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Beauty Box 5 Subscription Review + Coupon – December 2016


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 & $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.

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Each Beauty Box 5 comes with a description card. This month’s theme is Party Perfect!


Now, onto the items!


Jelly Pong Pong Cosmetics Liquid Gossamer – FULL SIZE! Value $23

This liquid highlighter is gorgeous! It has a coppery hue, tons of shimmer, and it is super easy to blend into your skin, too. (You can also blend a little of this with your body lotion for a shimmery glow all over.)

And, extra good news, this product is free of parabens, sulfates, and phthalates, too!

(Swatched in lower photo.)


HIKARI Lipgloss in Merlot – FULL SIZE! Value $13

(Shade not indicated on the card, so it may vary for subscribers.)


This color is gorgeous! It has a good amount of pigment and shine, and it is not too sticky, either. (The downside for me is that this lip gloss is formulated with parabens.)

Here it is swatched above the Liquid Gossamer:


I’m loving both of the shades this month!


Amlactin Cerapeutic Restoring Body Lotion – 2 oz Value $2.40

This lotion is great for dry winter skin. A little goes a long way, and it left a slight oily feel on my skin, but it definitely did the job of hydrating my skin instantly.


Neutrogena Rainbath Shower Gel – 1 oz Value $.70

This shower gel, unfortunately, contains an ingredient I’m allergic to, (Red 40), so I couldn’t sample it, but it will be donated! (I can tell you it smells lovely, though!)


Professional Freezing Finish Spray – 2 oz Value $1


This hairspray added texture and hold – I would recommend using this for hairstyles where you want your hair to stay perfectly in place. (Not for situations where you want to run your fingers through your hair, though!)


And this box also included a $20 gift card code to Your Minerals. (This doesn’t apply to the $4.95 shipping cost, but many items are around the $20 price point, so you could get a full-sized eyeshadow for about $6.)

Verdict: This month’s Beauty Box 5 has a value of about $40! I think that’s great for a $12 box! And I think both of the makeup items this month are gorgeous, plus I’ll use just about everything else.

What do you think about the December Beauty Box 5? Did you like this month’s box?

FYI – If you sign up for a Beauty Box 5 subscription by the 21st of December, the December box will be your first box!

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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!

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Comments (12)

  1. I got the Hikari lip gloss in Salsa, a bright red that reminds me of Taylor Swift’s red, and not a color I could ever pull off. I mixed a teeny bit of the Liquid Gossamer with it and got a bright pink that was much more doable for me. Later I tried the Salsa alone, and actually liked it! I love BB5 so much, and I’m so excited about the coming year of getting 12 boxes for $7 each with the Better Than Black Friday deal that MSA got — thank you!

  2. Skip this box. Rip off and cheap.

  3. I am SO disappointed I this box and can’t cancel. I have become a box junkie. I thought it was a good deal, but it is just cheap. Yuck. I can’t cancel either. Disputing the charge, as they won’t work with me in anyway. Seems like a pretty common complaint from other reviews. Skip this one.

    • With respect, I would never dispute a charge if I just had buyer’s remorse. With the BBF deal, it is really just the cost of Starbucks visit each month; I’d just cut my losses and accept as a lesson learned. I’ve bought a couple of their boxes on sale just for one item with value that exceeded the cost of the box. Hopefully, you can average a usable item each month and maybe swap or donate the rest?

    • I cancelled with no problem, then re subscribed with the Black Friday deal. What problems did folks have with cancellations?

  4. I received both of my boxes and am pretty happy with them. It had 4 full sized items which is amazing. I love the liquid gossamer so I’m happy i got two. I got two different shades of the Hikari lip gloss, Merlot which i like and Sand. Sand is a grayish brown color and is horrible looking. It makes me look like i have no lips and washes out my complexion. YUCK.

    • I don’t know why but I love color’s with gray in them wish I would have got that

  5. I loved the jelly pong pong,the color is beautiful and doesn’t look like anything I have.I also received the Hikari in merlot ,I really like these lip glosses this is my third color.Im on overload on lotions ,bath and hair items but I’m ok with it because those stockings will be full .Also sending some things to those deployed with my son ,I’m sure I’m sure they will be loved.

  6. I got the color named Fate, a medium wine color that actually matches my natural lips so I like it. It is one of those really sticky ones tho!
    I’m always thinking I’m going to quit this sub but I end up using everything in it. And right now my skin is so dry from the furnace running that I welcome anything to give me moisture on my body!
    I always buy those travel hairsprays and love when I get one-I have long hair that I also ponytail and yes, I need the heavy glue to keep my frizzy ‘s down.
    Once again this is a great box for me and I’m happy with it.

  7. Can’t wait to get mine!

    • My daughter and I have so many lipsticks/glosses we don’t know what to do with haha.

      I got in on this box on Black Friday, I am getting this box for $7 per month! Can’t beat that.

      • Same!

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