December’s Media Recap

fox-and-friendsWe would like to take a moment and thank the Handmade Beauty Box fans for the amazing press, reviews, and shout outs that we received last month. We are so grateful for the support and we’re over-the-top excited for our upcoming boxes! Check out some of the awesome websites (and TV shows) that talked about Handmade Beauty Box in December. Disclaimer: prepare for distraction, we were featured on some really cool websites.

FOX & Friends: Last Minute Gift Idea segment with Limor Suss (Lifestyle and Entertaining Expert). View the National televised segment here!

image001The Better Show: The Coveted Gift Guide with Courtney Cachet. Watch the televised segment here!

better-show-gift-guideCountry Living: 15 Memorable Christmas Gifts for DIYers

“For the Beauty Maven – For the DIYer who loves a good home spa day, this subscription service delivers make-your-own toiletries and cosmetics kits to her doorstep every month. Each box includes everything she’ll need to whip up homemade lotions, foot scrubs, soaps, and more.”

loofah-kit-lgnThe Daily Meal: 10 Unique Monthly Box Subscriptions

“Cook up something different with this DIY beauty concept that gives you the opportunity to use your kitchen for more than just making dinner. Handmade Beauty Box delivers beauty and spa projects monthly, with all-inclusive sets of ingredients and instructions. Upcoming boxes include all-natural lipsticks made with coconut oil, sweet almond oil, and avocado oil. Yum!”

All You: 11 Amazing Subscription Boxes to Gift this Year (Or Keep For Yourself!)

subscriptionboxWomen’s Wear Daily: Deciphering the Influx of Beauty Boxes

The story highlights Handmade Beauty Box as a new-to-market box with a unique twist, saying, “Anne-Marie Faiola, CEO and founder of Handmade Beauty Box, has fashioned a unique and experiential DIY box concept that launches on Dec. 10. Priced at $30 a month, Handmade Beauty Box comes with premeasured ingredients so consumers can make their own products, such as mineral makeup, salt scrubs and nail polish. Although Faiola is coming into the category where boxes are all the buzz and the market is as crowded as ever, she believes that the model will survive.”

Anne-Marie is then quoted saying, “As a busy mom, I subscribe to both beauty boxes for myself and also crafting boxes for my kids. I’m constantly looking for shortcuts that help me have experiences as a family and boxes make it easy for me as a parent. [Plus, beauty boxes] make it easy for me to try stuff without going in store.”The editor’s final verdict: “Does the box model have potential for longevity? Definitely — but the company better stand out from the rest.wwd

Fashion & Style: Soap Queen Anne-Marie Faiola Launches Handmade Beauty Box For DIY Beauty [EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW]

“Fashion & Style: How did you come up with the idea for Handmade Beauty Box?

Anne-Marie: I developed Handmade Beauty Box when I realized how much fun I was having crafting with my kids with their subscription boxes. I thought, “Imagine a DIY beauty box for me and my girlfriends!” I also noticed the popularity of my easy-to-use Bramble Berry soap kits, which made it clear that there was an entire group of people that wanted fully tested, skin-safe beauty and spa projects without having to spend hours researching techniques and ingredients. From there, Handmade Beauty Box was born!”

handmade-beauty-boxEveryday Health: 14 Perfect Gifts for the Beauty Obsessed

“Your favorite DIY-er will love the Handmade Beauty Box – a subscription service that allows aspiring artisans to craft their own beauty products at home. Each month, they’ll get a kit with all the materials and easy-to-follow instructions for a beauty or spa product – from lipstick to soap, and more (it’ll be a surprise)! Plus, you’ll get enough materials for lots of extras. ‘Tis the season for a new hobby!”

21-handmade-beauty-box-722x406Hamptons.com: Beauty Delivered: Holiday Gifting Made Easy, Just Add A Bow

“For those crafty friends in your life we suggest a gift subscription to Handmade Beauty Box. Each carefully curated kit comes with everything you need to craft delightful loofah soaps, nail polish, lip gloss, and more. Kits make between 3-24 items each. We like to think of each kit as a gift waiting to happen – one for the creator of the spa products, a perfect project for those rainy and snowy winter days, and one for the friends in her life.”

20338Examiner.com: Make personalized gifts and spend family DIY time with Handmade Beauty Box

“Handmade Beauty Box projects use only the highest quality, wholesome ingredients such as essential oils, shea butter, pure pigments, beeswax and salts. Each luxurious DIY recipe has been designed and tested for safety, efficacy and ease of use by Anne-Marie Faiola, CEO and Founder of Handmade Beauty Box and of Bramble Berry Soap Supplies.”

Jade Magazine: Jade Gift Guide for Her

“This is a fabulous gift for the DIY beauty maven in your life. Each Handmade Beauty Box contains everything needed to make “anywhere between 3 to 24″ beauty products.”handmadebeautyboxes_main_a

Daily Mom, A Healthy Obsession: Gifts for your Parents

“We’re excited to introduce you to the newest member of the subscription box trend, the Handmade Beauty Box. If you have a special person in your life who loves DIY projects, beauty products, and lives for surprises, then this box will make the perfect Christmas gift for them this year. It’s the gift that keeps on giving; with one unique box arriving every month, they’ll be sure to think of you each time the doorbell rings.”

handmadeproducts_main_aHalfstack Magazine Online: Holiday Gift Guide for the Hostest with the Mostest

“It’s a completely new, experiential DIY beauty box that delivers quality beauty and spa projects monthly to your door so you can make your own toiletries and makeup. Each box has all-inclusive sets of ingredients, instructions and packaging to make multiples of fun products like lipstick, soap, lotion, even nail polish!”

halfstack-gift-guide-for-the-hostest-with-the-mostest-halfstack-mediaConnecticut Lifestyles.com: Connecticut Gift Guide: Monthly DIY Beauty Box Subscription

“Handmade Beauty Box delivers all-inclusive sets of pre-measured ingredients and step-by-step instructions to make your own products. There’s no shopping or planning needed – All you have to do is open the box and create! In addition to the enclosed instructions, how-to tutorial videos and ideas for recipe modifications are available for each project via the website.”

diy-handmade-gift-boxStyling Season: Handmade Beauty Box Review: December 2014 AND Handmade Beauty Box Launch Party

“I joined the Handmade Beauty Box team in Bellingham’s Umpqua Bank for the box’s launch party. Guests were treated to drinks and hors d’oeurves, live piano, handmade soaps, a preview of the inaugural box, and a make-your-own bath salt bar. I got to meet the box’s manager and The Soap Queen herself. We learned HBB has over 400 subscribers, and that an upcoming box will feature ingredients for nail polish.”

wpid-wp-1418955013853Avital’s Apairies: Great Timing – Contest Winner

“I was pleased. Really pleased. Had I not won a contest, but paid $30 for this, I would have felt  good about the purchase. Eight bars of nice soap, packaged and labelled, with a spritzer  bottle and some color block left over? And all top shelf, none of that “let’s clean out the excess inventory feel” to it.”

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