Making Beauty Products at Home with the Handmade Beauty Box

Posted on Feb 1 2015 - 3:59pm by Susan Bewley

Disclosure: I received this product for free to review. The opinions in my review are honest and my own.


Lately, I have been a bit down in the dumps since I am stuck inside with the cold weather. While I love winter fashion, I hate the gloominess of winter and not being able to enjoy the the sun being out much. Even worse, the promised “Snowmageddon 2015” didn’t happen in the area where we are staying, leaving me bummed since I really wanted to see Reya play in 2 1/2 feet of snow. To get out of this funk, I decided it’s time to start being creative and start making some beauty items. My problem was I didn’t bring most of my soap stuff with us, and had no clue what I wanted to make. As I was doing some research online, I found the perfect solution for people like me who love making beauty items or the though of having full control of what ingredients go into their cosmetics – the Handmade Beauty Box.

Handmade Beauty Box: What Is It?

Looking for fun weekend projects for the weekend where you can enjoy spoiling yourself or having a pamper party with your favorite girls? If so, we think you will love the Handmade Beauty Box! This do-it-yourself beauty subscription box service delivers high-end, achievable beauty and spa products right to your door. In the box, you will find everything you need to create some of your own toiletries and cosmetics, including lotions, lipsticks, nail polish, mineral makeup, foots scrubs, and more! Each project also uses only the highest quality, wholesome ingredients such as essential oils, shea butter, pure pigments, and salts in the boxes to make sure all the projects are not only luxurious, but natural.

As well, many of them can be customized to suit your individual skin tone or color preference. All the projects are also have pre-measured ingredients and step by step instructions, making it easy for everyone to make projects. If you get stuck for some reason or want to modify the receipt, you can go the their blog to watch video tutorials or get other ideas.

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Handmade Beauty Box: Overall

Okay, I will freely admit, I was super excited when I got this box to review. I have mentioned before on the blog that I like making my own soap, and one of my favorite places to buy stuff from is Bramble Berry Soap Supplies. They have some of the best products for soapmaking, including essential oils, and I love watching their tutorials created by their founder Anne-Marie Faiola aka “The Soap Queen”. When I found out she created the Handmade Beauty Box, I knew it had to be amazing since I haven’t tried anything from her company that I don’t love.

When my box arrived, I couldn’t wait to get it open and see the project was inside. I was even more curious when I saw I would be making homemade lipstick. While I was comfortable with many of the products inside, it was a project I had never attempted in the past so I knew I would be in the same boat as most of my readers – trying it for the first time. Once I got started, however, I was completely blown away. The project itself was very easy, practical, and made me truly feel like buying lipstick in a store is a total rip-off. I mean, I just made an army of lipstick, and had the chance to try have fun making some custom lipsticks. Since I got more than one box for review, I really had fun making custom colors and am planning on going into my own collection of mica to make more. After this experience, I can’t wait to try more boxes and test out more projects I didn’t think I could possibly make at home. Based on my own experience I don’t think I could recommend the Handmade Beauty Box enough, and I give it an A+ rating! If you love beauty items, and do-it-yourself projects, buy it now – it is not only fun but will show you how easy it is to make beauty products at home!

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Handmade Beauty Box: Where to Purchase

Want to purchase this awesome DIY box for yourself or someone in your household this Valentine’s Day? You can learn more about this box and order a box to try it out for yourself by visiting the Handmade Beauty Box website.

This box itself is currently available for only $31.50 a box or $28.79 with a subscription (shipping included), allowing you to enjoy step by step projects every month! Best of all, you don’t have to be a subscriber to enjoy the box. You can decide to purchase them one at a time or sign up for monthly delivery based on a 3 month, 6 month, or 12 month subscription plan. With the Handmade Beauty Box, making beauty items just became a whole lot simpler!

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Susan Bewley is a professional writer who has been writing content online & in print format for over 10 years. As well, she is an alumni of the University of Louisville with a Masters Degree in Special Education. When not working as an online business consultant or ghost writing, she can be found writing on Budget Earth, on her own novel, or working with various entities in the pet industry.

56 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. Sarah L February 1, 2015 at 5:20 pm - Reply

    This would be a great box for me. I love making bath salts and this will help me branch out into making more things.

  2. Shannon February 1, 2015 at 6:07 pm - Reply

    This is so cool! Thank you for sharing this review with us.

