The Blush Mystery Beauty Box seems to be almost an afterthought on the Blush.com site. The site carries an enormous range of beauty brands, including many that are lesser known. This makes one wonder if the monthly beauty box program is somewhat of a dumping ground for products they can't otherwise move?
Well even if it is, you do get a great assortment of products each month, including several that are full size. The Beauty Box can be purchased on a one time basis for $34.95 or as a monthly subscription for $24.95. I've been a member for quite a while now. I'm always glad to see these boxes arrive; however, it seems to me that the selection has started to include some pretty obscure products in recent months. See what came in my February box and judge for yourself!
The items arrive every month in a black drawstring bag inside a box. There are usually a couple of "bonus" products outside of the black bag. For February, the biggest thing in the box was a full size can of Jonathan Finish Control High Shine Flexible Hairspray. This big 10 oz. can stands 10-1/4" tall. I'm not a big hair spray user myself but this strikes me as a fairly high end product.
This month's nail product is a set of nail wraps by NCLA Los Angeles in a black lace design. Certainly unique, but not my style. The set includes 26 nail wraps and a nail file.
Then we have a luxury sample size of "Rub Off" by vbeaute, a gentle facial exfoliator. These are always nice and good for your skin so I'll definitely give it a try. I'd say there's enough for three or four applications.
The next product is a mask by Bioxidea Miracle 48 in "Excellence Gold". I understand that some boxes included this mask in "Excellence Diamond". According to the instructions, the mask is applied first to the face for 15 to 30 minutes, then dropped into the bath, where it completely dissolves. It is supposedly a red carpet product used by celebrities that leaves an "unmistakable glow". I'm skeptical but also open-minded, so will give it a try.
DHC's "Deep Cleansing Oil" is a product I've used before and don't particularly care for. Tiny DHC product samples are widely distributed in mail order catalogs. This is too oily for me and I just don't really get the concept of cleaning with an oil. There are much better make-up removers out there that aren't so hard to get off your skin.
I guess this is the true "mystery" item in this bag...a sample of "Eye Decompress" by Talika. There was no information on the card included in this shipment and the product isn't mentioned at all on the list of items included in this month's box on Blush's site. Out of curiosity, I looked up the Talika brand and found this description of "Eye Decompress". This product works in a really interesting way and sounds like something I need.
"Revive tired eyes with Talika's innovative Eye Decompress. This revitalizing eye treatment comes in the unique form of tablet and liquid capsules. By immersing the tablet into this restorative blue fluid, the liquid is instantly absorbed into the pastille. The tablet then unfolds into a fresh, therapeutic eye mask. This thin, nourishing mask reduces swelling while soothing tired skin and firming contours of the eye. Eyes feel and look incredibly renewed after just 5 to 10 minutes!"
Lastly is a mascara by Nyx. I like Nyx products and this mascara has a good thick wand so I have high hopes. Just wish these beauty companies didn't always send black mascaras....it would be nice to get some browns or brownish blacks for those of us who are more fair complected.
I haven't been able to find a discount code for the Blush Mystery Beauty Box but if you would like a $10 gift card, send me your e-mail address and I can submit it to them. I believe they will then e-mail you the $10 card. (Update: I've discovered that they won't send the gift card if your e-mail address is already signed up with them.)
It's nice to have the opportunity to try some of these high end brands and Blush really does provide a nice array of them every month!
Thanks for reading and please let me know if you would like the $10 discount e-mailed to you.