Subscription: Essence BeautyBox
Cost: $15/month or $12.50 for 6 and 12 month plans
Referral Code: 3657-F658-7DCD
Coupon Code: SUNSHINE for 20% off 6 and 12 month subs, + a free box!
What to Expect: “Each month, our team of beauty experts will carefully select the products to send, and you’ll receive your beautiful box with 5 products to discover and enjoy. We strive to feature a product from a Black-owned business in each box.”
I got this box at a discount, 6 months for $60, and I’m calling it my Blacklady Birchbox. Or Women of Color Birchbox… whichever makes you smile =) It looks like they changed up the referral program, so now instead of referring 10 people, you only have to refer 5, which is slightly more reasonable!
Srsly? Am I alone in loathing the word “bae”?
I like this card with why items were chosen and by whom. When you sign up you take a little beauty quiz. It’s quite short [6 questions], and they recently sent out an email saying they were going to start using it! Which is good because, as you’ve probably noticed, there are lots of different hairstyles WOC choose to go for. I’m natural or naturally curly.
Pur Impact Plus Mascara: $19, “Lengthen, thicken, curl & hydrate lashes.”
Poo-Pourri Before You Go Toilet Spray: $9.95 for 2oz, full size!
there once was a lad from rhône,
whose odor he’d rather disown.
now he’s taming his poo,
by anointing the loo,
and now happily sits on his throne!”
I laughed SO HARD when I pulled this out!! This is not only hilariously marketed, but a great item to bring on a lovey-dovey vacation. I have tried this and I will say it seems to work so far! I don’t like the faint rose/patchouli scent, but the citrus is a bit stronger so that’s nice. Also, I kept singing “I know you like to think your **** don’t stank, but move a little bit closer and see that roses really smell like poo-o-o-o-oo.”
Be sure to check out their commercial.
Ginger Yum Ginger Mint Soy Massage Candle: $5 for 2oz, full mini size!
This smells extremely minty.
Equitance Brightening Foaming Cleanser: $30 for 4.2oz, so $4 for the 0.5oz sample. “Gently lathers away dull skin cells and harmful pollutants.”
This has a pearly white color and a very nice scent. I’ve got loads of other facewash samples to get through, and four came just this month!
Simple Cleansing Facial Wipes: $4.49 for 25, or $1.25 for the 7 sample swipes. “Refresh and nourish your skin plus remove waterproof mascara.”
Subista sent me some of these! I believe they were from the Target box. I like them, and will save them for my upcoming camping trip.
Favorite April products: Essence really brought it last month, and I’ve been loving several of the items I received! I’ve been using the Paula’s Choice Resist Vitamin C on my healing acne scars and it seems to be helping. The Palmer lotion stick is awesome for little dry spots, and smells amazing! And I absolutely love the Mally shadow stick! It’s long wearing and I can quickly put it on in the car.
UPDATE! If you use the code SUNSHINE at checkout you get 20% off 6/12 month subs plus a free beauty box! Also, if one person signs up with my code I get a little lotion and some nail polish ;D
Verdict: I love this box! At $15 it will be an easy resub when my 6 month subscription is up. This box was okay, but all stuff I will use, and well over the $15 price point. Will any of you be subbing with their awesome deal?? $10 a box yo!
Disclosure: This box was purchased by me. There is a referral code so I can refer five people and find some sort of magical product in a box.