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Asian-American, identical twin, California poppy, newlywed, public accountant, and professional wallflower. However, when you take that all away, I am a beauty enthusiast at heart

...and perhaps a bit of a shopping addict as well.

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Stellar: The Stell Birthday Box Breakdown

Stellar: The Stell Birthday Box Breakdown


Have you ever seen a product lineup so beautiful?

Some might say that The Stell's Birthday Box was love at first sight for me. This is actually my very first purchase from this indie beauty shop. I have followed their Instagram (@thestellnewyork) for quite some time now because their feed is oh so effortlessly aesthetic & I am super glad that I decided to jump on this purchase. In case you aren't familiar with the shop, The Stell curates luxe natural, cruelty-free beauty products that are notoriously featured in the top shelfies of many beauty bloggers. 


Before I start on an endless ramble, let's get into the product breakdown. The Birthday Box costs $68 ($98 value) and features a limited edition The Stell t-shirt, a mini Linne Botanicals Refresh Mineral Mist, a The Stell x Soul Sunday Rose Geranium Natural Fragrance, one Lauren Napier Cleansing Facial Wipe, a Henne Organics Lip Tint in "Bare", and Sunday Studio's 10-Free Nail Polish in No. 25. One thing to note: the t-shirt runs small so I would size up if you are going for more of an oversized, boxy feel. I personally don't mind the fitted look. It looks great tucked into a pair of girlfriend jeans--lots of retro vibes with this one.

I got the chance to try out The Stell x Soul Sunday fragrance rollerball and the Linne Botanicals Refresh Mineral Mist yesterday. The fragrance captures the calming scent of rose geranium so well. It's a dense floral scent that isn't overwhelming at all. The wear time is pretty short though, so it requires reapplication after about two hours. The rollerball is very purse-friendly! I definitely see a home for this in my bag. As for the facial mist, I haven't seen any noticeable effects on my skin. However, it does exactly what it says on the packaging. It refreshes my face--especially on hot days like these, the mist just feels like a splash of cold water.

The Sunday Studios No. 25 nail polish is the perfect muted mauve shade for fall. I can't wait to rock this color. It's subtle & gorgeous--so suitable for the workplace. The formula also looks pretty smooth and opaque. Swatches to come on Instagram soon.


The last items in the Birthday Box are the Henne Lip Tint in the shade "Bare" & the Lauren Napier Facial Cleansing Wipe. I was very impressed with the Lip Tint. It's the standout product of the box. The formula is rich & balm-like because of the avocado & coconut oils. For a sheer lip tint, it's actually very pigmented. Nude shades that are lighter than my natural lip color typically don't show up on my lips. I was really surprised that this one actually did! It's a nice caramel-rose tone against my medium skintone. I just love it so much. I might actually purchase some of the other shades. I have yet to try the cleansing facial wipe. However, it will definitely come in handy when I travel. Plus, I love the sleek black package it comes in. 

Shop the Birthday Box here.

Until next time, Megan.

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