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Beauty Box 5 Subscription Review + Coupon – May 2017

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Beauty Box 5 is a subscription box that sends 5 deluxe & 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.

This box was sent to us for review purposes. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).

The Subscription Box: Beauty Box 5

Cost: $12.00 per month, $30 for 3 months & $109 for 12 months. Shipping is free if it’s within the US and $3.00 shipping for Canada

COUPONReceive a free bonus Marsk Mineral Eyeshadow in your first box! ($24 value). No coupon needed, just subscribe here!

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.

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Each Beauty Box 5 comes with a description card. This month’s theme is Summer Date Night!

Now, onto the items!

Jersey Shore Mongongo Lip Conditioner – FULL SIZE! Value $10

Before I ever sampled Jersey Shore Cosmetics lip balm, I thought their retail prices were way too high. But after I used the lip balm for the first time I understood. The formula is so smooth and moisturizing. And the tropical flavor is delicious!

Nanacoco Eye and Lip Pencil in Gold – FULL SIZE! Value $5.50

This coppery gold eye shadow crayon glides on smoothly. It has excellent pigment and microshimmer, too. (Swatched in lower photo.)

Jelly Pong Pong Bare Necessities Highlighting Pencil – FULL SIZE! Value $17.95

I was so happy to see Jelly Pong Pong in this box! (I love all the brands in the So Susan family – they are ingredient conscious and the formulas are fab too.)

This pink highlighter is creamy with excellent pigment. (Swatched in lower photo.) You can use this highlighter pencil on your brow bone, corners of your eyes, waterline, etc.

COUGAR Beauty 24-Hour Liquid Lipstick – FULL SIZE! Value $13

This liquid lipstick has a matte finish and excellent pigment. They staying power was pretty impressive, too. I really love the berry shade! Here it is swatched beneath the eye pencil crayon and the highlighter pencil:

De La Cruz Arnica Salve – .12 oz Value $.36

I wasn’t expecting much from this little sample, but I ended up being impressed! It’s a rich balm (so it’s a little greasy), and it has a fabulous wintergreen scent.

Daily Concepts Exfoliating Body Scrubber with Smart Technology – Value $5

This body scrubber has two sides – so you pick how much exfoliation power you want!

And it has a label with an indicator that fades when it’s time to replace it:

Verdict: This month’s Beauty Box 5 has a retail value of about $52. I think that’s great for a $12 box, and I’m so impressed with this box! Almost all full-size items, great value, and good products, too!

What do you think about the May Beauty Box 5

FYI – If you sign up for a Beauty Box 5 subscription by the 21st of a month, you’ll get that month’s box as your first 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.

19 Comments

  1. I’ve been on the fence because of the past 2 boxes, but May is a HUGE improvement…. except for that shadow stick! I really like they include full or deluxe sized samples for $12 or less.

  2. i am trying to sign up using the link up there too and it wont load, when i go to their site it will not load either…wonder whats going on?!? maybe the subscription universe telling me i have too many already? !?! haha, but seriously. …i read someone else above was having issues too

  3. This was my first box for Beauty Box 5 & I was so impressed! The jelly pong pong highlighting pencil is THE best cosmetic tool I’ve ever used! It’s amazing! I use it in the inner corner of my eyes,just below my brow bone,to cover any blemishes,& apply to my waterline to brighten the look of my eyes. I truly LOVE it! Also,the jersey shore mongongo lip balm is amazing. I have chronic dry lips & it’s so rare to find a product that really works to hydrate my lips,but this one made a huge difference the very first time I used it. I now am only having to apply balm to my lips maybe twice/day,instead of 5-6 times/day. Very happy with this box!

  4. I’ve had a stiff neck this week and thought I would try the Arnica cream on the area. WOW! My sore neck/shoulder feel SO much better 5 minutes after application. It COULD have been the act of rubbing that helped, but I choose to believe it’s the Arnica 😉

    This is never I product I’d buy in a million years, but I’m so glad it was included! I haven’t even opened the other items and I feel like I’ve gotten my money’s worth this month.

  5. I was dubious about Beauty Box 5 but each month I was more and more content and curious about what they would send and as time grew they have consistently made me happy. Im surprised because the more popular ones for me have lost their charm while this one is always a pleasant surprise.

  6. Trying to order the box and it keeps telling me there’s an error 🙁

  7. I just posted in the spoiler post, didn’t notice this review. Love love love! Best beauty box if you compare this box to other similar priced boxes by far! Full size not itty bitty samples. My daughter even did a box opening on her instagram lol.

  8. I got that scrubber in another box and just love it! So happy to get another one.

  9. $18 for a what looks like a deluxe-sample sized highlighter pencil?! That pricing is absurd :/

    • The highlighter is reminiscent of my beloved Chella pencil!! The price isn’t great but I’m sure I paid more for worse!! Lol

    • That’s Jelly Pong Pong. Mediocre products for inflated prices.

  10. My lip color is red. Urg. Love the one you got Liz.

  11. I accidentally ordered this box now I’m hooked!! Last month was my first box but this month is the first I paid for…I am loving both boxes and their customer service!! This is why I can’t try new boxes I end up keeping them!! WhAts one more…wait oops think I’m up to double digits!!! Yikes

  12. I love this box! Now I have been known to wear green eyeliner but the jumbo pencil I received is shockingly grrreeeennn lol seriously!
    Boxes are my favorite things for so many reasons.

    • Mine is green too I’m afraid I would look like elphaba. Maybe for Halloween

  13. They sure improved over the fiascos of the past two months! I was very pleased with the box. A really good value.

    Liz, did you actually try the Nanacoco eye crayon on your eyelids? Mine broke when I tried it on, and the formula was too oily and messy, unfortunately. The eye crayons from Wet ‘n’ Wild are better quality, in my opinion.

    • Oh no! Sorry to hear your eyeliner crayon broke. I used it over primer on my lids and had no problem, but I did wind it down a bit compared to how it is pictured. (Maybe that’s why it didn’t break?)

    • You can always write in and ask for a replacement!

  14. This HAS to be the best BB5 I’ve ever seen! They’ve really made some improvements! 🙂

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