After seeing several reviews about Cravebox, I decided to give the Book and Beauty Box a try.  Cravebox offers a variety of boxes from food to books to personal care.  You can purchase a box or enter a raffle, which is slightly cheaper but you are not guaranteed to get a box (of course, then you won’t be charged).  I opted for the raffle, so my box was $12.  The box is a mystery, so I did not know what to expect.

This was the teaser:

Some call them “guilty pleasures.” We prefer “well-earned necessities.” Cravebox brings you a romantic read that will whisk you away from the everyday. Add skin cleansers and care, and decadently rich moisture for body and hair. You deserve it!

I received:

  • Mistress of My Fate (hard cover) by Hallie Rubenhold
  • John Frieda Full Repair Hydrate + Rescue Deep Conditioner
  • Biore® samples
  • Vaseline® Total Moisture® Lotion
  • Arbonne Insert

For the price, I am very impressed.  The book alone is worth twice the price.  I’m about halfway through Mistress of My Fate, and so far, it is a very good memoir style, historical novel.  It is the first in a series, so I am interested to see how the book ends.

I’m, also, loving the John Frieda conditioner.  My hair feels softer after using it, so this a product I can see myself re-buying.  As for the other products, I already have a lot of lotion, but I can always use more.  The samples and insert aren’t that interesting and are just filler to me, but that is no biggie since I’m happy with the three main products.

Have you tried Cravebox?  If not, would you be interested trying it?

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The Luminous Effect

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December PopSugar Must Have Box and a Mini Giveaway

With so many fashion subscription services now available, it’s hard to know which to try.  I’ve been eyeing PopSugar’s Must Have box and decided to treat myself with the December box.  The $35 box was stuffed with an assortment of fashion, beauty, and lifestyle products worth about $100. What’s inside: Bodum Bistro Double Wall Thermo-Glass […]

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The Joy of $3 Lip Gloss

The pursuit of the perfect lip gloss is never ending.  Too sticky.  Too Sheer. Too pigmented.  I’ve found some favorites which include M.A.C., Bobbi Brown, and Mary Kay, but who wants to spend double digits on a microscopic tube of color? Enter essence, a brand I found tucked away as an obscure endcap in Ulta. […]

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BB Cream Face Off

It’s impossible to follow beauty trends and not see something about bb creams.  These beauty balms have swept the industry into a frantic search for the perfect formula.  I’ve tried three different brands and thought it would be interesting to do a face off.  I used a handful of my favorite products paired them with […]

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