Daily Goodie Box – June 2017

Today I’ve got something great to get us through hump day.
A FREE box.  That’s right, I said free.
Daily Goodie Box will send you a box of free product samples.  All you need to do is sign up and then leave your reviews of the product on their site.  It’s that simple.  It’s subject to availability of course, but free is free.

Here’s our box…

Tiger Balm –  Pain Relieving Ointment
Verdict:  Useful, but small
Tiger balm is great when you’ve done something you’re probably not supposed to do and your muscles are making you pay for it.  I just wish the sample was a little bigger.

Prince of Peace – Original Ginger Honey Crystals
Verdict: Great for a cold
I’m not much into ginger beverages, but this sounds like something that would be perfect for when you catch some horrible subway flu.  The size is great for a sample.

Black Forest Organic –  Gummy Bears
Verdict:  You had me at gummy
I’ll be honest, if it’s fruit flavored and in gummy form, I’ll probably love it.  These were delicious, not quite as amazing as the Albanese gummies, but still quite good.

BiPro – Protein Water Berry Burst
Verdict:  Not my jam
I’m not really into the flavored “waters” and I try to stay away from drinks that have calories.  This had the type of flavor you’d expect from berry flavored water – a slightly synthetic, but mostly refreshing drink.

Crown Maple – Organic Maple Syrup
Verdict:  Love!
Organic maple syrup in an adorable glass bottle. Yes, please!
Coupon: Use code GOODIE25 for 25% off any product order.  Expires 8/31/2017.

VitaBath – Travel Size Body Wash
Verdict:  Hit!
Bodywash is a product that my household goes through pretty quickly so I’m always happy to try a new brand.  This one is sulfate and paraben free and comes in a variety of scents.  Mine is coconut which sounds perfect for summer.

BetterThanCoffee – Energy Bars
Verdict:  Not too bad
I’m not big on “energy” bars or drinks.  This one did have a more natural, hippy type flavor and texture.  It seemed like something that was good for you. (If that makes sense).

Pure Growth Organic – Snack Mix
Verdict:
  Decent
There’s nothing extraordinary about this mix.  It tastes just fine and I think kids will like it.

Goddess Garden – Mineral Removing Cleanser
Verdict:  Too small
I’m always up for trying out new organic beauty products, but I think this sample is just too small to get a real idea of whether you truly like this product or not.

OVERALL

Because this is a free box, I’m not going to give it an overall rating, but I found it to be a wonderful free box.  Most of the sizes are more than adequate to judge the products, and it has a nice mix of different types of things, including some brands you might not know about otherwise.  I also appreciate that it included a lot of organic and healthy options.  Definitely worth the five minutes it takes to sign up and the few minutes it takes to write a couple sentences about each item.

Have you ever tried any free sample product boxes? What did you think?

THE BACKSTORY
Daily Goodie Box
It’s more than just Free Samples!

They’ll send you a box of free goodies and all you need to do is review the items.
Subject to Availability.
Shipping is Free. No credit card required EVER!

Heaven’s Honey Box: May 2016 & 15% Coupon Code!

Back in March, I filled you in on the launch of a brand new organic beauty box called Heaven’s Honey Box.  Not only did the lovely folks from Heaven’s Honey send me the May box to review, they also set me up with a great coupon code for my readers. For 15% off your first box, just use the code: SUBTHERAPY

This box costs $49.95 and features 5-8 full size, natural body care products.  I always get excited to see the first box in a subscription, so let’s get right to our natural and organic beauty splurges.

It looks like our featured brand this month is “Skin Nutrition from Nature with Love”.  That’s really quite a mouthful.  For the purposes of my sanity, I’m going to abbreviate them as SNNL because I don’t want to have to type out that whole sentence every time I refer to them.

Sugar ScrubSugar Scrub Open Face
Charcoal & Lemon Sugar Face Scrub

(Estimated Retail: $12.00)
Verdict: Hit!
I couldn’t find this exact scrub on the brand website so I linked to a similar one and used that pricing.  I love citrus and I’ve never tried a scrub with charcoal so I’m excited to add this to my routine.

