It’s that time again, another little blue box has landed on my doorstep and this month’s theme is all about making a statement with your eyes, nails and complexion no matter where your travels take you. As many of you know I am an avid globetrotter so I was excited to see what goodies were in store for me this month!
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 1-3 full sized items. It is a great way to sample a variety of new brands.
*LOL Rotational Eyeshadow Palette in the shade 06 Power to the Purple (Full size included: $3.00)
I love purple so I’m quite happy with the varying shades in this bold little palette. For just three dollars I expected the shadow to be more dollar store quality than drugstore but I was pleasantly surprised with the intense purpleness! This goes to show you that you can’t always judge a palette by it's price tag and I’m all for trying a new brand.
The shadows have good pigmentation with a lovely gradient of silvery purple to grape and full-on rich purple power! Some shades have an intense shimmer finish but the deeper hues don’t have as much making them perfect for the crease. You can create awesome summer looks with these pretty hues and with a good primer they last all day.
*Urban Decay Perversion Mascara (Sample size included)
I’ve received quite a few mascaras in past beauty boxes but as an Urban Decay fan I have high hopes for this one. The packaging says the mascara is “so intense you may need a safe word” and I’m all about the glam! With an ultra-creamy volumizing formula the triple-black pigment coats and deeply nourishes for “bigger, badder lashes.” I haven’t given this mascara a full-day test yet but so far I like what I see.
*Nails Inc. Nail Polish in the shade 104 Royal Botanical Gardens (Full size included: $9.50) &
*Simple Skincare Micellar Cleansing Water (Sample packet included)
This is the second or third time I’ve received a baby blue, milky polish from BB5 and I have to admit that it isn’t my favorite hue. I like how it looks on some people but I was hoping for something brighter and more appealing for the season. The polish is from a UK brand and formulated to provide high-quality coverage and mega staying power.
The Micellar Water by Simple is one I have tested before and I love the formula! Even after I think I’ve cleansed thoroughly the solution always finds makeup I’ve missed without drying out my skin. The only downside is that this sample is way too small! For a full review of the Micellar water click- HERE.
*Herbal Essences Body Wash (Samples included)
I haven’t used this brand since I was a kid but I love the sweet, juicy sent and rich lather. Although products like these don’t seem all that amusing when featured in a blog post you’d be surprised how handy these little samples are! On my last trip a few weeks ago I had a whole zip lock bag full of these little body products because I’ve ended up at my destination without my luggage more times than I’d like to remember. Having mini essentials on-hand eliminates the need to make an immediate panicked trip to the local store.
Overall I think this box is pretty good, the eye products were a hit and if I could replace the polish with another shade it would have been a total success! The box also included a bonus $20.00 gift card for Gorge Hair.
For more info on this beauty subscription click- HERE
*Press samples featured