Sunday, March 22, 2015

March Beauty Box 5 Review

Getting my monthly Beauty Box 5 is always a treat.  I find that they often include brands that I've never heard of before, which is fun because I view that as the whole point of subscriptions: to be introduced to new products.

*Disclaimer: This box was sent to See, Shop, Love! for review purposes.

As the name suggests, Beauty Box 5 sends five deluxe samples and/or full-sized products to your door for $12 a month.  Shipping is free within the U.S. and an extra $3 to Canadian addresses.  The items included can range from cosmetics to skincare to hair care, and even accessories!

  • Eslor Introductory Collection - Second Edition ($17.91 for four .17 fl oz packets) - This packet contains four foil samples, one each of the Eslor Chlorophyll Lifting Mask ($3.80), Firming Collagen Day Cream ($8.50), Soothing Refiner & Cleanser ($2.38), and Botanical Peeling Gel ($3.23).  Eslor uses the HPT System (hydrate, protect, and treat) to transform skin and effectively increase overall skin health.
  • Elite Therapeutics Rosemary Eucalyptus Body Creme ($1.19 for .5 fl oz) - I actually got a tube of this in another subscription this month but I'm happy to have a spare!  It smells great and is made with organic oils and healing aloe vera.  I love how silky smooth it feels.
  • Scandalous by Nanacoco Thickening Mascara ($4.99 for .33 oz, full-sized) - Nanacoco seems to pop up in Beauty Box 5 a lot, but I haven't tried any of their mascaras before.  It features a silicon ball brush to magnify lashes.
  • Laugh Out Loud by Nanacoco Lip Gloss ($3.99 for .22 fl oz, full-sized) - I got the shade The Lift and it's a pretty pink shimmer, but it looks very pigmented in the tube.  I kind of feel like the shade would be appropriate for a tween or teen, but I would still probably wear it.  The info card says it has a sweet smell too, but I haven't opened it yet to see.
  • Styli-Style Line & Seal Twist Mechanical Eyeliner ($4.99 for .01 oz, full-sized) - It seems like whenever I get an eyeliner from a subscription box it's always some shade of blue (this one is called Lapis).  I rarely wear eyeliner, and when I do it's black, so I most likely won't use this.  It has a creamy texture for smooth application and a twist-up design that stays sharpened.
Bottom Line: The total approximate retail value of this month's box is $33.07!  The box contained three full-sized items, and even though the Eslor samples were foil packets, the products are quite expensive so they have a high retail value.  I enjoyed this month's box, especially the Elite Therapeutics creme!

What do you think of Beauty Box 5?


  1. I got the Elite Therapeutics lotion in my Birchbox this month too, lol. I'm still waiting to receive my BB5... curious to see if I get the Eslor sampler too, because I got the same thing in another BB5 many months back.

  2. I wasn't too impressed with the Eslor cream (full size) we got in a Sample Society Box. It is ridiculously expensive and I wanted to love it because of that but no luck. This box seems pretty good for BB5, I have to admit. I've seen some pretty disappointing boxes most of the time and that has kept me from subscribing. What do you think overall?

    1. I like that they include a lot of color cosmetics because I feel like most boxes include more skincare. They don't include as many high-end brands as other boxes, but I think for $12 it's a pretty good deal. I would say that if you think most of the boxes were disappointing though then it might not be worth it for you.


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