I love getting things in the mail. Now that most things are on-line, I find I get more excited when I go to the mailbox and find something within. Seriously, the first thought in my head is ‘I got a present’. Even if it is something I ordered and paid for and know is coming to me.
So it should be no surprise that I am a fan of subscription boxes. I do try to limit them to things I actually use though, which makes getting the package more fun. At least for me anyway.
This one I came across when poking around on cratejoy. It is the Jersey Shore Cosmetics Balm Bag. It is a monthly subscription where subscribers can get lip balms sent to them each month (1 for $2.50, 2 for $5 or 4 for $10).
I use a lot of lip balm. I tend to use lipstick and lip balm as an anti-snacking device, swiping it on instead of grabbing ships of candy, so I keep one on my desk to use throughout the day. I’ve never used this brand before. I’ve heard a lot of good things though so I figured why not give them a try.
I went with the one for $2.50 option. As I subscribed through Cratejoy it was actually $2.33 + tax. The tax brought this subscription up to a grand total of $5.50. As Jersey Shore Cosmetics balms retail for $10 each, I thought it was an okay deal. Since I typically do drug store lip balms I am not sure about the regular price, but the subscription seemed fairly reasonable, so I’ll have to decide if it ends up worth it.
This month’s selection is called Lemonade. It smells exactly like lemonade. It tastes like nothing (which in a lip product is actually a consideration) and it went on smooth and easy. It absorbed really well and isn’t overly greasy. I’ll have to see how it does throughout the month, but at the moment I am really liking it and am certain I will use this up. In addition it adds a light summer scent to my office when I uncap it, offsetting the regular office smells (which at the moment is heavily spiced with the scent of printer ink).
When I went to the company’s page I had a hard time finding the balm subscription so in addition to posting the link to the Jersey Shore Cosmetics site, I’ll post the Cratejoy one below as well. (I’m not any sort of affiliate, I just thought you might want to look for more info in official locations).