There’s a new (to me) beauty box on my radar this summer! I had never heard of Nourish Beauty Box before I was contacted to potentially review it, but the box’s description of “a monthly, cruelty-free, ingredient-conscious subscription box for beauty enthusiasts!” totally sucked me in, and here we are!
The Nourish Beauty Box is $29.95 a month (with savings when you purchase a longer subscription) and contains “4 full-sized earth activated, healthy beauty products.” They promise that they are 100% cruelty-free, gluten-free, GMO-free, paraben-free and vegan. It comes in the cutest little box, too!
First up in the box is the Raspberrymint Anti-Aging & Anti-Pollution Serum ($43). This roll-on serum is formulated with organic argan oil, organic pumpkin seed oil, pure frankincense essential oil, pure myrrh essential oil, grapefruit essential oil and ylang ylang essential oil that all come together to help “eliminate sun spots, remove micro-wrinkles and tone and tighten your skin.” I quite like serums/oils in a rollerball format, because it makes application feel like a little face massage!
I used to HATE getting nail polish in subscription boxes just because I used to have soooo many. Since purging my beauty collection of a ton of ingredients, my nail polish collection has become much, much smaller, so now I actually appreciate getting to try cleaner brands of polish.
I have mixed feelings about the Nourish Nails Water-Based Nail Polish in Trust Yourself ($12.50). I LOVE the color (it reminds me of Cajun Shrimp by OPI, which used to be a real love of mine in the summer time), the application is even and easy, and it dries pretty quick. It’s formulated without “formaldehyde, toluene, DBP, formaldehyde resin, parabens” and other not-so-good ingredients that are often found in nail polish.
Now, the mixed feelings I have stem from the fact that this does. not. last. I painted my nails one evening, and by the next afternoon there were nails that had absolutely no polish left on them because the whole layer of color will just lift and peel right off. Nail polish always chips on my brittle nails super quick anyways, so in a way I kind of don’t mind this simply because it did last for the evening and was quick to dry (so I could easily paint my nails just for the night if I were going out to something), and then removal is so easy because I can literally just peel off the polish when I’m done wearing it. So, there you have it. Mixed feelings, haha. In all honesty, I’d probably buy a couple more shades of this because the price is right.
I love getting new brushes, so this Seraphine Botanicals Blush + Highlight Brush ($22) was a nice surprise! I don’t have much to say about this other than it’s pretty and it’s soft. I like it. ;)
The last item in the box is the Peony Cosmetics Lagoon Drizzle Squalane-Based Facial Serum ($45). It’s a blend of olive squalane, sunflower and linseed oils which are full of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids and help to reduce fine lines, provide healthy radiance and hydrate skin. The packaging is beautiful and the only thing I’m not 100% loving is that it contains fragrance, but the ingredients list doesn’t indicate that it’s naturally-derived. I prefer to avoid synthetic fragrance in products when I can, so I may pass this one onto a friend.
The total value of the Nourish Beauty Box for July 2017 is $122.50- pretty impressive for a box that costs $29.95! Go here to subscribe to next month’s box!
I checked out their previous boxes (which you can buy separately for $45 after they’ve been revealed), and it looks like they send a lot of the same brands (Peony Cosmetics, Nourish Nails, Seraphine Botanicals). While I did enjoy this box, it’s probably not something I would subscribe to for months and months on end, because I like subscription boxes for the purpose of discovering new brands that I wouldn’t otherwise have tried.
Have you ever heard of the Nourish Beauty Box?