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 January 2019 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.
St. Ives Hydrating Cactus Water and Hibiscus Sheet Mask – Retail Value $2.49
I am known among my friends as the sheet mask queen thanks to the frequency with which I wear them, so I would like to think I know a thing or two about them. Usually, I am using K-Beauty masks, and I was actually surprised by how much I liked this one! It fit well, had a solid ingredients list, and left my face hydrated and bright. K-Beauty products can be more difficult to obtain, and I think this St. Ives version is a great mainstream alternative.
St. Ives Hydrating Cactus Water and Hibiscus Hydrogel Eye Mask – Listed Value $2.25
I love hydrogel eye masks! They are one of my favorite ways to relax thanks to the cooling the gel provides, and I am always down to add extra nourishment to the delicate skin under my eyes.
Cora Sampler Pack – Listed Value $9 (learn more about Cora here)
This is a sampler pack of various feminine hygiene products from the brand Cora, and they focus on empowering women. With every Cora purchase Cora provides pads and health education to a girl in need, which I think is an admirable cause. I hate paying the pink tax, so I am always happy to stock up through subscription boxes.
ColourPop Lux Lipstick in Hey Mr. DJ, Full-Size! - Retail Value $7
I don’t have a lot of experience with ColourPop, and I thought this lipstick was impressive! The packaging is gorgeous for a $7 lipstick and the lipstick itself was pigmented and long-lasting. Hey Mr. DJ is described as a “soft petal pink,” but it definitely leans more red than pink on me.
Higher Education Skincare Cram Session Hydrating Lotion, 1.7 oz – Retail Value $33
Sweet, a full-sized serum! This is described as a lightweight lotion, but I view it as a serum because of how lightweight it is. It layers well with my other skincare products, and adds hydration, but not enough for me to use this as a moisturizer. I also like the fun branding with the names and packaging inspired by education (the box this came in looks like a book!). This is made with antioxidants, vitamins, and melanin to protect from blue light that is emitted by electronics. I love that a sample of their eye cream was included in the box, too.
Phyto Huile Supreme Rich Smoothing Oil, 1 oz – Retail Value $15
My hair absolutely loves hair oils so I use them every day. This is made with Squalane and macadamia oil, and it made my hair feel healthy and nourished. This oil would probably be a bit heavy for those with thinner, fine hair, but it was perfect for my thick curls.
Earthen Skincare InstantPeel Exfoliant, 1 peel – Estimated Value $8.33, Listed Value $10 (buy a pack of 6 for $50)
This was interesting- the third ingredient is shrimp extract! It is really similar to other peeling gels, but this has been clinically tested for sensitive skin. I used actives like glycolic and lactic acid in my routine pretty regularly, so while this was exfoliating it wouldn’t be something I added to my regular routine.
J.R. Watkins Coconut Milk & Honey Body Oil Mist, 6 oz – Retail Value $8.99
I love body oils and I love coconut, so this was an automatic winner in the box. It is a mix of apricot kernel oil, sunflower oil, rosemary leaf extract, and Vitamin E, and it is lightly scented with notes of coconut milk and honey. This was lightweight while still being hydrating, and the mist made application easy.
Yu-Be Lip Balm, Full-Size! - Retail Value $5
Yu-Be skincare products are known for packing deep hydration, and this lip balm was no exception! It is made with Vitamin E, beeswax, and sweet almond oil, and it is a great all-around lip balm.
Strawsome Glass Straw – Retail Value $9.95
I love drinking out of a straw, so I actually have a pretty impressive collection of Starbucks tumblers that I am consistently adding to. What I don’t have, however, is a glass straw to carry around in my purse and reduce waste! I do wish a case or something has been included to keep this sanitary in my purse, but I can make do.
L.O.V Cosmetics Best Dressed Long-Wear Eye Pencil in Majestic Amethyst, Full-Size – Listed Value $8.16, Retail Value € 6.99
This eyeliner was creamy to apply, but I was a little disappointed the purple wasn’t more vivid in a shade named “majestic amethyst”—it just looked black on my arm.
Here it is swatched below the Colourpop lipstick. I don’t need more black eyeliners, so this was a bit of a bummer.
The mask really helped with detangling my hair and making it soft, but I was bummed that I used about half of this sample in one go—I wouldn’t buy the full-size version because I would only get about seven uses from it.
EDEN BodyWorks Coconut Shea Body Lotion, 2 oz – Estimated Value $2.25, Listed Value $8.99 (buy the full-size version for $9.25)
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.
The Verdict: This Bless Box was a pretty good start to 2019! I enjoyed trying the St. Ive’s products, and the full-size lipstick and serum are the winners of the month for me. I also liked that the product repeats in this box were includes as “Saz’s favorites” from 2018 and were more bonuses then items to replace the main items of the box. I do 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 $118.18, which I think is good for the cost of the box.
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No, but subscribe by the 17th to receive February’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.
ACTIVE DEAL: Save 35% off your first box
Value Breakdown: This box costs $29.99 + $7.50 shipping, which means that each of the 13 items in the box has an average cost of $2.88, which is an awesome cost per item.
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