Essence Beauty Box

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I subscribed to Essence Beauty Box about two months ago, and I have been on pins and needles awaiting its inaugral box.  The wait is over, and I received my box in the mail this week!  Before we get into what's inside of the box, let me tell you more about this new service.  Essence Beauty Box is a new monthly service curated by Essence Magazine.  For just $15 per month, you can sample brand name and black-owned beauty products before you buy them!  I personally love the idea of not paying full-price for an item, only to discover that it doesn't work for you!  Also, the sample sizes are perfect for traveling, your gym or cosmetic bag, or your desk drawer for a quick touch up!  Now, let's get to what was in the box:


Calvin Klein Eternity Now Women's Fragrance

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This fragrance delivers a light, but noticeable, floral scent.  Its fruitful accents make it playful, but mature, and perfect for day to day wear.

L'Occitane Shea Butter Hand Cream

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I have been wanting to try this brand out for a while now, and thanks to this beauty box, I can!  This cream is packed with shea butter, honey, almond extract, and coconut oil to nourish and restore moisture to dull, dry skin.

Curls Creme Brule Whipped Curls

I have tried this product before, and even though I was not an instant fan, I am willing to give it another chance.   This creme, fortified with organic ingredients, tames frizz while defining and moisturizing curls.

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Eden BodyWorks Coconut Shea Leave-In Conditioner

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I have tried this product before, so it is certainly a plus to have it in this month's box!  Blends of coconut oil and shea butter work together to penetrate the hair, leaving it soft and moisturized.  

Tarte Brow Architect

Just when I ran out of my go-to brow pencil,  I find this one waiting for me by the door (in the mailbox, of course).  More than another brow pencil, this tool triples as a brow shaper, liner, and definer.  It is the perfect all-in-one tool to clean up your brows and finish your look.

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I'm loving this service, so far, and I can't wait to take these products for a full spin!  It looks like I will be keeping my Essence Beauty Box, and I'm looking for to next month's already! 

Let's Talk: Are you going to give the Essence Beauty Box a try?