Friday, May 16, 2014

Beauty Box Five Review: May 2014

This month Beauty Box Five is all about relaxing and taking the time to pamper yourself. This is a great theme since life can get hectic and when it does your skin can show it. First let’s take a moment to review how the service works.
How it works:
Beauty Box Five is a subscription service 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 as well as common brands ranging from hair products, skin products, nail products, fragrances and beauty accessories. The box contains 5 products and usually includes one or two full sized items. The purpose of the subscription is to explore a variety of brands in order to determine which products work best for you.

 This week the box included some goodies to help revitalize skin and add a touch of floral freshness!

Masker Aide Hydrating Facial Sheet Mask: full size included (retail value $5.99)

I was excited to see this mask in the box because I have used them before. I like how wet and hydrating the serum is and they are great for rejuvenating skin before events or to kick off a fun weekend. This week I am leaving for a European vacation and I will be using this mask the night before take-off to help prepare my skin for the long journey.

H20 Plus Aqualibrium Marine Cleansing Gel: sample size included ( full size retail value- ($18)

Beauty Box Five has included this brand in a few boxes and I tend to like the products. The gel is made from sea salt to gently exfoliate and protect against free radicals and environmental damage. To use: massage into skin, rinse and pat dry. This is a rather small sample and may only be good for a couple of uses.

Ban Total Refresh Cooling Body Cloths: 3 cloths included: (retail value $2.97-10 cloths)

These wipes are meant to be used after the gym, a long day at work, before a big date or anytime you need to cool-off and refresh your body. They contain superfine powder so “skin stays smooth and comfortable all day.” These are a great idea for long summer days spent outdoors, vacations or the beach!

Harvey Prince - Hello Perfume: sample size included (retail value for full size-$55)

I love smelling great so I always have delicious smelling products on hand. Sample bottles of perfume are ideal for travel because it lessens your load and you don’t have to worry about breaking an expensive bottle of perfume. At first I wasn't sure if I liked this scent and it took a few sniffs to get use to, but once I did, I enjoyed it. It combines citrus, floral and sweet notes which is a nice, light scent for summer. The longer you wear it the better it tends to smell.

Cattiva Precision Eye Liner (full size included, retail value $20)

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Waterproof eye liner is a must-have for summer. It isn't cute when eye makeup melts off and causes unsightly darkness under the eyes. What I like about this pencil is that it is retractable, so no sharpening is required! I have no patience sharpening pencils just to have them break off or get warped. Although I tend to use gel and liquid liners most often, this pencil is easy to work with and draws on a bold, dark line. You may have to wait awhile for it to set because if you touch it right away it tends to smudge.

Overall this month’s box included some useful summer essentials! To see what was in last month's box click HERE and you can find out more about this subscription service HERE.

**Disclaimer: These products were provided for review courtesy of Beauty Box Five. All opinions stated in this review are my own and based on my experience with the products. Results may vary based on individual use.**


  1. I really like everything you got this month, especially the face mask! The Ban Total Refresh wipes also look like something I would love & get a lot of use out of. Thanks for sharing your thoughts! xo

  2. What a great box for the month!
    some great products!
    xo Holly xo



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