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The Natural Beauty Box

post #1 of 400
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Hi everyone! I hopped upon a beauty subscription service called The Natural Beauty Box and from what I see it looks pretty good. It's for only 100% natural beauty products and it's $20 / month with shipping ($15.75 / month if you subscribe for a year) and you get 6-15 deluxe samples. Any opinions? I'm thinking of subbing cause it looks like it's the best 100% natural service that has a good amount of samples for the price. http://thenaturalbeautybox.com/

 

<3

Gina

post #2 of 400

I'm not sure about this one.  The girls in the video on the right side of the home page talk like they are the ones who put the box together, and make all the videos for the company.  

 

The website says it copyrighted 2011-2012, but I did a domain search and they just bought the domain in May 2012 and they are based in Toronto Ontario.  They only started as a company at the end of 2011 and have one store in London Ontario (basically a room with a few shelves-http://www.thenaturalbeautystore.com/GALLERY.html).

 

The concept sounds great but after the Glossybox issues I'm a bit of a skeptic and hesitant to give out my cc #.  But then I was one of the first to sign up for Kara's Way and I'm loving that subscription.

 

The only way to subscribe is Paypal.  So I tried it for one month.  At least they won't have my cc #, and it is easy to remove the subscription from the Paypal account.

post #3 of 400

Yeah, I am not sure about this one. But the 6-15 thing has me BUZZING!

post #4 of 400
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The fact that the samples are natural and the 6-15 / box also has me buzzing :)

I subscribed for 1 month, I'll let you guys know how it goes!

post #5 of 400

I browsed through their online store and there are just not many products to chose from, with lots of empty categories.  Also saw a misspelled word, which bugs me on a commercial site.  Feels a bit rushed and unpolished to me, but you never know. 

post #6 of 400

The video (with the two ladies) seemed to be a bit unpolished and thrown together, if they are indeed the ones making the box/promoting the company. (That's just from my honest opinion of watching the entire thing.) They girls were saying different things on the amount of samples you get, and how natural the products are (one said 90-100%, the website says 95-100% (those should be details that you have down pat if people are going to order a box on the basis that your company is selling organic products.) It just seemed a little inconclusive.

 

That being said though, It could wind up being a good company and I like that they are mentioning not using foil samples in their boxes. The video, and the typos on the website made me a little unsure right now though. I think it will be an interesting company to watch and to see how things turn out. I won't subscribe until I see how the first few boxes look & hear reviews on customer service. 

post #7 of 400

 personally havent been impressed with any 'all-natural' makeup I have received in any of my boxes, so I will pass on this one. Also, the 6-15 range is hard to grasp. So if they give out 6 samples, you cant really say you expected more. I really doubt they will send out 16 samples in a box, but maybe thats the cynic in me. Although for 20.00 a month, they kind of HAVE to send more than 6 samples, or include some full size products.

post #8 of 400
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They're actually giving away 12 free box subscriptions on their Facebook if anyone's interested. www.facebook.com/TheNaturalBeautyBox

*Fingers crossed*

post #9 of 400
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YAY I won the giveaway! I can't wait to get my box!!! Did anyone else on here win?

 

I contacted them actually and they said that I can get the september box free now instead of two August boxes so that is pretty sweet.

post #10 of 400
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Originally Posted by BeautyGal View Post

YAY I won the giveaway! I can't wait to get my box!!! Did anyone else on here win?

 

I contacted them actually and they said that I can get the september box free now instead of two August boxes so that is pretty sweet.


congrats! I am actually looking into this box, I just cancelled sample society so I'm looking to sub something else.  I watched a youtube video and the stuff seems really cool.  $20/month is a bit steep for me though...

post #11 of 400

I signed up...if I like this one I will probably get rid of all my subscriptions...myglam, birchbox, eco-emi

post #12 of 400

I was curious about this one so I went hunting. This is a copy and paste directly from their site:

 

"WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT IN MY NATURAL BEAUTY BOX?
 

Every month is different, but we guarantee a minimum of 10 deluxe 95-100% Natural  samples in EVERY SINGLE box. The Natural Beauty Box is always packaged with style, so it makes a great gift for anyone! The Natural Beauty Box gives you the chance to try 10-15 different products from natural brands without having to buy full sized right away, so it saves you a ton! All samples in The Natural Beauty Box are deluxe, meaning they're very usable (at least .1 oz with the exception of vials for perfumes) and aren't in foil sample packs. Every box comes with a guide on what the products are, useful beauty tips and tons of coupons for every product in the box. If you love the sample, you can just pop onto The Natural Beauty Store and get the full size with a discount, as well as check out other natural products we carry! "

 

Minimum of 10 samples and no foil packets. My interest is piqued...

post #13 of 400

Oh yea! It's like getting a glam bag and a birchbox with out foil samples and all natural! What could be better...I couldn't help myself.

post #14 of 400

so the last email i got from them was that they shipped out on the 30th of July.

 

Anybody got shipping confirmation?

 

Email (Click to show)

 

Hello Beautiful!

