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Macy’s Beauty Box Subscription April 2022 Review

Taryn Lowman
ByTaryn LowmanApr 28, 2022 | 7 comments

Macy's Beauty Box
3.4 overall rating
97 Ratings | 25 Reviews

Macy’s Beauty Box is a monthly beauty subscription box that sends you deluxe product samples of skincare, makeup, fragrances, and beauty tools for $15.00/month. Plus, you also get a $10.00 beauty coupon for use at Macy’s in-store and online.

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First Impressions

 

Everything came neatly packaged together along with a helpful monthly booklet. The booklet goes over each product in detail, and they even sent along with a coupon for your next Macy's beauty purchase. This month's products are all about hydration for "April Showers".

The Products

TONYMOLY I'm Red Wine Sheet Mask, Retail Value $3

 

I haven't used a sheet mask in a while, so I was really excited to give this a try. I just got back from spring break in Florida with my kids, so my skin is dry and breaking out a bit just from the traveling and eating badly. This mask seemed to really help with my breakouts and left me with a tight yet hydrated feeling. My skin looked a bit red, even, the morning after I used it. I do wish it was a bit more hydrating—I was hoping to wake up to a healthy glow but I thought my skin looked a bit tight rather than smooth and hydrated. This mask is made with a 3-layer pulp sheet and red wine extract to help purify and reduce the appearance of enlarged pores.

Mario Badescu Coconut Body Scrub, 0.5 oz., Estimated Value $1.16 (buy full size 6 oz for $14)

 

My skin was so dry after getting back from vacation and I did get slightly burnt, so I was really excited to use this scrub. The first spot I used this on were my feet since they got a bit ripped up on the beach, and boy did this scrub feel so good! Honestly, it worked miracles on my dry patches. Using this as a full body scrub left my skin feeling so soft and just overall amazing! This scrub is made with Niacinamide Salicylate Complex to cleanse your pores, rosehip oil, rejuvenating meadow seed foam oil, and vitamin E. I might need this in a full-size to get my skin through another winter.

Mineral Fusion Mini Nail Polish Remover – 3 fl oz., Retail Value $6.99

 

This is an acetone-free polish but it still works hard to remove your polish, no matter how dark your polish shade is. It also helps to prep and cleans the nail surface to extend the life of color. I love that it came in a travel size, which means I can take it with me on vacation. While this isn't the most exciting item, it is something that I will get a lot of use out of it, and I really like that I can use it for my upcoming trips if I want to remove my polish in case of chips.

RITUALS The Ritual of Sakura Foaming Shower Gel, 1.6 fl oz. Estimated Value $2.98 (buy full size 6.7 fl oz for $12.50)

 

I used this once, but I decided to pass it along to my husband. I could not get over the smell of the shower gel, which really reminded me of shave cream from the can. Not a bad smell, just sort of weird for a body wash. My husband really liked this gel and that it really foams up, leaving you feeling extra clean. The gel is made with cherry blossom and rice milk so it is meant to moisturize while cleaning.

CLEAN Fragrance Classic Rain Spray, 0.05 fl oz., Estimated Value $2.20 (buy full size 1 fl oz for $44)

 

This scent is really lovely. It is that perfect blend of earthy, clean, and crisp, with a delicate touch of femininity. It is very light, but a little spray can still go a long way, so this sample really is going to last me a while. This blend has a top note of daffodil, watermint, and dewy melon. A middle note of water lily, spring daisy, and violet leaves, with bottom notes of woods and musk. This really smells like the perfect everyday fragrance!

Clarins Body Fit Anti-Cellulite Contouring Expert, 0.2 oz., Estimated Value $2.08 (buy full-size 6.9 oz. for $72)

 

This is one of those products that is going to take time and consistency before seeing any results. So I really can't speak to how this product works or how my skin is looking because I've only used it a few times so far. If anyone has been using this product for a while, let us know in the comments! This is a creamy gel that really absorbs quickly into my skin, which I love and it left my skin with this cooling tingly sensation when applied. They recommend exfoliating your legs before using the product and pairing it with their body treatment oil. When applying, you want to swipe the product up your leg twice and then apply light pressure from the ankle up 6 times, doing so on each leg. This works to target the appearance of cellulite, visibly lifting, firming, and smoothing hips and thighs. If it works, this sounds like a bit of a miracle product!

