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Beauty Box 5 Subscription Review – December 2013

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Beauty Box 5 Subscription Review - December 2013

Beauty Box 5 is a monthly beauty and makeup subscription box. Each box usually includes a mix of makeup and skincare or haircare products. Their sample sizes vary as well – but typically every box has at least one full size item!

Beauty Box 5 Subscription Review - December 2013

The Subscription Box: Beauty Box 5

The Cost: $12 a month (or $10 a month with a 3-month subscription; $8.25 a month with annual subscription)

The Products: 4-5 full size and sample size beauty products.

Ships to: US and Canada

Check out all of my Beauty Box 5 Reviews and the Beauty and Makeup Subscription Box Directory!

Beauty Box 5 Subscription Review - December 2013

Each box comes with a card detailing the products, and most brands include exclusive coupon codes for Beauty Box 5 subscribers.

Beauty Box 5 Subscription Review - December 2013

NYX Love in Rio Eye Shadow Palette in Moonlight Skinny Dip – Value $6

The two outer shades have a matte finish, and middle color has a nice golden subtle shimmer. I’ve been getting a lot of NYX palettes lately in boxes, but these colors and finishes are perfect for me, so no complaints about this one!

Beauty Box 5 Subscription Review - December 2013

Body Drench Daily Moisturizing Lotion in Hemp – 2 oz Value $1

Sam Villa Brush Cleaner – Value $4.95

This Body Drench lotion gave me a flashback to the first ever POPSUGAR Must Have box! (I guess it was still called a bag back then). I’m not sure if I’ll use it, but I like that it’s kind of gift wrapped – perfect for a stocking stuffer.

This brush cleaner may actually end up being my favorite product in the box. At first I thought a brush for a brush sounded kind of silly, but then it cleared all the hairs out of my wet brush in one swipe, so now I love it!

Beauty Box 5 Subscription Review - December 2013

Clean & Clear Morning Burst Hydrating Gel Moisturizer – .5 oz Value $1

OFRA Cosmetics Lipgloss Plumper in Sultry – FULL SIZE! Value $12.95

Verdict: I paid $10 for this month’s box, and received over $25 worth of items. I like that there were two full size makeup items this month, and who knew I’d be so excited about a brush for brushes?

What did you think of the December Beauty Box 5?

Written by Liz Cadman

Liz Cadman

Liz is the founder of My Subscription Addiction. She’s been hooked on subscription boxes since 2011 thanks to Birchbox, and she now subscribes to over 100 boxes. Her favorites include POPSUGAR Must Have, FabFitFun, and any box that features natural beauty products!
All views in this review are the opinion of the author. My Subscription Addiction will never accept payment in exchange for a review, but will accept a box at no cost to provide honest opinions on the box. This post may contain affiliate/referral links. Read the complete My Subscription Addiction disclosure.


  1. I actually really like the Clean and Clear moisture gel. I got it at Target and thought it was really refreshing. In the summer I don’t need as much moisture compared in th winter.

  2. I LOVE Ofra! I didn’t get this box…I canceled when they were doing Aveeno spoilers last month, and then didn’t resubscribe when I saw the NYX spoilers. NYX hurts my skin.

  3. hey liz, did i miss you posting your review of the popsugar must have holiday box? i just got mine in the mail yesterday. i was interested in seeing how yours compares with mine, unless they’re all pretty much the same? this is the first time i’ve ordered one 🙂

    • Mine hasn’t shown up yet and it’s killing me! According to FedEx it should be here tomorrow though. What did you think of it?

      • well i’m used to usually only getting beauty boxes…so getting this was a little different. i usually look to you to see how much the box ends up being worth…because i have no idea! i guess i could look up all these items…lol. overall, i’m happy i got it. whether i’ll get another one, i’m not sure (Depends on the money situation…but i’ll probably get one again haha!) there are 1 or 2 things i’m probably not ever going to use, but i don’t think i’ll have a problem gifting them! when you think about it $100 isn’t that much anymore.

      • so i looked up everything and it looks like the box comes up to being worth just under $350. i wonder if you’ll come up with the same amount!

  4. I got to try that clean and clear morning burst gel for free this week from a website called, so Clean&Clear must be giving them away for free to subscription boxes as while.

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