Oh my god...so behind! This was the second box (I haven't edited the other pictures. I don't mess with the saturation too much but I'm way too careless about setting the angle. So I have to straighten and crop quite a bit. No one needs to see my messy office!
I subscribed to Causebox after Popsugar. I loved PopSugar for the luxe items and the fun items, Causebox is different of course with a focus on sustainability and more earthy items. I'm a little crunchy but only in the "trying to be better" category. I'm otherwise not really loving the trends that are so crunchy-minimalist. Like, I'd like to whittle down and be a minimalist but with color and fun. Also, I kill plants so that's a no go.
Anyways, this is the first full box after my introduction box. I paid for an annual membership so I was able to pick out some of my choices. I also ordered some items from the open market for this go round (Christmas gifts and personal fun items for me). I think if the items in Causebox are of interest, it's a great little subscription. I would note that their shipping schedule is slower and in batches (so if you order the Winter box for Christmas or New Years gifts, that would be a mistake). It's something to realize.
There's a booklet included that talks about all the items, the shops that made them, the workers, the purpose, and, the charity for the season. It's nice to flip through. There was also a little sticker based on the art work that sealed the wrapping paper, which is such a lovely touch.
The serum was also an item that was universal. I had a picture of the ingredient breakdown but it did not come through. Quite sorry about that. I'm currently using it. My skin is quite hardy so I'm not having any reaction, but everyone's skin is different. It does have a strong smell. It's pleasant and not pleasant all at once. I think it's something like ferulic acid? It's a stabilizer or something for the vitamins in the bottle and it has a strong smell. It's in other serums I've tried. I've gotten used to it and don't mind it.
An item that I chose were these cotton rounds. I got an extra set in the marketplace. I got them to replace the throw away cotton rounds I use from the market. So, I've used one set and threw them in the wash and I think they came out quite well. At the moment I'm really only using them on toner but I'm going to step up and use it on the mascara remnants. I usually do an oil cleanse first, and part of that is letting the oil breakdown my eye makeup so I don't scrub at my eye. Sometimes there are still little flecks left of mascara and eye liner after the first go round, so I use an eye makeup remover to soak and gentle wipe away. Anyways, i haven't used these for that yet (I have some disposable ones left over). They come in a little bag that makes them easy to throw into the wash.
The Tea tumbler was another option and I was quite excited about it. I do have one already (from PopSugar) but I quite like it. I've even used it for infused water (putting cucumber and lemon slices in the basket for awhile). They actually get used by some of the other people in the house who were going to meet people in the park for social distance picnics during Covid-19. Even though it's marketed for tea, you can really use this for any beverage. Plus, the felt sleeve makes it easier to carry. The lid is bamboo and overall, it's a lovely little look.