Beauty Box 5 Review – January 2015
Beauty Box 5 is a monthly beauty and makeup subscription box. It’s also one of the cheapest beauty subscription boxes – only $8.25 a month with an annual subscription. They tend to feature more drugstore brands, and usually the product sizes are deluxe or full size. (Sometimes they still send out the dreaded foil packets though).
My Subscription Addiction pays for this subscription. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).
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
Each Beauty Box 5 box comes with an informational card detailing each item in your box for that month.
Garnier Fructis Daily Care Fortifying Shampoo – 1.7 oz Value $.50
Softsoap Nutri Serums Vitamin E Body Wash – 1.7 oz Value $1
Well… I am not excited about either of these items, but they will be used or donated. (It seems kind of weird to me to send basic Garnier shampoo – I would think they would at least want to send a new product from their line).
Sally Hansen Salon Effects Real Nail Polish Strips in Strip-Tease – FULL SIZE! Value $8.50
I couldn’t find this exact nail strip pattern online for sale, so I’m not sure if it is a discontinued style.
I’ve sampled Coastal Scents eye shadows before in subscription boxes, and I like their pressed powders. This is probably my favorite mini collection of colors I’ve seen too.
Ultraflesh The Gold Standard Mascara in Blackout – .08 oz Value $6.25
Hm, it seems like the Ultraflesh brand is no longer in business? (I’m guessing that’s the case based on the fact that their facebook page hasn’t been updated since 2011 and the website listed on the package is no longer live. (ultrafleshbeauty.com).
This mascara gets great reviews, but I’m hesitant to try it because I’m wondering how old this sample is – let me know what you think.
Verdict: This box is a bit of a mixed bag for me. I like the eye shadow sampler a lot, and I was excited to try this mascara when I read the reviews, but now I’m a little concerned about the age of this sample. UPDATE: It seems like the mascara is definitely old, and not being sold any more (besides from wholesalers who are moving old inventory).
What did you get from Beauty Box 5 this month? Do you think the mascara is safe to use?