Saturday, May 19, 2012

Beauty Box No. 3: May Total Beauty Collection box


The May box was the first for Total Beauty Collection and I will call the results mixed -- at least until I try all the products.

The box was packaged nicely and came pretty fast. It was $15 and promised four to six deluxe beauty samples.

Inside were three beauty products that I have yet to try -- June Jacobs Spa Collection Green Tea and Cucumber Body Balm, Blinc Mascara and Alterna Bamboo Luminous Shine Mist. I am totally unfamiliar with the June Jacobs line. The mascara is in a cool little tin can and I have tried and liked Alterna products in the past. Once I try them, all the reviews will be posted here.

It was a little disappointing though, that my four to six samples, included only three samples and a $15 gift card to Pevonia (another company I had not heard of but found out sells natural skin care products). But I suppose if I use the gift card, I have broken even on the price of the box.

Although Total Beauty has a pretty expansive blogger network and there was a lot of hype surrounding the release of this box, the company did not offer incentives for signing up. No bonuses for referrals or discount codes, things that the other boxes offer.

Overall, though a little disappointed, I am very much looking forward to trying the new products.

Did you order the box? What did you think?

This is our third beauty box. Check out reviews of Birchbox and Julep Maven.