Tuesday, December 30, 2014

December 2014 Beauty Box 5 - Sample Beauty Subscription Box Review

Beauty Box 5 is a monthly beauty sample subscription box that costs $12 US per month + $3 shipping to Canada. You can save money if you sign up for a longer subscription: $30 quarterly, or $99 a year (plus $3 shipping per month). 

I signed up for Beauty Box 5 when they had a promotional code for $12 off a year (and before they started charging for shipping!) - so I got a full year for $87. This worked out to $97.60 Canadian with the exchange rate so it works out to $8.14 a month for this subscription.

Beauty Box 5 is described as:

"Every month we'll send you a mix of makeup, beauty accessories, hair, skincare, fragrance, body, and nail products that we can't get enough of. Our secret? We share products that really work, so you'll receive luxury, drugstore, niche, eco-conscious, and even vegan brands.

Whether you're a cosmetic newbie or a beauty guru, identify yourself as adventurous and playful or classy and mature, like to splurge on high-end items or be a savvy spender, we have everything you're looking for."

This box has been referred to as the"starter beauty box" - it does not send many high end products and the value tends to be lower than other boxes but they often do have really good products.

Here is a look at the December 2014 Beauty Box 5:

And here is a look inside:

The theme for this month's box is:

"Merry & Bright" - backed with goodies to lift your spirits and brighten up your complexion. Here is a closer look at the products I received:

Jacqua - Cocoa Buttercream Frosting Hand Creme ~ travel size 2 oz for $12.50. Signature Cocoa Buttercream Frosting Hand Creme travel size. Perfect for the Cocoa Buttercream lover on the run and while traveling. Our purse-sized Cocoa Buttercream Frosting Hand Creme contains Meadow foam Seed Oil and is quickly absorbed so you can get back to your busy life!
This smells so good - I am a sucker for anything that smells like candy or baking! And while I receive a lot of hand creams, I use them all the time so no complaints!

Juice Beauty - Stem Cellular Moisturizer ~ sample size 0.26 oz for $9.94 (full size is 1.7 oz for $65). Moisturize with a proprietary blend of fruit stem cells infused into a Vitamin C, resveratrol-rich grapeseed formula to aggressively firm and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Certified organic, antioxidant-rich ingredients and plant oils hydrate and improve elasticity for lasting, advanced age defy results.
I am also a sucker for a good moisturizer - I use them a lot!! This is highly reviewed and I can see why! It smells fresh and it goes on super smooth - I am a fan!

Nanacoco Nail Polish in Diamond ~ full size $3.95. On-trend colors for fun fabulous looks. This heavily pigmented polish will have your nails looking their best in a flash.
This brand of nail polish has been in Beauty Box 5's before - I do like the glitter finish though!

Absolute! New York Nail Polish Remover Pads ~ full size 32 pads for $2.99. Change your mani as often as you change your mood with these pocket-sized handy nail polish remover pads. 
I do like the lemon scent of this. It isn't really an exciting product, but it works good! 

Lucky Brand - Lucky Number 6 ~ sample size $1 (full size is 1.7 oz for $15.99). For good fortune & happiness, mist on this flower-full blend of harmonious lotus, tiger lily, cashmere woods and jasmine.
This is too floral for me - while I don't mind getting perfume once in a while, this is just not the right scent for me! 

This month's Beauty Box 5 came with 5 items, and a total value of $30.38. I really like all of the products except for the perfume sample. This box was a big improvement from last month's! 

You can view my past Beauty Box 5 reviews hereWhat did you think of the December Beauty Box 5?

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