August Beauty Box 5 (Review)

The “ber months” are fast approaching! Yay! I don’t know about you but I am so ready for summer to be over. It’s waaaaayyyy too hot here in Texas. The A/C in our car stopped working so driving around in mid-afternoon is a chore. You’ll be drenched in sweat but the time you arrive at your destination no matter how close that is. The heat goes up to 3 digits. So yeah, Fall season hurry up will ya?!

On the other hand, I got my new BB5 box!!! Yay! One of the things I look forward to every month is this box. Remember those shower gel samples?! I got the chance to use them. We go to my in-law’s house to swim in their pool every week. The shower gels really came in handy. Actually, I already ran out. Ha! And the lotions too. So yeah, everything in the Beauty Box 5 is useful. You may not use every single one of them right away but when time comes, you’ll be glad you got them on hand.

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What is Beauty Box 5?

  • Beauty Box 5 is a subscription-based, beauty sampling program that delivers a box filled with 5 cosmetic samples to your door every month. Aimed at introducing women to new cosmetic products and educating them on best practices, Beauty Box 5 scours the market to find the best products for your lifestyle.

How to get the box?

  • Subscribing to Beauty Box 5 is really easy. You can choose  from the 3 affordable subscription plans that they have and get one that you think will work best for you. Check subscription plans here.

For my review, I got the Beauty Box 5 box for the month of August.

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Here’s what’s inside!!!

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Here’s what I got:

Style Essentials – Nail Polish

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  • In this box, I love this the most. The color of the glitter is gorgeous. It goes well with those mint hued nail polishes. My daughter went gaga with this. She’s 3 so I was surprised. She kept on saying “Oh nice!” as I put 3 coats of this on her nails for more glitters. LOL

Nanacoco – Lip Glass

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  • As a lipstick-crazy person it’s funny how I have never tried a lip glass ever. I love matte and cream lipstick. I don’t like them shimmery, sticky or super shiny. And by the name itself “lip glass” I presumed this will be super shiny, I was wrong. This has more cream texture on it. It’s shear but really pretty. Great for casual days and if you want to go for the au naturel look. I can see myself wearing this everyday, even at the gym.

Novex – Brazilian Keratin

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  • My first time hearing (seeing?! LOL) this brand. My hair is as I call it “dead”, blame the constant bleaching. I am hoping this will resurrect my hair. Make it un-dead! Haha! Like a zombie?! Can’t stop giggling now. My un-dead hair! LOL We shall see. 🙂

Pur-lisse – Pur-Protect SPF 30

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  • As I mentioned above, we have been swimming for almost every week now so this is PERFECT!!! Shall be using this soon and maybe will be buying more. I really don’t have a decent facial SPF cream. I use the usual sunscreen for the body and pat on my face. Yup, so ghetto. LOL

La Fresh – Travel Lite Makeup remover Wipes

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  • A girl could never have enough makeup remover wipes! This is something I would happily accept in my box if they will include one in every single one of them. I have it in ALL the purses that I got. I also have them in my bathroom. Haha

This month’s box verdict:

This month’s box just made the top of my BB5 Favorite Boxes of all time. Every single item in this box will be used up pretty quick! I love it! On a scale of 1-10, 10 as the highest. This a perfect 11!

To subscribe and learn more about Beauty Box 5, visit their website at: http://www.beautybox5.com/
You can also follow them on: FacebookTwitterPinterestYouTube andInstagram

April

Disclosure: “Financial compensation was not received for this post. A sample product/s was gifted from Beauty Box 5. Opinions expressed here are my own.”

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June Beauty Box 5 (Review)

Hey y’all! It is unboxing time! I know this is long overdue. Please don’t be mad. I honestly had a busy June. My husband had a 2 week vacation from school and work so we spent a lot of time out. We had been enjoying the sun and the water at my in-laws’ pool. We really had an awesome time. After this, we don’t know when it’ll happen again. My husband is busy with school and work. So yeah, we took advantage of his vacation time and spent every minute of it having fun as a family.

Anyhoo, let’s get on with our June Beauty Box 5. I really loved everything in this box. I have tried all of them already, so let me tell you more about each and every single one of them.

