Tuesday, January 29, 2013

January 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.

All the items in this months box were full size.  How awesome is that. 


Contents of box with approximate retail value.  

.03 oz. Ferro Mineral Vegan Desert Rose Blush X3. Value = $3.70 (4gram $17.00)

FULL SIZE Pencil Me In Eye Accent Pencil. Value = $6.99

FULL SIZE Model Co. Colourbox Lip Pencil in Pomegranate. Value = $18.00

FULL SIZE Perfumies Solid Perfume Stick in Femme Fatale. Value = $7.00

.25 oz. Margania Argan Oil. Value = $4.00 (2 oz. $32.00)


The total value of this month's box is $39.69.  I have to be honest, at first I wasn't overly excited by this box.  I saw the blush but I don't wear blush.  I went to the companies website and discovered that they call this X3 because you can use it multiple different ways.  It can be used as a blush, eye shadow, nail color or lip color.  The Pencil Me In product says it contains antioxidants and vitamins to help protect the eye from daily exposure to destructive elements. I thought the lip pencil was just a liner but it looks like it's also a color.  I'm thinking color your lips with this and add some lip gloss.  I like the idea of the perfume stick but I'm not a huge fan of the scent which is a real strong floral scent.   

Verdict: This box was just ok for me. 


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

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