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May 11, 2014

Beauty Box 5 - May 2014

Look at what showed up in my mailbox yesterday!


Introducing Beauty Box 5! This month I wanted to try a new beauty subscription besides my regular Birchbox and Ipsy just to have a new taste on what's out there. 


Beauty Box 5 delivers 5 deluxe samples and/or full sized products for only $12 a month ($30 quarterly, or $99 yearly). Every month you'll receive a mix of makeup, beauty accessories, hair, skincare, fragrance, body and nail products. This month's theme is "fresh and focused". Check it out!


Montagne Jeunesse Glacial Cooling Face Mask 
Aveeno Positively Nourishing Calming Body Wash 
BH Cosmetics California Collection Eyeshadow Palette 
La Fresh Travel Lite Facial Cleansing Wipes 
Just Being Sexy Body Bronzer 

When I first opened this box, I was quite bothered by what I received. I wasn't so excited at all. Most of the products came off a bit drugstore-ish which I immediately thought was pretty bland. The glacial cooling face mask and the facial cleansing wipes were probably the most interesting items in my opinion only because I can't live without skincare products. 

Now onto the box itself, I'm not so sure if I'll continue my monthly subscription. A thumbs down for me is that the boxes are not customizable for your individual preferences. BB5 makes sure that everything is neutral and usable for everyone no matter what hair type or skin tone which is great but can easily get pretty boring. Also variety is a bit plain since everyone will receive very similar boxes every month. I'm not saying this box is all so bad. In fact, it would be great for someone who doesn't get around to trying new products or who wants to be surprised every month. I just don't think it's for me or maybe I joined on a month where they fell short. 

Overall I received approximately $17 worth of products for a box that typically costs $12. Value isn't very significant but you're still getting your money's worth with just a tad bit extra. The box is quite affordable and you can cancel your subscription anytime. 

Here's everything that was included in my box to shop for as full size items in the BB5 shop.


xox.

krissy

12 comments:

  1. That is the exact reason I don't do subscription boxes - because I am afraid I will open it and not be happy with what was included. That Just Being Sexy Body Bronzer does sound kind of cool, though.

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    1. It may happen but usually not too often in my case.

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  2. I keep seeing these Beauty Boxes and I am curious about them. I agree that the items aren't extraordinary. For instance, I already use Aveeno. The clay mask looks interesting. Maybe next month will be more exciting hopefully! :)

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    1. This month just happened to have a downfall but you never know what next month can bring you.

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  3. Interesting collection! I see these boxes and wonder what they put in there every month. Fun surprise.

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    1. In my opinion the surprise is the best part!

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  4. Looks like a few things to get you looking good and keep you that way! Nice!

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    1. A little too basic for me but I guess you can look at it that way.

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  5. What a great box. There is actually few things in there I would so use.

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  6. Lots of great products in here. I'd love to try the Aveeno.

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    1. I wasn't too excited but maybe this can be a box for you! :)

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