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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About Bless Box
The Subscription Box: Bless Box
The Cost: $29.99 a month + $7.50 shipping
ACTIVE DEAL: Save 35% off your first box
The Products: Each box will include items in the beauty, health, food categories curated by Sazan Hendrix.
Ships to: US and Worldwide!
Bless Box November 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 month we also got a list of ways to practice gratitude, and I especially like "avoid complaining for a whole day." I think if I personally tried this challenge I would benefit since I do think I complain about a lot of small things throughout the day. Good tips!
Skin Actives Brow and Lash Serum, Full-Size! - Retail Value $18.50
I am all aboard the grow your lashes trend so this is a great box inclusion for me. This has keratin, folic acid, and biotin in it, which should help my lashes to grow longer and stronger. You won’t see results without extended use, but the serum didn’t irritate my eyes at all. Since I am going to be using this on my lash line I won’t be using it on my brows to prevent potential eye irritants from transferring (also, because I don’t think my eyebrows need to be thicker??).
Nion Beauty Opus 2Go Brushes – Retail Value $29
These little silicone brushes are like tiny baby foreos! The surface area is about the size of a half-dollar, and they are battery operated and disposable. These aren’t the most environmentally friendly, but I love the convenience of throwing one in my bag to have a silicone face brush without having to worry about something happening to my more expensive face brush. The silicone is very flexible, and I actually felt that this reached the nooks and crannies of my nose and eyes better than other face brushes I have tried. Each brush will last for about a week, so this is a 3-week supply.
House of Lashes Demure Lite Lashes – Retail Value $12
I receive so many sets of fake lashes in subscription boxes that they are really starting to grow on me! I can't wear them when I wear my glasses, but when I get all dolled up I find myself reaching for fake lashes more and more. I currently don't wash the lashes after using and just toss them, so I am happy to get more pairs. These lashes are designed to look natural while adding some oomph, and the ends are flared to help you look wide-eyed and bright.
EDEN BodyWorks Coconut Shea Body Lotion, 2 oz – Estimated Value $2.25, Listed Value $8.99 (buy the full-size version for $8.99)
This smelled strongly of coconut (a scent I enjoy) and absorbed into my skin quickly. I will be honest though and say that I am not impressed that “fragrance” appears on the ingredient list before coconut oil or shea butter. With the wide range of body lotions out there, this needs to do a little more to impress me.
Perfectil Hair, Skin, & Nails Vitamins - Retail Value $17.99
Supplements like these are usually pretty pricey, so I am happy when subscription boxes include a full month's supply to try these before you purchase them. Rather than just being straight biotin this has a whole host of micronutrients designed to support, well, your hair, skin, and nails.
Kopari Mini Coconut Deodorant, 0.9 oz – Estimated Value $6.30, Listed Value $10 (buy the full-size version for $11.90)
I am one of those people who really have no problem with using deodorant with aluminum in it- in fact, I prefer it because I need that antiperspirant help! This is baking soda free and safe for sensitive skin and is made with coconut oil and sage oil to help fight bacteria that causes odor. It also does smell pleasantly of coconut milk!
Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray, 1 oz – Estimated Value $10 (buy the 2.2 oz version for $22)
Texture is never really something that my curls need help with, but I love Oribe and this product regardless. I like to use this when I am going to put my hair up in a bun to add some lift at the roots. I only use a tiny bit, though, because otherwise, it is a headache to comb through my hair after.
Viter Caffeinated Spearmint Energy Mints, 3 pieces – Buy a tin of 20 mints for $4.99
Energy supplements and caffeine are products I stay away from because they make me sick, but as I am currently in the middle of finals and my law school classmates snatched these up quickly in the library to try. Each mint has 40 milligrams of caffeine, which is about half a cup of coffee or energy drink according to the website. I imagine these would be great as a pick-me-up when you need some help but not a full cup of coffees worth.
Busy Beauty Showerless Body Wipes, 1 wipe – Estimated Value $0.69, Listed Value $1 (buy a box of 10 for $6.99)
Sometimes there is nothing in the world that feels as good as a hot shower, and sometimes you just want to feel clean after flying on a cramped airplane for three hours. These body wipes are perfect for the latter scenario, and I will be storing this wipe in my bag specifically for that purpose with my upcoming holiday travels. This has peppermint and tea tree oil listed on the ingredients, so I imagine these will be extra refreshing.
First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream, 1 oz – Estimated Value $6 (buy a 2 oz tube for $12)
This is a cult favorite loved by tons of people with dry skin, and I can see why. It is intensely rich and hydrating while being safe for sensitive skin. This can be used all over your body, and a little goes a long way and sinks into your skin quickly.
Bonus! Tarte Cosmetics Arch Architect, Full-Size! – Retail Value $24
This was a bonus item included to show gratitude to subscribers for the month of November. Subscribers could have received this or the Seraphine Botanicals liquid coal eyeliner, which also has a value of $24. I am happy with the tarte item, as I seem to have misplaced all of my brow products in a recent deep cleaning of my beauty products. This is a universal shade with a gel pencil on one end and a clear brow gel on the other. I found this to be a touch lighter than my typical brow color, but it was super easy to apply and blend. This product also came in my July Bless Box.
The Verdict: I recently decided to invest (*coughwastecough*) more of my time on Instagram, and I actually am a pretty big fan of Sazan Hendricks, the curator of this box. Seeing some of her life happening through stories made reading her letter and tips in the bless box feel a little more personal. I am happy with the items this month—especially with those mini face brushes and the lash serum! I think the booklet could be tidied up a tad, as I noticed some errors when it came to the listed value, but overall I think the value of the box is worth the $37.49 monthly cost. I calculated a total value of $102.73, and that doesn’t include the bonus gift of the tarte (though I wish bonus gifts were products we haven’t already received).
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No, but subscribe before the 17th to receive December’s.
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 you’re paying $3.75 per item, which is an awesome cost per item.
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