Tuesday, September 25, 2012

September 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 all 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 with value of product and retail price of full size product in parenthesis. 

1 square Goat Haus Dairy bath melt in angel kisses (light vanilla w/a hint of lavender). Value = 2.50 - I couldn't smell the lavender at all.  It was a nice fizzy bath melt. 

Full Size h.wood.lips lip shine in ruby. Value = $16.00

.67 oz. NuMe Hydro Punch hydrating shampoo. Value = $1.90 (8.45oz. $24.00)

.25oz. Nastassja Skin Enzyme Facial Peel. Value = $5.00 (2oz. $40.00)

Full Size 18oz. Silk Naturals Eye Shadow in plush (purple & copper shimmer). Value $4.00

Coupon for $100 off any hair styling tool or hair extensions good through Dec 31st.

The total value of the box is $29.40.  I didn't include the coupon because it requires spending money.  The cheapest hair styling tool (mini straightner) NuMe has is $115 and it's been out of stock for months.  I had a $100 coupon from MyGlam that I wanted to use on the mini straightener but was never able to use it.  I do hope it comes back in stock because I would love to order it. I love the color of the lipstick and eye shadow.  I can't wait to give them a try.  I have a large tub that I don't use nearly enough so I'm going to make it a point to use it this weekend and soak in my new bath melt.  Maybe I'll give myself an enzyme facial peel while I'm in there.   

Verdict: This box is hit and miss for me.  I'm really excited about the products in this months box and it's a great value since I paid $8.33

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

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