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This is a review of the Trendsetter Beauty Box.
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About Walmart Beauty Box
The Box: Walmart Beauty Box
The Cost: $5 (ships once a season) + free shipping
The Products: Beauty samples from brands carried by Walmart.
Ships to: the US only
Walmart Beauty Box "Hydration Heroes" Winter 2018 Review
I used to subscribe to this box a long time ago, and since then it looks like they have added a lot of questions to their sign-up page, hopefully, to provide a more personalized experience to subscribers. They ask your ethnicity, hair color, skin concerns, and a few other preferences. I selected dry skin and hair for mine, so this hydration-themed box is definitely a good choice for me!
*Note: I did sign up for this box at the beginning of April and received this winter box and I am not sure when their cut off date is, but you should be able to tell from the confirmation email they send which box you'll be receiving!
We received this little card giving us the box theme of Hydration Heroes as well as some info about reviewing the products and a link to a survey.
Walmart Cosmetic Bag
I think it's fun that Walmart Beauty Box is stepping up their game and included this hydration-themed cosmetic bag in the box. It's the perfect size to hold our goodies, and while I may not use this because I have plenty already, I think my daughter will enjoy keeping her "treasures" inside!
Olay Daily Facials, 1 Cloth - Estimated Value $0.14 (Buy a 66-count for $8.99)
This Daily Facial is actually a dry cloth that you wet then work into a lather in your hands before rubbing it on your face for cleansing. It felt kind of weird to rub the soap onto my face with the cloth instead of just using my hands and since it is a bit of a rougher cloth, it was exfoliating, but not necessarily comfortable on my skin. In addition to a cleanser and exfoliator, this cloth is also meant to remove makeup, tone, and hydrate your face, although I had to go over my eye makeup several times to remove it all. Then, I rinsed the cloth and wiped the soap off of my face with it. I usually use reusable cotton rounds at home, so this product feels a bit wasteful to me, but I do have to say, my skin looked great after using it!
Pantene Pro-V Rescue Shots Ampoules, 1 Ampuole - Estimated Value $1.66 (Buy 3 for $4.97)
I was not too excited about this product because I have quite the stash of hair masks in my bathroom right now, but this rescue shot ampoule really surprised me! I have never colored my hair so I don't have any damage from that, but I do have a lot of post-partum breakages and some split ends, and I swear after using this stuff, the ends of my hair looked great! I let my hair completely air dry with no product (which I never do) and it was so smooth and healthy looking! You don't even have to leave the formula on to sit, you simply work it into the ends of your hair and rinse right away. This tube is actually three treatments, but I have already used it twice and still have some for at least two more uses!
SooAE Unicorn Glow Hologram Mask - Retail Value $2.50
I wanted to like this mask, but it was just not for me. The "hologram" effect is a layer of foil over the front (my husband said I looked like Bicentennial Man) that made it heavy and want to slip off of my face. Then when I removed the mask the serum did not absorb into my skin hardly at all, but instead felt really tacky, so much so that I washed it all off of my face.
Biore Charcoal Cleansing Micellar Water - 2.5 oz Value $1.62 (Buy a 10 oz bottle for $6.47)
I have tried a lot of other charcoal products, but this is the first time I've seen it in micellar water! I used this on what I thought was a clean face and I actually came away with some dirt, so I think it definitely works! It does tingle slightly when I put it on and while it says you can use it without rinsing, I still opted to rinse afterward since I could still feel a bit of residue on my face.
Curel Hydra Therapy Wet Skin Moisturizer, 2 oz. - Estimated Value $2.15 (Buy an 8-ounce bottle for $8.58)
I have actually purchased this item before and while it is not my favorite due to the smell (which is mild and unisex, but just a bit blah for me), I love the convenience of this stuff! You lather it on just before you get out of the shower and it absorbs quickly so that you can towel dry right away. It leaves my skin feeling smooth and fairly hydrated and is such a simple way to moisturize dry skin when you might be in a hurry!
Verdict: This box has an estimated value of $8.07 (not including the cosmetic bag) which is ok for a $5 box. I really liked the Rescue Shots and I was glad to receive a sheet mask, even though it didn't work out as well as I had hoped. I thought the sample sizes were pretty good and I liked that there was a theme along with a cosmetic bag. Overall, not too bad for a $5 box.
To Wrap Up:
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Value Breakdown: At $5 for this box, here’s what you are paying approximately per item:
- Walmart Cosmetic Bag: n/a
- Olay Daily Facials, 1 Cloth: $0.09
- Pantene Pro-V Rescue Shots Ampoules, 1 Ampuole: $1.03
- SooAE Unicorn Glow Hologram Mask: $1.55
- Biore Charcoal Cleansing Micellar Water: $1.00
- Curel Hydra Therapy Wet Skin Moisturizer: $1.33
What do you think of the Winter Walmart Beauty Box? Did you get the Classic or Trendsetter box?