The Natural Beauty Box October 2012 (My First!)

I have been patiently waiting for an all-natural beauty box ever since eco-friendly boxes like The Conscious Box and Eco-Emi, which unfortunately do not ship to Canada (yet!) or are double the price for international shipping. When I started hearing through the beauty box grapevine that The Natural Beauty Box was available to Canadians, I couldn’t wait to try it! I only bought the month of October as I wanted to try it first before committing to something more permanent.

October’s Box is pink, I’m guessing for breast cancer awareness and comes in a cute pink bag with a cute polka dot bow! Yay for girly packaging! There was also a HUGE info sheet with all the product information which I loved! I will list the values here as listed on the sheet, but don’t try to do the math to see whether the amounts match up because the cost per mL is not calculated with normal arithmetic…TNBB emailed me to explain how the sample costs were calculated:

“The product price points are actually what the companies provide us as they sell these mini sizes. Or some...As we may have purchased.These products are not divided to get the value...

For example:

The Petal Organics Body Cream mini - 1 oz...Did cost the price indicated. A good comparison we have is here:

Full sized butter: $32.00 - 8 oz

Mini: If you divide, it's supposed to be .25 for one ounce but the mini we purchase is Worth $6.00.

I hope this helps and we've clarified this.

Thank you!”

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Wine Delights – Natural Bath Salt Assortment

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Thoughts: I was actually quite excited when I realized what the scents of these bath salts were! They actually smell like what they say!

Full size: $12.50 (We weren’t told how big a full size is and I couldn’t find it when Googling…)

I received: 3 x 0.5oz/$6.00

Burst Organic Beauty Bar – Love Bubbles Body Wash

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Indulge your senses with the super antioxidant formula that bubbles from saponified coconut oil and doesn’t strip the skin! While vitamin E, B5 and C restore damaged skin, AHA exfoliates with extra moisture for softer skin.

Thoughts: The company concept is neat because you are given the chance to customize your own skincare products! You can pick a flavour, antioxidant and the type of raw oil you want as your moisturizer which is pretty awesome. This particular sample smells more like coconut than vanilla, but perhaps the vanilla scent will come out more once I use it in the shower.

Full size: $8.00

I received: 1oz/$3.50

Burst Organic Beauty Bar – Super Rich Island Butter

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Thoughts: I don’t really like the smell of blueberry so this would not have been my scent of choice.

Full size: $14.00

I received: 1oz/$6.50

Authentic Skin Remedies – Balance Seawater Facial Mist

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Thoughts: I like facial mists for setting my makeup and this one smells pretty nice and is the perfect purse size! It says on the bottle that this can also be used as a toner and can be blended into moisturizer or serum.

Full size: $33.00

I received: 8mL/$6.00

ATL International – Raw Carrier Oil

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Thoughts: Smells very herbal and might take some getting used to, but can be used on the face, hair, body and bath.

Full size: $18.50

I received: 1oz/$10.00

Virga Botanicals – Gentle Creamy Facial Cleanser with Lavender

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Thoughts: The consistency is very creamy and if you like the smell of lavender, you’ll love this cleanser.

Full size: $12.95

I received: 1oz/$4.00

Accidental Herbal – Cinnamon Honey Lip Jam

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Thoughts: Mmmmm…this smells so good and the packaging is very cute!

Full size: $4.00

I received: *FULL SIZE*

Happy Pumpkin Exfoliating Mini Sugar Pumpkin Soaps

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Thoughts: Another amazing smelling item for the Fall! Smells just like pumpkins and cinnamon :)

Full size: $8.50

I received: 1.5oz/$3.80

Biograzia – Grazzia Bio-Regen Face Cream

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Thoughts: I think I’m receiving too much face cream now, but at least this cream smells nice and natural.

Full size: $33.00

I received: 5mL/$5.50

Petal Organics – Firming Phyto Bio Active Body Cream

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Thoughts: This wasn’t my favourite scent, but the consistency is thick and very moisturizing.

Full size: $160.00

I received: 1oz/$30.00

Ariona Healing Balm

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Thoughts: This healing balm would be great for my dry heels and is another great-smelling item!

Full size: $15.00

I received: 0.25oz/$5.00

Total value of TNBB (according to info sheet): $84.30

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So, when I had calculated the sample size values in the same manner as the other beauty boxes, the value ends up being much lower at $59.12, but TNBB did give me an explanation right away which I appreciate. As a whole though, I did enjoy my very first Natural Beauty Box, but I don’t think this is something I would get every month just due to the sheer amount of samples in my arsenal! I did sign up for the December Box because it’s Christmas, but I don’t think I will be getting these boxes too often.

Happy Thursday Everyone!

28 comments

  1. You post some cool stuffs! :) you never fail to amaze me with all of your post!


    xoxo

    http://epitomeoffeminineallure.blogspot.com/

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    1. Awww, you are so sweet! I try to keep things interesting for everyone and it makes me really happy to see that you appreciate it!

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  2. This looks like an interesting assortment of product, I don't think I would have much use for most of these though

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    1. I know what you mean...there are only so many natural products I can have before I get bored.

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  3. Nice products. I love the packaging it's so girly!

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    1. It's super girly isn't it? The presentation was very cute and I was quite pleased with my first TNBB!

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  4. I think you did indeed get alot of samples to work with for a while. Make sure you enjoy it all....

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    1. LOL, let's hope that I can make it through! I really should stop buying these boxes...

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  5. Hi Jayne! Glad you liked your first box :) I know the sample amount is much larger than other beauty boxes. I end up using most of the samples from this box then others! Can't wait for December:)

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    1. Oh really? I tend to get tired of the natural stuff so I guess we'll see how I do!

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  6. Such a cool concept! Love the box it comes in:)

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  7. Yay I signed up for the November box! Can't wait to see what kind of goodies I get :D

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    1. Oooh, I can't wait to see you what you get too!

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  8. Looks great.. I ordered Dec Christmas box. Can't wait!
    Will be my 1st time with The Natural Beauty Box

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    1. I am excited about the December Box too!

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    2. Did you like you Dec box?

      http://marsbar35.blogspot.ca/2013/01/he-natural-beauty-box-december-2012.html

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    3. It's pretty good, but I don't know if I would order again based on the $10 price jump!

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  9. That's quite a lot of samples you've got there! Let us know how they turn out(:

    Elle
    Lipstick & Lace

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    1. LOL, I just hope I can make it through them! I really should stop ordering these...

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  10. There are a lot of interesting products I've never seen before in that box!! Champagne bath salts sound very intriguing :) And the packaging is super cute too!

    x Ellie @ Ellalogy 

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    1. The bath salts totally smell like champagne!!!

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  11. the bath salts look great... i've been very into taking baths lately... maybe because i'm so stressed at work haha. i may try this box sometime next year. :)

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    1. I have been taking more baths as well and for the same reasons as you! I'm in the middle of a career transition so the stress level has been higher than I'd like it to be!

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  12. Everything looks amazing! I love how they even personalized it with your name on the envelope sticker! That's awesome :D

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    1. I love seeing my own name up in lights ;-)

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  13. I was really looking forward to this box but they had a problem with mine... I would've loved getting it all, I love bath stuff and lip balms. Anyway, next month I should actually get it. I paid back on Sept. 21!

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    1. Oh no, that sucks Candice! I was waiting for your post on it! I'm glad it all worked out in the end though.

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