Wednesday, July 23, 2014

July 2014 Beauty Box 5 - Review and Unboxing + Revlon Bold Lacquer Mascara Review!

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:

And here is a look inside:

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! Here is a look at what it looks like before and after on me! (3 coats - no touching or separating eyelashes after - please ignore the fact that I look like I just woke up, because I did!).

It is not as dramatic as the mascara I usually wear, but this is fine for an every day wearing to work mascara!

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.

If you are interested in signing up for Beauty Box 5, I would love it if you used my referral link here:

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!