Getting my Beauty Box Five is always a nice surprise and with the end of Fashion Week followed by a wave of food poisoning and twisting my wrist a little pick-me-up is exactly what I need. New beauty products always cheer me up and this month the theme was all about taking a spring break while looking great. In the past few days I've been feeling less than glamorous but I’m using my down time to pamper my skin and test some products.
Before I delve into the box let’s review how the service works. Beauty Box Five is a subscription that starts at $12 for the monthly box, $30 for the quarterly subscription and $99 dollars for a year. In this box you will receive a mix of luxury items and common brands with products for: hair, skin and nails as well as fragrances and beauty accessories. The box contains 5 products and usually includes one or two full sized items. It is a great way to sample a variety of new brands.
Scandalous by Nanacoco Thickening Mascara ($4.99 – full size included)
Nanacoco seems to be popular with Beauty Box Five and I've grown fond of their bright lip gloss. This mascara is designed to enhance, volumize and magnify with spindly, spiked bristles that grip lashes for extra extension. I like the flexible wand and jet black formula and as far as mascaras go this one may not wow you but it works pretty well for the price.
Styli-Style Line & Seal Twist Mechanical Eye Liner ($4.99- full size included)
I have reviewed Styli-Style before and although the brand may not be readily available in many stores it is comparable to drugstore makeup with decent formulas and trendy colors. The eyeliner is available in a variety of shades and the one in my box is Orchid- a deep purple with a slightly metallic finish. Since I usually avoid liners that require sharpening I love that this one twists up for easy access and the formula is quite creamy so it glides on well. The packing has a 24 hour symbol on it and though the color is smudge-proof it seems prone to a bit of fading.
Laugh Out Loud Lip Gloss by Nanacoco in the shade- The Lift ($3.99- full size included)
It is always nice to see a lip product in the box and this shimmery, luminous pink is perfect for spring! Initially I assumed it was going to be an average sheer gloss but it delivers a bold punch of petal pinkness with a lusciously creamy, medium to full coverage formula! The shimmer is soft and subtle to beautifully illuminate and make lips appear full and plush. I also like the sweet scent and the light non-sticky texture.
Elite Therapeutics Rosemary Eucalyptus Body Cream (sample size included)
Made with natural and organic goodness this lotion has some fabulous ingredients including: aloe, oat, cucumber, avocado, mango, olive, vitamin E and much more! There are a lot of antioxidants and healthy additives in the cream and although it does have a very strong herbal/botanical scent to me is smells like the spa! I like the light, non-greasy, fast absorbing formula and it makes my skin feel soft and supple though reapplying is necessary to maintain hydration. For a body cream the sample is too small so I have added it to my stash of hand creams instead.
Eslor Introductory Collection- Second Edition (samples sizes included)
The first edition of Eslor products I got in a previous box was pretty good so I am looking forward to trying these. The line is paraben free and made to hydrate without stripping the skin. The sample kit came with the Soothing Refiner & Cleanser, Botanical Peeling Gel, Firming Collagen Day Cream and the Chlorophyll Lifting Mask.
My favorite product in the box this month was definitely the lip gloss which I plan to wear soon. I’m hoping for more color and maybe some blush or eye shadow in the next box.
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*Press samples featured