Handmade Beauty Box Announcement + Contest!

We have a secret and we can’t keep it in any longer. Fine. We’ll tell you. You practically dragged it out of us. Here it goes. We’re launching a new website this November 2014 called Handmade Beauty Box and we could not be more excited to share the news!

Update: You can now visit HandmadeBeautyBox.com for all the details!

What is Handmade Beauty Box?

Handmade Beauty Box is a subscription box that delivers monthly DIY beauty projects right to your door. Members will receive high quality ingredients to make the most popular DIY projects such as lotions, soaps, mineral makeup, bath fizzies, lipstick, nail polish, foot scrubs, candles, etc. The cost is $29.99 per month for your all-inclusive surprise box (including shipping). You read that correctly. Each month’s box will remain a surprise until you rip it open like a kid on Christmas morning. A crafty girl’s dream come true, right?

Handmade Beauty Box Mailing List

Do you want to be notified when the website launches so you can get in on the fun? Email us at hello@handmadebeautybox.com and you’ll be the first to know when Handmade Beauty Box goes live.

The Contest

The Handmade Beauty Box website is currently under construction. That’s where you come in. We need your help deciding on a new company logo!
Enter the contest by:
1) Voting on your favorite logo HERE
2) In the comments section of the blog, tell us what project you would like to see in a Handmade Beauty Box. Think beauty, easy and something that anyone just trying the craft could try and make successfully.
The winner will receive a FREE three month subscription to Handmade Beauty Box. Contest ends Tuesday 7/22.

Pssst. Do you want to double your chances of winning? Follow Handmade Beauty Box on social media. Like, follow, and share your little hearts out. In your “Here’s what I’d like to see in your Handmade Beauty Box” just tell us where you followed us and your user name and boom, double entry!

Find Handmade Beauty Box:
Facebook
Twitter
Instagram
Pinterest

Ready to vote, and be entered to win? Ready, set, VOTE!

Like it? Share it!

Become an email subscriber

Enter your email address below and you will receive all our new posts directly in your email inbox.

236 Comments

  1. Elizabeth says

    All of the projects you listed above are things I’ve been wanting to try – so far, I’ve just done cold process soap and body butter. The DIY project I most want to try next is a lotion, so that would be great!

    I’m a member of the Soap Crafting Club, and have been having so much fun with the projects and all the interaction with other club members – will there be a place to share and help each other? I think that would be helpful for those of us who haven’t ever tried a project like whatever the project of the month is. :)

    (I’m following on Facebook.)

    • Cynthia weems says

      Yes i’d love to join a group of people that do DIY projects and help each other out, I have no other person in my area that I can talk to about my adventures that “gets it” lol

    • Courtney from Handmade Beauty Box says

      Hi Elizabeth. We’re definitely on the same page. We would love Handmade Beauty Box members to be able to connect with each other and share their projects and project variations.

      P.S. I’m so glad you’re enjoying the Soap Crafting Club =)

  2. Jessica Pepper says

    What I would like to do in the beauty box is something to make a woman feel good. Whether she be gardening, working, parenting, cooking, something that can make her shine :)

    I am following the new handmade beauty page on facebook :)

  3. Jessica Pepper says

    What I would like to do in the beauty box is something to make a woman feel good. Whether she be gardening, working, parenting, cooking, something that can make her shine :)

    I am following the new handmade beauty page on facebook :) My user name is the name here :)

  4. Cynthia weems says

    Well I am trying to consider simple and cute and something I would use, as a first timer I will say melt and pour, sugar scrub, lib balm or lip tint,i have yet to try making nail polish or lotion (which i am making tomorrow) but those seem real easy compared to cp or hot process soap :) I find a lot of people that are not Soap Makers or don’t understand it get scared or shy away from lye. for for first timers small steps of awesome simple small projects would go well, and doing this is very fun that is where I got hooked and can’t go back! Unless my hands stop working from old age I will keep making all that I make now and more-ok I will stop now I get so excited when I talk,type or think about my projects or the next one :)

  5. Dale says

    Here are a few ideas :-)
    **Bath fizzies and bath bombs, perhaps some that could be shaped by hand so they look like snowballs (for a pre-holiday DIY box maybe?)
    **How about a lotion which could be stored in a bottle until needed, and then could be mixed with water at time of use, to soak fingertips and soften cuticles before doing a manicure.
    **An exfoliating scrub for the face, and a toner to sooth the skin afterward. Perhaps it could come with different essential oils for the toner, depending on whether it’s for oily or dry skin.
    **A simple paper-making box with some organic elements (dry petals, herbs, leaves) to include in the paper, to make beautiful paper wrappers for soap or lotions.