Body Frosting
Whipped Shea Butter Body Frosting

(Estimated Retail: $6.00)
Verdict: LOVE!
This has all the good parts of frosting: sweet smelling creamy luxury–without any of its downfalls like stickiness (and lots of calories).  This was hands-down my favorite item in the box.  I couldn’t find this 2 oz. size so I linked to a larger one and scaled the price accordingly. It’s like marshmallow fluff that disappears into your skin. (Which sounds totally weird, but I promise its awesome).

Body Scrub
Green Tea & Cucumber Body Scrub

(Estimated Retail: $12.00)
Verdict: Like!
I couldn’t find this exact scrub either, so I’m guessing a lot of our products are exclusive to this box, which makes them even more fun. I’m working my way through a giant jar of Sabor body scrub, but I once I finish that I’ll give this one a try.  The scent of Green Tea & Cucumber seem perfectly suited to Summer.

Cuticle Softener
Cuticle Softener

(Estimated Retail: $???)
Verdict: Love!
I can’t find this at all on the website, but it’s a great product.  It’s incredibly moisturizing for your cuticles and really easy to apply.  I’ve been keeping it on my desk at home and applying it as I surf the net or work on my writing. Hopefully this product will make it on the SNNL website because I think a lot of people would love it.

ToothpasteToothpaste Open
Fluoride Free All Natural Mint Toothpaste, 4 oz

(Estimated Retail: $12.00)
Verdict: The stuff of my nightmares
While I appreciate natural products, this is possibly the hippiest product I’ve ever seen. The only thing that could make it worse was if it flavored with patchouli.  I swear I’ve had a nightmare where my toothpaste was black and made my teeth fall out. In any case, I’m guessing a lot of subscribers of organic and natural products would be interested in this, but it’s just not for me.  The included card came with directions on how to use this and frankly I found a lot of them pretty scary.  “use very little or it will be very oily” and “The paste is black, and will require you to swipe your sink out after each use”.  No, just no.  I’ll keep my fluoride filled deathpaste, thanks.

Lemon Soap
Lemon Poppyseed Handmade Soap
Orange Soap
Spiced Orange Handmade Soap

(Estimated Retail: $6.00 each)
Verdict: Like
This are really lovely handmade soaps and I think they are perfectly packaged for gift giving. I adore citrus scents so these are right up my alley.  I couldn’t find these exact soaps, so I estimated the retail based on soaps like this pumpkin one.

Lotion
Shea Butter Lotion 4.75 oz

(Estimated Retail: $10.00)
Verdict: Like!
This product had a nice consistency and wasn’t too greasy.  It’s slightly anti-climatic after the body frosting, but it’s still a nice product.  I couldn’t find this exact one on the SNNL site, so I’ve linked to a similar one.

OVERALL
Heaven's Honey May 2016

Verdict: Hit!
Even excluding the cuticle oil, this box came out an estimated retail value of $64, so it’s already well over the $49.95 price and that’s before you consider that most of these items seem to be exclusive to this sub box.  Except for the toothpaste, I really liked everything (and the body frosting was to die for).  With the exception of the aforementioned toothpaste, I think even subscribers new to natural beauty products would enjoy these products.  They felt very luxurious while still keeping their natural vibe.

What I’d like to see Heaven’s Honey do in future boxes is include a more detailed card on the contents.  I only received a card with instructions on how to use the toothpaste and sugar scrubs.  I really want a list of everything in the box, with a bit of description and why it was included.  I think it adds a lot to a subscription service when you get more info about the contents.  Still, this was a great start for a natural beauty sub!

How important are organic and natural products in your beauty routine?

SUBSCRIPTION THERAPY NEWS!
We’ve still got a great giveaway for a free Orglamix May box.  Enter between now and June 13th!  Check here for all the details.

THE BACKSTORY
Every 30 days, Heaven’s Honey Box. chooses 5-8 products full/value size, natural body care products for a discounted rate. 1-2 Artisan companies will be featured every month and will create a package that they feel subscribers will love.. Their Artisans work extremely hard to make sure their products contain only the best, high-quality and rich-in-benefits ingredients. Their goal is to help you discover products that will not only be safe for you (& your family), but also will be effective during use.

Cost: $49.95 per month

COUPON: For 15% off your first box, just use the code: SUBTHERAPY

Orglamix Glam Box: May 2016 – Coupon Code & Giveaway!

