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Beauty Fix Subscription Box Review – May 2015

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Beauty Fix Subscription Box Review – May 2015 Box

Beauty Fix is a monthly beauty and makeup subscription box from Dermstore.com. This subscription was previously known as the Blush Mystery Beauty Box. So far I’ve been impressed with Beauty Fix – the values of these past few boxes have been great!

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Beauty Fix Subscription Box Review – May 2015 Items

The Subscription Box: Beauty Fix

The Cost: $24.95 a month (or $34.95 for a one-time purchase)

The Products: Over $100 of beauty products.

Ships to: US

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Beauty Fix Subscription Box Review – May 2015 Info

Each box comes with a card detailing the items included with pictures.

Beauty Fix Subscription Box Review – May 2015 Comb

Harry Josh Carbon Tail Comb – Value $12

Thanks to this box and the Nina Garcia #NGQ05 box, my hair brush and comb just got an upgrade!

Beauty Fix Subscription Box Review – May 2015 SPF

Peter Thomas Roth SPF 50 Anti-Aging Defense – FULL SIZE! Value $26

I love that this item alone is worth more than the cost of the box! This sunscreen is paraben, sufalte, phthalate and fragrance free. Based on the tube packaging, I assumed it would be a sunscreen stick, but it actually is a liquid cream. The formula goes on white, but quickly rubs in clear and absorbs fast too. I love getting full sized SPF in subscription boxes, so this item is a win for me.

Beauty Fix Subscription Box Review – May 2015 Hair

Blowout Beauty Anti-Frizz Volume Boost Treatment Oil – FULL SIZE! Value $45

Yay – this product is paraben and sulfate free! (I try to avoid sulfates in hair care products since my hair is color treated). It’s a hair oil designed to tame frizz and add volume. I never associate hair oils with volume – my concern is that they will weigh down my hair, so I was a little skeptical of this product.

I just tried it out dry hair – and I’m impressed! I like the scent, and I think it actually did add a little volume! This may be a new go-to hair product for me.

Beauty Fix Subscription Box Review – May 2015 Smart Brow

SmartFX Smart Brow in Brunette and Blonde – FULL SIZE! Value $60 total

I like that they included two different shades of this product. I have dark black/brown brows, and the brunette shade worked for me. This product is like a mascara for brows, so it’s great for filling in sparse brows, or if you don’t have sparse brows, you can use it to can get a Cara Delevingne look! (I just tried it out and I’m currently rocking a pretty intense look!)

It also comes with a cleanser for removing the product from you brows. I’m going to first see if it just comes off with regular cleanser, as I don’t want to add a “brow cleanser” step to my nightly beauty routine!

Beauty Fix Subscription Box Review – May 2015 Dr Brandt

CITRIX Deluxe Vitamin C Pro-Collagen Brightening Serum – .06 oz $5.70

This is a pretty small sample, so I’m not sure if I’ll be able to see if it is effective for me before it runs out, but I do love that it is fragrance and paraben free!

Dr. Brandt Skincare | Needles No More – .085 oz Value $15

I just sampled this from New Beauty Test Tube:

I read the reviews of this on Sephora before I tried it, and it seems to be a miracle product for some, and not work at all for others. The great thing about this product is that it is supposed to work instantly, so you’ll know from one use of this sample whether or not it is worth a full-size investment in the future.

I love that it is paraben, phthalate, and sulfate free, and it was one of the first products I tried after opening this box. I didn’t find the formula irritating at all, and it left no film on my skin. (I had tried a similar instant wrinkle reducer product before, and it left a bit of a white residue which made makeup application a pain). The scent is a subtle minty one, and I think I noticed a slight reduction of wrinkles. Not enough for me to buy the full size version, but I’ll definitely use up the rest of this sample.

Beauty Fix Subscription Box Review – May 2015 Samples

Yon-Ka Cellular Code and Excellence Code Cream – Samples

NeoStrata Skin Active Perfecting Peel (2 Steps) Value $6.30

I never get too excited about foil packet samples, but they list the Yonka samples as “plus two free!” so I’ll just consider them to be bonus!

The peel comes in two steps: the peel pad, and the neutralizer pad. My skin is somewhat sensitive, so I’m a little hesitant to try this. (If you’ve tried the peel and recommend it, please let us know)

Verdict: This box has a value of $126, and only cost me $25 – that’s pretty incredible. (I guess I can substract $30 from that for the brow shade that doesn’t work for me, but I’m happy to gift/swap it). And besides the foil packet samples and the blonde brow shade, I’ll use everything!

