Wednesday, March 27, 2013

March 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.

This subscription ships the the US and Canada from Austin, Texas. 

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.

Here are all the goodies.  The pictures below are the eyeshadow and a swatch.  


 Contents of box with approximate retail value.  

(2) La Fresh Nail Polish Remover Wipes. Value = $0.67/ea.

FULL SIZE Brazen Cosmetics eyeshadow in Value = $7.49

2 oz. Tree Hut Shea lotion in Tropical Mango. Value = $1.44

1 oz. H2O Plus Spa Sea Salt Body Wash. Value = $1.36

H2O Plus Aqua Firm Eye Lift Concentrate. Value = $10.00

The total value of this month's box is $21.63.  I was happy about everything in this box except the eye cream but only because I have a ton of it right now. There is nothing in this box that won't get used.  I really like the color of the eyeshadow.  It's brown but with a little glitter - nothing wrong with a little glitter is a girls life.  

Verdict: This months box was great.  It's a keeper!


  1. I concur about the glitter but I tend to OD and look like a disco ball. Have you tried any of the H20+ [or whatever it is called] before?

    1. I know what you mean about disco ball. I glittered myself one night we were going out and I swear I had it all over my face. I have tried the H2O but it's been awhile. From what I remember though it was really light and didn't have a strong smell.