Do you know about Cult Crushes from Ricky’s NYC? Read and enter the giveaway

As someone who is addicted to the world of beauty I read a lot of blogs. I subscribe to a few that are just about subscriptions. I usually don’t order but when I learned about Ricky’s NYC and their box Cult Crushes I was like white on rice. I was impressed by what I saw. Ricky’s NYC is a store in obviously New York City, one I always wanted to visit. Their box contains products that they sell in their stores and on their website. When I first subscribed the box was $11.99 which included shipping, it just went up to $14 with shipping.

I’m going to share with you my first box and explain why there’s a giveaway for a box that I’m really happy with.

Cult Crushes from Ricky’s NYC

Like most sub boxes you don’t know what is going to be inside until it comes. This box is what I received but they kept emailing that the boxes were supposed to contain Bioderma Sensiblo Micellar Water but since they hadn’t received their shipment a substitute would be send with the Bioderma being sent separately later.

Bioderma Sensiblo H2O Micellar Water
Cult Crushes, my second box

I am perfectly happy with this box so this was fine with me. Lo and behold just a few days later I received another whole box that included Bioderma. Wow, double the fun for $11.99. That’s when the idea of a giveaway came to mind. I’ll show you everything I received in the two boxes and then share what one US subscriber can win.

pure Paw Paw Ointment (watermelon and strawberry)

Each box contained a Pure Paw Paw Ointment. There are 4 flavors total (watermelon, strawberry, grape, passionfruit). I’ve been using Watermelon so that leaves Strawberry for the giveaway. I’d been using Dr. Paw Paw as a lipbalm and that’s what I thought this was. But this is a less expensive version (6.99) with some yummy scents. Pure Paw Paw is a topical ointment used for dry, chapped, cracked lips and skin to soothe and smooth.

Ingredients: Petrolatum, Carica Papaya Extract, Cera Alba, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate, Flavour.

Extra notes: Made with fresh Australia Fermented fruit, not tested on animals.

Delicious and helpful. A winner for this subscription

Doctor Lip Bang’s Lip Freak in Atomic Cherry

The original box contained Doctor Lip Bang’s Lip Freak in Atomic Cherry. This is a product that I wanted to try for a long time so you know this is a keeper and a winner! I’m unable to find it on Ricky’s site but it’s sold at Ulta in different scents and Amazon. “Dr. Lip Bang’s Lip Freak is an All-Natural Buzzing Lip Balm. Just pucker up and smear this awesome balm on your kisser. Within a minute, your lips are going to freak out! We’re talking about a crazy, vibrating buzz that isn’t like anything you’ve ever felt before.” Have I tried it yet? No but I’m ready!

J.Cat Aura Glow Liquid Highlighter

I received a  J.Cat Aura Glow Liquid Highlighter in each box. There are 5 shades of this highlighter and I’m keeping the lightest one, Crystal Sand, and the winner will receive Twilight which is a more bronze shade. For a swatch see Ulta who carries all 5 shades for $8.99)

J.Cat Aura Glow Liquid Highlighter: Crystal Sand and Twilight

“J.Cat Beauty Aura Glow Liquid Highlighter instantly creates glow that is designed to complement all skin tones and all skin types. You can mix it to your favorite primer, foundation or your moisturizer to add illuminous. Create and customize that perfect tone by mixing 2 or more liquid highlighters. The smooth application blends effortlessly and gives the perfect hydrated, luminous finish that completes your look.” Aura Glow contains Argan Oil to help hydrate your skin.So far the score is 3 to rave about and one more coming right up!

BH Cosmetics Sculpt and Blend Mini2 3 piece brush set

BH Cosmetics Sculpt and Blend Mini 2 3 piece brush set arrived in both boxes and it’s really a great item. I’m a big fan of brushes and even though I give them away often I still have a gazillion and love more. I believe this brush set was made exclusively for Ricky’s NYC since I haven’t found it elsewhere – look what’s in it

BH Cosmetics Sculpt and Blend Mini2 3 piece brush set
BH Cosmetics Sculpt and Blend Mini2 3 piece brush set

The brushes are about 4.5 inches long and very nice. Mine went immediately into my travel bag. The brushes are meant for eyes as well as contouring and highlighting. They are cruelty-free, synthetic dual fiber brushes that are firm but also flexible.

And now for the one product that gets high raves but I can’t use (my nose says no).

The Laundress Wash & Stain Bar

The raves I’ve read about The Laundress are fabulous but this The Laundress Wash & Stain Bar has a too strong fragrance for me. This is a vegetable soap that uses borax, essential oils, and fragrance. I could have used this after Mu Shu last night! This is the full 2 oz bar that Ricky’s and Amazon sells. “The Wash & Stain Bar was designed to clean those hard-to-reach stains from “ring around the collar” to tricky underarms, delicate straps, and more. You’ll love this product for spot treating clothing and upholstery, hand washing, and laundering on-the-go. Great for travel, airplane friendly.”

This start-to-finish laundering collection in Classic scent is the ultimate clean laundry smell, blending lily of the valley and jasmine with sweet musk, sandalwood, and a touch of citrus.

I know the winner will be thrilled with this.

More about Ricky’s NYC Cult Crushes:

Ricky’s Cult Crushes monthly subscription box gives you the chance to test our hottest brands and products – both classic and new – and learn how to optimize them through exclusive online tutorials lead by influencers we love.

Each month, subscribers receive a themed selection of handpicked products in cosmetics, skincare, haircare and fashion delivered straight to their door. Once you sign up, you are more than a subscriber to our monthly box – you become a VIP member during your online shopping experience. This means you get 25% off all online purchases and free shipping on purchases of $50 or more when you shop with Ricky’s NYC.

