I discovered Beautycon’s Spring Essentials beauty subscription box from Grav3yardgirl’s Youtube. Grav3yardgirl, aka Bunny, is the curator of this Spring’s box. I’ve been following her channel for a while now and have always admired her unique style. When I found out she was working with Beautycon, I jumped on the subscription. This is a quarterly box, with a single box costing $29 (free shipping). The time from when I ordered to when it was delivered was very long, about a month…which was a little frustrating. The cancellation policy is also worth mentioning: You can’t cancel at any time; only within 7 days of receiving your most recent box. I just didn’t want anyone to sign up without knowing that first.
This box has a one-of-a-kind key chain included. Bunny collects vintage/antique dolls and appreciates their unique beauty, flaws and all. She says they remind her that we’re all beautiful in our own way. When she knew she was going to curate this box she picked out a baby doll that she loved from her collection to have caste in metal for a key chain. This key chain is incredibly well made and very solid. I was really surprised by how nice of quality it is. Bunny also included a set of Tie-Dye Hair Ties and NCLA Nail Wraps that she designed herself. I love the hair ties (wearing one right now) and the nail wraps are so different than anything I’ve seen before. I can’t wait to slap those babies on a manicure later this month.
Also included in the box:
- Benefit They’re Real Mascara
- Huge fan of this stuff already and thrilled to have another mini for my travel bag.
- $20 Giftcard to Dolls Kill
- Used this to pick up a Jeffree Star liquid lipstick, a new iPhone Case, and some Sugarpill nail polish.
- Garnier SkinActive Charcoal Cleansing Towelette
- I haven’t tried these, but I do use Garnier Micellar Water makeup remover and it’s easily my end all be all. I’m really interested to try these wipes out because of the charcoal.
- GLAMGLOW YouthMud Tinglexfoliate Treatment
- I’ve loved every GLAMGLOW product I’ve tried, but I haven’t tried this one before.
- Maybelline The Rock Nudes Palette
- I wore this to dinner tonight and really liked the look I achieved with it. I even used the metallic blue on the top row for wet lining. These shadows definitely didn’t perform as well as some of my super high end shadows, but I wouldn’t expect them to. They wore well, without creasing, on top of my UD eye primer. They are a bit chalky if you go primer free (based on what I’ve seen around other blogs). Most of my other palettes are heavy on warm browns and beiges, so this definitely fills some holes in my palette collection.
- Murad Essential-C Moisture SPF 30
- I used this today, too. It was crazy hot outside and this was very light weight under my makeup. It didn’t make my makeup slide around and felt lovely. I’m a big fan of vitamin c moitsurizers, but hadn’t tried this one before. I almost wish I hadn’t…the full size is pricey (for my budget) but I’m really loving this stuff.
- NYX Matte Finish Setting Spray
- I use this setting spray pretty much every time I wear a full face. I also use it for foiling and wet lining. It’s easily the best I’ve tried and I’m thrilled to have another bottle of it.
- Pacifica Power of Love Natural Lipstick
- Interestingly enough, I’ve gotten this lipstick in a vegan beauty box a couple months ago. It’s a light-to-medium brick red that I just love. It was my first foray in to brown-ish toned lip colors and it’s easily become a go to. It’s close enough to my natural color not to be difficult to pull off. It goes on so smoothly and lasts for a long time. It has a matte finish but isn’t drying (like so many other formulas). I like this enough to buy more colors of it, but I’m certainly not disappointed to have another tube of a favorite color.