March BeautyFIX by Dermstore

If you can spare the $25 per month and are primarily interested in skincare, hair products, and beauty tools rather than makeup, I seriously cannot recommend DermStore’s Beauty Fix box highly enough. Two items in this box are worth more than $25 on their own, and if you don’t like them? That’s fine, because all of the samples still add up to more than $25 as well!

The March box had zero spoilers for the end of the month, but I decided to stick around just in case and I’m so glad I did. There’s only one item that I’m indifferent about (the SunBum Sunless Tanning Sheet) and everything else is so exciting to a beauty dork like me.

The BeautyFix March box contained:

Total Paid: $25
Total Value: About $116.12

Julep & BeautyFix

I’m writing this post as I’m watching one of the doctors in Grey’s Anatomy get a c-section without any anesthesia, which is really something. I’m trying to distract myself from that agony with writing this post, which isn’t too hard since I am so excited that I ended up getting both of these boxes so early in the month! 
Julep is always one of my favorite, favorite subscription boxes. They only carry their in-house brand, but I have had really great luck with their makeup and skincare, and of course their polishes are beautiful. The monthly box is $25/month or $20/month if you sign up for 3 months at once (this is what I typically choose). You can skip months whenever you want (for as long as you want!) and add on extra products at steep discounts. Everything is always full-sized! I happened to receive sample of the Love Your Bare Face cleansing oil, but that isn’t typical.
february 2017 julep maven subscription box

 My February Julep box (which I’m able to curate myself) included:

I added-on: 
  • Paper Source Journal Trio – Unfortunately no longer available
  • Clean Slate Polish Corrector Pen – I am the clumsiest, least skilled nail polish applicator on Earth, so I’m hoping this will help my manicures look a little less haggard
  • Virginia Nail Polish – Described as a “mahogany iridescent molten”, I’ve never seen a color like it and so I had to have it!
For adding on three additional items, I received the Juliana nail polish as a special gift. It gets great reviews but isn’t a color I’d have ever chosen for myself. It looks like it’ll be a great shade for Summer.

julep nail polish in charissa, virginia, and juliana

julep and papersource mini journals
I love the beautiful patterns on these journals! 
february 2017 beautyfix subscription box dermstore

I cancelled BeautyFix last December, but when I saw spoilers for the Juice Beauty primer, I signed back up immediately. BeautyFix is a $25/month subscription box through Dermstore which typically focuses more on skincare, hair care, and beauty tools, but it’s an interesting change to receive multiple full sized makeup items from them this month!

The February BeautyFix box included:

Total Paid: $25
Total Retail Value: $156.86

Swatches of the Julep Eyeliner, Kevyn Aucoin Lip Satin, and La Roche-Posay CC Cream
If I’d known I’d receive the large sample of sunscreen in the BeautyFix box, I probably wouldn’t have chosen Julep’s, but that’s just how it tends to work out with beauty boxes! As you can see, the Kevyn Aucoin lip color is much more like a gloss, though “Lip Satin” sounded like it would be more fully pigmented, imo. I also passed the CC Cream sample off to my mom, as that “universal” shade is definitely too dark and warm for my vampire skin.

October BeautyFix

BeautyFix October 2016

BeautyFix is a monthly subscription box from DermStore that’s $25 a month and contains skincare, hair products, tools, and makeup – but the emphasis is definitely on skincare. I signed up at the end of the month, so I received the October box on November 1st, and will also be receiving the November box soon!

dermalogica phyto replenish oil replenix neckletage lashfood eyelash enhancer dermstore lip quence

+ Dermalogica Phyto Replenish Oil, RV $12.50 |  This oil is made to go under foundation to help your skin stay dewy throughout the day. However, with Nashville’s 85 degree weather in November, my skin has yet to suffer from winter dryness, so I’ll be saving or gifting this one.
+ Replenix Neckletage, RV $15 | I gave my last high-end neck cream to my mom, so I’m glad to have a sample of my own.
+ LashFood Eyelash Enhancer, RV $39 | This is half of the full-size, and it gets great reviews, so I’m really excited to see if I have any results!
+ DermStore Lip Quench, Full-Size $12 | This lip gloss is tinted a sheer pale pink, so I’ll be gifting it to one of my young cousins over the holidays.

neuma smoothing creme danielle creations pink glitter compact juice beauty blemish clearing cleanser luzern laboratories serum absolut we3

+ Neuma Smoothing Creme, RV $3.60 |  I always love hair products – my bleached mess can use all the help it can get.
+ Danielle Creations Pink Glitter Compact, RV $13 | I was torn on this because the pink glitter is a little youthful, but I’ve decided to keep it because it’s really useful and the glitter is growing on me.
+ Juice Beauty Blemish Clearing Cleanser, Full-Size $22 | I have already replaced my Kiehl’s face wash with this one – I am super loving it. It removes all my makeup and is free of ~spooky chemicals~.
+ Luzern Laboratories Serum Absolut WE3, RV $23.30 |  Haven’t tried this yet – it’s for anti-aging, so I’m considering gifting to my mom, but it retails for $140 per oz. so I’m tempted to see if it works any magic on my own skin.