Hello! Hope you're all having a great last weekend before Christmas! I love this time of year, even if it can get pretty crazy out in the wild (and by the wild, I mean at the mall). Everything just seems so sparkly and bright and full of potential, and it can be very uplifting!
This post is, as the title subtly hints at, going to be about my December 2013 Blush Mystery Beauty Box. Blush started shipping these super early in the month, so I've had this for a while now and have been able to try out some of the products. This months box is soooo much better than last months. I was worried that Blush was slipping and going the way of Glossybox (which I do not regret at all cancelling; I've been watching unboxing videos on Youtube and don't think that it's worth the $21 a month when you could get something like this box for just a few dollars more), but they brought things back around!
Blush Mystery Beauty boxes are $24.95 a month if you subscribe, or you can get a one-time box for $34.95 (it's worth it to subscribe) and they have $100+ worth of products (this month they went back to saying it was a $100+ value, instead of a more concrete number like they did last month. I prefer the vague "$100+ value" over any actual number since, as long as it's over $100 I'm happy. If they promise a certain value and then don't meet it, like last month, that really irritates me).
I'm sure you're just itching to see what was in this months box that has me so pleased, so without further ado, let's get started!
Like every order from blush.com, hairenvy.com, and/or dermstore.com, I got two free samples with my order. This time they were both foil packets.
Every month, Blush features a product in the mystery box (I think a few months back they actually "featured" three products, but it;'s usually just one). They release a short video that talks about the featured product and they reveal it on the website. It's not always the biggest or most valuable item in the box, either. This month it was the Lisa Hoffman Beauty Body Wash.
This next product is why the box was so big this month!
Continuing along, the next product I got was the Neova Make Up Remover Face and Eyes (weird name but that's what it says on the card).
Next up is the Stone Crop Body Lotion by Eminence.
Over halfway through now! Next up is the Nailtiques Avocado Foot Creme.
Next is another product from a brand I've tried before thanks to Blush.com (they gave me a sample of NeoStrata's collagen serum); this is the NeoStrata Skin Active Exfoliating Wash.
Almost to the end! Next is a deluxe sample of Ren Hydra-Calm Global Protection Day Cream.
And last but not least, this sample of Murad Active Radiance Serum!
And that's my December 2013 Blush Mystery Beauty Box! I got nine products this month; four were full sized and five were deluxe sample sizes with a total value of $118.10. And no foil packets whatsoever (well, except for the two free samples but they don't count). That's one of the things I really like about this subscription box and why I don't think I could ever subscribe to Birchbox, even if it is less than half the price; there are never any foil packets in these boxes. I also really like how Blush.com includes a mixture of well-known and well-loved products/brands (like NYX and Murand) with lesser known products/brand (like Lisa Hoffman and Neova. Which could be well-known, well-loved brands, but I've never heard of them before). This is still my favorite subscription box and, especially since this box was such a HUGE improvement over last months, I'm excited to see what's going to be in the January box!
Thanks for reading! <3