Saturday, February 13, 2016

Terra Bella Box (Bath & Beauty Products) Review, February 2016

One of my favorite box categories is bath & body; this just seems to be an area that lends itself well to subcommerce.  Narrowing the genre even further brings us to Terra Bella Box which sends all natural handmade products. Terra Bella Boxes may include things for face, body, bath or hair with an occasional cosmetic thrown in for good measure.

Terra Bella Box is available in two sizes, Lite and Full Size. The Lite box contains 2 or 3 products and the Full Size box contains 5 or 6 products. I believe all items are full or deluxe sample sizes.  Several pre-pay options are available with discounts for longer terms:

Terra Bella Lite

Monthly - $16.95
3 Mos. - $50.85
6 Mos. - $101.72
Annual - $203.40

Terra Bella Full Size

Monthly - $34.95
3 Mos. - $104.86
6 Mos. - $203.70
Annual - $395.45

Under the "Shop" tab, they also have single purchase boxes.  Right now, there is a Valentine's Day box for $25.00, a Bridesmaid Box for $30.00 to $35.00 and a Trial Box for $24.00.

My Terra Bella Box usually arrives during the second week of the month.  February's box contained five interesting looking items including one that looked good enough to eat!

There were several cards enclosed.  The sentiment on this one is something we all need to remember!

The product card tells about each item, gives its retail price and provides a website address where you can buy more or check out other items by these vendors. This is information I especially appreciate when it comes to small batch vendors.

The first item is, without a doubt, my favorite!  It's a cupcake-shaped bubble bar and bath bomb.  The white frosting on the top is the bubble bar and the chocolate cupcake base is a moisturizing bath bomb that contains Dead Sea salts and Sweet Almond Oil.  I already love this and can't wait to try it!

The cupcake comes from an Etsy vendor called Country Market Crafts.  A card was included giving the code TERRABELLA10 to use for 10% off any purchase in her Etsy shop. I've checked out this shop and there are a lot of decadent looking bath and body products that look to be the same quality as Lush....but are MUCH more reasonably priced!

Next is a 4 oz. spray pump bottle of Lottie's Body Oil from QC Naturals.  This is sitting on a paper towel in the photo because it leaked a bit in the box.  It can be applied post-shower for maximum hydration, on-the-go as a moisturizer, used as a massage oil or added to your bath.

This is a roll-on bottle of Cinnamon Lip Plumper from Whiskey & Lace.  The cinnamon oil helps bring blood to your lips making them appear fuller and plumper. The instructions say not to use this on a daily basis as your skin will become immune. I've seen these products before and must admit, I've been afraid to try them. But I decided to take one for the team. This has a strong red hot taste to it.  Within a minute of application, my lips were stinging so badly, I had to rinse it off.  I suspect the effect varies from person to person but for me, the pain is not worth the result!

This cute tin contains Zum Rub Moisturizer in Lavender from Indigo Wild (isn't that a great name?)  This is a goat's milk and shea butter moisturizer that can be used on any part of your body that needs moisturizing.  For me, right now, that is that's where it will go.

The final item is a spray pump bottle of Breath Atomizer from Miss Violet Lace.  This subtle breath freshener is strawberry-scented and made from 100% natural ingredients.  I don't remember ever receiving a product of this type in a sub box before.

What did you think of February's Terra Bella Box?  For me, the clear winner was the bubble bath bomb cupcake!  There is enough Zum Rub and body oil to last me a long time. Unfortunately, I'm just not enough of a die-hard beauty junkie to suffer for plump lips via the Cinnamon Lip Plumper.  (I'm really curious to hear what others have to say about this product.)

As always, Terra Bella sent an interesting mix of items and introduced us to some new small batch vendors.  The products are all top quality and came in generous sizes. I'll definitely be checking out the featured Etsy vendor so keep an eye out for that upcoming review!

Thanks for reading,


Disclosure:  Views and opinions expressed in this blog are strictly my own.  Product discussed in this post was paid for by Lone Star Shopper.  Post does not contain affiliate or referral links.

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