Sunday, March 25, 2012

March Beauty Box Five

This week I received my first Beauty Box Five shipment.  Beauty Box Five is a monthly subscription service for beauty products including makeup, skin care, fragrances, nail care, body care, beauty tool and just about anything else beauty related.  They have three ways to subscribe.  You can pay monthly for $12 a month, or quarterly $30 which brings the price down to $10 a month or yearly for $100 which brings the price down to $8.33 a month.  Shipping is included in these prices. 

The good:

The brands.  Well known brands and some eco-friendly ones.

The pricing structure.  I like the options they have, monthly, quarterly and yearly.

Like surprises? Boxes ship out on the 15th of every month and you never know what's going to be in it.  I like surprises so this is a positive for me.

The not so good:

Skip a month. Currently there is no option for this.  If you want to skip you have to cancel.

Don't like surprises?  You may end up with something in your box you might not use.  For me it was the self-tanning wipes.  This is not something I'm really interested in but since I received it I'll give it a whirl cause why not right?

This is the contents.  (I listed the retail value of full size in parenthesis)

(1) Comodynes self-tanning towelette ($2.13) - I used this on my legs, it went on easy but I didn't notice a big color change 

(1) PRITI NYC Soy nail polish remover biodegradable wipe ($1.00) - smells great almost lemony, feels like it hydrates the skin instead of drying it out like acetone and non-acetone.  I had a light color on but it took it off easily.  I would consider buying these for my travel bag.  

1.7 oz Pur-lisse, pur-delicate gentle soy milk cleanser and make up remover (5.6 oz $36) - nice cleanser, no strong odors, doesn't feel heavy and washes off easily.

.17 fl oz Weleda hydrating day cream (1 fl oz $20)

.17 fl oz Weleda hydrating night cream (1 fl oz $21)

Full size Lavera brown eyeliner with organic beeswax and organic palm oil ($10.80) - this goes on smooth and had a nice rich dark brown color

In full size items I received $13.93 worth of product.  If you break down the cost of the other 3 samples by amount received the Pur-lisse was worth $11, and the Weleda products were each worth $3.50.  Now you may be able to find these samples free in a store but that would require some work.  The total value of all the samples received is $31.93.  I bought the yearly subscription so the eyeliner alone is worth the cost and I love that it's made with organic products, I can't wait to try it.  I'm also very excited about the biodegradable nail polish remover wipes.   

Verdict: I'm going to continue with this subscription 1. because paid for the year and 2. I like the variety, especially the eco-friendly and organic eyeliner.

**I pay for these services myself and am not any type of sponsor paid or unpaid for Beauty Box Five


  1. I've been wanting to try out the pur-lisse cleanser! How are you liking it so far?

  2. Brittany - It works really well. I had my makeup done for a wedding recently so I had lots of stuff to remove. The cleanser lathers up nice and I was able to remove all the eyeliner and mascara from my eyes without a problem. Afterwards my face felt clean but not dry or tight.