Monthly subscription review
I chose the curated box this month because I really wanted to try the R+Co Waterfall Moisture + Shine Lotion as well as the Red Earth Beauty Deep Dive Water Cream. I’ve tried both brands before; the Twister Curl Primer and High Dive Moisture and Shine Cream from R+Co are some of my favorites and I love the Red Earth Beauty Hydrating Sheet Masks. I also didn’t really like the sample choice options (or I had tried it already).
The Red Earth Beauty face cream is really lightweight – like the Tatcha Water Cream. It feels refreshing and hydrating without being heavy or sticky. I like that it’s simple and REB uses more natural ingredients. This is perfect for summer in hot climates for me, but it wouldn’t be enough when my skin gets drier later in fall.
For the R+Co Waterfall Lotion, the scent is a little strong for me. I know their line includes several fragrances to cater to different preferences, but this one isn’t my favorite. I also don’t think it’s hydrating enough for my dry hair – I definitely prefer the High Dive cream version (which also smells much better in my opinion).
I love the Brow Gel from Beautaniq Beauty that I also received in a Birchbox, so I was excited to try their Glow Serum. I was expecting a subtle, cream product to give a pretty glow to the skin. Instead, this is a metallic liquid highlight that appears super sparkly on the face. It’s way more blinding than a glow – it honestly looks like a gold cream shadow on my skin. Definite pass from me.
This BeautyBlender sample is kind of weird and gimmicky in my opinion. Since it’s flat, you don’t really get the true feeling of a BeautyBlender. I already love these and have been using them for years though. I have never found another sponge that feels as lightweight, doesn’t absorb too much product, and makes concealer look so natural. I’ve tried a bunch since my Target Dupe post! I know they’re kind of expensive, but they last a few months with regular washing.
I had already received the Davines Su Hair and Body Wash a couple years ago, but it’s good to have on hand. This is gentle and smells nice, plus it’s a pretty large sample. I generally don’t like two in one products like this, but I think Davines has done a good job here. I also love their This is Not a Sea Salt Spray and Oi All in One Milk.
- Hair Lotion 0.5 oz = $3
- Face Cream 0.25 oz = $3.50
- Highlighter ~ $7
- Body Wash/Shampoo 2.5 oz = $7
- BeautyBlender ~ 1/4 original size = $5?
For $10, I received around $26 worth of products. I didn’t fall in love with these samples and didn’t discover any new brands, but I chose this box. I’m glad I got to try more items from brands I already enjoy and I’ll definitely be saving the Davines product for my next trip.
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