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BeautyCon BFF Beauty Spring 2016 Box Review + Coupon


BeautyCon BFF is a quarterly beauty subscription box. They highlight different beauty influencer curators each season, and send a mix of beauty and accessory items.


My Subscription Addiction pays for this subscription. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).



The Subscription Box: BeautyCon BFF Box

The Cost: $35.99 a box (ships once a quarter)

COUPON: Use code MSAbeautycon10 to get 10% off annual subscription, or first month of monthly subscription.

The Products: “Our favorite beauty products and accessories delivered right to your door each season. Plus, members get the chance to win amazing experiences with our influencers!”

Ships to: US Only

Check out all of my BeautyCon BFF Box reviews and all of our Beauty Subscription Box reviews!


This box includes an info sheet list.


Maybelline New York The Rock Nudes Palette – Value $10

I love getting palettes in subscription boxes! This one is pretty good. The pigment is only OK on some of the light shades, and there is some fallout – I recommend using these with a very good primer. Here are all the shades swatched:




Pacifica Power of Love Natural Lipstick in Tender Heart  – Value $9

This product was also featured in the December Ipsy bag, and a few readers had mentioned that their lipstick had an odd smell. For me, the scent isn’t appealing, but it isn’t bothersome either. Here it is swatched:


I like the color, and the pigment is good too. And of course, I love that Pacifica products are free of parabens, phthalates, gluten, etc).


Benefit They’re Real Mascara – .1 oz Value $8

I’ve yet to come across a Benefit mascara I didn’t like, and this one is a classic. Volume, Length, and No Clumping = I’m happy!

Murad Essential-C Day Moisture SPF 30 – .33 oz Value $11.65

I read reviews for this before trying it out, and the consensus seems to me – this is great for dry skin, not so great for oily skin. I have combination skin, so I tried out a very small amount, and had no issues with oiliness – I’m not sure if I got complete SPF coverage with this approach, though.


Garnier Skin Active Purifying Oil-Free Cleansing Towelettes – Value $6

Makeup remover towelettes are one of those items I always need more of – very happy to see these in the box! These wipes work great, and the fragrance is subtle.

Beauty Blender Micro Minis – Value $18

These are SO tiny! I love my regular sized Beauty Blender, so I couldn’t wait to try these. Here is a photo to better show just how small these minis are:


I tried it out for my inner eye area and around my nostrils, and I definitely liked the precision over my regular-sized beauty blender. I’m not sure if it was enough of a difference to buy these in the future, but I’ll use them while I have them!


NYX Matte Finish Setting Spray – Value $8

This worked well for me. My face gets pretty oily by the end of the day, and while this didn’t completely prevent that, it did keep makeup in place. I also read one review where the reviewer sprayed this directly onto their makeup brush before applying foundation and concealer for a more airbrushed look – I think I’ll try that next!

GlamGlow YouthMud Tinglexfoliate Treatment – .5 oz Value $22

This is one of my favorite items, and it is pricey, so I’m thrilled that it is in the box. It is one of those masks that tightens and dries as you have it on – so you can feel it working! (I love that, for some reason!) I always notice clearer pores after using and my skin feels tighter and smoother – I can’t wait to use this again!


BeautyCon X Grav3yardgirl Keychain

This box was curated by Bunny (AKA Grav3yardgirl) and based on this picture I’d say this keychain is very her! It’s not for me, but I’m guessing this personal touch item is a big hit with her fans.


Dolls Kill Gift Card – Value $20

This gift card doesn’t apply to shipping but otherwise doesn’t have any other limitations. (Expires 8/01)

BeautyCon BFF HairTies – Value $4?

These are always a welcome addition to any box for me, and I love the colors!

Verdict: Based on my estimates, this box has a value of about $97 – and that’s without the NCLA Grav3yardgirl nail wraps that were missing from my box. (Based on reader comments, it looks like I’m not alone with this issue.) I’m also not counting the gift card since it doesn’t apply to shipping, but I think it adds value for many subscribers.

Even with the missing item, I think this is a great value for a $35 box. If you’re looking for a box with a ton of products, I think this is a fun and affordable subscription (considering it only ships once a quarter).

While the value of this box is great, I’ve personally had issues with getting my boxes delivered in the months they promise:

You should expect something special at your door in March, June, September, and December.