  6. Mia J. says

    This sounds like a great subscription~ as a newbie I’d definitely be excited to try my hand at things to find out what I like making the most and what I’m good at making! I’d love to see bath bombs and facial masks in your boxes.

  7. aiko ruiz says

    It would probably be good to send some supplies to make soap for men. I think a lot of people are hesitant to buy a large bulk to make a big loaf because they are unsure of the sales outcome. So if they are able to try and test it out first, people can see how well it does in the market.

  8. Rae Boileau says

    I would love to make solid perfumes, whipped lotion, lipsticks, scented nail polish, spa supplies (face masks, etc.), and melt and pour soaps with pretty packaging. I’m following on Facebook and Pinterest with the name displayed here.

  9. says

    wow there are some great ideas on here! I would love to see mineral makeup, cuticle cream (not oil) and products for home like candles, tarts, and garbage disposal fresheners. Oh and room sprays. Ok my house doesn’t stink- but I do live with two kids and two cats so the fresher the better!

    And I liked you on FB with Cathy de Rivas
    and Pinterest http://www.pinterest.com/tweeti

  10. Paula says

    I would like to see for the first 12 months ” everything a girl could want in her makeUp bag” such as body butter bar, sugar scrub, make up, nail polish, lip balm, perfume etc.. so when the year is done we have made everything a crafty girl could want in her makeup bag.
    Then for a special Christmas edition “12 days of Christmas” this would be all about special gifts to design and give to others.
    The following year leading up to spring could be a special diy projects for crafts for the home like cleaning products and scented wax melts. To get ready for spring.
    Anyways, that’s some of my ideas. Hope it helps :-)

  11. Paula Johnson says

    I would like to see during the first 12 months ” Everything a crafty girl could want in her makeup bag” such as lotion bars, scubs, nail polish, lip balm, perfume etc.. that way at the end of the 12 months you have everything you need in your makeup bag.
    Then for a special holiday edition “12 days of Christmas” which would be all about personal gifts for others for the holidays.
    Then after the new year would be all about the home and getting ready for spring. Could have cleaning items as well as little scented wax tarts. :-)

  12. Erin Tietz says

    A few things I would like to see…different scent samplings each month, as there’s such a broad selection and it’s hard to choose without smelling it first. It would also be fun to see colorful projects that kids would enjoy helping with, maybe rainbow colored m&p soap? My kids would get a kick out of that. I would also love to try my hand at lip balms & chapstick too!

    Thank you for the chance to win!

  13. Margaret says

    There are many great product ideas. Body butters and lotion bars would be good first kits. Simple and non threatening for first timers. My suggestion would be to include cute packaging in the kits for products made…it’s all about the look!

  14. Jill says

    I love making soap, but there are a bunch of other things I would like to try making. So having a little package delivered with just what I would need sounds awesome! I would like nail polish, melt and pour soap or lip balm kits.
    PS I’m following you on instagram.

  15. Jill says

    I love making soap, but there are a bunch of other things I would like to try making. So having a little package delivered with just what I would need sounds awesome! I would like nail polish, melt and pour soap or lip balm kits.
    PS I’m following you on instagram.

  16. says

    The first thing I ever made was a lotion bar. They’re simple, versatile, require no special tools, and can be made with oils on hand (olive, sunflower, coconut) or luxury oils like argan. They’re natural, and smell good with no added scent, or can take FOs or EOs. Want something vegan? Sub candelilla wax for the beeswax. No preservatives are required, and unless you scorch the oil or set the wax on fire, you can’t mess them up. And everything that goes into them can be used down the line in another project, including the mold.

    I’m following on Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram: Avital’s Apiaries (@billionsofbees on Twitter)

    Thanks! Great idea!

