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Beauty Box 5 Review – October 2013

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Beauty Box 5 Review - October 2013

I’ve been subscribing to Beauty Box 5 for a few months now and I’m very happy with this beauty subscription. Currently I’m on the three month plan ($30 for 3 months), but I’m thinking of upgrading to the annual plan – it would then be the cheapest beauty box I subscribe to – $8.25 a month with annual subscription.

This review is of the October 2013 Beauty Box 5 box. This box shipped out a little later in the month than usual, but Beauty Box 5 emailed me on October 11th letting me know there would be a delay and why (an issue with the inserts). I love proactive communication from subscription box companies when there are any issues, so this was fine with me!

Beauty Box 5 Review - October 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.

Ships to: US and Canada

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Beauty Box 5 Review - October 2013

Each box comes with a card detailing every item in the box. In the past they’ve included coupon codes for some of the brands, but not this month.

Beauty Box 5 Review - October 2013

Swissco Glitter Toe Separators – Value $2

Model Co Cheek and Lip Tint – .16 oz Value $11

These glitter toe separators are fun! I was worried some stray glitter would get in my pedicure, but I just tried to brush some off with my hand and it passed the test!

Beauty Box 5 Review - October 2013

La Fresh Travel Lite Facial Cleansing Wipes – 8 count Value $2.49

Nubar Alter Ego Nail Lacquer in Blondie – .25 oz Value $4

Aveeno Daily Moisturizing Lotion – 1 oz Value $1

I love LA Fresh (their eco-beauty line is my favorite), and these facial cleansing cloths will definitely be perfect to pack for traveling. I also love this mini Nubar polish. It’s 3-free and will make for a great glitter top coat. I’m not too excited about the Aveeno lotion, but I’m sure it will get used!

Verdict: I paid $10 for the October Beauty Box 5 and received over $20 worth of items – not bad at all! I think I’ll use everything in the box, so while it wasn’t my favorite box ever, it’s definitely a good value for me. I hope in the upcoming months Beauty Box 5 switches up the brands in their boxes – I feel like I’ve seen some of these brands in past Beauty Box 5 boxes.

What did you think of the October Beauty Box 5 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. If you buy something, MSA may earn an affiliate commission. Read the complete My Subscription Addiction disclosure.


  1. Ehhh, I got some grandma shade lipstick.. I went to go look at my account, I can’t login.. not that excited about this box, I wanted to cancel, but they didn’t reply & charged my account anyways, even if I can’t log into it.. that’s lame.

    • If you email them they’ll certainly help you out. BTW what color was the lipstick you received?

  2. This is better then birchbox! It’s only 2.00 dollars. 🙂

  3. I got the exact same box as you! 🙂 I already have the lip and cheek stain from a Glossybox ages ago, but what can I expect when I subscribe to 500000000 boxes! Ha!

    • Haha – thats exactly what I thought! I really can’t complain about duplicate items 🙂

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