Walmart Beauty Box “Hello Sunshine” Review – Summer 2019
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About Walmart Beauty Box
The Box: Walmart Beauty Box
The Cost: $5 (ships quarterly) + free shipping
The Products: Beauty samples from brands carried by Walmart.
Ships to: The US only
Good to Know: Here is when each season starts shipping: Winter – January, Spring – March, Summer – July, Fall – October.
Walmart Beauty Box “Hello Sunshine” Summer 2019 Review
When you sign up you will answer a series of questions such as your ethnicity, hair color, skin concerns and a few other preferences. The answers are used provide a more personalized experience so that they can tailor your box to you.
We received a little card listing our theme, Hello Sunshine, along with some info about reviewing the products and a link to a survey.
Bic Soleil Sensitive Disposable Razor – Estimated Value $1.99 (Buy a pack of 3 for $5.97)
The first item in our box was a disposable razor. This pink razor is pretty substantial for a disposable and it provided a very gentle shave. I actually think it would be very difficult to nick yourself with this one, which would make it a great starting razor for a teen! It gave me a close shave and I didn’t experience any irritation, and while I won’t be switching from my preferred razor, I definitely think this could be a great contender in a pinch and will be perfect for my travel toiletry bag!
Blistex Lip Vibrance, 0.13 oz – Full Size! Retail Value $2.44
Today was the first chilly day we’ve had and a great reminder that it’s almost chapstick season for me and my dry skin! This Lip Vibrance tube provides just enough moisture and a sheer deep pink tint that has a hint of shimmer. This formula is SPF 15 rated and the tube even has a tiny mirror on the end of it for touch-ups on the go.
Teleties Small Hair Coil – Estimated Value $2.66 (Buy 3 for $7.99)
I was excited to see this next item as I was recently introduced to this company through another subscription box and fell in love with them. I use one on my wrist daily and while it may look like every other cord hair tie, this one is much skinnier and so much more comfortable for me to wear on both my wrist and in my hair. I am also really digging this ridiculously bright color! Another added bonus is that this company donates to FORCE and I always appreciate a company that gives back!
TRESemme Between Washes Volumizing Dry Shampoo, 1.15 oz – Estimated Value $0.94 (Buy a 7.3 oz bottle for $5.98)
This travel-size dry shampoo smells light and fresh and goes on clear leaving no residue. I was really impressed to find that it actually volumized my hair giving it a much-needed lift at the roots. I wear my hair up a lot so when I use dry shampoo it’s mostly just to freshen up, but I feel like this will be great for those in-between days when my hair starts to go limp!
Neutrogena Blackhead Eliminating Pore Strip to Scrub – Estimated Value $1.62 (Buy a 6 pack for $6.97)
This pack came with one pore strip which was basically a little strip of solid soap that you apply to your wet nose. Then you leave it on for a few minutes before wetting it and massaging it onto your nose. I found that it was really hard to scrub off and I didn’t notice any difference in my pores and blackheads afterward. It was a bit underwhelming for me, but I’m glad to know I can rule this product out in the future since I’ve had the chance to sample it.
Salon Perfection One and Done Brow Pomade in Dark Brown, 3.2 g – Full Size! Retail Value $5.97
This brow pomade set is presented nicely and comes with a little pot of creamy pomade and a double-ended wand with a precision brush on one end and a spoolie on the other. I found that a little bit goes a long way, especially for someone like me, who goes lighter on her brows.
Here is it swatched with a blended line and a solid line using the precision brush. That’s the Lip Vibrance swatched below.
Here are my awkward brow shots (I am also wearing the Lip Vibrance here!). The first shot is me with the brow pomade applied according to the directions. The pigment is good and the spoolie does a great job at blending it into my brows. The second photo is my naked brow and the third photo is one eyebrow done and one bare (not my best look – ha!). In the last photo I have pomade on both brows. On a daily basis, I don’t do anything with my brows makeup-wise because it always sticks out to me and looks strange when I see my reflection and this color is much too dark to be in my comfort zone, even though I used the lightest of applications here.
Garnier Fructis Damage Repairing Treat 1 Minute Hair Mask with Papaya Extract, 0.40 oz – Estimated Value $0.35 (Buy a 3.4 oz jar for $2.97)
The last item I received is this one-minute hair mask with papaya extract. It smelled nice and fruity although the scent didn’t linger and it says you can use it as a conditioner, a mask, or even a leave-in conditioner. I tried it as a mask and I started with half the packet, but it didn’t feel like it was spreading very evenly throughout my hair so I went ahead and used the entire pack. Normally with a mask, I would expect it to soften and work through any tangles in my hair, but I almost felt like this formula made it worse and my hair was nowhere near soft. I found my hair to be less manageable and kind of dry afterward, so this mask is definitely not for me.
Verdict: This box has an estimated value of $15.97 which is pretty great for a $5 box! This box had a great summer vibe with the dry shampoo, that bright Teletie, and a disposable razor to test out. I love that we also received a full-size Lip Vibrance and brow pomade, even though the color of that one wasn’t quite right for me. The hair mask and pore strip were both kind of duds for me, but they were also the only two single-use items in the box, so I can’t complain. Overall, this was a pretty solid box!
To Wrap Up:
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Value Breakdown: At $5 for this box, here’s what you are paying approximately per item:
- Bic Soleil Razor: $0.62
- Lip Vibrance: $0.76
- Teletie: $0.83
- TRESemme Dry Shampoo: $0.29
- Neutrogena Pore Strip: $0.52
- Brow Pomade: $1.87
- Garnier Fructis Mask: $0.11
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