Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Handmade Beauty Box Review

The Handmade Beauty Box is definitely a new concept in beauty subscription boxes! When we were approached to review the newest beauty subscription box, we were rather skeptical. Honestly, we like our beauty boxes filled with pre-made goodies. But, never ones to shy away from a challenge we met the new concept head on.

We received the Handmade Beauty Box March 2015: Cuticle Balms and Lip Balms box, which happened to be perfect timing as we were in need of some serious cuticle rescue.

In The Box:
  • Shea Butter
  • White Beeswax
  • Avocado Oil
  • Passion Fruit Rose Fragrance & Flavor Oil
  • 15 Mini Tins
  • 2 Droppers
  • 1 Cuticle Pusher and Mini Nail File
  • Finished Labels
  • Instructions

Everything that we needed to make cuticle cream and lip balm was included! All we needed to do was grab a saucepan and measuring cup in the kitchen. Creating the balm was very simple. We mixed the shea butter, beeswax, and avocado oil together in the saucepan over a low heat (the directions instruct to use the microwave – but we like to color outside the lines!) until the ingredients were melted. We then added Passion Fruit Rose Fragrance & Flavor Oil and mixed. We carefully filled the provided tins and after allowing the balm to cool for a few hours, viola … cuticle and lip balm! We applied the provided labels after, and we actually should have done so before adding the balm to the tins, but live and learn. The finished product was good and this was a fun DIY project.

Handmade Beauty Box is $29.99 a month (shipping included), and you can order just one month or sign up for 1-, 3- or 12 months. The Handmade Beauty Box was conceived by Anne-Marie Faiola of Bramble Berry Soap Supplies and all recipes are tested before they go out to customers. Overall, the Handmade Beauty Box is an interesting experience and easily worth the price. Plus, there is an entire “Handmade” community that shares their tips. Not bad for the DIY crew. To learn more visit Handmade Beauty Box and visit them on Facebook.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for the shout out! We love that you colored outside the lines too =) Way to get creative!
    -Handmade Beauty Box