Let’s get on with our new Beauty Box 5!

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What is Beauty Box 5?

  • Beauty Box 5 is a subscription-based, beauty sampling program that delivers a box filled with 5 cosmetic samples to your door every month. Aimed at introducing women to new cosmetic products and educating them on best practices, Beauty Box 5 scours the market to find the best products for your lifestyle.

How to get the box?

  • Subscribing to Beauty Box 5 is really easy. You can choose  from the 3 affordable subscription plans that they have and get one that you think will work best for you. Check subscription plans here.

For this view, I got the Beauty Box 5 box for the month of June.

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This month’s box theme is Summer Chic! I love the ring of that… Summer Chic!

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The box includes free codes that I gave to my friends! They really love it. I am sure that after receiving one box from Beauty Box 5 they’ll be hooked!

Here’s what’s inside: 

Vita Bath – Body Wash

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  • This little bottle contains the sweetest smelling body wash. It is so smooth on the skin and it will leave your skin feeling refreshed after shower.

Eslor – Introductory Collection Calming Kit

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  • Sorry I forgot to take a picture of what’s inside this packet. It is actually contains a set of small packets skin care products. It includes a soothing refiner and cleanser, replenishing scrub, comforting mask, and soothing cream.

Glam Naturals – Mascara

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  • I always love a new mascara. I use multiple mascaras to achieve that false eyelash look. And this mascara really works!

Organix – Coconut Shampoo and Conditioner

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  • As a proud island girl one of things I consider as one of God’s best creations is the coconut tree. I love it. Every part of the coconut is useful. I will tell you each one but that would warrant its own post. SO yeah, whenever a product say there’s coconut in it, I am sold!

Nicka K New York – Nail Color

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  • Every girl loves a nail polish. This is the first time I’ve used this particular nail polish brand. I have to say the formula seems off to me.Maybe because I am not used to it. Other than that, I love the color and the pigmentation of the color in every coat.

Overall, this is a great box. It hasn’t made to my top box list. Yes, there is a list.

To subscribe and learn more about Beauty Box 5, visit their website at: http://www.beautybox5.com/ You can also follow them on: FacebookTwitterPinterestYouTube andInstagram

April

Disclosure: “Financial compensation was not received for this post. A sample product/s was gifted from Beauty Box 5. Opinions expressed here are my own.”

May Beauty Box 5 (Review)

Here we go again, beauties! It’s unboxing time. 🙂 I really think unboxing should be added on the dictionary. I mean, it’s a great word. Especially for subscription box junkie like moi!

Anyhoo, how was the month of May for y’all?! Mine has been so-so. I mean, not that bad but could have been better. Too much stress popping out here and there. Like seriously, just when you thought things are getting better another bad thing pops out! Life can really be a bitch sometimes. Oh well, that’s life.

 Let’s get on with our new Beauty Box 5!

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What is Beauty Box 5?

  • Beauty Box 5 is a subscription-based, beauty sampling program that delivers a box filled with 5 cosmetic samples to your door every month. Aimed at introducing women to new cosmetic products and educating them on best practices, Beauty Box 5 scours the market to find the best products for your lifestyle.

How to get the box?

  • Subscribing to Beauty Box 5 is really easy. You can choose  from the 3 affordable subscription plans that they have and get one that you think will work best for you. Check subscription plans here.

For this view, I got the Beauty Box 5 box for the month of May.

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And this month’s theme is Fresh and Focused! I lurrvvvve the theme, I could use some “fresh and focused” in my life right now.

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Here’s what’s inside:

Ban – Total Refresh Cooling Cloths

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  • I could never have wipes/body cloths. I just love them and find them very useful. Prior to this review, I have purchased Ban products before. It is a good brand. Well, I am not really too picky with my wipes, just as long as they are wet enough for my liking. I have purchase some wipes/body cloths before that is too dry it could pass as a toilet paper.

