Fair Ivy Mystery Boxes quickly became one of my favorite boxes to get because I love artisan boxes so much. Unfortunately, this will be my second to last one for a while. They're going on a hiatus after the June box and probably won't start up subscriptions again until mid-2015. I'm sad to see this one go because I really enjoyed it, but I'm excited to see what they come up with in the coming months while taking a break from subscriptions. Each month, the mystery boxes seem to have a certain artist featured, this month's is Butter Toki!
This stuff smells SO GOOD. It's a great sized container to give this a nice try. I'm not usually too crazy about body butter because it doesn't soak in well and leaves me feeling all oily but they say after 10 minutes, your skin will absorb it all leaving it feeling nourished and soft! I'm really excited to give this a try. Also, this body butter is 100% vegan and paraben free!
The Enchanting Garden scent is made up of apricot blossom, blue iris, and lily of the valley with golden jojoba oil as the main active ingredient. Jojoba oil is great for moisturizing, anti bacterial and even an anti inflammatory. Normally I'm not a very big fan of flowery scents but this smells so freaking good. It's sitting on my lap right now and it's so fragrant! And it almost looks too pretty to use!
It looks like these lip balms usually come with other items in their shop. I couldn't find it by itself, so I couldn't get a retail value on it. Either way, this stuff is great! It smells so good and doesn't feel waxy on your lips. It's very nice and I know it'll get a lot of use. Subscription boxes are definitely making it so I'll never need to buy any lip balm every again! I can't say I mind.
Wow. I've never heard of or used a lip scrubbie before but I am definitely using this! As soon as you open the container, you get a rush of sugar and coconut smells that kinda make me wanna just eat this stuff (the description says edible sooo...)! This is a vegan sugar lip scrub that is perfect for moisturizing and exfoliating! It's made with brown sugar which has smaller granulates so they soak deep into your lips. I'm usually not even that big of a coconut fan but I think it goes perfectly with the sugar!
I am really going to be sad when July comes and I won't receive another box :( I love artisan boxes and this is one of the best ones I've found. I love that they feature one artist each month, so you really get a feel for what they're all about instead of just one small item from multiple artists. It feels more intimate and personal that way. Like they really took the time to piece together what products they want to showcase for subscribers.
Right now, they're only taking 1 month subscriptions because June will be the last box until mid-2015. I strongly recommend jumping on the chance to get that last box before they're gone! I've also gotten a Duet subscription from them (all reviews can be found here) and I've been pretty impressed overall! Keep an eye out for them next year because they're gonna do some great things!
The mystery box is $16.00 plus $6.00 shipping, totaling $22.00 each month. This month, I received at least $16.00 worth of products (not including the lip balm). I think that's great value since I found a new small business to support too! Head over to www.fairivy.com if you'd like to get their June box!
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