My Beauty Box 5 showed up this week! I'm on the fence with BB5 because they don't have any kind of points program and sometimes I can't even find the products to purchase if I wanted to. On the other hand I seem to really enjoy almost all of the products I receive.
Beauty Box 5 is a monthly beauty subscription service. You can get one month for $12, three months for $30 or $99 for a year. The more you buy the cheaper it is, it just depends on how long you want to commit. They send 4-5 deluxe samples to full size products in each box. This month they also sent a $5/$10 coupon for the Beauty Box 5 website.
Below are my first impressions of the March box. The theme of this box was "hustle".
Eslor Introductory Collection - Second Edition
This sample was actually four. They sent four products in foil packets for their introductory collection. All of the products are paraben free. There is the Soothing Refiner & Cleanser (.17oz), this is a cleanser to be used daily. The Botanical Peeling Gel (.17oz), this looks to be like a mask type product. It says to use it once or twice a week. You apply it dry skin, leave on for 5-10 minutes, run skin in circular motion and then rise with warm water. I think it's interesting that you leave it on and then rub it in later. The next sample is the Firming Collagen Day cream (.17 oz). This works like a moisturizer and you put it on the face after cleansing. The final sample is the Chlorophyll Lifting Mask (.17oz). This is to be used twice weekly, applied to a clean face and once it's dried you rinse with warm water and cleanser. Not sure why both but there must be a reason. The retail of these products ranges from $28 to $85, depending on which item you want to purchase. The size ranges from 1.7oz to 2oz. I went on to the Eslor website and didn't see the Introductory Collection but did find these products in the Sensitive Collection & the Healthy Collection. I'm anxious to try these products but in a way hope I don't like them because of the retail price. ☺
Elite Therapeutics Rosemary Eucalptus Body Cream .5oz
Does this sound familiar? If you read my Birchbox First Ipressions then it should. I received this in my March Birchbox as well. I'm not really upset about that, although I could have picked a better product to get two of. haha The scent of this lotion is not my favorite and more than likely I will not use both lotions. I will keep the second one sealed and either give it as a gift or possibly a future giveaway on the blog. An 8oz full size is $19.
Scandalous by Nanacoco Thickening Mascara in black .33oz
This is a full size product, which is awesome, especially since it is a mascara (at least for me). I have a couple mascaras open right now so I don't want to open it, well I want to, but I'm not letting myself. I always love getting a mascara and am anxious to try it. It has a silicon ball brush and is suppose to add volume. The retail price of this is $4.99 which is very reasonable. Although I couldn't find it on the Beauty Box 5 site and the Nanacoco site didn't have a place to add it to a basket or anything. I'm sure I'm missing something.
Styli-Style Line & Seal Twist Mechanical Eye Liner in Brown Glitter .01oz
I actually don't have a brown liner, I use black for everything, so I was happy to see this in the box. It actually has a little gold looking glitter in it. I don't mind that because it should still match the colors I would wear this with. It has some shine in it but not too much for me personally. This creamy and the pencil is a twist up so that's nice. I swatched it on my hand and it didn't wipe away easily so I'm glad to see it doesn't just disappear or smudge too much. This is a full size product valued at $4.99. The Styli-Style website has them for $3.99 right now.
Laugh Out Loud by Nanacoco Lip Gloss in Cherry Blossom .22oz
I was a little surprised to get two items from the same brand but I don't really mind either. I hadn't heard of this brand either. The color I received is pretty, it's a light pink and does look a littler brighter in the package. I like the color and am happy to have another lip gloss as they can always be used. This was a full size product and retails for $3.99. I did find some lip glosses on the Beauty Box 5 site, but not the color I received. It was on the Nanacoco site but again, I didn't see a place to add it to a basket or anything.
So, except for the lotion (just because I already received it), I'm very happy with this box. The last couple boxes I wasn't quite as thrilled with, they just had more disappointments. The value for this box isn't too huge but it is more than I paid for it and nice that they sent a $5 off coupon. I just love being able to try new products.
What did you get in your BB5? What are you most excited to try? Have you ever gotten any duplicates?
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