Harvey Prince – Hello

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  • I love Harvey Prince scents. I own a few of their perfumes and Hello is one of them. I love it’s smell, it reminds me of spring in Franfurt, Germany. Why Frankfurt?! Well, I honestly don’t know. It’s just that whenever I smell Harvey Prince’s Hello it takes me there. I really miss that place. 🙂

Cattiva – Precisione Eye Liner

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  • I am not an expert in eye liners. The only I care about is that it doesn’t melt or run and give me raccoon eyes. So far, when I tried this Cattiva eye liner it holds up pretty well for at east 8 hours. I think that’s great.

H2O Plus – Aqualibrium Marine Cleansing Gel

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  • H2O Plus is a repeater brand on Beauty Box 5 and I have grown to like it. This cleansing gel is surprisingly good and doesn’t dry up my skin. I wish I could find this at my local drugstore.

Masker Aide – Hydrating Facial Sheet Mask

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  • Every girl loves a nice facial mask. It is my first time trying this brand and I am very impressed. It has a very refreshing effect to the skin. A must use weekly (or more) product for sure! Note to self: must buy more!

This month’s box is truly awesome. The first one that I used all of it in a week! I love the new discoveries that I made this box introduced. I especially like the mask.

To subscribe and learn more about Beauty Box 5, visit their website at: http://www.beautybox5.com/ You can also follow them on: FacebookTwitterPinterestYouTube andInstagram

April

Disclosure: “Financial compensation was not received for this post. A sample product/s was gifted from Beauty Box 5. Opinions expressed here are my own.”

March Beauty Box 5 (Review)

Hello lovely readers!

It’s un-boxing time!!! I know, I know… I am so late in doing this. I do have a reason though. I’m just not saying this to make an excuse. But you know what? That’s life! Things happen. My hectic schedule just got crazier. I have mentioned a few blog posts back that I now go to the gym. And it’s really great. I feel awesome when I workout. I lift weights and do bar squats. But the aftermath of lifting is total body sore. Like every inch of me hurts. I am trying to develop my muscles. I am also doing this to prepare for next year’s Spartan Race in Austin.

So yeah, there’s that.

Anyhooo… Enough with me and what I’m doing. Let’s get on with our favorite subscription box, the Beauty Box 5.

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What is Beauty Box 5?

  • Beauty Box 5 is a subscription-based, beauty sampling program that delivers a box filled with 5 cosmetic samples to your door every month. Aimed at introducing women to new cosmetic products and educating them on best practices, Beauty Box 5 scours the market to find the best products for your lifestyle.

How to get the box?

  • Subscribing to Beauty Box 5 is really easy. You can choose  from the 3 affordable subscription plans that they have and get one that you think will work best for you. Check subscription plans here.

For this view, I got the Beauty Box 5 box for the month of March.

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And for this month, Beauty Box 5’s theme is Spring Cleaning!!!

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Here’s what’s inside:

Swissco – Dual-sided Facial Pad

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I love loofah. I love how it makes my skin smooth so this one is a hit for me. It is great for exfoliating. It seems really rough when you touch it when it’s dry and it may something you will never consider to use on your face. But trust me, when it’s wet it gets softer. It is made from a natural product so it’s chemical free.

Bellapierre Cosmetics – Makeup Base

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I have never used a makeup base before I don’t have basis for comparison with this one. I do like this though. This is like a concealer for me. The cream seems a little hard but just use your finger and the warmth of your finger will soften it enough to get a bit and apply. For me, I tried it and it works great for the under eyes and some facial spots that needs concealing.

H2O Pus – Hand & Nail Cream

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Hand cream is a necessity for me. I use Nevia hand cream on a daily basis. I tried this one and it works just as beautifully. It kept my hand soft and hydrated throughout the day. It smells really nice too.

Jane’s Pick – All Natural Soaps

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I am really intrigued with this soap. On the label, it has a list of all the natural soaps made from natural ingredients (like fruits, veggies, etc.) this line is making but none really says as to which is this one. It is in color green and with an orange hue on it. I am not really sure. The smell is okay but not really distinct for me to tell what it is made from. It might be made from something I’m allergic to, so yeah, not trying it.

Tree Hut – Shea Body Butter

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This is my favorite in the box. I really love shea body butter. This is my first from this brand. It smells really great. It smell of coconut and lime, so tropical. Just in time for summer.

