Sunday, November 17, 2019

November 2019 Aroma Reveal Unboxing


Hey Beauty Lovers!

I'm very excited to introduce a new subscription box!

The Aroma Reveal box is a fantastic monthly self-care and wellness box. The box is PACKED with relaxation products and a special surprise at the bottom.

The box costs $38.99/month with a monthly subscription, but there are options for a single purchase ($39.99/box) as well as a 3-month subscription ($110.97/3 boxes).

Shipping is free to all US states except Hawaii and Alaska. Shipping to those states and US territories is $7.95/box. There is no international shipping yet, so you will have to have a US address to receive this box.

Orders placed before the 5th of the month will get the current box, so the November box is no longer available. You can see a sneak peek of the current box on the Aroma Reveal Instagram page.

You can subscribe to this box on the company website or CrateJoy. At the time of posting, there is a 15% off code (FIRSTDIBS), however, the code may no longer be valid.

Let's get to the unboxing!

Disclaimer: I was kindly sent this box to review, but all opinions are my own. Also, I use affiliate links in my blog posts. By using one of my affiliate links, I receive a few dollars. This helps support the blog since I do not accept money for product reviews.


Starting with the packaging, I absolutely love the design of the box. You can tell that a lot of thought went into the curation of the box just by the design alone! The box arrived in one piece, and it didn't seem like anything was leaking out of the sides.


I love the fun colored filler, and this box already looked packed to the max! Again, the box looked great!


At the top of the box, you get a card with the Aroma Therapy brand information. The box is seriously stuffed with products, so you know that you are getting a great value already!


The front of the card does not have any box spoilers, but it does have the Aroma Therapy website address.


The back of the card gives some information about the box and company, but it does not list the products inside. I do enjoy when a company gives a description of all of the products included, but it's not essential.


Just pulling out items that I see first, I found this super inspirational postcard. I don't have a photo of the other side, but it is a standard postcard. You can display the card, or you can send it to a friend. I love it and I will probably be sending it to a friend!


I then pulled out a baggie with some tea. On the top is a Pumpkin Spice Tea, which is super appropriate for November. 


I love that three different Fall inspired flavors are included. They smell so good and I can't wait to try them!


I've never heard of this company, but I'm loving their motto! So I looked up the cost for these tea bags, and based on their website, it costs about $0.25 for each tea bag.


One of the reasons I wish there was a card explaining all the products is because not all the items have descriptions on the packaging. I have no idea what scent the Euphoria bath bomb releases, and I have no idea if it is related to the Chamomile essential oil.


Either way, I'm excited to try the bath bomb. I need to get some essential oil jewelry to use the Chamomile oil, but it smells amazing!


Ugh, I really wish I knew which essential oils were used to create this bath bomb! Maybe it's chamomile! I honestly cannot figure out the company name so I can't even look up the ingredients! I'm going to give this bath bomb a value of $4.50 based on its size, and I think that I am definitely overestimating the price.


I'm thinking of adding a few drops of this oil to a carrier oil so that I can use this at bedtime to help me relax. That may work out well! This Chamomile oil has a value of $7.99 based on the company website


I always love receiving bath salts and bath soaks in boxes. They are the ultimate relaxation product, and these Epsom salts smell so good! I don't think it smells like Jasmine, but it definitely smells relaxing!


I will be using a whole packet for a bath one of these days. I seriously love soaking in the tub! I wish I could find this product to give it a value, but I looked all over Google and came back empty-handed! I'm going to say that it is $2.50 for its size.


I have to admit that I am already halfway through this jar! I love using this body butter in my legs and feet after a shower. It is so thick and creamy, and it smells soooo good!


Again, I've never heard of this company before, but I think I need to track down more of their products.


The ingredients list doesn't look bad, and I love that there is coco butter included.


Just a note: there is a protective seal on this body butter, so look for one!


Creamy body butter heaven! I love the Lavender scent! It seems like this is the old packaging, but the new body butter retails for $14 on the company website.


Since this is an all-over body care box, there is a lip balm included. It is a standard size and I love that we got the peppermint version. I love minty lip balms!


This lip balm seems to be all-natural, which is always nice to see!


This lip balm has a value of $1.47 based on Amazon pricing. Not too expensive, but useful to see in a self-care box.


I thought that this little booklet of essential oil info was a cute edition! I did find it for $2.97 on Amazon, so you can check it out there!


Ok, I already used this foot mask!  I love exfoliating foot masks in the winter, and this one is fantastic! I am loving the lavender scent, but it doesn't last very well.


I left the mask on for an hour yesterday, and I am patiently waiting for my skin to start peeling. This mask has a value of $3.33 on Amazon, so I will definitely be getting more of these.


If you read my blog posts often, you know that I love sheet masks. Unfortunately, I am not too impressed with American sheet masks, so I don't think I will be trying this one out.


I found a set of 5 masks for $3.99 here, so I give this mask a value of $0.80. The low price does not mean that this will be a bad sheet mask. There are plenty of dollar masks that I use, but they are made in Korea.


Yes, yes, yes, yes, and yes. As a candle lover, I have always wanted to try wax melts. I just never found a cheap plug-in wax warmer that I liked. I'm pretty excited about these, so I had to use them the day I unboxed them!


Apparently, wax melts need to be cut into cubes before you can use them!


I love the plug-in wax warmer that was included in the box. It looks so cute in my kitchen!


The wax melts are Lavender-scented, and they are so relaxing! I found the warmer for $6.79 here and the wax melts are $2.40 at the MoonStoneCandleShop on Etsy.



Don't you love this wax warmer? It is such a perfect size!


I have never actually tried incense sticks. I feel like they are the type to give me a headache, but I am down to try them at least once!


