The Mystery Box cost $19.95 and it says it will have a $50 product value and the contents can include: brushes, makeup and other products. I also paid $8.30 for shipping and handling to Canada.
|Upon opening the box|
|First set of brushes|
|Second set of brushes|
|3 mineral blushes|
|Swatch of the blushes|
|Jar of Sterling Glitter|
|Fun sticker and eyeshadow sample|
So overall, even though I expected more makeup and am somewhat disappointed that I didn't get an eyeshadow palette, I am still pretty pleased with this box. The value is there and I only rarely buy myself brushes. I don't have a whole lot in my makeup arsenal, (or a good travel kit) that's why I welcome these brushes. They are so soft and really nice to hold. I like the blushes and can see myself especially reaching for Sheer Natural quite a bit (for contouring and highlighting). The glitter was unexpected for sure, but it can be added to products I already have for nighttime looks. And I was curious to try the soap after reading about the whole Project Ghana on the site, and now I have a sample of it.
Of course, not everyone will welcome a mystery box like this, especially those that want loads of makeup. Judging from the different reviews I've seen on blogs and You Tube, people seem to either love these boxes or hate them. If you are thinking about getting a box, just be aware that you are almost certain to get a bunch of brushes so if you have no use for them then this box wouldn't be for you. But besides brushes, I've seen people also get eyeshadow quads as well as makeup bags, eyeliner (pencil and liquid) and false lashes. It's the luck of the makeup draw; the spin of the beauty roulette wheel I guess ;)
What do you think of this box?