Beauty Joy March 2015

Beauty Joy is a newer subscription box that sends you out one hand-crafted jewelry item, one full size beauty products, and 2-3 samples each month.  Boxes are $15.00 per month or three months for $40.00.  Shipping to Canada is an additional $5.00 a month.  All subscriptions are self renewing so you can either let them continue or cancel before your next term begins.

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This months box was different again!  Inside was a nice blue box.

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Inside that everything was wrapped up pretty.

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The info card tells you what you got and how much it costs.

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Each month you get a piece of jewelry made in house by Beauty Joy.  I don’t mind this necklace but it is quite small.  I don’t have a big neck in any way and this is a choker on me.  Since I don’t get this box for the jewelry I’m not too upset by this but I don’t know that this would fit too many people.

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Bare Minerals Eye Shadow in You Can Never Be Too Rich Brown-$14.00 Full Size

This is this months guaranteed full size item.  I love the name of this!  This is quite dark but does not have any shimmer so it will be nice for a smokey eye or just contouring.  I really like mineral makeup and will definitely be using this.

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Urban Decay Perversion Mascara-3mL $12.00

I feel that you can never have enough mascara and especially since the ones in these boxes are almost always travel or trial size I can get through them quickly.  I think they should only make black mascara so the fact that this one is triple black makes me very happy.

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Ciate Nail Polish Mini Pot-$8.00

There is no colour name on this but it is a sheer micro shimmer pink.  It looks great over a dark polish but would give just a touch of sparkle on a bare nail.  I have heard lots about this brand but this is the first time I’ve tried it and I like it.  It is also 5-free.

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Pharmacopia Verbena Lotion-36mL $2.00

This is a cute little bottle of lotion.  It has a retro feel and look to it.  It is quite strong smelling but not offensive.  It did soak in to my skin quickly and left it feeling soft.  This uses certified organic ingredients and has many plant based ingredients as well.

This was my last box from Beauty Joy.  I am overall happy with the three I received and would recommend this box if you are looking for an inexpensive one that has a good mix of products.  This months value was $48.00, which I think is good.  The necklace is valued at $12 so most of that is the rest of the box.

Beauty Joy February 2015

Beauty Joy is a newer subscription box that sends you out one hand-crafted jewelry item, one full size beauty products, and 2-3 samples each month.  Boxes are $15.00 per month or three months for $40.00.  Shipping to Canada is an additional $5.00 a month.  All subscriptions are self renewing so you can either let them continue or cancel before your next term begins.  This months box was much smaller in size than last months but I was still optimistic.

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The first look is nicely wrapped and gives me no clues as to what’s underneath.  The info card has a cute Valentine’s theme and lists the items, retails and where you can buy more if you love it.

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Underneath the paper was the four items for this month.  The jewelry is in a bag so it stays secret for now.

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LipFusion Micro-Collagen Color Shine Lip Plumper in Bare-$38.00 Full Size

This is this months full sized item.  It has collagen spheres in it that magically are absorbed and plump up giving you fuller lips.  I’m not sure if any of that is actually happening but I like the colour and texture thought the smell is a it off putting.  There is no way I’d ever pay $38 for a lip gloss and that is triple the box price in total so it’s a great item.

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Silver Plated Heart Necklace-$20.00

They had originally planned to have all jewelry items made in house but this locket is from an Etsy shop.  This doesn’t bother me since this is closer to something I would wear then the other item I have received.  The locket is a good size and I like it.  It doesn’t look cheap and touching it hasn’t resulted in it turning black so I’m happy.

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Alexandra de Markoff Balancing Cleanser-14mL $3.00

This is a soap free cleanser that also moisturizes and brightens skin.  It comes out like like a lotion but then lathers with water.  As I’ve mentioned before I have no brand loyalty in facial care so trying out the new ones I get makes my happy.  New products and small sizes I can use up before I get bored.

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Bath And Body Works Hand Sanitizer in Pink Peonies & Pears-1oz $1.75

I have a bunch of these travel sized sanitizers from Bath and Body Works kicking around but I’ve never tried this scent before.  I like it.  It’s slightly floral with that underlying astringent smell that all sanitizers have.  With two little ones touching everything possible in public I always have one or two or seven of these in my bag.

This is my second of three boxes from Beauty Joy and I’m really happy with it.  The box has a value of $62.75, half of which is the ridiculously priced lip gloss.  I like the necklace way better then I like last months bracelet too.  I still won’t be renewing this box after my three months but I will be looking forward to my last box instead of just waiting for it to be over thinking I wasted my money.

Beauty Joy January 2015

Beauty Joy is a newer subscription box that sends you out one hand-crafted jewelry item, one full size beauty products, and 2-3 samples each month.  Boxes are $15.00 per month or three months for $40.00.  SHipping to Canada is an additional $5.00 a month.  All subscriptions are self renewing so you can either let them continue or cancel before your next term begins.  This was my first box from them, though it’s their third box ever,  so let’s see what they’ve sent out!

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First look gives you the info card.  It let’s you know what you’ve received, how much it would cost to buy, and a little info on the products.

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Second look gave me no more then the first…….

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Silvertone Chunky Bead and Pearl Bracelet-$10.00

I’m undecided about the jewelry part of this box.  I knew it was going to be included and some of the other pieces looked like things I might wear so I signed up.  This is a nice bracelet but I am just not sure when I would wear it.  Also I have really tiny wrists (really the only part of me that is tiny) and this is so small that even for me to wear it there is only 3 links left to join it together so if you don’t have tiny wrists I don’t think it would fit.  All the jewelry is made in house but the quality and construction looks good.

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Laura Geller Baked Eye Pie Shadow Trio in Blueberry Muffin-$36.00

This is the full sized item for this month.  The picture does’t show it well but only the top shade is super glittery and the other two have just a touch of shimmer.  I like this.  The color is good for me and I will wear this all the time.

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Korres Cherry Lip Gloss Mini-2mL $6.00

While this is a small sample I am happy with it.  It is a great color and it smells like cherries too!

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Femme Couture Get Luminous Luminizer-$8.50 Full Size

I expected this to have a texture like a lotion and it was runnier so I got a big blob when I went to try it.  That one squeeze was enough for my whole arm!  It has a bit of an odd smell to it but I like the shimmer it gives, it’s not crazy glitter.

For my first box from Beauty Joy I was mostly happy.  The box has a value of $60 and while I am not hugely fond on the bracelet, I am thrilled with the beauty products.  I have given this one the three month option so we’ll have to see what comes next.