Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Beauty Box Five July

The last couple of days have been scorching which can make it difficult to get ready if you aren’t sitting close to the AC. This month’s Beauty Box Five  theme is all about spending less time getting ready and more time enjoying starry summer nights and beach vibes.

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.

Pur~lisse Flesh Tattoos (retail value $9.00)

Body art is very trendy whether it’s real tattoos, sticker accents or temporary henna, they can help jazz-up your summer outfits and add some flare. These fun designs have a pretty metallic finish that looks great on the hands, feet or legs and around fingers and wrists for a jewelry-like effect. Although it takes 30-45 mins for application they are suppose to last for 4-6 days with a non-toxic adhesive.

Nanacoco Nail Polish in the shade Hot Pink Vibe (retail price $3.00)

I love bright nail polish that stands out in the sun for a vibrant, tropical look. Hot pink is right up my alley and perfect for sandal season! The polish comes with a standard brush and although the formula is a tad thin it dries quickly so you can layer it to achieve opaqueness.

OFRA Lip Gloss in the shade Natural (retail price $12.95) and OFRA Lip Liner in the shade Mauve (retail price $13.00)

I've received a couple products from OFRA in my Beauty Box before and the quality is decent. This shade wouldn’t have been my first choice for summer since I like vivid hues but it has a nice vanilla scent, a bit of shimmer for luminosity and the jojoba oil helps nourish parched lips.

I don’t usually apply liner with gloss especially when it is sheer but Mauve works well with nude lipsticks and the pigmentation and creaminess is great.

Love Life Skin Night Cream and Restorative Serum (sample packets included)

Skincare is important to me but I’m not big on packet samples of this size as they contain very little product. They are however ideal for weekend getaways when you don’t want to over-pack or as carry-on back-up in case of luggage mishaps. This line was first created to help chemotherapy patients with sensitive skin achieve a soothing, healthy glow.

My favorite products this month were definitely the polish and body art! For more information on Beauty Box Five you can visit the website by clicking HERE

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