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‘Tis the season of holiday parties, family events and festive nights out. But celebrating in style can be tough with a busy calendar. Our present to you: All the fabulous products you need to help you sleigh all day— and night!
From what I can tell, a majority of the products in this beauty box are cruelty-free and contain mostly natural ingredients.
Palmer’s Coconut Oil Formula 2 Step Hair Mask – 1 fl oz
(it’s a full-sized product, you can get it from Target $2.49)
Two-step coconut oil hair mask features a deep conditioner that locks in moisture for long-lasting hydration and a protective glaze that seals the cuticle for intense shine. The product is formulated ethically and with sustainably sourced ingredients. It’s free of sulfates, parabens, phthalates(can’t pronounce that one), mineral oil, gluten(because why not), and free of dyes. It has coconut oil in it(it’s in the name), among a list of other healthy oils. I use coconut oil on everything from cooking to moisturizing, I even use it to take off my makeup, so heck, why not put it in my hair. My hair is super long, I figured I would need two, so I went and got another one. I was right, I did need two. My roots tend to get oily by day two after wash so I didn’t use it at the roots. I used the two-step mask in my hair from the neck down, the formula smells amazing. I had been considering cutting my hair because of dullness and split ends, but I may just have to hold off another month. I am happy with the results, it put the shine back in my hair!
Biore Deep Cleansing Pore Strips with Witch Hazel – 1 Nose Strip
(from Target you can get a pack of 6 for $5.99)
Blend of C-bond technology works like a magnet to safely lift dirt and oil from your most clogged pores so skin looks refreshed and feels purified as ever. I keep my nose exceptionally clean and don’t tend to get many blackheads around my nose, but my previous experience with these is a hit or miss. Perhaps I just didn’t have anything to pull, the strip came off practically clean. I should have given it to hubby, he was curious to try it out only after he saw me using it, had to tell him there was only one that came with the box. I got him a men’s beauty box from Target that I will be reviewing next. Figures crossed that he will “spa day with me”.
Lumene Nordic-C Glow Reveal Moisturizer – 0.5Fl Oz Trial Size
(from Target you can get a full-sized 1.5 Fl Oz for $24.99)
Brightens, hydrates and protects the skin. The formula works to promote the appearance of more youthful-looking skin that feels plumper, smoother and looks more radiant. Apply to face and neck after cleansing. I am kind of picky about my moisturizer because I have sensitive skin and tend to either sway from dry to acne-prone due to reactions in products. It smells really good, it goes on smooth and leaves my skin glowing. It absorbs nicely and doesn’t leave your skin feeling greasy, tacky or feeling like it’s left a film on your skin. A little goes a long way. I love it, and it’s a third the size of the full-sized product, what a steal! It has natural oils from plants like sweet almond oil, jojoba oil, and even has hyaluronic acid which is super helpful, especially with those prone to dry flaky skin. I prefer serums, but I will consider this product in the future, especially for travel due to its size! I’ll use it until it runs out, maybe get more
Renpure Biotin & Collagen Thicken + Strengthen Shampoo – 3.4 fl oz
Renpure Biotin & Collagen Thicken + Strengthen Conditioner – 3.4 fl oz
(from Target the full-sized product is 24 Fl Oz are $7.99 each)
A custom formulated Shampoo blend of biotin and collagen infuses hair with weightless nutrients that add volume and strength, so strands look lusher and feel fuller. Biotin- and collagen-infused Conditioner formula soothes the scalp while restoring strength and shine, leaving strands silky-smooth. This product is plant-based, not tested on animals, and is gluten-free(don’t ask, I’m not sure why shampoo is gluten-free, but it’s a thing…). The products are also free of dyes, propylene, glycol, sulfates, parabens, phthalates and formaldehyde.
My hair may be super long, however, after a bad hair-cut, I’ve struggled with styling it, it lacked the thickness and fullness it once had. I told the stylist that I wanted my hair thinned and layered, this girl told me she knew what a layered haircut was. She thinned it out and pretended to know what she was doing, then totally lopped the beginning layer chunky, I walked out without paying. I had to go somewhere the next day to salvage it and I’ve felt my confidence drop since. It was a horror show. So, I was excited to try this product, I am in love with the results. It does thicken my hair day of wash, I could see results still working on my hair day after wash. Though on day three I could see it beginning to fade, however, it was time for another wash. I am very pleased! Three days of thick, smooth, shiny and great smelling hair, I’M SOLD! The scent is very light but quite lovely. It’s actually what drew me to buy the beauty box. I will be buying the shampoo and conditioner, though it is more than what I am used to paying. I think it’s worth it!
Good Chemistry Magnolia Violet Vial – .06 fl oz
(from target a full-sized product is $9.99 for 4.25 Fl Oz.)
Yummy perfume formulated with essential oils in notes of magnolia, peony, and amber will leave you smelling delicious. The fragrance is made from essential oils, is cruelty-free, vegan, paraben-free, and propylene glycol free. I haven’t bought any fragrances recently because the ones I already have last me years, and even though they change scent over time, it’s never been anything I didn’t like. I wasn’t expecting to like this one because I didn’t think I would like cedarwood and lemon, but it’s not the main scents, it just accents. I was wrong, it smells absolutely sweet, reminds me of flowers in the woods after a gentle rain. It doesn’t last that long because it’s a body mist, though it does have a longer-lasting perfume available. The body mist is perfect for a night out and it won’t cling to your clothes like other fragrances. It comes in a rollerball as well, perfect for the purse. I think I will be getting the rollerball in the future, hubby says he likes it.
Mixed Chicks Coil, Kink & Curl Styling Cream – 2 fl oz
(from Target a full-sized product is $11.99 at 12 Fl Oz)
Styling cream formulated with argan oil keeps curls conditioned and moisturized so ringlets are beautifully bouncy and seriously shiny. This product is cruelty-free. This product isn’t meant for my hair type, so I don’t feel I can properly review this. Though I do love the way it smells, you apply it to damp hair, it promises to condition, help to retain moisture, promote growth and adds definition for wash and go finger styling. Applying from root to tip, then allow to air dry. I’ll keep using it because I like the way it smells and I could always use it for my hair tips to keep them conditioned between washes.
Verdict: I do love the chance to try and review new products, especially that of hair care products. I actually found a new shampoo that I otherwise would have kept walking past. I found a new fragrance that I’ll be adding to my collection. I think for the price of this box, I got more value in the products than I paid for. Next, I’ll be laying out the math in comparison to the amount of product vs value from the full sizes.
- Palmer’s Coconut Oil Formula 2 Step Hair Mask – 1 fl oz — costs $2.49 at value
- Biore Deep Cleansing Pore Strips with Witch Hazel – 1 Nose Strip — costs $5.99 for 6, let’s value this at $1
- Lumene Nordic-C Glow Reveal Moisturizer – 0.5Fl Oz Trial Size — full size is 1.5 Fl Oz, let’s value this at $8.33
- Renpure Biotin & Collagen Thicken + Strengthen Shampoo – 3.4 fl oz — full size 24 Fl Oz is $7.99, value is $1.13
- Renpure Biotin & Collagen Thicken + Strengthen Conditioner – 3.4 fl oz — full size 24 Fl Oz is $7.99, value is $1.13
- Good Chemistry Magnolia Violet Vial – .06 fl oz — full-size 4.25 Fl Oz is $9.99, value is $0.14
- Mixed Chicks Coil, Kink & Curl Styling Cream – 2 fl oz — full-sized 12 Oz is $11.99, value is $2.00
The total value of this box is $16.22, more than doubling the price that I paid for.