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Beauty Box 5 Subscription Box Review + Coupon – June 2016

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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.

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

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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

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.

Good to know: Past boxes can still be purchased!

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Each Beauty Box 5 comes with a description card. This month’s theme is “Made in the Shade”. (Side note: The first thing to come to mind after reading the theme was the emoji wearing sunglasses.) Given the theme I thought they would have chosen different artwork but it is a unique pattern. As always, I love how they list every item given, along with the price and if it’s full-size or not.

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This month Beauty Box 5 included a card that has a code to get $5 off a Beauty Box 5 purchase, awesome! Order must total $5+ USD before applying code & it’s not valid on subscriptions.


Manna Kadar Radiance Bronzer and Highlighter-FULL SIZE! $24.00

I’m not familiar with this brand and after using it I like it so I’m happy to be introduced to it. I’ve started incorporating highlighters in my weekend makeup routine so I’m happy to have more. The bronzer compliments my skin nicely and I use bronzer everyday so that works for me too. The duo split pan is perfect for travel or to throw in my purse so this is a def keeper. I also think that both of these shades could double as eye shadow too because they are such good pigment!

Versaspa Gradual Tanning Face Moisturizer– Deluxe Sample 0.25 oz.: $4.38

I’ve been using this for a few days now and haven’t noticed much of a difference. I also just returned from a beach vacation and got very tan so that could be why. When I first opened the tube I was expecting a brown tinted cream, instead its white but goes on completely clear. According to the Versaspa website, this face moisturizer instantly hydrates skin, blurs fine lines and creates a beautiful tan. It has a unique blend of green & brown marine algae to moisturize, oxygenate and detoxify skin for a beautiful tan. You are supposed to use it daily to achieve maximum results, it’s for all skin tones and is formulated with Eco-Cert DHA and Erythrulose. Overall I feel indifferent about this product- didn’t hate or love it.


Prestige Cosmetics Brow & Lash Brush– FULL SIZE! $3.25

A brow & lash brush is one of those items that I don’t want to purchase but am happy to receive! I have thicker eyebrows and have to use eye gel to keep them in check so I don’t really use the brush feature. The lash comb comes in super handy when my eyelashes decide they don’t want to cooperate. The comb removes excess mascara and clumps like a champ so I’m keeping.

Sweep Beauty Oval Face Brush– FULL SIZE! $15.00

I have never seen a face brush quite like this before. According to the description card, you use this brush to gently dust on highlighter or precisely place bronzer or blush on your cheeks. It can also be used to apply liquid foundation. This is seriously one of the softest brushes I have ever used. It blended my bronzer like a pro so I’m a fan! It’s already sitting nicely in my makeup bag.

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I wanted you to be able to see how tall the brush bristles are.


Pur-Lisse Blue Lotus + Seaweed Treatment Sheet Mask– FULL SIZE! $8.00

I love love love masks! Unfortunately I used a mask the day before receiving this one so I’m not able to try it out until next week (womp womp :/). I like to wait a week minimum between masks so I don’t over agitate my skin. According to the website, it’s a natural fiber mask infused with Blue Lotus, Seaweed and restorative Asian botanicals that deliver antioxidants and minerals to your skin. That sounds amazing & exotic so I can’t wait to try it out! I like that you don’t rinse after using the mask, you just rub the remaining product in once you remove it. Instructions also suggests popping the mask in the freezer a few minutes before use so it will have a cool relaxing feel.

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Back packaging of the Pur-Lisse Blue Lotus + Seaweed Treatment Sheet Mask.


Manna Kadar Highlighter (top swatch) and Manna Kadar Radiance Bronzer (bottom swatch). The bronzer looks very deep but it doesn’t look so harsh once blended.

Verdict: I enjoyed this month’s Beauty Box 5. I got quite a few practical beauty products like the brushes so I’m very happy! I will use everything except the face moisturizer mainly because I didn’t see huge results and prefer other moisturizers. I’m also super excited to try out the mask because it sounds heavenly! I calculated the value of this box to be at $54.63 which is higher than the $12 purchase price. Can’t wait to see next month’s theme!