UPDATE – There was a little confusion on the prices listed on the cards, so I’ve updated my review to correct them!
UPDATE 2 – CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED!

Today I’ve not only got a review of the fabulous vegan, cruelty free, Orglamix Glam Box but an awesome giveaway where you could win your very own May box. (To save 25% on your first box, use coupon code VEGAN.) Jump down below for all the juicy details.

Now let’s get to the gorgeous:
Open Box
Our theme is May Flowers:
Label

Necklace & Oil Open Necklace
Aromatherapy Diffuser Necklace
(Estimated Retail: $26.00)
Description: ”Diffuse your favorite essential oils everywhere you go!  This beautiful aromatherapy pendant necklace looks great and gives you the benefit of using essential oils without carrying and reapplying through the day.  To us, simply open the locket and drop 1 drop of your favorite essential oil onto the included felt pad.  You can replace the pad to switch oils, or when it becomes worn.”
Peace + Calm Essential Oil

(Estimated Retail: $6.00)
Description: “Peace &Calm essential oil is a gentle sweet blend of Ylang, Ylang, Geranium Lavender, Rosewood & Wild Orange. With a comforting, floral aroma, this oil creates a relaxing environment that’s especially great for home with children. You’ll love that you can use this oil for your children’s bedtime and then for yourself for a moment of quiet after the house has settled down.”
Verdict:  Love!
You know I get a lot of sub boxes, and I’ve never received anything like this.  Not only can you use essential oils on the little pad, but I tried it with my favorite perfume and it worked just as well. This is a fabulous alternative for folks with sensitive skin that loves scents – you can wear a perfume or an oil and not actually have it touch your skin.  You can also customize the color that peeks through the necklace by adding your own felt pad.  As for the oil included, it didn’t give me a headache (which is a miracle) and I found it quite pleasant. Normally I’m not a fan of Ylang Ylang, but it’s balanced out by the orange.

Glycolic Rose Peel
Glycolic Rose Peel + Mask
(Estimated Retail 2 oz: $62.00; .5 oz size included: $15.00)
Description: “This two-in-one treatment peel and mask diminishes dark spots and provides instant radiance in as little as 3 minutes.  It contains an array of powerful active ingredients – Rosa Damascena and glycolic acid-that work together to brighten, lighten, and create an even, luminous complexion.  This revitalizing peel smells of fresh roses.  With 10% glycolic acid, it is not meant for sensitive skin.“
Verdict:  Like
Peels scare me a bit and I always feel better trying them when it’s a natural product.  This states it’s not for sensitive skin but I have successfully used glycolic peels before so I do plan to try it out. The pamphlet comes with detailed instructions.  The only reason I’m giving this a “like” instead of a “hit” is because folks with more sensitive skin wouldn’t be able to use this and could miss out on one item in their box.

ShadowsSwatches
Pure Mineral Eyeshadows:

Pink Peony

(Estimated Retail: $12.00)
Description: ”Pink Peony is an invitation to grace.  Luminous and subtle, it inspires and evokes a unique facet.  The shade exudes an immediate and incredible freshness, leaving behind a soft trail of shimmer. Wear it alone for everyday or pair with the Cranberry Rose and Creeping Violet for a charmingly rich look.”
Cranberry Rose
(Estimated Retail: $12.00)
Description: ”A light balance of sweet and tart.  Lovely pink rose bus surrounded by sweet shimmer and tart cranberry make this eyeshadow both feminine and romantic.  A wonderful look for afternoon or evening.”
Creeping Violet
(Estimated Retail: $12.00)
Description: ”Creeping violet descends into a hidden labyrinth, where decadent purple gives way to darker pleasures.  Three violet tones dance with exotic shimmer and mulberry wine for creamy depth. Use as eyeshadow or mix with a few drops of water and line eyes for a seductive and enticing look.”
Verdict:
 Love!
These colors all work together and definitely fit the Flowers theme.  I love the Peony shade.  It blends in well with my skintone and works so well layered with tons of different eyeshadow colors.  The other two shades are really lovely and I definitely need to experiment with the Violet.  With my pale skin and blue undertones, purple can sometimes make me look like I was punched in the face, so I need to tread carefully.  The color is amazing though and I think it would be gorgeous on folks with darker skin.

