Thursday, January 30, 2014

Eco Emi Mystery Box Review December 2013!!

Hey guys! So I actually thought I had published this awhile ago, but I guess I didn't, so I'm going to post it today!

This is the Eco Emi Mystery Box! It was $40 and I guess they do these every few months. (According to my mom it was in October, but I'm not too sure.) This was a Christmas present, so they are no longer available, but I wanted to post this so you guys could see what items they include.

If you don't know Eco Emi also does monthly boxes which are $15 a month. (:

They shipped this USPS 2 Day mail (which I believe is how they ship their monthly boxes as well) and it came super quick!

The first items are Sen Cha Natural Green Tea Leaf Mints. Teeccino Dandelion Caramel Nut Coffee Tee-Bag. Artisana Raw Walnut Butter. The three of these go for $1 together? I'm not a big fan of tea mints, so those got passed on. But I really loved the coffee tea bag. It was interesting and it tasted super good! I'd totally buy more! I've tried the walnut butter before and it is probably my favorite type of nut butter, so I was excited to get another packet of it.

Then there is a packet of Eco Dent Original Mint Daily Care Baking Soda Tooth Powder and Eco Dent Dental Gum. 2 Crystal Body Deodorant Towelettes. 2 Bull Dog Original Moisturiser samples. These I'm going to say go for $1 as well. The tooth care products are meh. I've tried the deodorant towelettes before and they are ok. They're good for traveling, but I'm not sure that I'd ever use them otherwise. The moisturizer samples will be used as soon as I can put them into a sample jar. I've never heard of the brand before, but it looks nice!

I was really impressed that these were the only foil packets I received in the whole box!

The next items are a sleep mask, a Tallulah Jane Aiyana perfume sample (valued at $1.60), a mini wooden spoon and spatula set from It's All Good Party Supplies, and two samples of M&J Dog Essentials Nutrient Fusion Pre-Shampoo Treatment. I'm going to say that these, minus the perfume sample, goes for $1. Honestly the only thing I'm excited about in this lot is the perfume sample, which smells very classic and almost musky like. The sleep mask and wooden utensils will probably be given to my little sisters. I do have a dog, but she gets professionally groomed, so I'll probably give this to a friend that washes her own dog.

The next items are two packets of seeds from Botanical Interests. One is for Lettuce and the other is for Wheatgrass. These go for $4.08 for both. My mom does a garden every year so these will be going to her!

The next item is a Safronique Lavender Sea Laundry Detergent. This goes for $.55. I love this stuff! It made the clothes I washed smell so good! I've been trying to use more eco friendly home products as well as beauty products, so I was excited to try this! I might end up buying a full size.

The next item is a pack of 2 Grab Green Dishwashing Detergent pods. This goes for $.99. I was impressed with how clean and nice my dishes looked after using these! They did a great job and I'd totally buy them again!

Then I got a little bag of stuff from Dolphin Organics. It comes with a 1 oz bottle of baby shampoo and bodywash ($1.50). A 2 oz bottle of baby bubble bath ($3). A 2 oz bottle of hair conditioner ($3). And a foil packet of mineral sunscreen ($1?). I've only used the bubble bath so far and it made pretty nice bubbles, however I think I'll probably still use my Johnson and Johnson lavender soap because I think it's a bit more calming around bed time.

Then there is The Seaweed Bath Co. Powder Bath in Lavender Scent. This goes for $3.89. I haven't tried this yet because I always forget things like this, however I'm super excited to use it since I've heard good things about the brand!

The next item is a Aura Cacia Comforting Geranium Mineral Bath.This goes for $2.37. I haven't used this yet either, but it's a blend of geranium, rose, and lavender so I'm thinking it would be really calming and soothing!

Then there is the BWC (Beauty Without Cruelty) Shampoo ($2.19) and Conditioner ($2.19) in rosemary mint tea tree. I was actually pretty excited to get both the shampoo and conditioner in the same box! I've tried BWC products before and I really like them, so I'm sure these will be great!

The next item is Burt's Bees Facial Cleansing Towelettes. There are 10 in here and they go for $2.99. I did not like these at all! I primarily use facial wipes to remove makeup and these did an awful job at it! Plus they felt almost like they were dry, which is weird since they were sealed super tight when I opened them.

Then also from Burt's Bees a Shea Butter Hand Repair Cream. This goes for $2.03. I love pretty much all of Burt's Bees' lotions because they are super moisturizing and this is no exception! I'm going to put it in my purse!

