Walmart Beauty Box Review – Summer 2021
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About Walmart Beauty Box
The Subscription Box: Walmart Beauty Box
The Cost: $6.98 + free shipping
The Products: Beauty samples from brands carried by Walmart.
Ships to: The U.S. only
Walmart Beauty Box Summer 2021 Review
When you sign up you will answer a series of questions about your skin tone, skin concerns, hair type, and more. The answers are used to provide a more personalized experience so that they can tailor your box to you.
As you probably know, the Walmart Beauty Box has undergone a few changes in the past year, including a slight price increase, but with that, we have also been receiving this informative pamphlet featuring all of the items that could possibly be included in your quarterly box. Interestingly enough, the pamphlet now excludes the blurb about receiving six products but does offer small summaries about each item, their full-size prices, and a photo. This quarter they offered 13 different items, and I received six of them.
Cetaphil Sheer Mineral Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 50 – Estimated Value $1.50 (Buy a 3 oz container for $20.05)
As a farmer’s daughter, I have spent most of my life outdoors basking in the sun either on a tractor or pulling weeds in the garden. Sunscreen was definitely not a priority for me in my younger years and I have paid for it. Two separate punch biopsies later, I escaped the diagnosis of skin cancer, but had I not taken care of it when I did, I was told that may have not been the case. Now I have two long scars reminding me of the importance of a yearly mole check and sunscreen.
I was interested to see how this brand would work. I have used Cetaphil for years, though I was not familiar with their sunscreen line until now. I have extremely acne-prone skin (as a young teen I was prescribed Accutane) and I found this sheer mineral sunscreen to keep my skin protected without causing breakouts or irritation. Because the sample was small, I only used this on my face while we were camping and the results were impressive.
It’s pretty light in texture but goes on with the typical white streaks of mineral sunscreen. With a little gentle rubbing, my face was back to its normal shade and wasn’t greasy at all – it didn’t even look like I had sunscreen on, which is quite an amazing feat. Another quality I admire about this sunscreen is the lack of scent – I can pick up on a tiny whiff of an “unscented lotion” type scent. Like I said above, I used this tube on my face only while we were camping, and I have to say, I managed to make it through the 90-degree full-blown sunshine all weekend without any evidence of a sunburn! Overall I am quite impressed!
Cetaphil Extra Gentle Daily Scrub – Estimated Value $0.40 (Buy a 6 oz container for $7.36)
I love face scrubs and found this extra gentle daily scrub to be just what I needed for daily use. Once a week or so, I use St. Ives Apricot Scrub as it helps the texture of my skin, but it is definitely too harsh to use daily. This Cetaphil version offers a really light clean scent and has just enough scrubbies to leave my face feeling clean and renewed, without the dryness that the Apricot scrub sometimes leaves. I definitely will be adding this to my daily shower routine!
Listerine Ready! Tabs 8 Pack – Estimated Value $1.99 (Buy a 24 pack for $5.97)
Now, these are something different…I am quite familiar with Listerine, using the mouthwash and breath strips in the past, but these tabs piqued my interest. Words I associate with Listerine include: fire-breathing, intense, and hot, so after reading I would be “chewing, swishing, and swallowing” these tabs, I contemplated having a large amount of water nearby. Thankfully, these little square tabs were minty without making my mouth feel like it was on fire. Admittedly, it felt a little odd to chew this disintegrating mint for 10 seconds and then swish around for 30 seconds, followed by swallowing, but it really did help my mouth feel fresh and clean. To really put these to the test, I tried one after my morning coffee (my kids HATE my coffee breath) and they thought I had skipped the coffee and brushed my teeth. Now, do you think these will work that well with garlic breath? That’ll be my next test!
Suave Pink 3-Step Hair Regimen
Having highlighted hair, I usually stick to salon-recommended brands, but I found this sample packet quite handy for our recent camping trip. Usually, I find sample shampoos hard to open and a mess, but these packets opened easily, and squeezed out great, leaving no waste. I have long hair, so this only gave me enough for one use, but I enjoyed the floral scent and found it left my camping hair clean, and soft. I typically don’t have frizzy hair, so I didn’t notice a difference when I used the anti-frizz cream but was happy to give it a go. While I won’t be switching to Suave Pink for my daily routine, I was happy to give it a try, and actually would like a few more of these samples to have on hand for our next camping adventure!
Dollar Shave Club Shave Butter – Estimated Value $1.16 (Buy a 6 oz container for $6.97)
Typically I use soap to shave my legs largely because my kids tend to use up my shaving cream for craft activities, so I was excited to try out this shave butter by Dollar Shave Club. Not foamy like typical shaving cream, this thick, translucent substance really did feel like butter on my legs. Because it goes on clear, I was able to see the hairs I was shaving, unlike cream. Being lightly scented, I picked up on a clean, woodsy aroma that didn’t irritate my skin. The ultimate test would be my husband’s face, but because I haven’t seen that in years, my legs will have to do! I am impressed, and because it comes in a lotion style container, my kids steered clear – no shaving cream finger painting today boys!
NYX Bare With Me Cannabis Radiant Primer – Full Size! $14.97
Make-up items are my favorite, and when I receive one in full size, I squeal with delight. I recently ran out of primer, so I was extra excited to give this cannabis-infused version a try. Made in the USA, this pearlesque primer goes on light with a very slight shimmery effect. I used this in a variety of ways including: by itself, over sunscreen, under foundation, and with sunscreen and foundation, and had good results. I do have acne-prone skin, and it didn’t cause any breakouts, but I also haven’t used it when my skin is most irritable. I haven’t used a lot of cannabis-infused makeup products in the past, so I can’t say whether or not that is a main component in my results, but I found that this primer did help blur my skin’s imperfections and gave me a dewy summer look that I appreciate.
Each day of our camping trip I applied the Cetaphil sunscreen and layered it with the NYX “Bare With Me” primer. I was satisfied with the results and will be adding them to my daily routine!
Verdict: I have to say, the Summer Walmart Box was not what I was expecting, but somehow had everything I needed. Being two cycles into the increased quarterly price, I was extremely happy to see the full-size makeup item that I happened to love. Generally, sunscreen and shampoo aren’t my favorite items to receive in a subscription box, but because it’s camping season I really appreciated these travel-sized items and used every item I received. What did you think of this box?
The total value of this quarter’s box came out to be about $21.02, which is 3 times the cost of the box! Keep it up Walmart!
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? You’ll likely receive the Summer box as your Walmart Beauty Box. Also, please note that sales tax will be charged for subscribers in the states listed here. From Walmart Beauty Box:
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Value Breakdown: At $6.98 shipping for this box and 6 items, you are paying approximately $1.13 per item.
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