I didn’t get my Winter (December) box until February. And I got the Spring Box in April. This was after I emailed customer care in February to make sure that I’d be on the correct shipping schedule for the Spring box, and I had to follow up with them in April when I still hadn’t received my box to ask them to ship it.

Based on their responses, it looks like my payment method of PayPal may be a cause of these shipping issues. (But I want to use PayPal because BeautyCon BFF has very strange cancellation policy: you can easily cancel your Seasonal Membership as long as you contact [email protected] within 7 days of receiving your last box.)

So, the value is great, but you may have to deal with some customer care cancelation or shipping issues in the future if you sign up. For me it is still worth it, but it has been a little frustrating so far.


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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!

Posted in Beauty Subscription Boxes, BeautyCon BFF Box Reviews, Makeup Subscription Boxes, Subscription Box Reviews, Subscription Boxes for Teens, Subscription Boxes for Women| Tags: beautycon bff box | 26 comments

Comments (26)

  1. Random!!. I didn’t get the nail wraps when I got my box. I emailed them but never heard back then today I got a small package from Beauty Con with the nail wraps!!! So cool!!!

  2. I did try this box! It’s a great box with lots of fun products. I may be a bit in the older side give getting this one, but I enjoyed it! Yes, I’ll be gifting that keychain, or swapping it. Not my bag baby…

  3. Is there a place where subscribers can go for information or updates regarding this issue? I just received my box today and I also did not receive the nail wraps and I have been so anxious to get them!? I checked my email, looked to see if Bunny had posted anything regarding the issue and if I didn’t read the comments on this review, I still wouldn’t have found out any information on this issue. Do I need to contact customer service or how do I know that I will still received my nail wraps?

  4. I tried to use your link to sign up but got this message: “We were unable to process your request at this time. Please try again later.”

    Does anyone know why?

    • Didn’t work for me either. I think I’m just going to go ahead and sign up with the $5 off promo code annaelizabethbff. Really liking this box.

      • Bummer! But thanks for the promo code, I’ll try that one. The summer box is supposed to be the biggest one yet.

      • Just got my box out of the mailbox today after checking the shipping online. I was late signing up so it may still be available. After trying many beauty boxes this is by far my favorite. I think it’s a great value for the $ with products you actually need and use. I already used my $20 card. I got the crazy set of alien magnets- so cute, Only cost $4.50 in shipping. Since I keep terrible track of my boxes- they’re always a pleasant surprise when received so the late shipping on this box probably not gonna bother me much.

    • Didn’t work for me either.

  5. Sounds like the delay might actually have been because of the nail wraps not arriving and when they did the added testing to make sure. Many companies also like to have something in place before shipping to let you know why. Anyway, glad you got it. I did get mine w/nail wraps and they are cute. Totally with you on the Keychain, not my style. However if you read her review of her box she wanted to personalize it and that is actually one of her babydolls. She like the antique kind and finds the imperfections of them beautiful. Bunny is quite unique.

    • Oh and the DollKills, they have some great makeup over there! I got some LimeCrime which I had never picked up before, really liking it!

  6. Christina Barry (Beautycon)
    Apr 27, 18:51
    Dear Brooke,

    We wanted to take a moment to thank you for being a loyal Beautycon Box subscriber and share some important news regarding the current Spring Box. As a member of the Beautycon family, we truly appreciate your sense of style and expectation of excellence, which is why we take the quality of our Beautycon Box contents very seriously.

    One of our partner brands for the Spring Box, NCLA, did a very honorable thing and alerted us that their latest shipment of NCLA Grav3yardgirl Nail Wraps – Instant Nail fashion wraps had a slight design flaw and would not be up to our quality standards. The Beautycon quality control team tested the product and determined that indeed, the product is not up to the standards of our subscribers and as a result, was not shipped in our Spring Boxes until the flawed product can be replaced. The good news is that everyone will receive the product; NCLA has vowed to replace them. The moment we receive the replacements, they will be shipped directly to each subscriber.

    Rather than delay shipping boxes to our subscribers, we asked many of you what you would prefer and we listened…ship the Spring Boxes as soon as possible and send us the NCLA product the moment it arrives!

