Oh Boy! I couldn’t last long without trying a new beauty box program. This time, I bring you, My Platinum Box, a deluxe monthly beauty subscription service that caters to both men and women! Wait– both? Yes, both. But each get their own box that has an assortment of 4 to 5 grooming, fragrance, skincare,lifestyle, or body product samples for just $10.00 + free shipping. If you like something from your sample box, you can also purchase the full size directly through the site and earn 15% cash back on purchases over $30. How easy is that? Hey, who doesn’t like to make a little money while spending a little money?
What’s even better is that the company include online tutorials for those needing to be spun in the right direction. Just check out their blog for daily updates on how to use the products or product reviews.
Anyways, onto the review! The package arrived today in my mailbox, which was an awesome little surprise to come home to, so I immediately took a picture and posted it on my facebook page. All products were safely enclosed in a crisp white cardboard box with the logo splashed on the outside. And tah-daaaahh, the inside.
The first product in the box was a sample of Issey Miyake’s L’eau D’issey. L’eau D’issey is a feminine scent with a blend of fresh water florals such as lilys. Platinum Box describes it as a casual parfum to wear. I personally tend to stick to white florals and wondered what lilys and carnations would smell like. Honestly, it has a woodsy scent to it but not in an over powering way. You kinda got to get close to smell it–but it is distinctive when you do. Could I wear this perfume? Maybe. I’ll keep it in my sampler bag for another try. Issey Miyake’s L’eau D’issey can be purchased directly through the platinum box online store for $65
Next product in the box is a black eye liner pencil. I’m not sure of the brand, but it’s as big as a regular writing pencil so it looks like it would last long. The “lead” is medium-hard so you can get a pretty precise line with it, although its more of a gray-black than a black-black. It doesn’t pull or drag at the skin and just a tip, if it ever does, I rest my pencils that need softening near my curling iron so they soften under the heat. Don’t do it too long though, you don’t want to burn your face so be sure to test on the back of your hand.
Next product I received was Earthly Body‘s Dreamsicle Hand & Body Lotion. Earthly Body specializes in high quality natural skin and haircare, and was one of the leaders in the use of hemp seed oil for bodycare! Their products range from candles, body butters, lotions and and body oils and no, it won’t get you high by using it. Hemp seed oil used in cosmetics has all THC removed, while having some of the highest concentrations of essential fatty acids which keep the skin moisturized. The lotion’s name was dreamsicle which made me thing of a creamsicle, thus making me think this would smell like oranges. Well, I was close. Tangerine and plum. I have no idea what plum is supposed to smell like but I smell citrus and like it. The lotion absorbs quickly and doesn’t stink, which is a plus when it comes to natural products. Sometimes they have a natural “funk” to them. This doesn’t! Hooray! Not only is hemp seed oil moisturizing my skin, but also shea butter, jojoba, and argan oil soften it as well. Dreamsicle can be purchased directly from their site for $5.99 or you can visit their store in Chatsworth,CA.
I love having about twenty or oh, I dunno, about 50 lip balms on hand in every form and brand possible. I just cant get enough lip balm and I now have one from Skinny Skinny to add to my collection. SkinnySkinny is a luxury organic eco-savvy body care line. They also have their flagship store in Brooklyn, NY, with other locations dispersed throughout the US. SkinnySkinny’s tea tree & mint lip balm features skin softening ingredients such as cocoa butter, coconut oil, avocado oil, while adding in the benefits of tea trea oil and mint. Tea Tree Oil is a great antibacterial agent and can help heal chapped lips. Mint tastes good and can be invigorating. In this case, the mint did a wonderful job of hiding the tea tree flavor. Wanna know something weird? I swear I smell chocolate if I breathe out. Am I crazy? (doing the breath/cough test again) –yup, it kinda does. I don’t think it’s meant to do that, but hey, cocoa breath? It’s not the worst thing to smell like! I also like that it goes on very thin. I could still wear lipstick over this without feeling like have 5 coats of paint on my lips in order to keep them moisturized. The lip balm can be purchased for $6.00 via platinum box, or from skinnyskinny‘s site. I suggest all you 3-free nail polish lovers check out this page– heeeeaaaaven! They had other items I would love to try such as their organic grapefruit ylang ylang bath salts and the organic chamomile body oil.
My lucky self got two samples of Shaveworks, The Cool Fix. I’m actually no stranger to this product- my boyfriend uses it–and then I started using it on my legs. This got the thumbs up right now from the boyfriend because I split the sample with him. This blue gel comes from the father brand, Anthony Logistics for Men--but don’t be scared that it’s a mens product. Anthony Logistics was created by Anthony Sosnick, he wanted to create a line of skincare products that addressed specific men’s needs. It has now grown into a business with multiple lines of personal care products that deal with anything from shaving, bath & body, sport, and face. And don’t forget, an ingrown hair is an ingrown hair whether its on you or me so don’t be worried about using the wrong product- it truly works for everyone. Cool fix helps by soothing shave burns and helping ingrowns work themselves out. You do have to use it every day, but hey, no biggie. A small nickel size is enough for both of my legs from the knees down. You can purchase Cool fix on the Platinum Site for $25 and I will tell you this is money well spent. Just be sure to hide the bottle so no one else uses it up!
So ladies? Gents? What do you think? Good mix of products? I think so! Platinum box gave me a perfume, something for the lips, makeup for the eyes, lotion for the body and treatment for ingrowns. Do I think the value is great at $10? Yes, for the quality of products recieved I think so. I do think it would be nice to get an info sheet with the products so I don’t have to go back to the site at first, but overall a very nice program.
What product would you like to try from the box?
You can find more info on Platinum Box at their website: www.myplatinumbox.com