Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Beauty Box Five Review: September, October & November

Recently there have been a lot of media events and I’ve been on a few press trips which left little time for Beauty Box Five updates. Today I’m featuring the last 3 boxes which will give you a good idea of the variety and quality offered. 

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. You 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!

September’s Box

*Pur~Lisse Blue Lotus Essential Moisturizer with SPF 30 (sample size)
This brand has been included in many previous boxes and I like that the cream is formulated with nourishing white tea, soy protein and algae extracts. It is also safe for sensitive skin and the light finish is ideal for use under makeup without leaving behind a white, sticky residue.
*Be A Bombshell Smooth Criminal HD Finishing Powder (full size included - $7.00)
I didn’t expect to like this setting powder as much as I do but it smoothes and mattifies expertly for a flawless finish. When applied over foundation I don’t need a makeup base and it makes my complexion look poreless, even and silky!
*Simple Skincare Cleansing Wipes (sample included with 7 cloths)
I love these makeup wipes from Simple and this little pack is perfect for my next weekend getaway. The formula is gentle and removes makeup, dirt and oil efficiently.
*Happy Hair Tuban (retail value - $18.00)
Micro-fiber towels are great because they help dry my hair without causing frizz or breakage. I can pop on a shower cap, wrap my hair with the towel and use the heat generated to enhance deep conditioning treatments. This one is large enough to handle my long, thick hair.
*Go Smile Teeth Whitening Gel (sample included)
I’ve been looking for a non-painful teeth whitening solution for a while now so I'm excited to try this out.

October’s Box

*Chella Ivory Lace Highlighter Pencil (full size - $18.00)
This multi-purpose, creamy pencil can be used to highlight and conceal under the eyes, brighten the inner corners or waterline and define the brow bones.
*Color Me Femme Gold Perfume (sample included)
I’m definitely a perfume lover and this scent is bold, sexy, robust and elegant. The composition includes citrus, floral notes and fruit with hints of spice. I just wish the sample had a little spray top because the tube is difficult to open.
*Emery + Ivory Custom nail Appliques (full size - $12.99)
If you want to add some nail art to your mani these decals are an easy way to do it. The appliqu├ęs stretch and stick with the ability to be filed down to fit your nails and the marbled design is currently on-trend.
*Real Her Moisturizing Lipstick (full size - $18.00)
I was hoping to get the deeper shade that went out in the October box but I received the neutral hue instead. Although it isn’t my favorite color the pink undertone makes it more wearable and I like the creamy texture.
*Amlactin Ultra Hydrating Body Cream (sample included)
I’ve never heard of this brand before but the sample is a decent size. For winter the rich formula does a great job at deeply hydrating rough, dry skin but the scent reminds me of stale coffee.

November’s Box

*Briogeo Deep Conditioning Hair Mask (sample included)
When the weather gets cold I love a good deep conditioner and this one contains no parabens, sulfates, artificial colors, silicones or fragrance but it smells fantastic and has a nice creamy texture. It is formulated to repair damage and breakage for a strong, healthy mane.
*Manna Kadar Lip Lock Stain in the shade Shae (sample)
I love the creamy, full coverage pigmentation of this saturated lip color but the shade isn’t my favorite. I would have preferred a rich hue but at least I know the formula is great for future reference.
*Neutrogena Makeup Remover Cleansing Towelettes (sample included – 7 wipes)
I’ve used the Neutrogena grapefruit wipes before and they stung my eyes so I hope this formula is gentle and effective.
*Peony Shadow Trio (full size included - $17.95)
Finally an eye shadow palette! I wish BB5 would include more shadow compacts since I love the colors in this one. The shadows are soft and velvety with good pigmentation.
*BB5 Cut That Crease Angle Brush (retail value $10.00)
A sharp cut crease is definitely trendy and although I don’t know if this brush will help you achieve that curvy definition, it does a decent job blending pigment.

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