Anyway, this box is alright but is not the on the top of my BB5 box. I love the body butter and the makeup base is great to have to try something new.:)

To subscribe and learn more about Beauty Box 5, visit their website at: http://www.beautybox5.com/ You can also follow them on: FacebookTwitterPinterestYouTube andInstagram

April

Disclosure: “Financial compensation was not received for this post. A sample product/s was gifted from Beauty Box 5. Opinions expressed here are my own.”

February Beauty Box 5 (Review)

Happy Love Month, everyone! It’s unboxing time again… Sorry this is a tad late. This box has been sitting on my desk for about a week or more now. Aside from my constant allergies, this month, like the previous Februaries was a busy one. It’s my husband’s birthday, then there’s the Valentine’s day and I was busy fixing my citizenship application. So yeah, busy, busy busy.

Now, let’s bet on to our favorite beauty box subscription… the Beauty Box 5!

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What is Beauty Box 5?

  • Beauty Box 5 is a subscription-based, beauty sampling program that delivers a box filled with 5 cosmetic samples to your door every month. Aimed at introducing women to new cosmetic products and educating them on best practices, Beauty Box 5 scours the market to find the best products for your lifestyle.

How to get the box?

  • Subscribing to Beauty Box 5 is really easy. You can choose  from the 3 affordable subscription plans that they have and get one that you think will work best for you. Check subscription plans here.

For my review, I got the Beauty Box 5 box for the month of February.

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This month, Beauty Box celebrates it’s birthday.

Happy Birthday Beauty Box 5!!!

And, this box is a treat. 🙂

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Here’s what I got:

John Frieda Luxurious Volume – Touchably Full Shampoo and Conditioner

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It says here on the card attached that this shampoo is perfect for color treated hair and the ones who got perms. This delivers a super soft hair with touchable volume and fullness.

To be honest, I’ve never tried this brand before in shampoo. I’ve had tried their hair color and I like it. It is a great brand. Obviously, they are experts on hair. I am about to get my hair color treated and I am really happy to have come across this product. Now, I know that this is the shampoo to use.

Elizabeth Mott –It’s So Big Volumizing Mascara

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Okay, I have a secret to reveal, I am mascara crazy. 🙂 Blame it on my sparse, short and almost nonexistent lashes. So whenever I see a new mascara with a promise to intensify your lashes, I am all over it. So this is another product to try. When I apply mascara, I go big and thick. My motto: It’s better to have spidery lashes than no lashes at all. The clumping of the mascara after a few application makes my lashes look like spider legs… Bu hey, at least I have lashes, right? So with this brand, it says no clumping. Then, maybe, just maybe it’ll be perfect for me.:)

Rockstar Nails –Nail Polish

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This is my favorite among everything in this month’s box. I love nail polish. I may not have one on a daily basis, I still love them When I got a chance to apply one I do it. One of the nail polish art hat I’ve been dying to try was this caviar effect. It looks weird, well, interestingly weird. It does looks pretty which fuels my curiosity more. I just never got around on buying me one. So, I am really happy that BB5 have this on their box.  I have never heard of this brand before. But I love their packaging. The ribbon certainly adds flair.

Ever Beauty –Makeup Remover Pads with Argan Oil Extract

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You can never have enough of this. I have had Ever Beauty products before from my previous boxes and they of great quality. And these makeup remover pads with an added love of argan oil is perfect.

This month’s box verdict:

I may have said this before, but this is the BEST BOX EVER! This trumps all the other boxes I have ever received from Beauty Box 5. Everything is useful, well, for me. The products are amazing and with just $10 for a box, this is a total steal.

To subscribe and learn more about Beauty Box 5, visit their website at: http://www.beautybox5.com/
You can also follow them on: FacebookTwitterPinterestYouTube andInstagram

April

Disclosure: “Financial compensation was not received for this post. A sample product/s was gifted from Beauty Box 5. Opinions expressed here are my own.”

January Beauty Box 5 (Review)

Hello, everybody! It’s that time of the month again. The unboxing of our favorite beauty box subscription… the Beauty Box 5! This box came really early this month. I believe it was on the first week. I am really sorry I haven’t gotten to do this review earlier. It’s just that our household have gone a little cray-cray over schedules and stuff due to the sudden changes now that school have started for husband and moi. So there… enough about me and let’s get on with our review, shall we?

