BeautyBox 5 – December box review

There are so many subscription boxes out there now and I’ve been meaning to try a beauty one for awhile.  BeautyBox 5 sends out 5 samples (some full size, some sample size) a month and it’s all sorts of beauty products, nail, hair, skincare, make up, etc…  It’s $12/month which I didn’t think was too bad so decided to try it out and here’s my first box!

I got 3 full size products and 2 sample size products which I thought was pretty good!  Here’s what was inside:

    NYX Love in Rio Palette in Sway with Lola
    (Full Size, Retail: $6)

    I do love NYX but not sure I’m a blue or pink eye shadow kind of girl. The blue does go on very light so it looks good with a blue eyeliner and I’ve been using the pink as a highlighter for the inner corner.  The taupe is really pretty neutral and goes with the rest of my shadows easily.

    Body Drench hemp Moisturizing Lotion
    (Sample Size, Retail: $8.99)

    I’m always meh about getting lotions in these kind of boxes, I’d rather get something more fun but anyway, the Body Drench lotion is great and smells good.  I do like getting sample size products of lotion to add to my bag when traveling so this will be perfect for my next airplane ride.

    OFRA Lipgloss Plumper in Sultry (Full Size, Retail: $12.95)
    This lipgloss is supposed to “plump” your lips.  Those kinds of things never work for me but I do love the color and the consistency is nice and smooth, not too sticky.

    Every Beauty All in One Foot Smoother
    (Full Size, Retail: $4.99)
    I love this thing!  I have such dry heels and I am always trying to get nice smooth feet, especially in the winter time.  I’ve been using this almost daily and love that it smooths out my heels and it doesn’t hurt at all when using it.

    Clean & Clear Morning Burst Hydrating Gel Moisturizer
    (Sample Size, Retail: $6.99)
    Another good product to keep in my travel bag.

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  • KaH
    January 8, 2014 at 2:15 pm

    I have been getting the birchbox for over a year or so and I like it. Sometimes they are great (like an awesome full size mascara or liner) and sometimes just meh. Nice to have a lot of samples, because as you said, awesome for travel and gym bags etc.

  • Rachel
    January 9, 2014 at 3:02 pm

    Hm. Something to think about is a lot of these brands are drugstore brands. So they often go on sale. Which means you could purchase all 5 of these items for far less than $12. It's also interesting that they're charging $12 when their competitors like Birchbox and Ipsey are both $10 (and include high-end products like theBalm). Thanks for trying this out though. Also interesting to learn about new brands.

    • tiffanystylish
      January 11, 2014 at 5:11 pm

      Good point! I think maybe for me it's just the convenience factor of getting it in the mail and trying out new stuff. For things that I definitely know I like I will go to the drugstore to buy it.

      I tried out Ipsy when it was MyGlam (or something like that) and didn't love it but I've heard it got better? May give it another shot!

    • DH Jax
      January 22, 2014 at 2:58 pm

      Just my opinion, but dec Ipsy was great, had a very high value…..jan had a nice value, I think mine was worth right about $40 but it was just so-so for me, nothing was great for me…. However, I think overall they are much better than before and they always seem to have a great value as compared to price….

  • DH Jax
    January 22, 2014 at 2:59 pm

    I'm getting ready to sign up for a month of beauty box 5 to try it out so hope feb is amazing!