The Beauteque BB Bag has been around for awhile, but only recently did it become a monthly subscription. The subscription started in January, however there was a bit of a mix-up at the Beauteque headquarters and didn't end up getting mine. No worries though- The February bag arrived on my doorstep in record time, and I am super excited to share it with you!
What is the Beauteque Monthly?
Beauteque Monthly is a beauty subscription curated by the wonderful US-based Korean beauty website, Beauteque. Each month, subscribers receive BB Bags (Beauteque Beauty Bags) filled with all kinds of Korean beauty goodness! I have found that Beauteque's bags are perfect for anyone new to K-Beauty, as well as an old pro. There's something for everyone!
Subscription Types (3, 6 and 12 month subscriptions are Prepaid):
1 Month (month-to-month) $24 per month
1 Month (month-to-month) $24 per month
3 month $24 per month
6 month $23 per month
12 month $22 per month
All subscriptions will auto-renew at the end of it's cycle so you never accidentally miss a bag!
You can also gift subscriptions if you want to surprise a lucky friend or family member!
What makes Beauteque Monthly different, is that you always have some customizable items!
Beauteque will email options to subscribers on the 1st of the most. Subscribers must send in their option choices by the 5th or items will be chosen for them. (ex. Lipstick color, hand cream scent, toner type,etc)
WHAT WILL I RECEIVE?
-7 (or more!) full sized products in every bag
-A value between $65 to $85+
-Makeup, skincare, jewelry, lifestyle products
-Products from Korea, Japan, Taiwan, Europe, America
Beauteque Beauty Bags ship to the US, Canada, and Europe.
-US shipping is $3.95 per month
-Canada shipping is $5.95 per month
-Europe shipping is $8.95 per month
Now that we've got the details out of the way, let's get onto the March Bag! I did not get an info card with my bag for some reason, so I'm not sure what the theme is or what the listed retail prices are, so I had to do some internet research on all these goodies to get more info.
The Face Shop: Herb Day Massage Cream in "Mugwort" ($10)
This was the first of 3 choices we had for the March BB Bag. I chose the Mugwort cream because I haven't really heard much about Mugwort in skincare! This has a very herbal-like scent and a thick, creamy consistency. I discovered that Mugwort not only has calming, soothing results on the skin and has some anti-acne properties as well. Massage cream in general is something I'm not entirely familiar with as I don't have anything like it in my skincare stash. These creams are apparently used along with a "face massage" routine. The Face Shop has a little diagram to show you how to do it along with a list of benefits from doing these massages:
This product is applied to the skin and slowly massaged in for 1-5 minutes, and then rinsed off. You can use it 2-3 times a week. I'm actually quite interested to try something like this to see if the whole facial massage idea has any merit!
A'Piew: Take my Hands Nail Sheet Pack in "Berry" ($2)
This was the second of 3 products that I had a choice of, and I picked the Berry version. These are little thimble-sized sheet masks for your nails and finger tips that are supposed to nourish and moisturize the nail bed and cuticles. I have used a variety of these masks in the past, and while they do feel moisturizing, I haven't found the results to be remarkable in any way. These are always nice to have on hand when you're having a relaxing mani/pedi session, but they're not something I ever seek out in particular.
Etude House: Look at My Eyes Eyeshadow ($4)
Mizon: Bright Simple Modeling Cup Pack ($5)
Beauteque Pore Brush ($15)
Tonymoly: Minibling Pocket Hair Pack ($3)
The Face Shop: Rice Ceramide Moisture Toner ($14)
I have a huge affinity for Korean toners. I spent most of my life avoiding toners like the plague because western toners have astringent-like properties and tend to burn and irritate the skin. Korean toners are so gentle, and provide moisture and nutrients to the skin. When I apply a toner after cleansing now, it almost feels like my skin is breathing a sigh of relief. A good toner is an absolute must for me! This particular toner kind of feels like an essence in that it's watery, yet kind of thick and moisturizing. It's made with fruit and plant extracts and contain ceramide, which helps in maintaining moisture while preventing dry skin. Since I have oily skin, I was a bit hesitant to try this, but I found it to be quite soothing when used immediately after cleansing. Since washing your face can strip the moisture from your skin, using a moisture toner like this can be quite beneficial, even if you have combo skin like myself. I'm not sure if I'd recommend this to someone with severely oily skin, but if you need some added moisture in your routine, this might be a good option!
The March Beauteque Monthly BB Bag cost $24 + $3.95 shipping, and has a total value of around $53. That is based on my findings from around the internet, as these products can greatly vary in price depending on where you're buying them from. Having said that, I think Beauteque still provides a truly excellent value. Even though you can find some of these products for less money on Korean websites, the shipped can get outrageous. With Beauteque, you're also able to try products that you might not normally take a second look at, or things you may have never heard of before. I'm familiar with all of these brands, although I have yet to try a massage cream, or any of the toners from The Face Shop, so I think this was a pretty great bag for me! I also enjoyed trying out the modeling cup pack, even though it was more of a fun gimmick than an effective mask for me. I'm pleased with the bag this month, and looking forward to April!
If you're interested in signing up with Beauteque Monthly, you can do so HERE!
If you want to shop Beauteque's regular website for limited edition bags, and K-Beauty galore, you can check that out HERE.
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