Beauty Box 5 Review – August 2013

Beauty Box 5 – August Review

It’s that time again - it’s Beauty Box 5 review time! Da-da-dum! Listen, I’m not gonna sugar-coat it, but this box is a disappointment! You can’t be serious Beauty Box 5? If I didn’t have an annual subscription which makes this box fairly cheap, I would be cancelling. I’ve seen some reviews for this month’s box and some people are happy about the box?! I’m still scratching my head as to why, so let’s just get to it.

But first if you don’t know, Beauty Box 5 is a subscription-based, beauty sampling program that delivers a box filled with 4-5 cosmetic samples to your door every month. Very affordable with subscriptions costing:

$12 / month
$30 / 3 months
$99 / 12 months

Ok now here’s what was inside my box:

Be a Bombshell Eyeshadow in Birthday Suit

Be a Bombshell Eyeshadow in Birthday Suit

These highly pigmented, long lasting shadows will bring out the Bombshell in you...especially since you can use them wet and dry!

This is the only product in the box I was happy with. It’s full size and from a good brand. I am sooo happy I got this shade. A nude buff with a matte finish. It’s great for a base colour or highlighting. Love it!

Nubar Nail Lacquer in Hot Pink
$4 / .25 fl oz.

Nubar Nail Lacquer in Hot Pink

Fabulousness is just fingernails away with these cruelty free, vegan nail polishes.

Ugh - why do I keep getting these bright pink colours? I probably would've been happy with any other shade. Into the gift pile...

Swissco Nail File

Swissco Nail File

Really?! A nail file? This does not count as an item in the box. I’m not happy…

Bask Heavenly Silk Daily Skin Lotion
$1.80 / 2 fl oz.

Bask Heavenly Silk Daily Skin Lotion

Packed with vitamins, plant extracts and antioxidants this “heavenly” moisturizer provides anti-aging and firming benefits all while keeping your skin looking and feeling soft and smooth.

I’m not sure how to describe the scent. It’s alright, but this isn’t something I would buy. It does seem to moisturize well though.

H20 Plus Aquafirm + Micro-Collagen Moisturizer
$7.94 / .27 fl oz.

H20 Plus Aquafirm + Micro-Collagen Moisturizer

Apply this nutrient-packed moisturizer day and night after cleansing to promote collagen production and visibly fight fine lines and loss of firmness.

Yikes! Is this not the most expensive sample ever?! It’s so tiny! Full size (1.7 oz) costs $50! I got this brand in my last box and really liked it. Just wish it was a bigger sample - I need more!

While this box is definitely not making the best impression on me. I guess it’s an alright value considering the eyeshadow alone is $14 and I love it, but the overall box just doesn’t feel right. That nail file kills me! Whatever I’m not losing money, so I just need to get over it and hope they step it up next month. What do you think of Beauty Box 5 this month? Do you subscribe? What do you think of this subscription box?

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