The Kit Beauty Desk August Edition 2018

The Kit is a box of goodies put together by Topbox.  They are a Canadian company and these are an extension of the monthly Topbox subscription but without the commitment.  You can go to their website and find an assortment of boxes that cover makeup and skincare items.  They usually put out one or two boxes a month and shipping is free in Canada  Boxes are normally $26.00 for The Kit Beauty desk, $49.00 for The Kit Beauty Box, which is much larger and contains more items, or occasionally they have a mystery box for $12.00.  This is a review of the August Beauty Desk Box.

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The Kit comes in a tube.  They mail it in a regular box so it doesn’t arrive damaged.  The whole thing is recyclable so that is great.  I haven’t found any other use for the tube but if you’re crafty you could repurpose it, as it’s very sturdy.

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Most of the time there is an info card in the Beauty Desk version.  This month has ten items included.

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AveryBeauty Shea Butter Socks

I have never used anything like this before.  These are a pair of socks that you slide on your feet and let them sit for 20 minutes  After that your feet should come out moisturized and less rough then you started with.  I rarely have 20 minutes where I don’t need to get up and walk somewhere but my feet can definitely use these after rocking sandals all Summer.

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Marc Anthony Hydrating Coconut Oil and Shea Butter

This is an oil treatment for your hair.  It is supposed to make your hair softer and smoother while nourishing it.  It smells great and after a while of dying my hair the ends need this!

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Pure Cosmetics Silicone Pro Beauty Blender

I keep getting these in beauty boxes and I have yet to use one.  I like my original pink beauty blender and haven’t felt the need to change to one of these.  I find the texture very odd.  I will give them a go once I destroy the one I’m using now.

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Clinique High Impact Mascara

Thank goodness for this!  I’m running low on mascara in my stash and this will be a great addition to it.  This is a volumizing mascara and will add length and definition to your lashes.

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Joico Blonde Life Brilliant Glow Oil

I’ve never heard of something like this but it is a brightening oil that adds shine and softness.  I’m not sure how it differs from a regular hair oil.  It smells nice and does add a shimmer to the part of my hair I put it on to try.

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Boo Bamboo SPF 30 Natural Sunscreen Spray

This spray is water and sweat resistant, fast absorbing, and non-whitening when you spray it on.  It also has UVA and UVB protection, which is what you should be getting from a sunscreen.  It is enriched with bamboo extract.

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Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream Skin Protectant

Thee boxes are where I get any high-end facial products I can’t afford normally.  This is one of those items.  You can basically use this any time and anywhere on your body.  It’s a face cream, a hand cream, can add shine, or can shape your brows.  It is gel-like in texture and smells horrible lol.

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Nena Clay Mask

This mask is good for all skin types and also exfoliates as it works  It has minerals and rare earth elements that help to protect against the effects of pollution on your skin, while it detoxifies and hydrates.

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Barefoot Venus Shower Gel

I’ve had this item before and this is not a scent I really enjoy.  It is a Green Tea Body Wash in Gingerly.  It does have lots of good things going for it though.  It has no parabens, mineral oils or synthetic colours.  It does lather up really nicely too.  I just have an issue with the smell.

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Morgan Tailor Professional Nail Laquer in Better In Leather

This is a black polish with silver sparkles in it.  I think it’s a good colour for Fall.  I just had acrylic nails put on so I don’t need any polish right now but maybe my toes could use a touch up in this.  I’m not a fan really of getting polish in boxes but since you can see what is in these boxes before you buy I can’t really complain.

These boxes are great to get.  They include items that are normally available in salons only plus higher end face products.  They are a good mix of hair, face, and makeup items.  You can also see everything you are going to be getting each time before you order.  These are not a subscription box but a one-off that lasts only for a while.

 

 

 

Beauty Box 5 December 2014

Well it’s now the last day of the month and unless my mailman is laden down with parcels today I am still short five December boxes. However I did get another one yesterday so let’s talk about that.

Beauty Box 5 is a subscription box that sends out 5 products or samples every month. They might be makeup, beauty accessories, hair, skincare, fragrance, body, or nail products. It is another of the cheaper ones at $12 a month or even less if you sign up for a longer term. They do charge $3 a month to ship to Canada. After last months lackluster pickings from them I had hopes it could only go up.

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This month theme is Happy Spa-lidays and the included items are supposed to help provide a few indulgences to help lift your spirits.

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The back of the card details the products and the first look under it seemed like it might be good. Fingers crossed.

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Body Drench Lip Drench Lip Balm in Pomegranate-$4.99 Full Size

One can never really have too many lip balms and this time of year I’m applying them every 5 minutes.  This one smells good and gives just the slightest hint of color.  Way better then those flosser picks from last month.

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Absolute! New York Nail Polish Remover Pads in Spring Fresh-$2.99 Full Size

Another useful and needed item, way to go BB5!  I think these will be great even if it might take a few to get all the polish off instead of the one it says can do ten nails.

Update-I take it back, there was more then enough remover to do all ten nails with one pad. I even had a dark polish on that needed to be removed and it got it all.  It smells sooo much better then regular polish remover as well. My only complaint is that it is super oily feeling and I had to wash my hands after because the oil was everywhere on them.

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Juice Beauty Stem Cellular Moisturizer-7.8mL $9.94

I just got the peel from this brand in one of my other boxes so this came just at the right time so I can use them together.  This one is supposed to help combat sun damage too which is good since I didn’t wear a lot of sunscreen when I was younger and while I’m not showing signs of it yet I’m guessing there is some stuff to fix because of it.

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Nanacoco Nail Polish in Stardust-$3.95 Full Size

Oooohhhh…..sparkly! I really do think glitter polishes are my favorite.  I have a gold polish on right now and put a few swipes of this bronze glitter over top and it looks fantastic!  I know it doesn’t matter with how the polish works but I also like that the bottle is triangular.  Just a fun change from the normal square or round.

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Lucky Brand Lucky Number 6 EDP Sample

This scent is supposed to attract money, so I’m all for it! It smells okay but I won’t be rushing out to purchase a bottle unless I happen to come into some cash in the next few days after wearing it.  It says it’s a blend of lotus, tiger lily, cashmere woods and jasmine.

All told this month was waaaay better then last.  The value of this box is $21.87 plus whatever the perfume sample would be.  Still just about double what I paid for the box.  I’m going to be using every single thing from this box which means it was a good box for me.

Have a safe and happy New Years!