Terra Bella Box: September 2015 & a Lip Trio Giveaway!! & Coupon Code

For TGIF, I’ve got something really special. Not only do I have a review of the new natural beauty subscription box, Terra Bella Box, but they were awesome enough to give me a lip trio as a giveaway for you, my oh so awesome readers. The rules and info on how to enter are below.

Terra Bella Box offers two box options, the regular box offers 5-6 natural beauty items, while the “lite” version has 2-3. For details on pricing, including prepayment discounts, jump down to “The Backstory”. There is also an exclusive coupon code for my subscribers, use SUBTHERAPY to get $3.00 off the month to month subscription price.

Now let’s get to the box!
Box
Adorable little packaging and inside we have the ever so important info card. (You’d think every box would have one, but a lot don’t and it really makes a huge difference.)
Open Box Open Box 2

Soap
Salacia Salts in Midnight Garden

(Estimated Retail: $10.00)
Description: Exfoliating soap with pure Atlantic sea salts in one of 3 scents ~ Shoreline, Midnight Garden or Seersucker.
Verdict: Gift
This is a beautifully packaged soap, but I received the “Midnight Garden” scent and it’s a touch too strong for me. I really think the “Shoreline” scent probably would have been perfect. This is lovely though and I’m going to add it to my Christmas 2015 gift stash.


Bath Bombs
Wellsmith Bath Bombs in Aloe and Lavender
(Estimated Retail: $6.00)
Description: Refreshing bath bomb sampler duo in Green Tea/Aloe and Lavender/Vanilla.”
Verdict: Hit!
Bath bombs are so much fun and I find Lavender super relaxing, so this is a great fit. The card lists the value at $6.00 but I can’t find a duo in the Wellsmith Etsy shop and just one bath bomb seems to cost $6.50.  It seems like Terra Bella’s cost on this one is underestimated.

Perfume
Olivü 426 Travel Perfume Sprayer in Vanilla Sandalwood

(Estimated Retail: $5.00)
Description: Travel perfume sprayer in Vanilla Sandalwood.”
Verdict: Gift
In general I’m not a fan of perfumes in beauty boxes because they are so personal. I can’t wear many scents and unfortunately I find the sandalwood in this a bit strong for me. I’m going to gift this to a friend who enjoys these types of perfumes. This brand does offer a ton of other options and the $5.00 price tag is super affordable so I may try out a few other of their offerings that are more my speed.

Lotion
Robbins Essentials Goat’s Milk & Honey Lotion in Oatmeal & Honey

(Estimated Retail: $7.50)
Description: Goat’s Milk & Honey Lotion in Oatmeal & Honey.”
Verdict: Like!
This lotion absorbed quickly and didn’t leave me feeling greasy. I definitely found it to be on the lighter side as far as moisturizers go. The biggest thing I noticed was the scent – it’s almost like brown sugar and it stayed with me all day. I kept catching whiffs of it and being surprised that I smelled like breakfast cereal (but in a good way, I swear). I didn’t see this exact version in Robbins online store, so I linked to a larger size.

Mascara
Herbanluxe Cosmetics Mascara in Black

(Estimated Retail: $11.99)
Description: Vegan Handmade Mascara in Black”
Verdict: Like
Vegan mascara is a tough thing to do well. This mascara isn’t the kind that is going to give you a super dramatic eye, but instead offers a more natural look. My eyes are sensitive and my lashes are oily, so mascara tends to bleed all over my face and make my eyes and skin itchy. This one didn’t smear and it didn’t give me any reactions. I prefer bolder mascaras in general but this is nice for a more natural look. If you’ve been in the market for a vegan mascara you may want to give this one a chance.

OVERALL
Terra Bella Box
Verdict:
Hit!

I received this box for free, but the regular month-to-month price is $37.95. The estimated retail value came out to $40.49 (and that’s using the lower price for the bath bombs). It’s hard to navigate the world of natural beauty products because there are so many small businesses in large marketplaces like Etsy. Natural beauty subscriptions are a great way to introduce you to brands you might never hear of otherwise. I’ve tried lots of natural beauty products and these brands are all new to me so I feel like this box was successful even if all the items weren’t to my exact taste.

Now to the super exciting part…drumroll please…

GIVEAWAY HAS ENDED!
Giveaway!

The winner is…drumroll please….Southern Sugar!

Thank you so much to everyone who entered.  I’ve got more giveaways planned so please check back soon!

Terra Bella Box graciously sent me this fabulous lip trio to giveaway. I like to keep things relatively simple so here are the rules:

1. You need to have a mailing address in the US. (Sorry international peeps!)
2. You need to “like” the Terra Bella Box Facebook page.
3. You need to leave a comment on this blog post.

You’ve got until Friday September 18th to enter.
Winners will be randomly selected.
I’ll announce the winner once they’ve been contacted and a mailing address confirmed.

Good Luck and thanks for reading!

TERRA BELLA BOX NEWS!
A Limited Edition Holiday Box is available!

Limited Edition Holiday 2015 Box: $65.00
“A Limited Edition Terra Bella Box that will ship in December. Each box will contain more full size products and will have a higher retail value than the regular Terra Bella Box. Very special and unique items that are our very favorite things, just in time for the holidays.”

THE BACKSTORY
Terra Bella Box is a subscription service that sends you 5-6 natural beauty products each month.  Variety is assured with your subscription to Terra Bella Box. You won’t end up with a cabinet full of face washes. We handpick the best lotions, scrubs, cleansers, moisturizers, cosmetics, masks, and everything in between, all sourced from fantastic small businesses that handmake their products using some of the best natural ingredients–not harsh chemicals.   Subscribing to Terra Bella Box is a way to support a local economy–not a large corporation–so you can feel good about where your money is going.”

COUPON CODE:
There is also an exclusive coupon code for my subscribers, use SUBTHERAPY to get $3.00 off the month to month subscription price!

Cost:
Terra Bella Box
(5-6 natural beauty products):
Month to Month: $37.95 per month
3 Month Prepay: $107.84
6 Month Prepay: $209.67

Terra Bella Box Lite (2-3 natural beauty products:
Month to Month: $17.95
(There are no prepay options for this box)

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