26 December 2016

HandPicked Beauty Box

Welcome back, little birdies!

I have an exciting post! I've subscribed to my first subscription box! I've been on the hunt for some really good boxes to receive when HandPicked Beauty Box contacted me to check them out. It's a fairly new box that was started by a fellow blogger, Los Angeles Mamma . Now, other beauty boxes are $10 - $20 for 4 - 5 sample sized products depending on the which one you go for. This box is slightly more expensive paying $40 a month. The reason why this box is a bit more expensive is because Alexia (Los Angeles Mamma) includes FULL sized products. So for full sized items for $40 is a great deal. I received my first box just the other day and I was absolutely ecstatic to see everything that was inside.

First thing I pulled out was this Biossance 100% Natural Vegetable Fiber Face Sponge. It looks so interesting that I'm actually so excited to use it and see how it works out for me. It's a hard sponge in the case that says you have to soak for 15 minutes the first time you use it. It's supposed to exfoliate, refine pores, remove makeup and apparently can be used without cleansers. I'm so excited to try this out and see how it works out for me. I've not seen anything like it before.

The second thing I saw was another Biossance product. To be honest, I've never heard of this brand before. It looks like a great plant based brand. This product that I received is a full sized Biossance cleansing oil. I've never really heard of a cleansing oil before. From what I'm reading, it's supposed to be a cleansing oil that dissolves makeup and impurities. What attracts me to this brand is how organic it seems to be. It claims that the formula is plant derived. I'm looking forward to seeing how effortlessly and smoothly it removes my makeup.

Next thing I saw in the box was a Lipstick Queen lip gloss. I was SO excited to see this in the box because I only recently discovered this brand as seen on my previous post. So I was stoked to see that I was able to add another product to the one that I had. I'm not quite sure how Lipstick Queen works but I noticed there "catergories" that the certain product belongs in and then there's the name of the product. My other LQ product says it's "Cupid's Bow" but that the name of the product is "Arrow". This one that I received in my box is a "Seven Deadly Sins" category in the shade "Avarice". When I took it out of the packaging I was in awe. This is a stunning color and right up my street because it's a pinky nude. I'm so excited to use this and see how the formula feels and how well it lasts.

Next, I grabbed the Pur Cheek Stain in the shade Peach Bellini. I've never had a cheek stain before and I can't wait to see how well this works. I hear great things about the brand so I have high hopes for this cheek stain. It looks harsh on camera for some reason but it's definitely more of a peach tone.

The last thing in the box I couldn't believe was actually in there. It's probably my favorite thing in the box. It's a Urban Decay Naked Flushed Bronzer / Highlight / and Blush palette in the shade Native. This looks like the perfect trio for summer. But of course, I will be using it plenty before then!

Overall, I'm VERY impressed with my first HandPicked box. I was just ready to take pictures of it all so I could hurry up and use the products. If you're looking for a subscription box to try out and don't mind dishing out just a little bit more for excellent products I'd give this one a go. Although, I know she just started out a couple months ago so I'm not totally sure if this is international or just a subscription box just for the U.S. for now. If you are in the States I'd recommend looking into this more. I'm so excited for this box and can't imagine the goodies that will be in next months.

Mini Disclaimer: This is NOT a sponsored post. I purchased this subscription myself.

Thanks for reading!
Until next time,


  1. Wow 5 full sized items for $40 that's amazing! I have never heard of some of these brands so it's great exposure! Thanks for the recommendation Jay! I can't wait to give it a shot! Will you be doing a review post on any of these products?

    Great Job!

    😘 Mia

    1. I was really impressed with my first box and even the brands that were inside! I think I will do an update review of the products :) xoxo


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