Because I love trying new beauty products, I’ve enjoyed trying new beauty boxes. Last month, I saw that Beauty Box 5 had a deal where you could get one box for $12 and get another free. I thought, “why not“?
I want to say that I’m enamored by their boxes– but to tell the truth, they fell a bit flat for me. Granted, you can’t judge a beauty box by your first try, so I will be seeing what December’s box brings..
These boxes weren’t perfect but there were some decent items.. here’s what my fist box consisted of:
Dove Deep Moisture Nourishing Body Wash: I don’t mind Dove products. They seem to have pretty decent products. This body wash smells really good and doesn’t dry out my skin.
Full sized product (22 oz.): $6.49
DenTek Floss Picks + Case: Slightly confused why these were in a beauty box but I agree with BB5’s tip to keep them in your purse in those odd times you may need them. Preferably, when on a date for dinner, etc. Only qualm — a lil’ expensive. I feel like I can buy a bag of 100 for about the same price.
Full-Sized Price: $2.49 (4 count)
Laura Ashley Body Butter in “Italian Lemon”: This body butter, to me, smelled like lemon cleaning product. 🙁 Yuck. It is super thin, almost watery feeling, so it kind of evaporates into your skin. Weirdly enough it seems to make your skin pretty soft. I would be curious what the other scents smell like. Some of the others are: Cherry Blossom, Sweet Peony, Italian Lemon, Coconut Lime, and Spring Lavender. I’d love to try Cherry Blossom. I received a full-sized one.
Full-Sized Price: $20 (1.75 oz)
Nicka K New York Eyelight Crayon: A glide-on shadow stick. In the bottom cap there’s a sharpener so you can use it as an eyeliner. Not my fav color. It’s a dark metallac-y green. I do wonder, however, how this would work as a primer for a smokey eye look. Hmmm. I received a full-sized version of this a well.
Full-Sized Price: $4.49 (0.056 oz)
Hask Revitalizing Shine Oil: A Macadamia nut oil that’s great for your hair. It both moisturizes and adds shine. Macadamia nuts contain:
- Palmitoleic fatty acid — and is one of the highest sources for it. It delays cell aging.
- Oleic acid, which has moisturizing properties.
- Linoleic acid – prevents water loss from skin through evaporation.
They’re great for dry hair/skin. I really love Hask Macadamia products. They’ve worked well for me.
Full-sized Price: $2.99 (5/8 fl oz)
Over-all, not a bad box but it wasn’t my favorite products. If BB5 had an account manager like Birchbox, I think they’d be better off. I’ll be posting my second box some time soon..so keep an eye out.
Disclaimer: These boxes were paid for by myself. I had a monthly subscription. All opinions are my own. 🙂
Any Beauty Box 5’ers out there? What have you thought of their boxes?