Botanic + Terre Subscription Box Review + Coupon – Spring 2019
Botanic + Terre is now a quarterly subscription box focused on all natural beauty products and ethically made lifestyle products.
My Subscription Addiction paid for this box. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).
About Botanic + Terre
The Subscription Box: Botanic + Terre
The Cost: $69.95 quarterly + free US shipping. Save with 6 and 12-month subscriptions.
COUPON: Use code FIRST5 to get $5.00 off your first box!
The Products: “5-8 items ranging from natural beauty, and ethically made fashion and home.”
Ships to: Free shipping to the U.S. and Canada, international shipping $21.99 (check out this page for the list of countries they ship to)
Good to know: Delivered via USPS and Canada Post
Botanic + Terre Spring 2019 Review
Botanic + Terre announced back in October that they would be switching from bi-monthly to quarterly, and begin including more lifestyle items in addition to clean beauty. Their spoilers and cost of the new quarterly box seemed to change a few times so it sounds like they’re still working out the kinks.
We are extremely excited to announce that Botanic+Terre is going bigger and better! What does that mean? It means we will be offering the best of luxury beauty, ethically made fashion pieces and sustainable home products all in one box.
We will only be releasing 4 boxes per year, so a new box for you every 3 months. This will lighten product load for you, so you’re not bombarded with too much and cut down on packaging material to better our environment.
For each new season, you will be getting 5-8 beautifully made products valued at over $250 for only $69.95 with Free Shipping to USA. Shipping includes a tracking number to know when your box has been shipped and when you will be receiving it. For international subscribers, shipping cost will be $21.99 with tracking number included.
OLA Bamboo Straws, set of 6 – Retail Value $5.59 ($7.49 CAD)
Ok, so these are a pretty awesome alternative to straws. Straws have been getting a bad rap lately, and for good reason. There have been a ton of alternatives coming to the market, but these might be the ones I love the most so far. They are literally hollow bamboo shoots. Not a bamboo composite, but literally a piece of bamboo, with all of its organic imperfections and beauty! This set of 6 comes with its own cleaning brush, which I recommend using on them dry before you use because there is some bamboo debris happening inside the guys straight out of the box. They are the perfect companion to the bubbly cans of water I compulsively drink at the office.
CD Cyberderm O+Lait Cleanser, 50 ml – Retail Value $32.81 ($44.00 CAD)
This cleanser was interesting because you are meant to use it on dry skin, similar to an oil cleanser in a double cleanse routine. This is more of a super thick oily gel, and it was very heavy! It kind of smells like oatmeal, which is really pleasant. This heavy formula did a great job of pulling all the makeup off of my face and left my skin feeling oily after but in a good, moisturizing sort of way. I do think you could certainly follow up with a fave cleanser if you prefer a two-step routine. The main ingredient of this formula is skin-loving jojoba oil, which contains a ton of healthy elements for your skin.
HAN All Natural Lip Gloss in ‘Nude Rose’, 0.28 oz – Retail Value $15.00
This color is so effortlessly wearable! It is a perfect rosy nude on my fair skin, though I suspect it would work for most anyone. It is smooth and shiny, and not the least bit sticky. This is the kind of color I like to keep close by as it goes on without any fuss and I don’t need a mirror to avoid mistakes like I do with some of my drier and bolder formulas. My lips actually felt better after a day of wearing this, super moisturized and smooth.
HAN All Natural Eyeshadow in ‘Sunset’, 0.11 oz. – Retail Value $15.00
This is my kind of eyeshadow. It has a little shimmer to it, but it is more of a glow than a noticeable glitter. The sheen looks super natural and dewy on my lid. This color is a beautiful warm rose gold and compliments my skin rather well. The formula is literally so smooth I can apply and blend it on my car in my tiny mirror and still look great! This is what I like to call a purse eyeshadow: a shadow shade you can just apply with your fingers in a rush in just a moment or two!
Both of these colors work really well with my skin and are effortless to apply for daily wear. Top: Lip gloss in ‘Nude Rose’, Bottom: Eyeshadow in ‘Sunset’.
Skin Owl Eye+, 0.8 oz – Retail Value $46.00
The formula of this eye product is really interesting and a little odd. It is something in between a gel, serum, and balm. It feels a little like soft jello. Its unique texture makes it super easy to pat onto your delicate under eye area without any rubbing or pulling. Its main ingredients are aloe, jojoba, and vitamin e, all of which are really great for skin in general and very beneficial for more delicate and thin skin. It also has a healthy dose of hyaluronic acid, which helps lock in moisture while allowing the formula to absorb into your skin. I put this in my fridge overnight and used it before makeup in the AM and wow did I look bright and bushy-tailed!
Skin Owl Maqui Oil Beauty Drops PM, 2.0 fl oz – Retail Value $85.00
I love a beauty oil, and this one is an antioxidant powerhouse! It contains Maqui oil, which the company says is a has never before been used in face oil.
SkinOwl invites you to experience the world’s strongest fruit antioxidant in a never-before-seen face oil. Intended for all skin types, the Maqui Berry Drops contain antioxidants and phytochemicals that neutralize DNA-damaging free radicals and reduce cell damage.
I think I might need to try this out for a longer period of time, but I can tell you that my skin loves this stuff. It is heavy, so use it at night. I actually blended a little bit of it with a face night cream, which made application so much easier. My skin was very supple and bright in the morning.
Verdict: Botanic + Terre’s had a ton of variety this month, which I really appreciate. The straws were such a nice touch and really align well with the whole natural vibe and mission of this sub. I always love getting a cleanser, and this heavy oil type was really unique and left my skin feeling like velvet. Both the eyeshadow and lipgloss were easy wins for me, and they now live in my purse for those days where I end up being (gulp) late out the front door. The beauty oil and eye serum were both really effective and from a brand that I have heard very little of. I love discovering new brands, especially clean and cruelty-free ones! This box had an overall value of around $199.40, which is great for a $69.95 box.
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? It looks like this one is still available until May 15th, or until supplies run out.
Coupon: Use code FIRST5 to get $5.00 off your first box!
Value Breakdown: At $69.95 for this box, here’s what you are paying approximately per item:
- Straws $1.96
- Cleanser $11.51
- Lip Gloss $5.26
- Eyeshadow $5.26
- Eye Serum $16.14
- Beauty Drops $29.82
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