To celebrate the holiday weekend, I decided to hang onto that last bit of summer with a super special post. Not only do I have a review of the July 2016 Orglamix Glam Box but an awesome giveaway where you could win your very own July box.
Even if you aren’t the lucky winner you can save 25% on your first box by using the coupon code VEGAN.
(Jump down below for all the juicy details.)
Splash Mask – energy yellow citrus
(Estimated Retail: $14.00)
Description: “”The perfect wake-me-up for tired skin An innovative way to mask, this citrus-infused liquid treatment is applied in the shower to reveal smooth, glowing skin.”
According to the card you spray this on your face in the shower and it “reveals smoother skin and leaves the face feeling refreshed and glowing. It’s formulated with a lactic acid blend and enriched with botanical extracts.” I love citrus and I’ve never tried a mask quite like this one, which makes it all the more fun to receive.
Rice + Shine Essential Oil Rollerball
(Estimated Retail: $18.00)
Description: “Drained? Try this vigorous, aromatic shower featuring invigorating essential oils. A great way to wake up for the day; this refreshing blend is especially effective in the midst of a strenuous work week, to combat yesterday’s fatigue and prepare for today’s challenges. Rise + Shine helps awaken your body and stimulate your mind so you can get things done. Apply this blend early and often throughout the day to stimulate energy, movement and vitality. Try it instead of (or with) your 3:00 PM java fix for an afternoon lift!”
These essential oil rollerballs are amazing for me because unlike perfumes they don’t give me headaches. I adore citrus so I think I’ll be using this quite a lot. I imagine it will be a nice pick me up in the winter went I want to remember what warm sunshine was like.
Beauty Blender Spiral twist
(Estimated Retail: $10.00)
Description: “The unique shape of this latex-free spiral sponge provides a comfortable grip while applying and blending foundation, concealer or skincare products. The contours and ridges of the sponge allow for precise application in hard to reach areas. Can be used wet for sheer coverage and dry for heavier coverage.“
I use these types of sponges daily with my CC cream. I’ve never tried one with this spiral shape and I’d be interested to see if it makes a difference in application.
Banane mineral retouching powder:
(Estimated Retail: $21.00)
Description: ”A 100% natural, silky, skin-correcting powder that helps to bright and even out skintone and discolorations. Give skin an airbrushed look while reducing the look of dark spots, fine lines, redness and other imperfections. It tones down redness in light to medium. Suitable for all skin types, Retouching Powder is formulated with plant-based ingredient and natural mineral powders, which work to soothe and clam the skin while absorbing excess surface oils to reduce shine.”
Verdict: Houston we have a problem
I love the idea of this, but unfortunately this color is just not at all for me. It leans very warm and on my skin it ends up looking like I spilled some paprika on myself. For folks that have warmer undertones or a darker complexion I think this one might work better.
Happy Sparkle Sunshine Vibes mineral eyeshadow
(Estimated Retail: $12.00)
Description: “Sunshine Vibes give the perfect amount of shimmer when applied dry for a trip to the beach or brunch, y et morphs into a smoldering eyeshadow when applied wet—perfect for hot summer nights.”
Would I pick this eyeshadow out myself? Probably not. But it’s very pretty and a lot of fun. It’s definitely one of those products I have to experiment with but I feel like it would work really well in light doses layered over other shades. Like most of the products in the monthly subscription this one is Limited Edition, but I linked to a similar mineral eyeshadow on their site for comparison.
Verdict: Like, with a small “but”
I thought the sunshine, summer feel of the box was spot on and I liked the unique mask and the addition of a beauty blender tool. My only problem was with the retouching powder. It didn’t work for me and it’s had the highest retail value in the box. I feel like if it’s a complexion based item, it probably shouldn’t make up so much of the box’s value. That being said,
I received this box for free, but the regular month-to-month price is $29.00. Even excluding the retouching powder I thought this was still a solid value. The estimated retail (based on the included card) came out to $75.00, excluding the retouching powder, it’s still $54. With the high cost of natural, vegan beauty products this box is still a cost effective way to try out new products, even if one of them is a miss.
Now let’s get to the fun FREE stuff!
GIVEAWAY! – UPDATED
This contest is now closed. Thank you to everyone for participating!
I’ll announce the winner a soon as I’ve confirmed a mailing address!
The Winner is….siegalpaula!
One lucky reader will win their very own July 2016 Orglamix Glam Box!
I like to keep things really simple over here at Subscription Therapy.
So the rules are straightforward:
1. You need to have a mailing address in the US (Sorry international peeps!)
2. Just leave a comment on this blog between today and midnight (EST) September 12th.
Orglamix delivers healthy beauty delivered to your door every month.
Healthy, natural beauty, doesn’t have to be boring! When you sign up for Orglamix, every month you will receive a 4-6 expertly curated, healthy beauty products, non-toxic cosmetics, natural & sustainable, cruelty-free goods + a $10.00 Gift Card to orglamix.com. For every box sold, we donate a meal to orphaned children in need.
Month to Month: $29.00
6 Month Prepay: $169.00
12 Month Prepay: $289.00
Coupons: USE CODE VEGAN – FOR 25% OFF YOUR FIRST BOX
Each Month comes with a $10 gift card for the Orlgmaix.com site.