Beauty Box 5 Review – June 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 drugstore brands, and usually the product sizes are deluxe or sample 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.
Urban Decay Perversion Mascara– 3 ml (Travel Size) – Value $12
I’ve tried this mascara before and it does give great length and volume. I’m not sure why, but the formula irritated my eyes, so I’ll be passing this along to a friend.
I must admit, as soon as I saw the “LOL” brand when I opened this box, I assumed it was a generic dollar-store brand. (I still may be right, but the palettes get decent reviews on Amazon).
Nails Inc Nail Polish in Brompton Place – FULL SIZE! Value $9.50
Herbal Essences Body Wash in Honey, Smell Good – 1.2 oz Value $.25
I like the Nails Inc. brand, and have a few colors from their collection, so I’m happy to have another one – plus I like the cotton candy pink creme color.
The scent of this body wash isn’t for me, so it goes in the donation pile.
This box also came with a foil packet sample card for Simple Skincare Micellar Cleansing Water and a $20 coupon code for gorgehair.com. I’m pretty annoyed that the Simple Skincare item is listed as one of the 5 beauty items on the info card – it is the equivalent of a beauty sample you’d see in a magazine, and doesn’t count as a subscription box sample in my opinion.
Verdict: This box has a value of about $25. It’s not a hit for me, and probably a box I wouldn’t subscribe to if I hadn’t signed up for an annual subscription. Lately there just seem to be too many misses for me – whether it is the brands or sizes of the samples. What do you think of Beauty Box 5?