Beauty Box 5 Review

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

I know I hardly ever talk about beauty products (because I’m definitely NOT an expert), but today I want to introduce you to Beauty Box 5.

A few weeks ago I was asked if I’d like to review a new-ish cosmetic sampling company – Beauty Box 5. I currently subscribe to Birchbox, so I was definitely interested to see how they compare. For those of you new to monthly beauty boxes, here’s a little info about Beauty Box 5:
Beauty Box 5 is a cosmetic sampling program that delivers a Beauty Box with 4 - 5 beauty samples once a month with subscription options of $12 monthly, $30 quarterly, or $100 yearly. Our Beauty Box introduces you to hair care, skin care, makeup, fragrances, and anything beauty related. Subscribers receive products from brands of all scales to include luxury, organic, boutique, and more commonly known brands. Our Beauty Box includes packet samples, deluxe, travel size and full size products too! Our goal is to introduce you to innovative products that will fit your lifestyle and to do away with buying products that just end up in our drawers.
A few days later I opened the mailbox to find this:

Getting packages in the mail is the best feeling ever! And I love the color of the box!
This is what was inside:

Psssssst! Instant Dry Shampoo – I haven’t tried this yet, but I was excited to find it in the box. It’ll be perfect for those days I sleep past my alarm or for that camping trip I know my boyfriend is going to drag me on this summer.

Lavera Mango Milk Care Treatment - This sample was big enough for 2 uses and both times my hair felt really soft.

BECCA Eye Tint – I really like this product. I never wear eye shadow because it wears off really fast and/or creases on my eyelid – not a good look! This eye tint lasted longer than any others I’ve tried and didn’t crease!

Supergoop! Face & Body Lotion SPF 30 – This has kind of a funky smell, but it made my skin feel really soft. It wasn’t greasy or sticky like some products with sunscreen.

Skyn Angelica Line Smoother – I don’t really have any lines or wrinkles (yet), so I can’t tell you how well this works on those, but I can say my forehead has never felt so smooth. It also didn’t make my forehead shiny or greasy during the day.

Overall, I was really happy with what I received in my beauty box. I loved that they included different types of products – hair, skin, and cosmetics. I think that the samples were pretty good size – especially the dry shampoo and eye tint. The eye tint was full size (a $24 value).

Compared to Birchbox, it’s $2 more per month unless you sign up for a quarterly subscription. I wish Beauty Box 5 would include a sheet with information about the products and how much they cost like Birchbox does. However, you can find that information on the Beauty Box 5 website.


You can’t buy the products directly from them, like Birchbox, but they do include a link to buy it directly from the company. Beauty Box 5 is still a newer company, so I’m sure there will be changes and upgrades coming as they become more established.

I did read some bad reviews on other blogs about the products and the customer service, but based on my experience I have no complaints. The products were great and Cheryl was so nice to work with! Honestly, I’m thinking about switching my Birchbox subscription to Beauty Box 5. My last Birchbox included a notecard as a bonus gift, but it had a pink smudge on the front of it, so it ended up in the trash. And one time the nail polish they sent was broken, so I had to throw that away too. But the Dior mascara they sent last month makes my eyelashes look ah-maz-ing! I think I’ll see what’s in my June Birchbox and look at couple June Beauty Box 5 reviews before I decide.


Do any of you subscribe to any monthly cosmetic boxes? Or another kind of box o’ goodies? There might be something awesome out there that I don’t even know about!
 

 

Disclosure: I received a complimentary Beauty Box to review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

5 comments:

  1. Too funny, I used to use Psssst! in the 70s. It was big back then...

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  2. Goodness. I love beauty products.

    A lot.

    An entire two vanity and gigantic master bathroom full of beauty products love.

    Tip for using the Dry Shampoo.... be sure to hold it at LEAST 4-6 inches away from your noggin otherwise you're going to get this really weird white-ish goop spot on your hair. Use it only at the roots where needed too, little goes a long way. And it works great if you need some extra oomph to get your hair to "poof" (mine is really long so I always use it around my ponies or if I'm wearing a head band kinda thing.

    I think I need to subscribe to one of those box things! :)

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  3. I use baby powder instead of dry shampoo - works great for us blondes :)

    And I have gotten a couple Julep (nail polish) boxes, but that's it. Looks like fun though! I love receiving packages :)

    Brie @ BreezyPinkDaisies

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