Beauty Fix Subscription Box Review – May 2015
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!
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 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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Each box comes with a card detailing the items included with pictures.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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?