Friday, October 10, 2014

October Beauty Box 5 Review

Beauty Box 5 is a subscription service that sends five full-sized products and luxury samples each month for only $12.  They ship to both the U.S. and Canada (shipping is an extra $3 to Canada).  What I really like about their boxes is that they include a good variety of items, including lots of great makeup but also beauty tools and more!

October's theme is "effortless allure," and the products inside were selected to help usher in "glamorous simplicity" with the fall.  I am always impressed at how Beauty Box 5 sends different types of products to sample, so you won't get a box that's predominantly skincare, or hair care, or something like that.  I prefer to get color cosmetics in my boxes, and this one had those plus a tool that I wouldn't have ever thought to buy but actually ended up being my favorite item in the box!

  • ChapStick Hydration Lock ($2.99) - I had gotten a lip balm from the ChapStick Hydration Lock line in a different box, but this one is actually not the exact same.  This line has two different varieties, and the one in this box is a day/night combo for skin protection and moisturizing.  ChapStick is not my favorite brand when it comes to lip balms, but this is a great idea for a product nonetheless.
  • Extend Your Beauty Cosmetic Tool ($5.49) - I love this!  It's a little spatula you can use to scoop out those last remaining bits of makeup that would otherwise go to waste.  I'll actually probably use this most on my myriad of lip balms; I hate when you get to the bottom of it and you can't push it up anymore, but there still is a little bit of product left to use.  I don't like to waste anything, so this will help me extend the life of my makeup!
  • Nanacoco Nail Polish ($3.95) - I've never used this brand before, but I am in love with the color!  Blues are my favorites, and shimmery blues are my favorite favorite.  This shade is called "Mermaid Lake," and it's a nice turquoise shimmer.  I think people usually associate bright blues with summer, but I like to wear them in the winter, too, because they remind me of icy weather.
  • Bellapierre Cosmetics Cheek and Lip Stain in Pink (~$11.40) - I like using cheek stains instead of powder blushes because they have better staying power, and this one is a really flattering shade of pink.  It's harder to tell because of the glare in the photo above, but it's a vibrant rose pink that I think would be flattering on everyone.
  • LashEm Picture Perfect Instant Wrinkle Reducer ($~1,34) - I don't have any issues with wrinkles currently, so this is the product I have the least use for in the box.  Beauty Box 5 was already anticipating this, though, and the informational card states that even if you don't have wrinkles, this can still be used as a primer regardless.
Bottom Line: October's box is a fun one!  I love the nail polish and the Extend Your Beauty spatula the most, but all of the products included are great.

*Disclaimer: This box was sent for review purposes.

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