Beauty Box 5 – 1st Box

beauty box 5

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-FlossDenTek 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:

  1. Palmitoleic fatty acid — and is one of the highest sources for it. It delays cell aging.
  2. Oleic acid, which has moisturizing properties.
  3. 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 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?




  1. Jasmine December 11, 2014

    I love that your were honest! I have a subscription to Ipsy and I really like it so if you want another option Ipsy is one. True somethings I cant really use in it such as tanners or hair products because I’m African American but I do love the makeup and skincare products!!!

    Color U Bold

    • prettyloved December 12, 2014

      Thanks so much!! I try to be honest for sure but I definitely try to give everything a chance. You know, I have heard lots of great things about Ipsy and Lip Monthly. I may totally try them. The cool thing is.. even if you can’t use some things there are people who trade their items or you can give them to family/friends. Lemme know if you have a referral code and I’ll check them out. 🙂

  2. catharinechang December 11, 2014

    I have BB5 because there was a really great deal for an annual subscription (worked out to be $5 a box!) my year is almost up and I think I’ve only ever had one box I didn’t hate. Definitely not worth it and I can’t wait to cancel!

    • prettyloved December 11, 2014

      Oh nooo 🙁 I thought I’d give it a chance because it worked out to be $6 dollars a piece for these 2 boxes and I’d seen boxes from other girls and they looked pretty decent but I wasn’t super impressed. Sorry you didn’t love your boxes either. Idk if you subscribe to Birchbox but I’ve never had a box I really hated. They have pretty awesome boxes AND you can tell them what you want and don’t want in your profile and you can pick out a sample to try.

  3. plus+beauty27 December 11, 2014

    I am sorry to hear that you didn’t really like this box. I have never tried this one before. Though I love the Macadamia products as well. Especially their cleansing conditioner! Which I tried from Birchbox and want to get a full-size of it soon. I hope your next one is better! <3 xo

    • prettyloved December 12, 2014

      You’re so sweet, girl 🙂 I don’t mind so much since it didn’t end up costing much. I have never tried the cleansing conditioner!! Sounds like it’d be super soft and luxurious 🙂 I sure love Birchbox!

      • plus+beauty27 December 12, 2014

        Yeah I love birchbox too! Looking forward to seeing what you’re getting! 🙂 xo

  4. kessekisses December 11, 2014

    I have always wanted to try these boxes out! Im gonna sign up one this year

  5. Becki December 17, 2014

    Been looking at the best beauty boxes for ages! Used to have a glossy box but was never that impressed :/ this one looks cute!


    • prettyloved December 17, 2014

      I am very curious about Glossy box. I get a new Beauty Box 5 so I will be reviewing that soon. I also have a new Birchbox. I would totally recommend Birchbox for sure. BB5 is not too bad.

  6. Aminta December 19, 2014

    Great pictures! Do post your December box here sometime soon! 🙂

    • prettyloved December 19, 2014

      Thank you very much! I appreciate that x I will most definitely post my Dec. box <3

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