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February Beauty Box Five Review

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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.

Product is sent to me for consideration and all words and opinions are my own (obviously)

frugalista blog reviews february beauty box five

Ahh February. Six more weeks of winter, right?

If you’re on the East Coast, you might be buried under a foot of snow reading this. Well, hopefully snuggled under a crocheted afghan with a roaring fire nearby.

If you’re on the West Coast, you might be looking at the buds breaching forth from the cherry tree sprigs as spring feels just around the corner.

We’ve had some days here in the northwest that feel absolutely positively spring-like. My apologies.  I’m starting to think about spring break, vacation, lip gloss, makeup, and sunshine.

So with that, let me share my un-boxing and review of this month’s Beauty Box Five. If you remember, last month was a bit of a sad trombone when it came to my BB5 box. I wasn’t very pleased.

But low and behold, they redeemed themselves with February! Not only are the products fun and a good fit for me, 4 of the 5 products are full size! This month marks their 3rd birthday so they must be celebrating.

Here they are:

Marsk mineral makeup- eye shadow in Vanilla Frosting. It’s a loose pigment. Haven’t tried it, but this pot alone retails for $22.50! Worth the box right there!

February bb5 marsk mineral eye shadow


Revlon Colorstay Nail Enamel

I have to say that this formula is fantastic. I’ve used it in the past in conjunction with the coordinating base and top coats and the polish lasts several days. Truly.

february bb5 revlon nail polish

Absolute New York Love Lip Balm

Did you go to Baskin Robbins as a kid, (or an adult) and get the bubble gum ice cream? Did you also spit each piece of bubble gum out on a napkin to save for when you’re done with the cone and you can chew the gum all at once? Just me?

Well this lip balm tastes like that bubble gum and I love it! Plus it’s buttery smooth and not waxy. Pucker up!

February bb5 lip balm


Avon calling. This isn’t your mom’s Avon. Big eye shadow crayons are IT right now. You can smudge them on all over the lid like shadow, or carefully line your eyes like a pencil. The formulas set to a budge proof consistency.

February bb5 avon eye pencil

GlamGlow Youth Mud

This is the one item in this month’s box that isn’t a full size. But that’s okay, I’ll pop this packet in my travel pouch. Glam Glow is always a winner.

February bb5 glam glow


Happy Birthday Beauty Box five! Here’s to many more.

December Beauty Box 5 Review

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It’s a little late in the month for my usual Beauty Box 5 review. I realize that. But I think the beauty elves were busy because I only just got my box.  But no worries, it was worth the wait.

Did Santa bring you a subscription to Beauty Box 5 this year? If not, maybe you should just get one yourself!-

So if you need convincing, take a look at the fun goodies in this month’s box.

Jacqua Hydrating Mist- smells like roses and for some reason, I love spraying my face with hydrating sprays. I’m addicted! #jacquabeauty

Absolute! New York polish remover pads- do you ever head away on vacation and then your polish looks ratchet but you don’t have anything to take it off with? Pop these in your travel pouch. #absoluteny

Juice Beauty Stem Cellular Moisturizer- Winter months leaving your skin parched? Like organic products not just for your food but on your skin too? This moisturizer is becoming super popular of late. Better not get left out and be the only one with dull dry skin. #juicebeauty

Nanacoco nail polish.  This brand seems to be a favorite with Beauty Box 5. The lip glosses and nail polishes are so good from this brand. #nanacoco

Lucky Brand Lucky Number 6- I don’t wear perfume all the time, but I like to try scents and especially woodsy floral ones are fun. #luckynumber6

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Holiday Countdown- new video, new giveaway

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It’s almost a month to Christmas and I’m a busy little bee buying stuff. Sort of for myself (it’s called research) and also for others (I’m not that selfish).

Here’s some new things I’ve discovered; gadgets, brands, products and fun stuff.

I’ve included my Beauty Box 5 November un-boxing for you. Check out the specials on their website this season!

AND- I have another GIVEAWAY!

The giveaway is open internationally this time! (Hello UK and Australia readers!)

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I had so much fun with this month’s  Beauty Box 5.

Have you seen the Extend Your Beauty Cosmetic Tool around your local drugstores? This little guy goes to the bottom of bottles to get the last possible bit of fantastic eye cream or Dior Capture Totale Serum (ahem that stuffs expensive!) and this way you can capitalize on those last little bits.

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This ain’t your mama’s Chapstick. Dual ended and moisturizing with sunscreen! I love it!

beauty box 5 october 2014 chapstick


Nanacoco nail polishes are great high-end polishes at low end prices. Great color and thick, smooth formula.

beauty box 5 october 2014 nanacoco


Bellapierre Cosmetics bring to the Beauty Box 5 a dual purpose product- cheek stain and lip color in a true pink. Cheek stains offer light washes of color that look transparent on the skin.

