Tulips Apothecary (retail value: $8.00)--another item I loved. The packaging (a linen-type bag) was so cute, and the lip balm works really real. My only caveat is that I got a "licorice" flavor balm (is "flavor" the right word to use when referring to lip balm?), and licorice is a taste that I can't stand. (I shudder every time I look at a black-licorice-flavored jelly bean.) However, because I won't actually be eating the lip balm, I think I'll be okay. This one's a keeper.
Homespun Northwest (retail value: $6)--I was so excited to see this! Typically, and paradoxically, I have two problems with my eye makeup: it comes off too easily, leaving me with "raccoon eye," or it stubbornly clings to my lashes, forcing me to fall asleep with mascara ringing my eyes. This makeup remover is vegan and all-natural, so I'm excited to give it a shot.
Drumroll...the verdict? I was really happy with my first Box of Happies. It's so much fun to receive handmade products that support artisans, and even more fun when every month brings a treasure trove of new surprises.
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