The Sweet Delight Divalicious Sample Box is one of the longest running sample/beauty box companies in North America and the first to launch in Canada. They provide at least 10-15 samples per box (sometimes more). You will get the opportunity to try sample-sized and full-sized products from a variety of companies. The boxes cost $26 Canadian or $36 for USA customers, includes shipping. The boxes are sold seasonally, so be sure to check their calendar for specific sale dates. Boxes go on sale at 8 AM (ET) in the morning of announced sale date. You better set your alarm for this because they sell out fast. I’m talking 3-5 minutes fast! SERIOUSLY!
This was my first box from them and even though there’s no fancy packaging here, you get a lot of stuff! I broke it down into categories, so lets start off here with:
Eleven: Eleven - Shadow Square Ring
“Jewelry That Makes You Glow!". This business specializes in fabulous artisan handmade clay jewelry with designs and color combinations that are both trendy and eye catching.
I don’t wear rings, but this will be a cute gift for someone who’s into this kind of style. They have some cool pieces on their website, including watches.
Rapt Elegance - Unakite Pendant
From self- taught artist Sue Lindsey who started in 2002. She started out making a few pendants and as she made more jewelry her creativity took her into designing rings, bracelets, brooches, earrings, neck collars, and of course pendants. Unakite is a made up of a combination of three minerals: Green Epidote, Pink Fieldspar and Quartz. It is a balancing stone helping to balance all aspects of the self; emotional, spiritual and mental, and allowing you to feel more centred. Unakite is said to be of benefit to the female reproductive system and during pregnancy.
I couldn’t find the exact same necklace on their website, so I’m going with this price from a similar version. Again not my style, so I’ll gift this too. They have lots of different styles to choose from on their website, so you might find something that you like.
1. Fresh Toppings - Natural Glow Face Kit
$85 for full-size kit
RoxanneZ Fresh Toppings are natural, handmade products that have been delighting her clients for ten years. Why? Because it’s FRESH! AND NATURAL SOURCED.
Foaming Botanical Tea Cleanser - 2 oz
Natural Microdermabrasion Cream - 1 oz
Restore Light Natural Face Cream with DMAE - 2 oz
2. Shazz - Shea Butter Lotion Bar (Clean Cotton)
These solid lotion bars relieve "dry itchy skin, eczema, rashes, blisters, psoriasis, plant irritations, sunburn, bug bites". They are also great for moisturizing your lips, fingers, feet, and elbows! They contain no parabens, no lanolin, no petroleum, and no alcohol.
3. Love Beauty Alchemy - Super Antioxidant Essential Moisturizer.
$32 - 1 oz
This moisturizing serum hydrates thirsty skin, helping to "restore and maintain a beautiful, glowing complexion". This formula is loaded with natural antioxidants and delivers "100% natural, toxin-free beauty". It targets the signs of aging and leaves your skin looking and feeling more radiant!
I had to show you what it looked like. Uhhh..doesn’t look too good to me and the smell isn’t great. I don’t know if this is how it’s supposed to look, but honestly when I opened it I thought it went bad or something.
FREE Toner with any $40 purchase. A $28 value. Use code MYTONER at checkout.
4. Izzabelle Blossoms - Vegan Lotion & Organic Beeswax Lip Balm (Sweet Orange)
$8.39 8 oz (lotion) & $4.20 (lip balm)
These all natural lotions smell so fresh and delicious and are paraben and chemical free. This all natural organic beeswax balm goes on silky smooth. It has lip loving hydrating coconut oil and raw honey. The honey also gives it a delicious taste and acts as a natural sweetener. I added some organic raspberry seed oil for a natural SPF of about 15. Then the Sweet Orange essential oil for a tasty scent.
10% off order. Promo Code: THXDIVAS
1. Cherry Valley Organics - Eucalyptus
Cherry Valley Organics "is a certified organic producer of a wide variety of agricultural products", including over 50 specialty herbal bath and body products. These products contain certified organic and natural ingredients in combination with the certified organic herbs which are grown right there on their own farm.
20% off order. Coupon Code: diva20
2. Stargaze - Watermelon
Our sleek black tube lip balms are based with Shea and Jojoba! Creamy and smooth and completely addicting! Glides on beautifully smooth with no waxy feel. Made with skin softening oils such as Shea & Jojoba, Coconut Oil for nourishing, and a hint of Castor for a gorgeous shine.
3. The Orange Owl - Zesty Splendor (Lemon)
Prevent chapped lips and promote soft, kissable lips. All Lip Balms are packaged in recycled plastic tubes and do not contain any chemical additives. When shopping at The Orange Owl, keep in mind that five percent of all sales are donated to The Schooling Project to support the education of underprivileged children.
4. Timea Collection - Pink Grapefruit
Timea offers a line of all natural bath and body products that are handcrafted in Brooklyn, New York. Our pink grapefruit lip balm has great staying power on your chapped lips. Comes in a stylish oval tube.
I like the oval shape tube of the Timea lip balm. I also like the citrus scent of The Orange Owl one.
