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.