  3. laura rubenstein February 1, 2015 at 6:10 pm - Reply

    This is such a great idea. Very cute and a great gift idea.

  4. Linda Manns Linneman February 1, 2015 at 8:38 pm - Reply

    This sounds like alot of fun. Especially for those just getting started in the DIY thing. Thank you so much for sharing

  5. Sandy Cain February 1, 2015 at 9:39 pm - Reply

    Woo-hoo! This is just what I’ve been looking for! I used to make soap, lotion bars, bath salts, and body butter, and want to get back into it. This PERFECT for me!! Thank you!

  6. Sam Jade February 1, 2015 at 10:31 pm - Reply

    Omg I’m so glad I found this, this is awesome. I totally know what you mean about being inside and down in the dumps winter can be so boring and I’m always looking for things to keep me busy. I love making things especially things that are useful.

  7. Colette P. February 2, 2015 at 8:02 pm - Reply

    This sounds great! I love that everything is natural, it’s always fun making things yourself too! 🙂

  8. Deena Martin Bailey February 2, 2015 at 8:39 pm - Reply

    That sounds very nice. It really would cheer you up to receive one of these Beauty Boxes. But it would be nice to get them more often.

  9. Alvina carder February 2, 2015 at 9:08 pm - Reply

    this is awesome i love hand made stuff

  10. terry myers February 2, 2015 at 10:37 pm - Reply

    My granddaughter would love this you said it was your first time sounds like you hooked i think my granddaughter wiil be to

  11. Angel McMore February 3, 2015 at 6:43 am - Reply

    This is awesome. I am so excited I came across this. I love DIY projects. My daughter and I make things all the time from things we find around the house.

  12. lisa February 3, 2015 at 10:50 am - Reply

    The only thing that I’ve ever made is candles. I’ve been wanting to make soap.Making lipstick sounds like fun. I could finally get the exact shade that I want.

  13. Ashley St. Onge February 3, 2015 at 11:26 am - Reply

    This is wonderful! Thank you so much for this giveaway! I LOVE making things, whether it be necklace pendants or stuff for around the house! Keeping my fingers crossed, and have a lovely day!

  14. vickie couturier February 3, 2015 at 12:12 pm - Reply

    interesting,never thought about making my own before

  15. wendy February 3, 2015 at 2:14 pm - Reply

    My teens would love this, they spend so much at Lush.

  16. Sandy Weinstein February 3, 2015 at 6:58 pm - Reply

    this is something new i have never heard of, to get beauty boxes and make your own. i wonder if the products turn out as nice as the products sold at Lush, which i love the way the store smells. i think this would be a good idea for a teen sleepover party..

  17. Crystal Wall February 4, 2015 at 7:59 am - Reply

    Love this, its full of beautiful things that here in WV, I sure could use. Fingers Crossed. Thanks for sharing.

  18. lori gordon February 4, 2015 at 7:42 pm - Reply

    love love love this! would be so good for us here in NW 🙂

  19. Sandra Watts February 5, 2015 at 5:15 am - Reply

    I like anything that is natural and home made is even better.

  20. Erin s February 5, 2015 at 11:46 am - Reply

    I would LOVE to win this! I love handmade bath and beauty products, and being able to make my own sounds like so much fun!

  21. Mindy Glazer February 5, 2015 at 12:51 pm - Reply

    This is so cool! Would love to try to make my own lipsticks! What fun! Maybe I’d actually be able to get a color I like for once!

  22. Dana Morin February 5, 2015 at 3:26 pm - Reply

    I Love the fact that you know exactly what ingredients are in your beauty products. This sounds fabulous.

  23. Robin Creager February 6, 2015 at 5:56 am - Reply

    I have always wanted to try and make my own natural beauty products.
    Natural is the only way to go, from soap making to bath bombs and lip moisturizers and make up. I’d like to know how I’d like it before I started wearing and making it. Thanks for sharing this review.

  24. Lula Ruger February 6, 2015 at 6:35 pm - Reply

    This sounds so intersting and fun .I have tried a few diy beaty products with my daughters help and we had great fun doing it

  25. Dana Matthews February 6, 2015 at 10:19 pm - Reply

    I love DIY projects! This would be fun…and helpful!

  26. Angel hacke February 6, 2015 at 10:55 pm - Reply

    This sounds amazing. Love it already!

