Oui Fresh Beauty Box Subscription Review – January 2019
Each month, we’ll be bringing you our favorite makeup, skincare, bath and body, and wellness brands in the form of one adorable box. The best part? The products in this box are made with only the good stuff, because that’s what you deserve. We’ve scored every product that goes into our box to ensure it meets our natural beauty standards.
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.)
About Oui Fresh
The Subscription Box: Oui Fresh Beauty Box
The Cost: $29.99 monthly, $24.99 with a 6-month subscription, or $19.99 with a 12-month subscription. Shipping is an additional $7 a box.
The Products: 5-7 of Emma + Elsie’s non-toxic beauty favorites, delivered to you every month. Full-size products will be included in most boxes.
Ships to: At this time, they can only offer to ship to certain countries outside of the United States, including but not limited to Canada and the United Kingdom.
Oui Fresh January 2019 Review
You’ll find an info card that doubles as a print and lists all of the items, plus where you can buy more of them.
AILA + Oui Fresh Nail Lacquer in California Love – Retail Value $14.00
Even though the bottle has “+ Oui Fresh” on it, this isn’t an exclusive color since it can be found on AILA’s site. I guess just the bottle is exclusive? Anyhow- this salmon/coral color is really pretty and in the photo above, I only used one coat of polish so you know it’s super pigmented and has great coverage. Polish is something I kind of had my fill of in sub boxes these days, but it’s nice to know that this one is not just 7-Free but 10-Free which means it’s made without a ton of nasty ingredients that can be found in other nail polishes.
Eu’Genia Lavender Shea Butter, 2 oz. – Retail Value $12.50
I’m a sucker for products in tins, so this gold and purple one got me all amped up. I so rarely use straight up shea butter like this, but in the winter, I should be! It tends to feel a little greasy at first, but my skin always drinks it up once I slather it on. I love the scent of lavender so even though it’s on the strong side, I love how it fills the air and I keep sniffing my hands later in the day. This little square pot can be plopped in your bag or stashed in your desk drawer so it’s there when you’re feeling chapped and dry! The product itself is nice and thick but melts easily once it’s on your skin.
Delica Organics Nail & Cuticle Oil, 0.33 oz. – Retail Value $15.99
Haha- I almost screamed when I saw this one. If you read my other beauty reviews you know that Delia Organics’ lip nectar has been following me everywhere. Luckily, this product is actually their nail & cuticle oil, just in the same rollerball bottle. I can’t stop talking about the dry winter in my reviews, but it’s true! My skin is so gnarled and I need so much more hydration during these times, so this cuticle oil will help keep my manicures looking nice. Right now, it is TRAGIC. I rolled this oil (which has a light fruity and minty scent) around my nails and then massaged it in with my fingers. I instantly saw a difference in how much better they looked. No longer dry and cracked. Blech!
Timeless Beauty Bar Up In The Clouds Sheet Mask – Retail Value $7.00
This sheet mask smells pretty decent and is made with apple extract as well as aloe leaf juice and others. It’s meant to plump, rejuvenate, and intensely hydrate the skin and suggests that frequent flyers stock up. I’ve never worn a sheet mask on a plane, nor have I been in the presence of someone who did, but I’ve seen it on social media or people talk about doing it. Makes sense, but I don’t think I could bring that attn to myself. After 15 minutes of this on my face, my skin still had quite a bit of serum on it which, as always, I was instructed to massage in. I still ended up dabbing it with a tissue because sometimes I’m impatient for it to seep in. It definitely left my skin feeling soft and hydrated, although there was a slight bit of stickiness leftover.
Grove Collaborative Hydrating Hand Sanitizer Gel in Blood Orange, 2 oz travel size – Retail Value $3.95
Well, look at this, a Grove Collaborative product! I am always tickled when subscriptions collide like this. I’ve reviewed some Grove Collaborative products in the past and actually use them to stock my cleaning supplies at home. I find their own brand products to be pretty great thus far, but haven’t tried their hand sanitizer. Even though I find myself in grimy places like used record stores and estate sales, I admit that I am not an avid user of hand sanitizer unless I feel especially skeeved out. A big reason is that some of the cheaper or old school ones dried out my hands like nothing else and I hate that feeling. Grove’s is not only all natural, but also uses coconut oil which should keep things moisturized. I have to say- it does a pretty great job! Maybe I’ll pop this one in my bag since we are in the height of cold + flu season…
Verdict: The January Oui Fresh Beauty Box was kinda meh for me. The cuticle oil and shea butter are probably the winners, but I’m polished out as well as getting a little tired of sheet masks. This month, I received five products with a total retail value of $53.44 that cost $36.99. There are certainly better deals out there but they do usually have a decent mix of products.
To Wrap Up:
Value Breakdown: This box costs $36.99 ($29.99 + $7.00 shipping). Here’s what you’re paying for each item:
- Nail Lacquer: $9.69
- Shea Butter: $8.65
- Cuticle Oil: $11.07
- Sheet Mask: $4.85
- Hand Sanitizer: $2.73
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What’s your take on January’s Oui Fresh Beauty Box?