Rose Butter Balm
Fresh Rose Butter Balm

(Estimated Retail: $18.00)
Description: “Fresh Rose Butter Balm delivers intense 24-hour moisture for normal to dry skin.  A dense, concentrated balm made with exotic Rosa damascene absolute. This soothing balm made with coconut and rose oils delivers soothing hydration wherever you need it. With its concentrated formula, a little goes a long way for petal soft skin.  Suggested Usage: apply to lips, cuticles, or even heels.  Dab on lightly over makeup to give cheeks a healthy glow.”
Verdict:  LOVE!
This is my absolute favorite item in the box.  The rose scent is natural and light. The butter balm is super hydrating, but not greasy and heavy like balms can sometimes be.  This is perfect for getting your feet ready for sandal weather.

OVERALL
Orglamix May 2016
Verdict:
Love!
The products in this box all felt perfect for Spring.  The scents were natural, light and appealing, the colors were lovely and there was a great variety including the unusual necklace. This was definitely a well curated box, and I think most subscribers would love it.  I couldn’t find any of these items on the Orglamix site yet so subscribers are also getting access to exclusive shades and products.

I received this box for free, but the regular month-to-month price is $29.00 and I thought that was an incredible value.  The estimated retail value (based on the included card) came out to $101.00.   Natural, vegan beauty products can be pricey so the value you are getting is awesome, and that’s before you factor in the creativity and exclusive items, so $29 seems like a really great deal.

GIVEAWAY!
THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED!
Our lovely winner..drumroll please…is.. Melissa B!
Thank you to everyone who participated and be sure to check back for more fun giveaways and awesome coupon codes!

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) June 13th.

I’ll select a winner at random and once I’ve confirmed their mailing address, I’ll announce it.  Good luck!

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And if you’re as intrigued by Orglamix as I am, you can keep up with all their vegan beautifulness on Facebook and Twitter.

 THE BACKSTORY
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.

Cost:
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.

Orglamix Glam Box: March 2016

Want your beauty products to be beautiful in more than one way?  Check out Orglamix Glam Box which features vegan, cruelty free and natural beauty products.  For every box sold, they also donate a meal to orphaned children in need.  Who can say no to a box of makeup that helps make the world a little better?

The Orglamix Glam box costs $29.00 for a monthly subscription, with discounts for prepaying.  It comes with 4 – 6 products and a $10.00 gift card for use on orglamix.com.

Now let’s dive in.
Open Box

Oil
Lucky Chick Essential Oil Rollerball

(Estimated Retail: $18.00)
Description: A blend of bright, whimsical essential oils for good luck. Packed with a potent pampering to make you feel like a lucky chick. When you need good things to happen yesterday!   The best spots to apply it? For maximum benefits, apply generously, rolling on in a circular motion to pulse points. Inhale deeply after each application. Reapply frequently throughout the day.  Blended from 100% pure and natural, steam-distilled peppermint, spearmint, eucalyptus and wintergreen essential oils known to attract good luck and protect against environmental threats. With its unique aroma, Lucky Chick offers a fragrant, natural, and effective alternative to nurture and balance emotions. Therapeutic grade.”
Verdict:  Hit!
Apparently luck smells like mint and herbs.  I’m not usually into aromatherapy because I’m sensitive to scents, but I applied this one when my allergies were acting up a bit to see if the mint would help me feel a little better and it actually did.  The oil also rolls really smoothly from the applicator which isn’t always the case with this type of packaging.  If you want to try out aromatherapy or already love it, give this brand a shot.

Lip Balm
Lime Aromatherapy Balm

(Estimated Retail: $6.50)
Description: “Aromatherapy Balm glides smoothly across your lips to create a protective barrier of active botanicals that lock in moisture and promote a firm and supple texture.  Organic coconut oil, candellila wax and sweet almond oil leave lips feeling soft and supple while peptides increase elasticity.  Natural aroma of lime provides a sweet and aromatic finish.  (This balm contains a small amount of lime essential oil.  Although the natural ingredients in our balm provide some sunscreen protection, lime essential oil can make skin more sensitive to prolonged sun exposure.).”
Verdict:  Miss
Unfortunately I didn’t find this balm very hydrating and the lime oil additive means you shouldn’t wear it in the sun, so for a pale redhead like me, it’s not a great option.  It’s not a available on the Orglamix site so it was probably a special addition for March. (I went ahead and linked to their other balms).  Ithink I’d really like some of their other flavors including Hot Apple Cider and Red Velvet.