  27. Susan P. February 7, 2015 at 5:28 am - Reply

    It’s too bad they don’t let you pick which type of product you’d like to create. It’s supposed to be a surprise but some of the products you can make don’t interest me.

  28. laura rubenstein February 7, 2015 at 8:43 pm - Reply

    This looks like fun to make

  29. cathy kemp February 7, 2015 at 9:26 pm - Reply

    how lucky am I. just found this great newproduct were you make it yourself without running every where to buy supplies

  30. Chanel Privett February 8, 2015 at 10:04 am - Reply

    I love the idea of a DIY beauty box! I especially love that some items are customizable to skin tone. Being pale makes it harder for me to find great shades.

  31. Vicki Chrzanowski February 8, 2015 at 11:34 am - Reply

    These boxes make the perfect Gift!! My granddaughter who is almost 17, loves makeup. When they are younger girls, they want the best of everything, although their pocketbooks are slim. These boxes show them different products in variety of colors. That way the girls can save their money to purchase the items that are best for them in the colors they prefer.

  32. Megan Johnson February 8, 2015 at 5:44 pm - Reply

    I didn’t know that there was a box like this. I love learning about beauty products and how they are made. Knowing what is in my makeup and doing it myself would be awesome!

  33. Carol Trautwein February 10, 2015 at 5:20 am - Reply

    The only thing I would not like to do is my own lip sticks. I would love making other things with my daughters to share with their friends. This sounds like a neat box to get!

  34. Stephanie M February 11, 2015 at 11:36 pm - Reply

    I’m not sure how I feel about DIY make up. I’d worry about messing it up.

  35. cathy kemp February 12, 2015 at 3:43 pm - Reply

    this is a really great idea and you don’t have to run all over town to buy whats needed

  36. laurie murley February 12, 2015 at 7:57 pm - Reply

    this sounds like a great products. I would love to try them

  37. Rebecca Swenor February 14, 2015 at 6:36 am - Reply

    This is one Subscription box I really want to try indeed. I have been wanting to make my own beauty products and now I can do it hassle free. Thanks so much for sharing.

  38. Rachel Beltz February 15, 2015 at 1:19 am - Reply

    This looks way too cool!! I love DIY and everything and anything beauty so this subscription box was like made for me!! Making my own beauty products has always been a dream of mine, so maybe this would give me a taste of my dream job hah.

  39. Vikki Cousin February 15, 2015 at 6:00 pm - Reply

    This Handmade Beauty Box is Amazing. I always prefer to make my own beauty items, but sometimes chasing down all of the ingredients from so many different stores is exhausting, and I end up empty handed. This is a perfect solution because everything is readily available when opening the box.

  40. Vikki Cousin February 15, 2015 at 6:02 pm - Reply

    This Handmade Beauty Box is truly amazing. I always prefer to make my own beauty items, but sometimes chasing down all of the ingredients from so many different stores is exhausting, and I end up empty handed. This is a perfect solution because everything is readily available when opening the box.

  41. Lily Kwan February 16, 2015 at 7:20 am - Reply

    This subscription box service looks very interesting. Thanks for sharing!

  42. Jaime B February 16, 2015 at 4:13 pm - Reply

    I’m really interested in the subscription box craze, but had never heard of this one before. I love the idea of hand-crafted goodies but I’m not very creative so this box is perfect for people like me.

  43. vickie allbright February 16, 2015 at 11:50 pm - Reply

    ok this is so cool i love dyi and this is a plus its delivered

  44. Lisa March 30, 2015 at 2:51 pm - Reply

    This looks like fun. I would really like to make my own vegan lipstick, because it’s such a fortune to purchase.

  45. Cheri Oggy May 4, 2015 at 5:44 pm - Reply

    This beauty box is right up my alley. My 3 granddaughters, daughter and I already get together monthly for a craft night. This particular box would be wonderful to start them on making their own beauty products.

  46. Chelsea Macnab May 15, 2015 at 8:05 pm - Reply

    Oh my goodness! This would be an awesome subscription box to get! Love DIY projects 🙂

  47. Jerry Marquardt June 21, 2015 at 4:14 am - Reply

    I like this great and nice idea to make this beauty box. I am going to start Monday, and I thank you so much.

  48. Leny Martinez August 7, 2015 at 8:40 am - Reply

    i like it! hoping that i can able to buy to try to making it natural beauty product.. GREAT!

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