Wednesday, July 23, 2014

July 2014 Beauty Box 5 - Review and Unboxing

Beauty Box 5 is a monthly subscription box that costs $12 a month US, $30 quarterly, and $99 a year. *Up until this month Beauty Box 5 had free shipping to Canada. They recently sent an email to all Canadian customers that on their next billing date, we will be charged $3 a box for shipping - making the box $15 all together!

So lucky for me - I signed up for Beauty Box 5 in May 2014 for the whole year! They had a promotional code for $12 off a year - so I got a full year for $87. This worked out to $97.60 Canadian with the exchange rate so $8.14 a month! I am not sure if I will renew next year with the price increase but I will be reviewing until May 2015 and making my decision then!

Here is a look at my July 2014 Beauty Box 5:

This month's theme is: Defining moments! Using the items in this box to celebrate the events that made you an amazing women. 

Here is a closer look at the products inside:

H2O plus Aqualibrium Marine Cleansing Gel ~ sample size 8 ml for $1.13 (full size 169 ml for $24). Made with sea salt and marine botanicals. This is quite a small sample size so I have not tried the product - I will save it for when I go away for a night or two! It is a great size for that!

SimySkin Anti-aging Eye Serum ~ sample size 0.17 oz for $11.90 (full size is 1 oz for $70). Said to be a revolutionary eye serum to target puffy eyes, diminish wrinkles and regenerate skin cells. Use after washing face and before applying moisturizer! I tried it last night and it was nice and smooth - the best part was your only need a little tiny bit so even this tiny sample should last me a while!

Body Drench Candy Licious Lips in "Cotton Candy" ~ full size $3.99. Made with beeswax, coconut oil, and vitamin E. This is nice and smooth and smells great. I love lip balm and can never have enough in my collection - this will happily get used!

HASK Argan Oil Intense Deep Conditioning Hair Treatment ~ $2.39 for 1.75 oz. Restore dry & damaged hair to deliver results that last up to 2 weeks! This sample pouch contains enough for 2 deep conditioning treatments.

Revlon Bold Lacquer Mascara in "Blackest Black" ~ full size $7.99. So, sometimes I can be a bit of a make-up snob; I honestly can't remember the last time that I used Revlon Mascara. I do think it is great to find an inexpensive mascara for everyday wear, so I am happy to try this and use it! 

So for $8.14, I received 5 products with a total of $27.40. The small sample of eye serum definitely helped up the value of this box. Everything in this box will be used - I am happy to see 2 full sized items; however, I would say the 3 samples in this box are quite small.

What did you think of this month's Beauty Box 5? And what do you think of the new shipping charge to Canada?


  1. The mascara looks great on you. I love cotton candy scented products, so the lip gloss sounds great!

    1. Thank you! I loove cotton candy too (even my perfume is cotton candy scented) so this was great for me! BB5 sometimes has a lower value than most people like but they still send some great products!