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I always save my favorite for last – Lashem Picture Perfect is a primer to smooth and make a great canvas for makeup. It fills wrinkles and pores and gives an even finish.


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Check out all the deals going on at Beauty Box 5 this month and sign up for a subscription.

*I receive my Beauty Box 5 from them in exchange for this review.


April Beauty Box Five Review

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BeautyBox five April review by Frugalista Blog


April showers, Easter, Easter eggs, spring, ahhh- we did it. We made it out of winter. Now bring on the cute shoes, colorful scarves, juicy lipstick colors, glowing skin. I’m ready.

And like the Easter Bunny brings chocolate edifices of himself, the mail man brought me my April BeautyBox Five. It’s always the highlight of the month. And with its bright blue box, it’s like a robin’s egg waiting. Okay, that sounds really weird, but it is robin’s egg blue and I love that color.

Let’s begin- (be sure to read to the bottom for a special BeautyBox Five offer.)

BH Cosmetics California Collection Eyeshadow Palette- sampler

Three little eye shadows give you a glimpse of BH Cosmetic’s full size eyeshadow palettes they offer at great values. A favorite of YouTubers and beauty bloggers, BH is affordable and fun.

Nicka K New York Hydro Lipstick

Wait. What? A lipstick brand I haven’t heard of that’s less than $5? HELLOOO! I liked the way it tastes or doesn’t taste. Sometimes lipsticks taste weird or too flowery. Also, it’s hydrating and paraben free!

Blum Naturals All Purpose Cleansing Wipes

These are the bomb dot com! Maybe it’s the cute container they came in that would fit so conveniently in your purse or beach bag. Maybe it’s the fact that they are infused with aloe vera and remove eye makeup or just wipe sticky movie theater popcorn fingers. Stop it. You know that happens to you too.

Jergens Natural Glow 3 Days to Glow Moisturizer

Remember above when I mentioned I was ready to glow? Well, I’m a huge fan of Jergens lotions that provide a smidgen of self tanner with moisturizers. Their natural glow formulas always work perfectly and, well, naturally!

Bonne Bell Lip Definer

Uhm, 1985 called and wants Bonne Bell back. Just kidding! I haven’t seemed to come across Bonne Bell in quite some years and didn’t realize they made more than lip gloss. I was impressed with this pencil. It was smooth and easy to blend. If there’s something I hate is chalky lip pencils. And less than $4 retail, these you can get in every color to have around whenever you need a touch up.

Well that’s my Beautybox Five roundup for this month.

Don’t forget to subscribe if you haven’t already. Also, hurry over and check out their Makeup Madness Box before they’re gone. Five full size makeup products valued at $114 for only $29!



Beauty Box 5 December Box Reveal

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Frugie Blog's Beauty Box 5 December

OOh, it’s subscription box time again!

I love when the mail comes and it’s a box of goodies all for ME!!

You can enjoy this too if you subscribe to Beauty Box 5 each month. From prestige brands to drugstore brands, you get 5 beauty items in your box each month. Some are deluxe samples and some are full sized products!

I reviewed November’s box here, if you want to take a look.

This month I revealed the products for you in a YouTube video. Feast your eyes-



Beauty Box 5- a review

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Hey folks! It’s like the makeup gods smiled on me. I was asked by Beauty Box 5 to receive a box a month and review it for them. Well, twist my arm. Okay! Get makeup sent to my house and tell my readers about it? Hmm… this isn’t rocket science folks, I can do this.

Beauty Box 5 is a subscription box of monthly beauty products. For $12 you get a surprise box of 5 items. Some full size and some deluxe samples.

November is my first box. I was thrilled to receive the little robin’s egg blue package. In it were these little goodies:

Included were these items:

Model co Illusion Lip Enhancer Kit
Aveeno daily moisture lotion
LA Fresh travel light facial cleansing wipes
Simply Sparkle glitter toe spacers
NUBAR nail polish

I’m pretty much an expert with subscription boxes and love the chance to try brands I may not be familiar with.

I was happy with the Model Co lip pencil. Basically that is all it is. “Lip enhancer kit” is sort of stretching it. It’s a lip pencil people. But it’s in a perfect nude shade and the formula is soft and creamy.

The NUBAR polish is a formula without formaldehyde, or toulene and DBP. Nasty stuff that many fancy nail companies are making their formulas without.The one I got is a cute glittery top coat.

I was pleased with my first Beauty Box 5. Except the glitter toe spacers. I’m not a fan of toe spacers and don’t need a glitter set at that. But, I can’t wait to try some of their premium brands they feature, like- Becca, Ellis Faas and NUME, to name a few!

Subscribe one for yourself or gift a special someone a subscription for a Christmas present!

I’ll let you know every month what comes in my box. If you’re extra good, I’ll make a YouTube video or tutorial as well.

Yay Beauty Box 5!