Beauty Box 5 – June 2014

June 13, 2014

in Beauty

This is the 4th Beauty Box 5 I have gotten. I loved the first one I got back in March. Since then I really haven’t been impressed. You can read my other reviews here.

Beauty Box 5 is a monthly subscription service. It costs $12 per month with discounts for purchasing quarterly or yearly.

Products in the box:

Nicka K New York Nail Color, no color listed, Full size $4.99

Nicka K Nail Polish

I didn’t like the lipstick from April’s box at all from Nicka K. I am hoping I like the nail polish better. The color looks pretty. I love the bottle. I will be posting a photo as soon as I try it out on Instagram so make sure to follow me!

Organix Coconut Water Shampoo & Conditioner, Retail Value $7.99 each, Foil packet samples, Value $0.31

coconut-water-new

I really don’t like foil packet samples. They are messy and hard to use. Plus, they are a one time use deal. I am interested to try this since coconut is supposed to be so good for your hair, but it’s really hard to tell sometimes if it works with just one try.

Glam Naturals Mascara, Retail Value $28, Sample size guestimate at .14oz, Value $15.68

Glam Naturals mascara

This is a Vegan mascara so it is gluten-free, hypo-allergenic, mineral-oil free, and talc-free. It doesn’t have any preservatives, emulsifiers, dyes, fragrances, or chemicals.

I am a sucker for a good mascara so I have high hopes for this deluxe sample. It is generally rated high among organic mascaras, but isn’t well rated once you include nonorganic mascaras.

Eslor Introductory Collection Calming Kit, Retail Value $28, $28, $38, and $65, Foil pack samples, Value $15.48

Eslor Introductory Collection Calming Kit

Again with the foil packet samples! This is a paraben-free system. The foil packets include soothing refiner and cleanser, replenishing scrub, comforting mask, and soothing cream.

I know it shouldn’t, but packaging sways me. While I greatly dislike the foil packets, ESPECIALLY for skin care, I like the packaging of the photo from their website, which is the one I used above. It looks clinical yet pretty. The real packaging has convinced me to have an open mind about this set.

But I still hate foil packet samples.

Vita Bath Body Wash in Dreamy Pink Frosting, Retail Value $7.95, Value $1.32

Vita Bath Body Wash

This smells like cake. Ooey, gooey, Barbie frosted cake. I think my blood sugar went up just from smelling it. This is free from lots of stuff too: propylene glycol, mineral oils, and silicone. I just don’t think I can use this. With my new diabetic diet of staying away from sweets, this is overpowering and would probably make me a bit nauseous to use. I’m not even sure I could have used it before either. It is really strong. But I’ve also never been a bit fan of these sweet food scents.

Cost of Box $10 since I had purchased a quarterly subscription. Value $37.78

I think the monetary value of the box is good. Much higher than it has been in the last few months. However, with two of the samples being foil packets and the only full size item being worth $5, I’m just not impressed.

I was debating last month whether or not to continue this subscription box. I have decided not to continue it at this time. I have just not been impressed or excited about the box for the last 3 months.

Do you get Beauty Box 5? What do you think about it?

 

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Lindsey Renuard is a blogger, YouTube beauty expert, and the Managing Editor of the Skiatook Journal.

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