Beauty Joy Box Subscription Unboxing

Subscription Queen

Beauty Joy Box is a pretty hip monthly subscription box that provides 4 beauty products (at least one being full-sized) and 1 jewelry product.  The cost is $15.00 per month with free USA shipping.  Not too shabby!!

This was actually my last month because of my kawaii addiction (there’s too many kawaii things left to buy out there!!), but I wanted to share what was in this month’s box.  Usually they send a cute box with tissue paper and tissue “strings”, but this month’s was just a brown delivery box (disappointing) AND I didn’t receive an info card so I have no idea where or who the jewelry comes from.  But, no worries…let us begin.

Full-Sized Almay Liquid Lip Balm in Apricot Pucker

You’ll be able to see that it is a very subtle color.  It’s not too dark at all and is great for a “light” day look.  I imagine you could add it to a darker lipstick to add some lighter shine.

Almay 1 Almay 2 Almay 3

Cargo Cosmetics Essential Lip Color in Dubai

Again, this is another VERY subtle lip color.  It pretty much blended into my skin/lip tone and didn’t have a “wow” factor at all.

Cargo 1 Cargo 2 Cargo 3

NYX Single Eyeshadow in Bright Green

This is a VERY bright color and not my style.  I have green eyes, but they’re dark and this green just doesn’t suit them or me at all.

NYX 1 NYX 2

Nabi Retractable Waterproof Lip Liner in Hot Red

Again, another BRIGHT color.  If I was wearing a bright red lipstick, this lip liner would be perfect.  It is NOT a good fit for the two lippies that came with this month’s box.  But alas, I have 1500 lip sticks (slight exaggeration), so I’m sure I have something to work it with.  🙂

Silver Arm Cuff

I have no idea who made this or which company it came from since I didn’t receive an information card with this month’s box.  It’s pretty, but I have big arms (oh how I wish I were a size -4) so I tightened it to turn it into a bracelet.

Arm Cuff

So, overall, I give the box…..3 out of 5 stars.  It definitely could have had some more flattering colors and items that went well together.  AND an information card would have been useful as would keeping with the cute boxes.  Perhaps I’m being overly picky, but this is just my opinion so take it as you like.  🙂

I still recommend them, though!!  For $15.00 a month, you can’t beat it.

Subscription Addiction!! Wholly Hemp

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Wholly Hemp is such a an amazingly good subscription.  According to their Social Mission, “25% of profits go to developmental microloans….to women in developing countries.”  As of RIGHT NOW, they have benefited 1,495 people by providing 299 loans.  That’s huge!

I just received an email today…well yesterday if we’re being technical…that said the following:

” As a member of 1% For The Planet we have vowed to contribute 1% of our sales to environmental causes and organizations. Since you make Wholly Hemp possible, you decide the cause we support each month. This month 1% of our sales will go to help protect 100 miles of the Peruvian Amazon Rainforest.”

I don’t know about you, but I am not aware of a ton of companies that offer monthly subscription boxes and that actually work hard to help not just people in developing countries, but the environment as well.  It makes me proud to be a subscriber!

You want your mind to be even MORE blown away?  The email also said this:

“Our facility is powered by 100% renewable wind power, which means all your favorite products, our website, and even the computer used to write this very email, are all powered by 100% sustainably-sourced wind energy. Last month alone, our use of wind energy saved the equivalent of 600 miles of greenhouse gas emissions.”

Really?  So not only are you just helping the environment and women in developing countries, but you’re actually practicing what you preach??  Mind.  Blown.

Moving forward.  Wholly Hemp offers three different plans for their subscription services.  For $10 a month and free shipping, you receive 2 items per month.  For $20 a month and free shipping, you receive 4 items per month.  And for $40 a month and free shipping, you receive 8 items per month.  How I wish I could afford the $40 a month one.  I love these products.  I currently subscribe to the $10 a month one and the following is what I received for August:

Bodacious Bergamot Soothing Soap — It says on the package:  “Let the sweet and spicy aroma of bergamot take you away to a world of tropical bliss.  With a touch of tangy lemon and sweet orange, this soap smells just like a citrus smoothie (although it probably doesn’t taste the same…we don’t suggest you find out).  To use as shampoo, lather and apply to hair, then rinse.”  It contains saponified hemp-coconut-palm-sunflower oil, bergamot oil- and rosemary extract.  It is NOT tested on animals!

I have EXTREMELY sensitive skin and all of the soaps I have received from Wholly Hemp have helped soothe my poor skin and have helped cut down on itching, bumps, and redness.  And they smell great!

Bodacious Bergamot Soothing Soap

Bodacious Bergamot Soothing Soap

Peppermint Lip Balm – Ingredients:  coconut oil, beeswax, hemp seed oil, sunflower oil, vitamin E, peppermint oil, and rosemary extract.  It’s Lanolin free and NOT tested on animals!

This stuff is AMAZING!  It is so soothing on my lips and feels tingly because of the peppermint.  Someone asked me if it tasted funky because of the hemp seed oil and I can say with a rousing NO WAY DUDE!  This stuff tastes great.

Peppermint Lip Balm

Peppermint Lip Balm

And, of course, one of my most favorite parts….my sticker. 🙂

Awesome Sticker!!

Awesome Sticker!!

So, the moral of this long blog post is to give them a try!!  Go to the links I provided, check out their ingredient list, see for yourself how amazing this company is.  Try it out for just one month!!  I promise — you will be hooked.  🙂

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