Lip Scrub
Shamrock Shake Lip scrub

(Estimated Retail: $12.00)
Description: ”Shamrock Shake lip polishing sugar scrub buffs away dead and flaking skin with natural sugars suspended in a blend of natural emollients to leave skin supple and smooth and perfectly prepared for dressing up with color or going comfortably au natural.  A refreshing hint of sweet minty flavor is a delicious bonus.”
Verdict:  Like!
This was obviously a special for St. Patrick’s day so it’s not up on the Orglamix site.  It did have a lovely smell and the texture seemed just right for a scrub.  Unfortunately I didn’t close the lid quite tight enough so it dried out before I could try it out (cue sad face).  I thought it was a fun, seasonally appropriate item that had a great spa vibe to it.

THE EYE ASSORTMENT
Eye Products Swatches
Eye-rish + Limerick

(Estimated Retail: $12.00 each)
Description: ”This high-tech formula creates a glittering wave of sequin-like sparkle, leaving your eyes glistening like jewels.  The perfect blend of pigment and pearl delivers a weightless feel on the eye, leaving lids glamorous and glowing.”
Verdict:  Hit!
Mineral eyeshadows are wonderful for blending and these went on smoothly.  I loved these seasonal shades (first two swatches above – from left to right) and think they’ll look great with my coloring.  Limerick is a bit more of a highlight color, while Eye-rish is much better for every day.  I know I’ll have a lot of fun with these.

Pot of Gold glitter pigment
(Estimated Retail: $10.00)
Description: A versatile glitter makeup for the face and body…A little bit goes a long way. Just pat on the skin with a wet brush for a long-lasting effect.”
Verdict:  Not for everyone, but cool
This is obviously not something you wear every day unless you’re Katy Perry or a stripper, but it’s still way cool.  This is an item reserved for special occasions and Halloween, but it applied pretty easily and is a lot of fun.  Since the box was full of other practical items, I feel like this was a fun addition and fitting of Orglamix’s St. Patrick’s Day theme.  I couldn’t find this particular version on the Orglamix site, but there are lots of other glitter pigments.  I used the retail price on the included card, since the other pigments are priced a bit higher.

Catch a leprechaun
Catch a Leprechaun

(Estimated Retail: $18.00)
Description: ”This silky smooth cream formula lets you go sheer, dramatic or anywhere in between for depth and color that lasts. Infused with coconut and avocado oils to help soothe the sensitive eye area and minimize the look of lines and wrinkles.”
Verdict:  LOVE!
This is my absolute favorite item in the box.  I love cream shadow/liner combos but they can dry out and get hard to apply and it’s actually hard to find colors that appeal to me.  This shade is really funky – a great bronzey brown-green-gold amalgamation that I think would look great on just about every skin tone (swatch above on the far right).  You can layer it for more color and combined with my eye primer it had great staying power.  It also feels good on your lids, which is probably due to the coconut and avocado oils.  Like most of the items this appears to be specially made for this box.

OVERALL
March Orglamix 2016
Verdict:
Love!
I received this box for free, but the regular month-to-month price is $29.00 and I thought that was a great value for the products you received.  If you purchased these all from the Orglamix site they’d be $88.50 and that’s excluding the fact that many of them seem to be limited edition.  Natural beauty products tend to be pricier than regular ones and it can be hard to find brands and items you like.  This box gave a nice mix of practical and fun items that fit the box theme.  It had a sense of playfulness that was very appealing–plus each box you buy helps feed a hungry child so it’s just a win-win all around.

If you are looking for vegan, cruelty free makeup that’s a lot of fun, checkout the Orglamix Glam Box.

How important are natural cruelty free products in your beauty routine?
Are you an all natural girl, trying to slowly add in more natural products, or are you equal opportunity for all kinds of glam?

THE BACKSTORY
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.

