Orglamix Subscription Box Review – October 2018
Orglamix is a vegan and cruelty-free beauty subscription containing loose shadows, glitter pigments, aromatherapy roll-ons, and more. Many of the items in the subscription will be unique to the subscription and not available in the Orglamix shop (although they will have the same great formula). In addition to the $34.95 a month Beauty Box, Orglamix also offers an Eyeshadow Edit box for $21.99 a month and a Pressed Glitter box for $15.00 a month.
They are now doing custom box prints every month and they’re quite pretty.
This box was sent to us at no cost for review. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)
The Subscription Box: Orglamix
The Cost: $34.95 a month + free shipping. Save with longer subscriptions.
The Products: 4-6 vegan and cruelty-free products from the Orglamix product line including fragrance, makeup (loose mineral eyeshadows and glitters!), and skincare products.
Ships to: U.S.
Orglamix October 2018 “Cabinet of Currosities” Box Review
This month’s theme is “Cabinet of Currosities.” That’s really what the information card said. I’m thinking they forgot to proofread and the last word is supposed to be “Curiosities.” Let’s see how Orglamix incorporated that theme into the month’s items:
The box came with an information card detailing the items and theme for October. It also lists ingredients, which is nice since these items aren’t typically available in their online shop.
Witches Brew Bubble Face Mask – Listed Value $14
I usually love clay masks from Orglamix so I mixed this one up right away (just with water as the liquid). It started bubbling, kind of a lot, but I figured it was fine since that was in the product name. Well, by the time I’d put a little on my chin and cheek, it really hurt my skin, so I washed it off right away. The first ingredient was baking soda and I have been sensitive to that in natural deodorants so perhaps I am also sensitive to it in face masks.
Witching Hour Charcoal Bath Bomb – Listed Value $6
I can get behind a bath bomb. (I think the difference for me between bath bombs and the bubbling face mask is concentration – one bath bomb in an entire tub of water is not super strong, and you can always get in after the bubbling stops, but a few tablespoons of baking soda in a little bit of water to form a paste is an entirely different matter.) I do like using skincare with charcoal in it as it seems to draw gunk out of my pores, but I had to scrub the bathtub a little bit when I was done with this one. That is not so unusual for a highly-colored bath bomb, though.
Practical Magic Nourishing Hair Mask – Listed Value $14
My hairdresser recently told me that my hair is so dry I should use a hair mask every day instead of conditioner so right now, I’m in that stage of trying to find just the right one. Anyway, I knew right away that this pump wasn’t going to do it for me as I use way more than you could reasonably get from a small pump, so I just took the top right off the bottle and started applying it to my hair. My hair was totally soaking this up, there was no slip at all, and I ended up using the entire bottle in one shower. (Oops.) I didn’t notice a huge difference and, at the rate I had to use the stuff, it wouldn’t be a practical solution for me considering the cost. But, depending on your hair type, your mileage may vary.
Pumpkin Spice Aromatherapy Lip Whip – Listed Value $15
This is super soft, as I found out when I pressed too hard with my finger to make the swatch (see below). But I think that is actually better in terms of being a functional, moisturizing lip product, especially as the weather turns colder. I’ll probably take along a brush when I wear this out of the house because I don’t want to be constantly washing my hands to ensure my fingers are clean enough to touch my mouth. At any rate, I love the color and the little bit of sparkle this has. (And it smells nice.)
Hocus Pocus Natural Eyeshadow – Listed Value $12.50
You’ll get one loose mineral eyeshadow in pretty much every Orglamix box (sometimes more). Sometimes the colors are rather neutral but sometimes they are pretty bold. This is wearable for me as long as I take it easy on the eyeliner. I always apply these over primer (UDPP is my favorite) and I find that they blend pretty well, too.
Here are swatches of the lip whip and eyeshadow.
Verdict: I calculated a value of $61.50 for the October Orglamix subscription box. The items this month were all exclusive for this box, so I had to rely a lot on the information card, but I think the values were relatively close to those of similar items in the shop. This box was a bit unusual in not having a fragrance item (unless you count the lip whip), but overall I’d say the contents were pretty representative. It’s a bummer that the hair mask and clay mask didn’t work for me, but that’s actually a pretty unusual occurrence, and the total value of the three items that do work for me nearly equals the cost of the subscription.
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No, this was October’s box and they say they ship around the 10th (in practice, it may be a week or two after that before the box actually ships, although this month’s box was received somewhat later than usual). You’d probably get the December box as your first one since November has already arrived for me.
Coupon – Use code CRATEJOY to save $5 off your first box!
Value Breakdown: At $34.95 per box, here’s approximately what you are paying per item:
- Clay mask $7.96
- Bath bomb $3.41
- Hair mask $7.96
- Lip whip $8.52
- Eyeshadow $7.10
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