Pearlesque Box Subscription Review + Coupon – March 2019


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Pearlesque Box

Pearlesque Box is a monthly subscription box that highlights one natural beauty brand each month. They include full size and deluxe size products, so it is a great way to really try out a brand and see if it is for you.

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contents of march Pearlesque Box

About This Natural Beauty Box

The Subscription Box: Pearlesque Box

The Cost: $39.95/month + free shipping

The Products: Pearlesque box will feature one brand each month from a different region of the world. Allowing you to discover the world’s hidden gems through a minimum of 1 full-size and 2 to 4 travel size products from each brand.

Ships to: US

Pearlesque Box March 2019 Review feat. Franklin & Whitman

Pearlesque Box info card for Franklin and Whitman

This month’s featured brand is Franklin & Whitman.

details for products on Pearlesque Box info card for Franklin and Whitman

The opposite side of the info card details the included items, how to use them, their price, and a #pearltip.

franklin and whitman washington square botanical steam ingredients for franklin and whitman washington square botanical steam directions for franklin and whitman washington square botanical steam open franklin and whitman washington square botanical steam

Franklin & Whitman Washington Square Botanical Steam, 4 oz. – Retail Value $21.95

I thought that I had received this same product in another beauty box back in December, but it was actually a different botanical steam by the same company. This one feels more Springtime with the organic rose petals, lavender, and calendula. There’s nothing like having steam open your pores while at the facialist so this is a really fun and relaxing way to bring that experience home with even more uplifting scents. All you have to do is add a couple of teaspoons to a bowl of boiled water (letting it cool a little first) and place your face over the bowl while covering yourself with a towel to make sort of a tent. It seems a little awkward at first but the benefits and feel are worth it. It’s like tea for your skin! Really enjoying this blend!

franklin and whitman walnut hill facial serum back of franklin and whitman walnut hill facial serum franklin and whitman walnut hill facial serum with cap off

Franklin & Whitman Walnut Hill Facial Serum, 1 oz. – Retail Value $39.95

I love the DIY approach this brand takes with their handmade products which you can see from their simple yet effective ingredients. The serum is made with vitis vinifera oil, argania spinosa oil, rosa canina seed oil, punica granatum seed oil, d-alpha tocopheryl oil (vitamin E) which adheres to their “less than 10 ingredients” rule. Just one pump is more than enough product to spread across my face and neck. The consistency is rather thin, like a facial oil but does get soaked up by my dry winter skin pretty easily. On top of hydrating the skin, the ingredients should help lessen dark spots, fine lines, and scars. There is no scent besides the light natural oil from the ingredients and this really leaves my skin feeling soft and plump.

Franklin and Whitman Oak Lane Face mask ingredients for Franklin and Whitman Oak Lane Face mask directions for Franklin and Whitman Oak Lane Face mask open Franklin and Whitman Oak Lane Face mask

Franklin & Whitman Oak Lane Face Mask, 2 oz. – Retail Value $24.95

I had so much fun with this mask! There aren’t many things I enjoy more than mixing a powdered mask in my little ceramic bowl and brushing it onto my face. I just love the whole process. This particular mask has just four ingredients: rhassoul clay, theobroma cacao, curcuma longa, carbo activatus which they’ve created to fight acne. I’m normally pretty safe in that area but lately, my chin has been breaking out, so in addition to a full face mask, I can use this as a spot treatment for problem areas. I ended up using some geranium and white tea skin tonic I had gotten last month in another beauty box instead of just water to add some extra benefits to this mask. I love combining products I’ve received to make them even better, as well as experimenting with mask ingredients! I ended up making a little more than planned, but that allowed me to paint this super creamy and thick mask on with reckless abandon. After 15 minutes, the mask was almost but not completely dry and I used warm water and the help of a washcloth to remove the deep chocolate brown clay from my face. The result was wonderful and fresh but the ritual and downtime were important steps in getting there.

Franklin and Whitman Bella Vista Lip Balm open Franklin and Whitman Bella Vista Lip Balm

Franklin & Whitman Bella Vista Lip Balm, 0.5 oz. – Retail Value $11.95

Wow- really quite impressed with this balm!! The peppermint, orange, and rosemary scent is fantastic and the solid balm melted effortlessly as I spread it on my lips to create an ultra-moisturizing layer. This is definitely going to be my new bedside lip balm for nighttime use although it’s great all day as well. I like the little tingle the peppermint leaves behind as well.

Verdict: Pearlesque Box highlighted a great indie brand this month who is committed to doing more with less, using recycled packaging, and donating proceeds to pups in need. On top of all that, they make some darn good products! I’m pleased with the variety Pearlesque Box chose to include and was especially into the mask and lip balm (no surprise there, right?).

To Wrap Up:

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? The cutoff date to get the current month is the 4th, so this one is no longer available but sign up today to get April as your first box. Check out our most recent spoilers here to see what’s coming!

Coupon – Use the code PEARL5 to get $5 off any subscription

Value Breakdown: This month’s total value is $98.00. At $39.95 for this box, here’s what you are paying approximately per item:

  • Botanical Steam: $8.95
  • Face Serum: $16.29
  • Face Mask: $10.17
  • Lip Balm: $4.87

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Written by Marne Orenich

Marne Orenich

Marne is a lipstick connoisseur, record collector, and twice over cat mom. She loves discovering new clean beauty brands and has quite the collection of beautifully packaged serums and moisturizers.

Posted in Beauty Subscription Boxes, Natural Beauty Subscription Boxes, Pearlesque Box Reviews, Subscription Box Reviews, Subscription Boxes for Women| Tags: Pearlesque Box | 3 comments

3 Comments

  1. I don’t do facial steams, so I always gift any I get in boxes, but I’ve always wondered if they could be used as a loose tea instead. Lol. I’ve been too chicken to try it, primarily because I don’t want to waste good product if it didn’t work out.

    Was I the only one who could hardly read the info card this month? I don’t need glasses or contacts, but the backs of my eyeballs actually started hurting from the strain of trying to read it so I gave up. I appreciate the effort to add the extra info though.

    • Yes! The type was so tiny this month!

  2. The steam looks like pot pourri. I think it’s beautiful, but I put it and the mask up for swap, if anyone is looking. I am definitely keeping the lip balm though! It does smell wonderful.

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