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What is Beauty Box 5?

  • Beauty Box 5 is a subscription-based, beauty sampling program that delivers a box filled with 5 cosmetic samples to your door every month. Aimed at introducing women to new cosmetic products and educating them on best practices, Beauty Box 5 scours the market to find the best products for your lifestyle.

How to get the box?

  • Subscribing to Beauty Box 5 is really easy. You can choose  from the 3 affordable subscription plans that they have and get one that you think will work best for you. Check subscription plans here.

For my review, I got the Beauty Box 5 box for the month of January.

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And this month’s box theme is: Cheers To You (not actually sure if that’s the theme name or just a greeting… LOL).

Anyhooooo…. Taaaaaaadaaaaaah!!!

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Here’s what I got:

Nubar –Cuticle & Nail Oil

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I have received other Nubar products from my previous BB5 boxes and I really like them. They ahve really great nail polish, especially the glittery ones which are my favorite. I use them as top coats and does really great job in keeping my nail polish intact and last longer. This cuticle and nail oil (as it says on the card included in this box) is suppose to sooth inflamed skin and psoriasis by gently massaging a small amount around the nails. Ok, when I used to get my nails done at a nail salon before it have happened, not once but actually multiple of times that my nails, particularly my toes, got mutilated by the one who did my nails. Neosporin have worked well on those poor puppies and have never swollen up or got infected (thank God!). I haven’t tried this one yet but I love the idea of this product. I just hope it’ll serve it’s purpose.

Swissco –Bath & Shower Exfoliating Gloves

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You can never go wrong with this kind of product, right?! It is just very helpful and for me, an absolute must have. I cannot remember if I had gotten this brand before but it does sound familiar. Anyway, I just love the color that I’ve got. The pink on the picture is a little bit too bright but in person it is a couple of shades lighter. The texture is great, it won’t be to harsh when used on sensitive areas, so that’s great. I assume that I’m the only one who’ll be using this but if ever husband tries to steal this and use it on himself. size wise it’ll work on him. The fabric is stretchy.. making it a one size fits all.

Jergens –Daily Moisturizer

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I am an absolute fan of this brand/product. I love all their scents and every formula. My grandma uses it, my mom use it and I use it. Well, it’s not a product I use everyday but I do always have a bottle of this in the bathroom all the time. And this travel size is just perfect for my purse. I could use this as a hand cream or whatnot.

H2O Plus –Spa Sea Lotus Body Wash

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This brand is new to me. I haven’t seen this brand at the store where I shop either. I love the packaging, color and the clear formula. Size wise, this is perfect for when we travel. I always have a stash of travel size toiletries and this will be added to it. The scent, I am not really liking it. It reminds of that hotel I have stayed at in Germany. I mean the entire hotel smells like this. That sea breeze scent mixed with disinfectant kind of way?! I don’t know… just not loving this but still will be put to good use.

Epic Blend –Hemp Coconut Lip Balm

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Here’s another brand that is new to me. The cannabis leaf print on the packaging really drew me into it. Anyway, hemp is another term for cannabis plant. I have known that cannabis sativa are widely used as a drug. The hemp seeds have great essential fatty acids content, proteins, amino acids, etc. So I think this balm is really great. This is also gluten and petroleum free, non GMO, and not tested on animals. And did I mention that this really smells great. It reminds me of the beach! It also feels really great on the lips. It worked great on my eternally dry, chaffed lips.

There’s our 5 products! But wait, here’s more!!! Bonus Item!!!

That Awkward Moment –Compact Mirror

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This is a promotional item for the movie That Awkward Moment, coming to theaters on January 31st. Check out movie trailer at: http://www.thatawkwardmomentmovie.com/

This month’s box verdict:

Aside from the H2O Plus product, I must say this is box is great!!! I love that bonus item. I am one of those women who doesn’t have a mirror in the purse… Well, not anymore! Everything is very use-able. My favorite is the lip balm. I just love it. I think it works better than my “go to” balms, the Burt’s Bees and Carmex. This is not the best box among the boxes I have received. On a scale of 1-10, I think this is a good 7.

