This subscription box is my absolute favorite. I mean, it’s now my old sub box, so it’s automatically my favorite… but in real life, of all the Birchboxes or Julep Maven boxes I’ve gotten, none are better than this box to me. It’s still not perfect, but I feel like it’s improving with each month. It’s still a new box, only out since May.
The one thing I will say is that Elizabeth from KMS is obviously trying to give each month’s box a theme. It seems like the theme for this box is something like “As American as Apple Pie” or something along those lines for the July 4th holiday, but it could also be Beach themed, since two of the products included are more beachy. So, as much as I love this box, that’s my critique. I wish it felt more cohesive and themed, rather than a sort of hodge podge.
Now that that’s over with, let’s get to the good stuff.
The main product in this month’s box was a sheer lip glaze called Keep Calm and Love a Soldier. My husband hates the “Keep Calm” themed-things, so he rolled his eyes at this one. But I’ve got to say, I do love the color. It’s a sheer gloss with silver, red, and blue sparkles. I really like this, and I think it’ll wear well over other colors too.
Also included in this month’s box were samples of the following:
Island Cocktails – This is a sheer orange gloss with lots of sparkles. It’s a nice color, but I have another orange lip gloss (from One Direction, actually), so I probably don’t need another.
Mermaid Lagoon – I was so looking forward to this lip glaze. Ever since I had tried out the pastel green lip gloss in the Bite Beauty Watercolors set, I’ve been jonesing for a green lipgloss. The Bite Beauty green neutralized the pink in my natural lip color, so it turned into the perfect nude for me. But this one didn’t have the same effect. As one think layer, it’s almost got that effect of neutralizing the pink in my lips, but it casts more of a green tint. With two layers it does become patchy, but the silver sparkles really show up. It’s a bit sad that it’s so patchy because I am super fond of this color.
As American as Apple Pie – This is the soap that came with this month’s subscription. It’s a small sample that does smell very apple-y. It’s not a super sophisticated smell, but it’s nice nonetheless. It’s very sparkly too, which is fun.
Included in the box were also a couple of freebies. This month we got a Darling Girl sticker (on the back was a coupon), some apple pie-flavored taffy, and a sample from Elizabeth’s new Jamberry business. I don’t really care one way or another about the Jamberry sample, but I do have to admit that it felt silly getting a nail sample. Also, I really don’t have any luck with those nail stickers. Every time I try them, they fall off (maybe I have weirdly shaped nails) or fray weirdly at the tips. I’ll still try this, but my expectations are low.
Overall, I liked this month’s box. I’ll get a lot of wear out of the clear gloss, and I didn’t mind the other products. I don’t think I loved them like I thought I would, but I’ll definitely use them up.
If you are interested in trying out this box, I’d definitely recommend it. Keep an eye on the Kiss My Sass facebook page for Elizabeth to announce when sub boxes are available – it’s usually within the first couple of days in the month.