This month’s Beauty Box 5 was not my favorite. So far, Birchbox and Testtube are front runners in my opinion, but it was still fun to try out some new products.
Tree Hut Brazilian Nut Shea Body Butter in Hawaiian Kukui $15/3 7 oz bottles (received 2 oz): This is ok. It contains lot of beneficial vitamins and is a nice consistency, but the smell isn’t my favorite. It’s a bit pungent. It leaves skin feeling nourished, however, so I’ll probably keep use it a few times, but do not plan on buying the full size version.
Evie Evan Purity Masque $10/.5 oz (received full size): I was really curious about this one because even though I don’t use mask’s regularly, I’ve been looking for a good one. The problem is (and I know this sounds crazy) sometimes I get really claustrophobic with these things. As it starts to tighten, I swear to you I begin to panic and have to talk myself out of jumping in the shower. This product is TIGHT. It literally pulls your face if you make any kind of expression. On the other hand, after I made it through the required 10 minutes, I rinsed it off to find smooth skin with visibly reduced pore sizes. It did make my face a little dry though. Overall, not bad. Not sure it’s exactly what I’m looking for.
Comodynes Self-Tanning Natural & Uniform Color Towelette $9.75/8 pack (received 1): Very similar to Tan Towels, which I LOVE. This one worked really well and was easy to use. I would definitely buy this again.
It’s A 10 Miracle Hair Mask $23/8 oz (received 1 small packet): I was pleasantly surprised with this one. I tried it after shampooing and left it in for about five minutes. It promises to detangle and it definitely delivers. My hair felt fresh, smooth and shiny after one use. Best of all – combing out my typical knotted mane was a breeze! Good find.
It’s A 10 Miracle Styling Serum $18.70/4 oz (received 1 small packet): I used this gel on both wet and dry hair. The good part is that it didn’t come out crunchy or sticky, which is what I was worried about. The bad part – it didn’t really do anything at all. Nothing noticeable happened besides maybe minor frizz control. It’s not something I’d buy.
Merlot Grape Seed Moisturizer $16/4 oz (received 3 1 time use packets): The main benefit of this product is reducing the signs of aging. I used it for a couple days and felt it was ok, but not great. It wasn’t very nourishing as my skin still felt a bit dry after using it. I think there are better anti-aging creams on the market.