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Beauty Box 5 Review – August 2013

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Beauty Box 5 Review - August 2013

Beauty Box 5 is one of my favorite beauty subscriptions in part because it’s the most inexpensive beauty box option – with an annual subscription it’s only $8.25 a box! I signed up for a 3-month subscription ($10 a month), but I think I’m going to upgrade to the annual deal!

Beauty Box 5 Review - August 2013

The 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.

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Beauty Box 5 Review - August 2013

Each box comes with card detailing the beauty items selected for that month!


Be a Bombshell Eye shadow in Mardi Gras – FULL SIZE! Value $14

This shade is a little too bold for me..I think. Definitely not an everyday look for me. I may end up gifting this to a friend!

Beauty Box 5 Review - August 2013

H20+ Advanced Marine Firming Micro-Collagen Moisturizer – .27 oz Value $8

Nubar Nail Polish in White Tip – .25 oz Value $4

I can always use more white nail polish for a base coat – plus I love nail polish minis, so this Nubar polish will definitely go to use! I’m also excited to try this moisturizer – it gets great reviews!

Beauty Box 5 Review - August 2013

Swissco Nail File – Value $1.50

Bask Heavenly Silk Daily Skin Nourishing Moisturizer – 2 oz Value $2.50

I love a good sparkle nile file! This lotion wasn’t for me though – the scent is not my favorite.

Verdict: I paid $10 for this box and received $30 worth of beauty product – as per usual, I’m impressed with the value of this month’s Beauty Box 5! Right now this was just a good box for me, but if I end up liking the eyeshadow color, it will be a great box! What did you think of the August 2013 Beauty Box 5? What was your favorite item?

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!

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  1. My eye shadow was black. Umm… guess maybe I can use it as a liner. Maybe. The polish was blue, which has worked out well. The lotion was actually pretty good, and the smell fades quickly unlike other lotions, so that is good. The H2O was kind of a disappointment. Yes, I only tried it once, but the dryness came back quickly, so… not good for me.

  2. eh. this was the worst one from them IMO. the only thing I liked was the file and I get manicures 3 times a month! so when will I use that? anyhow…the lotion had the worst scent ever – something like a cheap mall brand, H2O brand and my skin don’t get along, and don’t need the polish (reason stated above), and so not that daring with my eye makeup which decided to break and get all over the contents of the box. I’m thinking of sacrificing this subscription and Ipsy and putting the $$ towards the Blush box…

    • I love Blush! I am thinking about getting rid of Ipsy for awhile and getting Glossybox with the new 15% off coupon 🙂 I cleaned out my beauty stash this weekend and I really don’t need anything else…..but……

  3. I received this same box except my shadow was green, my nail file was red sparkle and my nail polish was a bright, neon pink. I had a 3 month sub that I cancelled after this last box. I just don’t feel excited about these products as they just strike me as dollar store items. I really, really hated the lotion, so much that I actually threw it out! I gave away the file, put the polish in my trade pile and kept the moisturizer to use later. I am thinking of re-subbing to Glossy Box, which is more expensive but I really like their brands and almost always use them.

  4. I’m still waiting for my Aug box to arrive, but the product mix looks great. I hope my eye shadow isn’t this bright, but it would still be fun.

  5. When you sign up for Beauty Box 5,if you choose the (yearly) annual subscription do you have to pay the full amount ($99)? Or do they charge you monthly?

    • It’s the full $99 upfront.

  6. I love Beauty Box 5. Wouldn’t have subscribed if it I hadn’t read your reviews. I was very surprised that I really – and I mean REALLY – liked the lotion. And I’m very sensitive to fragrance.

    • Yay! So glad to hear you like Beauty Box 5 too 🙂

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