Cost:
Month to Month: $29.00
6 Month Prepay: $169.00
12 Month Prepay: $289.00

Coupons: Each Month comes with a $10 gift card for  Orlgmaix.com.

The Story of Perfume box by Harvey Prince Organics: February 2016 & Promotion!

Today I’ve got something totally outside the box for me (pun intended): A perfume subscription! The wonderful folks from Harvey Prince Organics sent me their February The Story of Perfume box to review for you guys. They are also offering a special promotion for free mini perfume rollers (just pay for shipping). Jump down below for all the details.

Now the name Harvey Prince Organics might be familiar to some of you since they have popped up in a lot of Birchboxes. I’ve tried a few of their products and enjoyed them, so I was excited to see what their own box sub would have to offer.

Now first a little about what this sub includes:

To start 100% of their products are cruelty free, vegan & gluten free!

“Each monthly box comes with two private blend, luxe Harvey Prince perfumes available only in The Story of Perfume. These exclusive 7ml roller ball fragrances are made of only the finest essential oils & highest-quality natural ingredients.”

Fresh French Bergamot. Dewy Bulgarian Rose. Sensual Australian Sandalwood. Lush Italian Lemon. Sweet Japanese Sakura. Rich Assamese Oud. Spicy Kashmiri Saffron. These are just some of the notes our private blend fragrances in The Story of Perfume may contain!

Each box also has two samples from our best-selling bath, hair, & body lines. Ranging in size from 15ml to 30ml, you may receive our color-safe shampoo & conditioner, skin-softening body butter, or exfoliating shower gel, among other customer faves!

Lastly, The Story of Perfume contains two 2ml samples of our most popular luxury fragrances for women from our best-selling line of perfumes. From sweet to spicy, sensual to soothing, these perfumes will make you smell beautiful & feel happy!”

The cost of this sub is $22 a month, with a discount for purchasing a year’s subscription.

If you’re a regular reader you know I’m super sensitive to perfumes and super picky, so I’ll do my best to evaluate these on a larger scale and how I think they’d appeal to most folks.

I love love LOVE (did I say love) the style of their box. The packaging is so fairy tale appealing that it feels like a gift. They’ve already scored points with me and I haven’t even opened it up yet.
Package Box
Open Box Open Box 2

Sandalwood
Mysore Sandalwood
(7mL: $30.00)
Description: “…the scent of sweet cardamom, spicy cumin, soft clary sage, dewy rose, and soothing chamomile danced with deep cypress, clean musk, warm amber, and Mysore sandalwood notes”
Verdict: For folks that like musky, woodsy scents
I’m not a fan of musky scents and this one is a bit on the stronger side, but it’s not overpowering and I feel like it would appeal to ladies who don’t want something super sweet or floral. If you want to try this for yourself, you can get it home just for the cost of shipping. Add it to your cart and use the code EXOTICINDIA.

Kashmiri Saffron
Kashmiri Saffron
(7mL: $30.00)
Description: “Spicy!
Verdict: For the ladies that like unusual scents.
I couldn’t find this one on the website so I’m guessing it’s sold out, but I’m sure if you shoot Harvey Prince an email they will let you know if it becomes available again.  I thought this was a really unique scent and I think it will appeal to the folks that like to experiment with their beauty products.

Sincerely Body Cream
Sincerely Body Cream
(.05 oz 3.00)
Description: An intensely moisturizing and deeply nourishing blend of Shea butter and sweet almond oil, combined with extracts of French bergamot and South African freesia, Sincerely Body Cream brings out your body’s natural luster, giving you silky smooth skin all day long. Infused with Harvey Prince Sincerely perfume.”
Verdict: A sweet floral
This was a touch too floral for me personally, but I think a lot of ladies would really like this scent. I’ve tried Harvey Prince’s other body creams and found them to be quite moisturizing so I’m sure a lot of subscribers would dig this.

Eau Divine
Eau So Divine
(8.8ml: $23.00)
Description: Delicate Japanese lily, Intoxicating Moroccan Jasmine & sweet Iris softly release into the air. Warm Madagascar Vanilla, deep Indian Patchouli, Sensual Dry Woods & Clean Musk stir you with their aromatic intensity.
Verdict: Floral Musk
This is a floral musk that I think would appeal to ladies who like very feminine scents. Personally it’s not quite to my taste (I’m very anti-Patchouli) but I think this would appeal to folks that that have a bit of a bohemian sensibility.

