Summer is over so it’s time to look back and remember all the wonderful memories we made this season. Even though I didn’t get to travel overseas, my Prospurly Box was filled with handcrafted products inspired by or directly sourced from exotic locations around the world. For this review I received the June box that contained six indulgent artisan treats.
HOW IT WORKS:
For $49.95/month Prospurly Box subscribers receive an assortment of enchanting bath & body products, delicious foods, artisanal skincare, and hard-to-find wellness goodies. The boxes are curated monthly around a fun theme, like waffle breakfast or seasonal harvest, and the value of each bundle will be approximately $80. Click here to check it out.
1 // Mr. Gz La Jarra Extra Virgin Olive Oil [$6.50, exclusive] – Described by Prospurly as “light yet savory”, this Spanish olive oil made a great addition to my afternoon vegetable salads. I wish my palate was more refined so I could distinguish good EVOO from bad, but judging from flavor alone I think this one is decent. Did you know that most Americans can’t tell they’re eating rancid olive oil? The reason, apparently, is because rancid EVOO has a milder, less bitter flavor, which most people actually prefer. You can read more about that in this article.
2 // Mr. Gz Modena Balsamic Vinegar [$6.50, exclusive] – Balsamic vinegar is one of my favorite dressings, and of course I always look forward to trying new kinds. Using traditional crafting recipe of Modena, Italy, this vinegar is aged for 10 years to achieve that bold, vibrant flavor. Needless to say, it’s free of caramel coloring and sulfites that are commonly added to cheap grocery store vinegars.
3 // SimpliMandi Brighten Up Dark Spot Corrector [$15, available here] – This oil-serum combines several vegetable and essential oils that offer soothing, nourishing and brightening properties. I like that it’s all-natural, but since it contains orange peel oil, I have to make sure I apply SPF every day I use it, because citrus oils cause photosensitivity. As far as the formula goes, I thought this blend was a touch too heavy for my combination skin, but it will probably be perfect once winter comes.
4 // SimpliMandi Hawaiian Honey Butter [$15, available here] – Part scrub, part body lotion, this exfoliating butter is as awesome as it gets. I am totally loving how smooth and soft it makes my skin feel after the shower, and the exfoliating particles are very fine, probably even smaller than grains of sand. This was my favorite item in the box!
5 // Lotus Naturals Dreamscape Oil [$18, available here] – I am a firm believer in aromatherapy, but I’ve never tried a product aimed to help me see more vivid dreams and improve dream recall in the morning. I am actually prone to nightmares [total worrywart here, haha!], so forgetting those dreams is better in my case, but I’ve got to say this fragrance blend of Cedarwood, Palo Santo, Patchouli & Clove Pure Essential Oils smells very calming.
6 // Bubbles and Botanicals Dear Aphrodite [$9.99, available here] – This is a bentonite-based mask that works well to gently remove excess oil and other impurities from the skin. I make my own DIY bentonite masks at home with NOW Foods pure bentonite powder, and they work pretty well for my combination skin. This one was no exception and I enjoyed the mattifying benefits.
Prospurly Box is definitely a unique snowflake in the world of monthly beauty & lifestyle boxes. I loved discovering these high quality offerings from small batch companies and etsy shops, and would definitely recommend this box to anyone who appreciates ingredient-conscious artisan crafted products vs. mass produced ones. My favorite sample was definitely the exfoliating body butter, which should last me quite a while considering how concentrated it is.
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