Saturday, December 6, 2014

Unboxing: Eco Emi - The Cosmetics Box

For $20, Eco Emi's The Cosmetic Box offers you 11 cosmetics to try.  I love finding out about services that introduces me to safer cosmetic and beauty items.  This box contains a mix of sample, deluxe sample and I believe some full sized items of indie brands.  There was no description card included and I had to search for the products online to get more information.

The All Natural Face Edible Cocoa "Love Dust" in Cocoa Sparkle
Super sparkly, I would wear this out to a party.  I believe this is a full size item - $10.

What the website says:
Silver sparkles and Dutch Cocoa.  Treat yourself and your SO to a wonderful experience.  You don't have to lick it off...but you can:) Get your sparkle on! Want a little sparkle, night out on the town, club hopping...anywhere, anytime you want a hint of shimmer.  The Vanilla has a beautiful gold sparkle.  The cocoa has a silver sparkle.  Can be used everywhere on your body:)

Ingredients: Organic cornstarch, raw susgar, dutch cocoa, mica.

PotionWitch Apothecary Honey Bee Lip Balm
Light honey scent and the balm is solid.  It takes a minute to warm up to get some product to apply. It feels nice on the lips!  Another full size item - $6.50

What the website says:
The sweet taste of summer in a lip balm. Honey with a hint of vanilla. Made with organic shea butter, organic beeswax, sweet almond oil, meadowfoam oil, organic local honey and a hint of vanilla flavoring. This potion glides on smooth, melts into your lips and keeps your lips luxuriously soft. All my lip balms are small batch, infused with Reiki energy, magical intent and lots of love.

Suncoat Water-based Nail Polish - Cotton Candy
I think this is the right color based on the website.  I just did a gel manicure and did not swatch this on my nail.  It looks like a pretty, sheer pink and really doesn't have any fumes.  I'll be curious to see how this wears since it is a water based polish.  The size sent was 8ml and the full sized on the website is 11ml, I would consider this a deluxe sample.  Full size - $9.99

What the website says:
In Suncoat water-based nail polish - the chemical solvents (toulene and acetates etc) are replaced by water. Toulene and formaldehyde-free nail polish is only one step forward while Suncoat water-based nail polish is a revolutionary advance!
Suncoat water-based contains 70% water. When applied, water vapor is released in to the air, not chemical fumes. Thus Suncoat water-based nail polish is:

  • environmentally friendly
  • does not dry or discolor nails
  • virtually odor-free
  • non-flammable
  • Mineral pigments and natural colorants

Gourmet Body Treats Raw Finishing Powder
This seemed a bit chalky for a finishing powder.  I will have to try this out to set my make up, probably concealer under the eye would be best.  Another full sized item - $32.

What the website says:
The Raw finishing powder is the perfect last step to your makeup application. Our finishing powder melts into your skin infusing it with light, giving the look of a flawless finish. Apply the raw finishing powder over your foundation to give it extra staying power. Completely sheer and ideal for all skin tones, our finishing powder gently absorbs oil and minimizes the appearance of lines and pores without buildup. Added extracts calm and hydrate stressed skin.
All products made by Gourmet Body Treats are vegan, cruelty free, paraben free, GMO free, natural and made with certified natural organic ingredients.

All Natural Face Vegan Gel Eyeliner in Caramel Brownie
I'm tired of getting eyeliner, like in my Ipsy, but for some reason when I saw this I was excited to try it out!  I think a winged liner will be pretty with this too and I can envision some golden and copper eyeshadow paired.  Full size - $5.75

What the website says:
Caramel Brownie is a light brown color. It is warm and inviting. Take a bite!

Our gel eyeliner has the same vivid highly pigmented colors that all our stuffies dow. It is a smudgeproof formula that will stay on until you wash it off. It is not waterproof. Waterproof cosmetics generally have shellac in themt o make them waterproof. ick. You won't find anything like that in our stuffies. This is solid brown eyeliner. There is no shimmer to this. Just like the stuff you've always worn minus all the nasties. As always we use very few, but very pure pigments.

Ingredients: Purified Water, Vegetable Glycerin, Oxides, Magensium Myristate, Sclerotium Gum, Potassium Sorbate, Cosomcil Cq

Marie Natie All Natural Lip Sparkle in Love Struck
A very sheer magenta with sparkle!  I did not see this item offered on their website, not sure about the pricing.  This looks like a deluxe sample size.

The All Natural Face Diva Stix in Black Kohl
Very inky black.  The description says you could also use this as an eyeliner, but I don't think this would stay put since my lid is slightly hooded.  Full sized item - $4.88

What the website says:
These Diva Stix are eyeshadow crayons and can also be used as eyeliners!
Kohl Black is a pure black color:).

Ingredients: Organic Jojoba Oil, Candelilla Wax, Mica and Oxides.

Lauren Brooke Cosmetiques Pressed Eyeshadow Compact in Smokey Quartz & Twilight
Both matte shadows.  A bit powdery when swatched on my hand, but really pigmented right on my fingertips.  The pans were dislodged from the compact and I will have to glue them back in. Full sized - $12

What the website says:
Our Pressed Colors are richly pigmented, go on silky smooth & blend easily and beautifully for all-day wear. We have made our duos easy to use with two complimentary shades together in one compact.

Key Ingredients:
  • Zinc: Natural UVA & UVB protection. Protects against free radical damage.
  • Broccoli Seed: Rich in Vitamin A & Essential Fatty Acids, Moisturizing
  • Orange Peel Wax: Excellent emollient properties, provides a protective barrier for skin, anti-microbial.
  • Lecithin: Rebuilding, restorative agent. Supplies Vitamin B and reduces cholesterol build-up in the skin.
  • Jojoba: Nourishing and hydrating.
  • Allantoin: Stimulates new and healthy tissue growth, a skin cell proliferant.
Purely You Minerals Luscious Lips in Dawn
Just swatched this on my hand and it described as a natural brick pink. Full sized - $8

The label got stuck on the eyeliner and got ruined. :(
What the website says:
Drench your lips in moisture and kiss them with color.
Our all new VEGAN Lip colors contain: Castor Seed Oil, coconut oil, Shea Butter, Avocado seed oil, candelilla wax, Iron oxide, Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Rose Hip Seed, Boron nitride, Vitamin E (gluten free)

Brija Cosmetics Whitelighter
A loose pigment in a white, golden shade.  I haven't been using any loose eyeshadows lately, but this would be really pretty to highlight.  Sample size - $1.25

What the website says:
Whitelighters in Charmed are angels that protect witches.  They wear a white ivory gown with a yellow golden strip down the center.

Whitelighter is a light yellow gold with a white brightening base.  A sheer wash over the lid gives a beautiful gold flow.  Great to brighten the inner corner as well!

Ingredients: Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxide, Tin Oxide, Magensium Stearate.

Whooty Hoot Creations Rose Cuticle Oil
My least favorite item in the bunch.  It is naturally scented, but if you know what dried roses smell like, it isn't exactly good.  Looks like their website is under construction as they are transitioning their shop.

Overall first impression?  I was pleased with what I received.  I really liked the Honey Bee Lip Balm, Vegan Gel Eyeliner, Luscious and the Whitelighter.  I'm interested in some of the other boxes Eco Emi has to offer like The Organic Food Box and The Spa Box.

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