I’m back with this month’s Ricky’s NYC Cult Crushes box. After my first (and two hair products), I was disappointed, and cancelled. After my monthlong break, I decided to give them another chance, and this time, the theme is Earth Day Essentials. Let’s see how I fared!
Crazy Rumors Mint Chocolate Lip Balm
Yum. This lip balm is tasty and makes my lips really soft. It has a bit of sweetener in it, which I generally avoid, as it makes me lick my lips often. This one tastes good and definitely spurs me to lick my lips, though I try not to do it constantly. Even after it wears off, my lips are soft and supple, and there’s no dryness that leaves me rushing to reapply. On the flip side, it’s not as long-wearing as I’d like, but the flavor keeps me wearing it.
Meow Meow Tweet Deodorant Cream
I don’t wear deodorant much, and only need it three, four days a month. Weird, I know, but it’s been that way since before my teens. If I use a deodorant that’s too strong, I get these huge, cystic abscesses under my arms. I used this one with no problems whatsoever. I’m not a huge eucalyptus fan, but once on, the smell immediately starts to dissipate. It controls odor all day, but doesn’t do much for sweat, which is fine, because I don’t sweat profusely. It leaves my underarms soft and smooth, with no bumps or irritation. It works perfectly for me, but it wouldn’t work for someone like my daughter or husband, both of whom sweat heavily. The only thing I don’t care for is the cardboard tube it comes in. It’s hard to push the deodorant through, as it’s soft and sticks to the sides of the tube. I think it’d be best either in a typical plastic deodorant stick, or, even better, as a cream in a pot because of its softness.
Burt’s Bees Eye Makeup Remover Pads
These pads do a really good job of makeup removal, including waterproof brow pomade and mascara. They’re nice and damp, which I like. It only takes one pad to remove the makeup from both eyes. They smell good, too, and has a soft scent that I like. They melt away even stubborn eye makeup without scrubbing, and I’ll be buying these remover pads again when I’ve used these up.
Ella+Mila Nail Polish in Naughty Not Nice
As a nail blogger, I’ve tried Ella+Mila and have several colors from them. This one has the same great formula and effortless application. It goes on smoothly with good opacity in just two coats. It self-levels beautifully. Naughty Not Nice is a beautiful color, though it isn’t one I’d likely choose. It’s a wine red crème, that’s wearable for anyone. I’m partial to my blues and greens, but I’d definitely do a Christmas or Valentine’s mani with it.
RickyCare Konjac Sponge
I love konjac sponges, and use them almost daily. This one comes dampened in its packaging, so you can wash it out and use it right away. It’s pretty much typical konjac, but this sponge is about twice the size of my others, and I love it. This came right on time, since I was waiting for my replacements to arrive. This sponge is about the size of my hand, and is teardrop-shaped. The wider side makes it easy to cover large areas, and the more narrow side is convenient for tighter spaces, like the crevices next to the nose. I don’t know that I’d repurchase it at the current price of $10, simply because I get 2, and sometimes 3 small ones for around the same price. I’d feel differently if I could use them longer, but I replace my konjac sponge every month. I’m not sure it’d be cost effective, for me. But, I’ll certainly enjoy this one for a month while I decide.
Overall, I’m glad I gave the Ricky’s box another chance. For $11 USD, I think this was a great value. I also liked everything in it. Getting all clean and eco-friendly products was nice…there’s nothing in here to irritate my sensitive skin, and everything is being used, which is always great. If you’d like to check out Ricky’s NYC Cult Crushes box, you can find it here.
Have you used any of these products before? Are there any you’d like to try?
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