The next item is a 7th Heaven Clean Up Mud Mask. This goes for $2.99. I was just thinking today about how I really wanted to do a mask like this, so this will probably get used tonight! I love masks, so I was stoked to see this!

The next item is Fortune Cookie Soap Mother Pucker Whipped Cream. This goes for $.75? (currently out of stock) I've actually gotten this before in an Eco Emi box, but I'm totally okay with getting this again! I loved it the last time and I love it even more now because my skin only gets drier in winter! This is nice and moisturizing and it smells really good! Citrisy, like a lemon. (Plus you can't go wrong with Fortune Cookie Soap products.)

Then there is a Theraganics Detox Charcoal Bar. This goes for $2.28. I love charcoal face products! They are always great to get because I feel like they really do something for my face. I haven't tried this yet, but I'm sure I'll like it!.

The next item is The All Natural Face Vegan Lipgloss in Glazed Strawberries. This goes for $4.60. At first glance I thought I had about a billion other lipglosses in this color, but after looking at the lip glosses I reach for often, I'd definitely say that this one is a couple shades darker. It's really pretty and shimmery and I'm sure I'll use it at some point.

The next item is The All Natural Face Cream Blush for Lip and Cheek in Peachy Rose. This goes for $5.75. This is a dark coral color that looks really pretty on my skin! I love cream blushes and I've been obsessed with coral blushes recently and I was super excited to get this!

The next item is a Coco LacQuer nail polish mini in Breeze. This goes for $2. This is a pretty light blue creme. It will look pretty with some glitter or something over it and it will be great for spring!

Then there is a Lauren Brooke Cosmetiques Creme Foundation. This goes for $1.40. I love that they sent out a sample of 3 different shades, however I have a very yellow undertone and I felt like these (well the medium one, since the light shade was way too light for me) made me look super ashy! I do think that the light one would be a good undereye concealer though!

The next item is a Erba Organics Mommy to Be Stretch Mark Cream. This goes for $4.12. I have super awful stretch marks from when I was pregnant with Gabe (yay for gaining an unhealthy amount of weight) but I've been using cocoa butter recently and it's really been helping. I'm sure I'll give this a try eventually, since I'm almost out of my current lotion.

Then there is an Albrey Body Spritzer in Tangelo Twist. This goes for $2.79. I love how this smells! It smells like such a classic perfume with a hint of citrus! (:

Sorry about the picture, my new camera sucks!

The next item is a Eartha Essentials Stress Relief Bath Soak. This goes for $2? I honestly have enough bath soaks to last me at least a year, especially with how often I actually use them. I like the idea of it, but I never have enough time to actually take a calming bath. This one smells like a pretty watered down version of an aromatherapy product, so this probably wouldn't be my first choice anyway.

The next item is French Girl Rose Cleansing Grains. This goes for $7.50? I've actually gotten this exact same sample before and I loved it! I used up the whole bottle, so I was stoked to get another sample! I think after I use this up I'll buy a full size! You can use it as either a cleanser or a mask and I've used it both ways and I just really like how my skin looks after. (:

The next item is a Suncoat Natural Mascara in brown. This is full sized and goes for $14.99. I was really needing a new brown mascara so I was super excited to get this. This is super cool because it's sugar based, however I've been using it for about a month and it doesn't really make my eyelashes look super amazing or anything. However I do think it's nice for a natural look (which is usually what I'm going for when I use brown mascara anyway.)

Then there is a Lauren Brooke Creme Eyeshadow in Dahlia.This goes for $1.40. I love this color! It is a nice light purple color. I tried it as a base for some more neutral toned pigments and it looked really pretty and lasted for quite awhile! I could totally see myself buying a couple of the neutral ones to use as bases for more bright eye looks!

The next item is a Purely You Purely Bronzer. This goes for $3.50 (I'm assuming it's half sized?) I do use bronzer as a contour, but since I'm happy with my current bronzer,  I haven't tried this one yet.

The last item is a super small sample of GBT Natural Eyeshadow in Gun Metal Gray. I'm estimating  these to be worth $.50? I don't use grey shadow often, so I'm not sure if I'll ever use this. I wish I had gotten a brighter color.

All totaled my box is worth $87.96. Not only is that a pretty good monetary value, but it's also a great value because of how many items you get! Most of these items, I've also never received before so that was also a plus! I love Eco Emi and I think I'll probably get another mystery box if they offer them again!

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