The incense burner is really pretty, and it looks great on a shelf. It is quite thin though, but I'm not an incense expert.


The incense sticks were not what I expected! I'm guessing that the black portion is the part that's burned. 


The incense sticks are valued at $1.61 on Amazon and the holder is $1.20 on Amazon.


I am on a huge soap kick at the moment. Rosewater and Jasmine sounds like a fantastic combo, so I may have to give this soap a try soon! Since the soap is tiny, I will probably use this as a hand soap.



I found this soap for $1.95 here, and there are more sizing options for this soap.


I used to love Pashmina scarves! They are so comfortable, and you can wrap them in so many different styles! I don't know how much this exact scarf is, but I would give it a value of $10 based on others I've seen with the same quality.


Ok, here is the best part of the box! In every Aroma Reveal box there will be a surprise item hidden at the bottom. I was not expecting anything from Kate Spade, but this is the cutest card holder I have ever seen!


I absolutely love the glitter on the back, and I will be gifting this to my mom! She is going to love it! I found this exact product on Amazon for $54 so this is a fantastic addition!



I give the box an overall value of $114! I think that's fantastic for a $38.99 box! You get some fantastic relaxation products and an amazing bonus for under $40! I honestly think that this box would make a great gift for a parent, sibling, friend, and/or yourself (#treatyoself). 

Let me know what you think about this subscription box!

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An Effective Treatment For A Sagging Chin And Neck



Hey Beauty Lovers!

I was kindly sent the Vela Contour Neck Firming Double Chin Reducer Cream and Face Chin Masks to review for my blog, and I fell in love with them!

I gave birth to my second little girl 2.5 months ago, and I have been struggling with all the loose skin around my neck. I gained 50 lbs this pregnancy, and with the weight loss came a lot of sagging!

When I saw that this cream and mask duo was available to review, I jumped at the opportunity. I already use a firming serum for my stomach, so why not try out a product designed to firm up my neck?

I tried not to keep my expectations too high, but I secretly needed this duo to work!

Thankfully, these two products ended up working perfectly for my neck, and I hope you give it a try after reading this review!

So, what's inside?


This set comes with a neck mask and a firming cream. The mask goes on first followed by the cream. I love that this system comes with two leave-on products, and it only costs $30!


The mask gets applied to the neck and is left on for 45 minutes. The mask can be used every three days, and you get five masks in the box. I would recommend using the masks as often as possible to help firm the skin completely.


Ingredients:

Aqua, Butylene Glycol, Niacinamide, Glycerin, Coco-glucoside, Caprylyl Glycol, Glaucine, Trehalose, Adenosine, Allantoin, Betaine, Sodium Hyaluronate, Hydrolyzed Collagen, Ethylhexylglycerin, 3-Glyceryl Ascorbate, Epilobium Angustifolium Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract, Portulaca Oleracea Extract, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Extract, elaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Extract, Nymphaea Alba Flower Extract, sh-Oligopeptide-1, sh-Oligopeptide-2, sh-Polypeptide-1, sh-Polypeptide-10, sh-Polypeptide-22, Lecithin, Pentylene Glycol, Pullulan, Sodium Phosphate, Alteromonas Ferment Extract, Chamaecyparis Obtusa Leaf Extract, Origanum Vulgare Leaf Extract, Salix Alba (Willow) Bark Extract, 1,2-Hexane-diol, Cinnamomum Cassia Bark Extract, Lactobacillus/Soybean Ferment Extract, Scutellaria Baicalensis Root Extract, Sodium Metabisulfite, Tocopheryl  Acetate, Disodium EDTA, Tromethamine, PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Alcohol, Carbomer, Phenoxyethanol, Parfum


As you can see from the ingredients list, there is alcohol listed at the bottom. I don't like products that contain alcohol at the top of the list, but I never had any issues with very low concentrations of alcohol. I do wish that they specified which alcohol they included, but I'm pretty sure it's the drying type.


After the mask is removed, apply the cream in a thin, even layer. Only apply the cream on the days that the mask is used and only in the areas the mask covered. There is another mask availble that covers the whole face, so the directions for the cream say to use it on the face after the mask. However, this set only comes with the neck mask, so avoid using the cream on the face.


Ingredients:

Water, Cyclopentasiloxane, Glycerin, Dimethicone, Dipropylene Glycol, Glycereth-26, Niacinamide, Silica, PEG-100 Stearate, Glyceryl Stearate, Cetearyl Olivate, Peucedanum Graveolens (Dill) Extract. Ammonium Acryloyldmethyltaurate/VP Copolymer, Sorbitan Oilvate, Butylene Glocol, Saccharomyces Ferment Filtrate, Lactobacillus Ferment, 1,2-Hexanediol, Wine Extract, Illicium Verum (Anise) Fruit Extract, Fragrance, Allantoin, Phenoxyethanol, Diospyros Kaki Leaf Extract, Castanea Crenata Shell Extract, Scutellaria Baicalensis Root Extract, Cetearyl Alcohol, Xanthan Gum, Algae Extract, Pullulan (Pepha Tight), Adenosine, Disodium EDTA, Resveratrol


At least for the cream, the ingredients are pretty clear. The alcohol used in the cream is great for the skin and is not the drying type of alcohol that should be avoided in skincare. There are quite a few fantastic anti-aging products, but there are also some known irritants included in the formulation. If you know that you are sensitive to dimethicone, silica, and fragrance, you should avoid this duo. 

I have used this mask three times already, and I am so impressed with the firmness of my neck! I have two more applications left, and then I will be purchasing another set myself. I truly love this duo!

You can purchase this set here or on Amazon (the Amazon set includes a belt to keep the sheet on the neck area).

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