What do you think of the May 2015 Beauty Fix Box?

 

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.

59 Comments

  1. I absolutely love this sub!! I’ve been subbing to it for over a year now and I’ve never been disappointed, maybe a little because I enjoy receiving makeup and this box doesn’t really have any makeup but I have SO MANY subs it’s ok! The best part about blush/beauty fix is I get to try really expensive skin care products that I could never afford. Plus the value is ALWAYS at least triple the cost! I’m excited for every item this month!! Plus u can’t go wrong with Dermstore grab bags, when they go on sell I buy them up!!!

  2. When going to sign up, it shows me May’s box is out of stock. Fine, but how do I sign up for future monthly subscriptions?

    • You can’t (right now). You have to wait until June 1, then they will put up June’s box. You can sign up then.

      • ah! Thank you – I was wondering the same thing!! I was desperately trying to sign up LOL! I love dermstore and just heard of this one

  3. I used a few of the products yesterday. Hair oil = amazing! Citrus C feels awesome – love it! And the Brow stuff I hadvto play around with – took me a while to figure out that each stick has 2 products in the tube – a sknny end for filling and then a mascara wand. Very cool!

    • I tried the hair oil last night (and the comb) and it didn’t work for anti-frizz. It definitely worked for volume. This morning I put handfuls of another pure hair oil in and some clips – it looks cute but not the look I’d thought I was going for. Next time I’ll try it without blow drying and see what it does.

  4. I received my BF box in the mail Thursday. It was a pretty decent box for me. I couldn’t use the 2 brow products because my hair is black and they weren’t dark enough, so I’m gifting them.

    I don’t have sensitive skin and the Neostrata peel was painful to use. Stung really bad. I ended up washing it off within a minute of putting it on.

    I love the Citrex serum and it has a nice orange smell, but it is far too expensive to buy for my budget. I guess a girl can dream.

    Overall, I really like the products I get from Blush/BeautyFix. I get them to try out hair and skin products, though I often can’t afford the full size of what they send me. I’ve found a few HG items from them though, so I consider it a win.

  5. This is my first BeautyFix box (I signed up after the spoilers were released), and I love it! I was excited for the sunscreen stick because I needed a new sunscreen for this spring/summer anyway, and knew it would pay for the entire box if I signed up for a monthly subscription.

    My favorite item may be the comb, just because I so needed a new comb with a tail for easy parting. It’s one of those things I think about once in awhile but never thought about while actually shopping.

    The brow products look great, and I actually think both colors might work for me (I have medium brown brows).

    I’m excited to try the hair oil because as Liz said, I’ve never seen a hair oil that claims to help improve volume. I’m intrigued!

    I’m happy to pass the Needles No More and a couple of the other samples along to my mom. She may love them, and I got way more than what I paid with just the other items.

    I’m so excited to see future months’ boxes!

  6. I am not going to use comb, blowout hair oil or smart brow blonde, am willing to trade.

    • There’s a Swap section of this website that you could try listing those products on, if you haven’t already done so 🙂

    • Hi Kristina! Look me up in the swap site (mvp)… I’d love to work out a trade with you to try these! 😉

      • How do you search for a specific swapper on the msa swap section? The search engine is pretty limited.

        • @Amy- I haven’t actually figured that out yet… but I was under the impression that it’s possible because a few months back, someone I had swapped with had somehow searched and found me and requested a swap. Now I feel kind of silly that I never thought to ask her how she did that. :/
          I wish I had a better answer… if anyone does have any insight on this and if it’s even possible, please let us know… 🙂

          • Hi ladies!
            the swap site isn’t capable of searching for individuals -maybe someday in the future Liz’s team can add that 🙂

            you can find the people you swapped with before by looking into your account/ swap page. click on accepted swaps and then scroll through your previous swaps. you can also follow swapper to help keep track of someone you’d like to swap with again.

            I do have a suggestion M if you tell Amy to search for a particular item that you have listed, she can find you that way by scrolling through the people who also have the item until she locates you!

            Hope you guys are able to connect!!

  7. I tried to subscribe when the box was still available. However, they are not shipping this box to Hawai, Alaska and Puerto Rico due to some DOT regulations. I’m very sad since the Beauty Fix boxes have been great lately.

