The Beauty Box by Bombay & Cedar is a monthly beauty subscription box from the folks at Bombay & Cedar, featuring 5-6 clean, vegan, and cruelty-free products with a value of over $100. They feature makeup, skincare, beauty tools, and more from a mix of indie and well-known brands.
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Even though this box was a bit late, I’m excited to see what they have decided to include in this month’s curation.
What's Inside The Box
The box arrives with a card that lists the products and highlights some of the beauty brands found within.
KNOURS Revival Eye Cream, 15 ml - Retail Value $36
There is no better name than ‘Revival’ for this eye cream from Knours. At first I didn’t think there was going to be anything special about this cream, but now that I’ve had a chance to give it a try, the name is perfectly fitting. This cream really does work magic and ‘revive’ your under eyes. Perhaps it has something to do with the wonderful slant of the applicator. Applying the cream with this contoured applicator brings a cooling sensation to your under eyes that seems to almost immediately tighten up the delicate skin, helping to create an instant boost of radiance. This cream also works against fine lines and wrinkles, and the applicator can be used for any area with fine lines (between eyebrows, smile lines, forehead, etc.). The Revival eye cream contains a powerhouse of ingredients including rosehip oil to replenish moisture and increase cell regeneration, a peptide combo called 4GF (‘4 Growth Factors’) to boost collagen and elastin production, and a vegan peptide ‘SYNake’ that draws its inspiration from viper venom to provide an instant tightening and lifting sensation to sagging skin. Bonus points for not having to stick your finger into the same tiny container of eye cream over and over again! I’m definitely a fan of this product.
KANELI Soothing Botanicals Facial Steam, 31 g - Listed Value $32
I haven’t gotten into facial steams. I pride myself on sticking with a dedicated/somewhat extreme skincare routine. But facial steaming? It’s not really for me, and I honestly don’t know anything about it, so we’ll both be learning along the way. Apparently a facial steam is a great way to rid skin of toxins and impurities, with the steam opening pores and encouraging cell turnover. The soothing botanical blend within this particular steam is designed to help improve skin health. Simply bring 1-4 cups of water to a boil and add in 2-3 tablespoons of the botanical blend. Let that mixture steep for a few minutes, and then lower your head toward the steam, close your eyes, and enjoy for between 5-10 minutes. After your time is up, apply a moisturizer or facial oil to lock in ultimate hydration. Although I’m still not a huge fan of this process, I do appreciate that the product is cruelty free and vegan. The formula contains a blend of chamomile, lavender, calendula, rosemary leaves, citrus peel, and eucalyptus leaves. Important to note is that the product’s packaging warns those with extremely sensitive skin or extreme acne flare-ups to avoid using.
NURIA Refreshing Micellar Water, 200 ml - Retail Value $22
I enjoy the Nuria brand. They are solid when it comes to their skincare products, for sure. This Refreshing Micellar Water is a basic staple of a product, but I’m happy to have it. Staple products are just as important as the rest. Trust me, I know… I am obsessed with skincare. Keeping my skin healthy and having it look the best it possibly can is a top priority that fuels my everyday routine. My skin tends to be sensitive, so it can sometimes react poorly to specialized makeup removers, wipes, etc. What works best for me when it comes to removing every stitch of makeup… Yes, micellar water. It works like a charm each and every time, even able to remove the most stubborn eye makeup. Nuria’s micellar water features a formula with chamomile, sage, and aloe leaf juice. The first two, chamomile and sage, contain highly potent vitamins and natural bioactive compounds that come together to gently wipe away makeup and impurities without stripping the skin with nasty chemicals. But this product wouldn’t be the same without the addition of the aloe leaf juice, which leaves my skin feeling soothed and hydrated.
KNOURS Bubble Burst Serum, 10 ml - Retail Value $9
Wow, another Knours product in this month’s box! Although it’s a pretty tiny sample, it’s indeed a high-end sample, so I was doubly excited to give this product a try. But then, I saw it… The number-one ingredient is rose water, and this serum is definitely rose-scented. Rose is not one of my favorite scents. It gives me a headache, to be perfectly honest. But this serum is so luxurious and hydrating that I’m doing my best to look past it, and to be fair, the scent is rather faint. I enjoy the gel-like texture of this product. It feels very lightweight and absorbs quickly, leaving my skin feeling much more buoyant and glowy after use. My favorite part about this serum is the little bubbles! You can actually feel them ‘burst.’ These bubbles are infused with gromwell root oil, which enhances the moisturizing effect the serum has on the skin, not to mention the rose water and triple hyaluronic acid, both of which also play a huge role in quenching that thirsty skin.
LARITZY Gel Liner in Nutty, 1 g - Retail Value $18
My Laritzy Gel Liner unfortunately was broken in transit so I didn’t get to swatch it, but luckily, I have received a handful of Laritzy Gel Liners throughout my years of subscription boxes. One thing that always perplexes me about this product is that it does not specify whether it’s an eyeliner or a lip liner. Despite my confusion, I’ve always treated it like a lip liner, so we’ll go with that. If anyone knows otherwise, please help a girl out and leave a comment below. For my makeup routine, lip liners are one of those products I tend to deem as ‘extra.’ In fact, makeup is one of the few things I’m not extra about. But what I do appreciate about Laritzy’s gel liner is the precisely pointed tip it has. The formula has a luxurious creamy texture that doesn't tug or drag while lining my lips. It delivers a well-pigmented result that can be intense, if you want it to be. The ultra-pointy tip makes it easy to apply with precision, and it dries down rather quickly, staying put for most of the day, which is nice. Now, back to the eyeliner vs. lip liner debate… ‘Nutty’ is a dark brown… Is that really something I would use on my lips? Not me personally. Someone else? By all means, go for it.
This was a pretty good month for The Beauty Box by Bombay and Cedar! I especially enjoyed the Knours eye cream. The cream’s formula provides instant results that you can actually see before your eyes. I always love seeing or feeling that a product is working. Nuria’s micellar water is an excellent staple product that I will always need more of, so I am thrilled to add this to my stock. Micellar water is the key for me removing every stitch of my makeup. We received two Knours products this month, and the Bubble Burst Serum is perhaps one of my new favorite serums out there. It feels wonderful on the skin, and the added hydration that comes from each bubble ‘burst is super satisfying for me as a person. Despite breaking in transit, Laritzy’s gel liner in Nutty is another good staple product, but it’s not something I would be using on an everyday basis in my typical makeup routine. Lastly, the Kaneli facial steam… I am going to be passing along this product to someone who will get much more use out of it than I will. Facial steaming isn’t something I’m into, and it’s not something I am willing to spend the time on trying. Overall, I thought this was a good box! The variety of products was nice, and we received a good blend of skincare and makeup products.
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Value - Was This Box Worth It?
The Cost: $31.95
- Eye Cream $36.00
- Facial Steam $32.00
- Micellar Water $22.00
- Serum $9.00
- Gel Liner $18.00
The products this month have an estimated retail value of around $117.00, which is an amazing value for a $31.95 box.
To Wrap Up
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