There have been quite a few new natural beauty boxes in the subscription box world. I decided to give Nourish Beauty a try because of the Balanced Guru Facial Spoiler and buy 1 box, receive 1 box free to share special offer. Let’s see how it all worked out!
Subscription: Nourish Beauty Box
Cost: $34.95/monthly, $101.85/3 months, $191.70/6 months
What to Expect: 3 full-size cruelty-free beauty products for the ingredient-conscious shopper and a reusable tote bag.
Notes: The box ship free worldwide. It is shipped via Royal Mail from the UK.
This is a negative review. You’ve been warned.
Quit now while you are ahead!
Yes, it is Royal Mail! I was confused when I saw the package.
The canvas bag is hiding the product. I like how they folded the bag around the product allowing you to see their logo.
Impressive logo placement!
The items are wrapped in bubble wrapped to keep them safe on their overseas journey.
What is their secret? I received items traveling across the USA that arrive broken.
Our website doesn’t concentrate on values. However, it is a new box. I understand that value can help determine whether to purchase the box. Peruse at your leisure.
Oops! I think I broke a Subscriptionista rule. Off to sit in the corner.
I like the design. The tote is great for carrying around a book and a notepad.
Not groceries. Note I did not say groceries.
Balanced Guru Style Me Hair Oil: I love Balanced Guru products, and the hair oil is a holy grail product for me. However, the hair oil is not the spoiler that was listed on other websites. Neither did we receive the full-size product.
It’s all kinds of wrong to have Balanced Guru in a negative box review 🙁 Sorry Balanced Guru.
The full-size is to the left. The item received is the travel-size item on the right. Our value-conscious readers need to keep in mind that the price is incorrect on the card. The .5 ounce sells around $12.00. Nourish Beauty may still be working out the kinks and unexpected surprises in the subscription box world. I wouldn’t know because there is no mention about it on their social media.
The made in the USA hair oil works amazingly in my hair. The sesame oil gives the hair oil an unusual scent that is different than most hair products. I’m accustomed to it and barely notice anymore.
Don’t mess with me when it comes to Balanced Guru. I know their products!!!
Seraphine Carrot & Rose Facial Serum: I noticed that the scent wasn’t quite right when I sniffed the oil. It lacked that strong rose scent. I went to read the ingredients and am disappointed that the “rose oil” is actually rose geranium oil. Rose Geraniums are not roses. They are botanically different. As a person who gardens, grows herbs, and uses essential oils; this drives me crazy. Rose Geranium oil is often substituted because true rose oil is expensive. Rose geranium oil offers similar aromatherapeutic benefits and scent compared to rose. Rose is more potent with stronger properties. As an added clarification, I am not discussing the quality of the oil, but the type of oil being used.
A rose by any other name is not a rose geranium.
The serum has a pretty color. Seraphine products are free from talc, parabens, harsh chemicals, sulfates, artificial preservatives and more. They use organic, fair trade ingredients.
I took the pictures last night. Today I noticed the cap. I never experienced a broken cap before. I do not know if it is a defective cap or damage from shipping.
Peony Vacation Glow: The first ingredient is talc.
It doesn’t change that the first ingredient is talc. Most natural/eco brands that I am familiar with stay away from using talc. Here is an example.
They offer a tomato cheek tint! I’ve never seen that before.
The company has beautiful packaging. I hope that they experience future success in other UK beauty boxes. However, I’m not sure if talc is an ingredient that ingredient-conscious USA beauty users are seeking. I’m not.
I do love their packaging!
Subscriptionista made me do a swatch! I have no clue if I should rub it in. I rubbed some in and left some sitting on my skin.
I hate writing bad reviews. I originally deleted my draft. It’s back because we keep it real. We are staying true to who we are as a blog. Sadly, there will be negative reviews. I still don’t like writing them especially about natural/eco beauty boxes.
This is my opinion on the box. People are welcome to state differently in the comments.
I did receive two packages! Nourish Beauty Box delivered on the free product to share with a friend! I peeked and the items are the same. I am impressed.
I received 2 sets of products with no broken items. Excellent job!
Disclosure: There are no affiliate links in this post. This box was paid for by me.
Verdict: It’s my opinion that Nourish Beauty Box is evolving. Debut boxes can be fraught with problems. The first box experience may not be reflective of future boxes. I did pay for this box and am content to poke around the internet and see how the box fares over the next few months. I am disappointed that no explanation was provided for including a travel-size product instead of a full-size as per their description. I’m also disappointed by the inclusion of a product with talc in an ingredient-conscious box.
I did not receive a tracking number and thought it shipped Fedex-Post. I am amazed that it shipped Royal Mail and arrived as quickly it did. I like the bag design. The package did include 2 sets of product as promised.
What do you think of the September Nourish Beauty Box? Am I being too hard on them? Share below and anything else on your mind!