1. JayneGirl Bath & Body - Wise Woman
JayneGirl Bath & Body soap begins with our signature blend of olive, coconut, and palm oil for a superbly moisturizing bar of soap with great lather. Pure essential oils scent the bars, and herbal infusions, clays, spices, and other natural ingredients are used to add colour and texture. Each batch is further super-fatted with emollient oils and butters.
2. Natural Concepts - Strawberry Champagne Cupcake Soap
Natural Concepts is a business located in beautiful Kelowna, British Columbia. They offer natural skin care products for a luxurious, at-home spa experience. Our cupcake soaps and slices are made with our moisturizing Shea Butter cold process soap base. It leaves the skin soft and gently cleansed. You have to try it!
3. Kensico Soap Bar - Grapefruit Buzz
This lightly scented grapefruit soap is juicy and refreshing. Our blend of oils is mixed with Kaolin Rose Clay for a mesmerizing swirl, then topped with Himalayan Pink Sea Salt to exfoliate your skin to leave you feeling soft and clean all day.
10% off order. Coupon Code: DIVA2013
4. Comfort Zone Soaps Inc. - Lingering Lavender
Comfort Zone Soaps creates "fine handcrafted soaps" that are made with coconut, olive and palm oils. The charming, old-world scent of Lavender Essential Oil summons images of grandmothers and lace on a shaded Victorian veranda. Pretty shavings of lavender colored soap combined with our gentle blend of coconut, palm and olive oils make a beautiful bath bar. Soothingly rich later and a rinse free of residue make this bath bar a favorite with everyone.
5. The Straddle Creek Soap Shop - Lavender Comfrey
Lavender Comfrey Soap is an alluring, natural soap for all skin types. Lavender essential oil not only provides an authentic scent, but also its calming, soothing, and therapeutic properties. Comfrey root powder colors the soap a soft taupe while providing healing allantoin, which accelerates the rebuilding of healthy skin tissue. Vitamin E tops off Lavender Comfrey Soap's restorative qualities. While Lavender Comfrey Soap is designed for all skin types, it is also an ideal soap for damaged skin tissue and sensitive skin.
I guess it was because it was the only one not wrapped but, I could not distinguish between the scents of the soaps because they all smelled like the JayneGirl soap. This is a lot of soap. I would've preferred not so much of it but, I’ll most likely use it all.
Salubritas All Natural Deodorant - Pina Colada
There are many brands of deodorant on the market today, most of them containing harsh chemicals, which can have potentially harmful effects on your health. Well, here is some good news. Salubritas offers a natural alternative.....that really works! It includes only the purest ingredients: organic shea butter, sodium bicarbonate (good ol’ fashioned baking soda), organic cocoa butter, organic arrowroot powder, organic coconut oil, and organic essential oils.
Colorado PitStik - Full Size
Colorado PitStik - "Changing the way you stik your pit". Looking for a natural alternative to conventional deodorant? Try PitStik. Made in the USA, this handcrafted product will soon become a favorite in your household. They say that "a little goes a long way", which is always a good thing. Colorado PitStik will remove skin tags. Melaleuca oil is an active ingredient in skin tag removal systems. If you have skin tags your armpits can become red and irritated for a few weeks until your skin tags are gone.
Believe it or not but, I’m most excited to try these products! I am concerned about the health risks with using antiperspirants/deodorants. However, there is no real scientific evidence that aluminum or any of the other ingredients in these products pose any threat to human health. So who really knows, but I’d rather be safe than sorry. I’ve been wanting to try more natural based ingredient deodorants, so now I can.
The Bug Patch (6 patches)
$9.99 - 12 Patches
The Thiamin B1-based formula in each patch provides patented, all natural, DEET-FREE protection from most insect bites. Each patch is easy to use and is not messy or smelly like other repellents and "each patch repels up to 2 days" for "total body protection". This product is Doctor Recommended and is safe for children, which means that it is the ideal choice for families.
Country Cabin Candles & Soaps - Hillbilly Homebrew
$3.75 - 6 Soy Melts
This scent is mulled cider with a touch of berries. Soy cubes to melt in your tart warmers ... there are 6 cubes to a package (about 3 oz), place one in your melter and enjoy the scent for hours.
So there you have it. A lot of products from small, independent companies. While I’m not in love with this box, I am really happy with the number of samples I received (20 in total). There are some unique ones that I’m looking forward to trying. If there were only 3-5 samples I’d be a whole lot more critical. It’s the same type of box I reviewed awhile back, the name I won’t mention, but if you go through my posts you’ll find it. It was bad! I don’t feel that way about this box at all. I knew what type of products to expect. They list the companies on the website so, you’ll know what you’re getting. Overall I think it’s a good value and you get to experiment with lots of products. I might purchase this box one more time. I definitely don’t need that many of the same type of products(I will not run out of lip balm anytime soon), but some of the items will make cute gifts. So I’m not complaining. Have you subscribed to this box? Let me know what you think of The Sweet Delight Divalicious Sample Box.