Tuesday, July 31, 2012

July Beauty Box 5

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.  Each month you receive 4-5 samples of beauty related items.  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.

Information: They have started including an information cards on the products in the boxes which I love

The not so good:

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

Contents of July box.  Full Size price and size listed in parenthesis. 

.02 oz. Blinc Mascara. value $2.60 (.21 oz $26.00) - I didn't care for this at all.  It clumped up and my eyelashes felt like they turned into plastic. 

.53 oz. Bodyography Foundation Primer Clear. value = $15.96 (1 oz. $30.00)     

1 Spongeables Pedi-scrub Foot Buffer. value $2.99

1 pair of Natural False Eyelashes. value $7.00 - I was super excited to see these but they didn't come with glue.  really? now I have to buy some glue before I can try them.

This month I only I received 4 items but the total value of the box is $28.55.  I'm happy with all of my items except the lashes.  I'm excited about the lashes but not excited that I have to go buy glue before I can use them.  I hope the pedi-scrub works because summer does a number on the feet.  It says it's good for 5 uses. I hope so.            

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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