Beauty Box 5 January Edition


Beauty Box 5 is a subscription-based, beauty sampling program that delivers a box filled with 5 cosmetic samples to your door every month. Aimed at introducing women to new cosmetic products and educating them on best practices, Beauty Box 5 scours the market to find the best products for your lifestyle.

There is three subscription options: $12/monthly, $30 quarterly and $99 yearly.

I opted to pay monthly just in case there is any issues.

I believe I have been with Beauty Box 5 for over a year now and I am always on the fence about this one. Its like all beauty boxes there will always be hits and misses with them.

Good Morning everyone. This week I got my Beauty Box 5 in the mail. I am going to admit again that I am not quite sure on how I feel about this month’s box. It has its good items and some blah items. What do you think?

I hope you don’t mind that I am using my instagram photos in my posts. Its just that if I leave the box sitting any longer I honestly will end up forgetting to blog post it.

So lets get into the box shall we. The theme this month is: Hello!

-The first item on the card is Coastal Scents Eye Shadow. I got a mini quad 4 piece sample. Its in the eye shadow sample set 39. The colors are Solar Flare, Vibrant Green, Vibrant Plum and Capri Blue. They look very pretty. I believe these could be build able. I know with one swipe over the shadows they are pale and the purple and blue stood out for me as I thought the yellow and green seemed a little too bright for me but I will try them out and see what they are like and let you know.

SRV is $1.95 (single pots) to $24.95 (palette) The shadows are in a 1 inch pan and the sample I got was about half on inch.

-Sally Hansen Salon Effects real nail polish stripes. I got Stripe-Tease. Inside the box you get two packages of the stripes, a cuticle stick, mini file and buffer. I have never used the stripes before so I am curious to try them out. The shade is okay and its something I would wear. The only complaint I have is that there is only 16 stripes in the box so that means you can only do one full set and then you have 6 left over. I will try them out and let you know. This is suppose to last 10 days so I am curious if it will.

SRV is $9.99 for the box and this was a full sized item.

-Ultraflesh The Gold Standard Mascara in the shade Blackout. I have never heard of this brand before but I am curious to try it out. I only got a sample size but the packaging is cute its a gold color tube. This is a lash thickening mascara so it will be fun to try this out. I will be sure to let you know how it works out.

SRV is $21.00 for 0.27oz and the sample size is 0.08oz

-Softsoap Nutri Serums Vitamin E Body Wash. I love trying body washes especially when they are new to me scents. I have used Softsoap in the past and really liked them. This one has a nice scent and I noticed that I didn’t feel dry like I do with other soaps and washes. There is little beads in the wash that burst with vitamin e, omega 3 and 6. This would be something I would repurchase if I see it in the store especially during the cold, dry winter months.

SRV $8.00 for 15fl oz and the sample size is 1.7fl oz.

-Finally the last item is the Garnier Fructis Daily Care Fortifying Shampoo. Not going to lie but I like getting shampoo samples in the mail because they are perfect for when you travel. The only complaint I have is when subscription services only include a shampoo or conditioner and not the other product to go with it. I personally love getting both so that I know how the product will work and it will make my decision to buy full size alot more easier. The shampoo has a nice smell to it and its a scent that I do like. I will try it out and see how it goes.

SRV $3.99 for 13oz and the sample is 1.7 oz

So that is what I got in my Janaury Beauty Box 5, what do you think? Anything that peaked your interest? Should I continue or stop it?