  17. Lisa H says

    Awesome idea.
    Suggestion: fix the typos
    Logos that catch my eye:
    1st left hand side circular with white off white lettering
    Top left right side love the antique look
    4th down in the left
    I do not think any of them should include fb, twitter icons. Why waste space on those. Focus on promoting you!
    Ideas for boxes:

    Nailpolish
    Bathbombs / Fizzes
    Lotion
    Body butter
    Eye serum
    Face masks
    Hair treatment
    Scrubs
    Polishes

    * How about every month their is a event like father day, the month prior focuses on a gift for men. Like shave soap or after shave lotion? Mothers day foot scrub

  18. Linette Guzman says

    I would love to see…body butters, lotions, lip balms, body scrubs.
    Oh the possibilities are endless. I’ve seen so many recipes I’ve wanted to
    Try but, couldn’t order everything for them. I’m so excited!! I’ve liked your
    Facebook page and I am following your Pinterest page under the name Linette
    Guzman.

  19. Molly Lee says

    I’d love to learn how to make lotions! This project intimidates me…. Other fun projects would include flavored and tinted lip balms/glosses, mineral make up and lipstick. I already do soap, but a kit or two with some interesting technique (salt bars, a particular swirl, etc) would be awesome. Thanks!

  20. Debbie Eldridge says

    I followed and liked your page on facebook. I think this is an awesome idea, and I look forward to seeing what is offered. I think melt and pour projects will be great in this, just use clamshells for molds or the like. Scrub cubes, scrubs, balms and butters, lip balms – the suggestions are pretty much endless. They would need to be simpler projects that don’t require excessive equipment, but overall, great idea. You could also offer “refill” kits for projects people enjoyed on that scale. A friend of mine and I did that for syndet shampoo and conditioner bars for people who wanted to make their own but not on a production scale. Good luck!

  21. says

    I would love to see bath fizzies/bombs/massage treatments–Pamper me Up…Box…to make and share with my special stressed friends that need to be pampered, most urgently…
    thank you and I wish you the very best with the new website :)
    lisa

  22. says

    It would be great if every month had a theme and that each month had 3 items to make (incase you don’t like one) for example one month could be exfoliating month. With items to make a body scrub, lip scrub, face scrub. another month could be hair month with a shampoo, conditioner, and spray of some sort. It’s good to match the kit with the season, people tend to have dry skin in the winter so a lotion, lotion bar, and exfoliant is great in the winter. great idea with the box, I think it might sell better at the 19.99/ mo price point.

  23. Rhiannon says

    I really liked the mosaic soap you featured in your “Roman holiday” post. I would really enjoy receiving the little tiles and trying m&p for the first time like that.
    I would also love to try bath bombs, nail polish and mineral makeup. Everything really, I’m excited lol

    Following the handmade beauty box on Instagram, username: 1dankprincess
    Keep up the great work!

  24. Lori says

    I’d love to see beginner, intermediate, and advanced subscription kits. Something easy for anyone to learn would be lip balms. Maybe imbedding for intermediate, and something like lotion for advanced. Shampoo bars, body butters, exfoliating soaps, sugar or salt scrubs are good ideas too. Can’t wait to see what you guys come out with!

    • Courtney from Handmade Beauty Box says

      Thank you for the referrals, Dawnia! Butters and scrubs are so much fun – wouldn’t it be great to show your friends how easy they are to make yourself?

  25. Erin Hall says

    I would love to learn how to make soaps, lotions, and other bath essentials. I am a beginner so the instructions would need to be very simple, at least until I have picked up the basics. It would be nice to have the option to chose a level beginner, moderate, advanced, master. Or a year of beauty with 3 months of increasing complexity. Jan- Mar beginner, Apr-June moderate, July-Sept advanced, Oct-Dec Master. Just a thought, either way the beauty boxes are a wonderful idea.

  26. says

    I think the ingredients to make a small set of mineral eye shadows or blushes would be a great idea. Eye shadows are quick, fun, and with an adjustment in pigments, can be customized into a lot of colors.

    I follow you on all social media, but the easiest to find me would be on twitter @lafemmeknitkita.

    Good luck with this! Such a great combo of subscription and crafting services!

  27. Kimberly H. says

    I would love to see bubble bars in the Handmade Beauty Box.
    Liked on Facebook as Kheimberli Phillips-Hardeman, Followed on Pinterest @kheimistrii, Followed on Twitter @getMOISTnow, Followed on Instagram @kheimistrii

  28. Sarah Phillips Clark says

    I’d like to see a light DIY lotion for those of us who DON’T have dry skin.
    I followed on Facebook and Pinterest with the user name I listed for this comment. :)

    • Rachel Masen says

      I missed the last part.