    • Hey I live in hawaii and I just had to call them. They ship it ground because it may contain hairspray or nail polish so it goes on a boat and takes longer.

  8. For anyone interested, I just got my DermStore Makeover Mystery Grab Bag. It was a good value, but one of the full-size products came expired and one of the samples had seen better dates. I’ve written to DermStore and I’ll see if they respond.

    To read my review with all the products included click on my name.

    • I I ordered the DermStore Makeover Mystery Grab and I got an expired product as well . I called and they refunded me 30% of the cost. So give them a call. They have excellent customer service.

  9. LOVE LOVE LOVE the Smart Brow!!! As a brunette I can totally pull off both shades ☺️

  10. I’m so effing pissed that every time I look, this box is sold out. How the heck do u get it? Wen the heck do they become available each month?

    • This one has been available all week and just sold out today. When I checked last night it was still available which normally once the full spoilers are released it sells out within an hour or so. This lasted a few days so thats impressive! Oh and once you get one, if you get it on the monthly cheaper price it will come every month and you will no longer have to stalk the site! Try calling and maybe they can sign you up early for next month or any returns?

    • I just signed up for auto-refill and get mine every month.. Just use the link and sign up that way.. If sold out, maybe wait til first of next month, order it and set the order for auto- refill.

    • You have to sign up for the monthly otherwise it gets frustrating. It’s way cheaper that way too! I have noticed that the site will say sold out, then release more during the month. That’s how I got signed up originally. This is my third box and I really like them and hey, you can always gift things you don’t want (or have in triplicate!). They sent out a powder dry shampoo from Love-s brand last month and it is the only dry shampoo that works for me. I like that I get cool products that I never would have bought for myself. Keep stalking the site, you’ll get it!

  11. Oh my!! I wish they sent me two boxes too!! Love this subscription!! Amazing value!! All great high end products!! Looooove it!!

  12. I’ve been kicking this one around for a couple of months. After missing last month’s (which was awesome) I decided to subscribe. If anyone is interested in swapping last month’s box, please message me!! I know I’m going to love this one.

  13. Ok I am so stoked about this hair oil! This was the kind of thing I was hoping would be in the Nina Garcia box. The hair oil alone makes the box worth it for me. Plus it really seems like they have been listening to subbers because they included two colors for the brow gel.
    I just want to mention this because I know we all care about ingredients and that is the sunscreen stick primary protectant is oxybenzone. I use sunscreen everyday and will not use chemical sunscreens(i.e they absorb into your skin) because there is a lot of evidence that they are linked to health issues. Ok getting off my soapbox.

    • I’m pretty sure they implanted some sort of mind-reading nanotech in last month’s juicebeauty lotion, because last week i said to myself, i said, ‘Self, severe center parts are blowin’ up this spring. you need a quality hair oil and and quality comb.’ plus i always go a little weak in the knees for mr. thomas roth.

  14. It is sold out. I will dream of next month.

  15. I actually dreamt about this box this morning. I remember looking at myself in the mirror and noting what a mess I had done with my eyebrows. I think this is a definite sign that I’m more than addicted.

  16. I signed up after seeing the spoiler. I was eyeing on it for a couple months already, and I am happy I finally caved. I am planning to sell the eyebrow gels/mascaras on ebay since I had eyebrow tattoo done. I love that the value of this box is so great and the variety is awesome. Cant wait for next month!

  17. I’ve never tried Beauty Fix before although I have purchased items through Dermstore and have always been happy with their service. I decided to do a one time box purchase this month for $35 just to try it out and even at that price I’m very happy with this box. I’m thinking of dropping BoxyCharm and picking this up instead, as I like the range of products much better.

  18. why can I not figure out how to subscribe to this box…there’s no add to your card option on the page. weird

  19. This is awesome. Now i have a subscription to this one too. lol 🙂

  20. As soon as Beautyfix revamped, I dropped Glossybox and Boxycharm and decided to give them a try instead. And I havent looked back since. I just love skin care items, so this box is a perfect fit for me. Plus they really do give you such a great value for your money. With Beautyfix, Popsugar, and the occasional one time box/bag for makeup products, I am a happy camper. 🙂 Cant wait for my box to get here later today! I have been wanting an eyebrow gel for weeks, so glad I held off on buying one from Anastasia.

