Sometimes I let the subscription boxes pile up before I take the initiative to go through them. This is definitely one of those months, although in my defense we have had and will continue to have so many guests visiting us that it’s impossible for me to do the reviews. I’ll try to be better. In July. 😉
The May box from Beauty Box 5 was pretty awesome, per usual. Beauty Box 5 costs $12 per month and they send out five deluxe beauty samples. This month’s box contained one full-size product that has a retail value of $18, so that one item more than paid for the box.
By the way, if you are a Beauty Box 5 member – or are interested in becoming one – they have been running a bunch of awesome promotions. Last month for each new subscriber you referred you could get a $5 Sephora gift card (with no cap on the number of gift cards you could earn!). Right now they’re giving away a FREE IPAD to the person that refers the most new members. I like when sites offer incentives like this!
Here’s what I received in the May Beauty Box 5:
Model Co. Eyeliner: As I said I would in the video below, I am wearing this eyeliner today and I’m a fan! It went on fairly soft, which can always be a little hit or miss (because the softer the liner is the harder it can be to apply evenly), but so far so good. I did an eye check a few minutes ago and the eyeliner is staying in place as it should. This is a full size product that retails for $18. (Yay to my ever growing eye liner collection!)
Ferro Eye Shadow: Truthfully, whenever I get mini samples of mineral eye shadow I rarely use them. I generally find mineral eye shadow to be more of a mess than it’s worth. The color of this eye shadow, however, is really great. While a “Vegas Tan” makes me think of someone crisping in the sun and possibly sunburnt, this color is a great neutral that I’ll definitely be using.
Coolway Transform Styling Spray: You use this product to help protect your hair when you are blow drying or flat ironing. I don’t often blow dry my hair or straighten it, but next time I do I will definitely be using this product. While this is not a full size product, it’s a really generous sample size!
LA Fresh Antiperspirant Wipes: Don’t get me wrong. I love LA Fresh. But this is the third month in a row that Beauty Box 5 has sent out new LA Fresh products. Luckily they’ve all been different products but it’s still a little weird.
Self Tan Wipes: I forgot to bring the card with me today, which would tell me what brand these are. Sorry about that. I may try using these wipes before we go on vacation in two weeks.
All told it was a pretty good box. I received 3 products I’m excited about: the eye liner, hair product, and the eye shadow. I’ve already used one of the products, which is always the sign of a good box.