      Followed on Facebook – Rachel Satterfield-Masen
      Followed on Twitter – artgeek33
      Followed on Instagram – RachelMasen
      Followed on Pinterest – Rachel Satterfield-Masen

  29. Sharee Roggen says

    Liquid hand soap, foot scrubs, deodorant, lip gloss, just about anything would be awesome.

    Followed on Facebook – Sharee-Kevin Roggen
    Followed on Twitter – My2MKM
    Followed on Pinterest – Sharee Roggen

  30. says

    I’d like all products to be cruelty-free and contain SPF wherever possible. Shampoo/conditioner for specific hair colors (especially red). SPF lip tint.

    Facebook, Pinterest: Season Balik
    Twitter, Instagram: seasonsreadings

  31. Allie says

    This is hard, because there are soooo many projects that I would love to have shipped to my door! If I had to pick one, and just one, I would want something that I will actually use that isn’t too involved but something that is still out of the ordinary.

    I think for me it would be a luxurious, silky lotion bar, complete with push tube for ease of use. I still remember my first lotion bar. It had cocoa butter and beeswax in it, and it smelled heavenly!! I still haven’t actually made lotion bars, because as nice as this first one was (a gift from my mother), it was in a metal tin and made a bit of a mess when it got soft in the summer and I just can’t justify buying and shipping a push tube for a lotion bar. But a project, just for me, shipped to my door, with beeswax, cocoa butter, maybe an exotic oil and a cute label on waterproof stock to complete my very own lotion bar would be awesome. It would be like someone tapped into the memory of this lotion bar and gave me the tools to recreate it, only better :)

  32. says

    Oh gosh, there are so many things I want to make. I’d love to see some DIY beauty thrown in there like nail polish and eye shadow. I’d also love to see something like emulsified sugar scrubs or foot and hand scrubs in the box.

    I found Brambleberry on Twitter. My username is @CandaceMcCarty

  33. says

    Mother and child kits would be great. Lotion for mum, simple mp for the kiddo for example. Masques and other facial stuff are also great.

    Why only have 1 option for pricing? An addition or 2 maybe? So people can choose which one suits their pocket best. Is this going to be available internationally?

    Followed:
    Instagram: sevencactus
    FB: sarah safira

    • Courtney from Handmade Beauty Box says

      We’re currently discussing the pricing and pricing options. Great minds think alike =)

      Unfortunately, boxes will not be available for international shipping. At least not when we first launch the site.

  34. Rosana says

    There have been many great suggestions here. I like the mother-child project suggestions too.Seasonal melt and pour projects would be fun! (flowers, Easter eggs, snowflakes).

    Projects that enable great, shared experiences between family and friends are a win-win I think. With that in mind, easy-level projects like simple melt and pour, sugar scrubs, masks and nail polish kits would all be great to do with family and friends.

    Followed:
    Twitter: r0sanarodrigues

    P.S.
    I read a comment above where the person said she didn’t like the social media icons in the logo. I don’t think that the icons are part of the logo. A lot of times graphic designers will throw in social media buttons as part of the total package they designed :)

    • Courtney from Handmade Beauty Box says

      Thank you for the suggestions. I love the seasonal themes as well. And I think you’re right regarding the social media icons on the logo – I actually like that they included them. Nice to see the potential.

  35. Becca Sheffler says

    I’d love to see a great cuticle cream. Also, something with sunblock in it because I hate the way commercial sunscreen feels and smells.

    Followed on Twitter and Instagram — username @mrs_wurm

  36. Sue Gordon says

    I’d like to see a nice face lotion with natural sunscreen. I’d like to see an emphasis on natural crafts and recipies. Deoderant would be great too. I’m looking for natural personal care stuff. But cute stuff too, like France bath bomb or soap projects. I’m so excited, what a great idea to have a subscription surprise project delivered to me every month,

  37. Carly says

    Neat! I would love to see a shaving cream one – I’ve never been able to get my shaving cream to turn out well. A sugar scrub vs salt scrub one would be awesome as well! An aftershave box would be cool too. Samller versions of any of the soap queen tutorials, so you don’t end up with five pounds of something, but just one or two bars to see if you like it.

