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The Bakery Box by Shea Shea Bakery Review – October 2018


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The Bakery Box October 2018 - Unopened Box Top

The Bakery Box is a monthly subscription box from Shea Shea Bakery. Each month you will get bakery-inspired bath and body products. Each month is a different theme (with new scents!), and most often the items included in the box are not made available for sale outside the box.

The Bakery Box October 2018 - Opened Box Front

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The Bakery Box October 2018 - All Products Front

About The Bakery Box

The Subscription Box: The Bakery Box

The Cost: $19.55 + shipping. Buy a one-time box for $23.00.

The Products: Limited Edition bakery inspired bath and body products

Ships to: US for $5, Worldwide for an additional cost

Good to Know: All of the products are cruelty-free!

The Bakery Box October 2018 Review

 

The Bakery Box October 2018 - Anti-Bacterial Refining Toner Front

Anti-Bacterial Refining Toner, 4 oz 

I haven’t had the chance to try skincare from Shea Shea Bakery before, so I was excited to try out the toner and cleanser sent this month. This toner is made with aloe, apple cider vinegar, and witch hazel, and it is designed to kill acne-causing bacteria and calm inflammation. I found this to be very gentle and it fits seamlessly into my morning skincare routine.

The Bakery Box October 2018 - Cotton Top

Shea Shea Bakery even sent some cotton rounds for us to use with the toner. I thought that was very thoughtful and extremely useful!

The Bakery Box October 2018 - Clarifying Face Cleanser Front

Clarifying Face Cleanser, 4 oz – Estimated Value $15 (based on a similar cleanser found here)

This cleanser is made with apple cider vinegar and rose water, and like the toner I found it to be gentle on my skin. Usually “clarifying” skincare products leave my face feeling clean but very tight, but I didn’t have that issue with this one. I still feel like my face was cleansed, but it wasn’t screaming for moisturizer (I applied it anyway). One thing to note is that this cleanser is very thin in its consistency- it reminded me of water!

The Bakery Box October 2018 - Caramelized Apple Body Wash Front

Caramelized Apple Body Wash, 4 oz – Estimated Value $5 (based on similar sized body wash found here)

This body wash lathered up nicely when I scrunched up my loofah, but the scent didn’t really remind me of caramelized apple—to me, it smelled powdery.

The Bakery Box October 2018 - Apple Strudel Body Butter Front The Bakery Box October 2018 - Apple Strudel Body Butter Open Top

Apple Strudel Body Butter, 2 oz – Estimated Value $6 (based on similar sized body butter found here)

Unlike the body wash, the notes of apple and nutmeg come through well with this apple strudel body butter. The butter is a bit heavy, and it takes a minute to sink into your skin fully. The whipped consistency reminds me of frosting taken out of a can—yum. The formula was too rich for my summer skin, but now that the weather is cooling off once this body butter sinks in there is no greasy feeling.

The Verdict: I thought it was fun for The Bakery Box to send an apple-themed box while also sending two new skincare products! There is currently no toner available for purchase on the website, so I couldn’t find a comparable value for it. That being said, the value of the cleanser, body wash, and body butter adds up to $26, which is more than the cost of the box plus shipping. I am sure the toner bumps that value up another ten or so dollars, and ultimately I am happy with what I received this month.

To Wrap Up:

Can you get this box if you sign up today? If you sign up today your first box will be the November box.

Value Breakdown: This box costs $19.55 + $5.00 shipping, which means that each of the 4 items in the box has an average cost of $6.14.

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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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4 Comments

  1. I was surprised how much I ended up enjoying all of it. At first I was thinking aww no not apples because they aren’t my favorite scent usually. I absolutely love the cream, the face wash works and the tonic water is my favorite! I have crazy skin in my 40s but this isn’t being rejected 🤗

  2. I really enjoy receiving this box. With the cotton rounds you can pour some of the toner in and use it that way and refill with more rounds or cotton balls. I do wish that they would include an info/item card.

  3. Great review! I have dry mature skin and was afraid to try the 2 facial products, but now, I think I will.
    I would really like for the bath and body boxes to put lots of body oils and lotions and body creams/ whipped butters for the winter.
    You and I don’t live that far apart, so I totally understand the warmer winter weather we have, but all the forced dry central heat dries my skin out really badly.

    When you get older, you’ll think about adding humidifiers too… but I worry about the bacterial growth in them too much to risk it.
    So, BOXES OUT THERE, please add the moisturizing BODY PRODUCTS back in! 🙂

    Lily

    • We have a VicTsing essential oil diffuser that we use as a humidifier. It’s very easy to clean and even comes with a little brush to clean the more finicky spots inside the container. It works very well and is quieter than the huge one we used to have. We got it from Amazon if you’re interested.

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