To subscribe ($14 per month, US) here’s the unaffiliated link.


Ricky’s NYC Cult Crushes prize from Beauty Info Zone

This giveaway is open to US subscribers only and runs through July 9th. The winner will receive these 4 items plus half a dozen extras in deluxe sample and sample sizes. Remember, in order to win you must be a subscriber and you must comment. That’s not a lot to ask is it?  —  Marcia

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  1. Edye | 30th Jun 18

    The brushes! YAYYY 😀

  2. Nancy Jachcik | 30th Jun 18

    Id really like to try the Wash and Stain Bar I have a few items that I would like to treat with the bart in hopes it would lift the stains!

  3. Rivka K | 1st Jul 18

    Pure paw paw.

  4. Julie Bickham | 1st Jul 18

    I’m excited to try the Bioderma Sensiblo Micellar Water.

  5. Robin M | 1st Jul 18

    The Bioderma

  6. Amanda Ross | 1st Jul 18

    Wash and Stain bar!

  7. Erika Sternberg | 1st Jul 18

    All boxes.

  8. Diane M Gooding | 1st Jul 18

    I would be most excited about the brushes,

  9. Gia Welch | 2nd Jul 18

    I honestly would like any of them, but the brushes and highlighter make me most excited.

  10. Sandy Pincombe | 2nd Jul 18

    I have just been reading about the Laundress products so I would choose the wash and stain bar.

  11. Paol Trenny | 2nd Jul 18

    I am excited about the Pure Paw Paw Ointment.

  12. Jenn Reed | 2nd Jul 18

    Of the 4 products shown the one would that would make me the happiest would be the Pure Paw Paw Strawberry Ointment.

  13. Tabitha | 2nd Jul 18

    Maybe the Pure Paw Paw Ointment.

  14. debbie wilson | 2nd Jul 18

    Wash And Stain Love All 4 !!!

  15. kristina daniels | 2nd Jul 18

    J.Cat Aura Glow Liquid Highlighter

  16. Sunnymay | 2nd Jul 18

    I like the Laundress Wash & Stain Bar. It has a great fragrance with exotic and floral notes which can pre-treat stains or be used for hand-washing clothes and is TSA compliant.

  17. Sally Gearhart | 2nd Jul 18

    I’m loving the Pure Paw Paw Ointment for sure. I’ve been dealing with extremely dry, chapped lips lately so that sounds like heaven.

  18. lena | 3rd Jul 18

    Twilight Aura Glow! Just so beautiful for summertime!!!! 😉

  19. Marilyn Nawara | 3rd Jul 18

    This was a REALLY hard choice… thinking I need the Paw Paw Ointment – Watermelon.

  20. Jessica W. | 4th Jul 18

    I liked the Wash and Stain Bar.

  21. Julie Waldron | 5th Jul 18

    Mine would be the Pure Paw Paw Ointment.

  22. Austin Baroudi | 6th Jul 18

    The Wash and Stain bar for sure! Thanks so much for the chance!

  23. Steph | 7th Jul 18

    I like the wash and stain bar!

  24. Michelle Tamasa | 7th Jul 18

    Oh, the J Cat Beauty highlighter looks so pretty! I use powder highlighters all the time, but I’ve never really played with a liquid highlighter before.

  25. Jenny Scheldberg | 7th Jul 18

    I’ve always wanted to try the Lip Freak products.

  26. Molli Taylor | 8th Jul 18

    the aura glow is something i have been dying to try!

  27. maria gentry | 8th Jul 18

    i would really like to try the Bioderma Sensiblo Micellar Water

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  29. Adriana | 8th Jul 18

    I would really like to try the stain bar.

  30. John H. | 8th Jul 18

    I think that my wife would like the J.Cat Aura Glow Liquid Highlighter.

  31. Jennifer H. | 8th Jul 18

    I like the J.Cat Aura Glow Liquid Highlighter.

  32. Robin English | 8th Jul 18

    I’d love to hear what you think of the Dr. Lip Bang’s Lip Freak once you try it to see if it really has a crazy vibrating buzz!

  33. DeAnna Keller | 8th Jul 18

    I like the BH Cosmetics Sculpt and Blend Mini2 3 piece brush set best.

  34. Susan Smith | 8th Jul 18

    I’m most excited about the Sculpt and Blend Mini2 3 piece brush set

  35. Erin M | 8th Jul 18

    I’d love to try the Aura Glow Highlighter.

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  37. Donna porter | 9th Jul 18

    The brushes would make me happiest. I really need some new ones.

  38. Dana | 9th Jul 18

    I need the wash and stain bar.

  39. Jayne Townsley | 9th Jul 18

    Most excited for the PawPaw product.

  40. Kelly m | 9th Jul 18

    I would love to try the Bioderma Sensiblo Micellar Water

  41. Brigitte Bauman | 9th Jul 18

    The Laundress Wash & Stain Bar would make me very happy. I am always trying to find a way to get stains out of clothing.

  42. Shareena M | 9th Jul 18

    The brushes I want the most! I need new ones lol

  43. samantha | 9th Jul 18

    I am sooo curious about the micellar water. But every single one of these products looks like something I would buy!! I am excited about them! Everyone unique just like me 🙂

  44. Ken Ohl | 9th Jul 18

    The Laundress Wash and Stain Bar always looking for ways to get stains out of clothes

  45. Laurie Nykaza | 9th Jul 18

    BH Cosmetics Sculpt and Blend Mini 2 3 piece brush set look great to use love a set

  46. Anita Jude | 9th Jul 18

    I love the J.Cat Aura Glow Liquid Highlighter

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