If you’re not aware, Gourmet Body Treats is small, family-owned beauty/cosmetics company dedicated to providing quality products that are not only effective, but also 100% cruelty-free. They offer a large selection of natural body care products and cosmetics including mascara, lipstick, body scrubs, soaps, and more. All of their products are vegan, cruelty free, kid-safe, and made right here in the USA.
The monthly Gourmet Body Treats Beauty Box gives you a chance to affordably sample some of their great products. It’s $24.99/month and includes 2-3 deluxe size items, as well as a few samples.
Let’s see what’s in December’s box!
I didn’t take a picture of the box itself, but you can see it in the first photo. It was pretty small, so I was curious what would be inside. The info card listed all of its contents, as well as the retail values for each item.
Cane Sugar Exfoliator ($14.00) – Unfortunately, this leaked a bit during shipping and left a sticky film on everything. Luckily, only a little came out and I was able to rinse the other products off so there was no real damage. This is a unique exfoliator that uses the glycolic acid naturally found in cane sugar to dissolve dead skin cells, eliminating the need for harsh scrubbing irritants. (Note: I wasn’t able to find this on their site, but the info card says the full size (2 ounces) is $28, and since this is 1 ounce, I listed it for $14.)
Tiny Taklon Square Brush (~$4.50) – I wasn’t sure what kind of brush this was so I went to search for it on Gourmet Body Treats’ shop. No luck. I finally found it thanks to Mr. Google and it looks like they included it to apply the exfoliator (maybe?). The description I found says that it’s great for evenly spreading oils, creams, and liquids. It wasn’t included on the info card, so I’m guessing it’s just a bonus item.
Organic Liquid Eyeliner in “Holiday” ($26.99) – I believe this is a full-sized item, which is cool, but I’m not a fan of the color. I’ve always used black (or equally dark) eyeliner, so I don’t really think I could pull off such a light, brownish red shade. I do appreciate that it’s made with all natural, chemical-free ingredients and is 100% vegan. I just wish it was black. Ah well.
Samples: Two vials of Loose Mineral Eyeshadows in “Midnight” & “Mediterranean Clay” (love the blue!) and a small sample pot of Hydrating Vegan Lipstick in “Peace”.
I gotta say, this wasn’t my favorite Gourmet Beauty Treats box. While it was cool to get a full sized liner, I’ll never use it due to the color. I’ll give the exfoliator a try, though the whole “leaking situation” kinda put a damper on it. Still, the value was certainly there, considering the liner alone sells for $26.99. Overall, it wasn’t a bad box, it just wasn’t for me.
December 2014 Gourmet Body Treats Review
Clearly, I wasn’t a huge fan of December’s Gourmet Body Treats box. My main “complaint” was the odd choice of liner color, though the leaky scrub didn’t help either (which is why I gave it a “2” for Packaging). It’s always a good idea to seal liquids just in case. Also, I noticed that the directions on the eye liner says “Gently apply evenly to lips”. Um… Don’t do that.
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Disclosure: I received this box for review purposes. I was not compensated in any way. All opinions are my own. Post may contain affiliate and/or referral links.