Saturday, December 7, 2013

Blush Mystery Beauty Box December 2013

If there's one thing I've noticed about Decembers subscription boxes it's that they're geared towards skin care.  Now, since I'm a total skincare / lotion newbie I don't mind at all, and actually enjoy the break from lipglosses I won't use and my seventh mini mascara.

I can say with absolute certainty that this is the oddest and best combination of products I have ever received in a subscription box.  You'll see why.

When you first open the box you see a black cloth bag and a strange long box.  When you open the bag you get a little card detailing all the products inside (Love these! I keep them all).  

The first thing I pulled out was the NYX Love In Paris palette.  This is perfect to slip into a handbag and all the shades are completely wearable nudes which are great for winter.  I can't wait to start using this.  

In the box is a hair extension from the brand Sultra in the Ultra Pink Cheetah style.  It's hot pink/magenta and has black dots all over it.  I will probably never wear this, and I only say probably because there's always Halloween and punk theme parties that may happen. 

 The next part of the bag was lotions/body things.  

The Japanese Agarwood is a full sized body wash from Lisa Hoffman Beauty (the featured curator of this months box).   This stuff smells ah-mazing.  If you've ever been to a spa, it smells just like that.  Woody but clean and oh so relaxing.  Not only is the smell amazing, but I am in love with the packaging. (I'm sensing a green theme for the body products ay?)

 Then came the Eminence Stone Crop Body Lotion.  This lotion is the travel sized version and comes in a very pretty little pot.  The smell is very clean and yet again reminds me of something you would find in a spa or salon.  I will probably be using this as more of a hand lotion as opposed to a body lotion because the scent is very strong and it's not a huge sample.  

The last body care item is an Avocado foot cream by Nailtiques.  The scent reminds me of Ponds Cold Cream and older scented lotions my mother used to use.  Being that it's not a super girly smell and won't bother anyone's nose I can probably get my boyfriend to try this out for me.  

 This next part of the bag is really what I'm most pleased with.  Especially since my face has been breaking out and being generally rude lately I know that some of this stuff will have to wait until it calms down, but i'm excited nonetheless.

The look on my face when I pulled out the  Murad Advanced Active Radiance Serum must have been pure joy.  I have been wanting to try it for a while but couldn't bring myself to fork out the money on a serum I'm not sure will work or not. It claims to improve brightness, clarity and radiance by 60% in less than one week.  Big claims I hope are true because this winter is gonna be a cold one and I for one don't like sad winter skin.

The Neova Makeup Remover will definitely be getting a lot of use from me in the near future.  I have been using the Chamomile makeup remover from the Body Shop and it's time to switch it up.

I am a huge fan of moisturizers so when I pulled out the Ren Hydra-Calm Global Protectin Day Cream I was thrilled.  This product is made for sensitive skin that comes in contact with pollution like a city or smoke.  I live near the Capitol and my skin is super sensitive lately so this little gem will be my go to in the morning before heading off to work.

The last thing I pulled out of the bag was a cleanser.  This Exfoliating Wash by Neostrata claims to stimulate cell renewal and enhance texture and clarity of the skin.  I have been looking for an exfoliant that isn't harsh and can be used in place of my St. Ives facial scrub so if it can exfoliate and keep up to the claims it makes this may just be a repurchase for me.

Overall I love this months box.  I think it is the perfect thing to get your skin prepared for winter, and all of these products can really give you the full spa experience.  If you're not subscribed yet, you should head on over to the Blush site and get yourself signed up.  That's not an order, only a very strong recommendation.

Happy Saturday All!