To subscribe and learn more about Beauty Box 5, visit their website at: http://www.beautybox5.com/
You can also follow them on: FacebookTwitterPinterestYouTube andInstagram

April

Disclosure: “Financial compensation was not received for this post. A sample product/s was gifted from Beauty Box 5. Opinions expressed here are my own.”

December Beauty Box 5 (Review)

Hello, everyone! Here we are again. My favorite part of the month!!! The un-boxing of my favorite subscription box… ever! The Beauty Box 5! Anyway, I have been looking forward to this box since I’ve seen the preview/peek of an item included in this month’s box. And really, it is something to get excited about!

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What is Beauty Box 5?

  • Beauty Box 5 is a subscription-based, beauty sampling program that delivers a box filled with 5 cosmetic samples to your door every month. Aimed at introducing women to new cosmetic products and educating them on best practices, Beauty Box 5 scours the market to find the best products for your lifestyle.

How to get the box?

  • Subscribing to Beauty Box 5 is really easy. You can choose  from the 3 affordable subscription plans that they have and get one that you think will work best for you. Check subscription plans here.

For my review, I got the Beauty Box 5 box for the month of December.

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This month’s box is called Naughty and Nice.:) That makes me giggle. It is so me! I can be naughty and nice. LOL Go ask my husband… haha!

Taaaadaaaaahh!

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Here’s what I got:

Ofra Cosmetics- Lipgloss Plumper (Sultry)

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This is the first time I have heard of this brand. The packaging is alright, like any other tube lipgloss. What I really like about it is the color. Unlike other lip gloss that will leave your lips shiny, well, this one doesn’t! For me, that is great! I hate the oily, shiny look like other lipgloss does. Though I don’t understand the “plumper” thing it says on it’s on the label. My lips didn’t plump up at all!

Clean & Clear- Morning Burst Hydrating Gel Moisturizer

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It has been ages since I’ve used a product of this brand. I loved it so much when I was in  my teens. Since then, I’ve moved on. As we grow older, I believe that our skin changes so does it’s needs. Now, I tend to find moisturizers with antioxidants, sunscreen, etc. But still this moisturizer is great. It’s just not for me.

NYX Cosmetics- Love in Rio Eyeshadow Palette

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NYX Cosmetics is one of my favorite drugstore brand cosmetics. It is very affordable but works just as great as the high-end, much expensive ones. This palette’s colors are lovely. The picture doesn’t do it justice at all. That pink shade looks more like coral in person and the blue one looks more on the teal side. It is something you could wear during the day. You can play with the colors and wear it with subtlety or sexy.

Body Drench- Daily Moisturizing Lotion

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Another brand that I have just yet discovered. This lotion has a creamy consistency, but not sticky at all. The scent– Sun Splashed Mango smells light. I am picking more of a citrus scent than mango in it. I am not crazy over it’s scent but I do love how my skin feels after I applied this lotion.

Every Beauty- Flexible Foot Smoother

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I honestly don’t use any scrub at all other than my loofah. My foot isn’t really rough so I just didn’t have the need to use one. This foot smoother is foam with a sandy surface. It looks hard at first but when you get it wet it really isn’t that hard at all. It is pliable and it doesn’t hurt on the skin. My husband likes it. He have really rough feet. This works really well on it.

My Verdict:

I honestly like 4 out of 5. The Ofra lipgloss and the NYX eyeshadow are my favorite and though I am not crazy about the scent of Body Drench lotion.  I really love how my skin feels after I apply it on. the Every Beauty’s foot smoother is new to me but it is actually very useful. The one thing that I am not into is the Clean & Clear. I know it is a great brand but well, it’s just not for me.

All in all, this box is great!

To subscribe and learn more about Beauty Box 5, visit their website at: http://www.beautybox5.com/
You can also follow them on: FacebookTwitterPinterestYouTube andInstagram

April

Disclosure: “Financial compensation was not received for this post. A sample product/s was gifted from Beauty Box 5. Opinions expressed here are my own.”