What do you think about June’s Beauty Box 5? Did you like the Sweep Beauty Oval Face Brush?

Written by Nancy McNew

Nancy McNew

Nancy discovered the world of subscription boxes once she came across My Subscription Addiction in early 2013 and signed up for a few. She is a lover of all things fashion, weenie dogs, the 70s and unique finds in subscription boxes.

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. Is there a new code for another bonus item? It looks like the Marsk eyeshadow one expired in July. I’m thinking about doing a 3 month sub to this, to check it out! I don’t see the July review up yet.

  2. Is recommend giving the VersaSpa gradual tanning moisturizer a better try once you don’t already have a tan…because that’s the whole point of the product……….it’s actually a great product. I received it in my Glossybox, 2 of those tubes, last month. I’m very fair complected and this gave me a realistic tan and decently moisturized. I’ve worn it both during the day under makeup, and overnight so that is wake up with a bit of sun kissed color. I would try it again when you can get logical real results…

    • Thanks for the mini-review of this product. I, too received a few of these over the past month or two. I tried it several nights (maybe 4-5) and was frustrated. I was cleaning out my ridiculous stash of products/samples last night & just sat & stared at this. Like, should I or shouldn’t I throw them? I’m really glad I didn’t! I start up again, tonight.. I’m just hoping to get a little bit of a sun=kissed look. I can’t believe how pale I am! I’m also proud of myself, because living on the West Coast, I’ve been in the sun, without SPF, for wayyyy too long. I was always in the mindset that I was invisible (especially in my teens & 20’s). But after hitting 40, I was like.. WHAT IS HAPPENING TO MY SKIN! So.. I’m very glad you spoke up. Looking forward to getting a nice glow, from a bottle. XO

  3. Loved this box!! The oval brush is so nice!! My daughter wants it and i told her I’m keeping it!!? i love the different things i get in this box. Well worth the money.

  4. The bronzer and highlighter look beautiful! I love using sheet masks. Great box.

  5. Anyone Know if I signed up today if June would be my first box?

    • The last day to get the June box was the 21st unfortunately.

  6. It is a great box! And I love Manna Kadar products but unfortunately my bronzer/ highlighter duo arrived smashed. Customer service was very nice and sent a replacement, however it was an eyeshadow that I already have instead of the duo ?. The mask is also a really good one, I’ve used it a few times.

    • I have gotten smashed up compacts from this brand as well. I like the products, but they don’t seem to ship well.

  7. Was this a box that was only available to Canada?

    • I live in Alabama and my box was the same.

  8. Awesome value for $12. I’ll keep an eye on this sub.

  9. This box seems to be getting better so this might be added to my list when i have some extra cash after all my travels this summer 🙂 The tools & value are awesome!

  10. Just signed up for the yearly ! Looks like they have really stepped up !
    Has anyone received the free eyeshadow ? , hope I get one

    • I did. My daughter stole it but it is a very sparkly white.

    • I got the eyeshadow in my first box. I really like this box.

      • Awesome !

        • I got the eyeshadow (micro sized!) in my box. It’s sparkly white too.

    • When you signed up, did they ask you about hair color or skin color?

      • No they didn’t , shoot

        • If you signed up for emails and alerts it will link you back to their website. From their under Profile (I think) or rather “survey” you’ll have the option to put in your coloring and preferences.

  11. I use sheet masks every single day without issue. (It is the only way I can get through both Beauteque Mask Maven and TutiiMask in a month, plus make a dent in my stash.)

  12. The Sweep brush looks pretty cool!

    • I recently bought a whole set of similar (oval toothbrush shaped) makeup brushes from amazon. I love them! And they were inexpensive…a little less than $25.00 for a 10 piece set. They also have very cool looking ones with metallic handles but they weren’t prime eligible and I’m impatient.

      • That sounds awesome! Thank you for telling me! 🙂

  13. This looks like a good box to try. For sure we will get the extra promo using the link?

  14. I also loved everything in my box. My new favorite sub.

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