  21. Wow! That is a great box! May consider swapping out this sub for my boxycharm.

  22. So pleased with this box! I’m glad I signed up again.

  23. What an awesome box! But on a side note, I can’t figure out how to unsubscribe?! I am scaling back some.

    • This is one of the ones where you have to call or e-mail.

    • When it was Blush I used the chat feature and they canceled it that way.

  24. I added up your numbers and got a $170 value, including both of the brow fillers 🙂

  25. This is hands down the best beauty box I have ever received. Got mine yesterday and just kept pulling out more stuff! I couldn’t be more thrilled with the sizes and variety. Beauty Fix is beginning to pass BoxyCharm as my fave sub.

    Liz, I did try the peel and it tingles at first but didn’t make my skin red or irritated at all after using the neutralizer pad. It’s hard to tell from one try if it works, but I have had excellent results from using glycolic products in the past and may have to give this one a full test.

    • Don’t laugh but I cut both pads into several strips and make sure to keep them tightly sealed in the packet. I’m only using them on my cheeks so the small section of pad is enough. I feel they should have at least included 3 pads each so people might get a chance to see if it starts to give results before purchasing

  26. I will be able to use most of the stuff in the box. I have nearly black eyebrows do not sure if the brunette smart brow will work for me. If anyone with super dark brows has tried it please let me know.

    • The blonde made my brunette eyebrows darker. They are pretty dark right now…. I dye my hair dark blond and this is MUCH darker,.

      This stuff reviews pretty badly, but I have some grey mixed in my eyebrows so this comes in handy. So this is so hard to wash off that you need special cleaner? Well, if I can I will just leave it on, and have less work getting ready. Fingers crossed it sticks around a bit.

    • I wonder the same thing since I also have black eyebrows/hair. I’m yet to find a brunette shade that works. Fingers crossed!

  27. I unsubbed last year because the quality was getting a little questionable. Now that they’ve revamped the boxes look amazing! I re subbed this month after missing last month and my box should be here today. I can’t wait!

  28. Wow, that is a really nice box!

  29. I canceled when it was still Blush after a couple crappy months and still not missing it yet. Blush was my favorite sub box, but then got more skincare oriented. Glad you guys like it though, it is an amazing value for $125, lots of different items in this box.

  30. I just signed up! I wanted to do it last month when I saw the cleansing oil. I’m happy I’ll start enjoring the great value of only $25 from now on.

  31. I believe the cleaning end on the Smart Brow is for cleaning up edges after applying it.

  32. This is turning out to be a pretty impressive box! 😀

  33. This is a great mix of items. I received the comb in a box before and couldn’t remember which one. Thanks to Google I know it is from the DermStore Mystery bags back in March.

    • I also got it in one of the mystery boxes – I think it was the $45 hair box

    • I got the comb from Dermstore in a previous grab bag too – and I was surprised that I really liked it – at first I thought I wouldn’t use it (I’ve always had wide tooth combs), but it’s great for making a part or for smoothing hair back into a sleek pony or bun. I’m actually glad to have a spare in case I lose or break the first one.

      Anyway, overall I’m really pleased with Beautyfix. I subbed last month because of the natural beauty products and figured I’d probably cancel, but then I liked the sound of an anti-aging theme so I stuck around. With the great value of the box and getting some full sized products each time I will likely be sticking with it!

  34. WooHoo this is my first box and I’m so excited !!!

  35. Finally my first brow gel in a box! I won’t receive mines until Tuesday but good know to this is in it. Even though I am a brunette I will use both of the blonde and brown shade because did you know brow hair can vary multiple different shades?

  36. This is my second Beauty Fix box. I am excited about all the items in the box. I need to compliment this company on great customer service. I actually received two boxes yesterday. I checked my credit card online and yes, there were two charges. I called the 1-800 number on the packing list, and within about 10 minutes, there was a credit pending on my card. The best part is, I was told to keep the extra box for free! I will share with my daughter in law, she will be thrilled.

    • The same thing happened to me and their customer service representative was excellent and issued a refund immediately. He also told me to keep the extra box when it arrives. I am very impressed with how Dermstore treats their customers.

  37. Man, this box always seems so awesome! I wish they had a “mini” version! Like $10 for $60+ worth of product or something. I still may subscribe to this one at some point when I recover from tax pay-in!

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