    To be absolutely clear, all NCLA Instant Nail Fashion Wraps shipped to date are perfect quality and not flawed whatsoever. It is only a limited run of recent NCLA products that were flawed and were never sent to our boxing facility. This email is simply to let you know why some recently ordered boxes will ship without the product; however, your NCLA Instant Nail Fashion Wraps will be sent very soon. While the exact date is dependent upon the replacement shipment from NCLA, we will get them to you as soon as possible. We appreciate your patience.

    Our subscribers deserve the absolute best and we wanted you all to know that our quality control team is here to make sure your box contents are up to your standards. Thank you for your understanding, our subscribers are the best in the world and we are so grateful for your patience and understanding.

    Thank you,
    Beautycon Support

    • Is there a place where subscribers can go for information or updates regarding this issue? I just received my box today and I also did not receive the nail wraps and I have been so anxious to get them!? I checked my email, looked to see if Bunny had posted anything regarding the issue and if I didn’t read the comments on this review, I still wouldn’t have found out any information on this issue. Do I need to contact customer service or how do I know that I will still received my nail wraps?

  7. Unrelated, I saw someone post some spoilers on the next Target Beauty Box!

  8. Did you get the Dolls Kill Gift card for $20?
    I’m so sorry you went thru this. I actually subbed thru your website when you first reviewed this box.
    I received my box a while ago. I’m already done with most my beauty samples and I love everything in the box. I did receive the nail wraps and they were so awesome. Some were of bunny too. Maybe if you email then again, they’ll send you the wraps.
    I just wanted you to know after I subbed from your site, everything was perfect and on time for me. So thank you Liz very much.

  9. I was shocked to see you just got yours. I did get mine at the end of March. It was supposed to be my first box, I am VERY frustrated with the customer service. It took a very long time to get a response (2 emails sent) they blew off my first one . Mine had nothing missing but they happened to pawn off a winter box on me, stating the winter box orders stopped 2 days after I subscribed at the end of February. I have proof of Instagram posts that the box starts when it launches. As well as pics of the FAQS section which contradict made up dates that where NOT available. I told them they are very wrong based on ALL the FAQ’s listed and several times under several sub headings…. If you receive a box in March….why wait until I think stated was March 7 (they said that’s when they started selling spring) to start subscribing for March when in Feb they state hurry up or you’ll miss out. Same as they did for winter (they launched that nov. by Dec 1st people where already getting winter in the mail) . They stated they will relay my finding to the team, and haven’t heard anything again. They are going to lose a customer because they want to treat me like I’m in the wrong when I KNOW HOW TO READ. They don’t care. I plan to do a charge back on 1 box cost because I waited I didn’t want winter, nothing said I would get it…. It all referred to Spring. (Sorry about the rant, I’m blown away by their disregard because they already have my $)

  10. what does that mean re the paypal and shipping issues? I paid via paypal. And had free shipping in my annual. I canceled the recurring since I don’t want it for more than one year. I had to reach out to them to find out where my spring was. they said they needed to charge me shipping. i sent proof that I was given an offer of free shipping. still no box. they are a mess. they can’t keep track of their offers. I personally don’t want to deal with it all. I don’t want to be following up w. a box. they are still supposedly working something out w/ paypal. what? I don’t know. I already prepaid for everything (box + included shipping). they shouldn’t need to work anything out w/ them in order for me to get my box.

  11. I am REALLY unhappy about the nail wraps missing from my box, as that is one of the items I was looking forward to most. Their customer service will definitely be hearing about it.

    • The nail wraps were awesome. I was really thinking of ordering another box if it was still available. I got two more of the key chains on EBay. One for my sister and one for my cousin. I still end up giving away half the items, but I would like to be able to buy items like the nail wraps separately.

      • Btw I saw the bff nail wraps on amazon

      • Trying to get approved for swaps because both of these are up for trades, but not sure when I will be approved or how that works.

      • I’ve been approved for swaps and kind of get the gist of it. Just haven’t jumped in with the swapping.

      • I just looks, seems there are 14 of the Bunny nail wraps up for swaps. Maybe you can trade for some more?

    • I didn’t get any nail wraps in my box either. Did you get them after you contacted customer support?

  12. I did not receive the nail wraps either. Grrrr! Thank you Liz for mentioning their odd cancelation policy. I’m going to give it a shot. I love Bunny, and I liked the box fine….but not enough to stay with it.

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