 

Thank you for signing up to The Natural Beauty Box! Your natural beauty box will ship on JULY 30th and will arrive early August. Some of the items you will receive in the August box will come from Delizioso Skincare, Temptations Bath n' Body, Gen Botanicals, Renu-Derma, and 100% Pure!

 

All the items are natural, contain certified organic ingredients and are eco-friendly! THE NATURAL BEAUTY BOX, brought to you by The Natural Beauty Store, is a beautiful, affordable, and one of the only 100% Natural month to month subscription beauty boxes in the world. Filled with 6-15 SUPER SAMPLES (no foil samples) and delivered straight to your door every month, The Natural Beauty Box makes a great gift, and gives you a chance to try top quality products for just $20 per month. Love the box? Get super saving when purchasing ahead, as well as discounts when purchasing full-sizes of the products from our parent company, The Natural Beauty Store.


We know that you will fall in love with the stuff in the box. That is why you get exclusive coupons to our online store (www.TheNaturalBeautyStore.com) right in this box! These special coupons are only available to subscribers and have to be used up before the next first date of the next month. These are super savers so do take advantage and get the products you loved.


We also want you to be super happy with your purchases and that is why we offer a rewards program on our site. Once you do place an order, it will be sent off in eco-packaging and you can collect points for free products.


Be beautiful. Be natural. Be glam.

The Natural Beauty Box Staff

XOXOXO

 

 

post #15 of 400

Actually I am a bit angry with this company. I ordered and paid in June. I got an email shortly thereafter stating they would be delaying shipping until August. I received this in my email today. 

 

The lovely August box, filled with tons of natural samples, will be on your doorstep before August 27th.  
(Delivery time depends on your location as well as the postal service. Most boxes will come earlier than the 27th.)
 

Sounds to me like SEPTEMBER!! I totally feel .... wtf.gif

 

Actually, I looked when I paid and it was May 24th!! GRRRRRR

post #16 of 400
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Originally Posted by Tuscanyb450 View Post

The lovely August box, filled with tons of natural samples, will be on your doorstep before August 27th.  
(Delivery time depends on your location as well as the postal service. Most boxes will come earlier than the 27th.)
 

Sounds to me like SEPTEMBER!! I totally feel .... wtf.gif

 

 

I got the same email, I think they mean that the August box has been shipped and will arrive before August 27th...

 

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Hello Beautiful!

 

We just wanted to let you know that the August box is heading your way!

The lovely August box, filled with tons of natural samples, will be on your doorstep before August 27th.
(Delivery time depends on your location as well as the postal service. Most boxes will come earlier than the 27th.)

post #17 of 400

I saw that too. This will be my first and last box I'll be getting from them. A month to recieve a box is a little too far out...especially since we paid months ahead of time. I don't believe it's a recurring payment so there's no need to contact them for cancellation. I paid through paypal and I didn't see them on the list for recurring payments. With that said, I'm still kind of excited to see on what we're getting.

post #18 of 400

Yes, I paid by Paypal too. I don't see a re-occurring payment setup. Apparently, they are out of Canada.

 

After GoGoGirlfriiend, I am a tad jumpy when it comes to a company who have product issues before their launch box is even out.

post #19 of 400

I thought I would get it this month but apparently not. I guess I signed up late :/

post #20 of 400

Wow. I can't believe no one has gotten a box yet!

post #21 of 400

I saw this box and though it looks interesting, I think I might wait to see a box or two first. Hope they get on their feet and ship fast to you ladies!

post #22 of 400

They just posted an August box spoiler here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nun8V45OWpU&list=UUlUUah7oJrX2yXzyDbpQIFg&index=0&feature=plcp

 

I love this idea and the box looks amazing.  

post #23 of 400
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Originally Posted by smileyone View Post

They just posted an August box spoiler here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nun8V45OWpU&list=UUlUUah7oJrX2yXzyDbpQIFg&index=0&feature=plcp

 

I love this idea and the box looks amazing.  

 

Wow, the box looks really good. It probably has the most samples I've ever gotten in a subscription box plus they're natural. Can't wait to get this one.

post #24 of 400

Has anyone gotten one yet? I'd love to see pictures and descriptions.
 

post #25 of 400

I hope this subscription service does well - I like natural beauty items and would consider subscribing if the quality/service proves reliable.

post #26 of 400
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I came home after work yesterday and found a delivery notice from Canada Post. I went to pick it up a few hours ago and guess what? It's the box! So I took a bunch of pics for you guys to take a look at. I didn't get to try the products for much but I have alot of first impressions :) Hopefully the pictures aren't too bad.

 

My August Box! (Click to show)

 

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So here's what my August Box looks like. The bag is so cute! It also came with an envelope inside with my name on it and a few papers with coupons and product ingredients. Turns out this box is worth $122, so super awesome! It has 14 products in there. They also have a reward points program on The Natural Beauty Store (there partner site) where you can review the stuff in the box and things like that to get free products.

 

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The first thing that I took a look at is the Delizioso Spring Blush. This is like a cream blush so it's not a loose or pressed powder. It's a more warm but hot pink and it's really pigmented but not too much so it's quite wearable too. I'm not sure how big it is but it looks like it's going to last for a long, long while.