Sincerely
Sincerely
(8.8ml: $23.00)
Description: Notes: Indonesian Clove Bud, Australian Sandalwood, Moroccan Rose, French Bergamot, Indian Tuberose, Japanese Orange Flower, Lebanese Cedarwood, Turkish Cyclamen, South African Freesia.”
Verdict: A sweet floral
This is the same scent as the lotion and I appreciate that we got two different types of items in the same scent so subscribers could layer them. As I mentioned earlier I think this is a solid scent that will appeal to a lot of women.

Keravegan
Keravegan Hair Masque
(1 oz: $3.00)
Description: Our 100% formaldehyde-free hair smoothing therapy. Transform your tresses with our nourishing and hydrating Keravegan hair masque. Made with the best organic Argan, Coconut and Sweet Almond oils + blended with Shea Butter, Papaya, Lemon and Mandarin extracts, Keravegan moisturizes and softens your hair, bringing out its natural brilliance from root to tip. Sulfate-Free + Paraben-Free.”
Verdict: My favorite item!
This is my favorite item in the box. The perfume on this product was noticeable but not overpowering and it didn’t’ stick with my hair endlessly like some over-scented hair products can do. It left my hair soft and not weighed down.

OVERALL
Harvey Prince March 2016
Verdict:
Hit!
The first thing I was impressed with (besides the gorgeous packaging) was that none of these scents had that strong synthetic give-me-a-headache-immediately issue. While a lot of the fragrances weren’t my taste, I could tell the perfumes were high quality. Each of the 7mL roller balls normally costs $30, so for $22.00 you two of them plus a wide variety of samples. I think that’s a great value. If you know someone who loves perfumes or is really into vegan/cruelty free/gluten free beauty this might be the sub for them.

SPECIAL PROMOTION!
You can get can get the Mysore Sandalwood mini roller for FREE by using the code EXOTICINDIA.   All you have to do is pay for shipping.  Just add it to your cart and apply the code!

THE BACKSTORY
“Each monthly box comes with two private blend, luxe Harvey Prince perfumes available only in The Story of Perfume. These exclusive 7ml roller ball fragrances are made of only the finest essential oils & highest-quality natural ingredients.”

Each box also has two samples from our best-selling bath, hair, & body lines. Ranging in size from 15ml to 30ml, you may receive our color-safe shampoo & conditioner, skin-softening body butter, or exfoliating shower gel, among other customer faves!

Lastly, The Story of Perfume contains two 2ml samples of our most popular luxury fragrances for women from our best-selling line of perfumes. From sweet to spicy, sensual to soothing, these perfumes will make you smell beautiful & feel happy!”

Cost: $22 a month, with a discount for purchasing a year’s subscription.

Heaven’s Honey: New Organic Sub Box Launch & Contest!

So today instead of a full box review for you, I have news about the launch of a new natural/organic bodycare subscription called Heaven’s Honey. I know a lot of you are very interested in organic beauty products so I thought you’d love to hear more about this box.

Heaven’s Honey is unique in the organic beauty arena in that it focuses on one or two companies a month so that subscribers can get a better idea of how a product line will work for them.

So what’s in the box:
“Every month subscribers receive 5-8 quality, full/value size natural body care products for a discounted rate. 1-2 Artisan companies will be featured every month and will create a package that they feel our subscribers will love. All products will be toxin and chemical free the way your body prefers it.”

A box costs $49.95 and the retail value of the items inside will typically be between $55 to $80. Considering that organic and natural beauty products can be pricey, the higher pricepoint is understandable. Right now Heaven’s Honey is running a special contest for new subscribers. If you sign up in the first month you will be entered into a contest to potentially win 6 free months (a $300) value. There are no additional steps, it’s just a nice opportunity for folks signing up at launch.

The window to subscribe is open until March 15th and I’ve got a spoiler for the first box…
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Fancy pants soap, that looks like it has cinnamon and cloves.

I’ll be reviewing the upcoming Heaven’s Honey box, so be sure to come back and see what fun new stuff is inside.