Unboxing February 2018 Nourish Beauty Box!

This is probably one of my favorite Nourish Beauty Boxes of yet.  Let’s see why…  Nourish Beauty Box is an eco-friendly and organic products with some bold makeup items as well as skincare!  I have basically given up on Sephora and Birchbox for now ~ this is 3 times the cost as those boxes, but I find I am more happy with the curation of this box.

Nourish Beauty Box will contain four full sized eco-friendly, vegan, paraben free, cruelty free and organic bio-natural skincare and makeup products monthly.  Three of the brands are mainstays in the box ~ Nourish Nails (house brand for nailpolish), Peony Cosmetics and Seraphine Botanicals. The boxes start out at $29.95 and can be as low as $26.65/monthly for a 6 month subscription.  I recommend for USA addresses to use this link here for the $29.95 as it includes shipping.  For International readers, use this link instead, as it is less expensive that on their main site ~ free International shipping at $34.95/monthly.  I am not sure why they have two different price settings, but hey, you save a couple of dollars using that alternate link.

Informational Card

 

Peony Cosmetics Chameleon Powder Pigment in “White Lie”  This is an amazing shade of copper ~ very beautiful in its shimmering deep bold look.  It is highly pigmented and like all loose powders, this will have some fall out ~ but what I love is that this can be used in multiple ways:

  • Use it as a traditional eye shadow ~ you can blend it out for a more sheer wash of color or pack it on over a good eye primer, so the bold copper-penny shade comes thru
  • Use it to foil on your eyes ~ dip a stiffer eye shadow brush in water and then into the pigment. Apply quickly over your lids and the color will be really bright and glossy looking.
  • Lightly dust over face as a contour, bronzer or blush

This pigment is easy to blend as well, so it is forgiving on the skin.  Peony makes this in a variety of shades too ~ from white, fuchsia, purples, burgundy, blue-black, rusts and more.   .23 gram RV $18.00

Vegetable-Derived  Natural 

Ingredients:  calcium aluminum borosilicate, polyethylene terephthalate, polyurethane, synthetic fluorphlogopite [+/- (may contain)  mica, titanium dioxide (CI 77891), iron oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 7499),  tin dioxide (CI 77861), aluminum (CI 77000), fd&c yellow 5 (CI 19140), manganese violet (CI 77742)]

Seraphine Botanicals Earth + Charcoal Purifying Face Mask   This is a tiny pot of a wash off clay mask made with activated charcoal ~ to absorb excess oil and detox your skin~ along with kaolin clay, a white clay that helps remove dirt and debris on your skin, while absorbing excess oil and reducing shine; very good for oily and blemish-prone skin. Bentonite clay helps smooth, exfoliate and cleans pores and improves overall skin tone. This also has plant based botanical oils ~ such as argan, sweet almond, sunflower~ along with vitamin E and shea butter for moisturizing and nourishing your skin.   This is handmade in small batches and it is fragrance free, but it has a natural scent to it from all of the botantical oils.  Leave on for 5 to 8 minutes and rinse off.  I do not think this is worth $30.00 for .15 gram  jar.  That is really expensive and this jar is one application, seriously.  Thank goodness it is part of a subscription box, as this is the first time I am complaining about the size of a product.  As a sample, it would be fine, but this is supposed to be FULL SIZE.   .15 grams RV $30.00

Vegetable-Derived  Natural 

Ingredients: water, kaolin, glycerin, bentonite, prunus amygdalus dulcis (sweet almond) oil, butyrospermum parkii (shea) butter, argania spinosa (argan) kernel oilcetearyl alcohol, coco-glucoside, activated charcoal, helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed oil*, coconut alcohol, glyceryl stearate, vitamin E (tocopherol), dehydroacetic acid, disodium EDTA, benzyl alcohol  [+/- (may contain mica, titanium dioxide (CI 77891), iron oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 7499)

Simplicity Cosmetics Lip + Cheek Tint in “Fig”  This is great ~ I will never use this as a cheek tint as with my oily skin, it would slide down to my ankles, but as a lip tint, I love it.  Fig is a beautiful coppery shade that works well with the Peony Cosmetics White Lie mineral powder shade.  I did have to dig in a bit to get a color payoff, as it seems like the clear oils were on top and the color settles down a bit under  that.  It is slightly shimmery and it can be very sheer or built up to a lovely wash of color.  This is made with organic grapeseed, castor vitamin E and joboba oils, along with candelilla wax (vegan!!) with mica for some shimmers.   7 grams RV $16.00

Ingredients: Organic Grapeseed Oil, Organic Castor Oil, Organic Jojoba Oil, Candelilla Wax, Vitamin E Oil, Mica, Iron Oxides, Titanium Dioxide.

Nourish Nails in “You Are Enough” Every month, Nourish Beauty Box will include one of their own products  ~ Nourish Nails Polish.  Nourish Nails is an eco-friendly, vegan and natural water-based nail polish, formulated free of   formaldehyde, toluene, DBP, formaldehyde resin, parabens, xylene, camphor, mineral oil, phthalates, sodium lauryl sulfates, gluten, phenoxyethanol, lead, nitrocellulose, GMOs and animal-derived ingredients. One of the down sides  with water based nail polishes is that they tend to peel off my nails quickly.  I usually use both a base coat and top coat to handle that, but they do not last as long as other polishes.  I normally use water based polishes on my fingers, because I am a nail polish peeler and my manicures usually do not last that long normally.  I do not recommend water based nail polish for your toe nails.

This is so hard to photograph but it is a deep dark teal creme shade.  It is the perfect teal ~ not too green, not too blue.  I am going to have to do my nails this weekend and I think I will use this with last month’s nail polish, “Like A Queen”, which is an icy pale aqua.  It will look great!  15 mL  RV $12.50

Description: The ultimate, ultra gentle nail varnish formulation with a revolutionary water-based resin that creates a high shine coating that is both air and water permeable. This allows for oxygen and water to reach the nail bed to help nails stay healthy, stronger and to help reduce discoloration. The unique nourishing formulation provides a super high-shine coat, long-lasting color and a fast-drying finish.

Vegetable-Derived  Natural  

Ingredients: water, styrene/acrylates copolymer, acrylates copolymer, PPG-2 butyl ether, sorbic acid   [+/- (may contain) mica, titanium dioxide (CI 77891), iron oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), manganese violet (CI 77742), blue 1 lake (Cl 42090), red 6 lake (Cl 15850), red 7 lake (Cl 15850), red 33 lake (Cl 17200), red 28 (CI 45410), yellow 5 lake (Cl 19140), yellow 6 lake (Cl 15985), red 40 lake (Cl 16035)]

Final Thoughts

This is a beautiful box ~ the mineral pigment and lip tint match beautifully and will warm up the winter months. The teal nailpolish is a great contrasting color to use along with the coppers.  I am happy to get a clay mask, but I am a little disappointed in the size of the product.  So tiny!  However, Nourish Beauty Box normally has HUGE products in here ~ last month was a 4 oz tub of a coffee scrub, so it does even out in the end.  I paid $29.95 and received a retail value of $76.50.  Now, I mentioned it before but I will say it again ~ This box is a bit more expensive than other beauty boxes, but it contains all full sized products and the quality is amazing.  Sometimes, it isn’t about quantity, but quality and I also love that these items are items I haven’t received before in a sub box.  I believe this month’s box is still available here  They do not have coupon or promo codes, alas, but I think that if you are looking for organic, eco-friendly products, I think this might be the box for you.

 

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.