It’s time to review the “Underwhelming Box of the Month”, better known as Beauty Box 5. I’ve always said that BB5 is not one of those subscription boxes that’s gonna blow you away. I do like that they usually include useful tools along with the beauty products, but the box this month is very lacklustre. Let’s just get to it.
Beauty Box 5 is a subscription-based, beauty sampling program that delivers a box filled with 5 cosmetic samples to your door every month.
Cost: $12 / month, $30 / Quarterly, $99 / annually
The theme this month is “Take It Easy”. BB5 is telling us to take it easy this month by dialing down your beauty routine and focusing on nourishing essentials. I like the idea, but we’ll see...
La Fresh Travel Lite Facial Cleansing Wipes
$2.49 / 8 wipes
Yes, I am happy to get a small package instead of just individual wipes, but lately I’ve been getting a lot of wipes. I use them and they're great, but this is nothing too exciting.
Aveeno Daily Moisturizing Lotion
$0.88 / 1 oz
I used to use this lotion and like it, so I don’t mind this. I like that it’s travel size and will keep it in my bag.
Model Co. Cheek & Lip Tint (Rosy Red)
$12 / 5 ml
There was a mistake on the info card and had this listed as $22 / 0.03 oz. I don’t think so! Another product I’ve used in the past and it’s not bad, but you will get purple lips, not rosy ones.
Swissco Glitter Toe Separators
Now this is what pissed me off! Toe separators, really! Do people actually use these? I know I never have. A useless extra that is starting to convince me that BB5 is not giving people their money’s worth anymore.
Nubar Alter Ego Nail Lacquer (Blondie)
$4 / 7 ml
Believe it or not, this is the only thing in the box that evoked some feeling of excitement and I’m not even a big nail person! I have been doing my nails more now than I ever have and I really like this glittery colour, so this will be put to use.
So there you have it. I could go on about my disappointment, but what would be the point. For me this box has always been hit or miss so, I am just going to hope that BB5 shows some improvement in next month’s box. Were you happy with Beauty Box 5 this month? What do you think of this subscription box?