fun. I liked getting a bath soak this month and am impressed with the facial oil and balm as well. The green balm is especially neat since it can be used in so many different ways. There’s probably no way I would have ever come across MOA without Pearlesque which makes it an exciting discovery.
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? The cutoff date to get the current month is the 4th, so this one is no longer available but sign up today to get October as your first box. Check out our most recent spoilers here.
Coupon – Use the code PEARL5 to get $5 off any subscription
Value Breakdown: This month’s total value is $99.72 (including the forthcoming bamboo cloth). At $39.95 for this box, here’s what you are paying approximately per item:
- Facial Oil: $13.57
- Mineral Soak: $13.06
- Lip Balm: $7.05
- The Green Balm: $3.13
- Bamboo Cloth: $3.13
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