Beauty Box 5 Unboxing + First Impressions

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

I've been interested in trying out beauty subscription boxes lately for some strange reason. I'm not usually a fan of getting sample items because I almost always forget to use them. However, I've been seeing a lot of bloggers talk about various beauty subscriptions and was intrigued to try them out. Beauty Box 5 was kind of enough to send me a complimentary box to try out.

Beauty Box 5 is a subscription based, beauty sampling service that delivers 5 deluxe sized samples and full sized products for $12 a month. They also offer subscription bundles like $36 for a four month subscription or $99 for a yearly subscription.

Beauty Box 5 Unboxing and First Impressions

Shipping
Since this was a complimentary box, my shipping estimate is not the most accurate. It took around two weeks for my box to arrive. It was shipped by DHL Globalmail. No signature was required because the box was small enough to fit in my mail box.

Packaging
It came shipped in a small blue box. The items weren't bubble wrapped but there was packing paper inside. Nothing came damaged or broken. When I opened the box, it came with a card letting me know how Beauty Box 5 works and what's it about. The only downside was there wasn't any information card included that told me the value of each product that was in the box.
Beauty Box 5 Unboxing and First Impressions
Beauty Box 5 Unboxing and First Impressions
Beauty Box 5 Unboxing and First Impressions

What's Inside the Box
1. Aveeno Positively Nourishing Calming Body Wash | 59ml Sample Size
I'm not usually a body wash kind of girl but I can definitely use this when I'm feeling adventurous or want a change in routine. Its a perfect size to travel with.
Beauty Box 5 Unboxing and First Impressions - Aveeno Positively Nourishing Calming Body Wash

2. Bellapierre Cosmetics in Ruby | 3.75g Full Size
This is just your normal red glitter so I'm not sure how often I would wear this if at all on my eyes. Maybe I'll try using it in my nail art instead.
Beauty Box 5 Unboxing and First Impressions - Bellapierre Cosmetics in Ruby
Beauty Box 5 Unboxing and First Impressions - Bellapierre Cosmetics in Ruby

3. Be A Bombshell Lip Gloss in All Dolled Up | 3g Full Size
Its a pretty shade but just from swatching it, I can tell its a thicker feeling gloss. Its a great color for the winter/fall season and it has good pigmentation.
Beauty Box 5 Unboxing and First Impressions - Be A Bombshell Lip Gloss in All Dolled Up
Beauty Box 5 Unboxing and First Impressions - Be A Bombshell Lip Gloss in All Dolled Up
Beauty Box 5 Unboxing and First Impressions - Be A Bombshell Lip Gloss in All Dolled Up Swatch

4. Nubar Cuticle and Nail Oil | 7ml Sample Size
I tested this a little bit already and it seems nice. It has a nice scent and its feels light on the skin.
Beauty Box 5 Unboxing and First Impressions - Nubar Cuticle and Nail Oil

6. Montagne Jeunesse Glacial Clay Spa Mask | 1 Full Size Mask
I've actually tried this mask previously and like it. Its nice that you don't get the mess that usually comes when you apply a clay mask from a jar or tube.
Beauty Box 5 Unboxing and First Impressions - Montagne Jeunesse Glacial Clay Spa Mask

Final Thoughts
For only $12 a month, Beauty Box 5 is great beauty subscription box to try out to sample a variety of beauty products. About half the products were full size. I liked the majority of the items in my box and even some of the stuff I didn't like, I'm still interested in trying out. I don't know the total value of the box but I'm sure its well over the $12 that its sold at. I love that this box didn't have any foil packet samples too. I'm loving that everything is in a tube or container because I'm more inclined to use them when there like that.

Have you tried Beauty Box 5? Let me know what you think of this subscription box below!

*Beauty Box 5 sent this complimentary box for review purposes. My opinion is 100% honest.*

14 comments:

  1. This looks like a great subscription box! I'm not currently getting any, but this may be something to consider!

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    1. Thanks Stephanie! I know what you mean, I wasn't interested in subscription boxes when they first started but now, I'm interested in them a lot. There's one I just got that I'm loving right now too :)

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  2. I get BB5, and have for months. They have always included a card with product information, so I assume they omitted that because this was a complimentary box. And how did you score that, you lucy duck?!
    I view BB5 as a great deal, personally- I have a year subscription which comes out to about $9/month, and always includes at least 1 full-size item. My fav thing about them is they're a range of care products (skin care, hair care, etc) in addition to beauty....so, unlike Ipsy, there's almost always stuff I can use in every month's box.

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    1. That's great to hear your getting this too! Yeah, I figured since it was a complimentary box, this is probably just products they threw in together from past boxes. Haha, there's a section on the bottom of their site for bloggers interested in reviewing a box. I clicked on that and filled out a form. Super easy and they got back to me super quick too.

      I heard about that deal too but it was already too late when I found out about it. I'm thinking of maybe subscribing to them next year and hopefully they will come out with a similar deal that they offered this year. I like that about them too. Sometimes, I don't want just all makeup so its great that they include a variety of beauty related items in their boxes.

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  3. This is a sub box I get - but you got some things I haven't. I think that clay masque packaging is pretty cool, even if the pix on it made me laugh. Another sub I really like that is reasonably priced is Ipsy.

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    1. Great to hear your liking them too! I'm sure you'll get more awesome products in future boxes. I've been contemplating on Ipsy but I'm not keen on getting so much makeup bags. Not much I use for them too, lol.

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  4. I agree this box seems like good value! And you're right it is nice that all the samples are in bottles/containers... I hate those tear open samples because I almost never use the whole thing at once... and then it gets annoying to store the leftover for later use. Also from what I can see your mani looks super cute! Can't wait for that dotticure to get it's own post! I want to see the whole thing! :)

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    1. Thanks, I'm happy you think so too. I have a container full of sample packets and it takes me so long to finish them. There pretty easy to use but since there in such a small packet, I forget to use them sometimes. Yep, that manicure will have its own post in the future. I've already taken pictures and edited it but it might be a while before I post it. I have a lot of posts to show before it :)

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  5. Nice mix of products. I love the Nubar cuticle oil. The lipgloss shade is so pretty...

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    1. Thanks! There's some nice products in the box :)

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  6. The cuticle oil looks promising. I never have much luck with these boxes but hope you like yours.

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    1. Thanks! I'm pretty happy with it too.

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