Hello! Hope you're all having a good Tuesday! I...had kind of a hard day yesterday. I don't want to get too much into it here, I might actually make a separate post to talk about it, but we'll see. I don't like to "force" people into social interactions, especially when the situations are sad. Which doesn't make sense and is vague and I do apologize.
But! Let's move on for now and not dwell on things; I feel like the best thing one can do in these situations is continue life and living, even if it is hard at times. So I decided to blog! I know if I don't make myself do it, it never gets done and then I feel like I can't put my things away until I do blog about them and it all piles up and it gets crazy around my desk (I do have a desk, but I actually sit in our dinning room at our "kitchen table". It's not really a kitchen table and we have never, ever eaten on it. Ever.
For this post, I want to show you guys my September 2014 Blush Mystery Beauty Box! Spoiler alert: not sure how I feel about this box. It wasn't terrible, I can say I've had worse boxes, but it's not stellar, either. Also, I'm not sure if it lives up to it's "$100+ value" promise, which is not cool, Blush.com, not cool at all.
At least the free samples this time were pretty neat!
I never know how often I should do a quick rundown of what the Blush Mystery Beauty Box actually is; on the one hand, I should probably be doing it in every post since you never know if it's the first time someone's heard about it, but on the other, you may have read every single post I've ever made about the box. I also feel like the Blush Mystery Beauty Box is a little less well-known than say, Ipsy or Boxycharm, which is another reason why I probably should talk about the facts in every post...
The Blush Mystery Beauty Box is a $24.95 a month subscription service from Blush.com, Dermstore.com, and Hairenvy.com, a trifecta of beauty websites that are actually one website. It's weird. You can also purchase individual boxes for $34.95 a month if you do not wish to subscribe. You're guaranteed (though there have been a few boxes, like this one, where it's questionable) $100+ in product value, so it's generally one of the best values I've found for mid-range subscription boxes (so those between $20-$25 a month). You also get free shipping on anything from the website (which includes the box, another selling point for me) and two free samples (I've occasionally gotten three) with every order (which again includes the box).
B. the full size is a 25-count that sells for $6.99. Again, why didn't we get the full size? For the price of this box, and the value we're promised, it seems like it would be really easy for Blush.com to include the full size. As it stands, this 10-count sample size is worth only $2.80. My consolation is that this is a pretty good product and it didn't take up much "box value" real estate.
So overall, I got six products in the September 2014 Blush Mystery Beauty Box. Three were full size, one was travel size, and one was a deluxe sample size. As far as the products in this box go, I'm okay with them. I got some interesting things to try, but I also got some samples I'm not too thrilled with since I've gotten them before, or the sample size seemed kind of unnecessarily small.
Value-wise, I feel almost a little cheated by this box. Without the SkinCeuticals product, the value of the box is $86.80, and that's counting the Juice Beauty lip gloss as a full $15 value. That means, in order to get the promised $100+ value, the SkinCeauticals sample needs to be worth about $14. I can see that, due to how expensive the full size is, but it is still a little disappointing.
I'm really on the fence about the Blush Mystery Beauty Box; I used to love it and highly recommend it to people looking for a mid-range subscription service, but now I'm not so sure. It's been really hit or miss and I'm just not sure if it's worth it to stay subscribed anymore, especially when there are other, similarly priced subscription boxes out there to try. I'll see what October brings, but the Blush Mystery Beauty Box might be on it's way out...
Thanks for reading! <3