Shower Cap

 

Since I don't wash my hair often, I am constantly using shower caps. I am a bit picky about my shower caps because they have to fit my long hair in them without any issues all while being comfortable. I am so sad to report that this cap had an intense plastic smell right out of the box. I tried to air it out a bit for a few hours and wash it but nothing seemed to help. Sadly, I had to pass on even trying this cap because the smell was just too much for me.

Verdict

Macy’s Beauty Box focused on April showers and hydrating your skin. The sheet mask was a fun surprise since I haven't used one in forever. I wish it gave me a bit more hydration, but overall I think it helped with some intense breakouts that I was dealing with. The nail polish is always a welcome product since I use it so often for myself and my daughter. It is always great to have a travel size that I can take with me on trips as well. The body fit is something that I can't really speak to how it works, but I am loving how it feels on my skin, and just the process of applying it feels really nourishing and calming. They do recommend using this after exfoliating your skin so it was key that they sent an exfoliator this month as well. That is quality curation right there! Plus, the exfoliator works miracles on my dry skin, you can use it all over and you are left with glowing and soft skin. The perfume was a big winner for me, it is such the perfect blend of so many scents that I love. Plus, it feels so light and fresh like spring! I wasn't too overly excited about the shower gel because I wasn't loving the smell, and the shower cap was a big miss for me since it had a strong plastic smell to it. Overall, while this box felt a little light with a lot of smaller items, everything was basically a win for me. For the price, you really can't beat the quality and oh yes the curation!

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Value Breakdown: At $15.00 for this box, each of the 7 items has an average cost of $2.14. 

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Taryn Lowman
Taryn Lowman
Taryn's passion for subscription boxes started when she was gifted a monthly Birchbox. She is excited to discover more Mom and baby boxes to share with her family!

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7 comments

Danielle

I use a sheet mask every night, and while I don’t expect most people to commit to that, if you use them 2-3 nights per week I bet you’ll see a difference in your skin’s overall hydration.

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Snow

I thought a daily sheet mask would help my situation, but then I realized I was slapping x, y and z on my face without thinking twice about the ingredients! A lot of face masks contain fragrance and essential oils so for some people, that can be not so great.

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Kristin

LOL Rituals everything shower foam are my favs, great for shaving too!

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prettypony

I use it to shave with too!

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Luna

Hi Taryn! That nail polish remover is my HG… I do my nails weekly, and it annihilates any kind of polish I use. I just thought I’d share my personal experience with that travel size bottle… I got that size in last year’s Whole Foods bag, and I opened it shortly after I got it because I had a difficult to remove polish on, then I probably only used it once more after that (for the same reason), then didn’t use it again until something like 6-7 months later after I finally finished the polish remover I was currently using. Anyways, in that time about 80%-90% of the remover had evaporated, and I only got a few uses out of it once I finally got around to regularly using it. I know the lid was screwed on properly too, so it was weird it evaporated so quickly. I just thought I’d share my experience since you mentioned about holding onto it for traveling, and if you see it start to evaporate maybe it might be best to just use it regularly instead. 🙂

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Julie O'Boyle-Sharp

Luna! You just solved the riddle of where all my polish remover went😂 I thought my bottle leaked but couldn’t figure out why the items around it didn’t smell. Evaporation never occurred to me.

All that said, I just want to add a +1 for the effectiveness of the remover itself. I got mine in the Whole Foods bag too, and it works better than any other nail polish remover I’ve used. Also, if you don’t use polish remover often, you can find single-use packets at Whole Foods that contain a remover wipe. Great for travel!

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Luna

Ooh, I didn’t know they had single use packets for sale! Those would be perfect for travel, if needed (my nails tend to chip by day 2 or 3 and can look kinda sad by mid-trip, lol). I’m currently using a full size of the Mineral Fusion polish remover (I stocked up when I saw them at Marshall’s 😀 ) which has a different cap, and I haven’t noticed any evaporation. Granted, I am using it weekly though. But, I have a feeling the sample size evaporates quickly because of the push down cap which (I’m guessing) allows more air to “circulate” through the bottle than the screw cap the full size has. I was super tempted to get this year’s WF bag that had the sample size in it (despite my little hoard of full size bottles), but I held strong and passed. It’s nice to know I can pick it up there though when I need it!

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