Sunday, May 27, 2012

May Beauty Box 5

Beauty Box 5 time!  Beauty Box 5 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 including some eco-friendly ones.

The pricing structure.  I like the options they have, monthly, quarterly and yearly.  Even the quarterly gives you a little bit of a discount. 

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.  Also since this ships out in the middle of the month you get a little treasure towards the end of the month.  Most monthlies ship at the beginning. 

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

Contents with full size amount and price in parenthesis:
.5 oz. Evie Evan mini purity mask - value $10.00 (they sell this mini size so it's considered a full size item)

13 ml. It's a 10 miracle hair mask - value $1.28 (240 ml. $23.00)

7 ml. It's a 10 miracle styling serum - value $0.71 (120 ml. $12.07) - This was good at taking away the frizzies but I felt like it weighed my hair down and left it flat. 

.05 fl. oz. 2 applications Beauty Flash lifting effect spray - value $0.65 (25 applications $19.99)

2 oz. Tree Hut Shea Body Butter - value $3.08 (7 oz. $10.79)

3 .15 oz. Merlot Natural Grape Seed moonlight radiance night cream - value $0.73/ea (4 oz. $19.00)

The total value of all the samples received is $17.91.  I would like to try the purity mask and shea butter is always nice.  I wish I didn't get 3 night cream packets from Merlot.  It would've been nice to try some of their other items besides night cream.  The lifting effect spray seems gimmicky and is not something I would normally use but I'll give it a try.  That's the whole point to try things you wouldn't normally try, right?       

Verdict: I'm going to continue with this subscription because paid for the year and I like the variety of items received.  

**I pay for these services myself and am not any type of sponsor paid or unpaid for Beauty Box 5

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