Beauty Box five is a subscription box program for $12 a month, or $10 per month with a 3 month subscription, or $8 per month with a 12 year subscription.
You receive 5 items; a mixture of deluxe samples, sample packets (grr, those always disappoint me!) and sometimes a full size product (my favorite!)
I have found that Beauty Box five crosses over between department store, boutique and drugstore brands.
I will admit this month’s box seemed a little ‘off’ to me.
Inside looked lovely as always. But I was somewhat disappointed to receive mostly drugstore items, and a mascara that is no longer in production. Here’s what was inside:
Coastal Scents Eye Shadow mini quad
Despite the tinyness of this item, I love Coastal Scents eye shadows. They are velevety textured, long wearing and come in great colors. I have a palette of these in my makeup drawer. They are definitely an underrated brand and it’s great that they’re getting attention from subscription boxes.
Softsoap Nutri Serums Body Wash
I think I would be happy with this sample if it wasn’t in a box with so many other drugstore samples. This seems great for travel but nothing exceptional.
Garnier Fructis Daily Care Fortifying Shampoo
I’m a total fan of Garnier products, but I can’t use shampoos like this because of the sulfates. It does a number on my colored hair. I’ll hang on to the sample size for my son or husband for travel though.
Sally Hansen Salon Effects
I’m a big fan of Sally Hansen products and have tried the Salon Effects before with great results. I’m a little scared of this design though. I think the stripes on my hands will look a little weird if used all at once! It’s very Dr. Seuss and cute, but not for me. Had this been in a proper shade for my style, this would have covered the cost of the box itself!
Ultraflesh The Gold Standard Mascara
At first I was really excited to get this in my box. And then I did some digging to find that this brand is discontinued and you can find these products on Amazon or Ebay. Hmm. Not sure why that would be something worth promoting in a subscription company? I didn’t try it yet, but it seemed pretty dried out.
Sorry to be a bummer for this month. I think all of us might be in a January slump. Hey BeautyBox five, don’t feel bad. My StitchFix for January was miserable too!
Okay people, here’s to better things for February. Let me know if you got a subscription box this month and what you thought about it.
Product is sent to me for consideration and all words and opinions are my own (obviously).