August Blush Beauty Mystery Box Review

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August Blush Beauty Box has arrived! I was beginning to despair of ever getting another beauty box (because it seems like every single kids’ subscription arrived this week!). Blush Beauty Box is a a monthly box from and every box has over $100 in value… for only $24.95 a month! It’s fantastic!

blush beauty box august review

Every Blush Beauty Mystery Box has a guest curator and this month’s box was curated by Liz Franz, the editor-in-chief of Dermstore, Blush, and HairEnvy. My box was actually a little different than others that I have seen so I am totally excited to share it with you!

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Blush Mystery Beauty Box: August 2013!

I unpacked the box, snapped some photos, and dug right in to my Blush Box! I was really anticipating this box!

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Philip B. Maui Wowie Beach Mist ($22). I love texturizing salt sprays. I swear it’s the only thing that works for my baby fine hair because it doesn’t weigh it down. I sprayed this on my dry hair and it looked great!

blush beauty box august review philip b maui zowi

Mor Emporium Hand Cream in Snow Gardenia ($20). This is a thick, rich lotion with mostly gardenia and undertones of sandalwood. I thought the sandalwood really evened out the gardenia scent. Nice & very emollient.

Coola SPF 30 Face Classic Sunscreen. Nice little sample, I was happy I got it in cucumber. If you’re a regular, you know where it went! (In the stroller! I put half my samples there so I have them when we are out and about – wipes, sunscreens, you name it, I stick it in my stroller!). ($4.30)

ColoreScience Sunforgettable Face Primer. This is really cool. It’s a mineral sunscreen face primer! I can’t wait to try this out and I love this idea. If I like this product I’ll probably buy it. I prefer my foundation not have sunblock in it because it is all eye-stingy. Except… this tiny thing is worth almost $17! I’d better not love it!

mor gardenia

Eminence Strawberry Rhubarb Dermafoliant. This smells completely amazing – like fresh strawberry rhubarb pie! This has absolutely fantastic reviews and you can add it to your cleanser or use with water (I’m thinking of adding it to my purlisse from FabFitFun VIP). $5.70

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Anastasia Beverly Hills Lash Genius Waterproof Top Coat ($12). I don’t really use waterproof mascara but there’s a few times I want it and don’t have it. This will be perfect for those occasions.

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Pixi Beauty Endless Silky Eye Pen in DeepPlum ($15). I recently got a Mally eye pencil in my July Birchbox and loved the formulation. I loved this one just as much but the color is so much better for my blue eyes to set them off! I adore this.

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blush beauty box august review pixi swatch

Skylark Memoir Fragrance Experience Rollerball Set ($59 if you buy it on – comes with full size fragrance). I was totally thrilled to receive this in my box! The fragrances are really fantastic, just my style (not too perfumey) and I just loved them. The deal is that you buy this set, vote on your favorite, and get shipped the full size bottle when it’s released. I doubt Blush Box subscribers get that too and I don’t know the full size, so this is hard to value. I’ll go with Demeter pricing, which is $10 a rollerball. So $30! Unfortunately one of the scents (maybe my fave – #2 had leaked and is only half full!). #1 is like a cedary sandalwood, #2 is like a grownup Bath & Body Works, and #3 is a little beachy/ocean and kind of a mix of the other two.


And more samples! Rescue Restorative Shampoo ($1.75). Grooming Lounge Best for Last Aftershave ($0.30), and drēmu emu oil! I’ll take the aftershave to my husband, will use the shampoo, and wow, I was so excited to get emu oil! It’s so hydrating and so expensive! $8.80! I’m testing it on my chest/decollétage area, because it’s pretty sun damaged 🙁blush beauty box samples

Soooo… Should you get the Blush Beauty Mystery Box?

It is still available and my answer is YES! I got $134.80 of luxury bath, beauty, and cosmetics products for $25.95. And I will use every. single. one. I may not get that much use out of the mascara top coat, but that’s ok, there’s so much value here that it doesn’t even matter. I think you’d be crazy to skip it! It’s $25.95 a month, $35.95 for a single month without a subscription. It’s totally worth every cent… And also I smell really great!  You can get your subscription to Blush Beauty Mystery Box here!

NOTE: I originally thought the Lash Genius was full size, it’s mini, not that big a difference!


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  • Rachel S.

    Finally got mine today! Sadly the beach spray bottle was defective so I have to wait for them to send another one, bummed as it was the top thing I was looking forward to trying! Their customer service was great tho, should have it in 2 days.

    The lotion is little too….old ladyish for me, the scent is just a little too much. I’m going to save it for my grandma tho as it is nice.

    Also, SO in love with the perfume. I was a bit worried at first when I saw your spoiler, but I love them all. #2 is my fave too.

    • Brandy

      They sent out my replacement today!

  • Jamie

    Hey, thanks for the post. My blog is and this is a completely new box for me. We received basically the same box. How cool is that perfume set? Fingers crossed that we get the Blush survey and then get the fullsize. A girl can dream, right? Well done.

    • Brandy

      I LOVE the perfume set. It smells so so good. I’m going to have to get better at describing scents!

  • cassie

    Oh wow. My box was different

    • Brandy

      what did you get in yours??

      • cassie

        *Philip B Maui Wowie
        *Vapour Organic Elixar Lip Gloss
        * Carita Paris Biologique- Biological face mask
        *Pixi Beauty endless silky eye pen in blue black
        *Anastasia waterproof topcoat
        *Mor emporium hand cream
        * Eminence strawberry rhubarb dermafoliant
        *coola spf 30 face sunscreen

        • cassie

          My samples were.airbrush eye refining treatment and elta MD skincare spf 41 face.sunscreen foil packet

        • Brandy

          Yeah that’s quite different. How did you like the lip gloss?