Beauty Subscription Review: Ricky’s Cult Crushes June 2018

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This month’s Ricky’s Cult Crushes box was filled with lots of goodies, including facial cleanser, eyeshadow, a toner, face masks, under-eye patches, and hair vitamins. I might argue that this June box was the best box yet because of the wide variety. If you don’t already know about this monthly beauty subscription box, it costs $14.

Note: The price went up a few bucks last month when the company announced they would add more items to each box. The box used to include up to 5 items, including one full-sized item, but now it includes around 6 items. What makes this beauty box stand out from the rest is the variety of items, such as makeup, skincare, haircare, and fashion products. Keep reading to see the myriad of goodies in the June box!

Hairfinity Healthy Hair Vitamins

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Since I have fine hair, this inclusion of hair vitamins is a win for me! This 7-day supply of hair vitamins has fared well for me so far.  The formula has Vitamins A and D, Niacin, Biotin, and Vitamin B12 for healthy hair and nail growth.  I finished the bottle and do feel like I have more growth at my roots. I am seriously considering ordering a full size bottle of the Hairfinity vitamins, but I’m not sure if I want to spend $24 on a bottle each month. Since the capsules are pretty big, I broke them up and stirred the powder in water and downed it each night before bed. If you want to try it out, this product has great reviews with photos on Amazon.

Murad Clarifying Cleanser

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When I opened up the box and pulled out this Murad Clarifying Cleanser, I let out a little squeal! I LOVE Murad products. I already use the Murad Foaming CleanserMurad Exfoliating Cleanser, and  Murad SPF 15 Eye Cream, so this cleanser fits right in with the rest of my skincare routine. Seriously, I can’t say enough good things about this brand. This $30 gel cleanser has 1.5% Salicylic Acid to combat acne and clogged pores, which I need for dealing with breakouts from sweating in the summer. Do you use Murad products, too? If you need a reputable skin care brand, try Murad. It is a bit pricey, but my skin has never looked better!

Avatara Face Masks

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You can’t go wrong with a couple of face masks in a  beauty subscription box. I love using face masks at night after I’ve washed my face and I’m watching a tv show. These Avatara Face Masks are easy to use and deliver moisture to the skin. I’ve used a lot of face masks this year, and these are alright. My pores didn’t look any smaller after using them, but I did enjoy letting the essence soak in after I took off the masks. If you want to try these, you can find a pack of 3 for $9 at Target.

Iroha Foil Tissue Patches

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These gold foil under-eye patches felt very luxe. The Iroha foil tissue patches  retail for around $3 for one pair. I know for a fact that I won’t order anymore for myself because of the international shipping, but I enjoyed the hydration and firmness that the patches provided for my skin. The patches were applied under my eyes, but they slid down my face by the end of 15 minutes. There was lot of extra serum in the packet, so I slathered it over my face, neck, and chest after a day spent at the pool. My skin felt dehydrated from the sun and sunscreen, and these patches delivered serious hydration to my skin. My skin feels much smoother and plumper than usual, so I am impressed with this product! Do you use under-eye patches? If so, what brand do you suggest?

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This little bottle of facial toner by Gulsha is just divine! I am loving the skincare trend of the June box. They included face masks, under-eye patches, cleanser, and now toner? Yay! I love a good toner, especially if it has rosewater in it. After cleansing my face, I shake a bit of this $20 toner onto a cotton pad and wipe it all over my face and neck. I used to skip toner, but I recently started using it about 6 months ago. As a result, my pores are smaller and my chin acne is much tamer. Do you skip this step or do you swear by toner?

Suva Beauty Shimmer Shadow in Empire State

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This little pan of eyeshadow by Suva is such a pretty, neutral color. I will get a lot of use out of this shimmery eyeshadow with a pink lip gloss and lots of black mascara. The only caveat is that it is just a pan of shadow. If I had a magnetic palette that I could put this in, I’d be happy to welcome it into my collection, but I don’t have a palette. Right now, this pan of shadow is sitting pretty in my acrylic makeup case, but it won’t be travel-friendly without a case. Why do subscription boxes include shadows without a case? Ugh! Do you like to buy single shadows and put them in a custom magnetic palette?

What did you think of the June Ricky’s Cult Crushes  beauty box? I loved how they kept the focus on skincare and vitamins. As for value, I think this box is well worth $14 with the quality and name brand products (like Murad!). What stands out to you this month?

P.s. If you like, you can read about past Ricky’s Cult Crushes boxes here and here.

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