Sunday, December 28, 2014

Beauty Box Five December

This holiday was busy as usual so my Beauty Box Five was mailed out late and Canada Post didn't get it to my door until Christmas Eve! After the last piece of cake was eaten and the stockings were packed away, I finally got a chance to take a look in my box and it was well worth the wait. This month’s theme is all about taking the time to indulge and brighten your complexion as the hustle and bustle of the holidays simmers down.

Before I delve into the box let’s review how the service 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 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.

Jaqua Hand Cream in the scent- Cocoa Buttercream Frosting: (sample size included)
I am a sucker for delicious smelling body products so as soon as I took a whiff of this cream it was love at first sniff!  It smells like decadent frosting, cake, vanilla cupcakes and delicious sweet cocoa! It also contains great ingredients to nourish dry winter skin including: meadowfoam seed oil, soybean oil, cocoa extract, kiwi fruit extract, aloe leaf, flower extracts, mango, peppermint, and vitamins A and E. Although this is a sample, it is perfect purse-size and smells good enough to eat!

Nanacoco Nail Polish in the shade- Diamond: (full size included $3.95)
This is a great polish for New Years Eve or anytime you want brilliant diamond sparkle! I love the chunky, gleaming glitter combined with the micro shimmer particles swimming around in the clear formula. I did have some difficulty transferring the glitter consistently to my nails. I seemed to be getting more clear polish than glitter and with each attempt to transfer more glitter the polish became thicker which also lead to longer drying time.

Absolute New York Nail Polish Remover Pads in the scent- Lemon: (full size included $2.99)
 I can never have too many of these cute compact nail polish pads, they are perfect for use on the go and vacations. I like the fresh lemon scent as opposed to the harsh smell of acetone; in fact these pads are acetone free and contain vitamin C & E. They are salon quality, contain real citrus extract and the jar is small enough to slip into a pocket or purse!

Lucky Brand Lucky Number 6 Perfume: (sample size included)
I often take these sample sized perfume bottles on trips so that I can bring a variety of scents with me. This perfume contains notes of: lotus, tiger lily, cashmere woods and jasmine. It has a musky, floral scent with a hint of cherry blossom, I think it smells okay but it isn't my favorite.

Juice Beauty Stem Cellular Moisturizer: (sample size included)
In my last beauty box I received a face mask from Juice Beauty which I enjoyed so I am looking forward to trying this one. It is formulated to “restore your skin with a blend of organic, antioxidant rich plant and fruit oils to help reduce wrinkles, combat sun damage and hydrate.”

Overall this month’s box was great! You can find more information on this beauty subscription by clicking HERE

**Disclaimer: Beauty Box provided for review


  1. Nail polish remover pads are the best! I've only ever used the ones from ELF, but they've spoiled me. I never want to use a bottle of remover and cotton balls!


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