Beauty Box 5 Subscription Box Review + Coupon – May 2016
Beauty Box 5 is a subscription box that sends 5 deluxe samples & full-sized products to your door each month. You receive a mix of products ranging from makeup, hair care, skincare, nail polish, beauty tools and fragrances. Luxury, drugstore & Indie brands are included.
YES to the Mermaid theme!
This box was sent to us for review purposes. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).
I love the confetti colors!
The Subscription Box: Beauty Box 5
Cost: $12.00 per month, $30 for 3 months & $99 for 12 months. Shipping is free if it’s within the US and $3.00 shipping for Canada
Products: 5 deluxe & full-size makeup, hair care, skincare, nail polish, beauty tools and fragrance products
Ships to: the lower 48 United States and Canada. Currently unable to ship to AK, HI, APO, and overseas.
Good to know: Past boxes can still be purchased!
Keep Track of Your Subscriptions: Add this box to your subscription list or wishlist!
Each Beauty Box 5 comes with a description card. This month’s theme is “Bait Some Beauty Save A Mermaid”. The slogan is so cute & they take it a step further by saying Mer-May-D. I love a good theme and they did a great job incorporating the mermaid theme with each product chosen & the product descriptions.
Beauty Box 5 also includes information on how to win 5 full-size versions of this month’s products. If you’re interested in winning you basically take a picture of the items in your box. You then post the photo to Instagram, tag Beauty Box 5 and include the Beauty Box 5 hashtag & individual product hashtags. Once you do that you are entered in the contest. They announce the winner on their company Instagram page the last day of the month.
Mystic Tan Mocha-Kyssed Bronzer Lotion – Deluxe Sample 1 oz.: Value $5.83
When I was in Junior High I had a bad experience with self tanners. I looked like an Oompa Loompa after a Fake Bake session. I’m still traumatized and I stay far away from self tanners/bronzer lotions so this will be gifted! However, I do think the bronzer lotion is perfect for this time of year if you like to bronze.
Briogeo Rosarco Milk Reparative Leave-In Spray – Deluxe Sample 1 oz.: Value $4.00
I’m a huge advocate for leave-in sprays. I have wavy/curly hair and it’s a must in my beauty routine to use leave-in conditioner after every hair wash. Right now I’ve been using the Big Sexy Hair brand but Briogeo is giving it a run for its money because I’ve fallen in love with this spray! According to the website it’s infused with Briogeo’s signature blend of ultra-nourishing rosehip, argan and coconut oils. Bonus: not only does it smell great, but it’s formulated without sulfates, parabens, phthalates, silicones, DEA and synthetic dyes!
Better view of the Mystic Tan Mocha-Kyssed Bronzer Lotion
Glamour Dolls Mermaid Lashes Splash Proof Mascara– FULL SIZE! $4.99
It doesn’t get much better than mermaid lashes. Unfortunately for me this didn’t tango very well with my lashes. It made them look terrible. In my whole 24 years of living I have tried multiple mascaras, both drugstore & high end brands, and have found that Maybelline is the only mascara that works. This Glamour Dolls mascara is sold out on their website so it must be pretty popular. I liked the mascara it just didn’t like me so I will be gifting!
Appeal Cosmetics Luxurious Lipstick in Crush– FULL SIZE! $29.00
I’m not familiar with Appeal Cosmetics so I was excited to try something new. Right now is the ideal time to rock a coral lip and I think it’s perfect for the mermaid theme. I have a hard time finding the right shade of coral without looking like a clown. I lucked out because this coral looks awesome with my skin tone, has great pigment and lasts forever! It goes on super creamy too so I will use this until it runs out! I do think the retail price is a pretty high for a lipstick, but that’s just my personal opinion.
View of the Glamour Dolls Mermaid Lashes Splash Proof Mascara wand
Elizabeth Mott You’re So Fine Liquid Liner in Glitterati– FULL SIZE! $18.00
I received this same eyeliner in an Ipsy bag around a year ago. Thanks to Ipsy I have quite a few Elizabeth Mott products and I like most of them. This eyeliner is the bomb! It has super staying power which is a must for me and you only need one swipe! I just wish it would have been plain black instead of having glitter, because glitter eyeliner isn’t very appropriate for my work environment. Since I already have this product I plan to share the love & gift to a friend.
View of the micro-tipped brush. It’s an average size and holds a good amount of product while still giving you control.
Elizabeth Mott You’re So Fine Liquid Liner in Glitterati (top swatch) and Appeal Cosmetics Luxurious Lipstick in Crush (bottom swatch). *I only swiped the liquid liner once and achieved that deep jet black, love!
Verdict: This month’s Beauty Box 5 was just okay for me. I enjoyed the theme and clever product descriptions more than the actual products given. I really only loved two of the products: the leave-in conditioner & Appeal Cosmetics lipstick. I would of been way more excited about the eyeliner if I didn’t already own a tube or if it would have been pure black. I calculated the value of this box to be at $61.82 which is much higher than the $12 purchase price! Hopefully next month’s box will have more useable products for me.
What do you think about May’s Beauty Box 5? Did you like the Mermaid theme?