Spring Beautycon Box

Let me pause right here and state. I adore Bunny. I adore her youtube channel and I really adore her as a inspiration for young girls.  With that said, I have such mixed feelings about this box.

The Beautycon Box was one that I have wanted to sign up for but was hesitant because I wasn’t sure it was worth the price. I do now definitely feel you get what you pay for in these boxes, one item alone in this spring box is a $20 gift certificate to Dolls Kill.  I’m just not over the moon about this box in particular.

Let’s review what goodies filled this box.

1800’s Baby Doll Key Chain
Dolls Kill Gift Card – $20
Essential-C Day Moisture by Murad
Matte Finish Makeup Setting Spray by NYX
Mirco Mini Beauty Blender’s
NCLA Designer Nail Wraps
Power Of Love Natural Lipstick by Pacifica
SkinActive Charcoal Makeup Wipes by Garnier
The Rock Nudes Eye Shadow Palette by Maybelline
They’re Real! Mascara by Benifit
Tie Dye Hair Ties
Youthmud Tinglexfoliate Treatment Masque Exfoliate by Glamglow

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So what do I like from this box?

I really love Murad products, so that is a given.  I love the Pacifica lipstick, this color lasts and is really moisturizing.  I absolutely adore the Micro Mini Beauty Blender’s, Dolls Kill gift card and custom made key chain.  Those are all very much a plus.  I do love the images on the nail wraps and will probably love the product, I just have not had time to apply them and try them out. Same goes with the Glamglow masque.

I am indifferent to the hair ties. A hair tie is a hair tie and who couldn’t use more laying around? Also I would say I am pretty indifferent to the mascara as a product, as well. As a brand, I do not use Benefit due to their non cruelty free status.

The NYX setting spray, I can’t see myself loving this more then my Tarte Rain forest of the Sea Spray or my Urban Decay Setting Spray for oily skin. But we will see.

Now what do I seriously dislike? The wipes and the palette. I really just hate them to be honest and I gave them a really good shot!

The palette. Okay I love these colors. Color wise, this palette was made for me. But… I hate the formula. These shadows do not blend well nor do they have a long wear time, even with the most sticky intensive base I could possibly use.  Maybe it is just my oily skin, but these were a total miss for me. I really wish maybe a higher-end smaller palette was included. Just not, this.  Also, Maybelline is not a cruelty free brand which was another reason it was very disappointing to receive this in the box.

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The Garnier makeup wipes.  I am not a Garnier fan plus, where is the charcoal? I thought charcoal was black.  Every other natural product out there turns black due to the color of the charcoal, these are white. Which makes me wonder what kind of process do these have to undergo to make them white and how do those chemicals react with your body?

Brands that are cruelty free in this box:

Beauty Blender
GLAMGLOW
Murad
NCLA
NYX
Pacifica

Brands that are NOT cruelty free in this box:

Benifit
Garnier
Maybelline

Now don’t let my dislike for the palette and wipes dissuaded you purchasing this box. I did love more then I disliked and the artwork that was put into this box was really lovely.  My suggestion is for you to try everything out for yourselves and remember, just because I am really anti cruelty free doesn’t mean what you will buy, use and try has to be as well.  It is just my personal choice when it comes to cosmetics and beauty products.

With that, I will leave you with Bunny’s video.

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