This is my December 2014 Beauty Joy Box and it is the second month of boxes for this company. The cost of this box is $15 a month with free shipping within the US. There is an extra $5 shipping fee to Canada and $10 to ship internationally. Each box ships on the 15th of the month so for those of us in Canada, that means receiving it relatively late in the month (November 24 for this particular month). Each box comes with 1 jewelry item, 1 full sized beauty item and 2-3 deluxe sized samples.
I was really impressed with the November 2014 box, so let’s see what I thought about this month!
Copper, Brass, and Bronze Personalized Necklace ($12)
These necklaces are individually hand-stamped and made with care just for you!
Beauty Joy posted on Facebook maybe a month to a month and a half ago saying that they were sending out personalized jewelry. They asked everyone to email them with the letter that you would like them to use for the jewelry. I thought it was really great of them to put in so much work organizing individual letters for each person. I of course got an A for mine and it is stamped on the little copper disc. I really like this necklace, I think is so cute! I love the older metal look of this. I can be a little picky with jewelry and I have liked the pieces they have sent both months!
PopBeauty Stain Stay ($16)
A Hydra-light stain that is packed with colour in a no-smudge, no-budge formula that provides effortless flawless lips!
I’m not sure if these were randomly selected colours or not because it doesn’t say anything about the particular colour on the card. I got this lip colour in Brick Beauty and I think it is nice. Reds are nice during the colder months and I am interested to see what this looks like on. I was already wearing a pretty bright lip colour so I haven’t been able to wear it on my lips yet. Applying it to my hand did feel a little bit like I was using a marker but it’s nice. I think you may need to use a clear liner for this one though to prevent feathering. I’m happy with this!
Sephora Retractable Waterproof Eyeliner ($13)
Budge-resistant black matte colour with a touch of silver sparkle, in an easy-glide, creamy texture formula. With a built in sharpener and smudge tip, this liner is your all-in-one must-have!
I was thrilled to see a Sephora product in here! I have never used any Sephora brand eyeliners before so I am excited to give this a try. When swatching it on my hand, it felt very creamy and the glitter isn’t too overwhelming which is nice! You notice the glitter more when you smudge it out so just keep that in mind!
Burt’s Bees Milk and Honey Body Lotion ($1.50)
Milk, Honey, and Vitamin E, designed to soften your skin and is clinically proven to moisturize for up to 24 hours.
The only thing I have tried from Burt’s Bees is their lip balm but I have considered buying other products from them before. This 1 oz. tube is definitely enough to get a feel for whether you like the product or not. It says its a body lotion but I may use it as a hand lotion instead. The smell is quite nice and subtle, and I am very happy with this as well.
CeraVe Facial Moisturizer (free)
CeraVe products are non-irritating, non-comedogenic, and fragrance-free.
I appreciate that Beauty Joy tells you this is free. Some subscription companies will try and pass free samples off as valuable products. This really demonstrates Beauty Joy’s honesty. I do have a ton of creams to use up at the moment so I may pass this along, but I have not decided about that yet.
I paid $20 for this box (including shipping) and received products valued at $42.50. They are all products that I will use, or at least pass on to someone in the case of the moisturizer. I am so very happy with this box again and can’t wait to see what they include for January!
Also, the company does have a referral program so if you would like to sign up using my referral link than I would really appreciate it! My link is www.beautyjoybox.com/beautylife
*Disclaimer: This box was purchased with my own money and all pictures and opinions are my own.