    PS – I followed this on Facebook under MCTS Lanners! :)

  38. Jeanne Rice says

    I would love to see a winter lotion, liquid shampoo and hair mask or moisturizing treatment. I’m following on Facebook (Jeanne rice) and twitter (kyla). Thanks for the chance to win!

  39. cecilia says

    Hi,

    i would like to receive a project that I could do with my 11 year old girl. would like to include her in my projects.
    Also keep trying the wonderful soap making ideas that are available in the soap queen blog, very easy, very simply, very clear and juts beautiful. I liked the Roman week projects also will like to see more specific themes such as Brazil, Mexican or US themes..will be interesting to use native herbs, or clay, essential oils, butters, etc.

  40. Jackie R. says

    I would like to see (obviously) soap, of course, but that one is a given. Beauty items, made naturally, such as lotion bars, shampoos even. I think that sort of thing would be fun and not something I would necessarily buy right out on my own.

  41. Charity says

    I’ve been making my own eye shadow ever since you started carrying mineral makeup supplies. It’s so easy! I think that would be a great thing to include.

    I followed/liked on Facebook (Charity Lenfest) and Instagram (clenfest).

  42. says

    You guys always have great tutorials. I would like to see things like mosquito repellant (lotion/spray/candle), suncreen, perfume, nail polish, facial toner/lotion/exfoliant, just a nice variety like you normally have.

    I liked you in Instagram under the username KikusCreations.

    • Courtney from Handmade Beauty Box says

      Unfortunately, we won’t be shipping internationally when we launch the website. We’re working out those details now. I’m sorry! We’ll keep everyone updated though.

  43. Laura Gieseking says

    I am following your new page on Facebook! I would love to see body butters, body sprays, solid perfumes, salt/sugar scrubs, flavored lip gloss, lotions, shower gel, shampoo and conditioner, even candles.

  44. Laura Gieseking says

    I am following your new page on Facebook under the name Laura Lee Gieseking. I would love to see body butters, body sprays, solid perfumes, salt/sugar scrubs, flavored lip gloss, lotions, shower gel, shampoo and conditioner, even candles.

  45. Janelle says

    What a fabulous idea! I would love to see lotion bars, hair conditioner, and deodorant. M&P would be fun, too. I only do CP, so this would be a great opportunity to try something new!

  46. Gwen says

    Wow, what a great idea! BeautyBox sounds like so much fun. I’m not sure I can add any new ideas, so many others are thinking just what I’m thinking. I make CP soap, so specialty soaps are always good. I love the spa ideas (bath truffles, scrubs, masks, lotions, hair products) and the homemade makeup ideas (nail polish, lipstick, eyeshadow, etc). As a crafty mom, I like involing my daughter as much as possible; so kid-friendly is also great. Also, thinking about the time it takes would be good. I love so many of your gorgeous, but complex projects (like the Roman mosaic soap or sparkly bath cupcakes). However, I know that as a busy mom with a full-time job, it would be really hard to carve out the time it takes to make such an intricate project. I drool over the idea of them (they’re SOOO pretty), but I know that really, it just ain’t happening. I imagine a lot of other crafty folks are in the same boat as me. Something that takes no more than 60 minutes to make would be ideal.

  47. Kim says

    How about bath teas or bath bombs? Both are great to give as gifts and can be done with a group of folks or individually. I think this would be a great project to do with folks who are in assisted living or shut in.

  48. Lisa Christiansen says

    Would love to see whipped butters – using shea, mango, etc. so could try different butters in combination – and salt scrubs would be great. After the summer, I’m sure everyone will be wanting to exfoliate and then moisturize! Somethings that are easy enough for beginners BUT not so simple that a more experienced crafter would be disappointed.

    Hard to have ideas that work for all. :)

  49. says

    I actually use very few beauty products aside from basics like soap, face creams, lotions, lip balm, lipstick, and face powder. One thing I wouldn’t mind seeing (if it’s not already on your schedule) is concealer. I’d love to be able to concoct a shade that actually matches my skin tone.

    I was also wondering how many of the product each kit makes. I would love kits that make 6 or 7 final products so that I can give some away for Christmas, hostess, or birthday gifts.

