Beauty Box 5 - March 2015

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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