Every box arrives with an information card explaining what’s in the box and in some cases how to use it. It also has coupon codes if you decide to purchase one of the products found in your box. This month it’s 20% off.The Cost: $24.95/month or $34.95 one time charge.
What You Get: Each month, we’ll be offering a different BeautyFIX box, featuring full- and travel-size of the latest and greatest products in skin care, hair care and makeup, worth at least $100.
Avene Thermal Spring Water– This is the full size can! That’s pretty nice because for just being water, this is pretty expensive. The best way to use this is to spray it on your face and immediately apply a moisturizer. The moisturizer will help lock in the hydration the spray gives and doesn’t allow it to dry on your face which can make it even drier. I like to keep one of these by my bedside and spray it on myself when it’s too hot to sleep.
Follimedica Hair Regrowth Treatment for Women– This is 2% monoxidil. It apparently really works for growing your hair back if you’re losing it for age-related reasons. My hair is always falling out and it’s always been on the thin side so I don’t think I need it. Yet, anyway. **Please see comments for more information about this product** And please take note that it expires 12/15– not coo.
Osmotics Blue Copper 5 Firming Elasticity Repair– This cream has a lot of peptides in it which is awesome. I’m not super thrilled to see lavender oil in the ingredients. Not only because of my allergy but because it’s a known skin irritant. Ah, well. Can’t win ’em all.
100% Pure Coffee Bean Caffeine Eye Cream– This is a cream for under your eyes that will depuff and diminish circles via the powers of caffeine. While that is unlikely to actually happen, what this little tube actually is (and why don’t they just market it this way?!), is a tube packed with antioxidants and aloe which has anti-inflammatory, anti-viral and moisturizing effects. What does that mean? Use it everywhere, why only spread the goodness under your eyes?!
Roloxin Lift Revitalizing Facial Treatment– This is one of the weird things BeautyFix tosses in from time to time. “Roloxin Lift Revitalizing Facial Treatment visibly improves the appearance of dull, tired and aging skin in just a few minutes with results lasting up to 24 hours. Lift Technology creates a lattice-like barrier over the skin for an immediate tightening and brightening effect while vitamins A, C and E support collagen production, cell renewal and neutralize free radicals. Soothing aloe vera extract diminishes dark circles and puffiness for a revitalized glow.”
So I think it’s the silica that’s the “trick.” I’m totally trying this tomorrow to see what happens. As long as I don’t break out! I have a hot black tie date on Saturday!
Value: $18 ($9 each- They better be magic)
Cargo Eyeshadow in Moreton Bay- So funny! I got yellow in my Allure Beauty Box and now I have purple from this one. I could paint myself in UW Husky colors! I don’t think I’ve ever used Cargo before. Definitely not their shadows. It says they won’t crease or fade, we’ll see!
Osmosis Colour Eye Pencil in Plum– Yaaas!! An eye pencil that isn’t black! And even better it’s purple! I’ve never heard of this brand but I’m totally down for adding plum to my collection.
Replenix Neckletage– First of all… who names something so ridiculous?! Who, around the boardroom table, suggested that and who nodded and agreed that “Neckletage” was the perfect name?! No. In any case, this has a nice collection of ingredients including squalane, niacinamide, ceramides and peptides. I’ll use it. I’ll even use it on my “neckletage” although I’ll probably just use it on my face too. Or actually no, because it also has lavender extract in it. My neck is NOT going to go chicken on me.
Ahava Dead Sea Water Mineral Hand Cream– Mineral-rich cream specially formulated to protect hands and safeguard them from environmental and household damage. Instantly improves skin’s moisture level, smoothes rough, dry skin and restores suppleness.
I’ve been using hand cream lately. Actually that’s not true. I’ve been using my facial moisturizers as hand cream and been very pleased with my hydrated hands. My goal is for my hands to look as young as my face. Or at least as young as possible. Yes, I put my retinol cream on the backs of my hands and fingers at night. Am I weird? Probably.
VERDICT: Alright. This wasn’t the most fascinating Beautyfix but they did give me a bunch of super awesome skincare products. Or maybe the fascinating part is the strange array of products we received. Haha! I was actually pleasantly surprised to see makeup (and over the moon about getting a purple eyeliner). I think my personal pleasure factor for this box will be realized after I try the Roloxin. I hope it works really well. Nothing will replace Botox (and these cost more) but there’s no needles involved. Every time I look at the Neckletage, I can’t help rolling my eyes a little. That name! But I’ll use it. Especially because hydration is going to become more of a challenge as Winter creeps up. *I have to make an addendum to this because I didn’t realize the Follimedia expired in 12/15. Unacceptable.*
If you would like to sign up for BeautyFix, you can do that right here. Your first box will be $12.50 and subsequent boxes will be $24.95 plus tax. I think they’re worth it. There is a large “novelty skincare” element about this box that I really love. You’re not going to find this stuff in any other box. Except maaaybe New Beauty Test Tube and they’re way more expensive.
What did you think of this months box? And did you try the Roloxin yet?!