Orglamix Glam Box: October 2016 Brewhaha + 25% Off

To fight off the stress and fatigue from all the awesome projects that have keeping me away from this blog more than I like, (I promise I’ll fill you in on all the details soon) I thought I’d review one of my favorite subs: Orglamix Glam Box.  It’s always full of products that make me smile, plus they are vegan, cruelty free and natural.  If you’d like to try out a box for yourself use the coupon code VEGAN to save 25%.

The October box had a theme of “Brewhaha”:
“To the uninitiated, it’s pumpkin-spice season.  For fans of beauty’s darker side (or anyone who has ever #WCW’d Nancy from The Craft), the crisp air and changing leave means it’s officially the season of the witch.  Come out of the broom closet for our favorite beauty tricks and treats.”

Bring on the witchcraft!
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Blood Orange Mint walnut AHA body polish
(Estimated Retail: $15.00)
Description: ”It’s alluring scent combines freshly squeezed blood orange + wild mint.  AHA and finely ground walnut shells are a recipe for exfoliating and revealing younger looking skin.  Skin is left delicately fragranced, hydrated, super soft, smooth and conditioned.”
Verdict:  For the vampire with Scurvy
The mint on this definitely comes through and it has very invigorating scent.  My skin gets so dry in the winter that body polish is a must (followed by a good moisturizer).

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Mugwort Face Mask

(Estimated Retail: $12.00)
Description: “Mugwort, the VIP herb in every witch’s pantry, is used for everything from protective smudging to aiding lucid dreams and astral projection. It’s also great for boosting circulation and can help clear up acne, which precisely why it’s a main ingredient in this ten-minute mask.”
Verdict: an “A” from Snape
This mask makes me think of all the unique Kbeauty masks that are all the rage.  I can’t remember trying a mask of this kind before (which is saying a lot considering my sub box obsession). I’m psyched to give this a try.

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New Moon Room Spray
(Estimated Retail: $16.00)
Description: “Astrology buffs know that a new moon in the sky wipes the slate clean, signifying the best time to set intentions. Spraying your home with this blend of white sage and organic essential oils of lemon and lime will clear the air and, some believe, help manifest desires. (Febreze can’t help you there.) “
Verdict: Better Than a Full Moon
As you know I’m really sensitive to scents, so there are very few air fresheners or room sprays I can use.  Orglamix’s products never bother my allergies so I love finally getting a chance to try different scents.  This one is earthy and fresh.

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SPELLBOUND glitter gloss

(Estimated Retail: $10.00)
Description: Enchant onlookers with this versatile glitter makeup. The lightweight , fine particles of bright light add glamour to any type of makeup— on the face or body. A little bit goes a long way. Just pat on the skin for a long-lasting effect. Apply over eyeshadow or lipstick for more sparkle.”
Verdict:
Edward Cullen Approved.
Did someone say sparkle?  This is a clear gloss with larger glitter pieces inside.  It goes on without being sticky and while I’ve had lots of glittery lip products, I have never had one with this type of glitter.  This is so much fun and I could see it working not just for Halloween, but for New Year’s or any time you want a touch of glam to your makeup.

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SMOKIN’ CAULDRON mineral eyeshadow

(Estimated Retail: $12.00)
Description: “It doesn’t come any smokier (or sexier). This 100% natural golden-gray eye shadow has flecks of gold that mirror the sparkling full moon in the night sky. Use it as a liner or foil for magic.”
Verdict: Perfect For Good & Bad Witches
This eyeshadow is so lovely.  It’s hard to see in the photo but the grey has an iridescence to it, that gives it depth.  You can go badass with this and do a smoky eye, or use it to just for lining or for the outside edge for a softer look.

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PERFUME POTION –– Poison Apple

(Estimated Retail: $12.00)
Description: “A perfectly wicked witches brew: perfume! Oooo –some of the ingredients listed below are a bit sinister, some quite repulsive, some unsightly and all are eerie, mysterious and weirdly disturbing– perfect scents to wear day or night this autumn. Get into the Halloween spirit with Orglamix.”
Verdict: The Best Revenge
Orglamix offered an array of different Halloween themed scents.  I received the “Poison apple” scent – which if you know my love of fairy tales was apropos.  I love fruity scents so this was right up my alley.  There are so many awesome fun, scents that are still available for sale.  Now’s your chance to smell like a vampire slayer or the zombie apocalypse–except maybe fresher, and you know, less dead.  Definitely check out Orglamix’s cool options.

OVERALL
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Verdict:
Love!
As usual, Orglamix delivered a seasonally appropriate box full of fun and unique offerings.  I get a lot of beauty products from boxes and yet, Orglamix manages to send me things I’ve never tried, or don’t own. The mineral eyeshadow is going to be perfect for the holidays and I’m excited to use the Mugwort mask during my next home spa day.    I received this box for free but the regular month-to-month price is $29.00.  The estimated retail value (based on the included card) came out to $77.00.  Even excluding the high retail value, the quality and variety of products are definitely worth the $29 price tag.  If you want to try out natural beauty products, or you just really like something unexpected and whimsical in your makeup routine, consider an Orglamix subscription.

 THE BACKSTORY
Orglamix delivers healthy beauty delivered to your door every month.

Healthy, natural beauty, doesn’t have to be boring! When you sign up for Orglamix, every month you will receive a 4-6 expertly curated, healthy beauty products, non-toxic cosmetics, natural & sustainable, cruelty-free goods + a $10.00 Gift Card to orglamix.com. For every box sold, we donate a meal to orphaned children in need.

Cost:
Month to Month: $29.00
6 Month Prepay: $169.00
12 Month Prepay: $289.00

Coupons: USE CODE VEGAN – FOR 25% OFF YOUR FIRST BOX
Each Month comes with a $10 gift card for the Orlgamix.com site.

Once upon a time, long, long ago, Lisa attended Syracuse University where she studied singing in a giant castle surrounded by ice and snow. After she earned her music degree, she headed to the island of Manhattan, down to the West Village, to a place called the New School. There, she earned another degree in the great art of writing stories for children. She currently works on that same island, in the dungeon of an old building, making up stories while she sorts through endless stacks of papers, just dreaming of living somewhere with windows. She is currently working on several novels and hopes to write her way to that aforementioned windowed place. Her first book, “The Ice Maiden’s Tale,” is set to be released May 30, 2017 by Xist Publishing. In the meantime, she keeps herself occupied by obsessing over subscription boxes and home renovations.

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