 

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This is Lanai Sunset perfume by ME Studio Perfumes. There was a vial inside the packet and it smells really good. It's a pretty tropical floral scent and it doesn't smell too strong, it smells just enough for my liking.  

 

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This one is a hair item from Happy Pumpkin Organic Skincare called Hydrating Hair Balm. It's a thicker balm but it's still quite soft. This one smells GREAT! Kind of like pumpkin pie & cinnamon but it's not such a strong scent that would leave your hair smelling alot. Especially since you're only supposed to use a bit on your hair. I have dry tips so maybe this'll be something for me. This one is 1/2 oz.

 

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This is the Original Purity Body Wash in Lavender. It's really big for a sample (2 oz) and I have yet to try this but it smells quite herbal, yet somewhat floral. Pretty much, it smells just like lavender Essential Oil. Awesome to have such a big sample. I just hate to get 1 time use foil packet samples of body washes!

 

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This is a set of 4 eye shadows from Pure Anada. They were all attached with a ribbon (which I thought was really cute!). They're 4 more neutral but shimmery colors and are loose powder. They have a bunch of other eye shadow colors online too.

 

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This is a Fruit Enzyme exfoliating cleanser. I love the smell! It smells very citrus. It's a cream cleanser which is made with little beads inside to exfoliate while cleansing. I'm looking forward to trying it, I have more dry skin, maybe using a cream based cleanser will be better for me. 

 

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I did actually get to try this one before. It's the 100% Pure Coffee Eye Cream .5 oz. It has a vanilla(ish) smell and it's more of a thick nourishing cream. This one'll last forever for just under the eyes.

 

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This is a .5 oz sample of the Ariona Facial Oil. It has a flowery herbal smell and what I love about this one is it's made with Argan oil, which I know is soo great for hair and skin. I've been trying to find the perfect facial oil so I'm excited about this one. 

 

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From Delizioso Skincare, a Nourish & Shimmer lipgloss in Cherry. I love love love this one! It's reder color in which I probably wouldn't normally pick for myself but it comes on great and colors like a more warm pink, which shimmers too. This is full sized. Did I mention is also smells really good? It lightly smells of cherry. They also have other colors which I'm looking forward to try.

 

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This is an eye cream from Renu Derma. It comes in a cute little square jar (don't know the size). It's basically unscented and has a nice light texture which absorbs quickly. This one's supposed to be anti-aging (the 100% Pure is more for under eye circles & puffiness) so I'm guessing this is also great to use on other problem areas other than just the eyes. It came in a cute poofy blue baggy with a 10$ gift card.

 

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This is a Beeseline Original from Beeseline. It's basically a natural alternative to petroleum jelly (Vaseline). I went on their site and wow, there's alot of info about how bad petroleum is for health and skin. I didn't even think about it. I used to use it on my lips like all the time. Anyways, this is a .5 oz jar and it feels kind of like Vaseline, but more soft, less sticky and it melts into an oil on skin. It's also not greasy, which is great for a balm type of thing.

 

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From Delizioso, a Vanilla Body Cream in .5 oz. OMG, this smells super amazing! It smells just like vanilla, and a good, sweet, but not too sweet type of vanilla! It's a thinner lotion type of texture but it's still quite moisturizing. They have it in 21 scents too, I think I'm going to try the strawberry one, one of my fave scents :)

 

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From Zatik, an active balancing creme. This one is quite light in texture and smells pretty herbal. It absorbs really quick too. It has a ton of extracts and stuff to help tone and soothe skin. This is something I'm really looking forward to trying too.

 

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Last but not least is a Tumble Me Oat soap from temptations bath and body. It's actually pretty big (1.5 oz) and came packaged cutely. It looks JUST like an actual cake! It smells like oatmeal with something sweet and reminds me a bit of LUSH style soaps. It's also natural like the other products in this box and I can't wait to try it out. Did I mention it also has oats on the top of the soap so it's scrubby too. I think this would make an awesome gift.

 

 

 

I am loving this box so far. It has a ton of stuff to try and it's $20 a month, plus they're natural which is fantastic. Love that there's such a range of products, and at least 10 deluxe ones. I just can't wait to try all the stuff out more and get the next month. Their reward point system sounds very cool too.

Anyone else get The Natural Beauty Box yet? I think I got it sooner because I'm in Canada, and they are too.

post #27 of 400

BeautyGal - that looks like a really great box! I've tried the 100% eye cream before and love it. That gloss and vanilla cream look great too!

post #28 of 400

Really nice variety of products!

post #29 of 400
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Originally Posted by Margo Julianna View Post

BeautyGal - that looks like a really great box! I've tried the 100% eye cream before and love it. That gloss and vanilla cream look great too!

 

I'm really glad I subcribed to it. All the products in the box seem great. I have tried a variety of 100% Pure products before and I loved most of them!

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Really nice variety of products!

 

That's what I loved about this box! It had like facial products, body products, cosmetics and hair care in one box. A ton of each too! It's great that there's a minimum of 10 samples - looking forward to September from them.

post #30 of 400

Ok, sold! I'm getting a box for September to try it out. :) Hope next month is just as good!

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