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Handmade Beauty Box is a subscription service that makes Do-It-Yourself beauty and spa projects simple for everyone.
Kits include free shipping, printed labels and all the ingredients you 
need to make the DIY beauty and spa projects. Easy and fun, these kits are great for 
beginner crafters!
Kits include free shipping, printed labels and all the ingredients you need to make the DIY beauty and spa projects. Easy and fun, these kits are great for beginner crafters!
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Handmade Beauty Box

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Handmade Beauty Box is a subscription service that delivers Do-It-Yourself beauty and spa projects that are simple for everyone. For about $32 a month (shipping included!), Handmade Beauty Box will deliver an all-inclusive set of ingredients and instructions to complete the most popular DIY projects such as soaps, lotions, mineral makeup, bath fizzies, lipstick, nail polish, foot scrubs, candles, and more. Each month's box will remain a surprise until you rip it open like a kid on Christmas morning. A DIY dream come true!

What's in the box?
What's in the box?

Our story: We love subscription boxes and found that there were so many wonderful boxes out there for jewelry making, food, and kids. What about the DIY beauty and spa fanatics? And just like that our idea was born!

We're reaching out to Kickstarter fans hoping you'll join our journey as we dive into the DIY subscription world. Be one of the first to sign up for Handmade Beauty Box! Our website is set to launch early November so in the meantime we're looking for you to be a part of our product development team. We want to hear your ideas and follow up with you after your first shipment. What did you like and dislike about your first box? What would you like to see in future boxes? You'll have exclusive access to a DIY vet and director of the company to talk all things DIY beauty and spa.

Website homepage sneak peak
Website homepage sneak peak

The first round of boxes will ship in December and here's a clue for Kickstarter supporters only - you'll be able to make eight products that may or may not (wink wink) fit into stockings (if you catch our drift - hint hint).

We are so passionate about this new business venture and we aim to make crafting as fun and simple as possible. Wouldn't it be great to replace some of your day to day beauty products with your handmade recipes where YOU control the ingredients? You'll know exactly what's in your soaps, eye shadows, lotions, and lipsticks and our recipes typically make more than one so you can share with friends and family. Or better yet, craft with your friends and family!

So many DIY beauty projects, so little time!
So many DIY beauty projects, so little time!

Handmade Beauty Box Frequently Asked Questions:

Q: Is it really a surprise?

A: Yes! Each box is a surprise and we’re really good at keeping secrets. There may be a few hints along the way so be sure to follow us on social media. Facebook. Twitter. Instagram. Pinterest.

Q: Can I pick my own kit?

A: What? You don’t like getting monthly surprises in the mail? The surprise is all part of the fun! The short answer to this question is no, you can’t pick your own kit. Let us do the shopping and planning for you. All you have to do is open the box and create. 

Q: What can I expect to receive in my box?

A: Our projects are all over the DIY beauty map. If you love handmade soaps, lotions, bath fizzies, balms, face products, makeup, and nail polish (or products relating to any of these topics) you won’t be disappointed with your Handmade Beauty Box.

Q: How often will I receive my box?

A: With an active membership, your Handmade Beauty Box arrives once per month. Boxes are shipped around the 10th day of each month so expect your shipment to arrive 5-10 business days after it has shipped. You will be notified via email when your package ships.

Q: What if I don’t like a project?

A: There are always variations to projects and recipes so don’t give up just yet. Our blog will launch in November where you will be able to view step by step instructions and tips. Check the Handmade Beauty Box Facebook page for more inspiration. We are here to cheer you on every step of the way!

Q: Is this good for kids?  

A: Yes! These are great projects to do with your kids. Just make sure there is adult supervision at all times. 

Risks and challenges

We're developing our own subscription based software for the website. If that gets delayed in the testing phase, we will have to push the website launch date to later November or December. However, that would not affect boxes being shipped in December 2014.

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    If you don't want to subscribe to the box you can still get some great recipes in our e-books: 1) Lotions, Scrubs, Salts, and More; 2) Melt and Pour Soap Projects; and 3) Cold Process Soap Projects.

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    Pledge $32 or more About $32

    One Handmade Beauty Box that will arrive before Christmas! (Please note that this option is not a subscription, you will only receive one box). Will ship to the lower 48 states only via UPS Ground (cannot ship to AK or HI due to flash point shipping restrictions).

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    Pledge $90 or more About $90

    Three month subscription at Handmade Beauty Box. First box will arrive before Christmas! Will ship to the lower 48 states only via UPS Ground (cannot ship to AK or HI due to flash point shipping restrictions).

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    Pledge $150 or more About $150

    One Handmade Beauty Box that will arrive before Christmas! PLUS a 30 minute private business coaching session via webcam with entrepreneur Anne-Marie Faiola, owner of Bramble Berry Soapmaking Supplies. Talk anything business, soap, or DIY related. Will ship to the lower 48 states only via UPS Ground (cannot ship to AK or HI due to flash point shipping restrictions).

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    Pledge $346 or more About $346

    Twelve month subscription to Handmade Beauty Box. First box will arrive before Christmas! Enjoy a DIY beauty project every month for a year! Will ship to the lower 48 states only via UPS Ground (cannot ship to AK or HI due to flash point shipping restrictions).

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    Pledge $1,000 or more About $1,000

    Twelve month subscription to Handmade Beauty Box. First box will arrive before Christmas! PLUS a five hour crafting class taught by Anne-Marie Faiola at Otion the Soap Bar in beautiful Bellingham, WA (prize does not include airfare or lodging). We’ll even take you out to lunch! Request any DIY beauty or spa project and Anne-Marie will create a recipe just for you. The five hour class is yours to design so just let us know what you want to learn. Your first Handmade Beauty Box will ship in December and we’ll coordinate a crafting class date for January or February 2015. Will ship to the lower 48 states only via UPS Ground (cannot ship to AK or HI due to flashpoint shipping restrictions). NOTE: This prize does NOT include airfare or lodging.

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