    Thank you!

  50. Carol N says

    I have been wanting to try making mineral makeup so I hope that is included in a box. Also I would love to make hair products. I make CP soap, but I want to expand beyond that. Followed on Facebook

  51. says

    I love beauty subscrition bag i have Ipsy and i love every mid month for getting new product but i’m crazy for D.I.Y project this is great idea i just hope it will be available at some point in Canada

  52. Patricia B says

    This is such an amazing idea! I’m following you on Facebook and Pinterest. Since I am new to this type of DIY, I would love to see sugar scrubs, body butters, flavored lip balms and maybe a cold process soap. Love it!! Thank you.

  53. Patricia B says

    This is such an amazing idea! I’m following you on Facebook and Pinterest. Since I am new to this type of DIY, I would love to see sugar scrubs, body butters, flavored lip balms and maybe a cold process soap. Love it!! Thank you.

  54. says

    How about a luminizer with gold sparkle mica, castor, sweet almond oil and beeswax. It should be just soft enough to leave a light gold glow on your face! They are pretty popular to buy, and I would love to make one:)

  55. says

    I would love to see lip balm! Even as someone who makes lip balms, sometimes they turn out great, and sometimes not so much. They are simple to start with, but the possibilities are endless to make fun varieties! And the kiddos in your life can have fun making them too! I liked on Facebook! I can’t wait to see what’s next!

  56. says

    My first vote is for nail polish. That’s mainly because that’s what I would be most excited to make!

    A super easy diy project would be a facial mud mask. You could have a small bottle of rose water and maybe one with glycerin (to mix with) and bags of different clays and fruit powders…with a little sheet that when you answered certain questions (dry or oily) (breakouts or redness) the answer you picked decided which ingredient to mix together. It could be a mini spa party. Endless opportunities. Then you could have a #hashtag for everyone to take a pic and post their masked face on Instagram! That would be fun to look through!!

  57. says

    My first vote is for nail polish. That’s mainly because that’s what I would be most excited to make!

    A super easy diy project would be a facial mud mask. You could have a small bottle of rose water and maybe one with glycerin (to mix with) and bags of different clays and fruit powders…with a little sheet that when you answered certain questions (dry or oily) (breakouts or redness) the answer you picked decided which ingredient to mix together. It could be a mini spa party. Endless opportunities. Then you could have a #hashtag for everyone to take a pic and post their masked face on Instagram! That would be fun to look through!!

  58. Olivia says

    Love this idea! What I’d like to see is massage oil candles in travel tins, with maybe some good beginner instructions on a few basic massage techniques. Mineral eyeshadow in pretty colors (think shimmery mica!) would be amazing too.

  59. Amanda says

    I think it’d be fun to learn to make goat’s milk lotions and products for the face(soaps and lotions) that are able to be customized to suit different skin types.

    That being said I don’t know that I like not knowing what I’d be getting every month. Especially when it comes to fragrance as I am very picky when it comes to them and I have family members who are sensitive to certain smells.

  60. Lois Howe says

    I just voted & love the logo ideas!

    I would think something awesome to see would be a toothpaste recipe, or other health-related item ❤️ Laundry soap, even. I’m astounded at how quickly my family’s eczema cleared up once I started making my own!

  61. Marilee says

    I would love to see so many of the things people have already recommended. Massage oil candles would be awesome, mineral eye shadows, small M&P project, lipstick, shave bars…. so many possibilities!

  62. Sly says

    I love the soaps, lotions, & hair conditioner recipes you have posted.
    What I really need (& want) is some facial lotion/ cream recipes…a day cream and a night cream recipe?
    Thanks so much!!!

  63. Leilani says

    Nail polish would be fun to try!
    Followed on Facebook with my business page, GingerleafCreative, on Pinterest as artgeckol, on Twitter at artgecko1 on Instagram as gingerleaf1.

  64. Sarah says

    Kits should have color step by step directions and include a little gift for the crafter. Also a coupon to buy during a time period. Maybe 20% off.
    Project
    Makeup
    Face Masks
    Scrubs of all kinds
    Candles
    Liquid soap
    Body butter
    Room spray/ body spray
    Solid perfume
    Bubble bars

    Please include a cute mold w applicable projects.

Trackbacks

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *