My Kinder Beauty May Box arrived beginning of June, kind of late as I usually receive the box second or third week of the month. I didn’t have the time to do a video unboxing so we’ll just contend ourselves with static photos for now, shall we? (watch April unboxing)
If you’re unfamiliar, Kinder Beauty Box exclusively caters to a niche demographics: beauty-loving gals that prefer cruelty-free and vegan products ranging from skincare to makeup to lifestyle (read: how to veganize your beauty stash). For $24 a month (includes free shipping), the amount of products you get from your box is usually worth over $80. I have enjoyed the product inclusions from the previous months, hence my decision to continue with the subscription. But how about in May? will I be singing the same tune? read further for the verdict.
I initially thought that this hydra tint from Clove + Hallow ($20) was a nail polish. Bottled like one. With a brush like one. I was actually excited to see a nude nail polish that I thought I can use for everyday wear. But lo, it turned out to be a cheek product! A blush serum supposedly infused with hyaluronic acid. A wonderful find I must say. The shade I received is Nakey, a subtle nude peach which is very easy to blend and apply on the cheeks. The selfie photo was taken six hours into wearing it, over tinted sunscreen. While I am not a fan of the packaging, I love its blendability and longevity, considering the hot and humid weather here in Hawaii.
I love getting makeup brushes from a subscription box because they always come in handy, right? This cheek brush from MOTD Cosmetics ($16) is angled and works best in applying liquid makeup just like the blush serum I mentioned above. Akar Skin is a new to me brand, the deluxe-size samples feature the Mini Balance Toning Mist ($15) and Mini Clarify Face Oil ($24). Pricey for the teeny tiny size! I will let you know in the coming months if these are worth the purchase at all (full size products are $50+).
This travel size clay dry deodorant from Zion Health ($3.49) is made without aluminum and paraben, and infused with witch hazel, vitamin E, arrowroot, rosemary leaf and calcium montmorillonite clay (contains more than 57 trace minerals that help absorb odor and balance skin pH). I have only tried it once, while working out this past weekend, and thankfully I have not experienced irritation so far. This sugar scrub from Bombee ($10.99) is a nice filler for May but I can live without it. I have tons of body scrubs already. It’s nothing special, period.
So what do I think of May box? I’m not head over heels crazy about it, except for the surprising find, the Clove + Hallow blush serum, and the makeup brush I can always use anyway. The rest did not wow me enough, sadly.
Curious to try Kinder Beauty? here’s my referral link